Conference Day One
08:40 Keynote Address
H.E. Dr. Habib Zein Alabideen,
Undersecretary, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
Saudi Arabia's mega construction and infrastructure project growth was forecasted at US$65-$70bn last year. With major construction and infrastructure projects expected to be delivered across Saudi Arabia over the next few years, completing individual projects on schedule and within budget is becoming ever more important.
BIM is an intelligent modelling process for planning and executing construction or infrastructure projects that enables all stakeholders to access relevant information to manage projects faster, with less unexpected costs and more sustainably.
The use of BIM is steadily increasing in Saudi Arabia - most project owners are exploring the use of BIM to ensure the successful delivery of mega projects including the industrial cities, metro and other infrastructure projects in the pipeline.
This has been an insightful conference where ideas and discussions flowed in a seamless and friendly setting- President, Edge
Promising and challenging- Head of BIM Department, AFM Consultants
This is a great opportunity to meet with professionals in your field. You'll learn a lot of new techniques and know about others' experience- BIM Coordinator/Project Architect, Naga Architects
It was very interesting and we really enjoyed it- Architect, Ministry of Health
It is a good place to know and meet various stakeholders in the country who use or would like to use BIM- Country Manager, Capricot-TPL
The first BIM conference and shouldn't be the last- Pre-Sales, Logicom
Clear and good conference- Director, Design & Study, Ministry of Health
Useful meeting- Architect, Ministry of Health
It was a very good overview on future KSA projects and value how BIM can help- BIM Specialist, Buro Happold
Events like this are needed in Saudi. Very interested in being part of that. Spreading and sharing. BIM in KSA can only get bigger and better- Project Technology Leader, Buro Happold
Eye opening, discusses major topics and would give a huge advantage to those who attend- Undergraduate, Al Faisal University
New topics have been introduced to a diverse population - a success!- Chairman of Architectural Engineering, Al Faisal University
It was helpful- Architect, Bin Dayel Contracting
The ACM Interface+ Format
The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.
ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.
Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.