4-6 September 2018
Dubai World Trade Centre
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Educational Seminar Presentations


Thank you for your interest in Middle East Stone. This edition held over 25 educational sessions across 4 days and  some of the best speaker insights are now available for download.

 

 

DAY 1

Speaker

Presentation

Jim Hieb

State of the Market Address: Update on developments in the global stone industry

Eng.K. Vikram Rastogi

Design Seminar: Stone applications in architecture

Mohsen. N. Hankir

The three pillars of tile application

Danny Van Cleave

Innovation Showcase: Natural turquoise tiles

James Springer

Emerging Markets Showcase: The marble industry in Afghanistan

Eng.K. Vikram Rastogi

Technical Seminar: Skills development training in the stone sector

Charles Muehlbauer

Workshop: Stone Exterior Wall Cladding Masterclass

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DAY 2

Speaker

Presentation

Amyas Wade     

Local Inspiration in Design: Balancing cultural and historical influences with a contemporary future in interior design

Mahnaz Liaghat

Sofitel Dubai The Palm: Achieving unique themed interiors through the use of natural stone

Basma Al Hamamsy

Business Bay Towers: Setting the tone for a building’s interiors through strong, innovative entrance design 

Charles Muehlbauer       

Workshop: Flooring, Finishes and Friction Masterclass

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DAY 3

Speaker

Presentation

Vincenzo Porciello

Stone Selection: Overcoming challenges in the stone selection process

Robert Stephens

Natural Stone Exteriors: Design and installation of high performance, natural stone facades

William Whistler 

Stone and Sustainability: Advancing natural stone as a preferred sustainable building material

Simon Ingvartsen

Design Showcase: King Abdullah Financial District: Choosing natural stone as the main façade, flooring and hardscaping material in a Saudi mega-project

Eng. Asma Almousa

Design Seminar: The role of design in optimising the customer's purchasing  experience in the retail setting

Dr. Eng. Stefano Hoffmann            

Stone Overview Seminar: Once just raw material, now becoming a mature product

Dan Rea & Jim Hieb             

Workshop: Sustainable Natural Stone Masterclass

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DAY 4

Speaker

Presentation

Teresa Starr & Chad Fox  

Workshop: How to Trade in the UAE

Alessandro Stocco

Technical Seminar: Natural stone machining – applications, quality and research in a traditionalist field

Charles Muehlbauer

Workshop: Stone Care Masterclass

Anil Kumar

Finance Clinic: Why natural stone?

Charles Muehlbauer

Workshop:Thin Veneer Stone Masterclass

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