Cluttons and Estates Gazette launch global debate

They will discuss how UAE can become the business capital of the world

The Global Real Estate Debate is being held at the Capital Club in Dubai, on 21 October 2014
The Global Real Estate Debate is being held at the Capital Club in Dubai, on 21 October 2014

Real estate advisor Cluttons has teamed up with and London-based magazine Estates Gazette to host a property debate in UAE.

The Global Real Estate Debate is being held at the Capital Club in Dubai, on 21 October 2014.

Representatives from real estate, infrastructure and advisory businesses, will discuss how the UAE can become the business capital of the world.

Steve Morgan, chief executive Middle East for Cluttons, said: “As the United Arab Emirates gears up for Expo 2020, we are seeing a new wave of infrastructure and development projects coming forward.

"The major new projects underway include the Midfield Terminal in Abu Dhabi, Al Maktoum Airport in Dubai and Etihad Rail, which will transform global access to the region.

"These projects will directly support the occupation of the booming office and retail markets, and the huge growth in the industrial and distribution sectors.

"With a significant number of jobs being created as part of this growth, the residential sector will continue to prosper over the longer term.

“It is against this backdrop that Cluttons, entered into this exciting project with Estates Gazette, to debate whether the UAE can become the business capital of the world.

"We see real estate being at the heart of this issue, and working with Estate Gazette will provide a unique perspective from London, which is widely viewed as the current global business capital.”

Damian Wild, editor of Estates Gazette, said: “It’s no coincidence that Estates Gazette has chosen Dubai to stage our first Global Real Estate Debate.

"It’s an exciting, thriving business centre and one with real ambition. With Expo 2020 looming large on the horizon, I’m looking forward to chairing a debate that will reveal just how high those ambitions can be."

Speakers confirmed for the event include Anita Mehra Homayoun, marketing director of Dubai Airports; Badr Al Gergawi, CEO at Tamdeem; Hazel Wong, executive director at WSW Architects and architect of Emirates Towers; and Steve Morgan, CEO Middle East, Cluttons.

 

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