dmg events to launch LiveableCitiesX, FutureFM and GeoWorld in 2024

Currently 56% of the world’s population live in cities, according to World Bank statistics and, as the global population surges, the urgency to reshape urban development strategies has never been more critical. International organiser dmg events has responded to this need with the launch of LiveableCitiesX, an event designed to address the complex challenges faced by city makers worldwide.

The World Bank further projects that, by 2080, 80% of the world's population will reside in cities, with a substantial portion of this growth occurring in the MEASA region.

LivebaleCitiesX, which runs 26-28 November 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will be co-located with FutureFM, a show aiming to redefine facilities management, and GeoWorld, an event looking to transform industries with geospatial excellence. The three events are designed, organisers say, to spotlight master planning opportunities and the latest technologies that are reshaping cities worldwide.  

“With our track record of hosting top-tier global events like Big 5 Global, The Hotel Show, INDEX and ADIPEC, we’re now introducing LiveableCitiesX,” said Matt Denton, president of dmg events. The show, he added, would bring together government officials, scholars, urban planners, financial experts, designers, businesses, and tech innovators from around the world. “By doing so, we're highlighting the importance of being proactive about urban trends and the value of collaboration among all parties to build better cities for the future,” Denton stated.

“With its ultra-modern social and economic infrastructure, safe living environment, accessibility to other international markets, world-class facilities and being positioned at the heart of a region experiencing rapid growth and abundant investment opportunities, Dubai is firmly established as one of the most liveable cities in the world, making the city and the UAE an ideal choice as the host country for the inaugural LiveableCitiesX event,” he added.

A rising number of governments are spearheading city development initiatives that harness technology, geospatial innovation, avant-garde architecture and progressive concepts like regenerative and parametric design, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, big data, and virtual reality. Among such notable projects are THE LINE by NEOM in Saudi Arabia, the Hatta Development Plan and Masdar City in the UAE, Egypt's New Administrative Capital and New Alamein City, Bantala Greenfield City in India and Kenya’s Konza Technopolis.

LiveableCitiesX aims to support the development of such projects. The event will also feature a high-level summit, educational talks programme and private closed-door round tables.

Taking place with LiveableCitiesX, GeoWorld, the only event of its kind in the MEASA region, will highlight the rapid growth of the geospatial sector supported by a combination of large-scale projects across various sectors such as construction, oil & gas, e-commerce and agriculture. The geospatial sector is forecasted to mark a CAGR of 8% by 2028. (Source: Mordor Intelligence)

The integration of business intelligence and automation technologies are set to revolutionise the facilities management (FM) industry and FutureFM will also feature a high-level summit addressing the transformative shift within the FM industry.

“The launch of these events also aligns with our over-arching vision to unite global leaders to source and collaboratively define innovative solutions through our exhibitions, strategic conferences and networking events,” said Denton.