10 - 12 September 2023

Riyadh Front Exhibition & Convention Center

Building communities in support for a better tomorrow for the citizens, global business travellers and visitors of Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 transformation agenda has so far announced almost $1 trillion worth of infrastructure and real estate projects across the country.

The Saudi Infrastructure Summit will be focussing on bringing private and public stakeholders of these projects together to provide a platform to collaborate and discuss challenges on delivering infrastructure improvements, first class networks and delivering the cities, which will support the ambitious targets from the government to attract 100 million annual visitors to the country by 2030 and provide citizens with the cities of the future.


Saudi Infrastructure Summit

3:30 PM
4:10 PM
Welcome Address

Matt DentonPresident - dmg events

4:15 PM
Opening Keynote: The Saudi Contractors Authority’s role and influence in the construction sector

Eng. Thabet Al-SawyeedGovernor - Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA)

4:25 PM
Introduction – Summit Chairperson

Roger Cruickshank [MODERATOR]Senior Director, Transport, Middle East - Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

4:30 PM
Keynote: Infrastructure projects data management and influence of decision making

Alhanoof AlDaraanSenior Manager, Planning and Projects Management Unit - EXPRO

4:40 PM
Panel Discussion: Building resilient teams to future-proof infrastructure delivery

Saudi Vision 2030 has cascaded it’s objectives of a vibrant society, a thriving economy, an ambitious nation. One of the Vision Realization Programs, the Human Capability Development Program aims to ensure that citizens have the required capabilities to compete globally by instilling values and developing basic and future skills, as well as enhancing knowledge. The program focuses on developing a solid educational base for all citizens to instill values from an early age, while preparing the youth for the future local and global labor market.

  • What’s working and what needs to be improved to attract global talent and build a local workforce?
  • How can the public sector, industry and academia improve collaboration?
  • How can challenges of working on remote sites be overcome?
  • Staff retention – how can the industry attract expats for the longer term?
  • Is recruiting global talent to work off site a realistic fix?
  • How can we develop local talent to increase qualified professionals needed by the industry?

Alison Watson MBE [MODERATOR]Chief Executive Officer - Class of Your Own

Correy ConnawayInfrastructure Development Director - Qiddiya

Elie AlexandrosManaging Director - Consolidated Contractors Company

Ian RedmaynePartner, Middle East Region - Buro Happold

Stephen JonesTerritory Lead KSA - Mott McDonald

5:20 PM
Keynote: ICT Infrastructure role in enabling Smart Cities

Abdulrahman F. Al MoaiqelChief Commercial Officer - TAWAL

5:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Collaborating to deliver the infrastructure needed to support the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030

Through the National Industrial and Logistics Development program, Saudi Arabia aims to achieve its goals by developing world-class infrastructure for its sectors, designing new policies, and regulations to unlock value, increasing the value from the Kingdom’s resources and drastically improving global connectivity and access to markets.

  • How can project leaders improve knowledge transfer across projects?
  • What’s needed to improve contract models to deliver collaborative and successful contract models and project timelines? Can we incorporate the same models across projects?
  • How can standards and regulations be improved to support project delivery teams?
  • Funding – processes post-concept
  • Macro-Schedule for project delivery – what are the resources, materials, needed?
  • Is there a national or regional strategy for projects coming online in the next 10 years?
  • What can be delivered in what timeframe? realistic delivery, materials and resources (pipeline visibility)
  • Global construction boom – how can we overcome the challenges on talent and competition?

Dr. Anas Bataw [MODERATOR]Director - Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Heriot Watt University

Amr SalahInfrastructure Development Executive Director - Royal Commission for AlUla

Correy ConnawayInfrastructure Development Director - Qiddiya

Mark DysonDirector, Saudi Arabia - Turner & Townsend

Mark Jamieson CEng FICE CMgr FCMIMEA Council Member & UAE Country Representative - Institution of Civil Engineers

Neal CooteExecutive Director, Infrastructure - AMAALA

Paul PringSenior Director Infrastructure - Diriyah Gate Development Authority

Saleh Al ZahraniGeneral Manager of Inspection Bodies Accreditation - Saudi Accreditation Center

6:10 PM
Networking Break
6:40 PM
Keynote: Driving the transition for the future of the KSA water sector

  • Why do we need innovation in the KSA water sector?
  • What’s currently happening in the water sector?
  • How are we going to drive transition for the future?

Lu’ay KhdeirRegional Water Market Director, Middle East - Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

6:55 PM
Panel Discussion: Mobility: Connecting and improving Saudi Arabia’s existing and future cities and communities

Electric vehicles and sustainable transport investment are re-thinking connectivity. Creative models in sustainable living are being built, and the preservation of unique natural habitats is central to a sustainable future for the Kingdom’s tourism industries.

  • How can we localise supply chains and is there is need for a national transport and logistics study?
  • Electrification of cities – challenges and benefits
  • How can digital twins support?
  • With the focus of new giga-projects –are we forgetting existing cities and how do we connect all regions?
  • Focus on the core projects for Riyadh

Roger Cruickshank [MODERATOR]Senior Director, Transport, Middle East - Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

Abdulrahman F. Al MoaiqelChief Commercial Officer - TAWAL

Andreas FlourouExecutive Director, Operations & Mobility - The Red Sea Development Company

Giuseppe MusicoRegional Sales Director - Alstom Africa, Middle East, Central Asia

Katarina Uherova HasbaniPartner and Global Director of Strategy and Advisory - AESG

Mark GrahamExecutive Director, Technical Engineering - ROSHN

Michael MarriottInfrastructure Manager, KSA - KEO Infrastructure

Dr. Mohamed NazierManaging Director - Transport & Infrastructure - WSP Middle East


Meet the Summit Chairperson

Roger Cruickshank
Senior Director, Transport, Middle East |
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

Roger leads Atkins’ transport market in the Middle East, bringing over 30 years experience in Transport & Infrastructure Projects, he is also an Atkins Fellow. Most of his career has been spent overseas, primarily in Asia and the Middle East; he has been based in the UAE since 2006. His key focus is in identifying strategic opportunities that will provide clients with a full insight into the Group’s end to end capabilities including advisory, design and engineering services, and project management solutions.

He has key experience in the Public Transport & Aviation Sectors, Rail Transport and Ports.  More recently he has been providing support to the Group’s Global Initiatives notably the Future of Transport.

A detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the successful integration of exhibitions and events post-COVID-19.