11 - 12 December, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 12 December 2018

8:45 am - 9:15 am Registration and welcome refreshments

9:15 am - 9:20 am Opening remarks by the conference chair

Sameh Gomaa - Director Special Projects, Roda Hotels
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Sameh Gomaa

Director Special Projects
Roda Hotels

Exploring Harbours & Waterfront Development Opportunities

9:20 am - 9:50 am CASE STUDY INSIGHT: Beach Nourishment and Maintenance

Steve Gregan - Country Manager KSA and Bahrain, ByrneLooby
Sand sourcing and beach erosion is a major concern in the Gulf and challenging many high-profile sea front developments. A case study and an overview of the approach for sustainable beach and coastal solutions will be discussed including site suitability, maintenance, material sourcing, design approach, innovative solutions and the benefits of 3D modelling.
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Steve Gregan

Country Manager KSA and Bahrain
ByrneLooby

9:50 am - 10:20 am Delivering Hospitality Projects on time and on budget: From Project to Investment manager

Wessel Witthuhn - Director of Construction & Development -Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer
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Wessel Witthuhn

Director of Construction & Development -Global Hospitality
Drees & Sommer

  • 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?
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Eng. Faisal Aljihhayem

Project Director
KOC

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Jonathan Hind

Managing Director
Burgess Yachts

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Oliver Rees

Director of Marina
Bulgari Resorts and Residences

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Sameh Gomaa

Director Special Projects
Roda Hotels

10:50 am - 11:20 am Networking coffee break

11:20 am - 11:50 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: How the UAE can lead the global super yacht and charter destination market in line with the vision and investment in the UAE

Jonathan Hind - Managing Director, Burgess Yachts

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Jonathan Hind

Managing Director
Burgess Yachts

Exploring Next-Gen Engineering Techniques

11:50 am - 12:20 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
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Mootaz Khaled

Senior Engineer, Planning, Undeveloped Reservoirs Project Unit
ADNOC

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Future Mobility Planning for Iconic Island Developments

Nadeem Shakir - Technical Director - Transport planning, Aurecon

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Nadeem Shakir

Technical Director - Transport planning
Aurecon

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm Marine Infrastructure Development - minimising design costs by investing wisely

Tim Chesher - Coastal Practice Lead EMEA, Advisian, Worley Parsons
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Tim Chesher

Coastal Practice Lead EMEA
Advisian, Worley Parsons

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm INTERACTIVE HUDDLES!: Have your say! Brainstorm with peers and experts on key market challenges and issues


  1. Techniques for effective planning and design of artificial islands, coastal projects and beaches
  2. Reviewing technical challenges for artificial island projects

3:00 pm - 3:05 pm Closing remarks by the event chair

3:05 pm - 3:05 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.