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8th Dubai International Project Management Forum kicks off with an extensive international participation

Over 55 international and local key figures, a 25% increase from the previous edition of the Forum

24 Jan 2023

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, the 8th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) kicks off Wednesday 25th January 2023, under the Theme of ‘Fostering Wellbeing.’ The event is organised by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and co-organized with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), and DP World.

On the side-line of the Forum yesterday and today (Monday and Tuesday), specialised master classes were held in the areas of Agile Transformation, Project Portfolio Management, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Management.

The 8th session of the Forum will discuss several topics, including innovation in project management, sustainability in project management, managing mega projects in the region, gender balance and empowerment of women, the relationship between developing societies and fostering wellbeing, project economy, managing major sporting events and other important topics related to project management.
The 8th edition of the DIPMF will feature elite speakers from both local and international backgrounds, representing various fields. The line-up includes over 55 international and local key figures, a 25% increase from the previous edition of the Forum. Notable speakers include Dr Peter H. Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of XPRIZE, a renowned leader in the design and management of incentive contests. Dr Diamandis, who has been named one of Fortune Magazine's World's 50 Greatest Leaders, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the Forum.

The speaker line-up also includes Professor Jeremy Bailensen, Founding Director of Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University; Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, Thought Leader, Author, Practitioner, and Professor in Project and Strategy Implementation; Jennifer Tharp, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute; Dr. John O’Shea, Chief Technologist at Dell Technologies; Marga Hoek, Business and Sustainability Author; Professor Carlo Ratti, Director at MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Director at Carlo Ratti Associati;; Her Excellency Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications; His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority; His Excellency Nasser Fahad Al Khater, CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022; His Excellency Eng. Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for the Energy and Petroleum Sector, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World; Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice-President of the UAE Gender Balance Council; His Excellency Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Director General of the Community Development Authority; Her Excellency Salama Al Ameemi, Director General of the Authority of Social Contribution (Ma’an); His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation; His Excellency Omran Sharaf, Assistant Minister for Advanced Sciences and Technology Affairs; and other speakers from top local and international companies.


DIPMF is privileged by the sponsorship of several entities that include: ENOC and Nakheel (Strategic Sponsors), Dubai Municipality, FAMCO and Qatar Insurance (Platinum Sponsors), Etisalat by e& and Wade Adams (Gold Sponsors), Khatib & Alami, CDM Smith, Dollar Car Rental (Silver Sponsors). Other sponsors include United Motors & Heavy Equipment LLC, SAS, Al Zarouni International Equipment LLC and RTC Road and Traffic Engineering, Planisware (Technology Sponsor).

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