Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, the 7th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) will be held over four days from 24th to 27th January 2022.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is holding the event in cooperation with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), DP World, and Project Management Institute (PMI) under the theme TOWARDS THE FUTURE. A line-up of prominent local and international speakers will deliver keynote addresses during the event.
Moaza Al Marri, Executive Director, Office of RTA Director-General, Chairman of the Board cum Chairperson of the Higher Organising Committee of the DIPMF, said,
“An elite bunch of key international speakers representing a diverse cast of economic sectors will enrich the sessions of the forum with experiences that merited them to be key figures in their respective fields as well as managers of projects in both the public and private sectors locally and abroad."
The list of speakers includes:
His Excellency Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy, Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and His Excellency Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation.
Top addresses also include:
Michael DePrisco, PMI Interim CEO & Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Pippa Malmgren, Economist, Award-Winning Author and Former National Economic Advisor to the former American President George Bush, Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail, Mirna Arif, Microsoft Egypt, Country General Manager, Her Excellency Anne-Marie Idrac, Former Transport Minister, France, Christopher Seymour, Managing Director of Mott MacDonald, Prof Mark Esposito, Harvard University, Saqr Ereiqat, RIDDERMARK Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Dr. Tali Sharot, Academic and Researcher in Neuroscience, Dhrupa Dayalal, PMP® Management Consultant, Strategy & Transformation, Mr. Muhammad Rushdi, Senior Adviser for Corporate Transformation at International Finance Corporation, USA, Badr Mohammad Burshid, winner of the Best Project Office Manager Award 2020 and President of the Project Management Institute, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chapter, Mohammad Al Rayes, Director of Information Technology at ENOC Group, and other speakers from local and international companies and institutions.
"Project management is important for the global economy. It is not limited to infrastructure and construction projects, but also includes many administrative and supervisory roles and responsibilities and daily business. Various activities and events in our daily lives, especially in the world of business, are projects that require effective management to achieve set goals and accomplishments under short, medium and long-term plans.,” said Al Marri.
“Project managers usually have vital and decisive roles in implementing ambitious strategies and plans of public and private entities. Organisations have therefore got to start preparing future leaders of project management, not only project managers. Such a course of action requires sharing successful experiences among countries worldwide with the aim of setting up a successful and sustainable project management model.
“Interacting with people with rich practical experience through events such as this forum offers future project managers exposure to knowledge and experience of top international business experts and decision-makers. Official speakers at the forum will address several topics relating to current developments and trends, especially the impact of the Covid-19 on the global economy, which prompted governments and decision-makers to adopt flexible management strategies in managing global economic projects in a way capable of turning challenges into opportunities and achievements compatible with the current global situation.
“The participation of such prominent local and international project management experts in the Dubai International Project Management Forum along with keynote speakers will enrich the event which is hosted by RTA for the seventh time. Their involvement is undoubtedly instrumental in attracting many participants from the region and far afield, especially as project management is a key element in driving the growth across the board,” concluded Al Marri.
The 7th Dubai International Project Management Forum features 6 masterclasses and 30 sessions including 3 keynote addresses, 4 parallel sessions, and 5 discussion panels. About 40+ speakers will discuss a diverse cast of topics such as Project Management in Knowledge-based Industry, Project Benefits Management, Data Science in Project Management, Artificial Intelligence, Project Management Office, and Human-Centric Dynamic Change.
News Source: Dubai Media Office