Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 February 2017: The Marsh 2017 Infrastructure Risk Management Forum saw this year’s theme ‘From Risk to Resilience in the Infrastructure Industry: Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Infrastructure Risks’ yield a positive response from delegates, at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai on Wednesday, 8th February.
The forum focused upon on a hotly-anticipated report ‘Sky High Risks: Managing Tall Building Exposures’, which explores the unique set of risks associated with constructing and operating tall buildings. The report discusses mitigation strategies to protect brand and reputation, as well as insights into how building regulations will evolve in the near term.
Gaurav Bhatnagar, Head of Specialties – MENA at Marsh said: “This year’s Marsh 2017 Infrastructure Risk Management Forum saw it firmly solidified as a must-attend fixture, for infrastructure and construction professionals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The forum provided insightful thought leadership, which stimulated debate on a wide range of risk-related subjects that affect the infrastructure and construction industry in the UAE and wider MENA region.”
A packed conference saw industry experts address many important and topical risk topics for infrastructure and construction professionals from across MENA. Subjects included project management and delay mitigation, balance sheet protection, renewables and sustainability development opportunities. Traditional risks were also considered including building, fire and inherent defects and the risks posed by emerging threats such as cyber and talent shortages.
The Marsh 2017 Infrastructure Risk Management Forum was aligned with the vision of Expo 2020 Dubai, with many panel discussions taking into account its three key themes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability.