The Outlook for GCC Projects

Sponsored by: MEED

Focused on:

  • Projects Market

Date: 14 May


Time: 10AM London / 1PM GST

Emerging opportunities and challenges facing the market

There has rarely ever been more uncertainty in the regional projects market. In 2017, just $120bn worth of contracts were awarded in the GCC, a marginal increase on the $117bn let the year before, and more than 40 per cent lower than the $177bn awarded in 2015. Are we seeing a recovery in 2018?

After three difficult years, the gulf market is finally set for recovery but many challenges remain. Join MEED experts to understand emerging opportunities and how significant the challenges and risks are in the GCC region.

Supported by data and analysis from MEED’s recently launched GCC Projects Outlook 2018 report, MEED experts discuss changing trends and contexts and examine the outlook for projects market in the region.

Given the complicated nature of the market today, the market has never required the latest projects data and analysis more than now.

Register for the webinar to get clarity and context to the complexities faced by project companies and an opportunity to have your questions answered by MEED experts.

Presented by

Richard Thompson,

Editorial Director

Richard Thompson is a leading expert and commentator on business and economic affairs in the Middle East.
As Editorial Director, he is responsible for the content produced by MEED, the world’s leading source of Middle East business intelligence and is a prominent writer and speaker on regional matters.

Since joining MEED in 2003, Richard has held specific responsibility for MEED’s coverage across a wide range of markets including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Libya, reporting and commentating on policy, economics, security, construction, industry, finance, energy and projects.

Richard has a degree in Civil Engineering with Management Law, and a Masters degree in international relations. A proud Scot, Richard was honoured to become a member of the Global Scot international business network in 2017.

Andrew Roscoe,

MEED Energy Editor

Andrew Roscoe is the Power & Water editor for MEED, based in Dubai. He joined MEED in February in 2010 and has been the Power & Water editor since September 2012. He reports, analyses, and comments on all aspects of the power and water sectors in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the political economy of Kuwait.

From 2013-2017, Andrew has written the MENA Power Report for MEED’s research division, MEED Insight. The in-depth report provides analysis and forecasting for the power sector across the region. He has an honours degree in politics and international relations from the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Andrew regularly speaks and presents at conferences across the Mena region on various topics and issues affecting the power and water sector.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Strategic insight from the foremost experts into the current and future size of projects market
  • Analysis of key trends, market drivers and opportunities
  • Clarity and context to the complexities in this fast-changing market


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