Forum Day One: Monday, 20 November 2017
8:30 am - 8:45 am Registration and morning refreshments
8:45 am - 9:10 am Chairman’s opening remarks
9:10 am - 9:15 am Opening keynote: An update on Kuwait’s mega project landscapeGhalib Safouq - Assistant Undersecretary for Construction Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait
9:15 am - 9:45 am Guidelines to plan the Kuwait Development Plan to enhance the National Innovation ecosystem and knowledge economyDr. Salah Al Mazidi - Board Member Supreme Council for Privatisation, Council of Ministers, Kuwait
Dr. Salah Al MazidiBoard Member
Supreme Council for Privatisation, Council of Ministers, Kuwait
GREEN AND SMART KUWAIT
9:45 am - 10:15 am Build New Kuwait awards ceremony
Join us at the Build New Kuwait awards ceremony dedicated to celebrating engineering and technological excellence in the development of a ‘New Kuwait’.
10:15 am - 10:45 am Introducing smart cities: Discussing Kuwait’s masterplan 2040David Green - Global Leader of Cities and Sites Practice Perkins+Will
10:45 am - 11:15 am Exhibition opening and networking break
11:15 am - 11:45 am Session reserved for Orange Business Services: Smart CitiesFadi Shanaah - Regional Director Business Development - MEA Orange Business Services
11:45 am - 12:15 pm New Kuwait: Imperatives, challenges and opportunitiesMike Wood - Consultant Ministry of Electricity and Water
This session will outline the current demand trajectories in Kuwait’s energy sector. Key decisions and interactions throughout the demand and supply energy chain will be identified. It will be proposed that the significance of demand escalation and the imperative for change are being underestimated, management and coordination of accelerated public and private sector action throughout the energy chain.
Directions are proposed and their potential outlined.
Ministry of Electricity and Water
HOUSING IN KUWAIT
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm South Al Mutlaa Phase 2: A snapshot of the future of Kuwait
South Al Mutlaa City is the largest housing project in Kuwait with 28,363 units. The project will include education, healthcare, religious, residential and retail projects. Gain an insight into the construction progress of the second stage of South Al Mutlaa and an overview of opportunities for private investment.
SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW URBAN AGENDA
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Sustainability: An added value approach for better quality developmentsDr. Ioannis Spanos - Sustainability Principal: Sustainability Unit Services KEO International Consultants
Dr. Ioannis SpanosSustainability Principal: Sustainability Unit Services
KEO International Consultants
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Environment-friendly coatingsJohnson Puthanangady - Regional R&D Manager Hempel
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Reviewing the use of energy-efficient building energy façadesHolley Chant - Executive Director, Corporate Sustainability KEO Consultants
Façades are one of the most significant contributors to the energy consumption and the comfort parameters of any building. Control of physical environment factors (heat, light, sounds) must be considered during the design process as well as during implementation of design strategies which improve the comfort of the occupants. This session will discuss design methods for sustainable, high-performance façades and the necessary steps in ensuring that the environmental factors and energy-efficiency strategies are integrated with the design process.
Holley ChantExecutive Director, Corporate Sustainability
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Networking lunch
4:00 pm - 4:00 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.