Autodesk University Middle East wraps up Fifth edition
Over 650 designers, builders, makers and creators attended the event, which was held at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Held on the 6 December at the Dubai World Trade Center, Autodesk University Middle East (AU Middle East) saw the attendance of over 650 designers, builders, makers and creators. Now its fifth edition, the event provided a platform for Autodesk users to connect and explore the latest in building software.
Callan Carpenter, VP, Global Named Accounts at Autodesk said, "AU Middle East was an inspiring platform for all our users to explore the future of design; whether that is architectural, technological or fashion.
"With 650 attendees, we believe this annual event has become a magnet for the regional design community and will act as a catalyst to further accelerate innovation and growth across diverse sectors in the Middle East."
The event also hosted several sessions that were helped by Autodesk delegates, which included Wujec and Callan Carpenter's opening keynote on The Future of Making Things, the accessibility of Autodesk Cloud Services, a 4D simulation workshop, to name a few.
"Technology is radically disrupting the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, built, and used. As a result, the implication for the future of making things is huge," added Carpenter.
"Throughout the event our aim was to inspire the regional design community via insightful keynotes, specialised industry classes, Autodesk Certification exams, and premium networking opportunities. It was an experience packed with elements of innovation including 3D printing technologies, advances in Virtual Reality, and the latest technology available to designers and engineers."
Attendees of the event were given the opportunity to explore the Autodesk Gallery, which comprised of various success stories of construction projects across the globe. Additionally, the 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software firm also showcased how VR can help bring architectural designs to life, as well as the highlighting the value of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Louay Dahmash, head of Autodesk Middle East and Turkey said, "AU Middle East was created to enable industry professionals to engage with global speakers like Tom Wujec and take a peek into the latest technology innovations that have continually disrupted the way buildings are designed and constructed in our region.
"It was also a great platform for attendees to understand what technologies are going to shape the manufacturing and entertainment industries and discover how these inventions are changing the future of making things in the Middle East."