VIRTUAL

Lead, innovate and build.
A blueprint for equal
opportunity in construction

8 – 11 Nov 2020
About the

Virtual WIC Summit

Now in its second year, the 2020 edition of the Women in Construction Summit seeks to raise awareness about key issues and drive positive change across the built environment. Experts will discuss where the industry stands today, the opportunities and challenges created by the outbreak of COVID-19, how firms can balance their work environments and recruitment practices, and what companies can do to retain and attract fresh talent.

The summit will also focus on how the industry can deepen its links with academic institutions to appeal to young women and men, and give graduates the knowledge they need to succeed.

2020

Webinar

The hotly anticipated Women in Construction Summit will be streamed live as a webinar, spread over the course of three days, commencing on 8th November, 2020.

Insightful

Conversations

The virtual event will bring together the industry’s leading minds to engage in deep discussions and share thought-provoking presentations, all of which you will be able to follow from the comfort and safety of your own home or office.

ME Consultant sets

The stage

Trailblazing women have already been contributing significantly to the sector on a global level and the regional industry only stands to benefit further by tackling gender inequality.

2019

Breakdown

The inaugural edition of the Women in Construction Summit saw over 240 industry professionals gather to discuss and share knowledge and of that over 80% of the total audience were women.


Consultants

Architects

Contractors

Engineers

Designers

Manufacturers

Developers

Others
2020

Agenda

We believe that content is king – and our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.


Diversity

Safeguarding Gender Diversity

COVID-19 is causing a regressive effect on workplace diversity. How can we safeguard what has been built?

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Creating

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Data shows that the higher levels of many organisations are still heavily male dominated.

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Academic

Building Ties with Academia

Now is the time to build deeper partnerships with the education sector and drive positive change.

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WIC Summit

Wrap Up

In case you missed any of the sessions of the Virtual WIC Summit over the past three days, an email newsletter will be sent out at 1pm on November 11, which will let you watch all the sessions.

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Check the

Schedule

As always, the event will bring together the industry’s leading minds for insightful discussions and presentations, all of which you will be able to follow from the comfort and safety of your own home or office.

Nov 08

Day 01.


10:00

Safeguarding Gender Diversity


12:00

Virtual Presentation

All in a Day’s Work – An Inspirational Talk

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Nov 09

Day 02.


10:00

Shattering the Glass Ceiling


12:00

Virtual Presentation

How can we Accelerate Gender Parity

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Nov 10

Day 03.


10:00

Building Ties with Academia


12:00

Virtual Presentation

Making a Better Future Together

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Nov 11

Day 04.


13:00

Women in Construction Summit Wrap Up


Read more

2020

Speakers

Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.

If you would like to partake and add to the topic of discussion, please contact jason.s@cpitrademedia.com


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HKA

Iryna Akulenka

Managing Consultant
HKA

Iryna Akulenka

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HKA

Chris Bernard

Global People Recruitment & Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Director
HKA

Chris Bernard


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JT & Partners Architectural and Engineering Consultant

Joe Tabet

Founder and Managing Director
JT & Partners Architectural and Engineering Consultant

Joe Tabet

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Drees & Sommer

Morgan Tuckness

Head of Technical Services & Development, Global Hospitality
Drees & Sommer

Morgan Tuckness

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Compass Project Consulting

Claire Tromp

Director
Compass Project Consulting

Claire Tromp

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Climatize Engineering Consultants

Engi Jaber

CEO/ Managing Director
Climatize Engineering Consultants

Engi Jaber


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Climatize Engineering Consultants

Dalia Wagdi

Sustainability Manager
Climatize Engineering Consultants

Dalia Wagdi

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Autodesk

Mayada Hantash

Customer Success – Middle East Region
Autodesk

Mayada Hantash

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids

John Shenton

Contracts Manager
Hitachi ABB Power Grids

John Shenton

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WSP

Greg Kane

Chief Executive Officer
WSP

Greg Kane


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WSP

Caroline Parsons

HR Director & Director – Shared Services
WSP

Caroline Parsons

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Taurima

Leanne Henderson

Founder, Hospitality Development Advisor
Taurima

Leanne Henderson

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FifthEdge

Marcus Taylor

Founder
FifthEdge

Marcus Taylor

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CIPS

Fatima A. AlKatheeri

Member
CIPS

Fatima A. AlKatheeri


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ACCIONA

Pilar Gómez Fabra

Head of Organization, Talent and Wellbeing of ACCIONA´s infrastructure Division
ACCIONA

Pilar Gómez Fabra

More panelists to be confirmed


Interested?

Times have changed and it’s important we find new and innovative ways to do business. If you are interested in participating and learning about numerous ways to connect with the industry leaders & decision makers – contact us now.

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    Gallery


    Check out the gallery from our Women In Construction Summit held in 2019 in Dubai. View the gallery

    Event Sponsors

    Thank you to all our amazing partners and sponsors for your support


    Industry Leader

    WSP




    Associate Partner

    Autodesk




    SILVER SPONSOR

    Acciona




    SILVER SPONSOR

    Omnium




    Silver Sponsor

    Drees & Sommer




    Supporting Partner

    MZ Architects




    Bronze sponsor

    HKA




    Knowledge Partner

    CIOB




    Knowledge Partner

    RICS




    MEDIA PARTNER

    Big Project ME




    MEDIA PARTNER

    ME Consultant




    MEDIA PARTNER

    ME Construction News




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    Content

    Jason Saundalkar | +971 4 375 5475
    jason.s@cpitrademedia.com


    Gavin Davids | +971 4 375 5480
    gavin.davids@cpitrademedia.com


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    Andy Pitois | +971 4 375 5473
    andy.pitois@cpitrademedia.com


    Jude Slann | +971 4 375 5714
    jude.slann@cpitrademedia.com


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