SFPE Middle East Conference

19-23 March 2017
Dubai, UAE
Marriott Al Jaddaf

About The Conference

SFPE is proud to host the inaugural 2017 Middle East Conference - Getting-It-Right: Tools and Strategies to Improve Fire Protection Engineering on Projects, which will be held the 19-23 March in Dubai, UAE. The event will showcase the GCC and international projects, success stories and lessons learned as well as advanced and cutting-edge practices in fire protection engineering used to protect people, property and the environment from fire. With leading professionals from around the globe participating in this event, it will offer unparalleled opportunities for networking with peers and exploring new products, technologies, and business opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai!

Our Program Committee

  • Shamim Rashid-Sumar, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Business Development-Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES (co-chair)
  • Susan Lamont, CEng., Associate Director, Arup (co-chair)
  • Ali A. Mokhtar, Manager, Saudi Aramco (co-chair)
  • Paul Rivers, P.E., FSFPE, Senior Fire Protection Specialist, 3M (2017 SFPE President)


SFPE is proud to have two keynote presentations by three of the most distinguished presenters, speaking on issues that are relevant to topics that concerns our community.

Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA, RIBA
Director - Supertall Building Technology 
 Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)

James Antell AIA, P.E.
Vice President – International Development
Jensen Hughes

Guillermo Rein, Ph.D.
Reader in Thermal Energy
Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London Editor-in-Chief, journal Fire Technology

Our Attendees

Our attendees are comprised of fire protection engineers, fire safety engineers, fire engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers, facilities managers, developers, and allied professionals. Will we see you there?


Marriott Al Jaddaf

The hotel experience of a lifetime awaits you here in Dubai, UAE. Gorgeously designed and perfectly located, the Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai welcomes business and leisure travellers with 5-star service and an abundance of thoughtful amenities. Many famous landmarks, including Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Creek, and the Gold Souq, are just a short distance from our doorstep - and we offer a free shuttle service to Dubai Mall. Our room and suite accommodations encourage relaxation, with luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, high-speed Internet, and flat-screen TVs. Many of our accommodations also provide views of the Dubai skyline. Enjoy a day of indulgence at our luxury on-site spa, or enjoy a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness centre and a swim in the outdoor pool.

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Oud Metha Road
Al Jaddaf Area Dubai
122273 United Arab Emirates