DesignMENA Summit 2019, RMJM

Sotiris Tsoulos, Khalid Shafar join DesignMENA Summit 2019

Sotiris Tsoulos, design director of architecture practice RMJM, is among the people confirmed to speak at the DesignMENA Summit 2019.

He will join the likes of Emirati product designer Khalid Shafar, former Perkins+Will design director Diane Thorsen and disruptive designer Paul Bishop – the latter two widely regarded as being among the region’s most influential creative leaders. 

DesignMENA Summit 2019 is held on 4 December at the Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina.

The architectural design quadrant join a line-up of speakers booked to tackle undercutting, the fourth industrial revolution, the war on waste, growth in Saudi Arabia and elevating design standards. 

 Studio EM’s managing director Kristian Stinson, Sotiris Tsoulos and Dr Carlos Alberto Montana-Hoyos, founding associate professor of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, are both confirmed to speak as well.

Other high-profile names taking part include the managing director of Roar, Kathryn Athreya, Esra Lemmens, founder of design consultancy Esra Lemmens Agency, and Laura Bielecki, senior  interior design manager at boutique real estate developer Ellington Group.

The DesignMENA Summit 2019 is kindly sponsored by Lacasa, Emkay Interiors, Huda Lighting and iGuzzini.

Attendance is free for interior designers and architects but spaces are limited and must be registered in advance. To register as a delegate click here or contact Evgenia Zhelyazkova on +971 4 444 3685 or