The drive for net zero in the MENA region


After several challenging years, the Gulf construction industry is at the start of a new era of spending inspired by powerful national visions and huge masterplan developments across the region. The need to meet the expectations of growing populations is driving investment in transport infrastructure, housing, and power and water capacity. At the same time, governments are investing to industrial, digital and logistics capacity to support growth and diversification of the regional economy.

New factors are reshaping the way that projects in the Middle East are being planned, delivered, and operated. As the biggest consumer of raw materials, generating between 25 percent to 40 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, the construction industry is vital in the drive to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Additionally, Covid-19 has turbocharged the digitalisation of the construction industry in the region and project sponsors and construction clients today expect digital data and smart technology to drive efficiency, safety, sustainability, and whole life-cycle profits. Technologies such as 4D- and 5D- building information modelling (BIM), digital twins, cloud-based project controls, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3D printing, IoT and big data analytics are no longer ‘nice to haves’. They are essential to be competitive.

Join us in person for the 3rd edition of the MENA Construction Summit on Wed 18 May 2022, as we explore the many ways of using innovation and technology to construct sustainable buildings of the future, whilst showcasing, discussing, and examining case studies from the region’s greatest giga projects through an immersive agenda with interactive panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynote presentations.

Audience and Stakeholders Across Job Titles

Government Representatives │ Chairmen / Board Members │ Owners, Founders & CEOs │ C-Suite Executives │ Country & Regional Heads │ Directors & Sr. Managers │ Projects Owners │ Architects │ Consultants