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23 - 26 November 2020

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Redefining Construction

Hear from our expert global speakers, from wherever you are in the world, to hear economic outlooks for the industry, how technology and sustainability are at the heart of building smart cities and how the people in construction are driving impact and growth.

Our inspirational programme is underpinned by six themes:

Architecture & Design

  • Designing for health - how buildings can promote wellbeing
  • Sustainability reset - architecture to overcome climate crisis
  • Building product compliance in the Middle East and its role in fire safety
  • Fire safety and construction

Construction Market Outlook

  • What are the basic economic forecasts for the next 1, 3 and 5 years? What does this mean for global construction businesses?
  • Looking forward - welcoming the golden age of real estate and construction
  • In conversation with Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Development and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020
  • Private or public? Infrastructure or buildings?
  • Commitment in construction - signing the dotted line
  • Importance of Saudi Arabia’s Giga-projects in the global & regional economy
  • The future of construction - altering processes & mindsets to thrive in the VUCA world
  • Gender balance in construction
  • How MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) cities are successfully planning for urbanisation?
  • Driving impact through diversity & inclusion
  • An overview of Egypt’s booming Construction Industry
  • Investment in infrastructure in Israel

Digital & Smart

  • Digital dialogues - adapting to a world of exponential change
  • Tomorrow VS today - ushering a new era of best practice
  • How digital cities can boost economic growth & tourism
  • Intelligent buildings - impact for the future
  • Case study: How to make your project vision come true with precast – The journey from architectural renderings to actual buildings
  • Navigate the path ahead
  • The future of making: Enabling rapid industry innovation across design and construction for buildings and infrastructure
  • Agents of change -transforming how we build
  • Remodelling the construction & infrastructure industry through technology
  • Building smart & resilient cities - adapting to the new normal
  • Talent management and career development in BIM

Facilities Management

  • RTA’s Digital asset management practices and BIM implementation
  • Dubai energy management strategic vision and plan
  • Advantages of an integrated Energy and FM approach
  • Which technologies are likely to be deemed as critical to the effective operation of a corporate office space during COVID recovery and post COVID?
  • Tackling the growing challenges in today's Facilities Management market with technology
  • Shaping the future: Fuelling digital transformation in Facilities Management
  • Standards and Guidance - a holistic future
  • Impact of BIM on Giga-projects
  • Riding the sustainability wave: Keys to a sustainable circular economy
  • How Covid-19 standards can accelerate digital transformation
  • The need for Facilities Management strategy and budgeting in an organization
  • CASE STUDY: Successful COVID-19 crisis management strategies in UAE utilities
  • Smart Facilities Management

Project Management

  • Powering the project economy and the future of work: The evolving role of the project manager
  • The importance of project leaders in driving successful transformation: new normal
  • Importance of adaptive leadership mindset for the project manager to combat the rising challenges & succeed in this VUCA world
  • The transformation of the PMBOK® Guide – an overview on what is changing
  • The engineering & construction industry: Between skyscraping and the shifting sands


  • Dense+Green cities - architecture as urban ecosystem
  • Case study: KÖ-BOGEN II - Europe's largest green façade
  • Shaping urban life with circular design – how has the pandemic affected sustainability in construction?
  • Learning from the leaders - sustainable cities of the future
  • Structural Steel: Shaping the future of construction in the GCC Region
  • Case study: Circular economy efforts by city of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Discover Emirates Steel: The leading steel manufacturer





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