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Podcast: Do the Mideast's millennial engineers need networking events?

The latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint explores soft-skill development

Networking, one of the most important soft skills for millennials and seasoned professionals alike, is discussed in the latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint [representational image].
Networking, one of the most important soft skills for millennials and seasoned professionals alike, is discussed in the latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint [representational image].

Millennials, in engineering and other global business sectors, are said to operate differently than their preceding professionals. But, does a generation comfortable with LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter really need networking events? As the upcoming Construction Week Awards 2018 in Dubai will prove, the answer is yes.

The ongoing Big 5 2018 show, to be held on 26-29 November at Dubai World Trade Centre, is an example of how industry events can bring together various stakeholders, leading to improved market education and awareness.

Construction Week Awards 2018, due to be held on Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 at Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis hotel, are a prime example of how networking events can unite industry leaders and experts to celebrate the Middle East building sector’s success. Past attendees of the event have included leaders from ALEC, Dubai World Trade Centre, Arabtec, China State Construction Engineering Middle East, and Voltas.

Networking is an important soft skill to have in the regional and global construction industry, and in this episode of Construction Week Viewpoint, Neha Bhatia and Jack Ball, editor and senior reporter of Construction Week, explore how it can benefit construction and engineering professionals working in the Middle East and beyond.

Listen to the full episode on Construction Week's SoundCloud stream. Please also remember to share it will all of your colleagues, and subscribe to the channel, so you don't miss out a single episode from the weekly series, new episodes of which are published every Monday.

Past episodes of Construction Week Viewpoint have welcomed expert guests such as Ciaran McCormack, of construction consultancy Linesight, Greg Ward from Transguard, and Chris Seymour from Mott MacDonald. To nominate yourself or a colleague as a guest for Construction Week Viewpoint, email the editorial team at cwcontact[@]itp[.]com.

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