Podcast: Leaders UAE 2019, and the future of construction

Latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint podcast rounds up key debates from 10th Leaders UAE summit

Leaders UAE 2019 was held on 17 September.
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Leaders UAE 2019 was held on 17 September.

Construction Week’s Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019 returned in its 10th year at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre on 17 September, with more than 150 senior-level executives from the Emirates' public and private sectors uniting for discussions on dispute resolution, cost management, diversification opportunities, and recruitment strategies for the year ahead. 

In this episode of the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast, Construction Week’s features writer, Ashley Williams, and reporter, Ranju Warrier, round up some of the stand-out comments from the conference.

Leaders UAE 2019's keynote speaker, Eng Anwar Al Shimmari from the UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure Development, spoke about the value of artificial intelligence to the construction industry. 

The event also hosted Deloitte’s audit director of operations for Middle East, Cynthia Corby, who delivered a presentation on the GCC's economic projections and the state of the regional construction industry.

Construction Week Viewpoint is a weekly podcast series produced by the Construction Week editorial team and published on SoundCloud and iTunes at noon (GST) every Monday.

Business leaders are regular podcast special guests. The weekly bulletin has welcomed the likes of Anthony Taylor, head of real estate for ENBD-Reit; Lee French, Cundall Middle East’s operations director; and tech entrepreneur Karim Helal, co-founder and chief executive officer of building portal ProTenders.

To volunteer yourself or a colleague as a guest speaker on Construction Week Viewpoint, please contact Ashley Williams.

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