ME BIM Summit returns as a LIVE event on 1 November, 2021

Industry’s first and most well-regarded construction technology event returns at The Westin Mina Seyahi for a one-day event

The region’s first and most well-regarded construction technology-focused summit and conference returns as a live event on 1 November, 2021.

Held at The Westin Mina Seyahi, the ME BIM Summit is a one-day summit featuring exclusive presentations and panel discussions from leading industry figures, including the RTA, Dubai Municipality, Aldar, The Red Sea Development Company, and many more.

“Over the last six years, the ME BIM Summit has grown from an event focused on introducing BIM to an underserved audience, to an event that is now the industry’s leading platform for discussion, debate, and education about the far-reaching potential of BIM usage, and how the technology is driving growth, evolution, and innovation across all segments of the construction sector,” said Gavin Davids, Head of Editorial and Content at Big Project ME, the industry publication behind the annual event.

“Eminent experts and thought leaders from across the industry have attended previous ME BIM Summits, with representatives from the region’s largest and most important contractors, consultants, designers and government bodies taking part in in-depth panel discussions and presentations.”

This year, the event will focus on three key themes: Disruption, Digitalisation and Data Democracy. Presenters and panellists will share insights on how to adopt, adapt and innovate to the new wave of digital technologies, connectivity and smart solutions sweeping across the industry.

Session One of the Day will feature a keynote presentation from Aldar and EllisDon, focusing on Aldar’s innovative and agile approach for the Democratisation of Data. This will be followed by a panel discussion led by Prakash Senghani of JLL, about Digital Twins and the Disruption of the Real Estate and Construction Industry.

Session Two will be led by a keynote presentation by Mohammed Abdelrahman from The Red Sea Development Company, where he’ll share how the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project is deploying BIM across its organisation and its management of data. This will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr Anas Bataw of the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, which will focus on Expanding the Scope of BIM through the Digitalisation of Construction.

The third and final session of the day will feature a keynote presentation about Dubai Municipality’s BIM E-Submission Platform, where Eng. Noora Nabil Bin Haider will showcase how the government body is streamlining its approvals process. This will be followed by the final panel of the day, lead by Elena Salum of Cracknell, who will be leading a chat about the Democratisation of Data and its Impact on the Future of Construction.

Doors open for registration and a networking breakfast at 08:00AM on November 1, 2021, with the ME BIM Summit beginning at 09:00AM. Following a day of discussion and debate, attendees will be invited to join panellists and speakers for a networking lunch at the hotel.

For the full agenda and scope of the ME BIM Summit, please visit and register via

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