Downtown Design, a key event at Dubai Design Week, is the Middle East’s leading platform for trade professionals to experience and discover high quality and original design.

SAOTA Director, Philip Olmesdahl, was invited as a panellist alongside industry leaders Ferdinand Cheung from LWK + PARTNERS, Dr. Nasser B. Abdulhasan from AGi Architects, David Daniels from SSH and Elie Mrad from ARADA.

The panel discussion was moderated by Oscar Rousseau, the current Editor of Commercial Interior Design. The discussion centred around exploring the potential of design and new opportunities within the Middle East and other regions. The geographical markets that each panellist works in and the challenges they face were also top key talking points.