Editor's letter: Event season is back in full swing
Saudi Arabia and Oman becomes are our main focus over the next six weeks with four events lined up
It’s been a rapid start to 2020 with the reveal of our new branding and launch of our YouTube series certainly keeping the Construction Week team busy, and this momentum is not expected to fade as we turn our attentions to our exciting line-up of events.
As we all know Saudi Arabia has been a huge talking point for the Middle East’s construction industry for some time.
We are delighted that Construction Week have been confirmed as one of the media sponsors for the second edition of Saudi Contractors Authority’s Future Projects Forum, which you can read about further into this magazine issue.
Held at Riyadh’s Hilton Hotel & Residences from the 25-26 February 2020, Saudi Contractors Authority’s Future Projects Forum has been described as the “largest gathering of its kind in Saudi Arabia and across the region.”
Saudi Contractors Authority has confirmed that they will showcase 850 projects, including Qiddiya, The Red Sea Project, and Amaala, worth an estimated value of more than $160bn (SAR600bn).
More than 2,000 contractors are expected to be participating at the forum.
This is certainly an event not to be missed and one that I am honoured to be attending.
Staying in Saudi Arabia, our second event will be our KSA Summit where we will share some of the latest updates from the kingdom through four panel discussions.
As you may be aware, we have already confirmed Saudi Contractors Authority Governor Eng Thabet Al-Sawyeed as our keynote speaker for the event.
Eng Al-Sawyeed joins a panel of industry expert speakers from contractors, consultants and associations including Mott Macdonald, Arcadis and the Chartered Institute of Building who will give insights into the huge construction market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
We will reveal the rest of the speakers for the event in the coming weeks.
Also returning for this year will be the Dispute Resolution event in Dubai.
Held from the 25 March, the event will welcome industry experts to discuss construction conflicts across the UAE and our panel of law experts will advise and answer any questions from the audience on the remedies for overcoming disputes.
Drawing our event schedule to a close in March will be CW’s Oman Awards in Muscat on the 30 March. The awards will welcome Omani contractors, developers, subcontractors, and individuals from the construction industry to showcase their talent and reward their efforts throughout the year.
Please get in touch if you would like to nominate a project or individual for our upcoming events in Saudi Arabia and Oman - we would love to hear from you!