INDEX Saudi features a programme of CPD-accredited live presentations from award-winning interior designers working on major projects in the GCC alongside a diverse set of hospitality, retail, entertainment and leisure developers and operators from across Saudi Arabia.

Completely free-to-attend, these interactive presentations will provide privileged insights into the creative trends and techniques, market opportunities and strategic, logistical and commercial decisions driving the rapid expansion of the Kingdom’s built environment, as well as case studies on an array of high-profile design and fit-out projects currently underway in the Kingdom.

The conference will take place between 6pm-9:30pm on the 3rd day of the event. Seating will be very limited so we encourage you to reserve your place as soon as possible and arrive at the venue early to secure your seat. Register now to attend the conference.

Design Talks Agenda:

Day 3 | Wednesday 5th February

 

Chris Barnes, Owner & Founder, BROADWAY INTERIORS

17:50-18:30
Chris Barnes
Owner & Founder
BROADWAY INTERIORS

Topic: Reviewing our upcoming F&B projects in KSA and where we see the ongoing development of its interior design market

Background: 
Chris founded Broadway Interiors in 1999, who have since gone on to become one of the most renowned and award-winning design companies operating in the region. Broadway Interiors specialise in conceiving and delivering unique, outstanding solutions across a wide range of F&B/Hospitality, Office, Government, Leisure and Residential projects. Through this diverse portfolio, Chris and his team have gained a reputation for delivering innovative and highly successful design through creating some of the most talked about and iconic projects in the GCC, Europe and Asia.




Christian Merieau, Founding Partner & Managing Director, MMAC DESIGN ASSOCIATES

18:30-19:10
Christian Merieau
Founding Partner & Managing Director
MMAC DESIGN ASSOCIATES

Topic: A case-study on our current hotel and residential interior design projects in Makkah and Riyadh

Background:
After an early education in hotel administration, Christian obtained a degree in Interior Design in 1989 and later qualified as Interior Architect in Geneva, Switzerland. Relocating to Dubai 2005 as Managing Director for well know international design firm, Christian founded MMAC Design Associates in 2013 alongside Anil Mangalat. MMAC quickly developed into one of the most reputable hospitality design firms in the region, having now designed in various capacities for over 40 hotels. Having worked intimately with several of the premium hotel operating chains they are well versed with the intricacies involved in the Design & Operation of Hotels. Christian has also helped drive the growth of APID, the Association of Professional Interior Designers since 2009, currently holding the role of Executive Board Member.




Ahmed El-Sharabassy, CEO & Founder, SHARABASSY BUILT ENVIRONMENT STUDIO

19:30-20:15
Ahmed El-Sharabassy
CEO & Founder
SHARABASSY BUILT ENVIRONMENT STUDIO

Topic: Educating the next generation of KSA interior designers

Background: 
An experienced architect, a creative designer and a fearless dreamer, Ahmed won his first design award at the age of 19. He believes that creativity and innovation cannot be limited by static norms. To fulfill his vision of developing design concepts, he worked and researched in the field of co-design and relations with children and believes in the empowerment of young minds to drive future innovation. Ahmed is an International Associate of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), holds a Master Degree in Architecture and is the CEO/Founder of Sharabassy Built Environment Studio, which has offices in Cairo and Dubai and holds a strong local presence in Saudi Arabia.




Kristina Zanic, CEO, KRISTINA ZANIC CONSULTANTS

20:15-21:00
Kristina Zanic
CEO
KRISTINA ZANIC CONSULTANTS

Topic: Property refurbishment: How interior design can reactivate and replenish existing spaces to create additional revenue and stay competitive

Background:
Kristina is a prominent figure in interior design in Asia and the Middle East. Talented, respected, organized and trusted, Kristina prides herself on being in tune with her clients, with a talent for synthesizing what is desirable and attractive with what is viable and functional. Inspired by her desire to travel and to explore foreign cultures, Kristina’s exclusive designs are often a result of the fusion of elements and details from her travels. In the past 10 years, Kristina has been working in the Middle East and has since established her own signature design studio in Dubai: Kristina Zanic Design Consultants. Her personalized service, eye-catching designs and relentless enthusiasm have won her a variety of prestigious regional projects, and recognition may be seen in the form of a number of international and local design awards.




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