New CREtech London Fireside Chat Announced Featuring Hanif Kara OBE, the Structural Engineer Behind the World’s Most Famous Projects

New York, NY (December 4, 2023)CREtech, the leading global technology and sustainability conference company devoted to Reimagining the Built World, announced a new featured CREtech London fireside chat featuring Hanif Kara OBE, Design Director and Co-Founder, AKT II. CREtech’s Head of Content, Emily Wright, will interview Hanif at Magazine London on 9 May 2024 during Europe’s premier real estate innovation event. 

Hanif is one of the industry's most sought-after structural engineers and the technician behind the best-known projects in the world. With clients including Google, Apple, Bloomberg, and EDGE, he is tasked with turning the most ambitious of designs into a reality. In the face of AI, net zero carbon, and smart buildings, that job is harder than ever. In this session, the industry's problem-solver steps out from behind the scenes to reveal the secrets to future-proofed success.

Hanif grew up in Uganda, arriving in the UK as a refugee in the 1970s, and in 2022 has received the OBE for his services to architecture, engineering and education. He’s a co-founder and design director of the ‘interdisciplinary’ engineering practice AKT II, which today unites 300+ people through projects across 50+ countries; Hanif has driven the firm’s pioneering ‘design-led’ ethos. He’s also a professor-in-practice with the Harvard GSD, having previously taught with London’s Architectural Association as well as for other avant-garde design schools throughout Europe. And he routinely serves as an advisor for organisations ranging from the Mayor of London’s office, and the UK’s Design Council, to the global Aga Khan Development Network. Hanif’s further recognitions include the CTBUH 2022 ‘Fazlur R Khan’ Lifetime Achievement Medal, as well as the London Design Festival 2023 London Design Medal.

At CREtech London, 1700+ attendees will experience world-class content that will educate and inspire attendees through a mixture of exclusive keynote presentations, panel sessions, fireside chats, interactive sessions and demos from the industry’s leading edge solutions providers. Only at CREtech London will attendees find best-in-class C-Suite speakers delivering groundbreaking presentations to foster innovation, drive productivity, and enhance sustainability initiatives. In 2024, CREtech London will feature fewer speakers and panels and more fireside chats, TED talks and next-level presentations that will leave attendees feeling inspired. 

CREtech London 2024 sessions will focus on AI, real estate-led climate innovation, lessons in resilience and adaptation, repositioning in a tough market, occupier demand, smart design, and urban master planning, leaving attendees with actionable insights to position themselves and their companies in a complex, ever-evolving market.

Along with extraordinary content, attendees of CREtech London 2024 will get access to our AI-powered peer-to-peer matchmaking app that pairs attendees for 1:1 meetings, the expo hall packed with the latest built world solutions, a new immersive experience featuring leaders in smart building technology, a new curated breakout “CREtech Conversations”, our official cocktail reception and more.  

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