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1 -   (Wednesday, April 17, 2013)

  Time Topic
08:00 AM Registration and Networking
09:00 AM

Keynote: Affordable Housing for GCC Nationals

Mr. Iseeb Rehman

Managing Director

Sherwoods Property

10:00 AM

21st Century Housing Challenges for GCC Nationals

  • GCC Population Projections and needs in 2020 – 2030 – 2050
  • Solutions for a Sustainable Nation
  • Affordable Housing Strategy
  • Rural Housing Development Strategy

Mr. Gamal Al Sayed Dorrah

Managing Director

Nile Air Conditioning Trading & Installation Co. L.L.C

11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 AM

Case Study - Social Housing in Bahrain

Mr. Sami Abdulla Buhazza

Assistant Undersecretary for Housing

Ministry of Housing Bahrain

12:15 PM

Analyzing the opportunities for private developers to enter the affordable housing sector, with Special reference to Saudi Arabia

  • Reviewing difficulties developers experience in the housing sector and how they overcome the most critical challenges
  • Understanding the developer’s role in the real estate market and what responsibilities they carry in supplying affordable homes

Mr. Morne Fourie

Director of Design & Development

Meeras Development

1:30 PM Lunch and End of Day 1

2 -   (Thursday, April 18, 2013)

  Time Topic
08:30 AM

Registration and Networking

09:00 AM Panel Discussion: GCC Housing and Real Estate Financing and Loans Challenges: 
  • GCC Real Estate Industry Future Challenges and Opportunities
  • Future Investment Challenges
  • GCC Property Regulations

Mr. Morne Fourie

Director of Design & Development

Meeras Development

Mr. Sami Abdulla Buhazza

Assistant Undersecretary for Housing

Ministry of Housing Bahrain

Ms. Roberta Di Siena

Managing Director

R. Di Siena Consulting JLT – Dubai

11:00 AM

Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 AM

Delivering Affordable Housing in the GCC Through Community Creation and Sustainable Development

  • The role of the master plan in affordable housing
  • New sustainability standards in the GCC
  • The unique demographics of the GCC
  • Delivering the housing mandate

Ms. Rudayna Abdo

Senior Advisor

OTAK International

12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Regional Housing Loans and Mortgage Industry Challenges and its Effect on Future Housing Development 

  • Consumer, loan and mortgage industry partnership
  • Criteria to measure the success and failures
  • Bridging the gap: The importance of understanding the culture of loan and mortgage efficiency and ethics

Mr. Gamal Al Sayed Dorrah

Managing Director

Nile Air Conditioning Trading & Installation Co. L.L.C

Mr. Morne Fourie

Director of Design & Development

Meeras Development

1:15 PM Lunch and End of Conference