11 - 12 December, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 12 December 2018

8:30 am - 8:55 am Registration and welcome refreshments

8:55 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks by the conference chair

Exploring Harbours & Waterfront Development Opportunities

9:00 am - 9:30 am INTERNATIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Sydney & Darling Harbour: Creating iconic harbour & urban regeneration strategies for sustainable success

Michelle Weiss - Director Place Management and Strategic Engagement, Port Authority NSW
  • Insight into the vision and transformation plans for Sydney & Darling Harbour
  • Understanding the ICC Sydney project and how this entertainment and events facility will drive new revenue streams and visitor profiles to the Harbour
  • Strategic partnerships to drive engagement and visitor numbers
  • Managing visitor experience during and post development

Michelle Weiss

Director Place Management and Strategic Engagement
Port Authority NSW

9:30 am - 10:00 am LEADERS EXCHANGE PANEL: Marina, beaches & harbours as burgeoning recreational and leisure hotspots

Eng. Faisal Aljihhayem - Project Director, KOC
Jonathan Hind - Managing Director, Burgess Yachts
Luc Khaldoun - Senior Director - Marine Projects, Meraas Holding
  • Debating waterfront and marina development as a growth segment for ports
  • Exploring new opportunities for hospitality and marina operators
  • Revenue stream and footfall enhancement; how to keep people coming back?

Eng. Faisal Aljihhayem

Project Director


Jonathan Hind

Managing Director
Burgess Yachts


Luc Khaldoun

Senior Director - Marine Projects
Meraas Holding

10:00 am - 10:30 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Super-yacht destination master plan strategies! Creating a Global Yacht Club as urban centres for communities

Jonathan Hind - Managing Director, Burgess Yachts
  • Key aspects in yacht harbour planning, design and engagements
  • Management of these centres with various stakeholders
  • Community engagement strategies for long-term success

Jonathan Hind

Managing Director
Burgess Yachts

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break

11:00 am - 11:30 am Oman Project Insight:Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project

Stuart Ingram - Executive Director, Sultan Al Qaboos Waterfront, OMRAN
  • Highlighting the transformation of Port Sultan Qaboos into a tourism based mixed use waterfront destination
  • Key project outcomes: Discussing the challenges
  • How it became Oman’s No.1 Waterfront Destination?

Stuart Ingram

Executive Director, Sultan Al Qaboos Waterfront

Exploring Next-Gen Engineering Techniques

11:30 am - 12:00 pm OIL & GAS ISLAND INSIGHTS: Developing artificial islands for oil production: Discussing key challenges

Mootaz Khaled - Senior Engineer, Planning, Undeveloped Reservoirs Project Unit, ADNOC
  • How to meet the high quality and safety standards to design and develop artificial islands within short timeframes
  • Understand how to effectively coordinate and interface between building contractors and drilling contractors
  • Key insights on how to overcome technical challenges across the region

Mootaz Khaled

Senior Engineer, Planning, Undeveloped Reservoirs Project Unit

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Sustainable coastal design: Achieving the optimum nature reserves for tourism and recreational aspects of coastal infrastructure

  • Hybrid coastal protection: Best practices to monitor and assess land reclamation’s impacts on species, habitats and the marine ecosystem
  • Maintaining a balance between functional considerations, shoreline erosion mitigation and water refreshment
  • Using sustainable materials for construction
  • Establishing project check points in land reclamation to conserving biodiversity

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PROJECT INSIGHT: Dubai Creek Harbour’s Master Plan: Creating innovative urban planning and landscapes

Gaye Ibrahima - Director Engineering, Emaar Hospitality
  • Outlining the strategic plan for Dubai Creek Harbour
  • Experiential design - Developing green landscape feature from global inspirational landmarks
  • Stimulating commercial opportunities through aesthetics and urban master plan

Gaye Ibrahima

Director Engineering
Emaar Hospitality

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm INTERACTIVE HUDDLES!: Have your say! Brainstorm with peers and experts on key market challenges and issues

  1. Reviewing challenges for O&G island development projects
  2. Techniques for effective planning and design of artificial islands, coastal projects and beaches
  3. Reviewing technical challenges for artificial island projects
  4. Developing partnership strategies with brands & IP owners

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm Closing remarks by the event chair

3:40 pm - 3:40 pm End of conference

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.