26 - 29 November 2017
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11:00 - 19:00 Daily
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The Excellence in Construction Summit

The Excellence in Construction Summit 2017

The Excellence in Construction Summit which comes under the banner of The Big 5 is a very “high level” conference which recognizes and salutes the achievements of the visionaries, forward thinking thought leaders who have expanded the horizons of excellence in strategic innovations and construction. The leaders attending this summit represent the pioneers of today. In 2017, the prestigious EIC summit has built a refreshing, solid and exciting agenda on the foundation of 5 Key pillars - aptly capturing the spirit of The Big 5.  

12:00 - 12:20 Registrations, Networking and Welcome Refreshments

12:20- 12:25 Opening remarks by Organiser

12:25 - 12:30 Opening Remarks by Rania Ali, MC, Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter-

                         Middle East Region    

 

12:00 - 12:20
Registrations

Registration opens at 12:00. Once you have registered, take a moment to network with your industry peers before the Excellence in Construction opening remarks from the Conference Chairperson begin.

 

Speaker/s:

Rania Ali
Rania Ali MC, Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter-Middle East Region
  • Dubai specifically and UAE in generally more agile towards upcoming revamp and it will be sooner than what people expect regardless of the slowdown we see
  • UAE is leading the change in the business model in all aspects
  • Life style and mindset is changing rapidly in UAE community  within all social fabric
  • “A Pioneering and Excellent Government” a statement that will change the world not just the neighboring countries, which already have  proved track records

Speaker/s:

His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh,
His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Chairman - Ducab HV and Vice Chairman Dubai Cable Company (DUCAB)
  • While 2016 was an important year for design, 2017 is when the momentum of construction will really build, ahead of international participants beginning work on their pavilions in 2018
  •  The Expo's commitment to empowering and engaging businesses of all sizes, and leaving a tangible economic impact through the economic growth and job creation it ha stimulated.
  • Latest developments in Expo 2020 – The Al Wasl Plaza – A legacy that will remain forever

Speaker/s:

Ahmed Al Khatib
Ahmed Al Khatib Vice President Real Estate
  • The need for shift of perspective to combat the impact of changes in oil prices on construction?
  • Finding solutions: How can the region turn-around its construction situation to the good times?
  • Boom in construction or drop in liquidity? Unraveling the reality
  • What are the secrets of Dubai’s rise investment into the construction projects? Is spending on construction projects the solution to boosting the global economy?

Speaker/s:

Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews Managing Director Laing O'Rourke
Sachin Kerur
Sachin Kerur Partner Head of Middle East
Sameer Daoud
Sameer Daoud Group Chief Development Officer and Managing Director Drake and Skull

Moderators:

Rania Ali
Rania Ali MC, Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter-Middle East Region
14:15 - 15:15
Break

Enjoy short break at the Excellence in Construction Summit, where you will have the opportunity to network, discuss the topics covered and have some complimentary refreshments. Take some time to plan the rest of your Big 5.

  • What does the introduction of VAT mean for construction?
  • In an economy that has been tax-free for most of its history, what are the challenges that could be faced by businesses to get used to timely tax compliances?
  • All you need to know about preparing for VAT - compliance arrangements, cash-flow implications, proper invoicing, and more

Speaker/s:

David Clifton
David Clifton Regional development director Faithful+Gould – Middle East
Gurdeep Randhay
Gurdeep Randhay Head of Tax and VAT Grant Thornton
John Voyez
John Voyez VAT Partner Smith & Williamson LLP
Mohamed Fayçal Charfeddine
Mohamed Fayçal Charfeddine Global Head of Tax Aujan Group Holding

Moderators:

Rania Ali
Rania Ali MC, Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter-Middle East Region
16:30 - 17:00
Break

Enjoy short break at the Excellence in Construction Summit, where you will have the opportunity to network, discuss the topics covered and have some complimentary refreshments. Take some time to plan the rest of your Big 5.

  • What is Hyperloop? How this amazing innovation in travel will ultimately save time and money?
  • How will Hyperloop transform transportation as we all know it today and create a much more connected world?
  • What are the advances made in this field? Exclusive information on the world’s first Hyperloop in Dubai.

Speaker/s:

Bibop’ Gabriele Gresta
Bibop’ Gabriele Gresta Chairman & Co-founder Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
  • Sobha is one of the fastest growing and only backward integrated real estate organisation in the world
  • Sobha is an organization where quality meets excellence, technology meets aesthetics and passion meets perfection
  • The company’s residential projects include villas, townhouses, presidential, super luxury & luxury apartments, plotted developments and aspirational homes
  • Sobha Hartland, a mixed-used development in the center of Dubai

Speaker/s:

Francis Alfred
Francis Alfred CEO Sobha Group

The Excellence in Construction Summit’s closing remarks are an important summary of the key insights discussed and topics covered from this exclusive, high level gathering of industry leaders. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see how the learnings from the day are summarized.

 

Speaker/s:

Rania Ali
Rania Ali MC, Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter-Middle East Region


*Please note that the above is subject to change with regards to last minute alterations/inclusions.

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