21 & 22 October, 2024

Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai, UAE

Transforming Infrastructure for a Connected Future

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About the event

The MENA region is experiencing a significant boom in infrastructure projects, particularly in roads, bridges, and tunnels. The road network plays a crucial role in interconnecting various nations, and road tunnel projects are emerging as key enablers for efficient and safe transportation. This rapid growth is fueled by population growth, urbanization, and the increasing demand for efficient connectivity. 

Countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bharain and Qatar have been at the forefront, investing heavily in roads, bridges, and tunnels to support economic diversification and enhance transportation networks. Governments across MENA have shown unwavering commitment to infrastructure development, allocating substantial budgets for road infrastructure projects. Long-term plans and visions, such as the United Arab Emirates National Agenda and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, underscore their dedication to transforming transportation infrastructure.

The Roads, Bridges, Tunnels MENA Conference, scheduled for October 21-22, 2024, in Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai, UAE will spotlight these developments, offering a platform to explore the latest market trends, groundbreaking projects, and the primary challenges faced by the industry. Key discussions will include innovative construction technologies, sustainable material solutions, and strategic investment opportunities in the region. Attendees will gain insights into the UAE’s major infrastructure projects critical challenges, including the need for expedited project delivery, sustainable construction materials, and expertise to overcome regional constraints.

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Bridging Success Stories 

I really enjoyed my time meeting lots of influential people here at the Roads Bridges and Tunnels Conference  

Andrew Nicholson Delivery and Technical Director (Highways & Bridges), JACOBS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

I want to thank Great Minds for organizing this fantastic event. The event is quite informative. Lot of industry experts, clients and partners are here. I am delighted to be here.  

Belal Deiranieh Chief Executive Officer, Systra, Saudi Arabia  

It’s a pleasure to be a part of this conference where we get a platform to share our knowledge and experience 

Mohammad Najam Khan Associate Director, Roads & Bridges, Red Sea Global, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

It is one of the first few events I have been to of this nature. It has been a wonderful experience. What’s been interesting about this event is that there have been open panel discussions to and for with the people in the panel and the audience. We have come to great conclusions and solutions to our problems, which haven’t really happened in the last few years. This is great.  

Kintibye Khalid Idris Client Development Director, AECOM, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

We elected to be a part of this event since we didn’t have access to the sectors of contractors and government agencies which are a part of the event. The event was successful for us. 

Haissam Annous Managing Partner, Penetron  
WHO WILL ATTEND?
The Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Conference will bring together prominent C – Suite, Managing Directors, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Specialists, Consultants from the following organizations and departments to connect and collaborate including:
Organizations
Departments
Advisory Board

Asma Alotaibi

Director of Project Management Office

Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services
KSA

Alan Roland

QMC Project Director

APPLUS
UAE

Nasser Massoud

Founder & Managing Director

Concept Realisation
UAE

Abraham Akkawi

Independent PPP Advisor

Oman

Speakers

Bandar Bin Habib Al-Anazi

Director of the Department of Construction of Axes

Bridges and Tunnels
Riyadh Region Municipality
KSA

Sherif Bialy

Director of Infrastructure & Asset Development

Neom Mobility

Asma Alotaibi

Director of Project Management Office, Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services

KSA   

Dr. Hesham Nour Eldeen

Practice Director, Structures, Civil Infrastructure, Transportation,

UAE, AECOM

Omar Al-Battaineh

Head of Transport Ras Al Khaimah Municipality

UAE

Murshed Khalfan Mohamed Jarsh

Acting Director of Integrated Planning Support Department - Integrated Planning Support Department, Al Dhafrah Region Municipality (Department of Municipalities and Transport)

UAE

Ahmed Alhammadi,

Director of Financial Sustainability and Investment Department Financial Sustainability & Investment Department, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

UAE

Suhail Al Mheiri

Infrastructure Advisor, Al Ain City Municipality

UAE

Abraham Akkawi,

Independent PPP Advisor

Oman

Alan Roland

QMC Project Director, APPLUS

UAE

Hisham Nada

Senior Director, Bridges – Global, Khatib Alami

UAE

Sameer Daoud

Managing Director, KEO Infrastructure

KSA

Nadeem Shakir

Regional Director - Transport & Mobility Planning, Zutari

UAE

Ghaith Abuiyada

Regional Business Development Manager, Herrenknecht AG

KSA

Milan Pesic

Manager of Traffic System Section, Public Services Department RAK

UAE

Nasser Massoud

Founder & Managing Director, Concept Realisation

UAE

Andrew Thomas

Advisory Director, WSP

UAE

Nasser Al Qahtani

Director, GCC Railways Authority

KSA

Adeeb Sami

Regional Director Al Ain (UAE) & Oman, AECOM

UAE

Agenda
  • Day 1 – 21 October 2024
  • Day 2 – 22 October 2024

8:00

Registration & Coffee

8:50

Chairperson Welcome Remarks

9:00

Opening Keynote Speech: The Road to Achieve UAE’s 2050 Infrastructure Vision

9:15

Cross Country Panel Discussion Innovative Design and Engineering: Transforming Road Infrastructure in the MENA Region

10:00

Sustainability And Environmental Considerations When Developing Future Road Infrastructure

10:30

Keynote Speech

10:45

Exhibition Opening, VIP Tour & Networking Coffee Break

Maintenance Strategies for Infrastructure

11:30

Panel Discussion

MENA Flooding: Preparing For the Unexpected to Avoid Crisis and Building Future Resilience

Panelist:

12:05

Industry Innovation Session I

12:30

PPP & Project Pipelines

12:50

The PPP and BOT models in MENA: Developing Advanced Public Roads and Bridges

Special Remarks

Country Briefings: Landmark Infrastructure Projects in MENA

13:05

Industry innovation session II

13:30

Panel Discussion

Bridge Maintenance: Revitalizing a Vital Connection between GCC Countries

Panelist:

13:50

Opportunities For Public-Private Partnerships and Investment in Infrastructure

14:15

Panel Discussion National Rail Project – Opportunities for bridges and tunnels and roads construction

king Lunch and End of Forum Day 1

8:00

Registration & Coffee

8:50

Chairperson Welcome Remarks

9:00

Country Briefings: Project Showcase

Construction Designs & challenges

9:15

Panel Discussion

Harnessing Innovative Bridge Construction Techniques for Unparalleled Durability and Efficiency

10:00

'Strategies For Overcoming Challenges in Delivering Large-Scale Projects'

Adeeb Sami, Regional Director Al Ain (UAE) & Oman, AECOM, UAE

10:30

Keynote Speech

10:45

Networking Coffee Break

11:30

Project Showcase

Enhancing Infrastructure through Expert Supervision: Achieving Excellence in Al Khawaneej, Armadhi, and Mushraif Projects

Discover the strategies and insights that drive successful construction supervision, ensuring the highest standards of quality and efficiency in Dubai's critical infrastructure projects.

Sameer Daoud, Managing Director, KEO Infrastructure, KSA

12:05

Industry Innovation Session I

12:30

Overcoming Project Delays in Mountainous Road Construction to Ensure Seamless Traffic Flow

12:50

Panel Discussion: Traffic flow modelling of the road network to reduce the mortality rate caused by various accident types.

13:30

Industry innovation session II

13:45

Case Study

Unlock groundbreaking rehabilitation and retrofitting techniques that ensure longevity and resilience

14:15

Advancements in Tunnel Construction and Safety

14:30

Closing Note by the Chairman

14:35

Networking Lunch and End of Conference

WHY GET INVOLVED? 
Position your organization at the forefront of infrastructure evolution, gaining unparalleled visibility and access to the region’s key decision-makers in the roads, bridges, and tunnels sector.

Industry Leadership Recognition

Showcase your company as a thought leader, aligning with the forefront of innovation in road construction and development.

Brand Exposure

Maximize brand visibility through tailored sponsorship packages, reaching a diverse audience across various conference platforms.

Targeted Networking

Engage with influential government officials, project owners, industry experts, and potential collaborators to forge meaningful partnerships.

Access to Market Insights

Gain exclusive access to the latest projects, market trends, emerging technologies, and government initiatives, enhancing your strategic decision-making.
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Project Intelligence Partner
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