KONE joins Arab future cities summit as platinum sponsor


Dubai: The Arab Future Cities Summit is proud to announce KONE as the Platinum Sponsor for its sixth edition of the annual event, held under the patronage of the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development and supported by Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. To be held on 16th and 17th September at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, the event will be opened by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development in the presence of VIPs and other dignitaries.

The two-day conference will host over 40 regionally and internationally renowned industry experts to share insights on the trends and developments in building smarter cities and communities with a focus on Dubai’s smart city development strategies.

As the leading smart city event in the region showcasing innovative technologies for the smart city sector, KONE will showcase its portfolio of People Flow Solutions and Services, including KONE 24/7 Connected Services and People Flow Planning, supporting its customers from the conceptualization of their buildings throughout the development, installation and continuous maintenance.

Speaking on the partnership with the Arab Future Cities Summit, Ghada Othman Director of Strategy and Marketing for KONE Middle East, Africa & Turkey, commented: “We are excited to be participating for the second year in a row at AFCS. KONE has strived to improve cities and buildings, together with our customers, for over four decades. New technologies give us a great opportunity to serve our customers in smarter and more exciting ways and we are looking forward to working with decision makers and thought leaders to make the imagined future of Arab Cities, a reality.”

Samer Halabi, Regional Managing Director, KONE Middle East and Africa will deliver the welcome address and participate in a panel discussion on smart mobility and the future of innovative urban transportation along with six other industry experts. In addition, Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President, KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa will deliver a keynote to an audience of over 300 senior level executives and decision-makers integral to Dubai’s smart city development.

Welcoming KONE on board, Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “KONE is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry and we are delighted to have them on board this year again. The upcoming event will focus on technological trends and developments that play a crucial role in transforming Dubai into a smart city and as a market leader, KONE will share market insights. We look forward to a fruitful participation with KONE.”

The conference will features over 20 sessions, including welcome speeches, keynote address, case study presentations and panel discussions on topics pertinent to smart cities. More information on the event is now available at https://www.smartcitiesdubai.com/.

About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2018, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 9.1 billion, and at the end of the year over 57,000 employees.
For more information, please contact us on www.kone.ae 

About Expotrade
Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com 
Contact information
Lakshmi Ramarajan
Expotrade Middle East FZ-LLC
Tel: +9714-4542135
Email: marketing@expotrade-me.com 

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