Mattar Al Tayer
Dubai RTA to host project management forum
Dubai, September 25, 2013
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the hosting of the Dubai International Projects Management Forum featuring wide participation of an array of international experts.
The event, to be hosted in cooperation with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Emaar Properties, will take place in September 2014.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and executive director of the RTA, said: “This initiative stems out of the keenness of Dubai to play a pivotal role in leading the development drive across the region, and establishing the essential ingredients for leveraging the industry based on sound scientific bases aligned with the highest standards and practices.”
“This objective can best be served through attracting an elite bunch of top-class senior experts with wide international repute to international gatherings that can be capitalized on to act as effective platforms for knowledge transfer.
“The forum aims to cast light on Dubai as a leading city in projects management industry as its success in this field is epitomized in adopting top-notch international standards to a series of mega projects that have commanded the global attention such as Burj Khalifa, Dubai Metro, airport projects and giant ports with massive operational efficiency,” explained Al Tayer.
“The forum will focus on the vital role of projects management in managing and streamlining the business process in public and private entities. The projects management concepts are being applied as a modern style of managing organizations to realize their visions and objectives at the strategic or operational levels through a multi-level matrix of projects management starting from the mechanisms of managing project portfolios for selecting the most suitable projects for realizing the strategic objectives,” Al Tayer said.
“It also covers managing the program to ensure full coordination between various projects towards realizing the common objectives set for those projects, and applying projects management methods conforming to the approved plan, time and budget limits set.
“Public and private organizations apply projects management in various business fields, particularly when it comes to translating their long-term strategic plans into projects undertaken on the ground to achieve the strategic and operational objectives. The forum will not only focus on projects management in engineering and technological capacities, but will also shed light on other non-traditional sectors such as sport, media, film-making among others.
“The forum will touch on a number of key aspects including maximizing the benefit from government investment in infrastructure projects, the link between corporate development projects and corporate strategic plans, highlighting the role of projects management offices in government entities, planning and following-up government projects & electronic systems applied in this field, and the importance of partnering with the private sector in undertaking mega projects,” concluded Al Tayer. – TradeArabia News Service