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Laila Faridoon

Dubai project management forum draws 50 top speakers

DUBAI, August 8, 2017

More than 50 speakers comprising ministers and senior executives of top global firms will speak at the fourth Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF).

The project management (PM) event will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of the Executive Council, from November 18 to 21.

The event comprises 30 sessions, five keynote speeches and five specialist courses.

About 1,500 delegates are expected to attend the forum themed Making A Difference, which is organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in collaboration with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Emaar Properties, DP World and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

“An elite bunch of project management experts have been invited to enrich the fourth DIPMF 2017 and share their expertise, vision and practices, and further enhance the contents of this edition of the forum,” said Laila Faridoon, executive director of the Office of RTA director-general and chairman of the board and chairperson of the organising committee of the DIPMF.

The line-up of experts includes Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, who will speak in a discussion panel about making a difference in the UAE business sector. Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general of Expo 2020 Office, will speak about Expo 2020 projects and spotlight their management concepts.

The forum will also discuss work papers, practices and experiences of PM. Among the speakers will be Mattar Al Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA; Mohammed Al Abbar, chairman of Emaar Properties; Khalaf Al Habtoor, chairman of Al Habtoor Group, Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa; Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO of DP World; Mohammed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation; Frode Mauring, UNDP resident coordinator; Mark Langley, president and CEO of PMI; Dr Harold Kerzner, senior executive director for project management, International Institute for Learning (IIL); Dr Sebastian Wernicke, chief data scientist, One Logic; Magnus Lindkvist, renowned trendspotter, futurologist and author; and several other inspired PM intellectuals, explained Faridoon.

“A key aspect of the event will be focused on PM for Youth as it proved a hit and attracted the attention of youth in the previous rounds of the forum. The youth session will be coordinated with the Emirates Youth Council. It will feature the participation of Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazroui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, who will spotlight the development projects and the role of youth in managing them,” said Faridoon.

Registration for the forum is open through its website (www.dipmf.ae). – TradeArabia News Service

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