Day 1

Saudi Giga Projects 2024

Unlocking Opportunities

Your opportunity to meet the ambitious changemakers driving the Saudi Vision 2030

13 May 2024
  • Crowne Plaza RDC – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Free
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Saudi Giga Projects & MENA Construction Summit - Highlights Video

Why attend?

Key Giga Projects

The giga projects program is at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision aimed at transforming the kingdom into a tourism and entertainment hub while creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

Besides creating a series of ambitious and transformative initiatives, these projects are being build in a sustainable and innovative manner that are set to create a new template for project delivery globally.

30+

Speakers

150+

Companies represented

450+

Summit Attendees

54%

Director / C-level

36%

Technical leaders

30+

Speakers

150+

Companies represented

450+

Summit Attendees

54%

Director / C-level

36%

Technical leaders

Showcase your expertise

Participants can showcase the best of their innovative products and solutions and use the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what works best in the construction industry

Partner with us

As a sponsor or speaker at the Saudi Giga Projects Summit 2024, you will have made a strategic investment that offers multiple benefits for your brand, business and industry. We value your participation and want you to understand the inherent value it brings.

Agenda

Stay tuned for an exciting lineup of events and panel discussions at the summit!

Meanwhile, you can plan your visit here!

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  • 13 May 2024
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Streams

Stream one

Main Summit Stage - Programme Agenda

Stream two

Workshop Session Area - Programme Agenda

8 AM

Registration open & networking coffee

8:30 AM

An audience with ‘’the changemakers’’

This session will give you access to meeting one of the key changemakers driving the Saudi Vision 2030 in this exclusive 45 mins keynote session. Learn more about the project vision, future scopes of work, and critical timeframes directly from the leading project stakeholder. Find out first-hand how to get involved! All sessions will be strictly limited in attendee numbers!

The session will provide the project overview and the scale of the project pipeline / phases of development to come. Additionally covered, will be a detailed breakdown of the work to be tendered over the next 18 months including: capex / budget plans, timeframes, material, and supply requirements to meet both short and long-term objectives, attributions of what an ideal partner must have and how organisations can register and prequalify.

9:15 AM

Close of session

11:30 AM

Networking, refreshment & prayer break (Prayer break – 11:50)

1 PM

Technical workshop session 1: Building the future today!

This technical session aims to provide senior executives with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge approaches and technologies shaping the construction landscape. The sessions will have a key focus on fostering sustainability, resource efficiency and optimising functionality in the development of large-scale projects. Powered by leading experts from the construction industry, the sessions will include: engaging content, case studies, and demonstrations to equip attendees with the practical knowledge and tools to tackling the challenges of building the future.

1:45 PM

Technical workshop session 2: Digital Transformation

This technical session aims to provide senior executives with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge approaches and technologies shaping the construction landscape. The sessions will have a key focus on fostering sustainability, resource efficiency and optimising functionality in the development of large-scale projects. Powered by leading experts from the construction industry, the sessions will include: engaging content, case studies, and demonstrations to equip attendees with the practical knowledge and tools to tackling the challenges of building the future.

1:45 PM

Close of technical workshop session 1

2:10 PM

Lunch, networking & prayer break (Prayer break – 15:15)

2:30 PM

Close of technical workshop session 2

4:30 PM

An audience with ‘’the changemakers’’

You chance to meet with one of the key developer stakeholders up close and personal, in this exclusive 45 mins keynote session with a limited number of guests in attendance. Hear directly from a leading Saudi developer, who will provide an overview and the present the scale of their project pipeline / phases of development to come.

The session will also provide a detailed breakdown for work to be tendered over the next 18 months including: capex / budget plans, timeframes, material, and supply requirements to meet both short and long-term objectives, attributions of what an ideal partner must have and how organisations can register and prequalify.

5:15 PM

Close of session

8:30 AM

Registration open & networking coffee

10 AM

Opening welcome and remarks by the chairman

Speakers

10:15 AM

Keynote Speech: The role of giga projects in developing Saudi Arabia’s economic landscape in alignment with Vision 2030

10:25 AM

Keynote Leaders Panel Discussion: Update on the key development plans of Saudi giga projects, the then, here, and now!

This keynote panel discussion will showcase the latest Saudi Giga projects updates.
Discussion points will include:

  • Exploring giga project future requirements and long-term key development plans in delivering the 2030 Saudi vision
  • What specific initiatives are being used to create opportunities for the private sector – investment opportunities, investment incentives, developing capabilities of local suppliers & contractors, supporting development of local talent
  • Discussing key learnings from the progress of giga project developments over the last 12 months
  • Looking beyond Vision 2030 – how will developments progress and what is business critical?

Speakers

11:05 AM

Presentation: Project showcase and update

11:30 AM

Networking, refreshment & prayer break (Prayer break – 11:50)

12 PM

Presentation: Project showcase and update

12:20 PM

Fireside Chat: Project showcase and update

Speakers

12:40 PM

Panel Discussion: A deep dive into the opportunities and challenges faced by contractors and developers in the successful execution of a giga project in Saudi Arabia

  • Exploring the challenges of how to deliver / complete on large-scale projects
  • Discussing how vital collaboration is and how this must be underpinned by governance and processes
  • How easy is it to get banking capacity for contractors? – payment terms - making construction generally more financially attractive
  • What options are there for specialised & customised financial programmes for contractors within the projects themselves (bonds etc)?
  • How design failings and changes drive project claims and disputes – how to manage risks and conflicts effectively – exploring ECI - contract disputes

Speakers

1:20 PM

Presentation: Project showcase and update

1:40 PM

Presentation: Project showcase and update

2 PM

Lunchtime sponsor announcement

2:10 PM

Lunch, networking & prayer break (Prayer break – 15:15)

3:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Project showcase and update

Speakers

3:50 PM

Presentation: Project showcase and update

4:10 PM

Presentation: Project showcase and update

4:50 PM

Fireside Chat: Project showcase and update

Speakers

5:10 PM

Closing remarks of day 1 by the chairman

Speakers

8:30 AM

Registration Open & Networking Coffee

9:30 AM

Opening Welcome and Remarks by the Chairman

The opening welcome will also include a macroeconomic overview and data led update on the projects landscape of Saudi Arabia.

Speakers

9:50 AM

Keynote Leaders Panel Discussion: Showcasing the successful delivery of Saudi giga projects

This keynote panel discussion will showcase how Saudi giga projects are developing the economy of Saudi in alignment with Vision 2030.
Discussion points will include:

  • Exploring giga project future requirements and long-term key development plans in delivering the 2030 Saudi vision
  • What specific initiatives are being used to create opportunities for the private sector – investment opportunities, investment incentives, developing capabilities of local suppliers & contractors, supporting development of local talent
  • Discussing key learnings from the progress of giga project developments over the last 12 months
  • Looking beyond Vision 2030 – how will developments progress and what is business critical?

Speakers

10:30 AM

Fireside Chat: ROSHN

This 1-1 ‘fireside chat’ will provide a project update of one of the largest real estate developers in Saudi Arabia. The chat will outline its vision for developing modern, integrated, and sustainable communities, and the project ambitions for the future in line with Vision 2030’s target of 70% homeownership. The ‘fireside chat’ will additionally discuss the scope of work that is expected to be tendered over the next 18 months meeting both short-& long-term objectives, use of offsite / industrialised construction and how to get involved.

Speakers

10:55 AM

Introduction and Project Showcase Presentation: Diriyah Project

An overview to Saudi Arabia’s cultural capital and the variety of projects set to transform the west of Riyadh. The presentation will also showcase the overall future opportunities available.

Speakers

11:20 AM

Networking, Refreshment & Prayer Break (11.52)

12 PM

Project Showcase Presentation: Red Sea Global Projects

This presentation will deliver a high-level overview of the projects transforming tourism in Saudi Arabia, and will explore the vision, timeframes, and contribution to Vision 2030. The presentation will also examine the scope of packages / work that is expected to be tendered over the next 18 months

  • Providing an up-to-date outline of the material supply requirements to meet both the project’s short- & long-term objectives
  • The use of offsite / industrialised construction
  • Exploring longer term contracting requirements – the ‘what & need to know’
  • Detailing how to obtain pre-qualify & shortlisted status

Speakers

12:30 PM

Project Showcase Presentation: Delivering the Comprehensive Regeneration of AlUla

This presentation will deliver an overview of how RCU brings the vision for AlUla to life from the planning stage to delivery and ongoing operations. This includes key infrastructure projects which underpin everything RCU is doing to sustainably regenerate AlUla for the benefit of visitors and the local community, while preserving its heritage. The presentation will also showcase the overall future opportunities for potential partners and investors.

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12:50 PM

Project Showcase Presentation: King Salman Park Projects

This presentation will deliver an overview for the world’s biggest urban park known as Riyadh’s ‘green lung’ and will provide a practical summary of the affiliated projects. The presentation will also showcase the overall future opportunities available.

Speakers

1:10 PM

Showcase Presentation: Riyadh Sports Boulevard Project

This presentation will deliver an introduction and practical overview of the 60 affiliated projects incorporating multidisciplinary sporting facilities and activity zones. The presentation will also showcase the overall future opportunities available.

Speakers

1:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Project Showcase – The Boutique Group Projects

This 1-1 Fire Side Chat will deliver a complete overview on the Boutique Group Projects for developing historical and cultural palaces into ultra-luxury boutique hotels, which will provide a true reflection of the modern-day Saudi Arabia whilst contributing to local economic growth. The session will also showcase the overall future opportunities and ambitions of the project.

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1:50 PM

Project Showcase Presentation: Rua Al Madinah Project

This exclusive presentation will outline key scope and contract packages on the 45,000-plus hotel room mega project including a focus on the details, scope and timeframes of major construction contracts to be tendered in H2 2023 and in 2024.

Speakers

2:20 PM

Lunch, Networking & Prayer Break (15:15)

3:30 PM

Project Showcase Presentation: NEOM

This exclusive presentation will deliver a comprehensive overview of the world’s largest project and Saudi Arabia’s flagship giga project including The Line, Oxagon, Trojena, Sindalah Island and Bay Aqaba. It will include information surrounding individual construction contracts and packages, timeframes, scopes, and procurement pipeline.

Speakers

4 PM

Project Showcase Presentation: Key other Saudi megaprojects 2023-2030

This presentation will summarise other key project programs, worth more than $250bn, under the Saudi 2030 Vision with details on spending and procurement plans on the clients including:

  • Jeddah Airports Company (Jedco)
  • National Housing Company
  • Ministry of Sports
  • Water Transmission & Technologies Company (WTTCO)
  • Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RCJY)
  • Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)

Speakers

4:20 PM

Closing Remarks by the Chairman

Speakers

4:30 PM

Close of Summit

2023 Speakers

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Mark DeCocinis
CEO, Boutique Group

As the Chief Executive Officer at Boutique Group, Mark De Cocinis leads the creation of the finest Saudi hospitality experience, turning historical and cultural palaces into ultra-luxury boutique hotels.

Before joining Boutique Group, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Resort Concepts, a boutique ultra-luxury hotel company based in Shanghai, China, overseeing boutique hotels in Asia.

He was President of DeMarcheli Hospitality Limited HK, an Asset Management company working with owners investing and developing prime real estate with luxury hotels and residences in Asia Pacific. Mark has dedicated his long career with over 40 years to the luxury hospitality segment, having worked for some of the most prestigious hotel brands across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including President & COO, One & Only Resorts, Kerzner International, Executive Vice President, Global, Shangri-La Group, and Regional Vice President Asia Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. De Cocinis received the prestigious Friendship Award in 2004 from President Hu Jintao, and Magnolia Award Silver and Gold in 2001 and 2003 from Mayor Han Zheng for his contribution to the business, people development, and establishing community support for The Children's Charity Foundation in Shanghai and China.

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Mohamed Saad
Vice President - DevCo, Diriyah Company
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Dale Chadwick
Chief Development Officer (CDO), King Salman Park Foundation

Dale Chadwick is the Chief Development Officer (CDO) of the King Salman Park Foundation (KSPF). Building on his extensive expertise in urban planning and project management, he is responsible for managing the masterplan and overseeing the project design and delivery of one of the largest urban parks in the world, King Salman Park.

Chadwick brings with him 25+ years of experience and an outstanding delivery track record in the construction and consulting industries. His successful career in managing large-scale construction projects across Asia includes some of the most iconic integrated resorts in the region. From conception through procurement to final handover and operation, he has delivered in excess of $17 billion of mixed-use resort and developments throughout his career.

Before joining KSPF, Chadwick was the Executive Project Officer at Macetpm where he successfully led teams in winning, managing, and delivering several high-profile projects in the Philippines. These include the largest and most advanced data center in the country, the PLDT Campus Headquarters Development in Makati, the SM-ASH Cebu arena and convention centre development, and the construction of the largest IKEA store at SM's Mall of Asia property. Chadwick also played a key role in The Estate residential and BDO’s banking headquarters towers, both being unique structures.

Prior to that, Chadwick served as Vice President Asia for Venetian Cotai Limited, managing the design and construction of several major integrated resorts in Macau and Singapore, including the Marina Bay Sands, Venetian Macau, Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian and the Four Seasons developments. Chadwick's expertise was also called upon for the design and construction documentation of two further Cotai Development parcels.

Previously, Chadwick oversaw the construction of two Disney-themed hotels in Hong Kong and was a Senior Project Manager for CMInternational overseeing the development of TVB’s Broadcasting Ltd television studio complex.

Chadwick began his career with Ove Arup and Partners HK, where he worked on major projects such as the KCRC West Rail and the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal Limited. Chadwick holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Exeter.

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Ed James
Head of Content & Research MEA, MEED

A well-known and respected thought leader in MENA affairs, Edward James has been with MEED for more than 19 years, working as a researcher, consultant and content director. Until September 2008 he was MEED’s Gulf Bureau Chief, after which he moved over to head up the consulting arm of the business. From 2015-2021 he was responsible for content and research at MEED Projects, the region’s leading projects tracking service. Today he heads up all content and research produced by the MEED group. His specific areas of expertise are construction, hydrocarbons, power and water, and the petrochemical market, and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the MENA projects market. He is a regular guest commentator on Middle East issues for news channels such as the BBC, CNN and ABC News and is a regular speaker at events in the region. He has an honours degree in Arabic and Middle East Politics.

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Colin Foreman
Editor, MEED

Colin Foreman is Editor and a Specialist Construction Journalist for news and analysis on MEED.com and the MEED magazine. He has been reporting on the region since 2003, specialising in the construction sector and its impact on the broader economy. He has reported exclusively on a wide range of projects across the region including schemes such as Dubai Metro, the Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Airport, Doha Metro, Hamad International Airport, and Yas Island. Before joining MEED, Colin reported on the construction sector in the Middle East and Hong Kong. He has a bachelor’s degree from Newcastle University and a master’s degree from the University of Reading.

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Ben Edwards
Group Head of Cost, Commercial & Procurement, Red Sea Global

Ben Edwards is the Group Head of Cost, Commercial and Procurement of Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind The Red Sea and Amaala, two ambitious tourism projects set along the northwestern coast of Saudi Arabia. These destinations will play key roles in the realization of Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s blueprint for economic diversification and sustainable development.

Ben was appointed in August 2022, with over 25 years of experience gained with major contractors in the UK, Europe, Caribbean, Middle East and Far East. He has a proven record of delivering complex building and civil engineering projects across the globe prior to joining RSG.

Previously he was a Main Board Director of Tilbury Douglas in London, UK. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the business’ commercial strategy to undertake a greater proportion of lower risk projects blending the strengths of a strong regional business with public sector building and infrastructure frameworks, fit out and a selective presence in the commercial development market.

Ben has a bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK.

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Nicholas King
Group Chief Development Officer, Red Sea Global

Nicholas King is the Group Chief Development Officer of Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind The Red Sea and Amaala, two ambitious tourism projects set along the northwestern coast of Saudi Arabia. These destinations will play key roles in the realization of Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s economic roadmap for the future.

Nicholas joined the organization in September 2020, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in successful International real estate development.

Prior to joining RSG, Nick was principal of SunCal, one of the largest private land developers in the United States. In that role he led urban development activity, as well as having a guiding hand across all projects including land developments on both coasts ranging from 2,000 to 55,000 acres. Nick had direct responsibility for the acquisition and development of numerous award-winning projects including, most recently, a three million square foot mixed-use development in the Arts District of Los Angeles designed by Herzog & De Meuron.

Before SunCal, Nick operated throughout the Asia Pacific region, developing and investing in luxury residential, integrated resort, and complex mixed-use urban projects, both through his own business as well as in a leadership capacity for organizations such as ING Real Estate, Shell Real Estate and Hillwood Asia.

He received his Master’s Degree in Urban Design, specializing in Real Estate Development, from Harvard University. He was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago and completed the Global Leadership Program at IMD in Lausanne.

Nick brings with him a wealth of experience in global cutting-edge development and thinking, and is responsible for all Red Sea Global developments.

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David Grover
Group CEO, ROSHN

David Grover is Group Chief Executive Officer at ROSHN, a mixed-use community developer Giga Project powered by the Public Investments Fund. He is responsible for overseeing all the operations of ROSHN in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining ROSHN, David served as Group Board Director at Mace Group in the United Kingdom. With a turnover of more than $2.5bn, the firm employed 6,500 people and operated through five global hubs, across 65 countries. David also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Mace Developments. Joining the UK firm in 1992, David worked across most key aspects of the business, from consultancy to construction and development and played a key role in the successful growth of the company. David’s major achievements included setting up and driving the growth of the company’s development business, and delivering multiple infrastructure and mixed-use projects.
David holds a Master of Science in Construction Law from Kings College London and a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Birmingham.

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Anthony Aikenhead
Chief Delivery Officer, Sports Boulevard Foundation

Tony Aikenhead is Chief Delivery Officer at the Sports Boulevard Foundation where he is overseeing construction of the world’s longest park in Riyadh.

Tony has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, working in the UK, US, Australasia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. He is a highly accomplished construction and programme director with a specific focus on major project and programme delivery within schedule and budget.

Prior to joining the Sports Boulevard Foundation, Tony was most recently CDO of Dubai Expo 2020, a £17bn Design and Construction Programme. Before this role, he was CEO of a leading and highly reputable international construction company of 2000 staff, £1bn turnover. In this role, he led the restructuring to profitability and enhanced growth and resilience following a period of recession.

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Sultan AlKhuraissi
Chief Operations Officer, The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU)

Forward-thinking leader with a record of leading complex, multi-site operations at city scale, including facilities, utilities, and infrastructure.

Recognized for the ability to devise strategies that lead transformation of businesses and experienced in leading organizations to implement initiatives and deliver results.

Accomplishments include development, implementation and operationalization of infrastructure, and the development of built environment asset management frameworks that optimize cost and increase return on investment while improving efficiency and quantity in line with organizational goals.

Harvard Business School Alumnus with the following professional certifications:
- Certified Facilitator-Teams and Groups; Strategic Play (2021)
- Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM) from the Association of Facility Engineering (2009)
- Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (2007)
- Advanced Leadership and Communication from Toastmasters International (2011)

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Advisory Board

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Chairman of the Advisory Board – Ed James
Head of Content & Research MEA, MEED

A well-known and respected thought leader in MENA affairs, Edward James has been with MEED for more than 19 years, working as a researcher, consultant and content director. Until September 2008 he was MEED’s Gulf Bureau Chief, after which he moved over to head up the consulting arm of the business. From 2015-2021 he was responsible for content and research at MEED Projects, the region’s leading projects tracking service. Today he heads up all content and research produced by the MEED group. His specific areas of expertise are construction, hydrocarbons, power and water, and the petrochemical market, and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the MENA projects market. He is a regular guest commentator on Middle East issues for news channels such as the BBC, CNN and ABC News and is a regular speaker at events in the region. He has an honours degree in Arabic and Middle East Politics.

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Nasim Alahmad
Executive Manager, ARCHIRODON

Nasim Alahmad is the Executive Manager of ARCHIRODON in Saudi Arabia since March 2021 and has more than 35 years of diverse experience in business development, investment, construction and management of different portfolios across the Middle East region. Throughout his career, Nasim has held a succession of executive leadership, operational, and general management positions. His broad experience in project development and EPC execution ranges from smaller-scale projects to mega projects across multiple industries, including mix use, retail, healthcare, education, hospitality, and public facilities.

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Paul Pring
Executive Director, Infrastructure, Diriyah Company

Paul Pring is Executive Director, Infrastructure at the Diriyah Company, leading the organization’s infrastructure delivery team for its Phase One masterplan development.

Paul has 42 years’ experience managing major international business changes across transportation, power, civil engineering, and construction sectors and successfully delivering major strategic programmes to tight timescales. His work has led him to Africa, Australasia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and the US.

Prior to joining Diriyah Company in 2020, Paul was Managing Director of Bittaford Consulting in the UK and Canada, where he led on change and innovation on multiple high profile infrastructure projects. Before that, Paul was Director of Infrastructure, Rail at Babcock International where he was responsible for delivering engineering and telecommunications electrification across railway lines in the UK, including the Southern Region New Trains Program, where construction was completed in 15 months on a live operating railway. He also held various roles over 15 years at Mott McDonald Group, spearheading business growth throughout a variety of sectors.

Paul holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying from Thames Polytechnic and an MA in Building Rehabilitation from the University of Greenwich. He is additionally a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Association for Project Management and was one of the first 500 individuals globally to be an accredited Chartered Project Professional.

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Ashraf Alameria
COO, El Seif Engineering Contracting
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Engr. Hussein Hamdy
Co-Founder & CEO IEO Group

Engr. Hussein Hamdy is an industry professional in Structural Engineering, an alumnus of the Ain Shams University (Cairo-Egypt), with a phenomenal journey of 18 years of experience focused on design management, project management, tenders and proposals management. He is commended for his significant contributions in an array of mega-projects including high-rise buildings and mixed-use developments, also affiliated with the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers and the Saudi Council of Engineers.

Engr. Hussein transitioned from the multinational consulting sector to construction. With his vast knowledge in business development, he plays a crucial role in achieving business success at the optimum level. His expertise has resulted in him cultivating excellent relationships with new prospects, existing clients, as well as local and international stakeholders. He steers the Group's business growth through his acute comprehension of real estate development projects, competitive analysis, market trends, fundraising initiatives, and his methodical approach in leading a full cycle projects' phase, whilst implementing and introducing the highest level of technical
knowledge.

His exceptional track record in Business Development Management, Proposal Management, and Project Support renders him an instrumental figure at BEC Arabia. He is recognized for his strategic revenue planning, risk management, and the cultivation of robust professional relationships. His proficiency fosters a positive impact on the organization's vision, business objectives, and overall operational success.

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Dale Chadwick
Chief Development Officer (CDO), King Salman Park Foundation

Dale Chadwick is the Chief Development Officer (CDO) of the King Salman Park Foundation (KSPF). Building on his extensive expertise in urban planning and project management, he is responsible for managing the masterplan and overseeing the project design and delivery of one of the largest urban parks in the world, King Salman Park.

Chadwick brings with him 25+ years of experience and an outstanding delivery track record in the construction and consulting industries. His successful career in managing large-scale construction projects across Asia includes some of the most iconic integrated resorts in the region. From conception through procurement to final handover and operation, he has delivered in excess of $17 billion of mixed-use resort and developments throughout his career.

Before joining KSPF, Chadwick was the Executive Project Officer at Macetpm where he successfully led teams in winning, managing, and delivering several high-profile projects in the Philippines. These include the largest and most advanced data center in the country, the PLDT Campus Headquarters Development in Makati, the SM-ASH Cebu arena and convention centre development, and the construction of the largest IKEA store at SM's Mall of Asia property. Chadwick also played a key role in The Estate residential and BDO’s banking headquarters towers, both being unique structures.

Prior to that, Chadwick served as Vice President Asia for Venetian Cotai Limited, managing the design and construction of several major integrated resorts in Macau and Singapore, including the Marina Bay Sands, Venetian Macau, Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian and the Four Seasons developments. Chadwick's expertise was also called upon for the design and construction documentation of two further Cotai Development parcels.

Previously, Chadwick oversaw the construction of two Disney-themed hotels in Hong Kong and was a Senior Project Manager for CMInternational overseeing the development of TVB’s Broadcasting Ltd television studio complex.

Chadwick began his career with Ove Arup and Partners HK, where he worked on major projects such as the KCRC West Rail and the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal Limited. Chadwick holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Exeter.

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Fahad Alhashem
Real Estate Managing Director, Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia (MISA)
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Chris Seymour
Managing Director Mace MEA and Member of RICS Governing Council

Christopher Seymour BSc FRICS Managing Director at MACE Middle East & Africa

Chris Seymour has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and over 14 years based in the Middle East working in most of the major cities in the region.

Currently leading the strategy and investment of the Mott MacDonald Group in ME Africa and South Asia, Chris is the former managing director of the company’s 1300 strong Middle East operation and is the current Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) MENA World Regional Board.

Chris is also an independent advisor on the Investment Committee of ENBD Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and having spent many years in PFI and PPP procurement practising in both UK, Europe and Middle East. He also advises many clients on strategy, risk, commercial and technical advice for large public-sector investments.

A familiar face at conferences and industry events, Chris was awarded Construction Executive of the Year in 2020 by Construction Week magazine.

Prior to joining Mott MacDonald in 2016, Chris worked for Arcadis and was a member of the strategic advisory board to the Group, advising on mergers and acquisitions, divestments, strategy changes and shareholder presentations.

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Khaled Alohali
Executive Chairman, MZ Engineering

Khaled Alohali is the Executive Chairman at MZ Engineering Consultancy Company, and he works with private sector companies and public sector organisations to provide Business & Industrial Engineering Consultancy Services, Advisory and Solutions.

Previously to this, he held senior positions at Saudi Arabian Mining Company – Ma’aden Holding from 2014 – March 2022, as Senior Vice President – Corporate Strategic Affairs, Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Vice President – Corporate Strategy, Planning and Development.

He has also worked in C-Level suite positions at Charles River Associates International – C.R.A.I, the National Industrial Clusters Development Program – NICDP, National Air Services – NAS Holdings, and the Saudi Arabian Economic Offset Program – EOP.

Since starting his working life, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering - Honors from the University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (now KFUPM), he has been determined to make a distinctive added-value to every task he executes. At the same time, he is a productive and collaborative member of the society through work and in life.

Through the past 28 years, he has been involved with extraordinary leadership, advisory and analytical tasks including; leading two start-up companies, several organisational structuring, strategies planning and implementation (national and corporate), investments evaluation, dealing with multinational companies, local firms and government agencies, promoting Saudi Arabia with global investors, calculating the impact of the Kingdom’s hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon incentives, planning for industrial infrastructure development, assessing economic impact of future mega industrial projects, measuring national economic progress using metrics other than GDP, and articulating several cases-for-change aimed at adjusting some public policies or proposing new ones.

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Colin Foreman
Editor, MEED

Colin Foreman is Editor and a Specialist Construction Journalist for news and analysis on MEED.com and the MEED magazine. He has been reporting on the region since 2003, specialising in the construction sector and its impact on the broader economy. He has reported exclusively on a wide range of projects across the region including schemes such as Dubai Metro, the Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Airport, Doha Metro, Hamad International Airport, and Yas Island. Before joining MEED, Colin reported on the construction sector in the Middle East and Hong Kong. He has a bachelor’s degree from Newcastle University and a master’s degree from the University of Reading.

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Jennie Bishop
Head of Production, MEED
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Richard Kupisz
Executive Advisor – Knowledge and Capability Enhancement, National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP)

Richard Kupisz is an Executive Advisor at the National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP), where his responsibilities encompass development of the policy framework for Private Sector Participation, capacity building across the public sector, economic analysis and research. He has more than 30 years’ experience as an advisor to governments and private sector clients on infrastructure strategy, planning and transactions in a wide range of sectors, including energy, water, transport, tourism and telecoms. Richard has been based in the MENA region since 2004.

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Andy Tyson
Head of Construction, Red Sea Global
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Abdul-Rahman Al-Ghabban
President, Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company (SABCO) and Regional Manager, Bechtel Middle East

Abdul-Rahman Al Ghabban is a dynamic, highly engaging Senior Strategy and Business Development Professional with proven executive-level experience in developing and driving strategic planning, project development, team development, and business growth within the energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing markets, nationally and internationally.

Abdul-Rahman has worked for several government agencies, including the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, among other private-sector companies.

In 2013, he joined Bechtel as the business development manager for Bechtel’s Power Global Business Unit. After two years, he was appointed deputy country manager for Saudi Arabia in 2015. In recognition of Abdul-Rahman’s strong in-country experience and effective leadership, Abdul-Rahman was promoted to Country Manager Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company in 2017 where he spearheaded the company’s growth and expansion in the region.

He moved to Houston, USA in January 2019 to support Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals’ downstream and chemical business development. In early 2020, he moved on to be the Deputy Manager of Corporate Business Development. Abdul-Rahman became the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Bechtel’s Manufacturing & Technology in 2022.

Abdul-Rahman returned to the Kingdom in mid-2013 as Vice President of Bechtel’s KSA Infrastructure. In this role, he led the company’s regional business strategy, stakeholder and customer engagement, talent management, and project operations for the company’s Public Infrastructure business line.
Most recently, Abdul-Rahman was appointed president of Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company and regional manager for the Middle East Region. In this role, he will support the Bechtel’s business development and project execution in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Abdul-Rahman is a registered professional engineer, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Executive Education Emerging Leaders from London Business School, and an Executive Masters in Energy Management from BI Norwegian School of Business Management.

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Dr. Mohammed Al-Surf
Founder & President, Sustainability Professionals of Saudi Arabia (SPSA)

Mohammed S. Al Surf, holder of PhD. in Sustainable and Green Construction. Founder & President of the Sustainability Professionals in Saudi Arabia Network (SPSA) reaching 5000 members. First Saudi to become a USGBC® Faculty, an ISSP® Sustainability Associate and a TRUE® Advisor. LEED® Accredited Professional in BD+C, ENV SP credential and a Green Classroom Professional. Author of the books titled “Sustainable Housing in Saudi Arabia: Opportunities & Challenges” and “10 Steps to Become a Sustainability Professional”. Member of several local and international professional entities such as the U.S. Green Building Council, the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE), the Pacific Rim Real-Estate Society (PRRES), Asian Real-Estate Society (AsRES) and Project Management Institute (PMI). Dedicated to applying a systematic approach to Green Construction and Sustainable methods applied on projects in Saudi Arabia to induce quality of life while preserving the depleting supply of natural resources.

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Richard Compton
SVP Area Director, Saudi Arabia Parsons Limited
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Plan Your Visit

Saudi Giga Projects is an exciting event that brings together industry leaders, innovators, and investors to explore the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities in the Saudi Arabian construction and infrastructure sector. To make the most of your visit, we recommend following these simple steps:

  1. Choose Your Dates: Saudi Giga Projects is a multi-day event that takes place at the Crowne Plaza- RDC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.To know more details regarding each day, please visit the below websites:Day 1: 13 May – Saudi Giga ProjectsDay 2: 14 May – MENA Construction Summit
  2. Register Online: Once you have selected the date you plan to attend, purchase your pass on the respective event website. This will give you access to the event schedule, exhibitor list, and other important information.
  3. Book Your Travel: Make travel arrangements to attend the event. If you are traveling from outside the city or country, you may need to book flights, hotels, and transportation.
  4. Saudi Visa: You may require a visa to visit Saudi Arabia. The process is incredibly easy, typically taking 5-30mins. Our event team have got multiple entry visas via the online application system. E-visas have to be obtained prior to departure at https://www.visitsaudi.com/en/travel-regulations
  5. Plan Your Schedule: Review the event schedule and identify the sessions and speakers that are most relevant to your interests. Make a plan for which sessions you want to attend and when.
  6. Follow our social media handles: Follow our social media handles to stay up-to-date on the latest event information, schedule changes, and announcements.
  7. Network: Take advantage of the networking opportunities at the event. Connect with other attendees, exhibitors, and speakers to exchange ideas, learn about new technologies, and build relationships.
  8. Follow Up: After the event, follow up with the people you met and the exhibitors you spoke with. This will help you stay connected and potentially lead to new business opportunities or collaborations.

Attending Saudi Giga Projects is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the construction and infrastructure sector in Saudi Arabia. By following these simple steps, you can make the most of your visit and have a productive and enjoyable experience.

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Giga Projects

Qiddiya

Qiddiya aims at diversifying the country’s economy by transforming into one of the largest entertainment, sports and cultural destinations in the world. Along with a variety of real estate options, the city will feature family-friendly theme parks, world-class sports arenas along with prestigious art and sports academies.

ROSHN

ROSHN is committed to advancing Saudi Arabia’s goal of achieving 70 per cent home ownership by 2030. Among its standout developments are SEDRA in northern Riyadh and the ALAROUS project in northern Jeddah. These vibrant communities are designed to enhance the quality of life for all residents by blending modern living with the rich heritage of the kingdom’s cities.

The Red Sea Project

Gracing the west coast of Saudi Arabia, the project spans over 28,000 sq. km. and is one of the the world’s most luxurious tourism offerings. The site is expected to be home to over 90 pristine islands that will include stunning beaches, dormant volcanoes and sweeping desert dunes, all waiting to be explored. By 2030, the project is expected to offer 8,000 rooms across 50 hotels and 1,000 residential properties.

Diriyah

Diriyah holds great significance in modern Saudi Arabia, both historically and culturally. With over 300 years of rich heritage experience, the project promises a unique blend of cultural immersion, world-class residential living and educational opportunities.

AMAALA

The first phase of AMAALA’s development involves the construction of Triple Bay, a vibrant and progressive destination for recreation, wellness and celebration of the region’s rich cultural heritage. By 2027, AMAALA will have expanded to include 3,000 hotel rooms across 25 hotels and offer 943 luxury residential villas, high-end retail and dining establishments, a yacht club and wellness and recreational facilities.

AlUla

The Royal Commission for AlUla is committed to adopting a sustainable and responsible approach for the UNESCO world heritage site’s urban, economic and heritage development. The site will feature an archaeological, cultural and tourist complex along with an open-air living museum showcasing the kingdom’s vast history.

NEOM

Launched in 2017, NEOM is positioned to transform Saudi Arabia into a futuristic city, powered by renewable energy. A hub for technology, innovation and tourism, NEOM is a new model for sustainable living and encapsulates the kingdom’s and the region’s future vision.

King Salman Park

Launched in March 2019 with an estimated value of more than $17bn, King Salman Park is a green urban space and cultural destination in the heart of Riyadh. Described as the world’s largest urban park, the project will offer a wide variety of cultural, arts, entertainment, sports, recreational, commercial and residential facilities, aligning with the vision of Saudi Vision 2030 to create a vibrant and healthy society.

New Murabba

The New Murabba project is expected to redefine the face of Riyadh, establishing a new city district over an area of 19 square kilometres. Launched in 2023, the estimated $25bn-plus giga project will feature residential units, hotels, retail space, leisure assets and community facilities. Its centrepiece will be the Mukaab, a cube structure housing an entire tower and residential area within it. At 400m x 400m x 400m, the Mukaab will be one of the world’s largest buildings and certainly one of its most innovative.

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