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?

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

10:45 – 11:30 – 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

11:30 – 12:15 – Panel Three: A guiding path: Boosting transport infrastructure for the future

A developing nation is nothing without its transport facilities, and without the necessary infrastructure, trains, buses, trams and other mobility services would have nowhere to run. The call for quicker, sustainable, and efficient transport has pushed both transport providers and manufacturers to innovate, at the same time urging infrastructure providers to undertake complex yet imperative steps to provide a solid foundation for rapid urbanisation.

Talking points:

  • State of mobility infrastructure in the Middle East-- where are we lacking?
  • Challenges in implementing infrastructure plans
  • Role of technology in improving conditions
  • Converting commuter feedback into real time development
  • Developing infrastructure for the future

12:15 - Lunch