MOID's Anwaar Al Shimmari to deliver Leaders UAE 2019 keynote

MOID's Anwaar Al Shimmari to deliver Leaders UAE 2019 keynote
Anwaar Al Shimmari.
Published: 16 September 2019 - 1:55 a.m.
By: Neha Bhatia

Anwaar Al Shimmari, chief innovation officer and director of design at the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID) – where she also leads a team focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and the authority’s Scientific Research committee – has been confirmed to deliver the keynote speech at Construction Week’s Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019, which will be held at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 17 September.

Al Shimmari has 18 years of multi-discipline experience in the local architecture, urban planning, engineering, and infrastructure sectors.

She holds a BSc in architectural engineering, two master’s degrees in urban planning and transport planning, and is a PhD candidate at Urban Planning Public Policies.

Al Shimmari also holds a diploma in government innovation from University of Cambridge, and another in executive leadership from Oxford University.

A board member at Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, Al Shimmari is a member of numerous entities, such as the ASTM chapter in the UAE, International Association of Automation and Robotics, International Quality Learning Institute, and UAE Engineering Society.

Other speakers confirmed for Leaders UAE 2019 include ALEC’s Kez Taylor; Azizi Developments’ Farhad Azizi; Mag Properties’ Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah; Beaver Gulf Group’s Rajesh Kumar Krishna; Arada’s Elie Mrad; HFW’s Beau McLaren; Deloitte’s Cynthia Corby; and Taylor Sterling’s Marcus Taylor.

The Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019 is supported by Gold Sponsors, HFW and Pinsent Masons; Silver Sponsors, Addleshaw Goddard, Exactal, and Al Tamimi & Co; Claims Sponsor, HKA; Legal Sponsor, Reed Smith; Lanyard Sponsor, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP); Intelligence Partner, ProTenders; Training Partner, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and Exhibitors, Deltek, Construction Computer Software (CCS), Beaver Gulf Group, Facilio, and CCC.

Attendance at Leaders UAE is free of charge for mid- and senior-level construction industry professionals. To register your interest in attending the summit, please email Natasha Cristi at

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Visit Leaders in Construction UAE Summit's website for more information about the event.

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