Being held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Hani Bin Mohamed Bin Ahmed Abu Ras, Mayor of Jeddah, Bridges Saudi Arabia 2011 is the region’s leading conference that provides participants with valuable information about the opportunities related to upcoming local projects, and insights into international industry trends.
“The Kingdom is committed to and heavily investing in providing world-class infrastructure facilities to its residents. The massive infrastructure investment is generating vast interest from international players who are keen to tap into the plethora of opportunities in the Kingdom. Bridges Saudi Arabia 2011 is the ideal platform to learn about industry best practices, whilst offering one to one interactions with the region’s key decision makers, industry experts, contractors and developers,” said Chris Corander, Divisional Director at IQPC.
Saudi Arabia’s SR24.5bn municipal budget for 2011 includes construction of intercity roads and bridges including 30 bridge related projects already put out to tender within the first 3 months of this year in the Kingdom. At Bridges Saudi Arabia 2011, major contractors from around the world are showcasing technologies, equipment and techniques that can enhance work on such projects and provide new solutions to existing challenges.
Exclusively Dr. Hani Bin Mohamed Bin Ahmed Abu Ras, Mayor of Jeddah, will share the secrets of successful construction bidding while Carsten Vædele Madsen, Senior Advisor, Centre for Roads and Bridges, Ministry of Transport, Denmark, will discuss the planning process in the design and construction of Fehmarn Belt in Europe and Anthony Smith, Head – PPP Specialists Rapid Reaction Team, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, will discuss public private partnership for public works development and attracting private investment.
Amongst other experts who will present case studies of major bridges projects across the globe include Dr Ghassan Ziadat, Director of Infrastructure and Regional Head of Bridges, Middle East and India, ATKINS, Abdullah Al Shamsi Executive Director of Municipal Assets and Infrastructure, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, and Hashem Al Tabtabaei, Technical Team Leader, Partnership Technical Bureau Ministry of Finance, Kuwait.
The annual Bridges Saudi Arabia is organized by IQPC as part of its global Bridge event series which hosts summits in Europe, America and the Asia Pacific.
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