09 OCTOBER 2024 / HABTOOR JBR / DUBAI / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Honouring ED&I best practice and
innovation in a day of knowledge-sharing,
analysis and premium market intel

#EDISummit&Awards
The deadline for the nominations is 22nd May, 2024.
About The

ED&I Summit & Awards

Following the extraordinary success of last year’s event, the latest edition will offer an exceptional dialogue around the key aspects of ED&I implementation. It will address how companies can best create authentic, practical and all-inclusive ED&I policies. Plus, 2024 sees the premier edition of an all-new Awards gala, honouring today’s change-makers and Champions.

Together, the ED&I Summit & Awards create the region’s leading forum for understanding critical breakthroughs in this all-important topic and celebrating the businesses who are truly demonstrating its benefits.


About

The Summit

The event brings together – as speakers and panelists – a spectrum of the leading personalities in the ED&I agenda. Throughout, it takes a strongly case study-led approach, with the objective that attendees will derive factual ‘takeaways’ which they can readily apply in their own organisations. In a day of premium networking, attendees can further their knowledge and discover the latest breakthroughs and innovations.

About

The Awards

The ED&I Awards have been created to honour the innovators and change-makers who are defining Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace – and are transforming for the better the raft of gender, disability and ethnicity issues that they involve. The Awards recognise achievement at a corporate and individual level, and also honour programmes that have proven to be most popular and highly effective.

2023

Breakdown

Last year’s event attracted contractors, consultants, engineers, developers, construction industry experts and manufacturers all representing the construction sector.

Make

Connections

Meet representatives from the industry and engage with a captive audience of decision-makers and influencers. Our sponsorship packages offer you a wide range of opportunities adapted to your needs and the level of visibility that you want to reach.

Contractors

Consultants

Engineers

Developers

Manufacturers

Other
2024

Agenda

The agenda is designed to help businesses to succeed in a challenging and complex environment with unique blend of insight from the regional built environment. Thought leaders from the related sectors, insightful panel discussions, one on one on-stage conversation with field experts and a raft of technical knowledge and solutions shared by a stellar line up of speakers.



The Role of Mentoring

Learning from the best

Companies are increasingly introducing mentoring programmes in order to provide younger staff members with strong career and vocational guidance from the get-go. We discuss how mentoring works in practice and how to select a pool of potential mentors from within your business.

Getting the right yardstick from Day One

Following the Metrics

Even if a company is ready and willing to kick-start an ED&I programme, where does it get its content, evaluation models and overall metrics from? Here, we show companies how to benchmark their protocols against proven working models and the most relevant Best Practice philosophies.




Is ED&I now beyond the remit of HR?

The role of HR

One of the most passionate debates in current ED&I agendas is whether or not ED&I programmes should be monitored and issued by the Human Resources team. Should they instead come directly from the C-Suite? Does HR send the wrong signals about evaluation and career progress?

The C-Suite as ED&I advocate

ED&I at Board level

While it is generally acknowledged that a company’s ‘push’ for ED&I should come from the C-Suite, it may not be enough to do this by having a single ED&I advocate on the Board. Surely, the whole Board should be knowledgeable, supportive and compliant? If not, shouldn’t the Board be changed?

Awards

Categories

These categories span a diverse range of recognition, collectively celebrating and honouring exceptional endeavours dedicated to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in various aspects of business within the construction industry.


Of the Year

Gender Empowerment Champion

Recognising those dedicated to advancing gender equality.

Nominate


Of the Year

Ethnicity Human Capital Champion

Honouring leaders in ethnic diversity and inclusion.

Nominate


Of the Year

People of Determination Facilities Champion

Celebrating accessible facilities and inclusion for individuals with disabilities.

Nominate




Of the Year

Mentoring Champion

Commending exceptional mentors promoting diversity and inclusion.

Nominate


Of the Year

Management Education Champion

Recognising excellence in educating and developing diverse leaders.

Nominate


Of the Year

Workspace Inclusiveness Champion

Honouring inclusive work environments.

Nominate




Of the Year

C-Suite Gender Champion

Recognising leaders fostering gender diversity at the executive level.

Nominate


Of the Year

Human Capital Manager

Celebrating those driving diversity within their organisation.

Nominate


Of the Year

ED&I Programme

Acknowledging impactful diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Nominate




Of the Year

ED&I Company

Honouring organisations committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Nominate



The Event

Schedule

The event will bring together the industry’s leading minds for insightful discussions and presentations, all of which will be hosted in a live one-day event held in Habtoor Grand Resort JBR, Dubai, UAE.
Speakers

Previous

Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.

If you would like to take part and add to the debate, please contact – paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


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Cundall

Lucy May

Global Head of DEI and Culture
Cundall

Lucy May

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Perkins Eastman

Preeti Mogali

Associate Principal
Perkins Eastman

Preeti Mogali


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Perkins Eastman

Li Ren, AIA

Project Architect
Perkins Eastman

Li Ren, AIA

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HKA

Chris Bernard

Partner, Global People Recruitment & Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
HKA

Chris Bernard

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Perkins Eastman

Christina Bahou

Associate
Perkins Eastman

Christina Bahou

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Perkins Eastman

Carolina Godinho

Associate
Perkins Eastman

Carolina Godinho


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The Visual Poetry

Dipali Shirsat

Founder
The Visual Poetry

Dipali Shirsat

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Summertown Interiors

Nicola Trivett

Commercial Director
Summertown Interiors

Nicola Trivett

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AECOM

Jennifer Stables

Senior Project Manager
AECOM

Jennifer Stables

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Perkins Eastman

Supriya Thyagarajan

Executive Director
Perkins Eastman

Supriya Thyagarajan


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Norton Rose Fulbright

Aarti Thadani

Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright

Aarti Thadani

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ISG

Akhila Koroth

Quantity Surveyor
ISG

Akhila Koroth

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Heriot-Watt University

Dr. Hagir Hakim

Senior Director of Studies for Construction Management and Surveying programmes
Heriot-Watt University

Dr. Hagir Hakim

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Infinite Consulting

Emma Jordaan

Founder
Infinite Consulting

Emma Jordaan


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TBH

Kathren Salah

Senior Consultant
TBH

Kathren Salah

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SSH

Nikolina Nedialkova

Site Operations Manager
SSH

Nikolina Nedialkova

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AESG

Marina Kindelan

Director of Facades – Middle East, AESG
AESG

Marina Kindelan

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RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

Director
RSP

Ralf Steinhauer


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TBH

Chris Nicolas

Director
TBH

Chris Nicolas

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Omnium International Ltd.

Nicky Dobreanu

Branch Director
Omnium International Ltd

Nicky Dobreanu

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Polypipe Middle East LLC

Adam Smith

Managing Director
Polypipe Middle East LLC

Adam Smith

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HKA

Jude Wilson-Brown

Director of Marketing and Communications – MEA
HKA

Jude Wilson-Brown


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MY PICK ONE

Marianna Piccolo

CEO and Founder
MY PICK ONE

Marianna Piccolo

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JLL

Anne-Lyse Raoul

Head of DEI – EMEA
JLL

Anne-Lyse Raoul

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Omnium International Ltd

Roxy Reynolds

Senior Commercial Manager
Omnium International Ltd

Roxy Reynolds

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Compass Project Consulting

Sarah Saxon

Regional Head of Human Capital
Compass Project Consulting

Sarah Saxon


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The Devmark Group

Manisha Dayaram

Chief Commercial Officer
The Devmark Group

Manisha Dayaram

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Reed Smith

Alison Eslick

Senior Associate
Reed Smith

Alison Eslick

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ALEC

Statia Breen

Head of People & Culture
ALEC

Statia Breen

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Godwin Austen Johnson

Swati Rokade

Associate
Godwin Austen Johnson

Swati Rokade


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ISG Middle East & Southeast Asia

Alia Saleh

Finance Director
ISG Middle East & Southeast Asia

Alia Saleh

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AtkinsRéalis

Naomi Miles

Vice President of Human Resources, Middle East and Africa
AtkinsRéalis

Naomi Miles


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Times have changed and it’s important we find new and innovative ways to do business. If you are interested in participating and learning about numerous ways to connect with the industry leaders & decision makers – contact us now.

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