The Next Step in the BIM Revolution
About Middle East BIM Summit 2019

Returning for the fourth year, the 2019 edition of the ME BIM Summit will be taking the topic of BIM further than it has gone before.

Having previously focused on the application of the technology on buildings and individual projects, this year’s summit will look at how it can be applied to entire cities and infrastructure networks. Therefore, the overall theme for the 2019 edition of the Summit will be ‘Moving from BIM to CIM’ and will feature discussions and debates about the latest advancements in technology – including augmented reality, machine learning and AI – and how they will impact the overall transition of the industry as it looks to implement BIM technology on a much larger canvas.

2019 Speakers

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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2019 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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Hard Precast Building Systems LLC

Coming Soon....


Bentley Systems

As the Digital Advancement Academies leader in Dubai....


KEO International Consultants

Digital strategist transforming organisations into digitally mature enterprises.....


KEO International Consultants

Senior Digital Design Manager (M.Arch) with 14+ years....



Nour Habib Kassassir is the Vice President and CIO for Parsons MEA Business Unit.....


Mott MacDonald

Umang Patel is Technical Director for Mott MacDonald Middle East and South Asia driving strategy and growth in the region.....


Bentley Systems

As the Director of User Success Programs at Bentley Systems....

2019 Agenda Schedule

08:00AM - 08:55AM

Registration and Networking

08:55AM - 09:00AM

Doors Open

09:00AM - 09:15AM

Welcome Address by Summit Chair, Farah Kurdi, Mott MacDonald

09:15AM - 09:30AM

Keynote Presentation

09:35AM - 10:20AM

Keynote Panel:

Building Smarter Cities with CIM

With BIM now firmly entrenched in the regional construction industry, expert users and thinkers discuss how the technology can take the next logical step in its evolution - being applied to the planning and development of cities in the GCC.

    Discussion Points:
  • What is City Information Modelling (CIM)?
  • The relationship between BIM and CIM
  • How can a holistic, data-driven approach to city planning be implemented in the GCC?
  • What the harvesting and analysis of data can teach us about what residents want in their cities
  • Expanding a BIM platform to a larger, city-scale platform
  • Utilising CIM to create smarter cities
  • Ownership of models when utilising CIM to plan cities
  • Creating innovative solutions to tackle challenges posed by modern day cities
  • Using data to measure health, happiness and wellbeing
  • TBC
10:25AM - 10:40AM

Cyber Security - Is new technology putting your assets at risk?

Umang Patel – Mott Macdonald

Cybersecurity and BIM Processes In the modern age all businesses are vulnerable to cyber threats. Cyberattacks can have devasting results, especially as network systems become increasingly more sophisticated. Whether moving to a more sophisticated digital infrastructure model or upgrading old devices during maintenance cycles, businesses are faced with the challenge of keeping critical information safe and secure.

The BIM process involves the sharing of data by all those responsible for the design, construction and operation of assets. To produce a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of any facility the entire construction and operations supply chain needs to provide information, but everyone needs to employ a security minded approach.

10:45AM - 10:55AM

Coffee and Networking Break

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Panel Discussion

Creating a wider, safer construction site with BIM technology

A discussion on how BIM can be utilised to provide a digital representation of an active construction site’s physical and functional characteristics, and then processing, sharing and networking the collated data to provide fast and up-to-date information that improves efficiency, performance and effectiveness

    Discussion Points:
  • How BIM technology can help monitor and improve the layout of a job site, thereby boosting workplace efficiency
  • Collecting the right information on site and using it to create a detailed, transparent and solid source for the contractor
  • How BIM can help move elements of the project off-site and into the factory
  • Improving connectivity between the site and the office
  • Enabling better communication and collaboration
  • Reducing the risk of errors and clashes by having a common data environment
  • TBC
11:50AM – 12:05PM

Presentation 2

Bashar Abou Mayaleh – HPBS

12:10PM – 12:20PM:

Coffee and Networking Break

12:25PM – 01:15PM

Panel Discussion

Digital Twins and BIM

A discussion about how digital twins’ technology can be married with the BIM model, with experts discussing how robust data models can help improve the performance of physical assets and mitigate issues that may arise during their design, build and operations phases.

    Discussion Points:
  • Differentiating between BIM and digital twins
  • Using the digital twin concept to improve knowledge sharing and decision-making processes
  • Combining the data gathered from digital twins and utilising that in a BIM model
  • Creating a modelled asset, combined with data – both historical and live- to predict the behaviour of assets
  • Using the digital twin concept to analyse the impact of decisions and to visualise results
  • Creating coordination between the IT and Asset Managers
  • Analysing and utilising data to optimise processes and services in physical assets
  • TBC
01:20PM – 1:35PM

Advancing BIM With Digital Twins

Vivek Kale – Bentley Systems

Digital twins are set to take centre stage—advancing rapidly beyond building information modelling and enabling asset‐centric organizations to converge their engineering, operational, and information technologies for immersive visualization and analytics visibility.

Digital twins are an opportunity for CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs to add new business value to their firms. They also are an opportunity for engineering firms to extend business value to their clients beyond project delivery to asset performance over the lifecycle. What skills, competencies, IT architectures, collaboration, culture and mindset changes are required to support a successful introduction of digital twins?

Digital readiness implies a minimum threshold of digital maturity in resources, systems, and organization upon which digital initiatives can be executed, aligned with business strategy.

01:40PM – 01:45PM

Closing Remarks

01:45PM – 02:45PM

Networking Lunch

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 from October 28, 2019 until November 30, 2019. 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 250 available seats. Register early to attend

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Sponsors & Partners


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.

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Mott McDonald
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Knowledge Partner
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Associated Sponsor
Media Partner
Big Project ME
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ME Consultant
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ME Construction News
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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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