Innovation in MEP for a Smart, Sustainable and Energy Efficient Built Sector for the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

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Event Overview

The world of construction and building design is changing as demand grows for more sustainable, smart, intelligent, and cost-effective innovative structures. This has resulted in the increasing integration cutting-edge technologies, sustainable practices, advancements in automation and smart building systems in the built sector, affecting the way MEP systems are designed, implemented, and maintained to meet these demands. 

A recent report by Strategy& Middle East highlights the potential of sustainability-focused construction technologies, projecting a 50-60% reduction in lifecycle emissions during the $2 trillion construction investment surge expected in the region over coming years. Saudi Arabia is expected to be the largest contributor to this reduction as the local Vision 2030, focusing on the substantial transformation of the construction sector, is driving the integration and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in building projects.

As much as this creates a huge challenge for MEP engineers and suppliers, it is also a great opportunity to evolve and innovate the MEP practice to develop new strategies and methodologies that align with the fast-changing technology landscape to build a more efficient and sustainable future for the built sector.

To this end, the MEP International Conference is organized to provide an exclusive annual gathering of project owners, developers, architects, MEP consultants, engineers and contractors involved in the Saudi mega project revolution, as part of the vision 2030, to discuss the future of the built sector, the transformative role of MEP, and its evolution to meet the growing demands.

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Market Drivers

Vision 2030

The Vision 2030 initiative drives diversification and economic development, and continues to drive major investment in construction projects in the Kingdom with over $400bn USD worth of projects in pipeline

Market Dominance

Saudi Arabia dominates the MENA construction market, accounting for 67% of total projects, highlighting its pivotal role in driving regional construction activities

Positive Industry Outlook

that the construction sector in Saudi Arabia will peak at $73 billion in 2024, underscoring its significant contribution to the economy

Population Growth

Rapid population expansion drives demand for residential and commercial infrastructure, stimulating construction activities

Giga Projects Support

The construction industry is supported by mega and giga projects, contributing to its overall growth and stability

KEY OBJECTIVES

POLICY AND REGULATION

Address regulatory and policy frameworks for the management of MEP projects and suggest improvements.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Discuss and promote environmentally friendly and sustainable mechanical, electrical and plumbing solutions.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Showcase cutting-edge technologies and innovations focused on how MEP can drive building’s operational performance and efficiency in line with the sustainable agenda.

PROJECT COMMISSIONING

Find out latest best practices and principles of MEP system testing and commissioning been implemented to enhance the efficiency and functionality of (MEP) systems, leading to improved building performance and reduced operational costs.

SMART AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

Discuss and promote strategies for building smart, intelligent, and cost-effective innovative structures capable of adapting to future needs and requirement.

KEY TOPICS

WHO WILL ATTEND?

CEOs, VPs, Directors, Heads and Specialists from: 

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?

Advisory Board

Saeed Albially

Executive Director, Design Development

Rua Almadinah

Harris Farooq

Associate Director, MEP

Cundall

Maen Alnimrawi

Head of Commissioning – Global

Alpin Ltd

Farah Naz FCIBSE, CEng

Author, Engineer and Climate Strategist
Director of ESG and Innovation Decarbonization Lead UAE

AECOM Middle East UAE

Mohamed Amer

Regional Director of Operations – MENA, ICC

International Code Council

Bilal El-Hor

Project Director

AECOM

Speakers

Dr. Waleed A. Sultan

General Supervisor for Classification Development, Project Management and Performance Follow-up

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing (MOMRAH)

Saeed Albially

Executive Director, Design Development

Rua Almadinah

Bashar Kassab

Vice President Community Management

King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)

Nilesh Deshpande

Associate Director, Sustainability Performance

ROSHN

Hussam Ali

Director of Modern Methods of Construction

ROSHN

Kevin Mitchell

Global Practice Leader Building Services

Mott MacDonald

Scott Henshaw

Group Head of Design and Engineering

Red Sea Global

Hussain Shobaki,

Executive Director
Engineering

Red Sea Global

Robert Deatker

Head of Engineering

Red Sea Globa

Harris Farooq

Associate Director, MEP

Cundall

Maen Alnimrawi

Head of Commissioning – Global

Alpin Ltd

Bilal El-Hor

Project Director

AECOM

Bushra Anwar

Associate Director – Electrical

Jacobs

Saleh Ahmed

Senior Plumbing and Firefighting Engineer

KEO International Consultants

Mohammad Azmat Ali

MEP Head

Hill International

Dr. Antonios Maragko

Director - Project & Development Services KSA

JLL

Nevine Fawzy

Design Director

Parsons Corporation

Ammar Alqadi

Engineer – Water, Middle East,

WSP

Nabil Shahin

Managing Director

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Dr. Mohamed Darwish Ibrahim

Design Manager – Wet Utility

Parsons

Tom Roberts

Director of PMG Global

International Code Council (ICC)

Agenda

08.30

Registration

09:00

Welcome Remarks from Great Minds Group

09:05

Opening Keynote Speech

09:20

Keynote: Driving Innovation and Sustainable Practices Across Saudi Arabia’s New Built Sector

09:30

Regulators Opening Panel Discussion:

Fostering Collaboration between Government Regulators, and Building Engineers towards Improved Quality and Performance of Projects in the Saudi Built Sector

Panelists:

10:10

Keynote Presentation

10:25

Project Owners and Developers Panel

Hear Chief Development Officers from Saudi giga and mega projects speak about their Vision, requirements for their projects and expectations from their MEP partners and contractors

Panelists:

11:05

VIP Exhibition Tour and Networking Coffee Break

11:50

Presentation: Zero Carbon HVAC System to Boost Energy Efficiency and Building Performance Rating

This session will examine the latest trends in technology and innovative strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of HVAC in new buildings. It would also address the importance of integrating zero carbon HVAC systems into overall building design and operation strategies and its impact on ROI.

12:05

Industry Innovation Session:

This session will highlight the latest technologies in MEP practice. The session will consist of presentations from an industry expert who will provide insight and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

12:35

Presentation: BIM and Digital Twins in MEP Design and Construction

This session will examine the increasing role of BIM and Digital Twins technologies in optimizing MEP design, construction, and maintenance processes for improved efficiency.

12:50

Presentation: Latest Best Practices and Principles of MEP Systems Testing and Commissioning in the Region

This session will explore the importance of MEP systems testing and commissioning and delve into the working principles behind these critical processes to enhance the efficiency and functionality of (MEP) systems, leading to improved building performance and reduced operational costs.

13:05

Industry Innovation Session

This session will highlight the latest technologies in MEP design and construction management. The session will consist of presentations from an industry expert who will provide insight and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

13:25

MEP Leaders Panel Discussion: Innovating for the Future of Saudi Arabia’s Built Sector – How MEP Engineers are Delivering the New Saudi Arabia

Moderator: 

Panelists:

14:05

Chairman Closing Remarks

14:10

Networking Lunch and End of Conference Day 1

09:00

Welcome remarks from Great Minds Group

09:05

Welcome note by Conference Chairman

09:10

Keynote Presentation: Integrating Renewable Energy Solutions in MEP Systems to Drive the Development of Energy-Efficient Buildings Across the Saudi New - Built Sector

This session will look at the integration of renewable energy in MEP system such as solar, wind and other sources to optimize building project and promote sustainability and energy efficiency. It will also address the challenges involved in the process and share best practices and real-world case studies and examples.

09:25

Panel Discussion: Design Meets MEP Engineering - Aligning Development Objective with Architectural Design and MEP Engineering for Better Building Performance

Panelists:

10:10

Presentation: Green MEP for a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Built Environment

This session will examine how we can make MEP green and energy efficient by incorporating innovative design and green technologies into MEP systems to make them sustainable. In addition to discussing the technique of modular construction in MEP systems to reduce waste, enhance efficiency and promote environmental stewardship.

10:25

Panel Discussion: Role of MEPs in Accelerating KSA's Sustainable Energy Future with Smart and Energy Efficient Lighting Strategies

Panelists:

11:10

VIP Exhibition Tour and Networking Coffee Break

11:50

Presentation: Facility Management and MEP Systems - Challenges and Practices Shaping MEP within FM

This session will examine the current landscape of MEP systems within facility management and discuss the obstacles and strategies affecting the integration and maintenance of MEP systems in facilities.

12:05

Industry Innovation Session:

This session will highlight the latest technologies in MEP design and construction management. The session will consist of presentations from an industry expert who will provide insight and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

12:35

Panel Session: Water Conservation Strategies in Plumbing Design for a more Sustainable Built Environment

Moderator:

Panelists:

13:15

Industry Innovation Session

This session will highlight the latest technologies in MEP design and construction management. The session will consist of presentations from an industry expert who will provide insight and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

13:35

Presentation: Innovative Approaches to Fire Protection in MEP Design

Examining new technologies and strategies for fire detection, suppression, and evacuation systems to enhance safety and minimize damage in the event of a fire

13:50

Chairman Closing Remarks

13:55

Networking Lunch and End of MEPIC Conference 2024

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Media Partners

WHY GET INVOLVED? 

Raise Your Brand Awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

GAIN PROJECT INSIGHTS

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current projects from across the country and spot opportunities.

GET IN FRONT OF YOUR TARGET MARKET

Get access to key stakeholders involved with projects in Saudi and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

INCREASE YOUR COMPETITIVENESS

Learn about the challenges faced by the Saudi Arabia’s key project owners, consultants and developers and identify how you can provide them with customised solutions to help them overcome them.

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