International Congresses

1980 Symposium  for Preservation and Restoration of Islamic Architectural Heritage in Lahore, Pakistan
1980 Symposium for Restoration & Preservation of Historic Buildings in Baghdad, Irak
1980 Symposium for Preservation of Historic Cairo, Egypt
1981 The Arabic City: Its characteristics and Cultural Heritage Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia
1981 Symposium for the Role of Islam in the Culture and Human Heritage, Islamabad, Pakistan
1982 Adaptable Re-use of Historic Buildings, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Cambridge U.S.A.
1983 First International Symposium for Restoration of Historic Buildings, Basel, Switzerland
1984 Housing in the Islamic City, Ankara, Turkey
1984 Upgrading of the Urban Environment in the Arab Cities, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1985 Second International Symposium for Restoration of Historic Areas, Basel, Switzerland
1985 Preservation of Islamic Architectural Heritage, Istanbul, Turkey
1985 Restoration and New Building Materials and Techniques, Damascus, Syria
1987 Third International Symposium for Preservation of Heritage and Town Planning, London, United Kingdom
1989 Environment and Man made Environment, Toronto, Canada (May 23- 27, 1989)
1990 International Symposium for Preservation of monuments” International Organization for Preservation of monuments and monumental Regions” Ninth Symposium Lausanne, Switzerland (Oct.1990)
1990  International Seminars:”Contemporary Expressions of Islam in building”- Aga Khan organization“, Djakarta, Indonesia (14-18 Oct.1990)
1991 The sixth general symposium “Islamic Methodology in Architectural Design and Urban Planning “. Rabat city-Moroccan Kingdom, (20-24 April 1991). Accepted paper on" Sabil & Islamic Spirit in Contemporary Design”
1991 Arabic Organization for Education and Culture and Science Arab League” Symposium on Culture as National Heritage”, Amman, (7-9 May 1991). Accepted paper on “Arab Architecture as a National Heritage”

Lecturer for training courses on the field of "Urban Planning and Urban Renewal" organized by the Municipality of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (Dec.92-Jan93)

1993 Participant in the International Conference organized by the American Research Center in Cairo entitled “The Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt”, Cairo (12-15 June 1993)
1994 Symposium of Organization of Arabic Cities, Dubai (3 - 7 April 1994), Accepted paper on" Heritage in Arabic Cities and Challenges of the Urban Expansion"

Participant in NARA conference on Authenticity in relation to the World Heritage Convention, Japan,  (1-6 November,1994)


Participant in the International Seminar on “Crafts in Traditional Islamic Architecture” organized by the Ministry of Culture, Arab Republic of Egypt and the Research Center for Islamic History,  Art and Culture,  Cairo (3 – 9 December 1995). Accepted paper on “Mashrabiya & Qamaria as Decorative Elements in Contemporary Egyptian Architecture”


Participant in the ICOMOS 11th. General Assembly and International Symposium BULGARIA, Sofia, 05-09 October, 1996. Accepted paper on "New Technology in the Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Cairo"


Participant in the OICC (Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities) Saudi Arabia, at the end of 1996. Accepted paper on "The Scientific Methodology for Preparing Preservation and Conservation of Historical Buildings Projects in Cairo"


Participant in the Symposium on World Cultural Heritage Hildeshim- Germany, 01 March 1997. Accepted paper on "The Historic City & Challenges of Urban Growth". Accepted paper on "Deterioration of the Islamic Architectural Heritage in Cairo, Causes & Suggestions for Conservation"


Participant in the International Conference, Cultural Heritage in Islands & small states Valleta Malta, 8-10 May 1997. Accepted paper on "Conservation of Saray al-Manasterli" , Rauda Island, Cairo, Egypt


Participant in ICOMOS meeting, 16-23 Nov.1997. Accepted paper on "Historic Centers of the Near & Middle East"

1998 Participant in the Symposium on Mosque Architecture, Riyadh, Feb.99 Accepted paper on " Restoration of Mosque Farag Ibn Barquq, monument No.203"


Participant in the Symposium on Preserving the Architecture of Historic cities and sacred places, at the World Bank, Washington, U.S.A., 3-6 May  1999


Participant in the Italian Government Congress in association with the World Bank, on Legal Frameworks legislation, in Florence, 4-9 October 1999


Participant in the Arab Regional Workshop on the Application of the Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and National Heritage, Beirut, 6-8 March 2000


Participant in the Corinth Workshop on Archaeological Site Management Planning, Getty Conservation Institute, Corinth, Greece, 19-22 May 2000


Participant in the WMA General Assembly and the 3 rd International Symposium on World Megalithic Culture, 6-10 October 2000

2001 Participant in the International Symposium of the Islamic Architectural of the third Millenium, March 17- 19, 2001
2001 Participant in the workshop Architectural Imitation Authenticity, History and Reconstruction, March 22- 24, 2001 at Getty Research Institute U.S.A
2002 Participant in the international Symposium "Cultural Diversity in Historic cities- key to a sustainable future" Kazan, Russia 20-24 June 2002. paper :"Adaptable reuse of cultural heritage as a policy for sustainable economic development in Egypt"
2002 Participant in the International Congress on Islamic Arts & Crafts, Isfahan, 4-9 October, 2002. paper:" Reuse of Islamic Architectural Vocabulary in Contemporary Architecture in the Arab World"
2002 Participant in the Symposium on urban development in Arid Regions and Associated Problems. 02-04 November 2002. presenting a paper  "Preservation of Historic Buildings in Earthen Architecture"
2003 Regional Seminar on Training Architects, Aleppo - Syria from 26.4 -1.5. 2003, main speaker of three lectures:
1. The Role of International Charters in Restoration of Cultural Heritage
2. The Concept for Preparation of Technical Studies for restoration projects
3. Conservation project : Sultan Qa'itbay Drinking Trough for animals as a case study
2003 The International Conference: The planned city?, Bari- Italy 3-6 June 2003 . "Orphan Schools ( Kuttab) as a cultural Identity of Muslim Cities; Cairo as Case Study"
2003 Regional symposium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : Urban Heritage and Conservation Methodology, Tourist Investment & Development , 30 September -3 October 2003, "Rehabilitation and Adaptable Reuse of Khan Al-Efrang for potential tourism"
2003 Regional Symposium on City Walls of Shore of Abi Ruqraq River, Morocco, 18-19 October 2003: "Conservation Techniques & Preventives Measures - Case study: Rehabilitation of Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque, Larnaca- Cyprus
2003 Regional Seminar on the Conservation of earthen structures in the Arab states, Oman Sultanate 15-17 December 2003, " Preservation of Historic building in Earthen Architecture"
2004 The international conference "The Architecture Protection between Theory and Application", Dubai, 4-16 Marsh 2004: "Strategies of OICC (Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities) to safeguard the Islamic Urban and Architecture Identity, A study for Sanaa the capital, Yemen Republic"
2004 The Eighth scientific seminar for OICC (Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities), Dubai, 25-27 April 2004: "Strategies for Urban Management of the Islamic city" complied with the 10th conference for OICC 
2004 The international conference of the World Heritage Cities of Euro-Asia "Problems and solutions", Kazan, 16-21 June 2004: "The South East Asian Influences on Western Arts and Architecture"
2004 Cultural season seminars for the Association of the Arab Archaeologists, Cairo, 24 June 2004: "Modern techniques in Preserving Cultural Heritage"


Meeting of experts for helping the monitoring of the preservation of the outstanding cultural and religious heritage of the city of Jerusalem , UNESCO, Paris , from 25-28 January 2005.

2005 International Conference organized by the Ministry of Tourism in Oman in co-operation with the World Heritage Organization & UNESCO, focus on "Built Environments for Sustainable Tourism (BEST)", Muscat - Oman Sultanate, from 5-8 February 2005.
2005 International Seminar on the Management of the Shared Mediterranean Heritage, 5 th conference on the Modern Heritage, organized jointly with UNESCO WHC, Alexandria 29-31 March.
Paper accepted on :
Architectural & Urban Heritage of Islamic Cities of OICC located on the Mediterranean, Sidon as a case study during 19 and 20 th century.


Specialized Regional Seminar on Restoration and Preservation of Urban Heritage, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia , 9-13 April , main speaker of three lectures:
1. Standards of restoration of monuments according to International Charters.
2. Earthen architecture- characteristics- restoration and conservation.
3. The Concept for preparation of Technical Studies for restoration projects.

Restoration project: Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study

2005 The annual meeting of CIVVIH - International Committee on Historic Towns and villages, Turkey 21-24 May 2005. Presented paper on: "Urban Development of Historic City Cairo During the Circassian Mamluk Dynasty".
2005 Cultural Heritage without Borders organizes a seminar about earthquake protection in traditional masonry buildings in kotor, Montenegro , 18 - 20 September 2005. Presented a paper titled: "Earthquakes in Egypt destruction of sacral and profane buildings in historic Cairo"
2006 Cultural Heritage & Development- International conference, Alexandria- 20-22 Jan.2006. Prof. Saleh Lamei presented a paper titled: "Heritage for peace "
2006 First Conference for Arab Architecture, organized by Ebdaat Magazine in Damascus , 20-23 February 2006. Prof. Saleh Lamei presented a lecture titled: "Arab Architecture, Identity and Form "
2006 General Assembly Meeting of CIVVIH was held in Patras , Greece 10-12 March 2006-03-06. Prof. Saleh Lamei presented a paper titled: "Urban Architecture of Beautiful Époque in Cairo"
2006 Workshop on Restoration and conservation of Heritage organised by Engineering Syndicate- Damascus, Syria , 25-27 April 2006. Prof. Saleh Lamei presented a lecture titled: Restoration of Monuments according to International Charters. Preparation of Technical Studies for restoration projects.
2006 Fourth Conference of Arab Architects: " Aleppo between Heritage and Modernism Architecture, 14-16 November 2006, Aleppo- Syria . Prof. Saleh Lamei presented a lecture titled: Authenticity and Contemporary Arab Architecture.
2006 Attending International conference on Heritage cities, 29-02 December 2006, Luxor- Egypt
2006 Invitation from Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, 8-14 December 2006 Prof. Saleh Lamei presented a lecture titled: Authenticity and Contemporary Arab Architecture.
2007 Attending symposium "Philosophy of Islamic Architecture", Aleppo 12- 15 February 2007 . Prof.Lamei presented a lecture titled : "Development of Historic areas and sustainable urban development"

Third International Sinan Symposium - Housing in Historic Centers & Rural Areas, Ankara- Turkey.

Presented lecture: “ The Glory of Mamluk Architecture in Cairo”

Damascus, Capital of Arab Culture 2008.

Awqaf   Ministry invitation for evaluating restored monuments on Hagg route, June 2007.

Prof.Lamei visited Hagg route and made appropriate remarks to reveal these monuments in the most proper way.
2007 Symposium: “Towards National Strategy for Historic City Management”, Ghadames, Lybia, Scientific Methodology for reorganizing and administrating Historic Cities in the Arab World.
2008 The 2 nd meeting of Mediterranean Sub- Committee CIVVIH- Corfu, Greece. Presented lecture: “Rashid, (Rosetta) Past, Present and Future of a living Heritage”.

Lecture on Restoration for Postgraduate Students- Damascus University.

Lectures to the postgraduate students titled:


1. Conservation of Heritage and International charters.

2. The scientific method for the preparation of monuments.

3. Conservation of earthen architecture, case studies: Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

4. Conservation master plan for cultural Heritage.

2008 First International Symposium Handicrafts in Architectural Projects: Economic Characteristics, Specificities, and Contributions, Tunis.

Presented lecture: "Traditional Buildings Handicrafts and the Glory of Islamic Architecture in Cairo".

2008 Investing in Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development; Conference at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.Presented lecture: "Adaptable Reuse of Cultural Heritage, as a policy for sustainable Economic Development.

Lecture at the Egyptian Order of Engineers, Cairo, Egypt.

Presented lecture: "Traditional Handicrafts and the Glorious Islamic Architecture in Cairo".
2009 1st Mediterranean Conference on Earth Architecture, MEDITERRA, Cagliari, Italy. Presented lecture: "Preservation of Historic buildings in Earthen Architecture."

International Frontinus Symposium on the Technology & Cultural History of Ancient Bath, Aachen, Germany. Presented lecture: "Egyptian Bathes & Cultural Tradition in the Medieval Cairo".


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