Get ready to witness the who’s who of design industry participating in one of the most popular knowledge-sharing and networking platform—Design Forum 2020 presented by du. The event which received an overwhelming response last year with 400+ attendees and 20+ speakers is back again. Design Forum will take place on March 25, 2020, at Fairmont The Palm.

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is a hub to awe-inspiring structures, outstanding designs, and creativity beyond words. Dubai will be hosting the biggest show in its history, Expo 2020 that will bring together more than 190 countries and will give them a platform to showcase their creativity, innovation, and partnership globally. With more and more nations now revealing their unique pavilion themes and content plans, all this put Dubai right up on the world map of design and architecture. The Design Forum 2020 will present an opportunity for the attendees to get acquainted and explore some exciting industry topics such as:

Why we need more legacy projects in the region?
Ever wondered what will happen once the Expo 2020 is over? What happens when the scope of the work of pavilions, hotels, and other developments has been delivered, Are legacy projects like District 2020 vital for economic development as they will result in job and investment creation. Do we need more of these for continued growth? We invite experts to share their opinions on legacy projects.

How big data is transforming design and architecture!
With big data, architects can estimate costs more efficiently. Big data isn’t just changing the architecture industry, it’s changing the attitude of others towards it. More and more people are wanting buildings that can provide information and big stores of data. Companies are asking for data reports to improve the performance of their assets. How well is the region in tune with this aspect?

Gender pay gap in the creative industry!
It’s everywhere in the world and even RIBA takes keen interest to encourage practices to report to help address the Gender Pay Gap across the profession. Do women in the design industry feel that they there’s a great imbalance in pay of men and women and this needs to be addressed. Let’s find out the reasons of this behaviour from the experts and solutions to solve this problem.

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