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Setting Beyond Boundaries as theme for 9th DIPMF edition

Al Tayer: The forum contributed to raising Dubai's global reputation as a leader in delivering mega and innovative projects

08 Oct 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 Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in partnership with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is set to host the 9th edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) themed ‘Beyond Boundaries’ from 15th to 18th January 2024, at Madinat Jumeirah. Registration for DIPMF will commence on 10th October 2023 on the website click here.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA said: “Over its past eight editions, DIPMF succeeded in raising Dubai’s global standing as a leader in delivering mega and innovative projects. This success is attributed to the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council. DIPMF has successfully drawn experts and specialists from various countries worldwide to present their ideas, visions, and creativity in executing mega projects. They've showcased best practices and devised creative solutions for project management and operations up to top international standards.”

“Holding DIPMF stems from RTA’s endeavours to enhance Dubai’s pivotal role in accelerating the development drive in the region based on sound scientific grounds compatible with the highest global standards and practices. The event seeks to position Dubai as a hub for sharing expertise and ideas between key international players,” said Al Tayer.


“The 9th edition of DIPMF will revolve around three primary themes: Sustainability, Modern Methods of Project Management, and Future Trends & Technology. Within these themes, the forum will delve into 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,” explained Al Tayer.

32 Recommendations

In its eighth edition, themed "Fostering Wellbeing," DIPMF tackled key topics pertinent to innovation, sustainability, gender balance, women's empowerment, the relationship between developing communities and fostering wellbeing, project economics and the management of major sporting events. It drew over 2,000 participants, and 55 international and regional speakers who moderated 50 sessions and panel discussions. The forum also issued 32 key recommendations spanning areas like sustainability, wellbeing, gender equality, agile transformation, mega projects, leadership and management skills, value and benefit management, advanced technology, and data and information management.

Purposeful Themes

Over the course of its previous sessions, the DIPMF discussed several important and purposeful themes and topics, with each session dedicated to a theme. Following the inaugural edition in 2014, successive themes were related to Project Management Supports Innovation, Shaping the Future, Making a Difference, Building Nations (coinciding with the Year of Zayed and highlighting the role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan), and Cultural Diversity (aligned with the adoption of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance) in addition to We Shape the Future in 2021, and Fostering Wellbeing in 2022. The upcoming edition is set to champion the theme "Beyond Boundaries."

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