26th April 2017
Starting from 8:30am


Dubai, UAE
Habtoor Grand Hotel

Developing Smart Infrastructure
for Better Performance and Efficiency

From transport to mixed-used development and leisure, from energy to critical power and water assets, national-level investment priorities such as UAE’s Vision 2021, Qatar World Cup 2022 and Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program 2020 are driving an unprecedented level of infrastructure investment.

In a region noted for embracing the latest technologies for innovative infrastructure, there is currently a major opportunity to improve the lives of citizens by providing better connected assets for transport, utilities and other key services.

The “Smart Infrastructure Summit” will discuss and debate the various technologies and systems that bridge the gap between ‘Now’ and the ‘Future’.

Bringing together more than 200 delegates comprising of government officials, key decision makers, influencers and solution providers, the Smart Infrastructure Summit 2017 aims to connect minds and bring new ideas and possibilities to a rapidly growing industry.

Key Sector Focuses

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Airport and Ports
  • Mixed-use Developments
  • Buildings
  • Leisure and Retail
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Key Summit Topics

  • Maximising Asset Returns
  • Smart Mobility
  • Future Transport
  • Smart Buildings
  • BIM and GIS
  • Data Analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Interoperability
  • Sensor Technology
  • Smart Security
  • Intelligent Traffic Systems
  • Sustainability
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Predictive Maintenance
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CPD Workshop

Be more productive and efficient by reflecting on your learning and highlighting gaps in your knowledge and experience. Attend the CPD workshop case study to further enhance your knowledge about the technologies and techniques being employed in the development of Smart Infrastructure.

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The Speakers



Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Faisal Ali Rashid, U.A.E national,....


Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Expert at Public work sector, Ministry of Infrastructure Development UAE....


Emaar Properties

Bashar Kassab is responsible for the Facilities Management operations....


Masdar Institute

Dr. Prashanth Marpu is an Assistant Professor at Masdar Institute....


Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

Proactive, fast-paced, self-motivated, highly interactive....


Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre and Silicon Oasis Founders



Hyperloop One

Andy Noorigian has a lead role in Hyperloop One’s business planning for the Gulf region....



Steven Lambert is COO and partner at MCS, a high-tech firm focused on integrated real estate....


Drake & Scull International PJSC

Mr. Wael Allan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI)....



Chris Venemore is the civil infrastructure director at AECOM with responsibility....



Wilson Craig is the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Lead for AECOM Middle East....


Etihad Rail



Smart4Power ALEC





Agenda Schedule

08:30-9:15 AM

Breakfast and Networking

09:15-09:25 AM

Chair’s Welcome

09:25-09:40 AM

Keynote Presentation: Demand Side Energy Management in a Smart City like Dubai

Faisal Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at the Supreme Council of Energy

09:40-10:20 AM

Smart Technologies for Sustainability and Cost Minimisation

  • Meeting the National Vision’s sustainability targets using smart technologies for sustainability
  • Understanding the benefits of a common platform and protocols for better interoperability and enhanced services
  • The role of data in creating opportunities to improve the efficiency of infrastructure
  • How smart sensors can have an impact on infrastructure management

Mohamad Mah'd Samih Hussin, Sr Engr - Dist Cable Distribution Power - Distribution Asset Management, DEWA

10:20-10:35 AM

Presentation TBC

10:35-11:05 AM

Refreshments and Networking

11:05-11:45 AM

Designing Buildings and Mixed-use Developments that Utilise Smart Technologies to Maximise Asset Value

  • Understanding how predictive data is making an impact on residential and mix-use infrastructure development in the region
  • Exploring smart building materials and their role in improving asset value and reducing maintenance costs
  • lUtilising future thinking and smart innovation as a key brand differentiator in residential and mixed-use development
  • Reducing energy wastage through the latest smart technologies

Bashar Kassab, Director of Facility Management – Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, Emaar Properties
Andreas Kolb, General Manager, Smart4Power ALEC
Wael Allan, CEO, Drake & Scull International
Speaker TBC, Masdar City
Invited:Ahmad Al Salami, Head of Building Systems Development Unit, Dubai Municipality

11:45-12:05 PM

Presentation by MCS

Steven Lambert, COO & Partner, MCS

12:05-01:00 PM

Networking Lunch

01:00-01:40 PM

Smart Mobility Opportunities in the UAE – Smart Mobility, Non-pollutant Transportation and Road Technology

  • Improving mobility in the UAE using smart technologies
  • Creating transport infrastructure that is better for the environment and minimises energy usage
  • How connected transport infrastructure can create efficiencies and maximise the use of capacity
  • The role of data analytics to improve passenger experience
  • Exploring the latest technologies: Smart Parking, Intelligent Transport Systems, Hi Speed Mass Transit

Mohamed Mahmoud, Senior Manager Infrastructure, Etihad Rail

01:40-02:00 PM

How Hyperloop One Plans to Unlock More Growth and Transformation in the UAE

Andy Noorigian, Manager of Business Intelligence, Hyperloop One

02:00-02:40 PM

Implementing Smart Technology to Increase ROI of Organisation’s Assets

  • Obtaining budget and making the business case for smart tech
  • Foreseeing common organisational obstacles and bottlenecks
  • How can we encourage asset life value thinking over short-termism?
  • What are the main organisational challenges?
  • What are the major technical challenges?
  • What are the main people challenges?

Wafa Al-Sabbagh, Deputy Director Maintenance Department, Ministry of Infrastructure Development UAE
Dr Ali Alian, Asset Performance Development Manager, RTA
Hans Henrik Christensen, Director Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

02:40-03:00 PM

Coffee Break

03:00-03:40 PM

Smart Infrastructure: Current and Future Trends

Wilson Craig, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Lead, AECOM Middle East

  • Maximising the value of infrastructure using the tools and techniques of Industry 4.0
  • Examining smart innovations in infrastructure development
  • Defining the technologies of “Smart” and why they are game changing: IoT, M-2-M, big data analytics etc.
  • Ensuring smart infrastructure investments are “consumer-driven” and not “technology driven”

Prashanth Marpu, Assistant Professor -Water & Environmental, Engineering Program, Masdar Institute

03:40-04:15 PM

CPD Workshop: Smart Asset Management

4:15 PM

End of Conference

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Why Continuous Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuous professional development (CPD) is an essential component in maintaining the skills and knowledge of construction professionals working in the GCC. Taking the time to actively stay up to date in this dynamic industry is crucial to keeping pace with changes affecting how we do our jobs right through to career development and future prospects. Taking a proactive approach to your development can help you to stay on top of changes in your industry, while also demonstrating a clear commitment to personal professional improvement.

That’s why the Smart Infrastructure Summit 2017 will host accredited CPD workshops open to all registered attendees of the event. These certified workshops have been integrated into the conference agenda and will take a look at pivotal technical issues influencing the way Smart Infrastructure is used in this region. The knowledge gained through attendance could be vital to your next project, or the point of difference that secure you your next contract.

How do I receive my CPD certificate of attendance?

Attendees of the Smart Infrastructure Summit will have the opportunity to receive a digital Certificate of Attendance to attach to their CPD log as evidence of development once training is complete or the desired standards of learning have been met.

To receive their certificate, attendees are to submit their details, via an online form which will be available after the event has taken place. The link to the online form will be visible on www.smartinfrastructuresummit.com from March 30, 2017 until April 30, 2017. You will then receive the certificate by email.

Click here to request your certificate
Hard copy of the certificate will not be available for this event

What will be included in the workshop?

More information on the individual workshops coming soon.

CPD Workshop I

Smart asset management and predictive maintenance techniques

More details coming soon.

CPD Workshop II

Data interoperability for connected infrastructure

More details coming soon.


Stay Ahead of the curve

Learn from the experts how your company can evolve, grow and become more efficient through the correct utilisation of Smart technology

Find new ways of thinking

Listen and learn from the region’s foremost experts as they explain how the future of Smart Infrastructure will change the way the construction industry operates.

Strengthen your skills

Utilise the accredited CPD workshops to get the most out of the Smart Infrastructure Summit 2017. Not only will you be able to increase your knowledge and understanding, but you’ll also be able to add the workshops to your own personalised development plan.

Networking opportunities

The Smart Infrastructure Summit 2017 presents you with an opportunity to interact and discuss how Smart technology can benefit your company with the region’s leading experts. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panelists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.



This is an exclusive event for professionals within the construction industry. Complete the online form to register your interest and you will receive an email acknowledging your registration.

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Sponsors & Partners


The Smart Infrastructure Summit 2017 offers you a chance to reach out to all relevant industry professionals as well as key government representatives. Engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in purchasing or specifying products and services.

Sponsorship Categories

  • Project Management Consultancies
  • BIM/GIS/Infrastructure Management Software
  • Green Building Solutions
  • Climate-Smart Infrastructure
  • Solar Technology
  • Drainage / Sewage
  • Automation Equipment
  • Smart Materials
  • Sensors
  • Network Monitoring Systems / Devices
  • Smart Lighting Design / Safety
  • Smart Parking
  • Energy Management Solutions
  • Smart Maintenance Solutions
  • Data Management and Security
  • Payment Systems
  • Legal

As a sponsor of the Smart Infrastructure Summit 2017, we can create a package that is tailor-made to help you reach your objectives.

Location and Venue

Attend our conference at one of Dubai’s most prestigious hotels.


Al Andalus Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Al Falea Street, Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE

04 399 5000


Additional details

Discover luxury without limits at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. Boasting spacious, stunningly decorated hotel rooms and suites, a selection of five-star resources and incomparable placement on Dubai's picturesque Jumeirah Beach, our hotel surrounds you with contemporary comfort. Our hotel rooms are brimming with superior amenities like a flat-screen TV, designer bedding, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the beach.


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