Dubai, 13th June, 2019
Yesterday, the Spanish Business Council in collaboration with the Netherlands Business Council held a seminar on Construction Industry at Dukes The Palm. While welcomed all members and friends, the guests had the opportunity to network before the event started. The seminar was aimed to bring different perspectives of knowledge on the sector where the speakers displayed and shared their experience and insights.
Guillermo Cobelo, Chairman of the SBC and Country Manager ME Técnicas Reunidas, did the honor to open the session followed by the speaker Daniel Richards, MENA Economist (Emirates NBD UAE), addressing ‘Economic Outlook UAE’, where he provided an overview on some economic indicators and trends on the region as a whole, as well driving forces on the oil and construction industries.
Mariusz Mlodawski, Planning and Administration Director from CEMEX, presented ‘Residential & Commercial Construction Outlook’. Firstly he introduce some macro analytics about Dubai and the construction sector where he shared a few interesting insights about the biggest opportunities and challenges that the country is having presently.
Another topic dealt in the seminar was ‘Energy & Utilities Construction Segment Trends’ by Antonio Moreno, Regional Director ME&Asia from Abengoa, presented the outlook in the Energy industry mix, the trends for the future, applications and processes on renewable energy which presents the main focus area for Abengoa.
The great seminar ended with a Q&A where the participants had the opportunity to share their perspectives about the presentations and the economic situation nowadays in UAE.
Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. Located in the exclusive area of Palm Jumeirah on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, the views of Dubai are the backdrop to a stay where elegance and exclusivity are the outstanding features.