Paving tomorrow's Journeys:

Bridging Innovation & Building Connectivity

26th - 27th May 2024

Jeddah Hilton Hotel
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Event Overview

In the dynamic landscape of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure development, the demand for robust and interconnected transportation networks has reached unprecedented heights. As the Kingdom strives for economic diversification and urban expansion, the government has taken bold initiatives to invest in the enhancement of roads, bridges, and tunnels. These initiatives not only aim to meet the immediate needs of the growing population but also align with the long-term vision for a sustainable and efficient transportation infrastructure.

However, the journey towards a seamlessly connected and modern infrastructure is not without its challenges. Paving roads, building tunnels, and erecting bridges present unique obstacles, ranging from geological considerations to environmental impacts. The demand for innovation in construction techniques, materials, and technology is more pressing than ever. Addressing these challenges requires a collaborative effort from industry professionals, engineers, and experts who can envision and implement solutions that stand the test of time.

It is against this backdrop that the Saudi Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels Conference emerges as a pivotal event on May 2627, 2024, at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This conference serves as a beacon of knowledge and collaboration, bringing together a diverse array of professionals, government officials, and industry leaders. Our aim is to create a platform where the brightest minds converge to discuss, dissect, and deliberate on the challenges facing road construction, bridge engineering, and tunnel development in the Kingdom.

The event is not just a forum for highlighting obstacles; it is a call to action, inviting experts with futuristic thinking to present innovative solutions. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, the conference will explore cutting-edge technologies, sustainable practices, and visionary approaches that will shape the future of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure. Join us in Jeddah to be part of this transformative dialogue, where ideas evolve, partnerships are forged, and a roadmap for the future is charted in the realm of roads, bridges, and tunnels.

Market Drivers

Government Initiatives

$1.25 trillion is the value of the budget allocated to Saudi Arabia’s real estate and infrastructure projects as of early 2024

As announced in mid-2023, 4,500 km of modern roads will be built across the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mega Projects

SR1.2 billion ($311 million) contract to construct a network of road tunnels, ramps and a major bridge deck leading to Diriyah Square, Saudi Arabia’s new commercial heart, was awarded end of 2022. The project is set to be completed by end of 2024.

An estimated $500m roads, utilities and tunnels (RUT) package is being prepared to be awarded for Qiddiya entertainment city development in the first quarter of 2024.

26,500km2 is the coverage area of the tunnelling contracts awarded for Saudi Arabia’s new city, the Neom economic zone. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by 2025.

Two contracts have been awarded for the construction by drilling and blasting of 28km of tunnels through rock to accommodate high-speed passenger services and freight trains in Neom.

Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services of Saudi Arabia announced in mid-2023 its plans to tender 4 highway PPP projects:

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Advisory Board

Abdulmohsen Alzaaqi

Main Roads, Bridges and Tunnels General Manager

Riyadh Municipality

Hani Owidah

Genral Director of operation & maintenance at Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

KSA

Mohamed Hussain Sheariya

Director of Roads Department

Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu

Mohammed Abdel Jawad

Executive Director – TPMO & Stakeholders Engagement, Director of Communications And Public Relations-Western region

PMI, Jeddah, KSA

Navdeep Hanjra

Vice president Planning & Development, Royal Commission for Al Ula

Al Ula, KSA

Yousuf Al Asmari

General Manager of Operation and Maintenance

Jeddah, KSA Municipality

Chairman of the Technical Board

Paul Pring

Executive Director of Infrastructure

Diriyah Gate Authority, Riyadh, KSA

Technical Board

Saud Altheneyan

Member of the Executive Committee and the Board of of Al-Ayuni Company, Member of the board and Executive Committee of National Transport safety Centre,

Owner and CEO of Dar El Code Engineering Consulting Company, Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Taha Auf

Head of structural department

khatib Alami, Riyadh, KSA

Eng. Mohamed Abdul Karim

Executive Director for Engeneering and Design

SAJCO, Riyadh, KSA

Ibrahim Alnashri

Senior Projects Manager of Execution Bridges and Tunnels

Jeddah Municipality

Speakers

Abdulmohsen Alzaaqi

Main Roads, Bridges and Tunnels General Manager

Riyadh Municipality

Dr. Alan Roland

QMC Project Director

APPLUS - Riyadh, KSA

Andrew Nicholson

Delivery and Technical Director (Highways & Bridges)

JACOBS, Riyadh, KSA

Daniel Mac Donald

Area Manager for the Quality Management Control

APPLUS, Riyadh, KSA

Hani Owidah

Genral Director of operation & maintenance at Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Al Madinah, KSA

Dr. Hisham Nada

Senior Director, Bridges – Global Khatib & Alami

Dubai, UAE

Dr. Ibrahim Aldubabe

President, Advanced Company for Engineering Consultancy (AdEC)

Chairman of Aman Society for Prevention of Road Accident

Ibrahim Alnashri

Senior Projects Manager of Execution Bridges and Tunnels

Jeddah Municipality

Ismail Altamimi

Senior Projects Manager of Execution Bridges and Tunnels

Jeddah Municipality

Dr. Khaldoun Nasreddine

Senior Director/Associate, Geotechnical and Heavy Civil Sector

Khatib & Alami, Beirut, Lebanon

Kintibye Khalid Idris

Client Development Director, AECOM

Riyadh, KSA

Eng. Manuel Casado Lechuga

Director of Structural Engineering Division

Spain

Eng. Mohamed Abdul Karim

Executive Director for Engeneering and Design

SAJCO, Riyadh, KSA

Mohamed Hussain Sheariya

Director of Roads Department

Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu

Mohammed Abdel Jawad

Executive Director – TPMO & Stakeholders Engagement, Director of Communications And Public Relations-Western region

PMI, Jeddah, KSA

Navdeep Hanjra

Vice president Planning & Development, Royal Commission for AlUla

AlUla, KSA

Naved Ali

Regional Manager, Satlab Geosolutions

Dubai, UAE

Paul Pring

Executive Director of Infrastructure

Diriyah Gate Authority,
Riyadh, KSA

Eng Rateb Jawish

General Projects Manager, Abuljadayel Co. For Contracting and Maintenance

Jeddah, KSA

Sanad Shamsan, P.E., S.E

Director,
Systra International Bridge Technologies Middle East, Head of Complex Bridges

Dubai, UAE

Saud Altheneyan

Member of the Executive Committee and the Board of of Al-Ayuni Company, Member of the board and Executive Committee of National Transport safety Centre,

Owner and CEO of Dar El Code Engineering Consulting Company, Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Taha Auf

Head of structural department

Khatib Alami,
Riyadh, KSA

Yousuf Al Asmari

General Manager of Operation and Maintenance

Jeddah, KSA Municipality

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee
Participants check-in and network over coffee

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Ceremony
Welcome address and an overview of the conference

09:15 - 09:50

High-Level Government Panel: Vision 2030 for Infrastructure

09:50 - 10:05

Keynote Session

10:05 - 10:45

Panel Discussion - Navigating Challenges in Road Construction and Maintenance: A Technical Deep Dive

11:05 - 11:50

Exhibition VIP Tour and Networking Coffee Break
Participants engage in a VIP tour of the exhibition area and network over coffee.

11:50 - 12:05

Presentation: A Case Study in Bridge Construction

12:05 - 12:45

Panel Discussion: The Technological Landscape - A Focus on Bridges and Cut and Cover Tunnels

12:45 – 13:30

Industry innovation sessions
The Industry Insights session will delve into cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions revolutionizing the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and tunnels, offering attendees a comprehensive glimpse into the future of infrastructure development. Expert speakers will explore advancements in materials, methodologies, and digital tools reshaping the industry landscape, providing invaluable insights for navigating the complexities of modern infrastructure projects.

13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion: Managing the Utility Crossings

14:15 - 14:20

Day 1 Closing Remarks

14:20 - 15:20

Networking Lunch

Agenda

8:00 - 9:00

Welcome Coffee and Networking

9:00 – 09:05

Chair Welcome Remarks

9:00 - 9:40

Panel Discussion: Advancements in Tunnel Construction – Bored Tunnels and Safety Measures

9:40 – 9:55

Keynote Presentation

9:55 - 10:35

Fireside Chat - Navigating Challenges in Tunnel Construction and the Success Formula

10:35 - 11:10

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:00

Networking Break

11:15 - 11:55

Panel Discussion: Strategies to Manage the Safety and Congestions on the Roads with the Growing Population in the Big Cities in Saudi Arabia

11:55 - 12:35

Panel Discussion - Strategies for Proactive Roads, Bridges / Tunnels Maintenance: Ensuring Longevity

12:35 – 13:05

Industry innovation sessions
The Industry Insights session will delve into cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions revolutionizing the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and tunnels, offering attendees a comprehensive glimpse into the future of infrastructure development. Expert speakers will explore advancements in materials, methodologies, and digital tools reshaping the industry landscape, providing invaluable insights for navigating the complexities of modern infrastructure projects.

13:05 - 13:45

Panel Discussion - Sustainability in Infrastructure Design and Construction

13:45 - 15:00

Closing Ceremony and Networking

Who Will Attend?

The Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Conference will bring together prominent C – Suite, Managing Directors, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Project Managers, Engineers, Specialists, Consultants, Researchers from the following organizations and departments to connect and collaborate to achieve the goals of Saudi 2030 Vision, including:

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Event Themes

Government Initiatives and Vision
Challenges and Solutions
Opportunities in KSA
Innovation and Technology
Sustainability and Environment

Sponsors & Partners

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    Venue

    Jeddah Hilton, Saudi Arabia

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