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
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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.


Diversity

A Change of Perspective

Cultural and social norms play a role in the choice of careers and the decision to continue working. How can perspectives and assumptions be addressed?

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Pay

Equal pay for equal work

Industry research has found that a gender pay gap exists – this must be addressed for the industry to move towards parity.

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Tech

Technology: The Great Equaliser

The adoption of technology to design and deliver projects could simultaneously help the industry to become more inclusive and safer.

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The Event

Schedule

We are currently working on the details of the agenda for the main event. 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 and an introduction from Jason Saundalkar, Editor of ME Consultant.

Speakers


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12:10 | Keynote presentation

The new Architectural Paradigm


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12:35 | Presentation

Generating Diversity in the Construction sector


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1:00 | Panel Discussion One

What it costs to engage the real talent pool


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2:00 | Panel Discussion Two

Implementing Equality & Diversity and the strategies proven to work


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3:00 | Coffee Break

Coffee & Networking


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3:30 | Presentation

Overcoming ethnic payment structures in the GCC


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4:00 | Panel Discussion Three

Creating a mixed talent pool in the C-Suite


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5:00 | Networking

Close of presentations with canapes and drinks


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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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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.

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  • Please let us know if you are vaccinated and immunised against Covid-19 and will be able to show proof of vaccination should you be asked for it at the point of entry to the event.




  • 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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