1 November 2017
Starting from 8:30am

Going Beyond BIM
About Middle East BIM Summit 2017

The Middle East BIM Summit returns on November 1, 2017 with a mandate to look beyond BIM. This year, our expert speakers and panellists will bring into focus the evolution of construction technology as contractors, consultants and developers look to take the next step forward. Attendees will be treated to in-depth presentations, case studies and workshops from leading experts as they unveil how BIM and its related technologies can lead the way to improved efficiency and performance across the board.

With regional governments focused on infrastructure development and spending like never before, the ME BIM Summit 2017 offers attendees the chance to be right at the forefront of the discussion.

Join us for the most important regional BIM event of the year.


Panel speakers will range across the sectors involved with BIM, including senior level government officials, BIM implementation experts, software developers and senior leadership from construction contractor and consultant companies.

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2016 Agenda

The ME BIM Summit is a one day conference which will includes panel discussions, presentations and case studies that cover a variety of topics across the BIM spectrum. The event aims to inspire, educate and lead the region’s construction professionals into a future driven by BIM.

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CPD Workshop

Be more productive and efficient by reflecting on your learning and highlighting gaps in your knowledge and experience. Attend the CPD workshop case study to further enhance your knowledge of BIM and contribute towards your continuous personal development.

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Insights and knowledge sharing for BIM experts by experts

2017 Agenda Schedule


Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Welcome

Chris Seymour, Mott MacDonald


Keynote Panel Discussion:

Is it time to make BIM deliverables part of contracts?

With more and more clients and owners mandating BIM on their projects, is it time that we make BIM deliverables formal and legal parts of construction contracts?

Here we discuss with clients, consultants and contractors about how BIM deliverables can be made part of a construction contract, ensuring that there is clarity and collaboration between all stakeholders.

    Talking points:
  • How BIM deliverables can be incorporated into construction contracts in a manner that suits all parties
  • The benefits of having clearly defined BIM deliverables in place
  • Reducing mistakes and moving away from the error-prone flat 2D submissions
  • What the industry can do make this happen
  • The argument for and against making BIM deliverables part of contracts
  • What the alternatives are in markets where BIM can’t be made a deliverable and how the industry can refrain from duplication and waste of effort

Speakers: Senior management from large-scale developers, contractors, consultants and government bodies


Panel Discussion:

Facilitating collaboration – Is BIM helping people collaborate and where is it breaking down?

    Talking Points:
  • How BIM can help the collaborative process
  • Where do the issues arise?
  • What can be done to make BIM more accessible and friendly?
  • Are clients chasing BIM without understanding what it entails in terms of information sharing and collaboration?
  • Discuss issues around sharing of confidential model information sharing and developing new ways of working
  • How BIM can help stop the blame culture in the construction industry



Networking and Refreshment Break


Presentation + Q&A


Panel Discussion:

Can BIM revolutionise Fabrication and Installation in the construction industry?

    Talking Points:
  • How BIM can be used in the fabrication and installation process
  • What benefits it offers in terms of reducing cost and time
  • Reducing errors during installation
  • Combining automation and BIM
  • How robotics and BIM can be combined
  • Can robotic construction be driven and/or leverage the information and intelligence in the BIM models of assets
  • How can BIM be used to encourage the adoption of new technologies and deliver better results
  • How the construction industry can use BIM to bridge the gap between suppliers and construction firms



Presentation: Topic TBC


Networking Lunch


Presentation: Topic TBC


Panel Discussion:

How can AEC firms contribute to Dubai’s vision?

    Talking Points:
  • The viability of having a quarter of Dubai’s buildings 3D-Printed by 2030
  • Can 3D-Printing combine with BIM and contribute to the evolution of the construction industry
  • How can AEC firms claim a share of the pie?
  • Can firms who have already advanced in BIM maturity leverage BIM to be leaders in this space as well?
  • BIM is also about people and processes. How can firms adopt new ways of working and thinking in a rapidly altering landscape?
  • How can BIM deliver results?

Coffee Break


CPD Presentation: Topic TBC


CPD Presentation: Topic TBC


Closing Remarks

Why Continuous Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuous professional development (CPD) is an essential component in maintaining the skills and knowledge of construction professionals working in the GCC. Taking the time to actively stay up to date in this dynamic industry is crucial to keeping pace with changes affecting how we do our jobs right through to career development and future prospects. Taking a proactive approach to your development can help you to stay on top of changes in your industry, while also demonstrating a clear commitment to personal professional improvement.

That’s why the Middle East BIM Summit will host accredited CPD workshops open to all registered attendees of the event. These free-to-attend certified workshops have been integrated into the conference agenda and will take a look at pivotal technical issues influencing the way BIM is used in this region. The knowledge gained through attendance could be vital to your next project, or the point of difference that secure you your next contract.

How do I receive my CPD certificate of attendance?

Attendees of the Middle East BIM Summit will have the opportunity to receive a digital Certificate of Attendance to attach to their CPD log as evidence of development once training is complete or the desired standards of learning have been met.

To receive their certificate, attendees are to submit their details, via an online form which will be available after the event has taken place. The link to the online form will be visible on www.mebimsummit.com from November 2, 2017 until November 30, 2017. You will then receive the certificate by email.

Click here to request your certificate
*Hard copy of the certificate will not be available for this event

What will be included in the workshop?

More information on individual workshops coming soon.

Why is this conference for you?

Stay Ahead of the curve

Learn from the experts how your company can evolve, grow and become more efficient through the correct utilisation of BIM technology.

Find new ways of thinking and problem solving

Listen and learn from the region's foremost BIM experts as they explain how the future of BIM will change the way the construction industry operates.

Networking opportunities

The BIM Summit presents you with an opportunity to interact and discuss how BIM can benefit your company with the region’s leading experts. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panelists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.

Strengthen your skills

Utilise the accredited CPD workshops to get the most out of the BIM Summit. Not only will you be able to increase your knowledge and understanding of BIM, but you’ll also be able to add the workshops to your own personalised development plan.


Only 300 available seats. Register early to attend

This is an exclusive event for professionals within the construction industry. Complete the online form to register your interest and you will receive an email acknowledging your registration.

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Sponsors & Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch

The ME BIM Summit offers you a chance to reach out to all relevant industry professionals as well as key government representatives. Engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in purchasing or specifying products and services.

As a sponsor of the ME BIM Summit, we can create a package that is tailor-made to help you reach your objectives.






















Location and Venue

Attend our conference at one of Dubai’s most prestigious hotels.


Al Andalus Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Al Falea Street, Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE

04 399 5000


Additional details

Discover luxury without limits at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. Boasting spacious, stunningly decorated hotel rooms and suites, a selection of five-star resources and incomparable placement on Dubai's picturesque Jumeirah Beach, our hotel surrounds you with contemporary comfort. Our hotel rooms are brimming with superior amenities like a flat-screen TV, designer bedding, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the beach.


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+971 4 375 5473


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+971 4 375 5714


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+971 4 375 5480


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