Dubai: Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Security Council, has opened the 8th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF), which is held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
The forum, held under the theme “Fostering Wellbeing,” was organised by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in collaboration with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), DP World, and education partner, the International Institute for Learning (IIL).
The event features 35 sessions, 5 discussion panels, 3 keynotes, 6 parallel sessions, 4 onstage interviews, 6 masterclasses, and 6 technical site visits.
Sheikh Mansoor was presented with a cinematic production highlighting the progression of Dubai as a leading international centre for finance and commerce during the inaugural session.
Dr. Peter Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of XPRIZE, discussed the key technologies driving transformation across industries during his keynote address.
Dr. Diamandis noted the latest developments in AI, including the use of language models like ChatGPT, the trend of AI becoming more human-like, the use of robots to solve skilled labour shortages, and biotechnologies such as genome sequencing for gene therapy, as well as the potential of technology to improve human health.
Mr. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA commented that “the forum includes a wide range of topics related to emerging trends in project management and their impact on enhancing wellbeing among residents and visitors.”
In addition, the forum covers topics highlighted by Innovation in Project Management, Sustainability in Project Management, Giga-Projects in the Region, Gender Balance and Empowering Women, Community Development and Wellbeing, The Project Economy, and Project Management for Sporting Mega Events.