CAPITAL CLUB DUBAI / UAE

A balanced tomorrow –
championing the cause
of diversity and inclusion

06 December 2021

About the

WIC Summit

Middle East Consultant’s fifth Women in Construction event will take place as a live event with a brand new format in 2021 to encourage networking within an intimate and personal setting; and will continue its pioneering push for greater diversity and inclusion in the Middle East’s construction sector. The conference will highlight and debate ongoing issues with the ultimate goal of provoking tangible change within the sector.

The 2021 WIC Summit will bring together regional experts to discuss the progress and stumbling blocks around equality in the industry and how cultural issues can be addressed.

2021

LIVE

The 5th Women in Construction Summit will take place live in Dubai on 06 December, 2021 in compliance with the DTCM’s COVID-19 related safety regulations.

Insightful

Conversations

The live event will bring together regional personalities from across the construction, education and workplace advisory sectors to engage in insightful discussions, and share thought-provoking presentations to drive diversity and inclusion forward.

ME Consultant sets

The stage

Trailblazing women have already been contributing significantly to the sector on a global level and the regional industry only stands to benefit further by tackling gender inequality.

2019

Breakdown

The inaugural edition of the Women in Construction Summit saw over 240 industry professionals gather to discuss and share knowledge and of that over 80% of the total audience were women.


Consultants

Architects

Contractors

Engineers

Designers

Manufacturers

Developers

Others
2021

Agenda

We believe that content is king – and our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.


Practicalities

How to implement change?

Creating equality initiatives is one thing, implementing them another. How do we actually create change and what are the effective platforms for implementation?



Comparisons

The global template

When it comes to gender and Diversity, the GCC lags far behind most other regions of the world. In 2021, why should this still be the case?




Boards

Is the C-Suite better?

No, it’s actually worse! This is where we see the lowest levels of gender equality in the GCC, particularly in the private sector, with women occupying less than 2.4% of Board seats

The Event

Schedule

The new format will bring together the industry’s leading minds for an insightful event filled with discussions.
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11:00 | Registration

Networking and Coffee

Doors open at 11:00am for registration and offers an opportunity to network with colleagues past and present and make new connections with industry peers.
12:00 | Welcome Address

Welcome

Welcome address to launch the 2021 Women in Construction Summit from the event host, Paul Godfrey

Moderator


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12:15 | Session One

Keynote Presentation

An undisputable HR revolution

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Speaker


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12:45 | Session One

Keynote Presentation

Overcoming ethnic payment structures in the GCC

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1:15 | Session One

Presentation

Implementing quotas and positive bias agendas – how they work and what are the workforce implications?

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1:45 | Session One

Presentation

A woman driving Sustainability

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Speaker


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2:15 | Coffee Break

Coffee & Networking


2:45 | Session Two

Panel Session

Implementing Equality and Diversity and strategies proven to work

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Speakers


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3:45 | Session Two

Panel Session

Creating a mixed talent pool in the C-Suite

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Speakers


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4:45 | Session Two

Virtual Presentation

What can we learn from the global template?

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5:00

Moderator’s closing remarks

Women in Construction Summit closing remarks from the event host, Paul Godfrey

Moderator


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5:10 – 7:00

VIP Networking



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2021

Speakers

Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the conference, and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.

If you would like to partake and add to the discussion, please contact paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


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JT + Partners

Michelle Najm

Associate Architect
JT + Partners

Michelle Najm

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Senior Consultant

Nurul Sabri

HKA
Senior Consultant

Nurul Sabri


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Serco Middle East

Samantha Rowles

Director of Operations – Transport
Serco Middle East

Samantha Rowles

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Accienta

Carolina Fong Guzzy

Co-Founder / Digital Engineering Manager
Accienta

Carolina Fong Guzzy

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Cracknell

Elena Salun

Head of CAD & BIM
Cracknell

Elena Salun

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Jones Lang Lasalle UAE Limited (Dubai Branch)

Louise Collins

Head of Engineering & Energy
Jones Lang Lasalle UAE Limited (Dubai Branch)

Louise Collins


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RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

Director
RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

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Enernouva

Margarita Huaca V

Engineer & Sustainable Development Expert – Business Development at ENERNOUVA
Enernouva

Margarita Huaca V

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KEO International Consultants

Marie Joelle Ghaoui

Director, Architecture & Engineering Services
KEO International Consultants

Marie Joelle Ghaoui

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Select Group

Mennah Darwish

Senior Interior Designer
Select Group

Mennah Darwish


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Pinsent Masons

Nesreen Osman

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Nesreen Osman

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Corporate Leader – SME Specialist

Laudy Lahdo

Companies Creating Change (C3)
Corporate Leader – SME Specialist

Laudy Lahdo

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GC Consulting

Gulneet Chadha

Global HR Leader
GC Consulting

Gulneet Chadha

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HKA

Kate Wood

Partner and Chief People Officer
HKA

Kate Wood


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NAGA Architects

Sujata Gupta

Head – MEP
NAGA Architects

Sujata Gupta


2021

Speakers

Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the conference, and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.

If you would like to partake and add to the discussion, please contact jason.s@cpitrademedia.com


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Interested?

Times have changed and it’s important we find new and innovative ways to do business. If you are interested in participating and learning about numerous ways to connect with the industry leaders & decision makers – contact us now.

Now Closed

Registrations



For any further enquiries please contact:

Jason Saundalkar
jason.s@cpitrademedia.com




How it works?

This event is free to attend for all industry professionals. All registrations are subject to qualification.

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Gallery


Check out the gallery from our Women In Construction Summit held in 2019 in Dubai. View the gallery

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all our amazing partners and sponsors for your support


Silver Sponsor

Cundall




Bronze Sponsor

HKA




Bronze Sponsor

JT+ Partners




Bronze Sponsor

KEO




Associated Partner

Omnium




Supporting Partner

NEB




Supporting Partner

Pinsent Masons




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ME Consultant




PRESENTED BY

Big Project ME




PRESENTED BY

ME Construction News




ORGANISED BY

CPI Trade Media



Networking

Opportunity

This event presents you with an opportunity to interact and connect with regional industry decision makers and influencers. There are several innovative ways to sponsor, from interactive live polls to session background branding, and from lead generation campaigns to presentations. Contact us for detailed information.


Stay

Ahead

Regional personalities share insights that could benefit you and the company you work with.

Strengthen your

Skills

Utilise the opportunity and get the most out of the event. Not only will you be able to increase your knowledge and understanding, but you’ll also be able to interact with new potential business partners. Contact us to learn more

Get In Touch

Contact us


Content

Paul Godfrey | +971 55 472 9717
paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


Sponsorship

Andy Pitois | +971 4 375 5473
andy.pitois@cpitrademedia.com


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