Building systems including lighting, safety and security, HVAC systems etc. have always existed with the significant amount of devices which can control these in order to enhance the optimization of the systems while ensuring the overall energy efficiency increase of the buildings. Residential and commercial building automation systems are being integrated with digital tools transforming their potentials and abilities to enhance the workability of the systems and making the buildings smarter and sustainable.


Advancements in the technologies and deeper integration of these Building automation systems are poised to help the industry’s drive towards growth further. Building automation and controls market has seen double digit growth in past few years and is expected to become a USD50 billion industry by 2018 with HVAC being one of the biggest contributor with 33% share. Motion sensors, dimming products and access controls are the potential areas which will see much growth in near future.


Although, it is not unknown that the automation and control systems market is yet to reach its potential given the lack of education amongst the project construction companies and contractors. Therefore, it is the prerogative of the related governments and councils to educate the industry and enforce the usage of these systems into under construction buildings and through refurbishments into the existing infrastructure, enhancing the consumer experience while ensuring a greener environment.


With these in mind, Information Exchange Group endeavours to create a platform for the building automation industry to collaborate to discuss, debate and deliberate upon the key contextual influences, barriers of the industry and the opportunities on offer in the Middle East region. The summit will see detailed discussions by the domain experts to find viable solutions to the deterrents and chart the way forward for the industry.


The world's leading experts from the construction industry are coming to the Smart Building Automation Summit 2016 to inspire you and share their insights.




H.E. Abdulla Rafia

Assistant Director General Engineering & Planning

& Head of Sustainability Committee

Dubai Municipality

Ahmed Salem Saeed Mohammed Al Sudain

Board Member

Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ali Awadh Salem Al Amoudi

Former Sustainable Development Advisor

United Nation Development Programme

Allen Jay Holland

BIM Manager

Design Division

KEO International Consultants

Ahmed Balawi

BIM Manager

Arabtec Construction LLC

Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid


Demand Side Management

Supreme Council of Energy

Hassan Younes

Technical Director & Partner

Griffin Project Development Consultant

Henning Sandager Andersen

Area Managing Director

Grundfos- Middle East & Turkey

Ioannis Spanos

Senior Sustainability Manager

Sustainability Unit Services

KEO International Consultants

Ivano Ianelli

Ivano Ianelli


Dubai Carbon Centre for Excellence

Jagath Gunawardena

Senior Manager

Projects & Building Development

Dubai Chamber

Joanne Robinson

Principal Consultant

Middle East

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Luka Lugaric

Senior Analyst

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Maged El-Hawary

Project Control Director

Al Shafar General Contracting LLC

Marco Christiaan Janssen


Smart Grid PMO

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Michael Francis

Chief Architect

Design & Construction Engineering-DEC

Mick Dalton


Facilities Management

Meraas Holding

Mohamed El Taib Ibrahim

Mohamed El Taib Ibrahim

Board of Governor

ASHRAE, Falcon Chapter

Nabil Nadi Ismail Siyam

Principal Building Studies Specialist

Dubai Municipality

Scott Coombes

Scott Coombes



Sultan Basha

Sultan Basha Shabir

Head of Electrical Section

Fujairah Municipality

Tara Tariq

Technical Officer


Tarek Lotfy

General Manager &

Regional Revenue Director

Golden Tulip- Louvre Hotels MENA

Thomas D Bohlen

Chief Technical Officer

Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD)



Unravel the dynamisms of Building Automation industry in Middle East and the challenges related to it, which include but are not limited to:

  • How are building automation and control systems industry altering the shift by implementing latest technologies in the residential and commercial buildings?
  • Ways to bring about awareness, knowledge and exposure to building automation and control technologies on offer in order to make the construction projects more safe and sustainable
  • Educating the users upon the technology at a larger scale to deal with the scant absorption of the technology in the eco-system
  • Wading through challenges of making the building construction greener and ensuring reduced adverse impact on the environment aided through automation and control systems
  • Ensuring the timely training of the workforce to meet the unfolding demands of the industry
Attendee Categories:
Architects & Designers Developers & Contractors Mechanical Engineers
Building Owners & Facility Managers Engineers & Urban Planners MEP Contractor
Building Services Managers Facility Management Head Municipal & Government Departments & Policy-Makers
Building/Facilities Managers Head of Building Automation/Controls Procurement Directors
Construction Managers Health, Safety & Risk Managers Project Managers
Control Systems Managers Interior Designers Regulatory & Standards Authorities
Design Consultants Sustainability Consultants  
Register your interest by filling out the form below or send an email to [email protected] to know more about the delegate packages.


Smart Building Automation Summit 2016 will see detailed discussions by the domain experts to find viable solutions to the deterrents and chart the way forward for the construction industry.


Learn about the upcoming and underway residential and commercial building construction in Middle East region and Define Strategies to steer clear of the industry impediments by learning the state of art business techniques 

Be informed on the latest technologies on offer from around the world in automation and controls segment 

Keep note of the dynamism and trends in the said segment driving the Middle East market


Connect with the industry leaders, technology providers, OEMs, project developers, and peers to explore the business and learning opportunities

Showcase your products and services to the construction industry representatives and learn about your counterparts who have showcased their prowess in technology and service offerings

Get Educated from the various Presentations and Panel Discussions and hear Case Studies to learn from the leading examples from all around the globe


To know more about how you can tailor make your packages and maximise your benefits, Email [email protected].


Endorsed By

Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) is a pioneering initiative in the region to provide innovative smart government services to all sections of society. SDG is entrusted with many tasks and powers including: proposing the general strategy of the smart government; overseeing smart transformation processes at the level of government entities; reviewing government entities' plans and budgets related to smart transformation, IT, smart services and infrastructure; and proposing the legislation necessary for easing the smart transformation process. SDG officially directs and supervises the implementation of electronic and smart transformation in Dubai Government.



Dubai Municipality is the municipal body with jurisdiction over city services and the upkeep of facilities in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It comes under the Government of Dubai. It was established in 1954 by the then crown prince of Dubai, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. In 2001, the municipality embarked on an e-government project to provide 40 of its city services online through its web portal.

Dubai Municipality is regarded as one of the largest governmental institutions in terms of services rendered  and projects executed. Thus the municipality is the leading driver of growth and evolution of the Emirate of Dubai.



Fujairah Municipality was founded in 1969 vide local act no (1) for year 1969. The municipality is a local government organization specialized in municipal urban and rural municipal affairs. It is responsible for the provision of public services consistent with the development requirements. The municipality is an independent with its own organizational structure and own administrative and technical to carry out their assigned duties and tasks and to achieve their objectives.



System Integration Partner

BASS is established  ELV Company in UAE since 2002. BASS has achieved significant growth in Low Current Systems, as our brands, products, solutions and services continued to be recognized for their reliability and quality in the GCC market. 

BASS provides convincing total solutions(Supply, Installation, Commissioning & After Sale Service), high-quality products and a unique service. With our full spectrum of products and services, the solutions that we develop always match the requirements. All this is complemented by a skilled professional team who adopt best engineering practices in design, installation & commissioning, enabling the client to manage the facility.



Building Management Systems Partner

SAUTER: With more than 100 years’ experience, we stand for tradition and entrepreneurial vision. Through our far-sighted approach and our state-of-the-art technology, we are creating sustainable environments.  

You will be impressed by our market-leading solutions for Green Building in the room and building automation, energy management and facility management sectors.



Lighting Controls System Partner

Leveraging more than 100 years of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments throughits electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, lighting energy management systems, and security and automation applications. Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. From switches and receptacles, and daylight harvesting controls to networking systems, intelligent safety controls, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety.



Security Systems Partner

Tyco Fire & Security UAE is a leading engineering, contracting and service company delivering totally integrated fire, security and telecommunications solutions throughout the Middle East. With an extensive 20-year experience as a specialist fire and security solutions provider, we offer global solutions, have international experience and tailor our packages to ensure that complete fire and security protection is provided to the most demanding projects in the most challenging environments.

Tyco UAE is associated with major end-users and with the largest Engineering, Procurement and Contracting (EPC) Contractors operating in the Middle East.  We have provided integrated Fire Detection, Fire Protection, Security and Telecommunications solutions to some of the major developments in the GCC over the years in many market sectors – protecting people, property as well as the environment.



Fire Protection Partner

NAFFCO is among the world's leading producers and suppliers of top-tier firefighting equipment, fire protection systems, fire alarms, security and safety engineering systems. Driven by its "passion to protect," NAFFCO has grown to serve more than 100 countries worldwide from its headquarters in Dubai, UAE.

NAFFCO is a dynamic company that provides complete fire safety and security solutions all under one roof. Its innovative range of products; have been consistently certified by UL, FM, BSI, LPCB and Global Mark according to the latest International Quality Standard for their strict adherence to ISO 9001 quality management systems and certified for ISO 14001 environmental management systems and BS OHSAS 18001 for occupational safety by UL DQS.

NAFFCO manufactures firefighting vehicles comprising a fleet with commercial, industrial, and municipal applications including the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF). Medical and special vehicles include ambulances, disaster units, mobile hospitals and platform vehicles.



Smart Water Solutions Partner

With an annual production of more than 16 million pump units, Grundfos is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and a trendsetter in water technology. 

Founded in 1945 in Denmark, Grundfos has expanded its production to over 40 countries. Today Grundfos is represented by 19.000 employees at more than 80 companies in over 50 countries worldwide with a revenue above 3 Billion EURO. In addition to this Grundfos has a strong local presence through its distributors and partners.

Sustainable solutions and setting the highest industry standards in making energy efficient pumping solutions is key for Grundfos and part of our foundation.

Grundfos operates mainly in following market segments: Building Services, Industry, Water Utility and Water Treatment and offers pumping solutions to most applications.



Fire and Security Partner

Part of the CG Group UAE, CG Technology Fire-Safety & Security operates throughout UAE. Our clients from all sectors of business, including residential, industrial and commercial are fully supported through our modern IT infrastructure and 24 hour call support. Our Quality Management System combined with customer's feedback; ensure that the best & most effective solutions are always available to the UAE market, backed up with an effective sales & customer support organization.

Fire Systems: Protecting both your staff and your investments from the threat of fire is incredibly important, as well as being key part of current national building regulations and health and safety standards.

During our 7 years in the Fire safety industry, we have helped a wide variety of commercial and industrial clients combat and minimize the risks of fire in the workplace. In this time we gained a reputation for high quality installations, reliable and effective security equipment and an outstanding ability to meet tight deadlines and budgets.

We supply and install a wide variety of high quality fire systems, including:  Fire alarms, Fire extinguishers, Sprinkler systems and Dry & wet risers.

Security Systems include Security Alarm Systems, Integrated Security Systems, Intruder Alarm Systems, Metal Detectors, Automatic Barriers & Gates, X-Ray Systems, Bollard Systems, Public Address Systems and SMATV.



Connected Buildings

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.



Analytics Partner

Dataelabs is a predictive analytics company focusing on solving complex business problems using machine learning.

The company mines massive data to harness the information which is critical to understand, predict and shape customer behavior.

Dataelabs serves worldwide clientele through offices in Dubai and India bringing Big data technologies to the forefront of decision making process.



Supporting Associations

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates.

Since its inception in 2006, there has been significant changes in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. The Council has been encouraged by the implementation of green building policies and regulations, by the adoption of consistent rating systems, and by the increase in the overall knowledge sharing and information available on built environments and communities.



ASHRAE is a reputed international technical organization with more than 60,000 members from 133 nations based in Atlanta-Georgia, US. ASHRAE is dedicated to advancing the arts and science of heating, refrigerating, air conditioning, ventilation, all their allied arts and sciences, and related human factors for the benefit of the general public and humanity (www.ashrae.org). The ASHRAE Falcon Chapter (AFC) with more than 500 members (Engineers, Architects, Researchers, Academicians, Technicians and Students) is one of the most active chapters in ASHRAE Region-at-Large and is committed to the achievement of technical quality and excellence in all our programs, courses and other activities.



The Middle East Lighting Association (MELA) is an international non-profit making association formed in 2012 by Gulf Advanced Lighting, GE Lighting, Osram, Philips Lighting & Tridonic.

MELA is an active association which supports the development of efficient lighting policy in the Middle East region.

MELA’s principle aim is to represent the interests of the leading lighting product manufacturers in their support to legislators across the region in drafting and implementing policy (standards and regulations) for lighting related products and services across the Middle East region.

MELA is dedicated to promoting energy efficient lighting practice for the benefit of the global environment, human comfort, and the health and safety of consumers.



Knowledge Partner

Media Partners


Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East and South Asia. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo as the Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic and third for cargo volumes.


Located between the Jebel Ali Port and Dubai Internet and Media Cities, as well as the Dubai Knowledge iVillage and the American University in Dubai, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resorthas a bustling atmosphere and modern Executive and Deluxe Rooms, Sophisticated Suites, and diverse indoor and outdoor facilities. 


Restaurants and bars at the resort include the award-winning BiCE restaurant and Pachanga, the popular South American steakhouse. The hotel is minutes from Dubai's famous shopping mile, 'The Walk' as well as Emirates or Montgomerie Golf Clubs, metro station and key business areas of the city.




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Event Format

One-to-One Business Meetings

The summit will be a high octane platform for the building automation and control systems industry stakeholders to come together to divulge business opportunities amongst the construction companies, contractors and project developers alike.

Technical Presentations

Curated experts from all across the globe will deliver technical presentations sharing the expertise gained over many years of working while juggling with the ever dynamic nature of the industry

Case Studies

In-depth analyses of projects which set benchmarks and carved a niche for the industry

Round Table Discussions

Sit across the table with peers from your industry in an exclusive and candid setup to discuss specific technologies and emerging market trends. Chaired by top industry leaders every participant contributes and gets 360 degree view on a decided topic.

Open House Discussions

Involvement of the audience into the entire spectrum and giving them a chance to have one-on-one questions being put up to the faculty members and expert speakers 


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