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Unlocking growth in 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. 

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Welcome coffee and registration


Opening remarks


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, Abu Dhabi 2030 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.


Coffee break


The Changing Dynamics of Delivery Models 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 financing, procurement and contracting in the GCC region.


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.


Closing remarks


Standing buffet lunch


Zeyad Al Shihry
Chief Development Officer, Saudi Real Estate Infrastructure Company
Mathew Hazenberg
Director, Accuracy
Benoît Meulewaeter
Executive Director of Engineering BESIX Middle East
Kim Rosenberg
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Steve Severance
Director of Growth, Masdar City
Mansour Faried
Chief Engineer, CSCEC Middle East
Imad Itani
Head of Innovation, ALEC
Moustafa Fahour OAM
Chief Operating Officer, Plenary
Juan Saez
Managing Partner, Accuracy
Shehzin Shaikh
Editor, Construction Week Property Middle East
Imran Farooq
CEO, Samana Developers
Wajdi Mereb
Senior Manager - Engineering Digitalization - BIM & Digital Twins, Miral
Mohamed Ragheb
Chief Development Officer, Azizi Developments
Zulema Sanchis
Director, Accuracy


Sean McQue
Managing Direction of Construction, ALEC
Samer A. Samad
CEO, Nesma
Mohamad Ali Z.
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


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