Delivering a Vision – The Knowledge,
Engineering, Technology and nuances
transforming the Kingdom

Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / 29 November 2023

About the

Construction Intel Summit KSA

The Saudi Vision 2030 strategic framework set in motion a bold and ambitious plan to transform the Kingdom’s economy and several of its sectors including education, health, infrastructure, recreation and tourism. The ongoing delivery of this vision has seen the development of several giga-projects that defy belief. In Q4 2022, industry analysts said that the total value of contracts awarded in the quarter alone amounted to US $51.3 billion, a significant 35% surge year-on-year. Prior to this, it was estimated that the Kingdom’s project pipeline had already crossed $1.1 trillion, securing the country’s construction sector as the Middle East’s most vibrant opportunity for local and international companies.

While construction – which includes the conceptualisation, design, engineering, delivery and operation of multiple projects across the country – is a key part of the Kingdom’s ambition for the future, Vision 2030 also outlines the development of human capital, working in-conjunction with the Kingdom’s various Saudisation programmes. The identification and development of local talent is crucial to the Kingdom’s future and brings with it several opportunities and challenges for international firms operating in the country.



The Construction Intel Summit KSA will combine high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches and expert presentations to communicate the views of industry experts and change-leaders.

The event will focus on four key themes:

  • Saudisation and the transmission of knowledge
  • The multi-disciplinary engineering and delivery of giga-projects
  • The impact of AI and other disruptive technologies on the future of the built environment
  • The nuances of owning and operating a giga-project



Meet representatives from the industry and engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in the procurement of services and products. Our sponsorship packages offer you a wide range of opportunities adapted to your needs and the level of visibility that you want to achieve.

Year by year

We are growing

Our outreach to key audiences and stakeholders is consistently growing – capturing the attendance and engagement of decision-makers and influencers, and the commercial entities are at the core of the sector.


Minds for a Better Tomorrow

We want to connect young and experienced minds creating a synergy to empower them with knowledge and insights around the services, digital tools and technologies available to help transform the built environment.










The one-day event is not only a fully up-to-date snapshot of the realities of Saudi Arabia’s economic and cultural diversification but also aims to leverage further progress and lobby for systemic change in order to expedite the cultural and commercial shifts necessary for the Kingdom to thrive.

The second live edition of the Construction Intel Summit KSA returns to Riyadh in 2023 and will convene experts from across the built environment, academia, and technology sectors to ignite discussions around Saudisation and knowledge sharing, the cutting-edge engineering going into the Kingdom’s giga-projects, the disruptive but potentially enabling role of technology such as AI, and the nuances of delivering and operating projects of incredible scale and diversity.


Saudisation and the Transmission of Knowledge

What are the knowledge ‘matrices’ that leading brands are putting in place to enable young Saudi recruits to be at the client interface? How is Saudisation contributing to the delivery of complex projects, when by definition the local workforce lacks experience on projects of this calibre? What are the benchmark training parameters that the contractors and consultants have devised and how effectively are they working?


The Rise of AI: Impacting Stakeholders and the Future

AI-led, smart ‘generative’ software such as Midjourney and DALL-E have the power to enable engineers and contractors to augment or circumvent the role of specialist design houses and architects. Offering previously unimaginable shortcuts and solutions, it can actually change the entire way that even a large-scale project is conceived, costed and delivered. What is the real impact on traditional stakeholders and who are the companies reaping the rewards?


The Multi-disciplinary Engineering of Giga-Projects

Increasingly, we see the roles and capabilities of the leading engineering firms expanding to the extent that they can potentially replace many of the existing, traditional stakeholders in the project mix. Even if this reduces costs and increases speed, is it always a good thing and are established protocols overlooked in preference of timely delivery? Conversely, are we in effect seeing the rise of a new generation of project management specialist?

Operations and Maintenance

The Nuances of Owning and Operating a Giga-Project

Here, Developers and Operators paint a picture of how giga-projects can effectively be conceived, evolved and then transitioned into day-to-day working reality. Can the original vision ever be captured productively, and the capital value be redeemed as planned? What are the key steps to ensuring the delivery of brand integrity and stakeholder value?

The Event


The event will bring together the industry’s leading minds for insightful discussions and presentations, all of which will be hosted in a live one day event held in Riyadh, KSA. Registration is complimentary for all industry professionals.


Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a benchmark event for the regional market.

If you would like to partake and add to the topic of discussion, please contact and

Ben Jackson

Head of Project and Development Services for the Middle East & Africa

Ben Jackson

Faiyad Peterson

Country Director – KSA

Faiyad Peterson

Paul Sweeney

Development & Program Director

Paul Sweeney
Polypipe Middle East

Adam Smith

Managing Director
Polypipe Middle East

Adam Smith
Al Masaood Bergum

Jens Otterstedt

General Manager
Al Masaood Bergum

Jens Otterstedt

Colin Fox


Colin Fox

More speakers to be confirmed


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