Housing and Urban Development Forum

Day One: Monday, 2 April 2018

08:30       Registration and welcome refreshments

PLENARY SESSIONS

09:00       Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Koran

09:05       Welcome remarks from IQPC

09:10       Global keynote: Technology impact on infrastructure and approach to risk mitigation
                Ravi Suri, Partner, Global Head - Infrastructure Finance, KPMG

09:30       Welcome remarks from
                His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, UAE

09:40       Global Infrastructure Congress Awards

09:55       Welcome remarks from the Host Sponsor

10:15       Ribbon cutting and VIP exhibition tour

10:20       Speed networking

10:30       Networking break

11:00       Breakout and start of individual forums

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, FUTURE OUTLOOK AND REGIONAL PROJECTS

11:00       Future outlook: The future of housing in the UAE – Government housing projects and innovations
                Eng. Basem Al Namer, Director of Engineering Services Department, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

11:20       Future outlook: Oman housing and urban development plans
                HE Talal Al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General, The Supreme Council for Planning, Oman

11:40       Future outlook: Discussing the future investment opportunities and developments of the housing sector plans for the UAE
                Eng. Basem Al Namer, Director of Engineering Services Department, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme
                Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South
                Mahmoud Al Burai, CEO –DREI, Dubai Land Department
                Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate, Masdar

12:10       InfraX talk: Reserved for GIC partner

12:30       Networking lunch

FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIPS: THE FUTURE OF HOUSING PROJECTS TO CLOSE THE HOUSING GAP

13:30       Regional insights: Attracting investment into the UAE housing market - The opportunities for private and public collaboration
                Mahmoud AlBurai, CEO –DREI, Dubai Land Department

13:50       Industry insight: The future importance of PPP housing projects in Egypt
                Atter Ezzat Hannoura, Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance – Egypt

14:10      Regional case study: Bahrain’s social and affordable housing programme and lessons for the region (from provider to facilitator and regulator). Establishing PPP approaches, financing of social and affordable housing and industry partnerships
                Drs. Johan J.H. Beth, Advisor to H.E. The Minister, Ministry of Housing, Bahrain

14:30       Industry insight: Middle East focus on delivering affordable housing
                Engineer Abdullah Alshoaibi, Regional Manager - Operations Department, The Saudi Fund for Development

14:50       Regional insight: Closing the housing gap in the UAE – A million to go
                Eng. Yousef Alnuaimi, Project Engineer, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

15:30       End of forum day one

Day Two: Tuesday, 3 April 2018

08:30       Registration and welcome refreshments

REGIONAL CASE STUDIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES DISCUSSED

09:00       Project spotlight: Real estate developments in Oman
                Siham Alharthi, Director General for Real Estate Development, Ministry of Housing, Oman

09:20       Industry insights: Creating spaces people want to live in - Master planning for entertainment land uses
                Morné Fourie, Vice President Development, North 25

09:40       Next-gen Innovator Session: The first autonomous house in the UAE
                Khalifa Alfalasi, Senior Engineer, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

10:00       InfraX talk: Reserved for GIC partner

10:20       Networking break

THE FUTURE OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: THE TECHNOLOGY ERA

10:50       Next-gen innovator session: Designing the future of urban development through playful interaction
                Prof. Dr. Ben Schouten, Playful Interactions Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Advisor on IoT, European Commission

11:10       Next-gen innovator session: First steps of moving towards innovative housing in the UAE – The successes and challenges unveiled
                Eng. Hajer Tareq Al-Khanji, Project Manager - Engineering Services Department, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

11:30       Industry insights: Creating smart housing with smart technology – The ROI of implementing building technology
                Mohammad Bin Moammar, CEO, National Housing Services Company, Saudi Arabia, and Advisor to, H.E. the Minister of Housing, Saudi Arabia

11:50       Next-gen innovator session: Housing aggregates and magnets - the new technologies and techniques being tested by the SZHP to build their housing projects
                Eng. Shaheen AlAttar, Project Manager - Engineering Services Department, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

12:10       Networking lunch

GREEN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: CREATING SUSTAINABILITY

13:00       Industry insight: Can we achieve houses that can maintain themselves? Or at least reduce the cost – Exploring smart maintenance
                Eng. Abdulrahman Mohammad Alharmoodi, Project Engineer, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

13:30       Regional case study: Dubai’s experience in relation to energy management and DSM for the future of sustainable housing
                Faisal Rashid, Director, Demand Side Management, The Supreme Council of Energy

13:50       Project spotlight: UAE housing and urban development projects for green and sustainable building
                Mariam Mohamed Al Ali, Architect Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE

14:10       Next-gen innovator session: The future of sustainable housing
                Eng. Fatima Hussain Al Hammadi, Head of Design and Technical Services Section, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

14:30       Project spotlight: Kuwait’s vision for urban sustainability planning
                Faisal Aljihayem, Project Director, Kuwait Municipality, The Initiative

14:50       End of forum day two

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.