Welcome to Leaders in Design Summit!

Leaders in Design MENA Summit is the largest and most prestigious platform dedicated to promoting and advancing design & architecture industry across the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Committed to boosting the region’s presence on the global landscape, Leaders in Design MENA is the only event which brings together the most prominent decision makers from across the world representing the top global firms and personalities to champion the potential the MENA region.

Leaders in Design MENA is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers. Gathering the most senior industry professionals from across the world, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside design, interior design & architecture, set future business plans and appreciate breathtaking and daring designs.

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Testimonials

  • Francis Gallagher

    For many years now, Leaders in Design MENA is a forum for the region’s driving elite of the real estate industry to connect with new potential business partners and develop valuable relationships. It is a great opportunity to share our vast experience with other professionals as well as to take the pulse of the region.

    Francis Gallagher
    Principal and Managing Director of the HKS Architects -
  • Elvira Muños

    Leaders in Design MENA, organized by International Business Council, represents a unique opportunity to connect with sector leaders and senior decision makers to tackle the future challenges of the region.

    Elvira Muños
    Director of AECOM -
  • Alan McCready

    Leaders in Design MENA organized by International Business Council gives us a wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the best designers it the region and to discuss the latest interior design trends. Our work is centered around bringing a designer’s vision to life, so ongoing dialogue is essential.

    Alan McCready
    Managing Director of ISG Middle East -
  • Michael Fowler

    Leaders in Design MENA is one of the most important events in the region for designers and I am honoured to be invited to share my experiences in architectural design at the conference. This event offers a great opportunity for design professionals from around the globe to discuss current issues, challenges and market trends, especially their impact on future development and the design profession in the Middle East and North Africa. I believe both the programmes line up and the spontaneous conversations that follow will spark a lot of ideas and definitely inspire every one of us.

    Michael Fowler
    Managing Director - Middle East of AEDAS -
  • Federico Delrosso

    Leaders in Design MENA organized by International Business Council is the perfect opportunity for me to connect with the right people within the industry and look into the potential of this dynamic area.

    Federico Delrosso
    Founder of Delrosso Architects -
  • Nasser Abulhasan

    I am pleased to take part in Leaders in Design MENA organized by International Business Council and be part of this big family. The event bring us the opportunity to share with all attendees our core principles in the field of architecture and design. It will allow us to show some of our best projects and create a dialogue with the audience. Networking is also important for us in this type of events

    Nasser Abulhasan
    Principal of AGI Architects -
  • Dave Scurlock

    For Callison, a global architecture and design firm, the Leaders in Design MENA summit organized by International Business Council gives us an opportunity to create relationships with those leaders-to strengthen existing connections and forge new ones. We look forward to sharing our perspective on design and learning new strategies to further success in the region

    Dave Scurlock
    Principal of CALLISON -
  • Sanjay Puri

    All conventions are a good forum for interaction and exchange of ideas. We are looking at Leaders in Design MENA by International Business Council as an opportunity to meet different people from the design and building fields and share thoughts and meaningful dialogues. We find that each event is a forum for expanding ones horizons in the design field.

    Sanjay Puri
    Co-Founder of Sanjay Puri Architects -
  • Richard Hutchinson

    For LOM Leaders in Design MENA by International Business Council represents the perfect opportunity to engage with the market in Middle East and gain a better understanding of local trends, share best practice with our contemporaries and meet new clients.

    Richard Hutchinson
    Director of LOM architecture and design -

Networking Opportunities

  • Pre-Arranged One to One Meetings

    "Pre-Arranged One to One Meetings"

    "Opportunity to meet potential business partners during pre-arranged meetings and create real business development opportunities "
  • Prequalified Attendance by Invitation Only

    "Prequalified Attendance by Invitation Only"

    "Only well - researched and prequalified delegates with decision making & signatory authority who are in the process of searching for solutions"
  • Advanced Notice of Delegates

    "Advanced Notice of Delegates"

    "Our contact system allows registered delegates to pre-arrange meetings before you even arrive at the conference, ensuring you make the most out of your valuable time"
  • Controversial Panel Discussions & Hard Talk Interviews

    "Controversial Panel Discussions & Hard Talk Interviews"

    "Raise the most controversial question everyone is thinking about but afraid to ask "
  • 5 Star Evening Reception

    "5 Star Evening Reception"

    "Build new business relationships and open new opportunities in a relaxed environment accompanied by a 5 star dinner and entertainment"
  • Interactive Networking Coffee Breaks & Lunches

    "Interactive Networking Coffee Breaks & Lunches"

    "Grab every chance to expand your network"

Latest Event News

  • Dubai Design & Fashion District Endorsed Leaders in Design 2016
    20 Jul 2016

    Dubai Design & Fashion District Endorsed Leaders in Design 2016

    International Business Council is proud to announce that Leaders in Design 2016 is endorsed by Dubai Design & Fashion Distr

  • International Business Council Announces Association Partnerships for Leaders in Design MENA Summit
    05 Nov 2015

    International Business Council Announces Association Partnerships for Leaders in Design MENA Summit

    Leaders in Design MENA, a 5th Global Edition summit hosted by International Busin

  • Emirates Green Building Council Partners with Leaders in Design MENA Summit
    03 Nov 2015

    Emirates Green Building Council Partners with Leaders in Design MENA Summit

    International Business Council is pleased to announce that Emirates Green Building Council is partnering with Leaders in Design

  • JAMES LEHOUILLER FEATURED SPEAKER AT  LEADERS IN DESIGN MENA: WHERE DESIGN MEETS BUSINESS
    02 Oct 2015

    JAMES LEHOUILLER FEATURED SPEAKER AT LEADERS IN DESIGN MENA: WHERE DESIGN MEETS BUSINESS

    James Lehouiller, CEO and Managing Partner of award-winning hospitality interior design firm, DiLeonardo, is a featured speaker

  • Callison’s Dave Scurlock Joins Retail Panel at Leaders in Design MENA Summit
    02 Oct 2015

    Callison’s Dave Scurlock Joins Retail Panel at Leaders in Design MENA Summit

    Callison Principal Dave Scurlock will join a retail panel at the Leaders in Design MENA Summit in Dubai

  • AREEN DESIGNING INTERIORS OF WORLD'S LARGEST HOLIDAY INN
    02 Oct 2015

    AREEN DESIGNING INTERIORS OF WORLD'S LARGEST HOLIDAY INN

    London-based design practice Areen Hospitality has been appointed to work on a 1,238-room Holiday In

  • The American Institute of Architects Middle East Partners with Leaders in Design MENA Summit
    08 Sep 2015

    The American Institute of Architects Middle East Partners with Leaders in Design MENA Summit

  • Timberlux Sponsor “Leaders in Design MENA”
    13 Aug 2015

    Timberlux Sponsor “Leaders in Design MENA”

    Timberlux, a world market-leader in the production of Burmese teak and outdoor decking, will be sponsoring this year’s Le

  • Science or Art? Is there a formula to beautiful interior design? Leaders in Design Summit holds the key to this riddle.
    28 Jul 2015

    Science or Art? Is there a formula to beautiful interior design? Leaders in Design Summit holds the key to this riddle.

  • Ferrari-designers Pininfarina launches architecture and interiors services for the GCC
    08 Jun 2015

    Ferrari-designers Pininfarina launches architecture and interiors services for the GCC

    Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina, best known for its mastery behind firms such as Ferrari and Maserati, has now

  • Interior images revealed for Hadid’s Bee’ah HQ
    08 Jun 2015

    Interior images revealed for Hadid’s Bee’ah HQ

    Zaha Hadid Architects has released new images of its latest project in the UAE

  • Pallavi Dean Interiors uses local inspiration to design Dubai-based real estate office
    08 Jun 2015

    Pallavi Dean Interiors uses local inspiration to design Dubai-based real estate office

    When JLL decided to upgrade its regional headquarters in Dubai, it wanted to make a statement about the two faces of the compan

  • Revealed: Inside Dubai`s Floating Seahorse underwater villas
    08 Jun 2015

    Revealed: Inside Dubai`s Floating Seahorse underwater villas

    The developer of The Heart of Europe islands, which will form part of Dubai’s The World, has announced more details about

  • Architects of Air created floating interior designs in Dubai
    08 Jun 2015

    Architects of Air created floating interior designs in Dubai

    The creations of design team Architects of Air were one of the major attractions at a festival celebrating street art held in D

  • Predicting 2015s key interior trends and looks
    08 Jun 2015

    Predicting 2015s key interior trends and looks

    Trend spotting is getting harder

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