Nov 07 2017
4th Dubai International Project Management Forum 2017 attracts elite sponsors
The Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF), organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on 20-21 November 2017, has attracted a wide range of sponsors from a wide array of sectors at the local, regional and international levels. This lineup of sponsors represents economic, industrial, commercial and service companies that boast of extensive experiences in their respective business fields.
Ms Laila Faridoon, Executive Director of the Office of the Director-General and Chairman of the Board of the RTA and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the DIPMF, said: “Since its inception in 2014, the DIPMF has attracted several project managers, specialists, ministers and sponsors from all over the world. The theme of this fourth edition ‘Making a Difference’ is expected to make a huge impact on the plans of businesses & entities aspiring to play a pivotal role in shaping the world’s future economic map.
"This fourth edition has been privileged with eight sponsors highlighted by the Dubai Properties, (Strategic Sponsor); Falcon City & Wonders (Platinum Sponsor); and Al Rostomani Group (Golden Sponsor); in addition to Silver Sponsors namely ICOM and Systra. Parsons is nominated as Lanyard Sponsor; Alstom is nominated as Delegate Bags Sponsor. Attracting these sponsors representing a diverse cast of prominent local & global businesses with an immense presence in project management will enrich this pioneering experience of the DIPMF which has started a successful drive from the debut,” said Faridoon.
Salem Ahmed Al Moosa, Founder, Chairman and General Manger of Falconcity of Wonders LLC (Platinum Sponsor of the Forum), said: "Dubai was once a quiet village for trading and fishing but amazingly transformed into one of the world’s most modern cities in a record time. Dubai’s pace of growth continues unabated, and its innovative spirit has consistently and continually earned the admiration of the world. Dubai is in every sense a living wonder of the modern world; it is an ideal example of progress, driven by bold, inspired, and visionary leadership. The world’s admiration of Dubai has resulted in a steady and increasing stream of visitors and expatriates. Without resting on laurels, Dubai continues to innovate and break new ground in all spheres of development.”
"Falconcity of Wonders is an advanced project designed to create a prestigious image of Dubai in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants and the world over. This project honours humanity by embracing different civilisations, and will inspire the upcoming generation about the good-heartedness of the Emirati people. The Falcon City of Wonders, which combines the past, present and the future, has been designed to resemble the national emblem: The falcon with its outstretched wings symbolises the spirit of leadership, glory and excellence approach that the project typifies. The Falcon City is a self-contained and multi-faceted residential, tourist and recreational destination resembling the wonders of the ancient and modern world," added Al Mousa.
Marwan Al Rostomani, Chairman of Al Rostomani (Gold Sponsor of the Forum), said, “It gives the Al Rostamani Group a great pride to participate in this prestigious event; the Dubai International Project Management Forum. Dubai and the UAE have always been at the forefront of innovative projects. Dubai follows a futuristic outlook and has over the years managed successfully challenging projects. It will continue to do so and we are proud to be part of this journey.”
“AECOM is proud to have the opportunity to support the 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum and to continue to work closely with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. As the world’s premier program management organization AECOM has been fortunate to be involved on most of the region’s mega projects. Participating in the DIPMF allows us to share our experiences with the industry and exchange innovative ideas to improve the way major projects are delivered across the region. This event stands out for its sheer scale and ability to attract thought leaders from across the spectrum of academics, government and the private sector,” said Hamed Zaghw, Chief Executive, AECOM Middle East (Silver Sponsor).
Faiçal Chaabane, Senior Vice President Middle East Region, SYSTRA Company, (Silver Sponsor), said” As international experts in the project management of complex public transport schemes, we are proud to sponsor DIPMF 2017. Our specialist experience of managing mass transit and rail projects around the world gives us unique insight into best practice and the latest thinking. DIPMF provides an important platform to make connections and exchange ideas with industry professionals.”
“As a leading program management firm, Parsons is delighted to support Dubai Roads and Transport Authority for the 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum. We have supported the event since its inaugural edition and each year was a great opportunity to network with our key customers and industry peers, as well as to learn more about best practices for project management, said Gary Adams, Parsons MEA President.