Top EPC forum to tackle regional challenges
Abu Dhabi, January 31, 2013
An upcoming EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) forum in Abu Dhabi will focus on the growing organisational interest and capabilities for bigger projects with excellent project delivery in the region.
EPC Forum 2013, a multi-streamed conference targeting the EPC sector from the Middle East region, will be held on March 18 and 19 in Hilton Abu Dhabi, as announced by marcus evans, one of the world’s largest conference organisers.
The forum will be split into two streams focusing on EPC projects for hydrocarbon and EPC projects for infrastructure respectively to allow a stronger focus on each industry’s challenges and opportunities.
The main focus of the EPC Forum 2013 would be on monitoring involvement levels of owners and EPC contractors for projects; analysing the collaboration framework under EPC contract; keeping up with the schedule of construction progress rate and reducing loss in productivity; leveraging on cost engineering and value management to make the best decision in unforeseen circumstances; as well as achieving positive cost control throughout project development.
Presenting on the topic of “Managing the Future, not the Past: Staying In Control of Both Business Opportunities and Risks Through a Project and Asset Lifecycle View” is Martin Gunnarsson, director – Research & Strategy from IFS.
As the Platinum Sponsor of the EPC Forum 2013, IFS combines deep industry knowledge with a comprehensive set of solutions for financials and the management of critical issues such as quality, documentation, product lifecycles, corporate social responsibility, and customer relationships to provide a complete ERP solution to the EPC industry’s needs.
Abdullah Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, executive director of Infrastructure & Assets Sector of Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, UAE, will also be featured in an exclusive interview on upcoming sizable infrastructure and investment in Abu Dhabi for tendering and bidding.
He has been leading several mega projects locally and internationally such as the Al Salam Street Upgrading Project, Sheikh Zayed Bridge and the infrastructure development of new cities (Khalifa City and Mohammed bin Zayed City) and many UAE funded projects in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and Kazakhstan.
According to one of the key speakers of the conference, Chinmay Panth, general manager for EPC of PetroGulf Qatar, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for professionals in the EPC sector to be a part of the journey that the speakers have been through in their years in the industry.
Aside from IFS, other sponsors of the conference include Associate Sponsors Construction Computer Software (CCS) and EPC Consulting.
This conference is also supported by buildingSMART, Chartered Institute of Building Middle East, Construction Management Guide, ConstructionShows.com, Zawya, Trade Arabia, The Gulf, Gulf Industry, Capital Business, Business Islamica, BIM Journal, Gulf Construction Worldwide, Oil & Gas News Worldwide, Oil and Gas Job Search, EPC Engineer, and Worldoils.
Marcus evans is one of the world's leading providers and promoters of global summits, strategic conferences, professional trainings, in-company training, business-to-business congresses, sports hospitality and online information. – TradeArabia News Service