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Unlocking growth in the Middle East Construction.

Join us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities driving the construction industry’s evolution in the Middle East. Our distinguished speakers will discuss about the specific needs and nuances of the region, spotlighting projects in the UAE and KSA. From dissecting procurement and contracting dynamics to adapting to transformative project delivery methods, this conference promises rich insights and actionable recommendations. Engage in lively discussions, connect with industry experts, and stay abreast of the latest trends shaping the future. 

Event details.

Programme.

8.30–9am

Welcome coffee and registration

9–9.15am

Opening remarks

9.15–10am

Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities in Scaling Up

This panel will delve into the challenges of scaling up construction businesses amidst unprecedented growth opportunities in the Middle East. Against the backdrop of visionary initiatives such as Dubai 2040 and KSA 2030, our speakers will address the specific needs and nuances of the region, particularly focusing on the monumental UAE and KSA projects shaping the market.

10–10.30am

Coffee break

10.30–11.15am

The Changing Dynamics of Procurement and Contracting in the GCC

This session will explore the trends, challenges and innovations shaping project development, funding and delivery models. Our panel will bring a broad set of perspectives to examine the latest developments in the ever-changing realm of procurement and contracting in the GCC region.

11.15–12pm

Adapting to Change in Project Delivery

Our panel brings together project delivery experts to share real-life experiences and case studies, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities of adopting tech and sustainability solutions. Guided by the moderator’s scenarios, panellists will provide their insights, highlighting successes, setbacks and actionable recommendations to navigate delivery shifts in the Middle East. The discussion will bring a lively exchange of ideas and best practices, with ample Q&A opportunities to delve deeper into each topic.

12–12.15pm

Closing remarks

12.15–1.30pm

Standing buffet lunch

Speakers.

Zeyad Al Shihry
Chief Development Officer, Saudi Real Estate Infrastructure Company
Moustafa Fahour OAM
Chief Operating Officer, Plenary
Zulema Sanchis
Director, Accuracy
Mansour Faried
Chief Engineer, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)
Kim Rosenberg
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Julianne Tolentino
Digital Editor, Construction Week
Mathew Hazenberg
Director, Accuracy
Juan Saez
Managing Partner, Accuracy

Speakers.

Sean McQue
Managing Direction of Construction, ALEC
Samer A. Samad
CEO, Nesma
Mohamad Ali Z.
CEO, CPC
Naaman Atallah
CEO, Nakheel
Moustafa Yehia
Associate VP and Senior Projects Manager, Emirates NBD
Benoit Meulewaeter
Director of Engineering, Besix
Mathew Hazenberg
Director, Accuracy
Mansour Faried
Chief Engineer, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)
Jason Sams
Construction General Manager, Khansaheb
Roger Wahl
CTO - Innovative contractor, Innovo
Borja García de Soto
Director, S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group, Assistant Professor NYU Abu Dhabi – Academic views/Research of new tech

Moderators.

Juan Saez
Managing Partner, Accuracy
Julianne Tolentino
Digital Editor, Construction Week
Zulema Sanchis
Director