Adam has been making hand-crafted panels from a range of waste materials (including coffee grounds) for over a decade.
Adrian has worked as an Architect/Interior Designer in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Mauritius for close on 18 years, working in South Africa and Austria.
Andy joined the business in 1996 and has experienced the incredible growth of Boss Design over those 24 years.
Ann-Marie Aguilar is the Senior Vice President EMEA at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
Briar Jacques is an Australian psychologist who specialises in Mindfulness Based Training. She founded The Free Spirit Project and also acts as a consultant to a prominent Dubai design firm – helping to bring behavioural science principles more powerfully to the design process.
Conor is the designer of Foresso, the timber terrazzo, which was developed in response to wood waste in high-end interior projects. In 2017 he went into business with co-director Jake Solomon and they switched their company to producing solely materials with high recycled content.
Passionate about creative solutions in interior architecture, Diane believes that great design begins with understanding a client’s vision and culture in order to design from the inside out.
Dorthe Aaboe Kallestrup has been with Ege since 2009 and currently works as CSR Manager in Ege Group, which owns Ege Carpets.
Eddy Abou Khalil comes with extensive B2B and B2C market experience along with having held significant career roles in the Middle East. He took on the helm of Cosentino ME in 2017 as the brand’s Middle East Regional Director and continues to play a decisive role in fostering strategic partnerships with the construction and design industry.
Elliot Lewis – is a commercial real estate professional with a focus on Africa, co-founder of Addspaces and Head of Africa for Macintyre asset manager where is currently consulting to a multinational organisation on their global real estate portfolio.
Emma is the Founder of Women in Leadership Deliver (WILD) which is a platform for ALL women from the Real Estate, Construction and Interiors Sector to Connect, Collaborate and Conquer.
Aectual Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman is driven to disrupt the global construction-industry with architectural 3D print platform Aectual. She is a thought leader in the field of digital architecture, with 15 years of experience in scaling cutting-edge architecture firm DUS prior to founding digital construction firm Aectual.
Hisham is the Export Sales Manager MEA and South Europe of the Belgium based carpet tiles manufacture modulyss.
Jack Cone is a Corporate Real Estate Consultant and Commercial Office Broker working for JLL. After working in Dubai, UAE, Jack relocated to Riyadh, KSA where he currently advises a confidential Real Estate Development & Management Company.
James Coward is an Account Manager for Shaw Contract and a member of the company’s Digital Knowledge Group (DKG). Based at the MEA Showroom in Dubai Design District, James focuses on projects in the UAE plus central and southern Africa and has almost 15 years experience within the MEA region. James is passionate about all […]
As Humanscale’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jane leads the company’s efforts to create a net positive impact through both its products and operations.
Janet McAvinnie is the Real Estate Director at Mastercard and has been in Dubai for 12 years. She is a well rounded professional who has worked across Europe, Middle East and India who has worked on client and provider sides of facilities management.
As Chief Commercial Officer at the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), Jessica’s work brings health-focused design and policy solutions to diverse buildings and human environments around the globe.
Jessica-Christin Hametner is the Editor of OnOffice magazine. She has continued to contribute to W*earlier, We Heart, FRAME and Dezeen. With a particular interest in up-and-coming talent and sustainability, Jessica-Christin is keen to explore the future of design and to uncover the world’s leading innovations.
Jim is Head of Design and Wellbeing at Orangebox. A chartered Ergonomist with over 20 years experience of workplace design, Jim has daily experience of the success and failings within the contemporary workplace.
Jonathan Ashmore is the Founder and Director of Anarchitect. His professional experience spans over a decade working for a succession of internationally acclaimed Architectural practices in Europe and the Middle-East.
Joost Dingemans together with Marten, he founded Plasticiet a material and design driven studio that focuses on creating recycled plastic materials that resemble stone or terrazzo patterns. Designed for the world of makers, Plasticiet serves as a building block for the present and the future.
Julian Reuter is the Managing Director and Co-founder of out for space, the company that uses patented technology on Rattan- an alternative form of plastic.
Katherine Bruce is the Senior sustainability consultant at AESG. She holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and was awarded a scholarship in Scottish Power.
Keenan Ellis Grote has led 3SixtyConsult to award-winning recognition and has guided it through a successful acquisition of a prominent UAE-based project management brand in the past year. A founding member of the company, he has been a principal partner and director of 3Sixty since 2015.
Kerry leads the creative design and development process for EMEA at Shaw Contract, working alongside the Global Design Director.
As Director of Product Insights + Applications, Lisa is responsible for leading and executing creative solutions derived from research, field observations and insights that evolve into thought-provoking new products
Managing Director of Summertown, an interior fit out company executing projects for the corporate and retail industry.
Commercial Director | Media 10 Design Division for Clerkenwell Design Week and Design London
Mikko Tamminen has a background in industrial design and is responsible for market intelligence at Framery.
With over 38 years in the hospitality world across Australia, Asia, & the Middle East in various senior management roles, Naim has launched & operated some of the world’s best Hotels, Resorts, Spas & Lifestyle Food & Beverage Concepts. He is also the CEO and Founder of Gates Hospitality.
Natalie Bowkett is a Senior Construction Engineer at MACE Group with over 15 years of experience in providing providing construction solutions and temporary works designs for a number of projects.
Passionate about events, Nathan has worked in the industry for over 20 years and has experience in running awards, conferences, consumer and trade events on all scales and in a variety of locations in the UK and abroad.
Nathan Hurley is a key member of Orangebox’s global research and insight team and heads up the Smartworking program both from a research intelligence and product management capacity.
Speaker, Brand Evangelist, Psychologist – Inspiring Design to help people to great things – APAC + Middle East & Africa.
Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design. With strong media and presentation skills, he has presented television programmes since 1998 working for numerous channels including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery Channel and Norway’s TV2, most recently for the BBC’s DIY SOS where his show was […]
Pallavi is the founder and creative director at Roar, recognized by global media (frame and interior design magazine) as emerging designer to watch out for and Roar is described by Architectural digest “One of the hottest boutique design companies in the UAE”.
Paul Bishop is the Owner and Founder of Bishop Design LLC. Since landing in Dubai in 1996, Paul has found his unique Interior Design creations being constructed all over the Middle East.
Paul is an authority on sustainability, high performance green building and the application of technology to the design and construction process.
Priya is an architect who has worked predominantly in strategizing, conceptualizing and designing workplace projects. She works as a Research Analyst at Haworth Ideation.
Richard Wilson is the founder of Colab the first purpose-built material library in the UAE.
Roy Green, LEED AP O&M, WELL AP, leads the CSR team at HNI Corporation. He is responsible for the formulation, implementation, management and continual improvement of HNI Corporation’s long-term social responsibility vision, which includes efforts to incorporate circularity thinking into design and manufacturing processes.
A food writer, consultant and event organiser with 25+ years of experience, and an impartial and award-winning restaurant review website www.foodiva.net. During the COVID-19 crisis, Samantha is running a pro bono social media campaign, #UAERestaurantsUnite, to support the F&B industry.
Her Excellency Dr. Sara Al Madani is a well-known serial entrepreneur in the field of fashion, F&B, tech, marketing and more.
An architectural-designer recognised for a versatile body of work in the United Arab Emirates and Germany.
Tejas is an Architect | Biomimetic Designer | Researcher from Mumbai. He set up a platform for research – Carbon Craft Design – in Mumbai to experiment challenging work at the intersection of Tech – Craft – Design.
As Director of Sustainability at Teknion (also responsible for 5 of the brand’s WELL Certifications), Tracy’s work focussed on the health and well-being of the workplace through the lens of sustainability and the impact of product materials on human health.