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EVENT OVERVIEW

The MENA Geospatial Forum is an annual meeting point for the key decision makers and stakeholders from the Geospatial world to discuss areas including new developments, policies, project reviews, innovations and technologies, regional updates, bringing in a wider and more diverse set of audience from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Join us at the 2nd MENA Geospatial Forum 2025 which serves as a platform to expand geospatial horizons, bridge knowledge gaps and foster collaborations among experts and practitioners and gain insights on how to streamline data flow, achieve strategic objectives and draw inspiration from international standards. The event will facilitate networking, knowledge sharing and discussions on leveraging geospatial insights across sectors.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

2025 TECHNICAL
COMMITTEE

Marwa Farouk ElKabbany

Principal Geospatial Consultant, Ordnance Survey & Board Member, Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) Initiative

Ayman Mohammed

Senior Geospatial Data Specialist | Head of Future Foresight Committee

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department

UAE

Mohammad Shamlouli

Geographic Information System Manager, InSite - Planners / Landscape Architects | KEO International Consultants

UAE

SPEAKERS

Aaron Addison

Executive Director

WGIC

Abdulaziz Al Jaberi

Specialist GIS Engineer

Statistics Centre

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Adnan Bin Abdulrahman Alalyani

General Director of Environmental Technology

NCEC

Saudi Arabia

Ahmed AbouAlfa

Digital Delivery, and Innovation Senior Manager

Diriyah Company

Saudi Arabia

Aliya Al Marzooqi

Head of Data Analysis

Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology

UAE

Amr Saad

Associate Director

BIM, ROSHN

Saudi Arabia

Anshul Malik

Director Data Analytics

PwC

UAE

Athiye Jawad

Director of Business Development – MEA

Planet

Germany

Ayman Mohammed

Senior Geospatial Data Specialist | Head of Future Foresight Committee

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department

UAE

Aysha AlTeneiji

Spatial Information System Director

Ajman Municipality

UAE

Dr. Hosni Ghedira

Director of Engagement Services

Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

UAE

Eng. Aaesha Shehhi

GIS Center Director

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department

UAE

Fayez Al-Sayil

Director of Geospatial Information Center and Acting Director of Urban Observatory

Madinah Development Authority

Saudi Arabia

Hamzeh Nawar

Associate Director

Business Intelligence, Redsea Global

Saudi Arabia

Hassan Aljohani

Business Development VP

Taqnia

Saudi Arabia

Juan Tena

Digital Services Director - KEO Executive - Middle East + Europe

KEO International Consultants

UAE

Juan Peña Ibáñez

CEO & Cofounder

Orbital EOS

Spain

Maitha Alnuaimi

GIS Center Director

Dubai Municipality

UAE

Marwa Al Suwaidi

Acting Section Manager GIS

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD)

UAE

Marwa Farouk El-Kabbany

Principal Geospatial Consultant

Ordnance Survey & Board Member, Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) Initiative

UAE

Mohamed Al Marri

Director of Dissemination Department

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD)

UAE

Mohammad Shamlouli

Geographic Information System Manager

InSite - Planners / Landscape Architects | KEO International Consultants

UAE

Nizar Jegham

Director - Digital Advisory Services

WSP in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia

Pablo Benjumeda

COO

Orbital EOS

Spain

Qasim Al Harasi

Head section of Planning Greater Muscat

Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning

Oman

Saeed Al Mansoori

Director of Remote Sensing Department

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

UAE

Saif AlQaydi

Head of GIS Section

Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

UAE

Sultan Altukhaim

General Manager

Cybersecurity and Data Governance, Communications, Space & Technology Commission

Saudi Arabia

Timur Korshlow

Partner & Advanced Analytics Leader

PwC

UAE

WHO WILL ATTEND

General Managers, Directors, Heads, Project Managers, Engineers, Specialists, Developers, Analysts, Consultants, Researchers from the following departments:  

INDUSTRIES

KEY THEMES

Urban planning and development
Renewable energy planning
Oil and gas
exploration
Border security and defense
Geospatial data
science
Environmental monitoring and conservation
Emergency planning
and
disaster management
Smart cities
and
infrastructure
Urban Mobility
and
Transportation Planning
Climate change analysis
and
adaptation
  • DAY 1 - MONDAY | 26 FEBRUARY 2024
  • DAY 2 - TUESDAY | 27 FEBRUARY 2024

08:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

09:00

WELCOME ADDRESS BY GREAT MINDS EVENT MANAGEMENT

09:10

OPENING ADDRESS AND WELCOME REMARKS BY CHAIRPERSON

09:20

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS 

The outlook of offshore support vessels in the Middle East

09:40

GIS LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION | PAVING THE WAY FOR CREATING AN OPEN MAP DATA MODEL THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Moderator:

Panelists:

10:20

PRESENTATION | MANARAH URBAN DATA PLATFORM

10:40

PRESENTATION | MAPPING THE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY: HARNESSING EARTH AND LOCATION INTELLIGENCE FOR IMPROVED CITIZEN HAPPINESS

Session’s description: A showcase of impactful work focusing on improving public services and achieving the sustainable development goals, covering several compelling business cases that highlight OS’s initiatives to create happier cities: 

10:55

PRESENTATION EMPOWERING NON-GIS USERS: BRIDGING THE GAP TO SPATIAL DATA FOR NON-GIS PROFESSIONALS

OSVs technical specifications and requirements to meet the surging demand in the region

11:10

NETWORKING BREAK

11:45

Unlocking the Skies: Revolutionizing Asset Awareness with Satellite Technology

12:00

PRESENTATION | CAPACITY DEMAND ANALYSIS THROUGH LOCATION INTELLIGENCE

12:15

PRESENTATION | INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CONNECTING DIGITAL MODELS, GIS AND PROJECT DATA

12:30

PRESENTATION | MBRSC GIS-BASED PROJECTS AND OUTCOMES

12:45

PANEL DISCUSSION | DETAILED GUIDE TO CONVERGENCE OF GIS & BIM (GEOBIM) IN DEVELOPING URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE WITH A DIGITAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Moderator:

Panelists:

13:20

PANEL DISCUSSION | ENABLING INCLUSIVE NATIONAL PLANNING AND FUTURISTIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE MENA REGION WITH GEOSPATIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND NATIONAL DIGITAL TWINS (NDT’S)

Moderator:

Panelist:

14:00

Integrating Urban Digital Twins and IoT Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Geospatial Analysis in Abu Dhabi City

PRESENTATION | COMBATTING CLIMATE CHANGE BY INTEGRATING GIS AND LOCATION INTELLIGENCE

14:15

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

14:20

NETWORKING LUNCHEON AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

08:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

09:10

OPENING ADDRESS AND WELCOME REMARKS BY CHAIRPERSON

The outlook of offshore support vessels in the Middle East

09:20

CASE STUDY | DUBAI DIGITAL TWIN

09:40

PANEL DISCUSSION | LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH GIS APPLICATIONS AND DIGITIZATION OF MAPS ACROSS MENA REGION

Moderator:

Panelists:

10:20

PRESENTATION | FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN URBAN PLANNING

OSVs technical specifications and requirements to meet the surging demand in the region

10:40

The future of GIS Apps in Urban Planning & Infrastructure Design

10:40

PRESENTATION | GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYTICS USE CASES FOR CITY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

11:10

NETWORKING BREAK

11:45

PRESENTATION | CASE STUDY FROM NCEC

12:00

PRESENTATION | SPATIAL INSIGHTS - PIONEERING STRATEGIES FOR BRIDGING GIS DATA GAPS IN STATISTICAL INSTITUTIONS

12:15

PRESENTATION | EMPOWERING THE POWER OF PARCEL FABRIC TECHNOLOGY IN RAS AL KHAIMAH CITY

12:30

PRESENTATION | TAKING DATA FROM MAPS TO ACTION VIA GIS

12:45

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

13:00

NETWORKING LUNCHEON AND END OF CONFERENCE

Agenda

Sponsors and Partners

Official Imaging & Mapping Partner
Panel Partner
Knowledge Partner
Strategic Sponsor
Strategic Sponsor
Strategic Partner
Exhibitor
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Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Industry Sponsor
Industry Partner
Official Logistics Partner

MEDIA Partners

Knowledge Partner
Research Partner
 
Sponsorship Opportunities

SPONSOR & PARTNERS

Get access to key stakeholders involved with geospatial projects in the region and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.
Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project managers achieve their targets. 
Learn about the challenges faced by the region’s key companies and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome them.
Learn about future requirements of geospatial entities and companies and influence decision makers to stand a chance of being shortlisted.

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR THE MENA GEOSPATIAL FORUM?

Solution providers offering the following: 

PARTNERSHIP MESSAGE

If you have a product or service that will be valuable to leading authorities and companies in the MENA regions in the field of Geospatial, please contact us on partnerships@gmevents.ae to find out more about sponsorship packages and opportunities

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