25 - 28 November 2019


With the construction industry of the MENA region estimated to grow at an average of 7.5% year-on-year in 2019 and the regional governments continuing to invest heavily in infrastructure, it is crucial to understand the changing market trends and opportunities.

The Big 5 is proud to launch the CEO Forum on 25 November 2019, an exclusive invite-only conference of 150 CEOs from leading construction firms and a display of high-level presentations on key topics by industry experts.

Essential themes that will drive your business

A high-level programme has been well-crafted with the expertise and guidance of industry leaders and the topics discussed will include:

  • A walk through the developments in GCC’s construction industry
  • Synergies between different stakeholders - What we know, what we don’t know and what can bring in a positive change
  • Future of construction – A world full of opportunities

Exclusive report: Voice of the Construction Industry

All invitees will receive a personal copy of the Voice of the Construction Industry report that will be launched exclusively at the CEO Forum.

The report unveils current and upcoming industry trends, opportunities and challenges faced by industry stakeholders. It also provides insights on which markets are most promising and why, and how construction players are preparing to harness business opportunities.

Meet our speakers

Eng. Thabet Mubarek
Saudi Contractors Authority

Eng. Mohamed ElDahshoury
Chief Executive Officer
Hassan Allam Construction, Egypt

Kez Taylor
Chief Executive Officer 

Bishoy Azmy
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Hamed Zaghw
Chief Executive Officer- Middle East & Africa

Francis Alfred
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Sobha Realty

Mahmoud ElBurai
Vice President- International Real Estate Federation
Senior Advisor- RERA

Dr. Jens Huckfeldt
Chief Executive 
Larsen & Toubro Limited

Ammar Al Assam
Chief Executive Officer
Dewan Architects + Engineers

Mark Andrews
Managing Director
Laing O'Rourke Middle East

Olivier Crasson
General Manager
BESIX Contracting Middle East

Ash Bhardwaj
President, Asia & Middle East

Rajesh Kumar Krishna
Chief Executive Officer
Beaver Gulf

Eng. Muhammed Binghatti
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Architecture
Binghatti Developers

Richard Fenne
Principal/Studio Chair
Woods Bagot

Interested in being part of the CEO Forum?
Contact our team!

For speaking opportunities:

Kalpita Dighe, Conference Manager

For sponsorship opportunities:

Alesya Deyanova, Sponsorship Manager

To request for an invite:

Saima Merchant, Marketing Coordinator