DUBAI / UAE

Critical debates in the Diversity
and Inclusion agendas:
lobbying for real-time change

25 October 2022

About the

WIC Summit – Diversity & Inclusion

Year-on-year, the Women in Construction event proved a powerful catalyst not only for discussing critical gender issues in the Construction sector, but actually driving significant change.

The summit expands that agenda to a full-on debate focusing on Diversity & Inclusion. These keynote issues are important topics for which detailed dialogue has typically been lacking in the region – and this year’s agenda aims to break the mould and set important new precedents.

The occasion brings together presenters and panellists on the ‘front line’ of critical change, from whom we will hear about practical and personal case studies.

2022

LIVE

The WIC Summit – Diversity & Inclusion will take place in Dubai on 25 October 2022 in full compliance with all current safety guidelines and protocols.

Insightful

Conversations

The one-day conference will feature high quality dialogue and provocative discussions; we will be hosting leading names from across the region, providing a terrific opportunity to see how the realities behind the major debates are progressing.

ME Consultant sets

The stage

Since that ground breaking front cover story in ME Consultant Magazine four years ago, we have been highlighting diversity and inclusion within the construction sector from every angle and avenue we can. We have hosted round tables, networking evenings, conferences, interviews, given awards and we are only getting started.

The

Breakdown

Over the years we have connected thousands of like-minded trailblazers from within the construction industry from consultants to engineers to designers and government representatives.


Consultants

Architects

Contractors

Engineers

Designers

Manufacturers

Developers

Others
2022

Agenda

We believe content is key and our panel discussions and presentations seek to provoke insightful debate and shed light on current trends, issues and solutions.


Fair remuneration

Equal pay for equal jobs!

Sadly, the convention of payment according to gender and ethnicity has become endemic in the GCC. The event showcases the best initiatives to reform unequal payment structures and – at long last – adopt ethical best practices.



Selection

Removing unconscious bias

All too often, selection and recruitment either consciously or unconsciously screen out anyone not meeting an accepted stereotype. The Summit will show how to overcome bias and initiate fair recruitment policies.




The facts

The C-Suite realities

Just how successfully are we building more inclusive Boards, in both public and private sector enterprises? How best to go beyond rhetoric and implement real and lasting change?

Knowledge

and Expertise

Knowledge and expertise sharing are vital for success across an industry; discussing challenges and experiences that can be overcome in the future with digital adoption, education, and new normal ways of working.

The Event

Schedule

Full schedule and programme now being prepared! The event will feature highly innovative presentation formats, well-suited to communicating the essentials of the important Diversity and Inclusion debates. The day will also include a number of highly interactive, audience-inclusive elements.
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11:00 | Registration

Networking and Coffee

Doors open at 11:00am for registration and offers an opportunity to network with colleagues past and present and make new connections with industry peers.
12:00 | Welcome Address

Welcome

Welcome address to launch the 2021 Women in Construction Summit from the event host, Paul Godfrey

Moderator


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12:15 | Session One

Keynote Presentation

An undisputable HR revolution

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12:45 | Session One

Keynote Presentation

Overcoming ethnic payment structures in the GCC

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1:15 | Session One

Presentation

Implementing quotas and positive bias agendas – how they work and what are the workforce implications?

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1:45 | Session One

Presentation

A woman driving Sustainability

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2:15 | Coffee Break

Coffee & Networking


2:45 | Session Two

Panel Session

Implementing Equality and Diversity and strategies proven to work

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Speakers


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3:45 | Session Two

Panel Session

Creating a mixed talent pool in the C-Suite

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4:45 | Session Two

Virtual Presentation

What can we learn from the global template?

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5:00

Moderator’s closing remarks

Women in Construction Summit closing remarks from the event host, Paul Godfrey

Moderator


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5:10 – 7:00

VIP Networking



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Previous

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 participate and add to the topics being discussed, please contact – paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


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JT + Partners

Michelle Najm

Associate Architect
JT + Partners

Michelle Najm

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Senior Consultant

Nurul Sabri

HKA
Senior Consultant

Nurul Sabri


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Serco Middle East

Samantha Rowles

Director of Operations – Transport
Serco Middle East

Samantha Rowles

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Accienta

Carolina Fong Guzzy

Co-Founder / Digital Engineering Manager
Accienta

Carolina Fong Guzzy

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Cracknell

Elena Salun

Head of CAD & BIM
Cracknell

Elena Salun

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Jones Lang Lasalle UAE Limited (Dubai Branch)

Louise Collins

Head of Engineering & Energy
Jones Lang Lasalle UAE Limited (Dubai Branch)

Louise Collins


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RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

Director
RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

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Enernouva

Margarita Huaca V

Engineer & Sustainable Development Expert – Business Development at ENERNOUVA
Enernouva

Margarita Huaca V

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KEO International Consultants

Marie Joelle Ghaoui

Director, Architecture & Engineering Services
KEO International Consultants

Marie Joelle Ghaoui

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Select Group

Mennah Darwish

Senior Interior Designer
Select Group

Mennah Darwish


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Pinsent Masons

Nesreen Osman

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Nesreen Osman

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Corporate Leader – SME Specialist

Laudy Lahdo

Companies Creating Change (C3)
Corporate Leader – SME Specialist

Laudy Lahdo

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GC Consulting

Gulneet Chadha

Global HR Leader
GC Consulting

Gulneet Chadha

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HKA

Kate Wood

Partner and Chief People Officer
HKA

Kate Wood


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NAGA Architects

Sujata Gupta

Head – MEP
NAGA Architects

Sujata Gupta


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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For any further enquiries please contact:

Jason Saundalkar
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    Event Sponsors

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




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    ME Construction News




    ORGANISED BY

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