08:00 - 08:45

Workshop Registration

08:45 - 08:55

Opening Speech
Benoît Chauvin, EIC President

08:55 - 09:15

Keynote Speech: EU Foreign Policy Priorities in an Unstable Geopolitical Environment
Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP (Greens/EFY)

09:15 - 11:00

SESSION 1: Project and Infrastructure Development in the Gulf Region

Saudi Arabia - Construction Magnet
Fahad M. AlHashem, Real Estate and Construction Managing Director, Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia

Qatar after the FIFA World Cup - A New Phase of Development Towards National Vision 2030
N.N., Ministry of Muncipality of Qatar (tbc)

Infrastructure Market Trends in the UAE
N.N., Tractebel (tbc)

Importance of Tunnelling Projects in the Gulf Region
Ghaith Abuiyada, UAE Regional Business Development Manager, Herrenknecht

Interactive Contractor Panel Discussion on Business Environment

Moderator: Oliver Oehms, CEO of German-Emirati Council for Industry & Commerce  

  • Dyrik Wellershaus, Managing Director, Strabag International

  • Philippe Dessoy, General Manager International Business Development, Besix

  • Franceso Falco, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Webuild

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 - 12:55

SESSION 2: Financing and Delivering Infrastructure Projects in the Gulf Region

Financing Solutions for Infrastructure in the Gulf Region
Charles-Emmanuel de Beauregard, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, Qatar National Bank

Avoiding Claims and Solving Disputes in the Gulf Region
Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott

A Case Study: Six Flags theme park at Qiddiya
Christophe Petit, Executive Vice President of Bouygues Bâtiment International

Interactive Panel Discussion on Financing Options and Delivery Models (with speakers)

Moderator: Oliver Oehms, CEO of German-Emirati Council for Industry & Commerce 

12:55 - 13:00

Closing Remarks
Benoît Chauvin, EIC President