Smart Construction Virtual Summit

Advancements in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as AI, robotics, 3D printing, IoT and big data analytics have disrupted industries worldwide, including the construction sector. The MEED Smart Construction Virtual Summit will focus on innovation in the construction sector, exploring how new technologies are transforming the design and construction process and helping to reduce waste and mitigate environmental impact.

Bringing together key players from across the construction value chain, the event will showcase some of the latest research and innovations driving improvements in productivity, quality, reliability, cost-savings, waste-reduction, and energy efficiency and how you can employ these methods in your projects.

After a successful inaugural edition of the summit in 2020 that boasted over 800 attendees representing the biggest regional construction companies, the 2nd edition of the MENA Smart Construction Summit is designed to continue supporting the regional construction ecosystem evolve intelligent buildings for smart and sustainable cities and rapidly change the operational dynamics of construction companies.

Join us for the 2nd edition MENA Smart Construction Virtual Summit on 16 June 2021, as we explore the myriad ways of using technology and innovation to construct buildings of the future.

With important government dignitaries, prominent investors, and stakeholders of leading infrastructure companies in attendance; this is an exclusive opportunity to network with high profile individuals, deepen your understanding of smart construction and find your subsequent growth opportunity.

An immersive agenda with interactive panel discussions, fireside chats, and breakout sessions, this one-day summit will satiate your appetite for industry insights and help you dismantle the functionality of seemingly intimidating innovations like BIM (Business Information Modelling), 3D printing, modular construction; only to piece together your business model by integrating these new efficiencies in a seamless manner.

2020 Agenda

2020 Speakers

Martin Tillman

Director - Strategic Transport Planning and Advisory


Arsen Safaryan

 Head of BIM and Digital Construction


Riad Bsaibes

President and CEO

AMANA Investments

Stephane le Gentil

COO and Acting CEO

Abu Dhabi Energy Services Company

Tim Shelton

Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead

Arcadis Middle East

Hrvoje Cindrić

Middle East Urbanism Leader


Dr. Olisanwendu Ogwuda

Centre Manager

Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Heriot Watt University

Amer Arafat

Technical Manager

Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

Wissam Hijazi

Director of Virtual Design and Construction

EllisDon Project and Construction Management

Paul Paterson

Project and Construction Management


Danny Richards

Lead Economist, Construction

Global Data

Mohammed El Husseini

Regional Sales Leader – Energy Projects

Honeywell Building Technologies, Middle East Turkey and Africa

Mohammed Shah

IT and Smart City Director

Knowledge Economic City

Prof. Campbell Middleton


Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology, University of Cambridge

Neha Bhatia

Construction and Infrastructure Editor


Colin Foreman

Deputy Editor


Ed James

Director of Content and Analysis

MEED Projects

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director

MEED | Middle East Economic Digest

Matt Gough

Director of Innovation and Winning Work

Mace Group

Dr. Ghassan Ziadat

VP Major Projects, Capital Projects & Infrastructure


Eng. Sara Ibrahim Ahmed Elhag

Senior Sustainable Energy Expert


David Glennon

Digital Delivery Director

The Red Sea Development Company

2021 Partners

Construction Partner

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