Arab Future Cities Dubai 2016

13-14 November 2017
United Arab Emirates

Sponsors and Partners


Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s most valuable automotive brands and a division of Daimler AG – a globally successful automotive manufacturer. Since its founding in 1886, Mercedes-Benz has continued to shape the future of mobility today: the company uses innovative and green technologies to produce safe and superior vehicles which fascinate and delight customers. It follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving.

The Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars portfolio includes the ultra-luxury sub-brand ‘Mercedes-Maybach’ and the sport and high-performance sub-brand ‘Mercedes-AMG’.

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Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.

Nokia offers a full set of solutions that telecom operators can use to win opportunities in many industries including smart cities, smart home, public safety, digital health, connected mobility, and more.

Nokia has been transforming technology and adapting to market changes for over 150 years. Nokia’s recent combination with Alcatel-Lucent is allowing the company to continue shaping a new revolution in connectivity, technologies and devices.

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Hewlett Packard has been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. The company’s vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizations of all sizes from global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise makes IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers high-quality, high-value products, consulting, and support services in a single package. That’s one of the company principal differentiators.

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ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices.

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Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u‑blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u‑blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

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Avertra is a global strategic consulting and technology deployment organization servicing the energy and utilities industry to deliver transformational projects in areas such as IoT, smart grid, consumer engagement, customer service, mobile workforce, and data visualization to create more effective workforces through better-enabled employees and more informed stakeholders and consumers. Although our focus and expertise is on the utility industry, we have done services work in other industries such as the public sector, logistics, finance, consumer goods, and airlines. With global offices in the US, Jordan, Dubai, and India, Avertra is a proud member of 2016 INC. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the US and a part of the 2016 CIO Review list of the top 20 Most Promising Utilities Technology Solutions Providers.

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Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 33,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.

The Communities business at Majid Al Futtaim creates, develops and manages large-scale residential and commercial destinations, which embrace the company’s pioneering retail, leisure and entertainment experiences. Our Communities’ portfolio includes three live developments: Al Zahia in Sharjah, UAE, Al Mouj Muscat in Oman and Waterfront City in Dbayeh, Lebanon, and a new project in Dubai, UAE, currently under planning.

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For nearly 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable, intelligent connectivity for everything from enterprise organizations to complex, critical infrastructure projects around the globe. Allied Telesis is a Japanese networking products manufacturer that offers a broad portfolio including network switches, routers, industrial grade switches, security firewalls, media converters and wireless solutions that are reliable and affordable.

In a world moving toward smart cities and the Internet of Things, networks must evolve rapidly to meet new challenges. Allied Telesis smart technologies, such as Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, ensure that network evolution can keep pace, and deliver efficient and secure solutions for people, organizations, and “things”—both now and into the future.

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IPS Group, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, CA (USA), with offices in Canada and Europe. IPS is a design, engineering, and manufacturing company focused on low-power wireless telecommunications, payment processing systems, parking technologies, and SaaS management software. An industry pioneer, IPS has been delivering smart city technology solutions for over 20 years. The company offers a fully integrated smart product suite comprised of single-space meters, multi-space pay stations, pay station upgrade kits, vehicle detection sensors, smart cash collection systems, and SaaS management software with advanced data analytics. IPS is delivering the Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Parking Systems to transportation and parking operations all over the world.

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Netcon Technologies India Private Ltd. was founded in 2007 with the mission to provide the best in IT infrastructure, cyber security, cloud migration and datacenter consulting services. We specialize in engineering solutions for smart & safe cities, transport, higher education and manufacturing. We empower customers to enhance and optimize business performance.

At Netcon Technologies India Private Ltd. we help businesses work with disruptive technologies and meet user demands. We consult with businesses and organizations to optimize business value, enhance performance, boost productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. We understand our customers’ business goals and offer turnkey solutions like IT infrastructure design & engineering, datacenter construction, and unified collaboration solution to cloud services. Our strong domain knowledge has made us one of the few uptime certified data centre consultants.

With over 100 engineers and presence across 7 locations, we are motivated and inspired by teamwork, integrity, passion and solving complex problems.

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DBT Charging Electric Vehicle (DBT CEV) is the European Leader in ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles, with more than 15,000 charging points in Europe (out of which more than 1,500 are fast charging stations).

As a pioneer in the field of electro-mobility, DBT Charging Electric Vehicle delivered its first charging station in 1992. Since then the group has been at the edge of innovation with a deep focus on fast charging solutions. The group has positioned itself as a leader in this field with an unparalleled experience in charge point design, production, installation and maintenance. In close contacts with electric vehicle manufacturers, DBT Charging Electric Vehicle products are designed as multi-standard chargers and compatible with both CHAdeMO and COMBO connection standards enabling the charge of all the vehicles on the market.

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Gridbee Communications is an innovative high-technology SME focused on becoming one of the most recognized wireless-communication solution providers for smart grid and smart city applications.

Gridbee strongly believes that smart grid and smart city markets have a need for reliable communication solutions that are standardized, interoperable, secured and autonomous while boosting performance, managing power savings and dramatically lowering the costs of the solutions’ production and use.

The innovative Gridbee GDB1000 product provides real-time and bidirectional communication between the different nodes of the grid system within a mesh network, and is capable of handling either low or high data-rate traffic over distances ranging from a few hundred meters to a few kilometers.

Overall, GDB1000 offers the most scalable, adaptive, easy-to-use, integrated and cost-efficient solution for the smart grid and smart city market.

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Talisen International is the international division of Talisen Technologies Inc., based in St. Louis, United States. It is a recognized leader in smart city technology solutions and solution development for organizations with sophisticated networks, applications and security requirements.

Talisen International is a master integrator capable of collecting data from multiple sub-systems and present it as a single centralized enterprise view. This data convergence provides a high level of insight and transparency into operational processes across the enterprise improving efficiency and lowering costs. The collected data is seamlessly integrated and visualized via actionable analytic dashboards.

Talisen International can help organizations set up and manage a state-of-the-art Central Command Center that allows them to collect, normalize and analyze data from a variety of equipment, sensors and applications – revolving around the Internet of Things (IoT). Talisen International’s platform currently analyzes data from 8,100+ buildings, 500,000+ devices and manages over 33 million sqm space globally.

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Domintell Development has been in the automation market and IT solutions for about 25 years with lots of projects around the world.

We are a strong, smart and competitive team of high quality specialists who have lots of certifications and awards.

Our solutions include the full process automation from A to Z:-

  • Outdoor/Street light control
  • Video intercom communications from one villa to some towers
  • House/Building automation system from one apartment to whole building
  • Hotel automation solution
  • Supply of very reliable electrician equipment
  • Maintaining, operating, setting, monitoring and many others from BMS
  • Client interface, this solution is unique for today, because we develop one app for any kind of objects, for example you can manage your villa and office from one application solution and so on
  • Green energy in development session but it is a very interesting project, we keep a development conception of solar energy panel for this specific climate

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Hitachi is dedicated to driving business and societal transformation through digitalization. Its digital solutions deliver connected intelligence from the Internet of Things and actionable insights that support better decision-making, smarter, safer, and more efficient societies. Serving public and private sector customers across video monitoring and security, and public safety markets.

Hitachi Visualization Suite (HVS) is an intelligent, end-to-end solution for situational awareness enabling the correlation of disparate data and video systems geospatially. Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP) delivers enterprise-class storage, fast data recall, expanded data security and little-to-no degradation to support real-time monitoring and analysis.

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Near Motion is an advanced technology company established in partnership with Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures Co. to provide reliable solutions that empower government organizations and business sectors with pioneer tools that take customers’ engagement to a new level.

We live in a world where customers’ engagement has never been the same as millions of active dots are waiting to be connected in the best way that provides mutual benefits for interacted parties and business objectives.

If you are a public service provider, a metro station, a shopping mall, a museum, a park or even an airlines company, our crafted solutions for automatic check in, proximity marketing and indoor navigation will allow you to interact with your customers on the go, indoor and outdoor in a great precession.

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Business Sweden – The Swedish Trade and Invest Council

Business Sweden helps Swedish companies reach their full international potential. We do this by offering strategic guidance and practical support, whether it is in Sweden or on location in one of the close to 50 markets where we are represented. In addition to our work with internationalisation and exports, our mission is also to attract foreign investments to Sweden, which brings competence, capital and innovation to Swedish companies. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish government and the industry, represented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Foreign Trade Association. The shared ownership provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

Business Sweden’s regional networks provide unique support for companies looking for international success. We are here to help every Swedish company reach their full international potential.

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Axis Communications offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis Communications is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to its customers through a global partner network. Axis Communications has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.

Axis Communications has more than 2,100 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 80,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis Communications is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.

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Cybercom is an innovative ICT consulting company with 20 years of experience in IT and communications technology. Our consultants enable businesses and organisations to benefit from the opportunities of the connected world, to enhance their competitiveness or to achieve efficiency gains. Cybercom’s expertise spans the entire ecosystem of this communication – Connectivity – and our delivery is both local and global.

Cybercom’s principal market is the Nordic region, with established operations in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Poland, India, Dubai and Singapore are international centres of expertise that partly support the Nordic business and partly represent their own specialised business.

The group has approximately 1,300 employees in seven countries.

Cybercom’s offering is organised into four areas: Connected Industry, Connected Consumer, Connected City and Connected Citizen. In these areas the company offers strategic advice, testing and quality assurance, security solutions, system development, system integration, system management and system operation.

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Since 2006, Global Sustain provides a wide range of services and solutions to support its members and clients succeeding triple bottom line results. Based in London and Athens, with offices in Berlin, Brussels, Colombo, Dubai, London, New York, Nicosia, and Zurich, Global Sustain offers innovative online and off-line services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, responsible investing, green economy, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights and accountability. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, academic institutions, media, professional bodies, service providers, chambers, think tanks and other public or private entities.

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GreenEmirates Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Advisors assist companies and organizations with their green programs in the United Arab Emirates and the wider GCC region.


  • assists with green suppliers, partners, coordination, marketing;
  • provides advice to new entrants to the UAE market on the selection of suitable local distributors, agents, joint venture partners across all the Environmental Sustainability and Clean Energy sectors;
  • provides advice to local firms looking to partner with international Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability firms.

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The Smart Cities Council is the trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. It is comprised of the world's foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks. The Council's goal is to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and, citizen engagement.

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Future Cities Catapult is an urban innovation centre based in London. Our aim is to accelerate urban ideas to market, to grow the economy and make cities better. We bring together businesses, universities and city leaders so that they can work with each other to solve the problems that cities face, now and in the future. We help innovators turn ingenious ideas into working prototypes that can be tested in real urban settings. This means that we catalyse and apply innovations to grow UK business and promote UK exports.

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Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

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The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

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Construction Global is a best practice construction magazine and website focused on all aspects on green and sustainable construction and gives a thoughtful insight in to major global construction companies as well as large scale construction and civil engineering projects.

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BNC (Business News for Construction) is a flagship project intelligence service of Industry Networks, a leading provider of construction intelligence and informatics in the Middle East & North Africa. BNC tracks projects from concept to completion and offers a range of comprehensive and pertinent information including key details of property developers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers involved with a project.

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Future Cities Middle East is a first-of-its-kind publication in the Middle East that is focused on issues relevant to designing, building, sustaining and living in cities of the future. From green construction, urban infrastructure and transport, technological innovation and sustainability, to lifestyle, healthcare, education and eco-awareness, Future Cities Middle East brings news, features interviews and opinion to its readers in an urbane, interesting and unique format. It also offers governments a medium to keep our readers updated on the latest urban developments and legislations that affect their lives.

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