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Kuwait Projects 2015 conference geared to kick off on 24 November

The Kuwait Projects 2015 comes at an opportune time, as the country now counts as the fourth-largest projects market in the GCC

MEED Events have announced that the 11th edition of Kuwait Projects will be taking place on November 24 and 25, at the Regency Hotel.

This year’s conference is being held with the support of the Ministry of Electricity & Water, Ministry of Health, Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Public Authority for Housing Welfare, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority & the Kuwait Society of Engineers. The 2015 edition of the conference will focus on the country’s $230bn+ project pipeline, as well as the mega-projects shaping Kuwait’s landscape, spanning the PPP sector, healthcare, housing, power & water and large infrastructure projects.

The Kuwait Projects 2015 comes at an opportune time, as the country now counts as the fourth-largest projects market in the GCC, with roughly $137bn worth of projects at the pre-execution stage & $230bn+ worth of projects in the pipeline overall. The high number of projects underway reflects a generally optimistic business environment, as more companies turn to Kuwait as part of their diversification strategy given the anticipated slump in other GCC markets.

“The MEED Kuwait Projects 2015 Conference could not have come at a better time. Following the recent awarding of multi-billion dollar contracts for the New Refinery Project and the terminal at the International Airport, Kuwait’s newly reformed public-private partnership (PPP) body – Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) – is making progress with a number of major utility and infrastructure projects. Amendments to the country’s PPP legislation and the restructuring of the PPP body are set to usher in an unprecedented level of private investment in major projects, from power and water projects to rail and tourism schemes,” said Andrew Roscoe, Power & Water Editor, MEED.

“The Kuwait Projects Conference 2015 will bring together top government clients and decision makers to provide exclusive news and insights on Kuwait’s $230bn+ projects market,” he added.

The conference brings together over 300 senior level attendees from both the public and private sector, and will be covering ten highly relevant topics to the Kuwait projects industry. Additionally, there is currently a list of over 60 confirmed speakers, some of which include Mr. Faisal Al-Gharib – Undersecretary Counselor at the Central Tenders Committee, Mr. Adel Al Roumi – General Manager at the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah – Director General at the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, Dr. Khaled Al-Rasheed – Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Facilities & Planning at the Ministry of Education, Eng. Naji Al Saqer – Assistant Undersecretary for Engineering Affairs & Projects at the Ministry of Health, Eng. Suhaila Marafi – Director at the Dept. of Studies & Research, Ministry of Electricity & Water, Eng. Saad Saad Saud Muhailbi, – Director of Master Planning Department at the Kuwait Municipality, and Eng. Nasser Adel Khraibut, Director of Planning at the Public Authority for Housing Welfare.

The Kuwait Projects 2015 conference enjoys sponsorship from a number of high profile local and regional corporations including Al Tijari, Shammal Az-Zour Al-Oula, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East), Al Tamimi, Al-Ruwayeh & Partners (ASAR), and Parsons. The event partners include Sky News, UKTI, AHK UAE, Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Weber Shandwick Public Relations, Dutch Emirates Industry, Business Islamica, and the Business Year.