2016 Sponsors

Dubai Properties Group (DPG)

Dubai Properties Group (DPG) is one of the largest fully integrated real estate and community development businesses in Dubai, encompassing residential, commercial, staff accommodation, retail and property management.
DPG focuses on the creation of a broad range of quality properties in which to live, work, play and shop in addition to the development and management of key destinations in Dubai.

The portfolio includes high profile projects like Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and DUBAILAND®, all of which play a key role in Dubai’s development and growth.

DPG develops and manages properties, communities and destinations, whilst offering end-to-end property related services including project development, portfolio management and asset management through its business units DP and Ejadah.


FCW is a multipurpose mega project being developed within Dubai, featuring structures based on famous sites and architectural marvels of the world, such as the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The city is shaped to represent the falcon, emblematic of the UAE heritage. The project is spread over an area of more than 3.8 million square meters (41 million square feet) and will combine various commercial, residential, educational and leisure amenities with entertainment facilities, and will include apartments, villas, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, health clubs and spas, and schools & parks. FCW is built as the most ambitious destination, created to appeal to the widest audience and covering all age groups and nationalities


The Al Rostamani Group is one of the largest and oldest family business conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1957, with the late Mr. Abdullah Hassan Al Rostamani as Chairman, the group has grown steadfastly with the guiding principles of Commitment, Care & Vision, alongside a strong sense of active involvement in the community and the developmental process of the country.

Al Rostamani Group has a number of businesses in several areas including General Trading, Automobiles and Heavy Equipment, Travel, Foreign Exchange, Financial Services, Property Management, Construction, Infrastructure Development, Telecommunications and Information Technology Services. The Group employs around 4000 people from 41 different nationalities, which contributes to its diverse and multicultural environment. The Group has been awarded Superbrands Status of the UAE for seven consecutive years since 2010.


SYSTRA is a global leader in public transport infrastructure. Its 3800 employees specialise in consulting and engineering. It is currently engaged in 3500 contracts and is referenced in 350 cities and towns across the world.

SYSTRA benefits from over 50 years of experience from its parent companies, SNCF and RATP. It employs state of the art engineering techniques and develops innovative solutions that meet the explosive growth in demand for public transport in and around the world’s largest cities, which are home to over half the world’s population.

Active in 78 countries worldwide, SYSTRA is involved in project planning well before the start of the design stage and continues through to deployment. The Group generates 52% of its revenues outside France.

For more than 30 years, SYSTRA has been the unrivalled reference in high-speed railway bullet train in Europe and many places in the world. Our teams have worked and continue to work on all the high-speed lines in France, where more than 2000km of line has been built. This unique expertise, gained during many projects and over many years, covers a wide range of skills, such as upstream studies, project management, design studies, construction, operation and maintenance engineering, supervision of works, conducting trials, supervising commissioning and launch, and staff training.


The origin of Dubai Municipality was founded in 1954 commencing its activities with a cadre of seven employees undertaking simple tasks in cleaning the city.

The first decree establishing the Municipality was on February 28, 1957, whereby 23 municipal council members had been appointed from the elders of the country and traders with limited powers, the most important of which was to take care of health and architectural affairs of the city as well as to organize construction and beautification of the city and provide constructive suggestions to the government.

Dubai Municipality passed a series of evolutionary stages through the years of its multiplied tasks, including:

In the 1 974 His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, God rest his soul, issued a decree establishing the municipality, which nullified the former order to establish the municipality and stated to establish the new Dubai Municipality having independent characteristics, morals and powers within the entire emirate that includes the Municipal Council and the administration body, which executes the policy and directives and in accordance with the decree.
In 1980 a decree had been issued establishing the Municipal Council appointing 32 members headed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Municipality.

The Municipality continued its development coinciding with the growth of the Emirate of Dubai and reached to 11,000 employees working in 33 departments under six sectors, namely:

  • International Affairs & Partnership Sector.
  • General Support Sector.
  • Environment Health & Safety Control Sector.
  • Environmental & Public Health Services Sector.
  • Planning & Engineering Sector.
  • Corporate Support Sector.

Hence the Dubai Municipality is regarded as one of the largest governmental institutions in terms of services rendered and projects executed. Thus the municipality is the leading driver of growth and evolution of the Emirate of Dubai.


ASGC was established in 1989 and quickly became one of the leading main contractors in the UAE. ASGC completed landmark projects in several sectors such as high rise, residential, commercial, hospitality, social infrastructure & industrial projects.

ASGC have five subsidiaries that manufacture building materials and provide construction services, this group portfolio enables ASGC to deliver complete contracting solutions under one roof.

With its established track record of over 280 diverse projects, strategic assets, an experienced and knowledgeable team, ASGC is well positioned to be your partner of choice.

IIL Middle East

International Institute for Learning (IIL) is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for many top global companies. IIL’s core competencies include Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, Agile, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability.


Wade Adams has been at the forefront of the construction industry in the Gulf region for almost 40 years. From a long list of cutting-edge government facilities to groundbreaking residential developments, this construction group has helped to build the region’s infrastructure on foundations of excellence and quality.

Since 1976, Wade Adams has built up an impressive portfolio of large-scale projects across the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar. Specialising in all aspects of design and build, EPC and employer construction services, Wade Adams builds airports, dams, roads and bridges, district cooling, residential infrastructure, and utility networks projects. It also meets the specialised needs of the energy, marine, MEP, utility, industrial and landscaping sectors.

Wade Adams has helped transform visionary ideas into outstanding projects for several clients including Dubai Municipality, RTA, DEWA, Empower Energy Solutions, SNC Lavalin, Emaar Properties, Nakheel Properties, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi Ports Authority, Qatar Petroleum, and Sharjah Airport Authority.

As well as evolving to meet new challenges, Wade Adams has an on-going commitment to safety and quality and is proud of its numerous certifications and awards. The group currently employs more than 12,000 people, and its in-house facilities include staff accommodation, a 3,000-strong fleet of heavy vehicles, laboratory facilities, and various plants.


Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. . Microsoft Gulf opened its Dubai-based headquarters in 1991. Microsoft Gulf today oversees Microsoft activities in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and Yemen. Microsoft Corporation’s address on the World Wide Web is: www.microsoft.com Microsoft Middle East’s Web site is http://www.microsoft.com/gulf