Sparkling Ideas, Conversations and Connections at The RED Summit

If you’re looking to up your game in the real estate business as an investor , solution provider or developer then, you don’t want to miss the Real estate Development Summit that is all set to open its doors on 21-22 February , 2019 at Hotel Sheraton Milan Malpensa, Italy.


With more than 80 suppliers and 200 VIP delegates participating in this event, the Real estate Development Summit has encompassed sessions and solutions that address the challenges that buyers and suppliers face on a common basis while also analyse the best practices and facilitate in revisiting strategies that bring about a paradigm shift in the way real estate industry functions.


The Real Estate Development Summit brings together a fleet of exemplary thought leaders, Developers, Architects, Designers, Consultants, hotel owners, hotel operators, Suppliers, Technology Consultants and Investors.


Here are 5 ways how RED Summit can add value to your business and connections


#1 Impactful Connections


The best part about RED summit is that you’ll find endless opportunities to connect with people on many different levels in person through B2B meetings. These meetings not only have an edge over meeting someone face to face but also has predefined agendas that help in addressing the challenges and match the requirements in the presence of the buyer/supplier thereby laying a solid foundation for business transactions.Plus, you get the leads and the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and in depth analysis of preferences of buyers and suppliers

Business-to-Business Meetings between buyers and suppliers of the Real Estate Industry

Freeform networking sessions to Amplify collaboration further

#2 Sparkling Insights


Get ready to soak in the insightful sessions which has handpicked thought leaders who will be sharing their knowledge and the latest trends in real estate development management and challenges that plague the suppliers and buyers. You don’t want to miss their actionable insights and tactics on finding conducive solutions to these challenges.

#3 Expert Led Panel Discussions


Dive right in to the pool of fruitful discussions led by experts in the industry at the panel. More than 20 speakers will lead the session in this knowledge sharing platform will educate, inspire and share insightful thoughts pertaining to the real estate scenario and the key challenges that needs addressal. The forum will throw light on the latest trends in the market from experts and create an opportunity to discuss, debate and a chance participate for all the delegates.

#5 Personal Touch


Did you know? The RED summit has a team of account managers who will save you the trouble of following up on appointments with the concerned supplier/buyer? Yes, Once you’re out of the conference, these account managers will assist you with the best of solutions and other business related activities, and orchestrate your meetings with suppliers and delegates post the event. This will include frequent follow-ups which accelerate the process. They also track the meetings and appointments, to support you with your requirements.

Now that you know how sparkling the RED summit will be and how it adds value to your business, you don’t want to miss the event in Europe. REGISTER NOW.

Ravi K Chandran

Founder, CEO

Arthur Adeya is an Architect by profession with over a decade’s experience in Architecture and over 6 years’ experience in Master Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Prior to joining Athena Properties Limited as a Director for design and planning, Arthur was a Principal Partner at Lexicon + ion In charge of Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design working with external teams to ensure projects.
He previously worked in the USA with The HOK Planning Group in Washington DC and EDSA Inc. The HOK Planning Group in Washington DC and EDSA The HOK Planning Group in Wash

Prior to joining Athena Properties Limited as a Director for design and planning, Arthur was a Principal Partner at Lexicon + ion In charge of Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design working with external teams to ensure projects.

Lama Alhamawi

Arab News

A reporter at Arab News, the Middle East’s leading English-language daily newspaper.


Lama Alhamawi has successfully covered many regional events pertaining to the diplomatic community, environmental progression, and Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives.


Lama began her journey with Arab News in October of 2020 and has since obtained several high-level interviews and exclusives with global leaders.


With a focus in international relations, business and environmental change Alhamawi has covered regional events through breaking news and features.


Lama has also been a panel member in FII discussing future leadership in a session titled “Board of the future: building the next generation of leaders”.


With a strong passion for public speaking Lama has also moderated numerous sessions and signing agreements such as Linking Europe and the Gulf: new post-trade connections, Building technology together: the UK and Saudi Arabia, and A New Frontier for Insurance Brokerage in Saudi Arabia. Alhamawi also led the Arab News coverage of this years Cannes Film Festival in France.


Raised in the United States, Lama spent the duration of her educational career in Texas and traveled back to her home in Riyadh to pursue a career in journalism in the Middle East.


Along with being a news reporter Lama has also co-written multiple deep dives that focus on historical research,investigative journalism and environmental protection that give readers a deeper understanding into a topic.


A strong leader in her community, Lama aims to set a positive example through her outreach on social media platforms to spread awareness and educate the public on regional events through positivity and optimistic initiatives.

Suha Sabith


With a combined 10 years of experience in the field as a reporter, producer and editor – Suha Sabith has been the digital editor for Commercial Interior Design (CID) and Middle East Architect (MEA).
Producing content across various media (podcast, print, online and television), Suha has worked with national and internal media, reporting from key events in the country such as Dubai Design Week, Dubai International Film Festival and EXPO 2020.
A published researcher and writer, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication from Manipal University Dubai with a specialisation in print and electronic media.

Said AlOmari

General Manager
Smart Home Lighting

An entrepreneurial visionary passionate about knowledge, quality and high-tech systems. A US graduate in engineering from the University of Texas. Said’s academic journey was marked by honors in Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu. With over 24 years of professional experience, he established SmartHome in 2007, a Saudi-based company specializing in lighting supply and automation systems integration. He partnered with the top-notch manufacturers in Europe and the US. This venture quickly became a cornerstone of his success driven by customer-oriented leadership.


His commitment to presenting superior quality to the Saudi society has raised the industry benchmark and awarded him prestigious residential, governmental and commercial projects. These include Royal Palaces, Banks HQ, street lighting, hotels inside and outside Saudi such as the St Regis in Riyadh and the Mandarin Oriental in Istanbul after branching out in Turkey and Egypt. 


Said’s success transcended borders. Deeply moved by the Syrian crisis, he founded SAMA Foundation, an NGO, committed to transforming lives of the youth that is currently sponsoring the education of 100 students in displaced areas.

Faisal Altuwaim

Co-Founder and CEO
Oaktree Real Estate Company

Meet Faisal, the Co-Founder and CEO of Oaktree Real Estate Company. Holding a Law degree from the University of Leeds after winning a prestigious scholarship from SABIC, Faisal has specialized in cross-border and local M&A, as well as real-estate investment. His expertise has been instrumental in advising on multiple deals with a focus on real-estate development and hospitality. Notably, he has dealt with key players in the hospitality market, including Four-Seasons, Marriott, AMAN, and Accor.


Driven by the ambitious goals laid out in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Faisal co-founded Oaktree Real Estate Company in early 2022. dedicated to revolutionizing the Kingdom hospitality and real-estate market. Today, boasting four divisions – Oaktree Hospitality, Oaktree Properties, Aliyah Homes and Oaktree Technology.


Oaktree has raised SAR 5 million and recently signed a deal to manage and operate a SAR 100 million real-estate investment fund. Oaktree Technology, the prop-tech innovation arm of Oaktree, is currently deploying two products in the prop-tech space and is continually seeking to push boundaries and evolve the industry. In short, Faisal and Oaktree Real Estate Company are committed to challenging the status quo and shaping the future of the hospitality and real-estate industry in Saudi Arabia. Faisal also is the co-founder of Retem Business Solutions and sets on the board of two tech-startups in the F&B and Biotechnology spaces.

Francesco Sabato

Investment Director
AlUla Development Company

Accomplished executive with a multifaceted experience and  proven ability to identify, plan and execute real estate development and investment opportunities. Results-oriented, Francesco is a decisive leader adept at forging lucrative relationships with key partners, vendors, and clients. He brings 20 years of experience advising and working for leading public and private institutions across Middle East, Europe and Latam.

Torsten Mischel

Managing Director

2014 – 2016: executive MBA HSG (university of St. gallen, Switzerland)

2017 – 2023: PhD candidate at HHL (University in Leipzig, Germany)

2014 – 2018: Lecturer for economics at DHfPG in Germany

2019 – 2021: Business Developer Architonic

2022 – … : Managing Director Commercial designboom

Jamie Webb

Head of EMEA

Jamie’s diverse experience spans over 20 years in the UK, Asia and Middle East. With a deep understanding of the London Design Guide, he specialises in designing places to live, most notably creative mixed use solutions incorporating workspace, education, leisure and retail. As a designer, he believes successful placemaking is about seamlessly integrating mixed-use facilities into communities where people can come together and connect. Previously Jamie worked at Squire and Partners, 10 Design and Glenn Howells Architects, where he delivered the 2007 Stirling Prize nominated Savill Garden building. His portfolio includes the masterplan and concept design for the new Al Basheer Medical City Sudan with a 700-bed hospital, Centre of Excellence and Medical School campus, and residential lifestyle district. His other notable projects include the Ajdan Walk project in Saudi Arabia and Project Solitaire in Saudi Arabia, a visionary mixed use retail led destination. At city level, Jamie is leading a number of large scale urban regeneration and City Districts in the UK and beyond, commercializing and animating public and private space

Christos Passas

Zaha Hadid Architects

Christos joined Zaha Hadid originally worked as a collaborator and a senior designer since February 1998. Now a director, he is responsible for leading a wide range of major projects and competitions within the practice. Christos taught Parametric Design and Urbanism at the Architectural Association with Patrik Schumacher in London (2007-2010), working on the exploration of digital and parametric techniques for the formation of large urban settlements. He subsequently went on to serve as Guest DAAD Professor in the Dessau Institute of Architecture (HA) at Bauhaus, Dessau (2008-2012), working on the implementation of digital design skills for large scale objects with a complex geometry and character, exploring uniqueness, diversity and complexity. He regularly participates in design juries at universities across the UK and Europe, and is a frequent guest lecturer in parametric design, design thinking, and the role of architecture.

Alaaddin Mogeem

Director of Architecture

With a deep multidisciplinary experience across medical, transportation, hospitality, and cultural design projects, Alaaddin Mogeem is a versatile and creative designer and thinker who can adapt to any challenge. Having worked on three different continents, Alaaddin has been exposed to a variety of high profile and complex projects throughout various stages of the project development life cycle. His rich experience comes from working as a client, consultant, educator, and speaker for over 15 years. Alaaddin served as the custodian of the vision and intent at Jeddah Central Project, a true authentic development at the heart of Jeddah with a contemporary interpretation of the old Jeddah – Albalad. Alaaddin is passionate about creating spaces that reflect the culture and identity of the people who inhabit them to enhance the quality of life.

Sherif Anis

Design Director

Sherif is an architectural generalist with 33 years’ diverse experience in the USA, UK and the GCC. Since 2007 Sherif has been actively involved in projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.  With a keen focus on design and design management, Sherif has a proven track record of developing innovative, cost effective designs in architecture, interior design and urban planning.  His high-profile project portfolio consists of large, mixed-use commercial/residential projects, corporate headquarters, hotels, university campuses and buildings, extensive multi-use developments, major educational projects and contemporary residences; all of which incorporate qualities that make projects successful, attractive, sustainable, and livable.


An award-winning and published designer, Sherif is a regular speaker, panelist and chairperson at regional conferences and for design award juries. He has been ranked #68 in the ‘Power 100 most influential people in the GCC’s construction industry.  A founding member of the American Institute of Architects’ Middle East Board of Directors, Sherif is the chapter’s Executive Director and has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President and is a registered architect in the State of Massachusetts.


Sherif holds a Bachelor of Architecture from New York’s Syracuse University School of Architecture.

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Anas Hasan

Director - Design
Rua Al Madinah

Anas Hasan is a Design Director in Rua Almadinah Holding Company with Over 24 years’ of experience in Design and Development gained through working and leading different types of high-end projects and developments in Saudi Arabia and Middle East. Anas has B.Sc. in Architecture and MBA from the university of Manchester.


For 6 years, Anas was leading the design and development department in Knowledge Economic city which is mixed use development, where he participated in develop and deliver major successful projects including Malls, Hotels, residential compounds, office building….etc.)


Currently, Anas is leading the design of one of the biggest Hospitality projects in the world, targeting to deliver 5000 Keys Hospitality project by 2026 which is part of overall project vision of Rua Almadinah development to deliver 48,000 keys by 2030.

Antonino Luca Maria Terrana

Head of Urban Design
Luca Dini Design & Architecture

Antonino Terrana graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence in 2012 with a thesis in urban and architectural design. In 2017 he achieved a PhD in Architecture, studying the development of the urban structure in relation to the street as a peculiar urban element, as a public and social space. Since 2012 he is assistant to Prof. Fabrizio Rossi Prodi on his course at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. After the graduation he specialized in sustainable design by designing various buildings with a high profile of energy and environmental efficiency. In 2012 he founded his own studio, specialized in Bioarchitecture, earning some first prizes at international architecture and urban planning competitions, such as the Greenway of 12Km from Palermo to Monreale, A renovation of an old square in Florence and WonderLAD a new NZEB Building. At the same time, he continued his research on urban design at various scales, through participation in urban block projects, neighborhoods and infrastructures. Since November 2018 he has been project manager and design manager of LDA, for which he has gained experience in order management and as a reference person on site, living also in Riyadh and Neom Base Camp.

Mustafa Rasch

SL Rasch

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Mustafa Rasch leads an international team comprised of more than 100 specialists in the field of lightweight and special structures. He succeeded his father Dr. Mahmoud Bodo Rasch, and, as CEO, heads the architectural and engineering office SL-Rasch GmbH.


Mustafa Rasch received his degree in architecture at the “Hochschule für Technik” in Stuttgart. A one-year study abroad at the Prince’s Foundation in London complements his education, and he completed his studies with a German Diploma (FH) in 2011. In 2013 he attained a Level-D certificate, “Certified Project Management Associate (GPM)” from the IPMA International Project Management Association.


Trained to use all kinds of state-of-the-art technologies, and based on his extensive one-site building and construction experience, he managed the building site of the Abraj Al-Bait/Makkah Clock Tower. He was responsible for the construction supervision of the main structure, including the largest clocks in the world. He coordinated the construction workflow and the operating processes throughout all technical areas, organizing a team of more than 200 workers and technicians.


After the successful handing over of the project, he was elevated to the position of CEO for the company and is now a third-generation architect bearing the Rasch last name.

Glen Bosco Lopes

Head of Design
Dar Al Arkan 

Architect with 29 years’ experience in Designing, Coordinating, and Executing Residential Complexes, Office Buildings and Complexes, Hotels, Master planning, Exhibits and Interior projects. Responsible for the Management of all aspects of design, ensuring business goals and objectives are met by adding value, controlling risk, and providing innovative solutions through effective design thinking and innovation whilst meeting the project requirements. Responsible for the management and coordination of the internal and external design disciplines, Construction, Procurement and FM teams to deliver the project envisioned. My role is to technically challenge design from a constructability, efficiency, program, Commercial feasibility point of view and maximize design value within budget and minimize risk. Currently working on a wide variety of projects ranging from

• High End Showrooms for Versace, Bentley, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab displaying their high-end home products in Saudi Arabia.

• A 46-floor high sea facing tower with branded residences with parking podium, amenity floor and residences ranging from 1 Bed to 4 bed penthouses at Jeddah.

• 6 Branded built to suit Villas and Guest houses for VVIP’s in Riyadh.

• 163 branded villas as part of another master developments in Riyadh.

• 625,000 sqm master development in Jeddah part of KAEC with villas and required amenities to make it a sea facing destination.

• QASR MALL upgrades with addition of Ninja Course, ICE rink and Offices for a sister concern of DAAR.

Arne Emerson


Arne Emerson is a Partner at Morphosis with more than 27 years of experience in the field. Since joining Morphosis in 2009, he has played a significant role in the design and development of a broad range of national and international buildings, competitions, and planning projects in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  Arne served as Project Architect on the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas and is currently serving as Design Partner for two new U.S. Embassies in Beirut, Lebanon and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the new headquarters for ENI in San Donato, Italy, a new arts district at The University of Texas at Dallas, and the new headquarters for lululemon in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Arne is one of four partners leading all aspects of the design direction and management of Morphosis. In addition to his professional career, Arne is a committed educator and lecturer. He is a frequent guest professor at Montana State University, the Young Architects Academy in Italy, and as a studio critic at Washington University in St. Louis. He currently serves on the President’s Committee for Art and Architecture at Montana State University.

Manuel D. Schneider

Director of Investment Management
Boutique Group

Manuel D. Schneider is the Director of Investment Management for PIF’s – Boutique Group, the entity tasked with the commercialization of the royal and cultural palaces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Manuel has over 15 years’ experience in operations, asset management and investment strategy, business development, as well as financial underwriting across the hospitality, tourism and real estate sectors.

Prior to joining PIF, Manuel was based in Doha with Katara Hospitality, the State of Qatar’s hotel investment arm. In his function as Director – Asset Management & Investments, he oversaw all aspects of the firm’s Middle Eastern, African and Asian hotel portfolio with a market capitalization of approximately USD 7 billion.

Previously, he has gained additional experience with international consultancies EY and JLL, as well as other international asset management and hospitality operations firms in the US and Europe.



Manuel recently graduated with an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, specializing in International Finance Strategy.

He also earned a master level qualification in Hospitality Real Estate and Investments at Cornell University’s – Baker Program in Real Estate in New York, USA.

Manuel holds a BSc (hons) in International Hospitality Management from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, UAE and École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland.

Seymone Moodley

Hotel & Catering News

Seymone is a qualified Journalist from South Africa with extensive experience in digital communication. Before joining Hotel & Catering News Middle East as the Editor-in-Chief, she covered the news for the BBC, CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa, and Forbes Woman Africa magazine. Recognised at the Sanlam Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards for her investigative aviation print story and gamification television story, Seymone has been telling stories for over a decade now and remains a student of life. 

Henrique Dias

Regional Hospitality Design Director
DLR Group Middle East

Henrique Dias is the Regional Hospitality Design Director of DLR’s Group in the Middle East. He has over 19 years of experience with leading award-winning projects in the region and globally. In his role, Dias rethinks and translates conceptual ideas into stimulating, thought-provoking architectural realities and thrives on finding new solutions to design problems. He is working across the firm to ensure DLR’s designs and innovations keep on pushing through their boundaries and limits. He is a respected thought leader in the industry ensuring the best experience with clients and his team.


Dias has recently led high-profile projects such as the Jubail Island Development in Abu Dhabi and the Madinah Gate Double Tree Hotel in KSA, which have further cemented his reputation as a distinguished professional in the design industry, making him the award-winning architect of the year.

Mohammed Adib

Partner and Chief Design Officer
Dewan Architects + Engineers

Mohammed Adib is a graduate of the AA School of Architecture and a postgraduate in interior architecture from Barcelona. Mohammed Adib has worked in the UK, Spain, Jordan, North Africa, and Asia over the last 30 years, and for the past 17 years has been based between Barcelona and the Middle East.

During his studies, Iraqi-born Mohammed collaborated with many offices in the UK and Europe. After university he embarked on a “Grand Tour” working for 18 months in architectural offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. In 1993, Mohammed established Intercon in London as a niche design company specialising in large-scale commercial interior design. Under his design and management
guidance, Intercon has completed over 180 projects in 15 countries and has gradually expanded its services to include architecture, product design, signage and wayfinding.

In 2017 Mohammed, joined Dewan Architects + Engineers as partner and Chief Design officer. His main responsibilities are the protection and development of the design language as well as establishing new markets. He has directed projects in the Middle East, S E Asia, Europe and Africa.


Managing Director MEA

Arjan received his Master of Science in Architecture from the TU Delft in 2006 and joined UNStudio in 2020, bringing with him extensive international experience in complex master planning and architectural projects in Europe, China and the Middle East.


He has a broad interest and understanding of cultural diversity proving to be a valuable asset in UNStudio’s global presence and reach. Arjan has led multiple high profile projects ranging from masterplanning and urban strategies to architecture projects including public buildings, industrial complexes and mixed-use high rise through all stages of design and construction. He is specialized in design strategy with a track record in optimization of complex master planning and architectural projects.


Currently Arjan leads the practice of UNStudio Middle East, dedicated as the local liaison for developments in the Middle East. With his allround experience Arjan is able to oversee and advise stakeholders on all key levels of developments.



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