RTA to hold 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum in November 2017

DUBAI, — The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, is set to hold the 4th edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum, DIPMF, on 20th and 21st November, 2017, in collaboration with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, Emaar Properties and the Project Management Institute, PMI.

“Making a Difference” has been endorsed as a theme of this year’s event, which will be marked by the honouring of the winners of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management. Registration for the forum will start on 10th April, 2017, through the website, www.dipmf.ae.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said, “Organising the 4th edition of the DIPMF culminates in the great successes of the past three editions. Successes are reflected in the scale and level of delegates, international speakers hosted and vital topics discussed. The forum signals the desire of Dubai to play a pivotal role in steering the innovation and development drive of the region, and identifying the accelerators of this drive, on sound scientific foundations at the highest standards and practices.”

“This objective warrants the attracting of top experts and internationally renowned specialists, which will turn the event into an effective platform for the transfer of knowledge. It also confirms Dubai’s efforts to act as a link in the transfer of expertise, concepts and visions of international gurus from various industries, which echoes the identity of Dubai as an Arabian city with a global profile,” he added.

“Over the past three years, the DIPMF has cemented its standing as a global platform for rolling out best practices and coming up with creative Project Management, PM, solutions, due to the participation of visionary, innovative and intellectual global experts who contributed to the successful delivery of mega projects. The attendees of the last three editions exceeded 4,000 individuals from more than 50 countries. The topics discussed covered the management of engineering and construction projects, as well as the role of PM in technical, sporting, energy, sustainability, future foresight and innovation fields among others,” Al Tayer said.

Laila Faridoon, Executive Director of the Office of the Director-General of the RTA and Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the DIPMF, reiterated the RTA’s desire to hold this forum as part of its commitment to share the best PM practices.

“It is part of our endeavours to realise Dubai Plan 2021 and render Dubai as a key pillar of the global economy and a prominent business hub worldwide,” Faridoon said.

Source: Emirates News Agency