Garden show to host 'green' seminar series
Dubai, October 3, 2010
Garden+Landscaping Middle East, the leading trade event for the garden, landscaping and outdoor living industry, will host Green Talks, a series of seminars and workshops.
As part of the Light Focus Conference running in conjunction with Light Middle East which is co-located with Garden+Landscaping Middle East, Green Talks has been introduced as an added feature for Garden+Landscaping Middle East.
The exhibitions, which will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 31 to November 2 share synergies in terms of visitor profiles as well as in the over-riding theme: ‘Innovation and Sustainability in Design’.
“There is growing interest in the need for environmentally-friendly landscaping solutions that are less damaging to the local ecological system and the urgent need to conserve resources,” said Ahmed Pauwels, chief executive officer of organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt.
“Green Talks, in conjunction with the Light Focus Conference will provide a meeting place for experts, professionals, developers, architects and consumers to discuss the latest developments in the field and analyse how the changing trends in the industry can be harnessed and implemented to benefit the local industry,” Pauwels added.
Over three days, the industry specific conference will feature a series of training sessions, workshops and seminars focusing on the latest developments and green technologies available in the industry. Leading experts will present the latest innovative products, while architects and designers will throw light on sustainable design and ways to benefit the bottom line.
Local government representatives will also share the latest policy changes and masterplans for future development planned in the region.
Among the renowned experts making presentations at Green Talks is Karl Heinz Braun, export manager Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America for ZinCo – Al Yousuf Agricultural and Landscaping and Mohammed Hassan Al Fardan, head of Promotion and Recreation Office Public Parks and Horticulture Department, Dubai Municipality.
Braun, who qualified as a Horticultural Engineer from Berlin, has been associated with designing horticultural features on such major international projects such as Banco Santander’s 80,000 sqm green roof project in Madrid; 35,000 sqm Metro Shopping project in Istanbul and the 25,000 sqm Tehran Book Garden.
Braun will make a series of presentations about the innovations and design ideas behind the development of green roof projects in Tunisia, Kuwait, St Petersburg, Moscow, Budapest, Praha, Vicenza (Italy), Riga, Porto Alegre and Santiago de Chile.-TradeArabia News Service