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The Construction Summit 2017

Delivering innovation in construction through technology

Wednesday 25 October 2017 - Jumeirah Beach Hotel


Delivering innovation in construction through technology

08:00 - 09:00

Morning Registration

9:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks from Chair 

09:10 - 09:20

Welcome Comments from Trimble

09:20 - 09:50

Keynote Address

What role will construction technology play in developing Dubai’s long-term vision
Technology is key to the UAE's development and its impact is being felt across every sector. Construction is no exception. Disruptive technologies including 3D printing, driverless vehicles and smart building materials are increasingly being adopted. Hear from a key construction stakeholder in the UAE market on the next chapter of growth for Dubai.   

09:50 - 10:30

Industry Insights

Panel Session: An insight into the challenges and opportunities of the regional construction market over the next 12-18 months
A forward-looking outlook of the Gulf Construction market. What are the challenges and opportunities for the industry over the next 12-18 months as the new economic realities of low-price oil become a reality. Beyond upcoming international events in the region (Expo 2020 and FIFA 2022) what will ensure momentum in the market? And how will future projects be financed, procured and developed?  

10:30 - 11:00

Break - Morning Refreshments

11:00 - 11:40

Panel Session

Driving optimal efficiencies throughout the lifecycle of a project (and improving its bottom-line)
It is estimated that the implementation of new technologies can deliver a cost saving of 30% on certain projects (as well as significant time saving). At a time when the industry's profit margins are being increasingly eradicated and clients are becoming ever more demanding, we hear from leading players in the market about the benefits of joining the tech revolution 

11:40 - 12:20

Market Opportunities - Panel session

The UAE market in the lead-up to the delivery of Expo 2020 and beyond
A panel of country experts will assess the on-going potential of the UAE construction market. High infrastructure investments in preparation for Expo 2020, combined with rising tourism and retail spending, are driving economic growth, ensuring the Emirates still undoubtedly offer the best opportunities for the regional market. 

12:20 - 13:00

Panel Session

What opportunities do the Kuwait and Oman markets offer the construction industry?
Kuwait’s announcement of their ‘New Kuwaiti’ vision earlier this year has set ambitious goals of spending in areas including housing, energy and water projects. While Oman is targeting significant spending on its transport infrastructure (ports, airports etc) as it looks to create platforms to drive much needed inward investment.  

13:00 - 14:15

Lunch and Networking

14:15 -16:15


Technology focused presentations/ panel sessions (3 x 3 sessions of 40 mins)

Stream 1: Buildings - Structural / MEP

Stream 2: Geospatial (Mapping, GIS, Oil & Gas)

Stream 3: Civil & marine construction   

16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break and Networking

Concluding Remarks

Time left to the summit




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