GCC has always been a synonymous to innovation and diversification whilst being an early adopter of future ready strategies for economic and infrastructural growth.
Powered by visionary governments across the region, the GCC government and business organization infrastructure has set eyes on some high growth numbers and the future is just set on the growth curve. 2020, 2022, 2030, are some of the major milestones that the GCC is awaiting for with some great national initiatives and agenda being set.
According to reports, out of the $2.8 trillion projects which were in execution and pre-execution phases across the GCC, the forecast of $172 billion worth of projects in 2015 was against a backdrop of lower oil prices, continuing political unrest and reduced International Monetary Fund growth forecasts across the GCC. There are a number of other sectors with several billions being planned on capital projects, with the top sectors for 2015 represented by healthcare projects amounting to $19 billion, infrastructure projects (roads and bridges) at $35 billion, and power plants at $13 billion. Critical infrastructure growth is on the radar of all the government and business organizations alike, across the Middle East. Middle East, especially the GCC, has been through several economic doldrums in the past few years. From the rise of the Arab spring to the recession to the slackening oil prices, the economic, political and organizational infrastructure of the GCC has been on a roller coaster ride. But as the skies clear for a new dawn of transformation, the key sectors across the region are all set to make a mark in the economic map. With technology as a true business enabler, the progressive roadmap is just set to touch new benchmarks.
Welcome to the Critical Infrastructure Forum! A gathering of the most prominent critical infrastructure influencers from the Public and Private sector, Government, Healthcare, Finance and Energy sectors. The forum will discuss the infrastructural challenges, opportunities and growth opportunities in light of the 2020 action plans and see where the regional infrastructure is standing on the global competitiveness map.