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Conference on Architecture, Design, and Innovation, kicks off at the Sharjah Innovation Park

Sharjah, November 21, 2021- The Conference on Architecture, Design and Innovation, was launched in Sharjah, which was organized by the Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP), in cooperation with the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park and with the participation of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah. The conference was attended by His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi,CEO of Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, The President of the Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP), Vítor Poças, Dr. Daniel Pontes, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Portugal in Abu Dhabi, and a large number of international designers specializing in architecture and interior design from Portugal who are members of the association, including Architect Carlos Architect Carlos Castanheira Designer Salete Peixinho, Professor Nadia Mehdi Alhasani, Dean of College of Fine Arts and Design – University of Sharjah, in addition to the presence of students of the College of Fine Arts and Design from the University of Sharjah, entrepreneurs and a crowd of media and those interested in architecture and innovative design.

The conference started with an opening speech by His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi, during which he spoke about the importance of hosting this conference in cooperation with the Portuguese side in the Sharjah Research and Innovation Park at a time when the Park seeks to attract international companies working in the field of innovative industrial design to Sharjah and the relationship of this industry with the modern technology-based industry. The smart technology that the Park is developing through the Sharjah Open Laboratories for Innovation “SoiLab”, in addition to attracting students and researchers from universities for practical application, training and manufacturing prototypes in these laboratories.

The conference sessions dealt with a number of topics on its agenda, which revolved around industrial design arts and technological innovations in this sector.

For his part, Dr. Vitor Bokas stressed the importance of holding this conference at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, stressing that this cooperation with the Park enriches what the association seeks by integrating innovative design with modern scientific industrial methods in which the complex specializes and Sharjah’s distinctive designs. In its architecture and engineering.

He stressed Portugal’s continuous participation in the exhibitions held in the United Arab Emirates, and through this conference, it aims to highlight its products, which are characterized by innovative, sustainable and modern designs, ranging from furniture, furnishings, lighting, ceramics and textiles, which are designed to meet the needs of the local hospitality and hotel sector. , interior designers, architects, homeowners and many more.

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