Qatar will be represented in a big way at MIPIM 2012, as the country will be on site with a double-decker tent covering 400 sq m at the Palais des Festivals “Parvis”, in front of the Protocol office.
This platform welcomes a diversity of policy-makers, industry experts and other globally renowned personalities in the field of real estate and urban development and its related social, economic and cultural issues.
The Qatar forum addresses two main themes: “Sustainability, Energy and Green Developments”, and “Heritage; Culture and Identity”, through focused discussions that will ensure substantive and illuminating outcomes.
The country’s booth will showcase its outstanding achievements on March 6 and 7, with a strong programme of conferences and events, which featuring several world-class keynote speakers, including:
Lord Richard Rogers, will speak on sustainability, energy and green development on March 6 at 11.00, a session which will be followed by a panel discussion. Lord Rogers is a British architect famous for his modernist and functionalist designs, and best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome – both in London, and the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg.
Following the keynote by Lord Richard Rogers, Massimiliano Fuksas, an Italian-born architect most recently decorated with the “Légion d’ Honneur” by French President Nicholas Sarkozy in 2010, will be on the panel with Emilio Ambasz, Issa Al Mohannadi, and Patrick Bellew in the discussion, “Sustainable Development: Definition of the term and the way forward”.
On March 7, keynote speaker Angela Brady will address identity, globalisation and regionalism at 11.00. Before commencing in private practice as director of Brady Mallalieu Architects, Brady gained wide experience working in Toronto, Dublin and Copenhagen. Based in London for over 20 years, she has developed a particular interest in housing, community and educational projects, including promoting sustainable and eco friendly design to the public.
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