The organiser of the Cityscape portfolio of real estate events will roll-out a trio of back-to-back events across Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE during March and April.
The 2019 Cityscape series springs into action with Cityscape Egypt at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre (EIEC) in Cairo. A two-day conference kickstarts the Egypt schedule on March 24 and 25, before the exhibition takes centrestage from March 27 to 30.
Cityscape then moves to the Centre for Forums and Events in Jeddah, which includes an exhibition from April 5 to 7, before a one-day workshop on April 7.
Finally, a return to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) includes a three-day exhibition from April 16 to 18 with an influential agenda on the line-up at the conference set for April 16.
“It’s a packed three-week schedule with a very distinct market approach and programme for each destination,” said Chris Speller, Cityscape Group director. “This year more than ever, Cityscape will drill down into the specifics and varied issues affecting each market. While opportunities continue to abound across the region, each market requires very different approaches from consumers, government entities and private developers to realise them.
“With each market at varying stages of maturity and subject to very different developmental concerns, the conference and exhibition stops in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi enable industry professionals and public investors to engage with people at the sharp end of the business, understand and seize opportunities, and network for future growth,” added Speller.
Expecting a turnout of more than 40 exhibitors and over 8,000 visitors, Cityscape Jeddah this year looks to align with the goals of the kingdom’s real estate market in light of its Saudi Vision 2030 economic diversification plan.
“Vision 2030 reforms are expected to attract major investment into a Saudi real estate sector predicted to double its contribution to the national economy right through this decade,” said Speller.
“Over the past few years, we have witnessed Saudi Arabia make significant strides in attracting foreign and local investment, implementing various urban regeneration initiatives, and investing in infrastructure. This recent progress, when aligned with the various projects being greenlit, will no doubt transform the country into a global investment powerhouse.”
Cityscape Abu Dhabi, held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, will include a one-day conference which will explore the future of regulatory and technological innovation with a strong focus on the government sector’s growth strategy for the UAE capital.
“The excitement around Abu Dhabi is palpable since the announcement of the government’s three-year AED50 billion economic stimulus package to drive economic growth. At Cityscape Abu Dhabi, government representatives will set out their roadmap to executing this diversification plan and explain how it will boost the real estate sector,” added Speller.
“Delegates will also hear of Abu Dhabi’s new business approach from government officials and key representatives of the emirate’s major sector players, where they’ll discover why industrial real estate is shaping up to be the next investment hot spot.”
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