Construction Technology Festival at a Glance

Construction Technology Festival Highlights

The Construction Technology Festival (CTF) held in Conrad, Dubai, from May 31st to June 1st, emerged as the premier platform for construction industry professionals, innovators, and enthusiasts to delve into the latest trends and advancements. In 2023, ProjectPro, an all-in-one construction accounting software, proudly sponsored the Festival, making its mark on the event. The CEO and Co-founder, Manipal Dhariwal, Sr. Vice President of Global Operations, Kapil Sharma, and Reseller Partner, Burjis Cursetji, were delighted to attend the event and had an exhilarating experience.

For those who couldn't attend the live event, fret not, as we've got you covered. Let's take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Festival:

Day 1: The Construction Technology Festival commenced with a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation.

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The event commenced with an invigorating session delivered by the conference chairman. Soon enough, the venue teemed with construction technology experts and enthusiasts. Influential figures graced our stall, engaging in insightful discussions and sharing their expertise.

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Day 2: The second day started with an unexpected surprise when Ventures Connect showcased ProjectPro in the limelight.

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Throughout the day, numerous attendees participated in our "free Business Process Review" challenge, where our team demonstrated the software's capabilities.

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The evening concluded with an award ceremony honoring the most deserving industry experts.

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Let’s Meet the Top Speakers From the Event:

1.  Abdulmajid Karanouh, the International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation at Drees & Sommer, led impactful projects worldwide. With expertise in architecture, computation, engineering, and design communication, his focus lies in developing context-aware urban solutions and innovative building systems using BIM-augmented algorithmic thinking.

2. Adam Smith, the Managing Director of Polypipe Middle East, has over 25 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing. He spearheaded significant growth and expansion for the company, introducing new product lines and expanding their market reach across the GCC and beyond. Recognized as a thought leader in the construction industry, Adam's commitment to sustainability has earned him multiple awards.

3.  Alasdair Reisner, the Chief Executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), represents UK civil engineering contractors responsible for building and maintaining crucial infrastructure networks. With members employing thousands of people and delivering billions of pounds worth of projects annually, CECA contributes to economic sustainability and enhances the quality of life in communities across the country.

4. Aleksandra Popivoda, the Building Structures Practice Leader and Technical Director at Mott MacDonald, boasts over 21 years of experience in the construction industry. Specializing in delivering sustainable projects and developing high-performing teams, she is dedicated to designing environmentally-friendly buildings using innovative materials and construction solutions.

Summing Up:

By sponsoring the event and showcasing their all-in-one construction accounting software powered by Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, ProjectPro established itself as a prominent exhibitor, capturing the attention of attendees and leaving a lasting impact on the construction technology community.

Apart from networking at the stalls, the event featured incredible sessions on buzzing topics such as Digital Asset Management, Data Management, Value & Governance, Digital Community and Facilities Management, and Sustainable Built Environment.

In conclusion, the Construction Technology Festival achieved tremendous success, and we eagerly anticipate attending next year's event. Stay tuned for more groundbreaking innovations and developments in the construction industry!