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23 - 26 November 2020

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Construction Market Outlook

You can view the dedicated "Construction Market Outlook" sessions below, or you can explore the other themes through these links:

Full Programme | Architecture & Design | Project Management | Digital & Smart | Sustainability | Facilities Management

  • Day 1 NOVEMBER 23, 2020
  • Day 2 NOVEMBER 24, 2020
  • Day 3 NOVEMBER 25, 2020
  • Day 4 NOVEMBER 26, 2020
Keynote: What are the basic economic forecasts for the next 1, 3 and 5 years? What does this mean for global construction businesses?
  • clock 11.00 am
  • Construction Market Outlook
  • Simon Rubinsohn
    Chief Economist RICS

Theme: Construction Market Outlook

  • Let’s talk numbers – an overview of the current global and regional market
  • It’s not all doom and gloom – Top performing markets for the construction and infrastructure industry
  • How the construction & infrastructure industry is recovering from COVID-19?
  • Assessing the risks and opportunities for the construction & infrastructure industry
Looking forward – welcoming the golden age of real estate and construction
  • clock 11.45 am
  • Construction Market Outlook
  • H.E. Sami Al Qamzi
    Director General Department of Economic Development - Government of Dubai

Theme: Construction Market Outlook

Panel Discussion: Private or public? Infrastructure or buildings?
  • clock 4.45 pm
  • Construction Market Outlook
  • Abraham Akkawi
    PPP Advisor Public Authority Privatization and Partnership Oman
  • Yitsik Marmelshtein
    Head of Infrastructure and PPP Projects Unit Israeli Ministry of Finance
  • Ziad Hayek
    President World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP)
  • David Baxter
    International Development Consultant and PPP Navigator USA

Theme: Construction Market Outlook

  • How is MENA driving private sector involvement in the delivery of government-related projects?
  • Governments have very much recognised private investment, to ease public budgetary constraints
  • PPP laws have been introduced in Egypt, Abu Dhabi and Oman – how have these laws supported PPP models?
  • How are PPP models paving the way for the regional construction industry to introduce new global technology trends?
Panel Discussion: Commitment in construction – signing the dotted Line
  • clock 5.30 pm
  • Construction Market Outlook
  • Sarah Fox
    Contract Strategist 500 Words - UK
  • Andy Hewitt
    Managing Director Hewitt Decipher Partnership

Theme: Construction Market Outlook

  • Why is it important that standard contracts and clauses include a clear definition of roles and responsibilities, rewards and risks?
  • What benefit can be achieved from reviewing already signed contracts and other legal documents? What alternate dispute resolution mechanisms and contractual consequences are there for project delays?
  • How can we minimize construction claims & disputes during the planning, design and building phases?

Please note that the programme might be subject to change.