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The last 18 months has seen a marked increase in awareness around the benefits that technology can have in construction. The region’s trillion dollar construction market has started to engage in research, testing and adoption of disruptive technologies. Driven by initiatives such as Dubai 10X and Paperless 2021, the UAE has an ambitious vision to be the world leader in technology adoption. Artificial Intelligence is a high priority for the UAE and this will play a pivotal role in the country’s Blockchain Strategy 2021, which mandates that half of government transactions will be conducted on Blockchain by that date.

Dubai also launched the 3D Printing Strategy that will make the emirate the world’s 3D printing hub by 2030. By 2025, Dubai wants 25% of all new building stock to have been 3D printed.

Will your solutions disrupt the region’s construction market? Can you help transform the lifeline of the GCC economy, making the industry greener, safer and more efficient? Is your advice integral to the successful technology adoption in the market?

If so, join us as a sponsor and

  • Position yourself as thought leaders at the forefront of both technology disruption and the industry
  • Promote your brand as integral to making construction greener, safer and more efficient
  • Grow market share by showcasing live demos of your latest products and services
  • Help grow your business and improve relationships through 1-to-1 meetings with the key players in the construction market.

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For Exhibition space booking and Sponsorship Opportunities 
Meryem Sardogan
Commercial Director
Tel: +971 56 100 4449
Mohammed Malik Raihan
Project Manager
Tel: +971 50 528 3299

Sponsors & Exhibitors 2018

Headline Sponsor

Based in Dubai, UAE, Canon has a strong history of presence in the region. For over 50 years, it was represented in the Middle East through distributors and partners that helped Canon in securing a strong customer base and significant market share in the region. The inception of CME brought Cannon closer to its customers and adds value to its partners.

Over the past years, Canon Emirates has established itself as a market leader bringing innovative and diverse solutions to its customers. In 2015, CME further upgraded its Abu Dhabi branch office and opened a dedicated business solutions showroom, which provides customers the opportunity to receive hands-on advice on products and services from Canon professionals.

Canon Middle East today manages sales, marketing and technical support activities across 12 countries in the Middle East and has 286 employees including Canon Emirates and Canon in Qatar employees.

Canon’s product range is divided into two broad segments: Business Solutions (developing IT products, solutions and services for both the office and professional print environments) and Consumer Imaging (photography, video and digital camera, Laser and Inkjet printers).

Business Breakfast Sponsor

Founded as an electrical motor factory by Ali Metin Kazanci in 1968, AKSA manufactured its first generator in 1984 and became an expert in machinery and hardware for electrical energy supply in a short amount of time. In 1994, Aksa community became corporate under the name Kazanci Holding and reorganized, achieving its current structure. Aksa has been the leader of generating sets market for a long period of time and is among Turkey’s largest 200 industrial companies and exporters.

Knowledge Partner

Founded in 1967, Roland Berger remains the only leading global consultancy firm with non-Anglo-Saxon roots. We are German by origin, European by nature and global by ambition, including a strong footprint in Asia and other geographies where we feel that we can truly make an impact.

We have always strived to a different perspective in the field of consulting and business, and today we continue to constructively challenge standard patterns of thought and provide clients with new solutions to manage disruption and transformation.

Conference Sponsor

Specialised software solutions for the construction & engineering industries – developed by contractors, for contractors. That’s been our mission at Construction Computer Software (CCS) for over 35 years and we have built an international reputation for excellence in doing just that.

In 2007, a merger between CCS and BuildSmart married the strengths of the Candy Estimating and Project Control software with those of the BuildSmart Cost and Enterprise Management software, to create a one-of-a-kind, market-leading integrated project lifecycle control solution… from first estimate to final account.

As part of EOH Limited Holdings, a leading technology service provider, we offer unparalleled industry and market expertise and a vast distribution network.

Networking Partner

The idea of the light weight panel originated from Australia in the 1970’s and since then it has spread across Asia, being used in all areas of construction. With over two years of R&D and four years of production, Fortis Panels is proud to be the first and only GCC manufacturer to be approved by Dubai Municipality, UAE Civil Defense and Qatar Civil Defense. Specializing in cutting edge technology, providing turnkey solutions for the construction industry with innovative moulding system and local manufacturing, we are able to deliver high quality products that bring advanced technology to the construction industry, reducing the carbon footprint of construction at every phase.

Fortis Panels for interior and exterior walls and partitions. The Fortis Panel is composed of a 6mm fiber cement board facing with a core of concrete and EPS (Expanded Polystyrene). Each panel is 1.8 m2 (3m x 0.6m) with thickness options of 75mm, 100mm, 150mm. Tongue and groove profiles to interlock each panel.

Technology Partner

LinKay Technologies is a group of leading scientists, engineers, creative thinkers and business strategists leading the race in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the continuous development and integration of our two cutting-edge divisions that specialize in 1) geospatial / geo-intelligence mapping solutions (3D Mapping), and 2)smart connected product manufacturing (Autonomous Vehicles). This combination of in-house expertise provides us with a unique capability to design and deliver fully operational AI systems for practically any application from fleets of driverless vehicles down to formations of miniaturized drones and robots. Our innovative products and services are uniquely created and delivered using our proprietary & patented LinKay EcoSystem® and LinKay GeoEngine® that underscores our success and industry reputation today.

Founded in 2010, with headquarters in New York City and with operations spanning the globe today, LinKay creates and implements a full range of AI technologies with its own in-house human capital, Innovation Lab and unique IP that stand out in the world today in terms of innovation, universal application andcomplete systems integration; and also by what the founders personify every day as pioneers in The New Frontier Information World.

Linkay Technologies Group also have successful companies namely:

•The Meridian Autonomous system
•Global Resources Management Consultancy Inc (GRMC)

Partners 2018

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the valuation, development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to markets and effecting positive change in the built and natural environments.

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of RICS. Founded in London on 15 June, 1868, RICS is today a leading global professional body with over 125,000 accredited professionals served by a network of offices around the world.
For more details and how to become a member, please visit

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction.

We are the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

Registered as a Not for Profit Company in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the Clean Energy Business Council is the pre-eminent organisation representing the private sector involved in the clean energy sector across the MENA region.

Our goal is to establish a dialogue between the public and private sectors to drive the development of appropriate and much needed regulation and policy to support the development of this vital sector.

If your goal is to be a leader in the clean energy sector anywhere in the MENA region, then becoming a member of the CEBC is likely to be for you.

Since 1987, the French Business Council of Dubai and Northern Emirates (FBC) has been committed to build, develop and sustain prosperous Franco-Emirati relationships.

Following high standards of ethics, integrity and service, we facilitate business connections, economic development and sharing of knowledge to boost the success of both business communities.
The French Business Council of Dubai and Northern Emirates is part of the French Chambers of Commerce network, ranking 10th largest French Chamber of Commerce abroad and the largest French Chamber of Commerce in the Middle East.

Our organization is now made of more than 400 companies, French and International, and organizing more than 100 events per year. The FBC is also opening a business center in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

BIMCommunity is the first global social network where all the participants involved in the lifecycle of a construction project can get informed, connect with professionals and companies from all over the world and grow in a BIM environment.

With an enduring commitment to a sustainable building processes, BIMCommunity wants to encourage the AEC industry with the huge challenges yet to come. We strongly believe that collaboration will bring us to a better future, where all the cities are more efficient and sustainable, and BIM is the way to do it.

GineersNow is the first and only online global community, news and TV network for engineers, tech innovators and changemakers.

GineersNow has an average reach of 20 million engineers per month worldwide, comprising of community members, social media followers and website audience.

With over 2 million engagements per month across its website, social media, newsletters, digital magazine and blogs, GineersNow is by far the largest community of engineers.

GineersNow offers a wide variety of native advertising, direct marketing and brand awareness opportunities. We help industries and institutions achieve their marketing goals.

Construction Global is a pioneering digital site that caters to Construction executives and professionals responsible for all aspects of managing this environment.

Construction Global takes an in depth look at industry issues such as: green building; building technologies; project management; design and engineering. Construction Global’s objective is to provide the most current industry news that can help construction executives and professionals manage and improve their most important operational issues in this demanding global business scene. Construction Global features company reports, interviews, and articles from industry insiders and experts. Construction Digital offers weekly newsletters, targeted e-mail campaigns, lead generation, and website advertisting.

As a global media site, Construction Global is the premiere online destination for construction leaders worldwide. The company’s other products include up-to-date notices of events and conferences, industry-driven newsletters, streaming video, market intelligence and many more digital tools and resources for the influential construction leader.

MEFMA is a non-profit professional organization, formed under The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) which has been established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai Business Events (part of Department for Tourism and Commerce Marketing) and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

MEFMA aims at unifying the facility management industry in the Middle East, by conducting research, providing educational programs and assisting corporate organizations in creating sustainable facility management strategies. The association provides a standardized framework for facility management professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and building owners / occupiers across the Middle East. Networking, education, knowledge sharing, thought leadership, legislative governance and B2B events are all significant components of strategic FM to be promoted, supported and implemented by MEFMA and its Members.

‘Together We Can – Build a Sustainable Middle East’

Business Chief, formally known as Business Review Magazines, is a media brand fit for the digital age, providing cutting-edge content tailored for company executives, business pioneers and industry thinkers.
Divided into eight separate regional titles, Business Chief tells the stories that matter to business leaders and professionals on their way to the top. Through our expertly-crafted digital magazines, websites, videos and social media, those stories reach the right people.

Our flagship features are the Leadership Showcases; exclusive interviews with key decision-makers at some of the biggest companies on the globe, documenting their journeys to business transformation and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
With further themes focused on technology, talent and sustainability, Business Chief has insight on the trends that matter to C and V-level executives, while also delivering consumer-friendly lifestyle content to reflect their interests and wider ambitions.
On top of all that and more, Business Chief showcases in-depth digital reports on companies every month, ensuring it covers every angle in the world of business.

Ventures ONSITE, a product by Ventures Middle East, has been the market leader in tracking construction projects across the MENA region for more than 15 years. Ventures ONSITE provides you with accurate and detailed information on completed, current and future construction projects.

Ventures ONSITE’s comprehensive databank will not only help you find and select the right projects for your business, but also provide a chance to explore project opportunities in new countries or industries.