Event Agenda

Day 1
27th of April 2018

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
Chapter Presidents Breakfast ©
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Africa & Near East Committee Meeting
Finance Officers ©
Americas Committee Meeting

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Asia-Pacific Committee Meeting
Strategic Planning ©
European Committee Meeting

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Education and Academic Members Committee Meeting
Nominations Officers ©
International Organizations Committee Meeting


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Exchanges Committee Meeting
Prix d'Excellence Committee Meeting
Legislation & Environment Committee Meeting

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Board Members Lunch ©
Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Board Meeting ©
FIREC Designation Courses ©

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Social Tours ($)
(Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall) & (New Dubai)

Day 2
28th of April 2018

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM

Principal Members Breakfast ©

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

World Council of Brokers Meeting
World Council of Developers & Investors
World Council of Experts
World Council of Managers

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Professional Division Officers Meeting ©
FIREC Designation ©

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Marketing and Networking Committee
Membership Committee Meeting
FIREC Designation ©

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Young Members' Committee Meeting
Conference Committee Meeting
FIREC Designation

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Executive Committee

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Nominations Committee

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Finance Committee Meeting

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Coffee break

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Professional Division Meeting

09:00 ِAM - 06:00 PM

Harvard  Course/ Strategic Management and Innovation in Real estate ($)

09:00 ِAM - 03:00 PM

CRS-RRC course: Successful Marketing for Real Estate Agents ($)

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Social Tours ($)
(Classic Dubai with Souqs)

Day 3
29th of April 2018

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Board Meeting ©

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Delegates' Registration - General Assembly

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM


11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

FIABCI Ordinary General Assembly

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Harvard Course / Strategic Management and Innovation in Real estate ($)

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Social Tours ($)
(Dubai Parks & Resorts) & (Dubai Safari Park)

Day 4
30th of April 2018

09:00 AM - 10:45 AM

(9:00 AM - 9:30 AM) Opening Session

(9:30 AM - 10:15 AM) Happy Cities

Keynote by Mr. Charles Montgomery


(10:15 AM – 10:45 AM) Coffee Break

I. Planning sessions

10:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 1: Real Estate & Happiness

(10:45 AM – 10:55 AM) Keynote by H.E. Salem bin Ahmad Almoosa

(10:55 AM - 11:55 AM) Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Mona Helmy

  • Mr. Sam Real

  • Mr. Mohammed Al Awadhi

  • H.E.  Eng. Marwan Bin Ghalita

  • Ms. Kim Bingham

  • Moderator: Eng. Mahmoud El Burai

(11:55 AM - 12:10 PM) 

  • Mr. Paul Scialla
12:10 PM - 01:10 PM

Session 2: Urban Planning for Happiness

(12:10 PM - 12:25 PM) Keynote by Dr. Kenneth Yeang Kin Mun

(12:25 PM - 1:10 PM) Panel Discussion:

  • Ms. Hana Alamuddin
  • Mr. Tarek N Qaddumi

  • Mr.  Esam Saleh

  • Mr. David Green

  • Moderator: Mr. Steven Velegrinis 

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Lunch Break & Business Connection Lunch & Past President Lunch

02:10 PM - 02:25 PM

Special Speaker Keynote

Mr. Abdulaziz Bukhatir

2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 3: Inclusive communities
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Tim Garret

  • Mr. Jeevan D’Mello

  • Ms. Maysa Sabah

  • Ms. Ameera Alhassan

  • Moderator: Ms. Mina Liccioni

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Session 4: Happy Communities
Keynote by Mr. William Endsley

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Medal Holders Dinner @ World Trade Center Club (C)

Day 5
1st of May 2018

II. Governance & policy

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 5: Zero Waste
Keynote by Ms. Bea Johnson

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session 6: Real Estate Brokers & Happiness
Keynote by Mr. Dan Smith

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Session 7: ُEntertainment Destinations and Happiness
(10:00 AM - 10:20 AM) Keynote by Mr. Jim Doyle

(10:20 AM - 10:40 AM) Keynote by Ms. Farah Naz

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 8: Thinking Globally, Working Locally
Keynote by Dr. Ali Al-Azzawi

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 8: Thinking Globally, Working Locally
Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Galal Abada

  • Mr. Chris Smedley

  • Mr. Tony Archibold

  • Mr. Kareem El-Jiser

  • Mr. Sean Hird

  • Moderator: Mr. Aziz Mulay- Shah

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Special Speaker Keynote

Mr. Eric Perino

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Lunch Break & Ladies Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

Session 9: Happy City: City of Klosterneuburg​
Keynote by Mr. Enrico Rieber

III. Citizen Engagement

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session 10: Connecting in the city
Ms. Kim A Page

2:35 PM - 3:10 PM

Session 11: Measuring Happiness in Cities

(2:35 PM - 2:50 PM) Keynote by Ms. Aubrilyn Reeder

(2:50 PM - 3:10 PM) Keynote by Dr. Kazuo Yano

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Session 12: Happiness in Health and Education
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Mohammed Hidayath

  • Ms. Stéphanie Simpson

  • Dr. Archi Gupta Healt

  • Moderator: Ms. Kate Rube

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Prix D’ Excellence Gala Dinner @ Emirates Towers Hotel

Day 6
2nd of May 2018

IV. Building the future

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Session 13: Measurement for Happiness: Residential Property Price Indices in Superstar Cities
Keynote by Professor Chihiro Shimizu

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Session 14: Happy Cities and the Future
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Salim Bitar

  • Ms. Farah Yassine

  • Mr. Dairell Johnson Snap lll

  • Ms. Raya Ani

  • Moderator: Ms. Ayla Bajwa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 15: Smart Cities
Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Aman Merchant

  • Mr. Benjamin Piper

  • Prof. Hani Asfour

  • Moderator: Mr. Yousef Khalili

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Inhabit the Sea “Habiter la mer”
Keynote by Mr. Jacques Rougerie

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break & Business Connection Lunch​

End of Conference

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Farewell dinner at Jumeirah Beach Hotel


Buj Khalifa and Dubai Mall

Day 1 - 27th April 2018
Tour Timings: 14:00-19:00 Hrs

Depart from the Hotel and reach Dubai Mall. Visit the tallest building on the planet the pride of Dubai, The Burj Khalifa and experience the breathtaking 360- degree views of Dubai from the 124th Floor of the observation deck and immerse yourself in the region's young yet rich history.
Visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, with the largest acrylic Panel in the world. It has the capacity to hold 10 million litres of water. Dubai Aquarium illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor and showcases one of the most diverse collections of marine animals worldwide.
Have a tour of Dubai Mall which is the largest mall not only in Dubai but in the world by total area. The Dubai Mall also features the Olympic-size Dubai Ice Rink that can host international, competition-standard events. We will have chance to watch The Dubai Fountains, the world's largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre man made Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai.
Depart from Dubai Mall and ending the tour by reaching hotel.

New Dubai Tour

Day 1 - 27th April 2018
Tour Timings: 14:00-18:00 Hrs

Start your tour from Hotel and Experience the new Dubai where the vision is larger than life. Visit to the palm-tree shaped Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest artificial island, and take photos of the spectacular Atlantis, The Palm hotel looming from its outer fringes. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements. The next stop will bring you to Dubai Marina, the largest man-made marina in the world, where you can take pictures of luxury yachts and the modern high-rise buildings and their unique architecture. We then proceed to See the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. A 7-star luxury Hotel and one of the most iconic architectural structures of the 21st Century. After a photo stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, on the way we will make a stop at Madinat Jumeirah – an ultra-stylish shopping mall that is riddled with canals, coffee shops, restaurants & shops. It’s a beautiful recreation of an Arabian style marketplace. After checking out all these landmarks of this magnificent city, we depart for Hotel. Tour ends after reaching hotel.

Classic Dubai with Souqs

Day 2 - 28th April 2018
Tour Timings: 14:00-18:00 Hrs

Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. We start the tour with pick up from the Hotel. Our first destination is a photo-stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab Hotel. We then proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace also home to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. The tour continues to pass by Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. Dubai’s major historical monument – Dubai Museum will leave you spellbound, as you will know how Dubai has come a long way from an ordinary fishing village to mark its presence on the world map as an internationally recognized trade and tourism destination. Visit spice souk (Market). There is a great selection of nuts, oils and saffron available from this market. Fittingly for Dubai, “the city of gold,” the Gold Souk is a must-see for serious precious metal traders, visitors looking for a statement jewellery piece, or hunting for that special memento from their time in Dubai. The wide passageways are alive with tradesmen and artists trained in the craft of designing jewellery, from bespoke pieces to alluring Arabic designs with prices that aren’t set in stone. After visiting all these historical landmarks, we depart back the Hotel. Tour ends after reaching Hotel.

Dubai Parks & Resorts

Day 3 - 29th April 2018
Tour Timings: 14:00-18:00 Hrs

Dubai Parks and Resorts is the Middle East's largest integrated leisure and theme park destination. Start from the Hotel at 02:30PM. After reaching Parks & Resorts, we will visit The Bollywood park - The first theme park in the world dedicated to all things of Bollywood! Action, adventure, romance, comedy, music, dance, flavor and emotion, Bollywood style. A celebration of Mumbai’s legendary film industry in 5 zones inspired by Bollywood blockbusters, enjoy live entertainment, stage performances and flamboyant cinematic rides in an experience unlike any other. For the first time ever, you will live, learn and experience the kaleidoscopic world of Mumbai’s famous film industry, in the world’s first Bollywood themed park. After this fun filled visit, depart for the hotel. Tour ends after reaching Hotel.

Dubai Safari Park

Day 3 - 29th April 2018
Tour Timings: 14:00-18:00 Hrs

After pick up from the Hotel, we depart to be at one with nature in the animal sanctuary - Dubai Safari park. The safari that covers 119 hectares of the total area is aimed at establishing the best center for wildlife in the world, providing a variety of environments appropriate to different animals. The Park is a home to 250 species and the total number of animals is over 2500.
The park has 4 zones, including African, Asian, Arabian and the Safari Village. While the Arabian Village and Open Safari Village are both experienced by bus, you’re welcome to wander around the African and Asian Village enclosures, which are home to chimpanzees, lions, lemur and flamingos. The safari is also home to the Sambar deer and the klipspringer, Baboons, many species of birds and reptiles. After this thrilling and exotic tour of wildlife, we depart for Hotel. Tour ends after reaching Hotel.

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