Agenda

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Theme: East Meets Tech: Modernizing Middle Eastern Furniture Craftsmanship


13.00 – 13.30
Registration | Networking
13.30 – 13.35
Setting the Tone
13.35 – 13.45
Keynote Address
13.45 – 14.00
FurTech Future:
Exploring Next-Gen Innovations in Furniture Design
  • The evolution from traditional to tech-integrated furniture
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in personalized design
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in immersive design experiences
  • Automation, robotics, and smart manufacturing processes
14.00 – 14.15
Machine Mastery:
Elevating Furniture Manufacturing through Proactive Care and Maintenance
  • Beyond Reactive Fixes: The Value of Preventive Maintenance
  • Empowering the Workforce: Training and Skill Development in Machine Maintenance
  • Embracing Proactive Care in Furniture Manufacturing
  • Building Partnerships for Sustainable Maintenance Solutions
14.15 - 15.00
Panel Discussion:
The Digital Shift: Addressing Current Demands, Challenges, and Consumer Preferences in the Furniture Technology Industry
  • Discussion on how digital innovation is reshaping the furniture industry and enhancing the consumer experience
  • Exploration of the importance of sustainability, recyclable materials, and ethical manufacturing practices in shaping consumer preferences and market trends
  • Overview of the evolving consumer preferences and expectations for furniture design, comfort, and functionality
  • Insights into the future of the furniture technology industry, including growth prospects, emerging technologies, and market trends
15.00 – 15.15
Networking Coffee Break
15.15 - 15.30
Eco-Friendly Furnishings:
Sustainable Materials and Green Manufacturing
  • The growing demand for environmentally responsible furniture solutions
  • Renewable, recycled, and upcycled materials used in eco-friendly furnishings
  • Innovative uses of bamboo, reclaimed wood, and recycled plastics in furniture design
  • Anticipating future trends in sustainable materials, green manufacturing technologies, and eco-conscious design
15.30 – 15.45
Digital Craftsmanship:
AR, VR, and CAD in Modern Furniture Design
  • Explore how AR technology enables designers to visualize and modify furniture designs in real-world environments
  • Address potential challenges in adopting digital craftsmanship and explore strategies for overcoming them
  • Discussing how VR technology facilitates immersive design simulations
  • Illustrating the transformative impact of integrating AR, VR, and CAD technologies on design innovation, efficiency, and collaboration
15.45 – 16.15
Fire Side Chat:
Perfecting Comfort: The Power of Ergonomics in Furniture and Its Impact on the Middle East Market
  • Exploring the principles of ergonomics and their importance in designing comfortable and supportive furniture
  • Exploration of opportunities for growth, innovation, and market differentiation in the evolving ergonomic furniture market
  • Discussion on the growing demand for ergonomic furniture solutions and the role of innovation in meeting consumer needs and expectations
  • Insights into the future of the ergonomic furniture market in the Middle East, including growth prospects, emerging trends, and opportunities for innovation and market expansion
End of Day 1 (Lunch Break)

09.00 – 10.00
Registration | Networking
10.00 – 10.05
Setting the Tone
10.05 – 10.15
Keynote Address
10.15 – 10.30
Navigating Trends and Challenges in Middle Eastern Workplace Furniture:
An Insight into Current Demands and Innovations
  • Impact of changing work environments and trends on furniture design and functionality
  • Understanding the cultural, ergonomic, and functional preferences shaping workplace furniture choices in the Middle East
  • Addressing common challenges in the Middle Eastern furniture market, including regulatory compliance, import regulations, and local competition
  • Insights into the future outlook of the workplace furniture market in the Middle East, including growth prospects and emerging opportunities
10.30 – 11.00
Master Class:
Green Furniture Revolution: The Impact of Sustainability on Manufacturers and Retailers in the Furniture Technology Industry
  • Overview of the growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable furniture
  • How manufacturers and retailers are adapting to the demand for eco-friendly furniture
  • Opportunities for innovation, growth, and differentiation in the sustainable furniture market
  • Predicting future trends and developments in sustainable furniture technology
11.00 – 11.30
Networking Coffee Break
11.30 – 11.45
Fire Side Chat:
Furniture Evolution: Exploring Innovative Fittings, New Technologies, and Trendsetting Designs in the Global Market
  • Exploration of innovative design solutions enhancing functionality, durability, and aesthetics
  • Insights into the integration of technology in modern furniture, including smart features, connectivity, and automation
  • Understanding the evolving demands, trends, and preferences in the global furniture market
  • Insights into the future outlook of the global furniture market, including growth prospects, emerging trends, and opportunities
11.45 – 12.00
Material Evolution:
New-age Fabrics, Coatings, and Finishes
  • Transformative changes and innovations in furniture materials, focusing on new-age fabrics, coatings, and finishes
  • Exploring cutting-edge developments in furniture coatings and finishes, such as anti-microbial coatings, UV-resistant finishes, and eco-friendly alternatives
  • Discussing the latest advancements in fabric technology, including sustainable materials, performance fabrics, and innovative designs
  • Providing insights into the future of material evolution in furniture design, including emerging trends, technologies, and opportunities
12.00 – 13.00
Closing Remarks

13.30 – 14.00
Registration | Networking
14.00 – 14.05
Setting the Tone
14.05 – 14.15
Keynote Address
14.15 – 14.30
Global Trends, Local Insights:
Adapting International Furniture Trends to Middle Eastern Market
  • Cultural and Regional Influences Shaping Middle Eastern Preferences
  • Challenges Faced in Integrating Global Trends with Local Preferences
  • Strategies for Tailoring International Designs to Meet Middle Eastern Market Demands
  • Future Outlook: Predictions for Evolving Furniture Trends in the Middle East
14.30 – 15.15
Panel Discussion:
Furniture 2.0: Exploring Cutting-Edge Technologies and Trends Shaping the Modern Market
  • Exploration of IoT-enabled features and their impact on furniture functionality and user experience
  • Discussion on the latest manufacturing techniques, including automation, 3D printing, and advanced machinery
  • Addressing key challenges faced by furniture manufacturers, including design innovation, sustainability, and market competition
  • Insights into the future of the furniture industry, including growth prospects, emerging technologies, and market trends
15.15 - 15.30
Networking Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.00
Master Class:
Supply Chain Symphony: The Critical Role and Challenges of Supply Chain Management in the Middle East's Furniture Technology Industry
  • Delving into the foundational role of supply chain management in the furniture technology sector
  • Strategies for integrating eco-friendly practices and ethical sourcing into the supply chain
  • Best practices for building resilient and adaptive supply chain networks
  • Anticipating future trends, challenges, and opportunities in furniture technology supply chain management
16.00 - 16.15
Empowering the Workforce:
Elevating Health & Safety Standards in Furniture Factories
  • Emphasizing the significance of maintaining high health and safety standards in furniture manufacturing
  • Highlighting the role of continuous training and education programs for workers to ensure safety protocols are understood and followed
  • Identifying and addressing common hazards and risks specific to furniture factories
  • Exploring the latest technologies and equipment designed to enhance worker safety and productivity
16.15 – 16.30
Navigating Maintenance in Middle East's Supply Chain Resilience
  • Highlighting the critical role of regular maintenance in ensuring supply chain efficiency and resilience
  • Identifying potential maintenance-related risks and implementing proactive measures to mitigate them
  • Exploring how advanced technologies can streamline maintenance processes and enhance supply chain reliability
  • Discussing emerging trends and innovations that could shape the future of maintenance in the Middle East's supply chain resilience
16.30 – 17.00
Fire Side Chat:
Revolutionizing Rest: Unveiling the Future of Mattress Manufacturing with Advanced Machinery and Technology
  • Tracing the evolution and growing importance of recycling in the furniture industry
  • The potential to salvage and repurpose a broader range of materials, enhancing the value and utility of recycled products
  • Exploring the efficiency, accuracy, and innovation brought by advanced equipment in furniture recycling
  • Anticipating upcoming trends and advancements in furniture recycling machinery
17:00
Closing Remarks

*The agenda is subject to change and it will keep evolving.

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