22 - 23 October 2017
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Conference Day One: Sunday, 22 October 2017

8:00 am - 8:45 am Start of conference, registration and welcome refreshments

8:45 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from IQPC and introduction to chairman

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman’s opening remarks

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H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa


Minister of Public Works, Kuwait

PROJECTS OVERVIEW AND STRATEGIC UPDATES

9:30 am - 9:40 am The New Kuwait: Developing world-class infrastructure to support the vision of a new Kuwait

Eng. Ahmed Al Hassan - Assistant Undersecretary for Roads Engineering Sector Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait
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Eng. Ahmed Al Hassan

Assistant Undersecretary for Roads Engineering Sector
Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait

9:40 am - 10:00 am Keynote address: An update on Kuwait’s Fourth Structural Plan 2040 - Developing Kuwait’s urban constitution and a roadmap for development projects

Eng. Saad Muhailbi - Director of Master Planning Department, Chairman Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait Society of Engineers
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Eng. Saad Muhailbi

Director of Master Planning Department, Chairman
Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait Society of Engineers

10:00 am - 12:00 am Session reserved for Combined Group Contracting Co.

10:30 am - 12:00 am Exhibition opening and networking break

11:00 am - 12:00 am Session reserved for China State Construction Engineering Corporation

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

11:20 am - 12:00 am To what extent will Kuwait’s road expansion projects contribute to reduced traffic congestion?

Brigadier Fahd Al Shuwai - Assistant Undersecretary of Traffic Affairs and Director General of the General Directorate of Traffic Ministry of Interior, Kuwait
  • Road design strategies for reduced congestion and improved traffic flow
  • The future of road design in Kuwait: alternative energy solutions, ITS and smarter road design
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Brigadier Fahd Al Shuwai

Assistant Undersecretary of Traffic Affairs and Director General of the General Directorate of Traffic
Ministry of Interior, Kuwait

11:40 am - 12:00 am Traffic planning for Kuwait’s future expansion

Eng. Waleed Khaled Alhaidar - Traffic Department Ministry of Interior, Kuwait
  • Estimating traffic parameters and congestion based on mobility models and patterns
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Eng. Waleed Khaled Alhaidar

Traffic Department
Ministry of Interior, Kuwait

12:00 pm - 12:00 am Strategies for encouraging the use of public transportation in Kuwait

Srikanth Pandurangi - Associate Director - Transport Planning, Middle East WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Understanding the impact of public transportation on traffic flow in Kuwait
  • Use cases from the GCC: What can Kuwait learn from other GCC countries in the development of sustainable transportation networks

Srikanth Pandurangi

Associate Director - Transport Planning, Middle East
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

12:30 pm - 12:00 am Session reserved for I.Me.Va.Spa

1:00 pm - 12:00 am Bridges Inspection, Assessment, Repair & Monitoring

Mohamed Zaki - Bridge Inspection Manager – Kuwait, Kuwait Bridges Assessment Project Dar Al Handasah
  • Condition monitoring and forecasting of existing road assets for accurate prediction of asset management costs
  • Developing asset condition targets: How to balance asset condition targets with safety, mobility, economic development and community values
  • An overview of low-cost asset treatment options for road and bridges to prevent the ‘worst-first’ fix approach
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Mohamed Zaki

Bridge Inspection Manager – Kuwait, Kuwait Bridges Assessment Project
Dar Al Handasah

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking lunch

ROADWAY DESIGN

2:30 pm - 12:00 am Making space for water

3:00 pm - 12:00 am Case Study: Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Highway Upgrade in Bahrain: Developing brain strategic roads networks

Loay Ghazaleh - Advisor Ministry of Public Works, Bahrain

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Loay Ghazaleh

Advisor
Ministry of Public Works, Bahrain

3:30 pm - 12:00 am Session reserved for CANAR Trading and Contracting Co.

PPP MODELS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE IN KUWAIT

3:30 pm - 12:00 am Allocating risk in PPP models for reduced costs and effective project delivery

Mr Mehran Avini - Chair, IRF Committee on Alternative Financing & Procurement, President Ameron Consulting, Inc. Infrastructure Advisors
  • Understanding the importance of accurately assessing the risk appetite of private investors for reduced project costs

Mr Mehran Avini

Chair, IRF Committee on Alternative Financing & Procurement, President
Ameron Consulting, Inc. Infrastructure Advisors

Panellists:

Mr Mehran Avini

Chair, IRF Committee on Alternative Financing & Procurement, President
Ameron Consulting, Inc. Infrastructure Advisors

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Dr Abdul Razzak Al Rumane

Advisor & Director, Construction Management
Sijjeel General Commerce & Contracting Co. Kuwait

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm Close of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.