17 - 19 September 2024

RIYADH FRONT EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTER

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INDEX Design Talks

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Delivering insight, direction and inspiration

The INDEX Design Talks has become a cornerstone of the regional design calendar in recent years. Carefully curated to cover the biggest topics and trends impacting the design community, the programme runs across all three days of INDEX Saudi Arabia.

The passionate industry community of interiors, architecture, and fit-out professionals attends the Design Talks for peer networking and meaningful conversations.

Hear from over 80 powerhouse speakers who are transforming the design landscape, including industry giants from Red Sea Global, Royal Commission of AlUla, Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Jacobs, Kristina Zanic Consultants, Dewan Architects + Engineers, Brand Creative, and many others.

It's not just a conference, it's a movement!

Hear from our 2023 speakers

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"The event was bigger than ever with such a diverse range of international and local suppliers. The interesting talks and the buzz around the event were perfect! It's great to see the event evolve and build upon its success year after year."

Kristina Zanic

CEO | Kristina Zanic Consultants

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia 2023 has truly set a high standard for future events, making it an unforgettable experience."

Kourosh Salehi

Global Design Director | LWK+PARTNERS

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia 2023 undoubtedly emerged as a beacon of excellence, bringing together industry leaders to explore the future of hospitality & design with unparalleled intelligence, creativity, and innovation."

Kerem Cengiz

MENA Managing Director | LWK+PARTNERS

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia stood out not only for its scale but also for its brilliant showcase of innovation and creativity within the design industry. It's clear that Saudi Arabia's design scene is growing fast, and it's been incredibly exciting to be part of that!"

Joakim De Rham

CEO | Swiss Bureau Interior Design

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia was an eye-opener! From the way it was organized to being a panellist and moderator, all of it was spectacular."

Mihir Sanganee

Founder & Creative Director | Designsmith

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"Being a speaker at the INDEX Design Talks was a remarkable experience! It's not every day that one gets to be among such passionate professionals discussing the future of design."

Weaam Sinjab

Creative Director & Digital Communication Consultant

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"This year’s show was very impressive with the impeccable organization! The diverse range of topics covered and the calibre of speakers invited greatly enriched our knowledge and provided valuable insights into industry trends and best practices."

Amani Al Ibrahim

Partner & Executive Director | Kristina Zanic Consultants

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia is a great opportunity to establish connections between industry leaders, specialists design experts and innovative suppliers. To build bridges of trust and future collaboration."

Yahya Alghamdi

Senior Specialist - Building Information Modeling Design | Red Sea Global

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia is an event that delivers exceptional value and remains a key highlight in the industry calendar."

Arch. Adam Al Hamzi

Director of Interior Design Department – Hospitality | Memar Development and Investment

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"INDEX Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly the event of the year for designers and architects, offering valuable insights into industry trends. With its current success, there's no doubt it will only get better in the future!"

Al Johara N. Beydoun

Multidisciplinary Designer/ Founder | Ink

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“It was an honor to be part of this year's INDEX Saudi Arabia and an exceptional panel speaker lineup."

Nafece Khan

Head of Projects | 4SPACE design

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“During the two panels I attended, I was once again reassured that Saudi is one of the most intriguing countries for hospitality development on the planet currently."

Maya Ziadeh

Chief Development Officer, Premium Midscale & Economy | Accor

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“The panel discussion on the role of soft skills in design was truly enriching, with thought-provoking questions that sparked further discussion and exploration. Immensely grateful to the organizers for providing this platform that celebrates creativity, innovation, design, and collaboration.”

Sara Al-Sowayegh

Country Communication & Interior Design Manager | IKEA Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

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“It was such a joy to be among esteemed experts from various fields, sharing our experiences and insights on creating innovative solutions through collaboration.”

Dr. Ahmed Kassab

Assistant Professor of Industrial Design | Design Department. Effat University - Speaker 2023

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“The Design Talks were a great way to connect with the local design community and colleagues to talk about important issues affecting our industry.”

Marc Cerone

Senior Interior Architecture Director | Red Sea Global - Speaker 2023

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Our 2023 programme key topics included:

  • Generative AI for Saudi Arabia
  • Entry Challenges for Emerging Designers
  • Creating Tailored Hospitality Experiences for the Gen Z Market
  • Tips and Strategies for Building a Successful Career in Design and Architecture
  • Panel Spotlight on Local Manufacturing: Strengthening the Design Industry
  • The Use of Social Media in Design
  • and much, much more! View the 2023 agenda
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Speaker & Audience Profile

  • Founders and CXO’s of Interior Design, Architecture and Fit-out companies
  • Managing Directors
  • Design Directors
  • Head of Architecture
  • Head of Design
  • Interior Designers
  • Associates

Hear from the 2023 Theatre Designers 

The 2023 INDEX Design Talks stage was designed by Kristina Zanic Consultants and Unidecor.

Inspired by Saudi Arabia's diverse landscapes, the design is a modern sculptural space with sinuous curves that brings people together and promotes connection and dialogue. At the heart of it is a suspended ceiling with soft folds of fabric in warm desert and mountain hues.

Hear more about the concept and vision from Amani Al Ibrahim and Melih Aytekin.

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