The first UAE Project Management Conference and Exhibition was launched yesterday attended by Speakers from UAE, Gulf Region and Experts from the international organizations who shared their experiences and expertise in the field of engineering.
600 participants from national and international engineering associations, engineers from government sectors and private entities, representative from consultant and contracting firms, Architects, Design Managers, Facilities Managers and Project Managers from 30 countries attended and witnessed the remarkable event.
Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, President of Society of Engineers – UAE honored all the generous sponsors of the Conference Main Sponsor – Nakheel, Strategic Government Partner – Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Strategic Sponsor – Ministry of Interior, Government Sponsor – Dubai Municipality, Official Destination Partner – Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Young Engineer Forum Sponsor – ENOC and Silver Sponsor –Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment. Al Maidoor appreciates their continuous efforts in developing the engineering sector in the country. He also thanks the major supporters of the conference, the National Media Council – Emirates News Agency (WAM), Dubai Media Incorporated, Abu Dhabi Media and Al Bayan Newspaper.
Dubai… Creativity and Entrepreneurship
For his part, Mr. Maged Farouck Hanna, General Manager of Society of Engineers – UAE, said “The Society of Engineers – UAE is now on the way of accelerating towards adapting the global practices in leadership and management of smart conferences through the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum “The word ‘impossible’ is not in leaders’ dictionaries. No matter how big the challenges, strong faith, determination and resolve will overcome them.”
Mr. Maged Hanna added that the position of Dubai as a global hub for business and investment has contributed to the creation of new trends in business management highlights mainly in the pursuit of creating new competitive standards that rely on innovation to achieve the goals. As Dubai launched a mega projects such as Dubai World Central, Mall of the World, Mohammed bin Rashid City, and Dubai Water Canal, it stresses the need to improve the efficiency of projects and appropriate dealing with all the changes in the long term and the application of innovative models and approaches to management that rely on successful leadership techniques to achieve leadership and excellence of the Emirate of Dubai globally.
Mastering Major Project Management
Dr. Khalid Mohammed Al Zahed CEO – Strategy and Development in the office of H.H. The Crown Prince of Dubai, said that the first UAE Project Management Conference under the theme “Mastering Project Management in Mega Projects”, comes at the defining moment in history of development in the UAE as the state at the federal level is launching local mega projects in accordance with the UAE Vision in 2021, the time when Dubai is preparing for big event, Expo 2020, that required the completion of appropriate infrastructure and the management of strategic projects that are dominant feature of this period in the history of the UAE.
Eng. Ahmed Abdulrahman Bukhash, Director of Urban Planning and Design in Dubai Technology and Free Zone Authority stated that the UAE Project Management Conference plays an important role in achieving excellence and leadership in project management through the presentation of the global experiences in the field that reviews the theories, methods and techniques and on the other hand we also heard the lessons learned on the operations of the projects which will be reflected on the mega project management especially in Expo 2020.
Young Engineer Forum… Future Engineers
The conference addressed many important topics such as risk management in mega projects in a smart way to analyze and anticipate the study of risk and sustainability in major projects, risk factors and success in mega projects, the rules of professional planning in project management and excellence in project management projects. A Young Engineers Forum run alongside the conference, it was attended by engineering students and fresh graduates from different universities in the UAE. It was attended by nearly 200 students and graduates where it highlighted the lessons learned from major projects management, how the factors influence the techniques of project management on the success and value of project management, factors of the successes of effective and value engineering management in mega projects, and integration and sustainability in a successful project management. The Society of Engineers – UAE stated that through organizing the Young Engineer Forum will develop their skills and rehabilitate their knowledge that will help them achieve excellence and creativity in their professional lives and activating their participation in the process of development and evolution.
ENOC is committed to raising future leaders
For his part, Saif Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company “ENOC” said that ENOC is committed to raising future leaders for the advancement of the country’s economy. We are proud sponsored the Young Engineers Forum within the first UAE Project Management “Mastering Project Management in Mega Projects” stimulates innovation development and evolution, and therefore plays a pivotal role in corporate strategy. We do our best to inspire young engineers to develop their talents to be the leaders of tomorrow.”