Event Information

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect will host the fifth annual designMENA Summit on 5th December 2017 in Dubai, bringing together more than 150 senior architects and commercial interior designers from the region’s most influential firms. Together they will address key industry issues, identify trends for the coming year, and highlight opportunities for business development in the design space.




2016 Programme Highlights

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Designing for the Arts – The Flourishing Middle East Cultural Scene
  • CASE STUDY: Dubai Opera
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting Communities –Integrated Neighbourhood Design
  • TAKE 10…Project Insight & Innovation: Planning for Communities – Design in the Urban Space
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Midscale & Budget Hospitality – Designing without Compromise
  • TAKE 10…Project Insight & Innovation: The Branded Environment – Enhancing Interior Experiences with Graphic Design


Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect magazines will once again join forces for the fifth edition of the designMENA Summit on the 5th December 2017. The summit provides the ideal forum for creative people across the design and architectural world to develop their businesses and inspire one another to create the innovative works which define the Middle East.


The DesignMENA Summit brings together the cream of the region’s design and architectural community. Attendance is by invitation only and will represent the professionals shaping the industry’s future.

Sponsorship packages reflect a serious commitment to supporting the industry through a series of dedicated branding opportunities throughout the pre, post and onsite delegate touch-points; providing ample opportunity for sponsors to gain brand awareness as a supporter of a major industry event.

To get involved in the limited sponsorship opportunities available in 2016, enquire about how you can position your brand and meet potential customers.


Featured Speakers

Benjamin Hubert

Nigel Eckersall

Ahmed Khadier

Phillip Jones

Shaun Killa

Kevin McLachlan

David Daniels

Janus Rostock

Advisory Panel