Conference Agenda 2019

Conference Day 1 – 8th October 2019

OPENING CEREMONY: The Future of Construction in Saudi Arabia


Registration & Networking


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Chairman’s Opening Remarks


High-Level Panel Discussion: Empowering Innovation in the Leaders and Workforce of the Future

  • Learning the avenues for instilling a digital mindset in the leaders of tomorrow
  • Understanding why technological advancements without a technical workforce cannot happen
  • Exploring the exciting future for technological advancement in the Kingdom, with the aim of bringing
    the country to the forefront of global innovation in Construction

Mohammed Hajjar, Managing Director, Al Rikaz Consultants (in collaboration with Andersen Global)

Ahmad AlAboudi, Chief Regulatory Affairs officer, Saudi Contractors Authority
Shiekh Rami Alturki, CEO & Owner, Alturki Holding and Saudi Readymix
Faisal M. Al-Muhaidib, Group CEO, Masdar Building Materials


Prayer and Networking Coffee Break


Enhancing Saudi Exports Quality and Readiness in the Construction Sector

  • Understanding the steps taken in the Kingdom to enhance SME export readiness and to create opportunities for more exports from the Construction and Infrastructure sectors
  • Exploring the avenues for creating ecosystem efficiency and international market access for Saudi companies

Mazen AlJasser, Director General of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Saudi Exports Development Authority


Contracting as a cornerstone of the Construction industry

  • Highlighting the important role of organizing and developing a thriving contracting sector in the Kingdom, to achieve the development goals of Vision 2030
  • Exploring the plans to encourage innovation, create a safe environment of international quality and enhance communication across the contracting sector

Eng. Saleh Hasan AlZahrani, Director of Contractors Licensing, Saudi Contractors Authority.


MC Closing Remarks and End of Day One

Conference Day 2 – 9th October 2019

Key Project Investments Towards Saudi Vision 2030​


Registration & Networking


 MC Opening Remarks


The Red Sea Project “from island getaways to resort holidays, mountain retreats and desert adventures”

  •  Examining the projects that will be built under TRSDC’s development plans

  • Overview on the timelines and budgets

Ian Williamson, Chief Project Delivery Officer, The Red Sea Development Company


Business Transformation – Reshaping the Construction industry to match Industry 4.0

  •  Gaining insights into some of the regional and international examples business construction as they relate to improving frameworks and strategic outlooks in the construction industry

  •  Understanding how business can make the most of the latest in strategic thinking and technologies to increase efficiency and reduce costs exponentially

Mohammed Hajjar, Managing Director, Al Rikaz Consultants (in collaboration with Andersen Global)


Case Study: The Buildings of the Future – The world’s First Fully Functional 3D-Printed Building

  •  Learn about the world’s first fully 3D-Printed building, entirely printed by a giant cement printer and assembled on-site

Shaun Killa, Design Partner, Killa Architectural Design


Prayer and Networking Coffee Break


The Green Blue Urban Planning Core of our Future Cities – Smart Isn’t always Technological

  •  Exploring technological advancement as the means to an end, that facilitates the goal to build cities with the optimal amount of user comfort and happiness

  • Understanding the unique requirements of the GCC region, on both climate and water availability, as a cornerstone of Smart Cities

Marlon van Maastricht, Senior Manager Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning & Design,  Khatib & Alami


Procurement for Mega Projects – Key Challenges and Risks

  •  Learning about the best practices in procurement for key assets and key considerations when procuring for Mega Project

  •  Embeddings sustainability in your procurement strategy

Eng. Aqeel Bin Shoukat, Engineering, Design and Project Management,  Faithful+Gould


MC Closing Remarks and End of Day One

Conference Day 3 – 10th October 2019

Emerging Technologies and Smart Cities – Transforming the Future of Construction


Registration & Networking


 MC Opening Remarks


3D Construction Printing – A Global Overview

  • Learning about the latest in 3D Construction printing and the implications this can have on costreduction

  • Understanding the requirements for developing 3D Construction printing in the Kingdom

 Jakob Jørgensen, Head of Technology,  COBOD International


Sustainability in the Concrete Industry: Producing and certifying concrete with low impact on the environment

  •  Understating the drivers to reduce the Carbon footprint and environmental impacts of concrete production

  •  Durability of Environmentally friendly or “Green” Concrete. Evaluation of short and long-term benefits with both laboratory testing and simulation methods. Impact in construction

  • Accrediting “Green” Concrete. How to have a certified product in your Project.

Chris Leptokaridis, Technical Director,  Saudi Readymix


Prayer and Networking Coffee Break


Off-Site Manufacturing – Changing the Construction Industry

  •  Realizing the benefits of off-site manufacturing for the Construction industry, including improved efficiency, reduced weather dependence, improved safety and wellbeing, reduced waste, higher quality, zero snagging & rework and reduction in on-site labor

  • Gaining insights into some of the regional and international examples of off-site manufacturing

  • Exploring the trends in manufacturing technology for the construction industry

Ibrahim Abdelaziz Albabtain, Industrial Committee,  Riyadh Chamber


Smart Cities – From BIM to CIM

  • Understanding the key standards for creating smart, sustainable cities, through Cities Information Modelling

  • Learning what the future holds for the construction industry, with increased integration with technologies such as IoT, AI, Robotics, sensors, etc. changing the way we build

Eng. Mohamed Badawy El-Said, Senior Architect,  Hashem Contracting and Trading Co. Ltd..


MC Closing Remarks and End of Day One

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