Informa says high among the confidence boosters are new, pro-active visa regulations, stimulus initiatives for businesses and start-ups, including 100% foreigner ownership outside of free zones.
“There is an overall consensus that the initiatives will have a positive effect in the medium-to-long-term,” explained Speller. “These highly proactive initiatives have delivered a clear focus on economic progression and sustainability which will cascade down to the real estate environment.”
Set against the backdrop of Ghadan 21, Cityscape Abu Dhabi will explore the future of regulatory and technological innovation with stellar participation from key Abu Dhabi government departments charged with delivering the initiatives.
And, given Abu Dhabi’s commitment to embracing advanced technology, Cityscape Abu Dhabi will also take on the proptech, looking at how AI, Blockchain and IoT are transforming many players in property management, construction, maintenance, land registration and legal services into high-tech ventures.
Cityscape Abu Dhabi will also feature free-to-attend Cityscape Talks education sessions which are dedicated to learning and networking. The Cityscape Talks platform includes seminars from renowned experts from varying real estate sectors who will outline how to maximise investments and identify market trends.
More than 80 developers and suppliers are expected at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Among the exhibitor line-up are: Aldar, this year’s Platinum Sponsor, Imkan Properties, Arada, Bloom Holding, Wahat Al Zaweya and Baniyas Investment & Development.