Emaar Industries & Investments, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has confirmed its sponsorship of ‘Dubai Engineering Challenges 2008’.
Organised by Dubai Men’s College, the one-day conference, taking place on 14 April 2008 will address the engineering challenges faced by the region and how these might be met by a commercial and academic partnership rather than from a purely educational perspective.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Industries and Investments Mohammed Saeed Al Raqbani said ‘Dubai Engineering Challenges 2008’ was a landmark event for engineering professionals in the UAE.
“The region and Dubai in particular is in a unique position. It has embarked on some of the most ambitious projects the world has ever seen,” he said.
“With many more iconic projects still to come, the industry requires highly skilled engineers. This commercial-academic link is a sound alternative strategy to producing home-grown solutions.”
The conference will coincide with the official opening of the Higher Colleges of Technology Centre of Engineering Excellence at Dubai Men’s College (DMC).
The gathering of some of the brightest minds in the industry will be used as a platform to discuss industry best practice, solutions to the impending skills shortage, and ways in which innovation can overcome the unique challenges facing the region’s cutting-edge engineering projects today and in the future.
“Having the support of an engineering pioneer such as Emaar Industries and Investments will undoubtedly contribute towards our objectives,” DMC Director Dr Philip Hicks said.