05 - 07 April, 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

The only city infrastructure show bringing together global visionaries, city planners and key stakeholders working on major infrastructure projects 

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 16 April 2019


12:20 pm - 12:25 pm Chairperson opening remarks

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm OPENING KEYNOTE: Roadmap for improving air quality to 90% by 2021 in the UAE and implementing the National Vision 2021 Agenda

Air quality is one of the key issues in the UAE National Vision 2021 agenda, with an aim to raise air quality from its current level to 90% by 2021. In addition, the UAE has committed more than USD 840 million (AED 3.1 billion) to renewable energy in more than 30 countries. This session will focus on

  • The key initiatives that are catering to the strategic vision and objectives.
  • Discussing the innovative technologies for conserving energy and reducing air pollutants.
  • How the Ministry has involved its public and private partners to establish strategic plans for each Emirate?

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm Looking at green building through the lens of paints and coatings

  • Macrotrends driving green building and certification
  • Role of paints and coatings towards advancing LEED v4 goals of human health, product transparency and thermal comfort
  • Jotun’s Green Building Solutions: cost-effective and easy means to earn LEED v4 points

1:05 pm - 2:00 pm MAXIMISING THE LIFECYCLE OF ASPHALT:Superpave – The sustainable answer to extending the lifecycle of roads, bridges, highways and runways.

·         Regional challenges in achieving Asphalt performance (Presented by TOTAL STYRELF)
 -          Highlight superpave as the answer
·         PG Grade Asphalt binder from TOTAL (Presented by TOTAL Styrelf)
 -          History, reference, product performance, etc.
·         International best practices and control measures (Presented by Dr. Ibrahim Asi, ACES)

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK


2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Creating innovation through sustainable and futuristic clean transport that can reduce the release of emission particles up to 98%

         Understanding the different emission control technologies
         What are the factors leading to the development of clean transportation?
         Electric vehicles VS Autonomous vehicles; which and why?

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating Private Public Partnerships that control emissions and improve air quality through innovative and sustainable strategies

This session will discuss the importance of government and private sector working together to combat climate change by lowering carbon emissions:

  • CSR Programmes and enriching communities
  • Creating collaboration and sharing information with the public
  • Incentives for low carbon practices and energy conservation
  • Examples of successful PPP’s in the clean energy/renewable energy sector

Closing key-notes



3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Smart governance: Connecting smart cities and open government
Society is changing, and the demands that citizens make to the public administration have also changed. What do citizens demand? Why do they ask for it? Public administrations, also private companies, have to adapt to these new demands that represent a change in the relationship with citizens, a cultural change based on what is known as open government, a new way to do policy based on transparency, open data and citizen participation, where technology is the vehicle that will allow us to implement it.


3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Next gen infrastructure
Huawei IP Club: Intent Driven Network Empowering Smart Cities
Huawei IT Day: Huawei Cloud Stack Bridge Today To Tomorrow

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm END OF DAY ONE