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Dubai 2022

Be a part of WBEF Dubai 2022 – The liveable city.
Where influencers, innovators and investors will draw a new blueprint for liveability, prosperity, and wellbeing across the urbanised world.


MON 24 JAN 2022 - TUE 25 JAN 2022
08:00 - 18:00
Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo2020, Dubai

The liveable city: Agile, Healthy, Resilient

What is liveability? Though often cited by cities as a defining policy goal, definitions differ. This complicates the challenge of effectively investing in, designing, building and operating inclusive and liveable urban spaces. Cities remain central to global economic growth, but must prove that they have successfully adapted to post-pandemic norms and expectations.

Does the ESG investment boom mark a permanent change of direction in financial markets? Has the build back better movement stalled in the face of ongoing economic disruption? Do concepts like the 15-minute city, circular economy and mobility-as-a-service represent the near future of urban design, or mere passing fads? Will we ever live in truly smart, carbon-neutral, zero-waste and affordable cities? And is liveability just another buzzword?

Join industry experts and senior leaders from around the world to share strategies for the creation of agile, healthy, and resilient places as the urban century unfolds. Book your ticket today and help to shape the conversation.  

Our commitment to health and safety

Keeping you safe is our main priority. We have safety measures in place and are following government guidelines to ensure everyone is protected at the event.

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Topics discussed will include:

  • Are we building back better?
  • The rise and rise of ESG investment
  • Zero waste and circular cities
  • What does energy diversification in the Middle East mean for global energy and climate targets?
  • Global cities and their Sustainable Development Goals
  • Improving access to high-quality, affordable housing

What is Expo2020?

Hosted in Dubai between October 2021 and March 2022, Expo2020 is a global celebration which aims to empower visitors to connect, collaborate, create and be inspired by showcasing innovation, inspiration and the most brilliant talent from around the world.

As Expo2020’s core themes across the 6 months are:

Opportunity: Unlocking the potential within us

Mobility: Creating smarter and better connections

Sustainability: Living in balance with the world around us

There’s no better place than to host the WBEF Global Summit Dubai 2022 alongside Expo2020.

For more info visit the Expo2020 website

Speakers will include

  • Wang Shi, Founder and Honorary Chairman, China Vanke Co., Ltd
  • Marie Lam-Frendo, CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub
  • Dr. Noah Raford, Futurist in Chief, Chief of Global Affairs, Dubai Future Foundation
  • Mirjam Staub-Bisang, CEO, BlackRock Switzerland and Senior Advisor, BlackRock Sustainable Investing
  • Qing Wei, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft (China) Ltd
  • Prof Greg Clark, CBE, Global Advisor on Cities
  • Yu-Ning Hwang, Chief Planner and Deputy CEO, Singapore
  • Rosemary Feenan, Executive Vice-President, Quadreal
  • Dr. Anas Bataw, Director of Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC), Heriot Watt University
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Saeed Al Abbar, CEO, AESG
  • Maged El Hawary, CIO, ASGC Group
  • Nadimeh Mehra, Vice President, District 2020 – Transition Unit
  • Nathan R. Doughty, CEO, Asite
  • Tina P, Co-Founder and CEO, Circotr@de

Find out more about the speakers

Key takeaways

  • WBEF Summit 2022 is the ideal location for all built and natural environment professionals, and those working with or alongside the profession, who are bringing about real change in the way that we finance, create and manage places.

    You can expect to meet fellow peers:

    CEOs, Partners, CIOS, CTOs, CFOs, MDs, Directors, Board members and Trustees at:

    • Global Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction firms
    • Management Consultancy
    • Property technology developers and suppliers
    • Related professional services (accountancy, architecture, engineering, investment, surveying, project management, sustainability and low carbon advisory)
  • Networking

    WBEF Global Summit Dubai 2022 offers an array of opportunities to connect with thought-leaders throughout the event. You will meet with fellow built and natural environment professionals, industry speakers, partners and exhibitors. 

    You can connect with peers via the World Built Environment Forum App as well as remain up-to-date of the latest news and insights.

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  • Participate in sessions led by industry influencers, build relationships with senior decision makers, and discover innovative ideas that can tackle key issues and address new opportunities for the future.

    Don’t just take our word for it:

Booking information

  • Ticket

    Price USD

    In person access

    Super early bird


    Group booking 3-4 per person


    Group booking 5-6 per person


    Group booking 7-10 per person


    Online access

    RICS Professionals and Candidates


    Online access only


    Please note that payment will be taken in AED

  • Please use the Book Now button at the top of the page. You will then be asked to select your ticket option and continue the booking process. Payment will be taken in AED.

    For more information please email
  • In person tickets include:

    • Two full days of unparalleled thought-leadership content from globally renowned speakers
    • In person networking opportunities with senior leaders, influencers and innovators, including a reception on Monday evening
    • Complimentary one day ticket to Expo2020
    • Food and refreshment throughout the two days
    • Access to the WBEF Dubai 2022 app so you can benefit from resources such as market trends, insights, standards and training

    Online access only ticket includes:

    • Access to the full two-day programme via a live stream
  • If you have a discount code, please ensure to enter it into the discount code box and apply before making payment.

  • We know everything still feels a bit uncertain at the moment; in many parts of the world, international travel corridors show no signs of reopening. But we want this event to be truly global and truly accessible to anyone who wishes to attend.

    That’s why we are offering you the chance to buy an online ticket now and upgrade to in-person access at any subsequent point, for whatever the ticket would have cost you at the time of the original purchase*. That means if you buy a online access ticket now and decide to upgrade in January, you’ll only pay the super early bird price of US$1000.

    And, if travel corridors in your part of the world do not reopen, simply join us with your digital pass – and enjoy full access to the “best in class” content delivered by our #ExpertsInConversation for a full six months.

    *Upgrades subject to availability – this offer will end once we reach venue capacity.

  • Complimentary access for all RICS professionals and candidates

    Join a global audience of thousands in accessing thought leading content from our experts in conversation at WBEF Dubai 2022.

    Secure your free access and help shape the conversations.


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Feedback from previous summits...

'It is the go to event for property and construction professionals'

'Global experts tackling the world’s big problems. Inspiring event that stimulates new thinking and collaborative debate.'

‘An inspirational and thought provoking investment into our future’

‘The summit will last long in the memory and will help form our strategy going forwards. The principles set out show whatever aspect of the Built Environment you work in, the topics discussed will have an impact.’

‘A terrific range of international thinkers, real leaders!’

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