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Eyad Fadul

Advisor, Vision Realization Office (VRO), Ministry of Hajj and Umra, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eyad Fadul currently serve as an advisor for the Vision Realization Office (VRO) for the Ministry of Hajj and Umra in the capacity of project manager and consultant. He is responsible for delivering the International Oasis initiative, as part of plans to achieve the National Transformation Program NTP goals, he is a Torch barrier leading urban design, knowledge, financial, marketing and legal consultant’s teams.

Eyad has over 17 years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design fields including project management, in local and international firms such as zuhair fayez partnership, Fluor Arabia and AECOM.

He also taught professional Landscape architecture courses at King Abdul Aziz university, and has experience in CSR field through managing Friend of Jeddah Parks (NGO).

Eyad has a Master's degree, Architecture and Urban Design from College of Fine Arts, Helwan university, Cairo, Egypt.

And a Bachelor's degree, Landscape Architecture from School of environmental design, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Fawaz A. Alharbi

Head of Master Planning - Projects Development, Jeddah Economic Company

Fawaz, has over 17 years of practical experience which allowed him to obtain a diverse range of skills in his varied design, planning, infrastructure leadership and management roles. He was 1st trained as an architect and later as an urban planner, and has worked in both public and private sectors, which gave him the insight and the know-how to deliver.

He works now for one of the leading urban development companies in the region, Jeddah Economic Company. He joined the company back in 2012, this is when Jeddah Economic City was 1st conceived by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin. His challenge was to materialize this complex vision for the city. During this period Fawaz utilized his diverse experience and skills in current international best practice design and planning trends for optimal professional output.

His key role in the company is to manage the planning and design aspects of the development, including, market studies, traffic and environmental impact studies and other related engineering tasks. This also includes all aspects of the design progress of the development and granting authorities’ permits for the project.

He is a frequent keynote speaker on topics ranging from master planning, infrastructure and mega projects.

Fawaz holds a B.S Degree in Architecture from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Mineral and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning and Economic Development from University of Cincinnati.


Don Sharp

Director of Landscape Architecture, Parsons

Don Sharp is a landscape architect with 25+ years of experience in the design of a wide variety of project types and scales including complex urban projects featuring high-quality, innovative public realm design and construction. He is a Licensed Landscape Architect in the USA, a past president of the Rhode Island Chapter of the ASLA and a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in the U.K. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, Don spent a year constructing prototypes of experimental earth-sheltered passive solar housing intended to be mass-produced in developing countries. After taking a summer course in Chinese Architecture, City Planning and Garden Design at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Don settled into ten years of local and regional practice in the USA.  During this time, Don also served as an adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, teaching a course in advance landscape construction. Don worked off and on for a total of over ten years as a Senior Design Manager, Project Director, and Design Director at Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP), a high-profile international design firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, where his responsibilities encompassed virtually all aspects of professional practice. After a half year stint with internationally renowned garden designer Luciano Giubillei, Don moved to Shanghai for four years where he was a Landscape Design Director for Watershed and EADG. Most recently, Don served as Design Director at MSP, where he was responsible for concept generation, design direction, technical guidance, quality assurance, mentoring, and managing the team of 25+ designers in the MSP head office in London. At Parsons, Don oversees Parsons’ landscape activities in the Middle East and Africa. As a key member of Parsons’ newly formed Land Development & Buildings Division, Don is responsible for the technical and creative excellence of all landscape design and is responsible for developing the landscape group as a whole.

Nigel Eckersall

Director of Design and Development, VE Experts

Mohamed Attia

General Manager, Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Co.

Mohamed Attia is a young and energetic professional who always meet challenges in any circumstances to a win- win solution. That’s why he is known for his own strategic plan to turns in a right direction of business with the aim of accomplish company goals.  He is having a rich experience of (15) years of progressing accomplishments in Leisure sector. Although He has earned a degree in Master of Business Administration from repute university. Mohamed is a self-starter and keen always to do challenging job on prescribed timing with him team since he believes in team work. He is cherished leader with solid leisure experience and his quest is constantly to achieve more to do as well apply best leisure practices which add value to the leisure business.

At present, he is serving with one of the repute company by name Al-Othaim Leisure & Tourism Co at Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He has been enjoying his work with a huge expansion of leisure business within the MENA region as well sees as his current assignments for five-year expansion plan in Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and countries in Eastern and Western Africa and Central Asia.

Nuha Eltinay

Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development, Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI)

Hrvoje Cindric

Senior Master Planner, ARUP

Hrvoje is an experienced, confident, committed and passionate Urban Planner and Designer. He has a proven track record as a designer, planner and project manager and has lived in the UAE for past five years.

Hrvoje has extensive experience in projects across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and South America, working for public and private sector clients alike. He has worked on a wide range of projects from strategic frameworks to large greenfield master plans down to brownfield regeneration, urban design and place-making projects.

Hrvoje is fluent in Croatian, English and German.

Anas Mohammed Hassan

Head of Design, Projects & Development Dept., Knowledge Economic City Company

Sabri Almuallem Bajeseer

Architecture and Engineer - Tourism Destination Development, Supreme Commission for Tourism

Sameh Gharib

Senior Project Manager & Senior Urban Designer, Dar Al Riyadh Group

Dr. Gharib, with a PhD in Strategic Management, MSc. in Urban Design & Regional Planning, MSc. in GIS & RS, BSc. in Architecture, has 30 years of international experience in 14 countries (Europe, Africa, Asia, and Middle East). Managed and participated in multi-disciplinary projects and international teams that achieved significant results under dynamic, stressful, and sharp deadlines. Dr. Gharib worked closely with Federal Authorities, international organizations such as UNFAO and GTZ to help them build-up their projects in developed countries. Has excellent communication and conflict resolution skills and proven teamwork abilities.

Maher Rahim

Senior Associate – Master planner, Parsons International

Dr. Abdullah Addas

Assistant Professor - Department of Landscape Architecture, King Abdulaziz University

Dr. Abdullah bin Nidal Addas holds a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah (2006) and a master's degree in Landscape Studies from the University of Sheffield (2008). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in the field of social and behavioural aspects in landscape design (2014).

Dr. Addas is currently serving as an assistant professor and faculty member at the Faculty of Environmental Design, King Abdulaziz University. He teaches a number of theoretical and technical courses and studios in the field of computers applications in landscape architecture.

Dr. Abdullah addas took administrative positions, including the department's public relation manger and other positions in the Landscape Architecture Department.

Ramy Mosa

Sr. Design Architect, Zuhair Fayez Partnership

Ramy has practiced as an architect for more than 12 years, most of this professional experience was in the gulf region. During this period he worked for/with either consultancy or contracting companies and experienced in all aspects of the industry in all project stages from bid winning to implementation and on-site follow-up.

Ali Kazma

Chairman, Kidz Holding

Mohamed Behairy

Senior Urban Designer & Landscape Architect, Dar Al Arkan (DAAR)

Mohamed Behairy is an Experienced Urban Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the landscape design. 10 years of diversified experience, began from participating in the design process to fully handling and managing different design phases (Concept to Tender) in different scales and land uses (Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Offices and Mixed Use).

Furthermore, this experience has been developed to gain the capability and skills to start and initiate project and development process. In the past 5 years, had the chance to be on board in "Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company that is recognized as one of the leading Real Estate Development companies in the region, his experience got rich more than ever before, connecting all development process aspects starting from the selection of the development opportunities, value creation, development site analysis and evaluation, development alternatives and suggested uses, space program, pre-concept design Urban and Landscape, develop request for proposals (RFP), consultants selection and evaluation to the following and coordinating the implementation of the development design strategy. though and after all, there is still much more to be learned and terrain to be developed for a better community.

Rob Lockhart

International Sales Director | Chief Compliance Officer, Dynamo Playgrounds

Rob has more than 15 years’ experience with Dynamo Playgrounds in the commercial playground equipment industry.  Often commenting that he is a ‘professional at play’, he has had extensive involvement in the design of innovative playground equipment and transformative playspaces, which both have incredible positive impacts on the communities with which he has been privileged to work.

While leading Dynamo’s extensive safety and product testing programs, Rob is also a long serving supporter of safe play across the industry.  Contributing through positions on the ASTM and CSA working groups for playground safety regulations, both IPEMA’s Equipment Certification Committee & Board of Directors, and the NRPA Play Area Advisory Panel, Rob is at the heart of progress for safe and well-designed playspaces.   

Rob is a passionate crusader about the many benefits of good play, and the life-long impact that better play experiences can have on the children and families of communities globally.