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LET'S TALK: THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN

The Design Talks have become the leading public forum for discussion and debate among the region’s most influential, creative and successful designers in the calendar. Chaired once again this year by Esra Lemmens, Founder & Director of the Esra Lemmens Agency.

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With more striking and successful work being completed across hospitality, corporate, retail and residential sectors than ever before, this year’s Design Talks will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to share insights and discussions with the leading creative minds in the region. Register here for your free pass to access the Design Talks.

2019'S SPEAKERS INCLUDE:



Firas Alsahin
Co-Founder & Design Director
4SPACE Design



Yasmin Farahmandy
Senior Interior Designer
A++ Human Sustainable Architecture



Steven Velegrinis 
Head of Masterplanning
AECOM



Stuart Allen
Managing Director & Founder
Allen Architecture Interiors Design

Juan

Juan Roldán
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
American University of Sharjah



Waleed Shaalan
Design Director
AREP



Paul Bishop
Owner & Managing Partner
Bishop Design



Carla Conte
Founder & Creative Director
Brand Creative



Chris Barnes
Owner and Founder
Broadway Interiors



Abdoullah Albizreh
Director
Depa Interiors

William

William Bennett
Senior Landscape Designer
desert INK



Justin Wells
Director
dwp



Ivar Krasinski
Founding Partner & Design Director
EDGE



Sejal Patel
Lead Designer
Gensler

DAvid

David Lessard
Design Director
H+A Architects

Cristina

Cristina Mateo, Ph.D.
Executive Director
IE School of Architecture and Design



Indu Varanasi
Founder/Director/Architect
IRD Design



Carol Finnie
Regional Director MENA Region
JPA Design



Benjamin Piper
Partner & Design Principal
Killa Architectural Design

Kristina

Kristina Zanic
Owner
Kristina Zanic Consultancy



Patrick Bean
Design Director
LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultancy



Margriet Vollenberg
Director & Art Director
Organisation in Design & Ventura Projects

Fulvia

Fulvia Ramogida
Senior Project & Relationship Manager
Organisation in Design & Ventura Projects



Morgan Fleming
Design Director, Principal
Perkins&Will



Laurent Haddad
Head of Interior Design
RW Armstrong



Kristian Stinson
Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Studio EM



Esra Lemmens
Founder
The Esra Lemmens Agency



Tom Skyring
Design Director
Wilson Associates



Ellen Søhoel
Founder
XBD Collective



Vera Dieckmann
CEO & Creative Director
XO Atelier

SURFACE Design Partners

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  • Business Intelligence Partner

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  • Official Airline Partner

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  • Travel & Visa Partner

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  • Official Construction Intelligence Partner

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  • United Architects of Philippines

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