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12-15 May 2013 • The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE

Building A Sustainable Government Asset Base Across The Middle East The Only Strategic Asset Management Congress In The Middle East International And Regional Expertise! NEW

International Keynotes-City of Edmonton, Canada and Brisbane City Council, Australia

The LATEST Middle East asset management journeys from DEWA, Department of Municipal Affairs (Abu Dhabi), Haya Water, TRANSCO, Department of Transport (Abu Dhabi), Electricity Holding Company and more‌ MORE focus on capital efficiency and whole of life asset strategy and sustainability INSIDER on the emerging direction of ISO 55000 from UPDATE the Chairman of the ISO project committee including asset risk management; asset HOT culture and capability; service and TOPICS reliability, asset information and systems PLUS


The first oil and gas company in the GCC to achieve PAS 55

Featuring International And Middle East Asset Owners Konrad Siu Director Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy City of Edmonton, Canada Dr Najib Dandachi Asset Management Director TRANSCO, UAE Joe Bannan Branch Manager Asset Management Brisbane Infrastructure Brisbane City Council, Australia Eng. Nicholas Wellwood, Advisor Integrated Infrastructure Planning, Department of Municipal Affairs (Abu Dhabi), UAE Matar Al Mehairi Senior Manager Asset Management DEWA, UAE

Post Congress Masterclasses 14-15 May 2013

Sydney McDowell Senior Manager Asset Management System Implementation Electricity Holding Company, Oman

Fast track your asset management gains by learning from a selection of international experts! A: A Building An Asset Oriented Organisation With PAS 55

Hans Andersen Head of Asset and Energy Management Copenhagen Airports, Denmark

B Asset Management ISO 55000: Are You Ready For 2014? B: C Whole Life Costing For Capital And Operations Investment C: Decision Making D Implementing A Corporate Risk Management Framework For A D: Government Asset Owner

Platinum Sponsor

Support Sponsor

Tomislav Nesovanovic Head of Asset Management (PAS 55) Implementation Haya Water, Oman

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About The Government Asset Management Congress 2013 Back by popular demand, the Government Asset Management Congress 2013 continues to support government asset owners in the Middle East as they further embed strategic asset management practices. The ONLY event of its kind in the region, it provides an important platform for the sharing of international and regional asset management best practice among asset owners at federal, state and local government levels, and for entities that are either fully or partly government owned.

Why You Need To Be There ✔

Hear how your international peers have successfully driven asset performance gains and savings

✔ Find out what asset management approaches are working for government asset owners in the Middle East ✔ Take a strategic approach to infrastructure investment and operations to ensure financial sustainability of your assets ✔ Interact with regional asset management pioneers and join the Middle East’s government asset management movement ✔ Share, debate and solve the top challenges in creating an asset oriented organisation and embedding an asset management framework ✔ Catch up with the latest methodologies and strategies in asset risk management, asset reliability and asset information ✔ Prepare your organisation to deliver quick wins in asset performance that translate to bottom line gains

Who Should Attend The Government Asset Management Congress? Valuable, practical lessons for multiple sectors including:

Must-hear insights for professionals in:

Ÿ Power Ÿ Water Ÿ Waste Water Ÿ Roads Ÿ Rail Ÿ Airports

Ÿ Asset Management Ÿ General Management Ÿ Risk Management Ÿ Operations Ÿ Technical

Ÿ Ports Ÿ Oil and Gas Ÿ Telecoms Ÿ Manufacturing Ÿ Public Buildings

Ÿ Strategic Planning Ÿ Investment Ÿ Finance Ÿ Maintenance

Sponsorship Opportunities Can YOU help government asset owners in the Middle East drive asset efficiency and performance as well as optimise the lifetime value of their assets? Contact Arshed Hussain on +971 4 407 2715 or email him at to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Sharing International and Regional Insight and Learning


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Congress Day One

08.30 Registration And Morning Refreshments 09.00 Opening Remarks From The Chairman 09.10


Keynote Welcome Address


09.30 Tailoring International Strategic Asset Management Practices To Deliver Maximum Value From Infrastructure Assets In The Middle East And Developing Economies ŸŸ How do professional asset management practices contribute to the financial and physical sustainability of infrastructure assets in the region? ŸŸ Where can government entities in the Middle East see the biggest early wins from asset management initiatives and is it feasible to quantify the PAS 55 benefits? ŸŸ What are the key success factors for getting total business buy-in for strategic asset management in the Gulf? ŸŸ What steps can organisations take now to build the asset management capability of the future? ŸŸ Is PAS55 and asset management applicable to limited sectors/ industries or is it non-industry specific? ŸŸ What role do information systems play in the implementation of asset management in infrastructure organisations? Dr Najib Dandachi, Asset Management Director, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company - TRANSCO, UAE After graduating in 1989 with a PhD in Electrical Power Systems from Imperial College, London, Dr Najib Dandachi joined System Operation of the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) UK, before its privatisation. He later continued at the National Grid Control Centre of the National Grid Company. Dr Dandachi moved to the UAE in 1998 to take up the post of the Load Despatch Centre Manager of Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company, Transco, ADWEA. In 2006, he became the Director of Network Services in charge of the three main operational divisions in the company: the control centre, power operation and maintenance and water operation and maintenance. In 2010, he was appointed as Asset Management Director responsible for strategies, planning, capital investment, information and performance, when Transco embarked on the initiative to get PAS 55 accreditation.



A City Well-Built – The Alignment Of Infrastructure Asset Management To Corporate Direction Setting And Long Term Financial Planning Faced with ageing infrastructure and municipal revenues failing to keep pace with investment needs, the City of Edmonton began to take a strategic approach to managing its $38 billion worth of assets over a decade ago. This session will share how Edmonton’s journey has led to its reputation as one of North America’s leading jurisdictions in the implementation of advanced infrastructure management practices; how asset management has been integrated with corporate direction setting and financial planning; and how decision making tools have contributed to the creation of a sustainable plan to renew mature neighbourhoods and, more recently, informed the City’s three and ten year capital programmes. Konrad will also share his vision for the next frontier in infrastructure asset management and how Edmonton plans to stay ahead of the curve. Konrad Siu, Director Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy, City of Edmonton, Canada With three decades of progressively senior experience in the engineering arena, Konrad Siu’s most recent challenge has been putting Edmonton on the map as one of North America’s most progressive jurisdictions in the area of infrastructure management. He is responsible for developing and implementing the city’s awardwinning infrastructure strategy and addressing through innovative solutions and alternate funding sources the disparity between capital needs and available dollars. His expertise has also led to the development of advanced asset management techniques that facilitate civic decision making and the prioritisation of infrastructure investment.


Networking And Refreshment Break


Whole Life Asset Strategy

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Assuring Financial Sustainability Of Government Infrastructure - Planning For Affordability And Efficiency To Optimise The Long Term Value Of And Return From Assets ŸŸ Developing a needs-based approach to capital investment driven by the national vision ŸŸ Understanding the lifetime cost of infrastructure assets at the creation stage to ensure asset affordability and availability for its intended life ŸŸ Demonstrating the impact of asset management on return on capital to lenders and financiers ŸŸ From PPP to securitisation: examining approaches for sustainable financing of whole life asset operations ŸŸ Exploring commercial asset management: building capacity to support private sector efficiency for government infrastructure operations Konrad Siu, Director Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy, City of Edmonton, Canada Hajir Naghdy, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Group, Head, Macquarie Capital Middle East, UAE Moderated by: Manju Chandrasekhar, Development Director - Middle East & Africa Transaction Advice & Strategic Consulting, Halcrow - CH2M HILL


Value optimisation through developments in asset management of transport infrastructure networks: ŸŸ Options for financing infrastructure from securitisation to concession-based Public Private Partnership ŸŸ Optimising the long-term value through understanding the cost of ownership during planning and design ŸŸ Relating long-term cost of ownership to budgetary cycles and well-timed interventions ŸŸ Trans-asset optimisation, taking a cross-asset view and streamlining operational processes ŸŸ Balancing infrastructure cost and performance with social value, and the UK’s Social Impact Bill David Pocock, International Practice Director for Asset Management, Halcrow-CH2MHILL, UK

12.30 Industry Presentation: To be announced 13.00 Lunch And Networking Break

Asset Management Frameworks 14.00

Development And Implementation Of An Asset Management Framework In The Municipal Government Environment ŸŸ Understanding the need and critical drivers for a government asset management framework ŸŸ Components of an effective asset management framework ŸŸ Linking a framework to the asset management vision and objectives ŸŸ Structure of an effective asset management framework ŸŸ Effective implementation of an asset management framework in an organisational context Eng Nicholas Wellwood, Advisor Integrated Infrastructure Planning, Department of Municipal Affairs (Abu Dhabi), UAE


Adopting Strategic Asset Management Disciplines For A Distribution Network: Implementing A Framework For Sustainable Asset Optimisation ŸŸ Aligning asset management with corporate strategic planning for optimum business benefit in the face of rapid growth in the asset base ŸŸ Using the key elements of PAS55 to develop an effective organisational structure for asset management and a comprehensive set of asset strategies and policies ŸŸ Examining DEWA’s lifecycle management approach and smart maintenance strategies for ageing assets ŸŸ Illustrating the value of asset management through asset performance KPIs ŸŸ Exploring the DEWA approach to asset related risk management Matar Al Mehairi, Senior Manager Asset Management, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), UAE Sharif Al Batayneh, Assistant Manager Reporting and Analysis, Distribution Power Asset Management, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), UAE


Networking And Refreshment Break

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ADCO Case Study: Successfully Implementing PAS 55 In An Oil And Gas Company - A GCC First ŸŸ Breaking down the drivers for introducing BSI PAS 55 at ADCO ŸŸ Introducing lifecycle management for physical assets ŸŸ Aligning the asset management strategy with the overall business strategy ŸŸ Integrating operations for better risk management ŸŸ Ensuring the optimal use of resources through best practice asset management Mohamed Daoud, Manager Projects (Quality), Engineering and Major Projects, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), UAE

Asset Management Organisation, Culture And Capability (Part One) 16.25 Mobilising The Whole Business Behind Asset Management: Leveraging Quick Wins And Dollar Gains To Build An Asset Oriented Organisation ŸŸ Top down or bottom up: which approach works best for galvanising engagement and enthusiasm for asset management across the organisation? ŸŸ Demonstrating the impact of asset management on the bottom line ŸŸ Getting the most out of PAS55: can the drive for PAS55 certification distract from a real focus on the business benefits of strategic asset management? ŸŸ Delivering a communication and education plan to build awareness and understanding of asset management across the business Eng Nicholas Wellwood, Advisor Integrated Infrastructure Planning, Department of Municipal Affairs (Abu Dhabi), UAE John Arnup, Director Global Engineering, DP World, UAE 17.15

Asset Management Organisation, Culture And Capability (Part Two)


08.30 A Truly Strategic Asset Management Function Based On A Solid Asset Management Culture And Whole Of Life Approach To Infrastructure ŸŸ A silver lining: building on the legacy of the Brisbane floods to embed a world class asset management culture ŸŸ Establishing a new asset management organisation based on core principles, staff empowerment and a balance between simplicity and governance ŸŸ Outlining Queensland state legislation on financial sustainability and Brisbane’s focus on smart and sustainable asset investment ŸŸ Explaining Brisbane’s intelligent forecasting model for strategic road network investment planning Joe Bannan, Branch Manager Asset Management, Brisbane Infrastructure, Brisbane City Council, Australia Joe Bannan has been in various Queensland local government engineering roles for 20 years. For the last two years he has been working in Brisbane City Council in Australia. Joe is an experienced engineer and strategic asset manager for public infrastructure particularly roads, drains, park and property infrastructure.   Joe is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia and is currently managing Brisbane City Council’s Asset Management Branch.   Joe played a key role in the recovery of Brisbane’s damaged infrastructure following the January 2011 flood.  Joe’s current focus is on systems, process and people improvements in an organisation where asset management practice is mature and well respected.




Close Of Day One

Building Sustainable Asset Management Capability In The Middle East – It’s All About People ŸŸ Identifying the core competencies for an effective asset management professional: a business function vs an engineering function ŸŸ Innovative approaches to developing asset management capability ŸŸ Promoting asset management as a profession in the region to support staff retention ŸŸ Effective strategies for training and coaching asset management staff Joe Bannan, Branch Manager Asset Management, Brisbane Infrastructure, Brisbane City Council, Australia Sydney McDowell, Senior Manager Asset Management System Implementation, Electricity Holding Company, Oman

Monday, 13 May 2013

Asset Management Standards 10.00 FUTURE FOCUS

Congress Day Two

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Congress Day One


Examining The Emerging Direction Of ISO 55000: Identifying The Key Asset Management Disciplines And Processes That Will Be Advocated By The New International Standard ŸŸ Progress and timelines for the release of the new ISO standard for asset management ŸŸ How will ISO 55000 differ from PAS55? ŸŸ How will it support organisations in the Middle East in optimising the long term value of their asset base? ŸŸ Introducing asset accounting, financing and investment guidance to support the linkage of asset management to the wider business Rhys Davies, Chairman, ISO Project Committee 251 (ISO55:000), UK Networking And Refreshment Break

Special Focus Session: Linking Asset Management With Corporate Initiatives 11.10

Successfully Leveraging Asset Management Principles To Overdeliver On A Strategic Sustainability Project At Copenhagen Airports ŸŸ Developing an effective economic model for evaluating new or replacement asset investment ŸŸ Using the principles of strategic asset management to drive energy efficiency and financial benefits ŸŸ Measuring financial and non-financial return on investment with KPIs Hans Andersen, Head of Asset and Energy Management, Copenhagen Airports, Denmark

Managing Risk, Service And Reliability 11.50

Delivering Reliable Customer Outcomes Through Performance Based Maintenance Service Contracts: A Pilot ŸŸ Examining traditional vs performance based contracts and comparative advantages of each ŸŸ Transferring risk to maintenance service providers for enhanced service delivery for end users and financial savings ŸŸ Defining the key performance indicators that will result in optimal maintenance strategies and visible outcomes for the customer ŸŸ A gradual approach to moving to performance or outcome based maintenance service contracts Adel Ali, Acting Operation Section Head, Department of Transport (Abu Dhabi), UAE

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Implementing A Corporate Risk Management Framework For A Government Asset Owner: Examining Key Success Factors And Critical Questions ŸŸ Developing a corporate risk management framework that meets the unique needs of your organisation: probability, impact and timing ŸŸ Structuring and delivering effective governance for risk management: driving awareness and engagement at all levels of the organisation ŸŸ Building asset risks in the areas of health, safety and environment, network operations, field resources and regulation into the corporate view ŸŸ Creating a culture of transparency and accountability for better risk management Keith Paintin, Business Planning and Performance Specialist, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company – TRANSCO, UAE


Lunch And Networking Break


Condition Based Risk Management: Optimising Outcomes With Condition And Risk Assessment Methodologies ŸŸ Understanding asset health ŸŸ Identifying critical assets and understanding the impact of downtime or non-performance ŸŸ Key considerations for managing risk in new vs ageing assets ŸŸ Planning maintenance and replacement activities based on actual performance and risk data ŸŸ Leveraging IT tools for more efficient asset risk management processes Sydney McDowell, Senior Manager Asset Management System Implementation, Electricity Holding Company, Oman

Asset Information And Systems 14.50


Monday, 13 May 2013

Networking And Refreshment Break

16.00 GASCO Case Study: Leveraging IT To Create And Maintain Accurate Asset Information Across A Large And Growing Asset Intensive Organisation ŸŸ Customising an off-the-shelf asset management system to meet asset information requirements ŸŸ Ensuring consistency of asset information across multiple functions including maintenance, finance and procurement ŸŸ Using asset and spare parts information to understand failure points and drive maintenance strategies, decisions and schedules ŸŸ Driving efficiencies through “Inventory Data Sharing” across the ADNOC Group Nabil Ghaleb, Projects Interface Management Department Head, GASCO, UAE


Congress Day Two


Implementing Road And Bridge Asset Management Systems To Support Long Range Investment And Maintenance Planning And Extend The Useful Life Of Assets ŸŸ Outlining the key components of road and bridge asset management systems at the Department of Transport ŸŸ Defining data collection requirements and processes to provide necessary information on the performance and condition of the network ŸŸ Using robust asset information to generate the forward work programme and long term asset maintenance strategies ŸŸ Integrating asset management systems and tools including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Alan Roland, Network Inventory and RAMS Specialist, Department of Transport (Abu Dhabi), UAE


Close of Government Asset Management Congress

Asset Information: Understanding Your Assets - An Essential First Step On The Journey To Strategic Asset Management ŸŸ Building a picture of the data and information you need for effective asset management and bridging the gaps ŸŸ Breaking down the silos: linking asset management to the wider business by ensuring a flow of consistent information across departments ŸŸ Making high quality information the heart of asset related decisions ŸŸ Leveraging IT systems to provide better quality and more available asset information Tomislav Nesovanovic, Head of Asset Management (PAS 55) Implementation, Haya Water, Oman

Sponsor Platinum Sponsor

Halcrow, a CH2M HILL Company, delivers planning, design and management services for infrastructure and buildings worldwide. We contribute to the construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment, and the protection, enhancement and maintenance of the natural environment. We take on the big issues that affect us all – water, transportation, energy, and creating places to live and work. Our work is guided by our ethos, comprising our values, our code of conduct and our purpose: to sustain and improve the quality of people’s lives. We aim to make sure that the people who work with us – our employees, clients, partners and the wider communities we serve – see the evidence of our commitment to that ethos, in our day-to-day work and more broadly as a business. On 10 November 2011, Halcrow was acquired by CH2M HILL, the global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm. With almost 30,000 employees, our combined firms strengthen our leadership in water, environmental, transportation, and other markets. We provide asset management services throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to enable our Clients to take well-informed decisions, including lifecycle plans, performance prediction, whole life cost modelling, and PAS-55 alignment.

Support Sponsor

Qasr is an organisation that provides advisory and recruitment services to the electricity, water and wastewater industries in the Middle East, United Kingdom and around the world. Qasr’s directors and consultants are all senior utility practitioners who have extensive experience of working within utilities themselves and also advising utilities on how to improve performance. Qasr is a niche organisation providing bespoke business solutions. Our main areas of specialisation are asset management, capital programme management, investment planning and optimisation; cost and asset modelling; asset valuation; and the organisation, process design and business change activities required to embed these capabilities. For more information about QASR, visit

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Post Congress Masterclasses Fast track your asset management gains by learning how from this selection of international experts! You’ve had the inspiration, heard the success stories and seen the challenges in implementing strategic asset management right – NOW get planning what YOU will do differently to boost your organisation’s asset performance starting tomorrow!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Building An Asset Oriented Organisation With PAS 55


Asset Management ISO 55000: Are You Ready For 2014?

Masterclass timings: Registration will be at 08.00. The Masterclass will run from 08.30 to 12.30 after which time lunch will be served.

Masterclass timings: Registration will be at 13.00. The Masterclass will run from 13.30 to 17.30.

Session Overview This Masterclass is a highly interactive half day session providing a practical overview of how to introduce asset management into your organisation. The PAS 55 standard for asset management and its application in the Middle East will be discussed in detail. The session will finish with practical advice on how to make changes in an organisation to achieve best practice.

Masterclass Overview The success of BSI PAS55:2008 in terms of providing Asset Managers with guidance for defining, specifying and implementing good practice has naturally lead to the development of an international standard for Asset Management: ISO 55000.

Key Topics ŸŸ What is asset management and why is it important? ŸŸ Asset management definitions and key principles ŸŸ Introduction to PAS 55 and other asset management frameworks ŸŸ Relevance of asset management to the Middle East and to your specific organisation ŸŸ Understanding business processes and organisations ŸŸ Implementing asset management systems ŸŸ Managing risk within asset intensive organisations ŸŸ Best practices in investment planning ŸŸ Learning practical lessons from utilities from around the world on how to apply asset management to make a real difference to your organisation ŸŸ Plus a short case study on “Developing And Implementing An Asset Management Roadmap” at Oman Electricity Transmission Company Benefits of Attending ŸŸ Be aware of best practice asset management and how it applies to the region and to your particular industry ŸŸ Understand the basic techniques, definitions and principles of asset management ŸŸ Learn how to use PAS 55 to change your organisation ŸŸ Appreciate how to implement asset management within your organisation ŸŸ Learn from the experience of proven asset management experts ŸŸ Get advice on your specific asset management issues

Scheduled for release in 2014, the key questions now are: “What does this mean for you and your organisation, and are you ready for it?” This workshop will identify and discuss these key aspects that need to be considered in order for you to prepare for the adoption of this international standard. It will also explain how it aligns with PAS 55 and what is new that needs your attention. Key Topics ŸŸ Aligning with needs of the business and other stakeholders ŸŸ Balancing long term asset needs with short term business requirements ŸŸ The role of finance in asset management ŸŸ Putting the management system together Benefits of Attending ŸŸ Get the latest updates on when the standard will be introduced and what you need to do to adopt it ŸŸ Understand “what good looks like” for asset management going forward ŸŸ Compare and contrast ISO 55000 with PAS 55: identify what’s new and learn why it’s important ŸŸ Identify potential areas for improvement in your organisation’s asset management framework, processes and systems

Who Should Attend Asset management, maintenance, operations, planning and finance professionals working in organisations responsible for managing infrastructure and assets (including utilities, transport, social infrastructure, defence and public buildings).

Who Should Attend ŸŸ Operations Directors ŸŸ Engineering Directors ŸŸ Asset Managers ŸŸ Risk Professionals ŸŸ Maintenance Managers

Your Masterclass Leaders

Your Masterclass Leader

Tim Young Director, Qasr, UK

Dr Richard Chilton Director, Qasr, UK

Khamis Al Romaimi Head of Asset Management, Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Oman

Rhys Davies Chairman, ISO Committee PC 251 (ISO 55000), UK


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Whole Life Costing For Capital And Operations Investment Decision Making

Implementing A Corporate Risk Management Framework For A Government Asset Owner

Masterclass timings: Registration will be at 08.00. The Masterclass will run from 08.30 to 12.30 after which time lunch will be served.

Masterclass timings: Registration will be at 13.00. The Masterclass will run from 13.30 to 17.30.

The professional discipline of asset management aims to optimise the value of physical assets and their life cycles. Having a robust understanding of the total cost of developing, operating, maintaining and disposing of an asset over its lifetime is crucial for making well informed asset investment decisions that ensure the financial and physical sustainability of the asset and minimise the total cost of the asset over its life. As government asset owners increasingly come under pressure to manage capital efficiently and work within funding constraints, adopting a whole life costing model to support asset decision making is an important skill.

Masterclass Overview This Masterclass is structured to give attendees an insight into the benefits of implementing a risk management approach. It will also uncover some of the barriers and challenges associated with starting from a zero base. It will demystify the language and terminology of Risk Management and highlight the importance of senior management engagement.

This Masterclass will help you: ŸŸ Understand when to use a whole life costing approach ŸŸ Adopt a whole life costing approach to evaluating capital and operating investment decisions ŸŸ Balance considerations of asset cost with those of asset performance ŸŸ Understand the inherent challenges in assessing cost over long asset lives ŸŸ Manage uncertainty in predicting future costs by understanding the sensitivity of cost predictions ŸŸ Explore available models for forecasting whole life costs ŸŸ Understand how whole life costing information can be used to drive current decision making Your Masterclass Leader David Pocock, International Practice Director for Asset Management, Halcrow-CH2MHILL, UK David will explain the principles and draw upon examples from a wide range of sectors, as well as techniques emerging from industry R&D.



Key Topics ŸŸ The core fundamentals of risk management ŸŸ Communication of risk management roles, responsibilities and processes ŸŸ Governance and accountability ŸŸ Risk analysis and evaluation ŸŸ “Appetite”, “tolerance”, “capacity” – what are the differences? Benefits Of Attending ŸŸ Gain an understanding of how to identify risks in your organisation ŸŸ Understand the business benefits of a risk management culture ŸŸ Learn how to implement a risk management framework within your sphere of control ŸŸ Identify key barriers to implementation and ways to overcome them ŸŸ Learn how to communicate risk management priorities and responses ŸŸ Learn how to evaluate the probability and impact of risks Who Should Attend ŸŸ Anyone starting on the risk management journey ŸŸ Anyone considering implementing risk management in your organisation ŸŸ Senior managers ŸŸ Auditors ŸŸ Quality assurance and quality control managers Your Masterclass Leader

Keith Paintin, Business Planning and Performance Specialist, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company – TRANSCO, UAE

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Sponsorship opportunities If you weren’t represented at last year’s Government Asset Management Congress, you missed out! Position yourself at the heart of the industry by showcasing your expertise, boosting your brand and building your network among the region’s key government asset owners. The Government Asset Management Congress is the ONLY strategic asset management conference in the region and your best opportunity this year to position yourself as an asset management leader in front of the region’s government asset owners.

“We would like to thank you for your support for the GAMC 2012 event. Everyone from IIR was excellent, very supportive and friendly. We really enjoyed the event and found it very useful for building client relationships. It was clearly a groundbreaking event in the region and looks set for success over the coming years.” Richard Chilton, Director, Qasr, UK

Can your products and services support the region’s asset owners in driving capital efficiency, optimising asset performance and maximising the lifetime value of infrastructure assets?

To discuss tailored opportunities to showcase your expertise, services and products to senior decision makers at government asset owners in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, call Arshed Hussain on +971 4 407 2715 or email him at

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New Sales Leads – By showcasing your services either through branding exposure or taking part in the programme, you can meet and influence key management decision makers in the region’s government infrastructure owners. Our clients in the past have told us that contacts generated at our conferences have a high conversion rate, as those attending are serious senior-level decision makers and buyers. Launch New Products or Services – Draw attention to your products and brand by using the Government Asset Management Congress as a launch pad for new developments or services. With delegates and the media in attendance, your new service or product is guaranteed to create a buzz and generate leads. Enter New Markets – Networking at conferences is one of the most cost effective and time efficient ways of entering new markets. It is a great opportunity to research and network whilst gaining exposure to a new and qualified database.


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Government Asset Management Congress 2013  
Government Asset Management Congress 2013  

Government Asset Management Congress 2013 is the FIRST EVER and ONLY event of its kind in the Middle East. Tackling the challenges of strate...