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Omnium team participates in Dubai’s Retail & Hospitality Construction Summit 2019

9th December 2019

Omnium International was pleased to attend the 2019 Retail & Hospitality Construction Summit in Dubai this autumn, supporting the event and contributing to panel discussions with our experts Kieran Duckworth and Jason Black.

This insightful event consolidates the impact made by retail and hospitality on the construction and real estate sector in the UAE, having been the fastest-growing industries in the country for over a decade. Both industries continue to grow, with construction ongoing in hotel and mall projects which increasingly are becoming more mixed-use through the addition of entertainment, leisure and residential amenities.

Our team attending the Retail & Hospitality Construction Summit.

Our team attending the Retail & Hospitality Construction Summit.

Dr Russell ‘Rusty’ E. Brainard (centre), the Chief Environment Officer at The Red Sea Development Company KSA.

Kieran Duckworth and Jason Black join panel speakers at the Retail & Hospitality Summit.

Expert Retail & Hospitality panel discussion

During the summit, panel discussions and presentations addressed key issues and challenges faced by those operating within construction in the sector.

Main Board Director Kieran Duckworth and specialist sector QS Jason Black participated on the panels which addressed topics including regional development trends, the development of legacy destination projects which will create a lasting impact for the future, sustainability and the design and build of projects in the R&H sector.

Supporting our Omnium values of establishing excellent relationships, Kieran and Jason both placed particular focus on the importance of collaboration between all parties from the outset of a project, allowing a project to work efficiently and within budget.

Keynote from The Red Sea Development Company’s Chief Environment Officer

Dr Russell ‘Rusty’ E. Brainard, the Chief Environment Officer at The Red Sea Development Company in Saudi Arabia presented an insightful keynote on the organisation’s commitment to sustainability, and the challenges and opportunities presented by combining conservation themes with an ultra-luxurious hospitality sector development.

We look forward to seeing The Red Sea Development come to life, with this industry-leading approach to sustainability bringing new opportunities to the sector across the region.

Thank you to CPI Trade Media for hosting this excellent event.

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