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Mansour bin Mohammed inaugurates the eighth session of the Dubai International Project Management Forum

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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Crossing Security Council, opened today (Wednesday) the work of the eighth session of the Dubai International Project Management Forum. Organized by the Roads and Transport Authority in cooperation with the Project Management Institute: “PMI”Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DB World, and the Global Education Institute iil The educational partner, under the slogan “Enhancing the quality of life.

The current session of the forum attracts more than 2,000 participants, and 55 international and regional speakers, through 50 sessions, panel discussions and keynote addresses, dealing with many axes related to future trends in project management, and its role in enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors..

Upon his arrival at Madinat Jumeirah Arena, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was received by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority. In addition to a group of international experts specialized in the field of project management.

His Highness and the attendees watched a short film about the Dubai International Forum for Project Management, which shed light on the process of construction and development in the Emirate of Dubai, which has become one of the most important financial and business centers, in addition to the stages of development of the forum, which succeeded in establishing its position as a global platform that showcases the best international practices. And creative solutions in the field of project management, with the participation of global expertise with visions, ideas and innovations that contribute to the successful implementation of major projects. 180 panel discussions, keynote speeches, workshops, technical visits and training courses.

During the opening, Dr. Peter Diamandis, founder and CEO of XPRIZE, a leader in the design and management of incentive competitions, delivered the keynote address to the forum, in which he spoke about the main accelerating technologies that contribute to transforming all sectors, including the rapid and continuous development of capabilities Computers, communications and the development of satellite communication networking technologies G5 And G6He also touched on artificial intelligence technologies and the rise of paradigms (ChapGPT)And the trend towards artificial intelligence, as well as the emergence of robots to overcome the challenge of lack of skilled workers. The speech also dealt with modern uses of biotechnologies in the field of genome sequencing in gene therapy, and the role of modern technologies in promoting a healthy life for humans..

Honoring sponsors

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, honored the organizing partners of the forum, namely the Project Management Institute. PMIDubai Electricity and Water Authority, and DB World. His Highness also honored ENOC Group and Nakheel for the strategic sponsor category of the forum, Dubai Municipality, FAMCO, and Qatar Insurance for the platinum sponsor category, and Etisalat Group of “&e” And “Wade Adams Contracting Company LLC” for the Golden Sponsor category, and “Khatib & Alami” and “CDM Smith” CDM”And “Dollar Rent a Car” for the Silver Sponsor category. The honor also included sponsors in other categories, namely “SAS”, “United Motors and Heavy Equipment Company”, “Al Zarooni International Equipment” and “Al Zarooni International Equipment” Company. “RTC” Roads and Traffic Engineering, Technology Sponsor PlanesWare, and the Global Education Institute iil The educational partner, and His Highness honored Dr. Peter Diamandis, the main speaker of the forum.

Inspection tour

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stopped at a large mural, which included pictures of 15 prominent projects in Dubai, registered in the “Guinness” list of records, including “Ski Dubai”, the largest indoor ski resort in the world, and “The Dubai Mall”. The largest shopping mall, Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai Metro, the longest driverless metro in the world, Miracle Garden Dubai, the largest natural flower garden in the world, Gevora Dubai, the tallest hotel in the world, and the Dubai Frame. The largest building in the form of a frame, the Palm Fountain, the largest fountain in the world, and the “Office of the Future”, the first commercial building printed with 3D printing technology. The list also includes “Deep Dive Dubai”, the deepest diving pool, and “Ain Dubai”, the largest wheel Views in the world, and the “Aquaventure” water park, which includes the largest number of water slides, and the complex of power production and desalination plants in Jebel Ali, the largest desalination facility in one site, and the Al Qudra bicycle path, the longest continuous bicycle path.

The mural also includes facts and figures about the march of the Dubai International Project Management Forum in its past seven sessions, as the days of its convening reached 26 days, attended by 11,000 people from 45 countries, during which 370 speakers spoke, delivering 30 keynote speeches, and included 26 discussion sessions, and 126 simultaneous sessions. And 10 workshops, 33 specialized training courses, and 12 closed sessions. The forum also witnessed the organization of 17 technical visits, and 16 case studies..

global platform

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, said: “The Dubai International Project Management Forum, in its eighth session, will discuss many topics related to future trends in project management, and its role in enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors, innovation and sustainability in project management. Mega projects in the region, in addition to gender balance and women’s empowerment, the relationship between community development and enhancing the quality of life, project economics, and managing major sporting events.

He added: “Project management is one of the effective tools in managing and organizing business in public and private sector institutions, and the rapid technological changes have contributed to changing the rules of project management, business, and the economy, and the forum shows how to implement smart, sustainable and innovative practices in project management to ensure the best results are achieved..

Sessions and speakers

The eighth session of the forum includes (35) sessions, (5) panel discussions, (3) keynotes, (6) simultaneous sessions, (4) dialogue meetings, (6) advanced courses, and (6) visits. In the field, this session attracts more than 2,000 participants, and the list of speakers includes more than 55 prominent names globally and locally, an increase of 25% over the last session of the forum, and they represent many economic and commercial sectors..

The speakers are led by His Excellency Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, His Excellency Nasser Fahad Al Khater, CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, His Excellency Engineer Rami bin Ismail Jali, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing for Projects and Public Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and His Excellency Eng. Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for the Energy and Petroleum Sector.

The list of prominent speakers also includes: His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the “DB World” group, His Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, and His Excellency Ahmed Abdul Karim Julfar, Director General of the Community Development Authority. His Excellency Salama Al-Amimi, Director General of the Authority for Community Contribution “Ma’an” in Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, His Excellency Omran Sharaf, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Advanced Science and Technology Affairs, and other speakers from prominent local and international companies and institutions.

A global presence

Also taking part in the forum will be: Dr. Peter Diamandis, Founder and CEO of XPRIZE, a leader in the design and management of incentive contests, named one of the 50 best leaders in the world according to Fortune magazine, and Professor Jeremy Bailinson, Founding Director to the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University, Antonio Neto Rodriguez, Thought Leadership Specialist, Author and University Professor of Project Execution and Strategy, Jennifer Tharp, Chair of the Board of Directors, Project Management Institute, Member of the Legal Board, and Dr. John O’Shea, Chief Technology Officer, Dell Corporation Technology, Marga Hook, business and sustainability author, and Professor Carlo Ratti, director at MIT’s Sensible City Lab and co-founder of the Carlo Ratti Associates Office.