Top 6 reasons to attend
Unrivalled access to CEO's from the region's largest construction and consultant companies
– meet and introduce yourself to senior decision makers across MENA during structured networking breaks. Plus hear first hand the strategies being adopting to stay competitive in these challenging times during the CEO Panel session on Day 1. Participants include
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), TAV Group, Saudi Oger, Drake & Scull Construction, Parsons, SSH & Hill International
2. Insight on
leading industry trends
and how contractors and consultants can
mitigate industry challenges to stay competitive
– Hear about strategies from leading stakeholders on innovative contracting models, alternative procurement solutions, risk management, financing and partnership strategies that you can
implement to improve your business practices
3. Understand from
across MENA on their procurement requirements and upcoming project opportunities. Clients speaking include
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry Of Health, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Rail, Oman’s Special Economic Zone of Duqm, Kuwait’s Municipality, Egypt’s Ministry of Finance PPP Central Unit
Kenya National Highways Authority
Where can your business win new contracts?
4. Hear about the
critical success factors
from Meed Quality for Awards for Projects national winners (
Sorouh, Mabanee, China State Construction Engineering Company
) and find out
how you can incorporate these ingredients into your projects
5. Learn how you can profit from the projects across
Libya, Egypt, South Sudan, Algeria, Kenya
from ministries, contractors and financiers on the ground
6. Identify the region’s award-winning projects and network with industry peers over dinner and drinks at
Meed Quality for Awards for Projects, in association with Ernst & Young
Featuring speakers from the following companies
Ministry of Economy, UAE, Ministry of Finance - Egypt, Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia, Special Economic Zone Authority in Al-Duqm, Kuwait Municipality, Etihad Rail, Kenya National Highways Authority, OMRAN, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, AECOM, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Saudi Oger, Hill International, SSH, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Atkins, TAV Group, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, Drake & Scull Construction, Six Construct, Sorouh, Haskoning Libya, Shapoorji Pallonji, Parsons, Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA), Mabanee Company, Sawaco-Water Desalination Saudi Arabia, Kurdistan Reconstruction and Development Society, Port of Salalah, African Trade Insurance Agency, Louis Berger, PSOMAS, Deloitte & Touche (M.E.), Place Dynamix, International Finance Corporation, Jones Lang La Salle, Mantid International LLC, Mashreq, Notre Dame University, MEED Insight..and more
MEED would like to thank the 2013 Advisory Board members for their input into this year's programme
• Samer Khoury, President (Engineering & Construction), Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
• Yusuf Akcayoglu, Middle East Director, TAV Construction
• Simon Moon, Chief Operating Officer, Atkins
• Bob Hope, Chief Executive Officer, SSH
• Julio De Quesada, Group Head - Corporate and Investment Banking, Mashreq
• Adil Marghub, Director of Infrastructure & Energy, International Finance Corporation
• Cynthia Corby, Partner, Audit, Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)
• Adrian Creed, Partner, Clyde & Co
Overview of MENA’s construction projects opportunities
A revival of the projects market is expected in the UAE, with some $75 Billion worth of construction projects planned between now and 2016 alone in Abu Dhabi. There are also numerous project opportunities in Western Region, Al Ain and Dubai.
Qatar, boosted by its ongoing plans for the 2022 World Cup, continues its ambitious infrastructure development program with an estimated total of $600 Billion being invested on developing infrastructure over the next decade. Projects in rail, roads, hotels and sports stadia will all provide exciting opportunities for the industry over the coming years.
Saudi Arabia remains the largest projects market in the region - with over $119 Billion of construction projects to be awarded before 2016.
Emerging market project opportunities include Iraq’s real estate and transport infrastructure spending projected at $356 Billion, Libya’s revival ofstalled projects worth over $120 Billion and Egypt’s construction opportunities worth $15.8 Billion.
Snapshot of new topics and formats in 2013
MORE content-driven: an advisory board including a select group of key personnel across the region’s construction sector and encompassing of leading contractors, project management consultants, financiers, legal firms and project owners are ensuring that the event is by the industry, for the industry.
MORE interaction: extended networking sessions will ensure more face-time to develop relationships with your customers. In 2013, we will be organising round tables, site visits, closed door meetings, speed networking and breakfast briefings. In addition, we have also organised a MEED Quality Awards gala dinner for you to network with the best of the best.
MORE streams: you can cherry pick your topics and areas of interest! If you are interested in hearing about the programme and project execution process, we will be discussing a full range of topics including the latest techniques suitable for this region, talent management, safety issues and proven strategies for ensuring quality control. If you are interested in the procurement process for the GCC as well as emerging markets, we have gathered interactive panels across the value chain within those markets, to give you exclusive insight on how you can win new businesses.