November 21, 2020
Msheireb Properties, the leading sustainable real estate development company in Qatar, organises the first-of-its-kind virtual summit in the region – “Doha Smart Cities Summit” to discuss the role of smart cities in a post-pandemic world.
The virtual summit will be held on November 24 through broadcast and digital transmission technology on Msheireb Properties’ social accounts, hosting local and international innovators and experts, including representatives from global leading smart cities, such as Amsterdam, Moscow, and Singapore.
Doha Smart Cities Summit is a virtual summit for experts, professionals, and a broader audience to share, inspire and shape the Smart City industry’s future – with insights from innovators and pioneering developers on the groundbreaking technologies that will impact real estate and city living.
The summit comes as part of Msheireb Properties’ continuous commitment to adopting sustainable practices of smart cities to strengthen its position among global cities and reflects its effort in supporting 2030 Qatar National Vision that seeks to achieve sustainable development. In addition, the summit will position Qatar as a leading country in promoting partnerships that serve societies and nations.
Engineer Ali Al-Kuwari, Msheireb Properties Acting CEO, stated: “The Doha Smart Cities Summit aims to highlight the significant role smart cities play in our everyday lives, specifically under the current challenging circumstances. Msheireb Properties has always been the leading company in introducing smart and sustainable projects in the region, such as Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project and one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world.. Smart cities have proven their capabilities to meet the contemporary era’s requirements for individuals and companies; it has also contributed to finding innovative solutions in core areas.”
He added, “Msheireb Properties will be cooperating with international partners and experts during the Doha Smart Cities Summit to discuss the appropriate operational framework that outlines the role and contribution of smart cities can have towards community development.”
The Doha Smart Cities Summit will be inaugurated by opening keynote speeches from Msheireb Properties, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and Vodafone Qatar, including representatives from global leading smart cities, such as Amsterdam, Moscow, and Singapore.
The summit aims to outline the groundbreaking technologies that will impact real estate, city living, and the level of security and safety it provides. Also, a series of panel discussions will highlight a range of specialist areas. The first panel will discuss cyber security in smart cities and the importance of implementing digital systems services. The second panel will discuss mobility and autonomous vehicles and the presentation of a new transportation business model. The third session will be held under the title of “Innovation and sustainability… From Lifestyle Shift to Climate Change.” The summit will end with a special closing panel session on a pandemic-ready smart city model, outlining smart cities’ readiness and preparedness in the stages of lockdown.
Doha Smart Cities Summit has many local partners, including the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Free Zones Authority and is powered by Vodafone Qatar. You can attend the summit virtually on November 24, starting at 9:40 am onwards on www.dscs.msheireb.com or on Msheireb Properties social media platforms on Facebook and YouTube.