After several challenging years, the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) construction industry is starting a new era of spending.
The need to meet the expectations of growing populations is driving investment in transport infrastructure, housing, and power and water capacity. At the same time, governments are investing in industrial, digital and logistics capacity to support the growth and diversification of the regional economy.
Inspired by powerful national visions, construction spending is surging across the region, led by huge masterplan developments in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq. But as well as new opportunities, the surge in activity also raises new challenges.
MEED’s Mena Construction Summit 2022 examines the trends, opportunities and challenges for construction companies and their suppliers in the Middle East.
New factors are reshaping how projects in the Middle East are planned, delivered and operated.
In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th instalment of the UN climate change summit, Cop27. In 2023, the UAE will host Cop28. Decarbonising the economy is at the top of the regional policy agenda, and is set to transform project delivery in the region.
As the biggest consumer of raw materials, generating between 25 per cent to 40 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, the construction industry is vital in the drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Mena Construction Summit 2022 examines what the decarbonisation agenda means for the Middle East construction industry and discusses ways to reduce the carbon footprint of its people, plants and materials.
Covid-19 has turbocharged the digitalisation of the region's construction industry, and project sponsors and construction clients today expect digital data and smart technology to drive efficiency, safety, sustainability and whole life-cycle profits.
Technologies such as 4D- and 5D- building information modelling (BIM), digital twins, cloud-based project controls, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3D printing, internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics are no longer ‘nice to haves’. They are essential to be competitive.
The Mena Construction Summit 2022 explores how new technology is transforming project delivery, and redefining design and construction, while at the same time reducing waste and environmental impact.
At the heart of the Middle East construction community
After a successful second edition of the summit in 2021 that boasted over 1,000 attendees representing the biggest regional construction companies, the 3rd edition of the Mena Construction Summit continues to support the construction ecosystem for smart and sustainable cities and help firms change their operational dynamics.
Bringing together key players from across the construction value chain, the event will showcase some of the latest research and innovations driving improvements in productivity, quality, reliability, cost-savings, waste-reduction and energy efficiency and how you can employ these methods in your projects.
Join us in person for the 3rd edition of the Mena Construction Summit on Wednesday 18 May 2022 as we explore the many ways of using innovation and technology to construct sustainable buildings of the future. An immersive agenda with interactive panel discussions, fireside chats and keynote presentations will offer the unmissable opportunity to discuss and examine case studies from the region’s greatest gigaprojects.
Participants attending include representatives from important government stakeholders, project owners, contractors, architects, engineers, consultants, digital technology and equipment providers, and software solution companies.
This is an exclusive opportunity to network in person with high-profile individuals, deepen your understanding of the construction sector in the Mena region and make the right investments, while ensuring better project delivery and finding future growth opportunities.
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