Faithful+Gould Experts to Speak at Qatar Projects Conference

Shauna McHenry
Mark Ainger, Faithful+Gould's country director - Qatar, and Mark Shea, head of hospitality, will be attending and partaking in panel discussions at MEED's Qatar Projects conference in Doha, St Regis Hotel.

While the initial hype around projects associated with the execution of the World Cup has reduced over time, Qatar remains in the top three projects markets in the Middle East and is less reliant on an uncertain oil price. MEED's Qatar Projects conference brings top industry players together to discuss the plan to deliver Qatar's National Vision 2030.

Driving planning, construction, infrastructure sectors in challenging times – lessons for today and tomorrow

Mark Ainger will sit on the stakeholders and construction leaders’ panel discussion at 12:20 on 15 March. Topics discussed will be:

  • Challenges facing project owners and contractors from the initial stage of recruiting through to project delivery 
  • Contractors concerns on acquiring cash flow for the project life cycle 
  • Overcoming challenges from initial stage of procurement to project delivery 
  • Beyond 2022: how the market is shaping in a new environment and legacy plans developed by Qatari stakeholders 
  • Project management and risk mitigation strategies to build resilient client-contractor partnerships 
  • Incorporating smart concepts and investing the future of Qatar’s infrastructure sectors

Measuring success in the tourism sector

Mark Shea’s panel at 16:10 on 15 March will focus on the hospitality market in Qatar and will discuss the following topics:

  • Hospitality market: demand and supply (current vs future growth) 
  • What existing tourism models have been used in the GCC while protecting the country’s heritage? 
  • Tourism economics meeting the existing gap in the market for midscale and economy hotels 
  • Learning from the past: Avoiding timely and costly challenges that have affected tourism projects

If you are planning on attending the conference we welcome you to make use of our discount code 'FG2016' to get 15% off the delegate rate.