Mr. Masood Al Awar, CEO of TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing

TASWEEK engages US Business communities to promote Dubai as a Smart City

: Tuesday, July 22 - 2014 @ 13:35

TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing, a provider of comprehensive real estate development solutions for the UAE and the broader Middle East, has involved various US companies in different segments to introduce and endorse the Dubai Smart Living City during its visit to the USA as part of a high-profile preparation for the event in Dubai 2014 and the 2015 in San Francisco.

Dubai has stepped up its efforts to transform into the world’s smartest city in the next three years in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

In line with Dubai’s Smart City initiatives, Masood Al Awar revealed further details about Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the biannual event that highlights Smart City concept, to an international audience. The first edition of the event will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai from September 15 to 16, 2014 at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai.

In addition, the delegation met partners for the second edition of the Smart Living City, which will take place from March 16th to 19th, 2015 in San Francisco. The visit was an occasion for TASWEEK to meet the top US-based companies in order to establish public private partnerships (PPP) with them. Participation at the Smart Living City Dubai 2014 will be a perfect gateway for international companies looking to enter the GCC market.

Masood Al Awar also visited the offices of the leading technology giants based in San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, popularly known as the Silicon Valley, to get a deeper insight about the latest innovations being made in the field of IT and Smart Technology. He toured the headquarters of some of the major multinational corporations, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to learn about their successful business model and ways to implement them in the GCC-based companies. Also in line with the event’s educational partnership, the delegates visited some of the leading academic institutions in the Bay area such as UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing, said: “Dubai’s Smart City vision has positioned the Emirate at a juncture where many leading international IT companies and service providers are keen to be part of the major transition. Smart Living City Dubai 2014 opens up many windows for global firms, looking to establish their presence in the country as well as the region. Our delegation to the USA provided us with an opportunity to promote Dubai’s Smart City agenda along with Smart Living City Dubai 2014. The delegates interacted with the US companies and encouraged them to participate in the exhibition to showcase their Smart solutions and services to the regional visitors. The finalizing of the venue for the next edition was also on the agenda of the visit.”

During Smart Living Dubai 2014, TASWEEK and Inside Investor, a Hong Kong-based company focused on investing in new technologies, will throw the spotlight on successful local and international Smart startups and business programs through master classes, discussion panels and exhibition. The two-day event will be a platform for startup owners, technology investors, business accelerators, and representatives from public and private organizations to share their perspectives on current urban issues and potential solutions. There will be multiple workshops for participants and visitors hosted by some of the leading names from the industry along with networking opportunities.

Tasweek, a provider of comprehensive real estate development solutions for the UAE and the broader Middle East that leverages over 20 years of extensive experience in valuations, design, and real estate marketing across the UAE, is organizing Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 in coordination with Inside Investor.

Inside Investor is a Hong Kong–based technology investment firm with offices in Dubai, Manila, and San Francisco. Its investments include a business news portal in Asia, a platform for smart technology startups, and an intelligent platform for the business community.

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