Abu Dhabi event to address sustainable housing in the Arab World
Forum to study industry trends at two-day event
September 11, 2023: Amidst the ever-evolving global economic landscape and the dynamic growth of the Arab World’s population, the housing market in the Arab region has reached unprecedented levels of demand and innovation.
In response to this imperative, the Arab Housing & Community Development Forum will be held at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, said: “We are looking forward to sharing knowledge with experts as there is a great need to chart a path towards a thriving housing market that meets the needs and aspirations of the people in the Arab World.
“I believe the Arab Housing & Community Development Forum will be the ideal platform to discuss the sustainable growth and development of the housing sector in the region.”
September 11-12, 2023
The event is from September 11-12, 2023, congregating industry experts, government representatives, developers, investors, and other vital stakeholders looking into pressing matters surrounding the housing market in the Arab World.
The Arab Housing & Community Development Forum is ideal for examining the rapid advancements and challenges within the housing sector, aligning them with global sustainability initiatives.
With a focus on promoting green housing solutions and fostering a collaborative approach, the forum will bring together key stakeholders, including government authorities, private developers, contractors, builders, and technology providers, drawing over 300 attendees, more than 40 speakers, 25+ exhibitors, and is supported by 10 media partners.
The Arab Housing & Community Development Forum is a pivotal gathering for all those invested in the Arab region’s housing industry and dedicated to evolving housing solutions that align with the broader goals of the Arab World.
It will offer a unique opportunity to foster meaningful connections, discover groundbreaking ideas, and forge partnerships that will shape the future of housing in the Arab world.
Mohammed Al Mansoori, Director of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, UAE, said: “The Arab Housing and Community Development Forum aligns with our strategic vision to support citizens’ well-being and our efforts to provide sustainable government housing, foster citizen happiness, and enhance the competitiveness of the United Arab Emirates in the sector.
“We are fully prepared to collaborate with industry leaders, thought leaders, and experts to shape the future of housing.”
He added, “The forum will serve as a leading platform for collaboration to support the housing and urban development sectors and strengthen efforts to address their challenges, as they are vital for sustainable development.
“Its significance lies in our understanding that cooperation, solidarity, and effective management of the government housing sector are essential, especially considering population growth and current challenges.
“In the UAE, we are committed to working hand in hand with everyone to move into a new phase of cooperation in various housing and urban areas.”
As the Arab world constitutes approximately 6% of the global population, ensuring adequate and sustainable housing is necessary for the region’s stability and progress.
The housing industry in the Arab World is poised for transformative growth, with projections indicating substantial expansion.
Earlier this year, the UAE set aside funds to build up to 76,000 new homes valued at over AED85 billion for its citizens in the next five years.
Featured image: Mohammed Al Mansoori. Image: Arab Housing & Community Development Forum