Forum Day Two: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Chairman’s opening remarks


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Planning for sustainable urban mobility: Kuwait metro project update

Kuwait’s metro project is the first metro rail project and the second PPP to be launched by the Kuwait government. Estimated to cost US$7 billion, the government will own 10% of the project and raise 50% of the funds through an initial public offer. The remaining 40% will be held by the private developer. This session will provide an insight into the design of the metro and its impact on traffic congestion.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Kuwait Airport expansion project update

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the operator of Kuwait International Airport, has proposed the building of a new terminal to accommodate an extra 13,000 passengers a year through Kuwait airport. Construction began in May 2017, and this session will highlight the unique design features of the new Kuwait Airport Terminal 2.

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Case study: Al-Barayeh Smart City project

Faisal Al Jihayem, Project Director – Al-Barayeh Smart City, Kuwait Municipality
Having won first rank in the best environmental project prize in the Gulf, this session will review the Al–Barayeh Smart city and explore strategies for developing a self-sustaining city with work in decreasing energy consumption rates as well as looking at alternative energy consumption initiatives.

Faisal Al Jihayem

Project Director – Al-Barayeh Smart City
Kuwait Municipality

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Networking break and morning refreshments

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM An update on South Saad Al–Abdullah – Kuwait’s first smart city

South Saad Al-Abdullah is Kuwait’s first smart and environment-friendly city. The city is being built on the premise that all inhabitants will have use of smartphones and this session will provide a project update on South Saad Abdullah as a snapshot of the future of Kuwait


12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Developing a mega port for Kuwait: Mubarak Al Kabeer Port: What impact will Mubarak Al Kabeer Port have on Kuwait’s future economic growth?

Captain Tawfiq Shehab, Assistant Marine Operation Manager, Kuwait Port Authority (KPA), Kuwait


Captain Tawfiq Shehab

Assistant Marine Operation Manager
Kuwait Port Authority (KPA), Kuwait

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway: Complete project overview

Eng. Mai Messad, Project Engineer, Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait
The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway will provide major strategic networks for Kuwait and will revive the ancient silk road trade route between China and Kuwait. This session will provide a complete overview of the causeway project and will highlight its main features.

Eng. Mai Messad

Project Engineer
Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait


1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Hospital: How does the unique Islamic design contribute to patient wellness?

Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Hospital has been designed with a unique geometric Islamic shape that will play a vital role in the design of the hospital. This session will showcase the innovative design of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Hospital and its relationship to patient satisfaction and wellness.


1:45 PM - 2:15 PM An update on Kuwait’s integrated education programme: Developing a fullycomprehensive 21st centuryeducation system in Kuwait

Ayesha Vawda, Senior Education Specialist, The World Bank

Ayesha Vawda

Senior Education Specialist
The World Bank


2:15 PM - 2:45 PM KNPC Al Zour oil refinery project: Improving refinery flexibility and responsiveness

The Al Zour oil refinery is set to double the region’s processing capacity and will be produced according to KOC upstream strategy.
Commissioning of the plant is expected in early 2019 and this session will provide an insight into the technologies used to improve refinery flexibility.

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 two

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.