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Market Outlook talks

Saudi Arabia is determined to fulfill Vision 2030 with a focus on increased construction activities in the residential and industrial sectors. The key factors driving the market are the rising infrastructure spending and growing hospitality and religious tourism sectors in the country, with more than *$1.4 trillion of known future projects. To support the projects community in Saudi Arabia, Market Outlook Talks will encompass a series of Talks from regional experts, focused on topics such as contracts and procurement, economic outlooks and growth opportunities, building codes, regulation, cost control, talent and legal reform and other top trends that will help shape the future of the construction sector. * Source: MEED Projects

Market Outlook Talks Agenda

  • Day 1 MARCH 28, 2022
  • clock 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Resilient building codes: The ‘GSO/SASO’ standards
  • GSO / SASO standards
  • clock 5.15 pm - 5.45 pm
Industrialize Construction for Value Engineering
  • Christos Emmanouilidis
    Christos Emmanouilidis
    Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Danaos Project Software Solutions
  • Cost Control & Projects Performance Management Software
  • 5D Engineering
  • Office & Site Data
  • Synchronization

  • clock 6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
Transforming the economy with Saudi Arabia’s PPP and privatisation programme
  • clock 7.15 pm - 7.45 pm
Supporting the workforce: Addressing skills gap in construction
  • Addressing the skill gap and what triggered it? How can companies up-skill today’s teams to meet new technological requirements?
  • What professional skills will construction and manufacturing workers need to succeed in the age of automation and avoid job displacement in the future?
  • Why should organisations put the delivery of social, economic and environmental value when it comes to thinking about skills and qualifications of its workforce?
  • clock 8.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Developing your construction procurement strategy
  • How to streamline the procurement process in construction, generate savings and value, and create wins?
  • How deeply and how early in the development process can we have our suppliers involved? What’s best practice, what are the constraints, how do we ensure they follow corporate protocol?
  • Which key metrics should you measure to demonstrate success? How can the right insight help shape your strategy for the future?
  • clock 8.45 pm - 9.15 pm
The rules of law: Navigating the increasingly complex legal landscape
  • Which legal reforms should be prioritized by the government and industry stakeholders to stimulate growth after the challenges faced by the construction industry due to Covid-19?
  • Disputes have always featured in construction projects, but today’s cost-sensitive clients demand that the parties focus on project success and effectively avoid disputes and resolve unavoidable disputes efficiently. What are some ways that this can be done?
  • How can we manage the insolvency risk in the construction industry, maintain financial stability and improve outcomes?

Key Themes

  • Cost control analysis
  • Financial planning
  • Developments in “people first” PPP

Who should attend?

  • Financial planners
  • Procurement professionals
  • PPP experts
  • Business development directors