• The event will take place on 15 to 18 January 2024 under the theme: Beyond Boundaries
• Keynote speakers include Lubna Al Qasimi, Al Tayer, Alabbar, Bin Sulayem and David Coulthard
• Salem Al Marri, Hamid Ali, Sultan Al Neyadi and international dignitaries take part in the event to share insights and visions in project management and operation
19 Dec 2023
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, Chairman of the Executive Council, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will be host the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in collaboration with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), and DP World. The event will feature internationally renowned specialists who will share their ideas and insights about project management and operation in line with global practices and standards.
The ninth edition of the Forum, which will take place at Madinat Jumeirah (15-18 Jan 2024) under the theme: ‘Beyond Boundaries,’ will include Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the first Emirati woman to assume a ministerial post serving as Minister of Economy in 2004, then Minister of Foreign Trade, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, and then Minister of State for Tolerance in 2016. She also holds a myriad of economic, educational and social roles.
The list includes David Coulthard, Former Formula 1 Grand Prix driver; His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Wellbeing Pillar and Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA; His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA; His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World; His Excellency Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Founder and Managing Director of Emaar Properties; His Excellency Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre; His Excellency Hamed Ali, CEO of Dubai Financial Market and Nasdaq Dubai; Sultan Al Neyadi, the Emirati astronaut; and His Excellency Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founder and Chairman, Al Habtoor Group.
The forum will also host: Greg Wooldridge, Former Commanding Officer, The Blue Angels; Jennifer Tharp, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Project Management Institute (PMI), Ben Royce, Artificial Intelligence Services Manager for Google Cloud, Bas Theelen, Vice President, Head of Project Management Excellence, Airbus Defense and Space; Daniel Burrus, Global Futurists, Strategic Advisor, Best Selling Author; Rasmus Ankersen, Best Selling Author and Acclaimed Leadership and Performance Expert; Jessica Fox, Screen and Broadcast Specialist XpoNorth Digital; Professor Mike Berners-Lee, Climate Researcher & Author, There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years; Dr George John, Founder & Chairman, Transform Specialist Medical Centre; Jack Duggal, Founder and Managing Principle, Projectize Group; and Americo Pinto, CEO, PMO Global Alliance.
Plethora of Experts
Moaza Saeed Al Marri, Executive Director, Office of the Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chairperson of the Higher Organising Committee of the Forum, said, “Over the past editions, the DIPMF has successfully attracted 350 experts and specialists from around the world. These professionals convened in Dubai to share their ideas, visions, and creative insights about the successful implementation of mega projects. They also delved into the best international practices and innovative solutions in project management and operation in line with the top international standards.
The Forum has achieved notable successes in its previous sessions, tackled various topics through scores of international speakers including ministers, heads of entities, and senior officials of big international businesses. Hosting the event aligns with Dubai's commitment to adopting the trending international standards in project management and operation as it resembles key pillars of development and modern management science.
“This ninth edition of the Forum will focus on three key themes: Sustainability, Modern Methods of Project Management, and Future Trends & Technology. Within these themes, the forum will explore 14 diverse tracks. The Sustainability theme entails Sustainable Societies, Greener projects and Driving Sustainable Growth. The Modern Methods in Project Management theme covers Future Trends in PM, The Future PMO, Benefits and Value Management, Visionary Leadership, The Project Economy and the Circular Economy. The Future Trends and Technology theme covers Artificial Intelligence, Future / Smart Mobility, Agile Transformation, Digital Twin / Metaverse and Big Data.This diverse range of subjects is designed to provide a thorough exploration of current advancements and future directions in project management.
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