9:00 – 9:30 – Registration

9:30 – 9:45 – Keynote speech by our distinguished guest

9:45 – 10:30 – Panel One: Public-private partnerships in construction

Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) stand among the main levers being considered in the Gulf as a means to boost private sector contribution to the economy and to offload some of the financing burdens from the government onto private investors. Listen to what the industry experts have to say about the effective adoption of PPP in the construction sector since so many projects are being built in the market; are there enough legislations for PPP in the market; and are contractors/developers interested in adopting the method; and many more.

Talking points:

  • Where are the developers/contractors lacking?
  • Challenges in adopting PPP for large-scale projects
  • Are there enough legislations for PPP in the market?


  • Helena De Flaviis, Senior Director, Khatib & Alami
  • Andrew Greaves, Partner and Head of GCC, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Bill Smith, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • David Clifton, Director – Strategy & Growth for Construction Services, AECOM ME (moderator)

10:30 - 10:45 – Coffee and networking break

10:45 – 11:00 – Presentation: Innovation in the Global Mobility Industry and its Implications for the GCC

An insight by Vitali Bielski, Senior Consultant, Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan on the global mobility scenario and how it is going to affect the way business is done in the GCC.

11:00 – 11:45 – Panel Two: Impact of IoT and Big Data on projects

IoT is transforming every facet of the building – how we build them, how we manage them, and how we inhabit them. It has created a gateway to help manage and control complex buildings in a cost and resource efficient way. Hear from a panel of experts about the practical and potential applications in the construction sector and the benefits being derived in terms of productivity and quality.

Talking points:

  • Applications and benefits of IoT and big data
  • Challenges in implementing in the construction sector
  • Effect on productivity and quality


  • Sherief Elabd, Director of Industry Strategy And Business Development, Oracle
  • Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions
  • Christopher Wodzicki, Engineering Services Director, BuroHappold
  • Ali Khan, Manager—Project Management Office, ROAMWORKS

11:45 - Lunch