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Critical Infrastructure Summit to take place in 2024

The 2024 event will retain its focus on infrastructure but will feature an expanded agenda and a broader array of private and public sector speakers

The Big Project Middle East (BPME) editorial team has made the decision to postpone its forthcoming Critical Infrastructure Summit (CIS), on the back of growing interest from key regional stakeholders to get involved, and a desire to expand the event’s agenda.

Originally scheduled to take place on 15 November at the Two Seasons Hotel in Dubai, the event will now take place in Q2 2024 – a specific date will be announced in the coming weeks, the BPME team said.

The CIS aims to shine a light on the region’s infrastructure, specifically airports, seaports, road and rail and data centre, all of which regional governments and private sector companies are investing heavily into. In addition to new builds, existing infrastructure is being expanded to keep pace with growing demands and a desire for more sustainable operations. The Middle East and Africa infrastructure market is said to be valued at $48bn and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2023 and 2028, according to Mordor Intelligence.

“I’ve been pleased with the response to the first edition of our Critical Infrastructure in terms of attendance and buy-in from key public and private sector entities. Taking this significant interest into account, the editorial team and I decided to move the event into 2024, so we could not only expand the event’s agenda but accommodate all our public and private sector speakers. There’s significant infrastructure work taking place in the UAE and across the Middle East and there’s a real appetite to highlight and debate opportunities and challenges, as stakeholders strive to balance growing requirements and sustainable development and operations,” explained Jason Saundalkar, Head of Content at Big Project Middle East.

The event in 2024 will comprise a mix of panel discussions and high-level presentations, and is supported by:

Gold Sponsor: KEO International Consultants
Strategic Content Partner: ALEC
Silver Sponsor: AECOM
Endorsed by: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

To discuss participating at the event as a speaker, contact conference producer Jason Saundalkar on Sponsorship inquires can be addressed to Raz Islam on

Read more about the Critical Infrastructure Summit by clicking here.

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