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MEP stakeholder health at core of discussions

The 5th edition of The Client, Consultant, Contractor Conference will elaborate on business growth opportunities and examine signs linked to financial stability.

DUBAI, UAE, 5 April 2022: The 5th edition of The Client, Consultant, Contractor Conference, on May 16 in Dubai, will discuss issues relating to the general health and financial wellbeing of MEP stakeholders, including business growth opportunities and stability.

Produced by CPI Industry, publishers of Climate Control Middle East magazine, the conference will be taking place against the backdrop of a waning pandemic. With COVID-19 showing signs of receding, there is optimism of growth, financial stability and opportunities. In such a context, what are the business strategies and acumen needed to thrive, the availability of funding and criteria for lending, and the overall scope of growth?

Among key points of discussion are macro-economic trends and geopolitical circumstances and their influence on business modelling for MEP companies; the shape of economic recovery, a year on; specific opportunities for specialised MEP disciplines in new construction, and in retrofit and repair jobs; opportunities for small- and medium-sized MEP contracting companies; the importance of agility, resilience and of pivoting expertise; systemic areas of concern – the commonly seen Low Price, Technically Acceptable (LPTA) approach; the implications of awarding contracts on lowest-cost basis – a case of missed opportunities in raising the bar on building performance; specific business opportunities through aligning with the stated objectives of the UAE’s new set of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); the new FIDIC, and what it means to the broad building construction and specific MEP industries; and the ratio of cost contracts to lumpsum contracts in the GCC region – which works better for the overall financial wellbeing of all stakeholders?

To be chaired by Azmi Aboul-Hoda, Managing Director, EMergy, the pivotal conference will see participation from Saeed Al Abbar, CEO, AESG; Sagar Kulkarni, Managing Director, Consistent Engineering Consultants; Euan Lloyd, Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Company; Sougata Nandi, CEO, 3e Advisory; V. Sekhar Reddy, Managing Director, Lexzander; and Andrew Schumer, Managing Director, Blackwit, amongst others.

Overall, the conference will have the traditional solidity and usefulness associated with CPI Industry events, including a curating of insights and recommendations for structured follow-up action.

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