08:00 - 09:00
9:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:20
09:20 - 09:50
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
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
11:00 - 11:40
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
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
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
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