Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Crossing Security Council, opened today, Wednesday . , the work of the eighth session of the Dubai International Project Management Forum, which is organized by The Roads and Transport Authority, in collaboration with the Project Management Institute: «PMI», the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DB World, and the International Institute for Education IIL, the educational partner, under the slogan “Enhancing the Quality of Life”.
The current session of the forum attracts more than 2,000 participants, and 55 international and regional speakers, through 50 sessions, panel discussions and keynote addresses, dealing with a number of themes related to future trends in project management, and its role in improving of the quality of life for residents and visitors.
On his arrival at the Arena in Madinat Jumeirah, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed was received by Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority A group of international experts working in the field of project specialize management.
His Highness and the audience watched a short film about the Dubai International Project Management Forum, which shed light on the construction and development process in the Emirate of Dubai.
During the opening, Dr. Peter Diamandis, founder and CEO of “XPRIZE”, a leader in the design and management of incentive competitions, gave the keynote address to the forum, in which he spoke about the main acceleration technologies contributing to the transformation of all sectors, including the fast and continuous development of capabilities Computing, communications and the development of G5 and G6 satellite network technologies, as well as artificial intelligence technologies.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed, accompanied by Mattar Al Tayer, honored the organizing partners of the forum, which are the Project Management Institute (PMI), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and DB World. And “Qatar Insurance” for the platinum sponsor category, and Etisalat Group of “&e” and “Wade Adams Contracting Company LLC” for the gold sponsor category, and “Khatib and Alami” and “CDM Smith” company. And “Dollar Rent a Car” for the silver sponsor category. The honor also included sponsors in other categories, namely “SAS”, “United Motors and Heavy Equipment Company”, “Al Zarooni International Equipment”, “RTC” Road and Traffic Engineering Company, and Planesware is the technology sponsor, and the International Institute for Education (IIL) is the educational partner His Highness dr. Peter Diamandis, the main speaker of the forum, honored.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed stopped at a large mural, which included photos of 15 prominent projects in Dubai, registered in the “Guinness” record list, including “Ski Dubai”, the largest indoor ski resort in the world, and “Dubai”. Mall”, the largest mall, Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai Metro, the longest driverless metro in the world, Miracle Garden Dubai, the largest natural flower garden in the world, Gevora Dubai, the tallest hotel in the world, and the Dubai Frame, the largest building in the shape of Frame, the Palm Fountain, the largest fountain in the world, and the “Office of the Future”, the first commercial building printed with 3D printing technology. The list also includes “Deep Dive Dubai”, the deepest diving pool, and “Ain Dubai”, the largest observation wheel in the world, and the Aquaventure Water City, which includes the largest number of water slides, the complex of power production and desalination plants in Jebel Ali, the largest desalination facility in one place , and the Al Qudra Cycle Path, the longest continuous cycle path.
The mural also contains facts and figures about the progress of the Dubai International Project Management Forum in its last seven sessions, as the days of its convocation reached 26 days, attended by 11,000 people from 45 countries, during which 370 speakers spoke and 30 delivered keynotes. speeches, and included 26 discussion sessions and 126 concurrent sessions. And 10 workshops, 33 specialized training courses and 12 closed sessions. The forum also witnessed the organization of 17 technical visits and 16 case studies.
Mattar Al Tayer said: “The Dubai International Project Management Forum in its eighth session will discuss a number of topics related to future trends in project management, its role in improving the quality of life for residents and visitors, innovation and sustainability in management .mega projects in the region, gender balance and women’s empowerment, and the relationship between developing societies and improving the quality of life, project economies and the management of major sporting events.
He added, “Project management is one of the effective tools in managing and organizing affairs in public and private sector institutions, and the rapid technological changes have contributed to changing the rules of project management, business and the economy. The forum shows how to implement smart, sustainable and innovative practices in project management to ensure the best results.”
Sessions and speakers
The eighth session of the forum includes (35) sessions, (5) panel discussions, (3) keynotes, (6) concurrent sessions, (4) dialogue meetings, (6) advanced courses and (6) field visits. This session attracts more than 2,000 participants, and the list of speakers includes more than 55 prominent names worldwide and locally, an increase of 25% compared to the previous session of the forum, and they represent a number of economic and commercial sectors.