Risk Manager to Speak at Middle East Project Management Forum

Jenny Malem
John Cowling, risk manager, Middle East has been invited by the Institute for International Research (IIR), to speak at the Middle East Project Management Forum, one of the biggest conferences of the year.

The Middle East Project Management Forum will attract major industry experts to share their knowledge and experience of unique projects from around the globe.

The largest development and construction companies with the widest portfolios will address key challenges in today's project world. The Forum will cover all aspects of project management from software compatibility to end user satisfaction.

John Cowling agrees, "to be part of this unique Forum, showcasing the best projects and ground-breaking project management solutions in the Middle East PM Sector is a privilege. You will not only meet many key players in the industry, but you will be able to put questions to the experts and also take part in several Q & A sessions".

John will address questions about making strategic decision on risk management in the construction industry such as how to identify the best solutions within the client’s value and risk tolerances, enhance funding credibility and opportunity and how to optimise spending on risk control and benefits realisation. He will enlighten delegates by providing thorough exploration of best value solutions and how the principles can be applied most effectively.

John joined Faithful+Gould as risk manager and presently heads the risk management team in Dubai covering advice to policy makers, government departments, public-private partnerships and private sector developers in the Middle East region. His key areas of expertise include the development of risk management strategies, policies and procedures, financial, training, change management, security and prepared ministerial briefings for a mix of private and government clients; and advising clients including Qatar Petroleum, Citibank, Linfox and Westpac Banking Corporation in the Middle East and Australia.

John has been active in highlighting risk management strategies over the past 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to both his team and the region.

The Institute for International Research (IIR) believes passionately in the power of knowledge and skills to act as a lasting catalyst to organisational achievement. Established in 1973, IIR is now the world's largest Human Capital company with a global network of 45 businesses and 116 operating units. Every year, the IIR works with hundreds of thousands of business executives providing them with knowledge and skills through training, conferences, seminars, e-Learning, blended solutions, exhibitions, consulting and mentoring.

Middle East Project Management Forum 2008 The Middle East Project Management Forum: 16 – 20 November, 2008, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information please visit www.iirme.com/pmf.

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