The Big 5 Kuwait to hold free sessions for skill development

Kuwait City-Khaleel Haider flickrThe non-oil economy of Kuwait has grown in recent years, helping to reduce the overall dependence on oil prices. (Image source: Khaleel Haider/Flickr)The third edition of The Big 5 Kuwait would provide its participants access to free workshops that are CPD accredited at Kuwait International Fair from 14-16 September 2015

Continuing professional development (CPD) is vital to career advancement and helps individuals to keep their skills and knowledge up to date, according to organiser dmg events. Regularly updating knowledge and skills would help ensure one remains competent and effective within your role.

Each workshop will be delivered by an industry specialist, who will share cutting-edge insight into an ever evolving business landscape drawing on real world experience from within the boardroom.

The free-to-attend sessions will have topics ranging from investment to sustainability to innovations will be part of the workshops that will be held over the three days, providing the latest industry trends, tools, applications and techniques for architects, interior designers, urban planners, contractors, engineers and consultants.

Some of the featured speakers at the workshops are Simon Palmer, partner, DLA Piper; Loic Finlan, senior sustainability manager, KEO International Consultants; Stewart Cripps, HSE coordinator, SSH; Alaa Dalghan, general manager UAE & director, Middle East & Africa, B&B SmartWorx; Mike Wood, consultant, Ministry of Electricity and Water; Mohammed Abdulrazzak, vice-chairman, Technical Committee, Kuwait Green Building Council; and Moetaz Al Hawary, president, American Concrete Institute Kuwait Chapter.

Kuwait’s infrastructure sector is expected to grow by 15 to 20 per cent this year as the construction industry in the country is set to surge, reports say.

Planned developments worth an estimated US$123.6bn are expected for the Kuwaiti market with several large infrastructure projects currently in the pipeline, according to investment bank Alpen Capital. In this case, Kuwait’s construction market will outpace Qatar (US$113.8bn), Oman (US$29.6bn) and Bahrain (US$25bn) with the country coming in third in an analysis of the 100 largest construction contracts in the GCC behind the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the Oxford Business Group report added.

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