08:00 - 08:30

Workshop Registration

08:30 - 08:40

Opening Speech
Benoît Chauvin, EIC President

08:40 - 09:00

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

09:00 - 11:00

SESSION 1: Project and Infrastructure Development in the Gulf Region

Qatar Rail - Phase 1 and Future Opportunities
Jassim Mohammed Al Ansari, Chief of Program Delivery at Qatar Rail

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

Infrastructure Market Trends in the Gulf Region
Olivier Bouvart, Chief Development OfficerEgis

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

Interactive Contractor Panel Discussion on Business Environment

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

  • Sabah Haidar, Director of Operations at DAR in United Arab Emirates

  • Alessio Costanzelli, Commercial Planning Director, Webuild

  • Philippe Dessoy, General Manager International Business Development, Besix

  • Dyrik Wellershaus, Managing Director, Strabag International

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