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 

Loay Ghazaleh

Advisor to HE Undersecretary of Works on PPP and Infrastructure Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Bahrain

22 years diverse experience in government and private businesses spanning many sectors in several countries and is now currently advising the government of Bahrain

Loay Ghazaleh will also be speaking at the Port Development forum.

Storm Water & Waste Water Infrastructure Forum Day One: Monday, 6 April 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

11:00 AM EXECUTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Partnership Structures – How Can Contractors, Developers And End Users Improve Relationships To Deliver Successful Sewerage Projects

Creating a full-fledge drainage system in the Middle East with water infrastructure spend is increasing and this is seeing a rapid rise in PPP as a model of choice for the developers. There are renewed complexities in drainage and storm water flood modelling and mitigation for large infrastructure projects.

As cities grow and urbanisation imposes fresh demands on sustainability and happy communities, what are the overall requirements and key challenges?
  • Establishing a definite PPP framework and law
  • Discussing the possibility of Islamic Finance as a form of project finance
  • Attracting the right developers and investors for PPP: Vetting the contractual obligations for successful project delivery

Storm Water & Waste Water Infrastructure Forum Day Two: Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

1:30 PM SPOTLIGHT BAHRAIN: Living With Floods! Flood Risk Management

Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contracts and the associated performance indicators are increasingly becoming more difficult to administer due in part to Climate Change Factors and many unforeseen circumstances. This presentation touches on the essential areas needed contractually to effectively deploy and preserve these assets.

Key Question: How is the International Flood Initiative (IFI) addressing management gaps through a holistic integrated approach?
  • Overview of flood management techniques in the world - HSE Fundamentals
  • Storm Water Master Plans as a base for city developments and use of Line Drainage Systems
  • Flash flood forecast, detection and mitigation - monitoring points, gauging stations, etc
  • Geospatial data as a solution for flooding problems

Port Development Middle East Forum Day One: Monday, 6 April 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

10:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Seaports at the forefront of World Economic Corridors

GCC ports are moving towards a ‘one-stop-shop’ bureaucracy and integrating with free zones for immediate and easy access to seaport. With good infrastructure, efficiency and custom-free trading zones and no foreign ownership restrictions, port authorities are taking measures to stay relevant with customer demands and efficient solutions. In addition to this, UAE’s Khalifa Port, Oman’s Duqm, Saudi Arabia’s Jizan, East Africa’s Djibouti, and Egypt’s Port Said and Ain Sokhna will be the key projects that China will be developing in building the BRI in the Middle East.

  • Addressing legislation, commercialisation, expansion and financing models
  • Seaports as gateways and economic corridors shaping supply chain economy; upcoming integration
  • Ports as gateways to facilitate trade, engagement and regional growth and foster global partnerships
  • The economic impact of corridor investments to international trade
  • Generating economic benefits and efficiencies or maximising traffic volumes
  • The reality, opportunities and challenges facing seaport gateways and corridors now and in the future

Reserved for Shuwaikh Port
Reserved for Port of Duqm

Port Development Middle East Forum Day Two: Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

2:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing intermodal and multimodal transportation in the port industry

Safer, flexible, high capacity transportation options are required to boost trade and economy. Automation is replacing the traditional methods of freight movement.

  • Automation to address operational complexity
  • Risk in cross border transportation
  • Holistic transport planning for better connectivity and enhanced capacity - The way forward

Reserved for: KIZAD