Elia’s Focus on Project Management

Elia’s Focus on Project Management

Now in its fourth year, Elia’s Focus on Project Management is the language industry’s only event devoted to project management. The format combines a traditional and unconference style to equip project and production managers of all...

Hamburg, Germany
05 Dec 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
Forum Organized by RTA

DIPMF 2019

Dubai, UAE
07 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
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    DIPMF 2019

    About Dubai International Project Management Forum 2019

    The Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. The event is organized by Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in cooperation with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Emaar Properties, Project Management Institute (PMI) and DP World.

    With global economies growing at a massive scale, numerous projects are being launched, managed and operated every year. Project management is instrumental in managing and streamlining the business processes in public and private entities. Bringing you the premier regional and global platform that attracts over 1,500 international attendees, the DIPMF sheds light on Dubai’s role in leading the development drive across the region by successfully adopting top-notch international standards in a series of mega projects that have commanded global attention.

    A strong project management foundation is critical to leverage game changing technologies and solutions in the way businesses, the economy and governments are run. The forum will demonstrate how smart, sustainable and innovative project management practices are executed to ensure successful outcomes.


    Featured Speakers:


    H.E. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh - United Arab Emirates,Minister of State

    H.E Mohamed Al-Murr - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation.

    H.E. Omar Al Olama - Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence

    H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem - DP World,Group Chairman and CEO

    H.E. Mohamed Alabbar - EMAAR,Chairman

    H.E. Saeed Al Tayer - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Managing Director & CEO

    H.E. Mattar Al Tayer - Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

    Pierre Verzat - SYSTRA, CEO

    Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi - Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Services

    Lisa Bodell - futurethink, Founder and CEO

    Ahmed Bin Sulayem - Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Executive Chairman

    Khalfan Juma Belhoul - Dubai Future Foundation (DFF),CEO

    Yancey Strickler - Kickstarter, Writer, Speaker and Cofounder

    Anthony Butler - IBM Middle East & Africa, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Tanmay Bakshi - TED & Keynote Speaker, Author, Neural Network Architect, Algorithm-ist, IBM Champion & Honorary Cloud Advisor

    Dr. Ivan Vera - United Nations, Former UN-Energy Secretary

    Eng. Ahmed AlBalawi - NPMO, Director General




    Nada A. Abandah - Dubai Health Authority, Transformation Consultant, PMO, OPM3, PgMP

    Adnan Al Abbar - DP World, SVP Group Planning & Project Management

    Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan - Hattlan Media, CEO

    Dr. Farida AlKhaja - Dubai Health Authority, CEO, Clinical Support Services

    Dr. Mohammad Alredha - Dubai Health Authority, PMO Director

    Abdullatif Alsayegh - Alsayegh Media, CEO & Founder

    Dr. Hans-Henrich Altfeld - The ITER Project – World’s Largest Magnetic Fusion Energy Device, Director Project Control Office

    Dr Bob Barnes - International Institute for Learning, IIL,Senior Consultant and Trainer

    Murat Bicak - Project Management Institute (PMI), Senior VP - Strategy

    Keith Bollig - Global Balance Inc, Founder and business and IT agility coach

    George Bridges - International Institute for Learning (IIL), Senior Consultant and Trainer

    John Donohoe - Star Alliance, Director PMO and Change Management

    Jack Duggal - Projectize Group, CEO & Managing Principal

    Shadi Ezzedine - Etisalat, Director of Project Management (PMO)

    Ben Ganney - Transport for London (TfL), Professional Lead - Value & Continuous Improvement

    Mike Griffiths - Leading Answers & RMCLS, Agile Author

    Mohammad Rashed Bin Hashim - Dubai Customs, Head of Demand Management in Project Delivery Dept

    David Hatton - Agfa HealthCare, IT Business Development Manager Africa

    John Heintz - Aptage, CEO

    H.E. Jamal Bin Huwairab - Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), CEO

    Peter Jedelhauser - Swiss Federal Railways, Director - “Léman 2030” Programme

    Rubin Jen - International Institute for Learning, IIL, Senior Consultant & Trainer

    Stephen Jenner - Queensland University of Technology Business School, Author and Visiting Lecturer

    Abdalla Kanaan - Dubai Future Accelerators, Program Manager

    Donna Lunn - Mediclinic Middle East, CIO

    Susanne Madsen - Project leadership coach, trainer, consultant and author, Co-founder of The Project Leadership Institute

    Steve Mayner - Scaled Agile, Inc., SAFe® Fellow and Principal Consultant

    Russel McDowell - International Institute for Learning (IIL), Senior Consultant and Trainer

    Tim O’Hanlon - Principal at GE Healthcare Partners (EMEA)

    Idris Al Rifai - Fetchr, Founder and CEO

    Allan Rocha -, Founder and CEO

    Hussein Sayed - FXTM, CNBC Arabic Anchor & Chief Market Strategist

    Amjad Al Shabatat - ARCADIS, Project Director

    Frances Talbert - FedEx Corporation, Global Strategic Portfolio Manager

    Vijay Tirathrai - Techstars Dubai, Managing Director

    Wolfgang Wendl - International Institute for Learning (IIL), Senior Consultant and Trainer

    Dr. Al Zeitoun - Global Strategy Execution & Programs Delivery Expert

    *For additional information regarding the speakers please visit the Speakers page on the official website of the event.


    December 7, Saturday:



    Masterclass 1: Benefits Management
    Masterclass 2: Design Thinking
    Masterclass 3: Risk Management
    Masterclass 4: Agile PMO
    Masterclass 5: Portfolio Management
    Masterclass 6: Business Analyst

    10:30am - Networking Break


    Masterclass 1:Benefits Management
    Masterclass 2: Design Thinking
    Masterclass 3: Risk Management
    Masterclass 4: Agile PMO
    Masterclass 5: Portfolio Management
    Masterclass 6: Business Analyst

    12:45pm - Networking Break


    Masterclass 1:Benefits Management
    Masterclass 2: Design Thinking
    Masterclass 3: Risk Management
    Masterclass 4: Agile PMO
    Masterclass 5: Portfolio Management
    Masterclass 6: Business Analyst

    2:00pm - Networking Lunch


    December 8, Sunday:



    Masterclass 1:Benefits Management
    Masterclass 2: Design Thinking
    Masterclass 3: Risk Management
    Masterclass 4: Agile PMO
    Masterclass 5: Portfolio Management
    Masterclass 6: Business Analyst
    Masterclass DHA: TBC

    11:15am - Networking Break


    Masterclass 1:Benefits Management
    Masterclass 2: Design Thinking
    Masterclass 3: Risk Management
    Masterclass 4: Agile PMO
    Masterclass 5: Portfolio Management
    Masterclass 6: Business Analyst
    Masterclass DHA: TBC

    2:00pm - Networking Lunch


    Technical Visit - Future Museum
    Technical Visit - Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
    Technical Visit - Route 2020 & Expo Site


    December 9, Monday:



    HBMAIPM Roundtable (Showcase)
    Parallel 1: Design THinking and Agile PM
    Parallel 2: Artificial Intelligence
    Parallel 3: Hybrid PM
    Parallel 4: DHA Track

    11:00am - Question & Answer Sessions with Parallel Session Speakers

    11:15am - Networking Break

    11:45am - Opening Montage & Speech

    12:00pm - On-Stage Interview: Visionary Leadership

    12:45pm - Networking Lunch

    1:45pm - Keynote: Dubai, A Land for Talent

    2:30pm - Panel: Future Trends in Project Management

    3:15pm - Networking Break

    3:45pm - Panel: Remote & Collaborative Project Management

    4:30pm - Keynote: HR in Project Management

    5:15pm - End of Forum Day 1


    December 10, Tuesday:



    Youth Circle (TBC)
    Parallel 5: Benefits Management
    Parallel 6: Assets Project Mangement
    Parallel 7: HBMAIPM Showcase
    Parallel 8: Mega Projects

    11:00am - Question & Answer Sessions with Parallel Session Speakers

    11:15am - Networking Break

    11:45am - HBMAIPM Awards and Sponsor Appreciation

    12:30pm - Networking Lunch

    1:30pm - Keynote: Economic Diversity

    2:15pm - Panel: Future/SMART Mobility

    3:00pm - Networking Break

    3:30pm - Panel: The Milenial Project Manager

    4:15pm - Keynote: Design Thinking

    5:00pm - End of Forum

    About the Organizers

    Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)


    RTA is responsible for planning and providing the requirements of transport, roads & traffic in the Emirate of Dubai, and between Dubai and other Emirates of the UAE, neighboring countries in order to provide an effective & an integrated transport system capable of achieving Dubai’s vision & serving the vital interests of the Emirate.


    Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)


    In Dubai, DEWA provides over 725,000 customers with electricity and water. This expansion is ongoing to manage growing demand for electricity and water, and DEWA continues to maintain its corporate structure and functioning in the most professional and advanced ways, to ensure its continued success both now and in the future. For the next 5 years DEWA will focus on Smart Grids, Research and Development, Renewables and Efficiency.


    DP World


    DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.




    THE PIONEER OF MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES IN DUBAI Emaar Properties is one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies. With proven competencies in property, shopping malls & retail and hospitality & leisure, Emaar shapes new lifestyles with a focus on design excellence, build quality and timely delivery.


    Project Management Institute (PMI)


    Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.


    *For additional information regarding the summit, speakers, agenda, venue and registering your interest please visit the official website of the event.

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