About Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar

ACM’s Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar conference is now in its third  successful year and has rapidly grown to become the de facto event in Qatar for  all professionals and government representatives active in developing and  improving the public realm. Now an event series across the GCC, Future  Landscape & Public Realm conferences boast attendees representing a “Who’s  Who” of the regional value chain, providing unbeatable networking environments  to compliment these unique and much praised learning platforms.

This year’s event will feature case studies from the developments shaping Qatar’s future public realm such as Lusail City, Doha Metro, Msheireb Downtown Regeneration Project and the Sheraton Park West Bay project. Local and international landscape, urban planning and design experts will discuss the latest guidelines, practices and schools of thought for the development of Doha as a world class tourism and leisure destination. With FIFA 2022 fast approaching, senior representatives from MME will provide crucial updates on Qatar’s national strategy for green and open spaces and the impact this will have on the delivery of the one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events.

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Testimonials from Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar

Excellent Opportunities for the Exterior Landscaping Outdoor Design Industry

  • Project Qatar 2014 featured discussions on over US$ 200 billion worth of construction and infrastructure projects that will be completed by Qatar in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 and as part of the National Vision 2030
  • Creating attractive urban green spaces is a key part of the Qatar National Vision 2011-2016
  • High profile mixed-use projects such as Barwa City and Lusail City feature extensive landscaped exterior spaces as a key part of their sustainable design
  • The $45 billion dollar Lusail City will bring new opportunities for landscape design with the addition of two golf courses, a theme park, a lagoon and two marinas
  • In light of FIFA 2022, Qatar’s tourism infrastructure is expanding with the development of the $1.6 billion Doha Festival City, which will include a waterpark and snow park
  • Qatar’s $13.7 billion dollar Local Roads and Drainage Program has been designed to reconstruct and develop the country’s roads and drainage systems. The program will provide increased opportunities for hardscaping and softscaping.
  • Qatar’s multi-million dollar Doha metro system will be built in two phases
    o Phase 1 will feature the construction of the Red, Green and Gold lines and will be open to the public in late 2019. The project comprises the design of approximately 35 stations in phase one and approximately 60 stations for phase two.
    o Phase 2 is expected to be completed in 2026 and will involve the expansion of the phase one lines and one additional line.


Top Reasons To Attend

  • MEET with Qatar’s leading landscape experts and key industry decision makers
  • UNDERSTAND the importance of early project collaboration in the development of a fully sustainable and functional public realm
  • DISCUSS the impact Qatar’s urban planning strategy will have on the successful delivery of FIFA 2022
  • HEAR updates from Qatar’s leading developers and landscape consultants on the project’s shaping the future of Qatar’s public realm


Advisory Board

  • Jumana Abdel Jawad

    Architect and Urban Designer, Presidents office

  • Geoffrey Sanderson

    Principal Landscape Architect

  • Ameena Ahmadi

    Technical Director
    Capital Projects, Qatar Foundation


  • Geoffrey Sanderson

    Principal Landscape Architect

  • Tim O’Loan

    Practice Lead – Design, Planning & Economics
    AECOM, Melbourne, Australia

  • Jane Knight

    Landscape Architect
    Eden Project UK

  • Jumana Abdel Jawad

    Projects Management Engineer – 1, Roads Design Dept
    Public Works Authority

  • Akin Adamson

    Director, Middle East Region
    Transport Research Lab Ltd

  • Hrvoje Cindrić

    Senior Masterplanner, Consulting Gulf

  • Ameena Ahmadi

    Technical Director
    Capital Projects, Qatar Foundation

  • Thomas Bennett

    Head of Urban Design - Qatar

  • Geert Reitsma

    Project Director

  • Ricardo Hilario

    Public Parks Dept.
    Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning

  • Ayad Al Rawi

    Resident Director

  • Chel Hauschildt

    Nursery & Green Stock Manager
    Nakheel Landscapes

  • Bashayer Al-Ahmad

    Al-Ahmad, Co- founder
    Archikid Academy, Kuwait City

  • Nada Al-Khallaf

    Directing Manager
    Archikid Academy, Kuwait city

  • Anna Grichting Solder

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Planning
    College of Engineering, Qatar University

  • Yausif Albaker

    Albaker Architects

  • Simon Oxenhem

    Managing Director

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The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.