16-17 October 2017
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 – Looking Forward

8:00 - 8:45 Registration, Refreshments And Networking

8:45 - 9:10 Opening Remarks From The Conference Chair


9:10 - 9:40 Implementing PPP To Aid Development Of Healthcare Facilities In The Region

Loay Ghazaleh, Advisor,Ministry of Public Works, Bahrain
Examining the PPP model and how GCC governments can leverage private partnerships to ensure project completion.

  • Important regulations in PPP and guidelines to effectively set upand manage healthcare facilities in the GCC region
  • Guide and best practices in planning and developing healthcare facilities in the region
Understand how to effectively deliver healthcare infrastructure projects under a PPP model

Loay Ghazaleh

Ministry of Public Works, Bahrain

In ensuring the well-being of patients, it’s important to maintain a
safe and serene environment at all times. What safety measure must
be taken into consideration when designing health facilities? Join this
session to find out.

Eng. Anas A Alzaid

Consultant Engineer, Director General of Safety and Security
Saudi Ministry of Health

10:10 - 10:40 New Japanese Coatings innovation to fight the spread of disease

Innovative Anti-Viral solution to protect medical facilities against the spread of viruses such as influenza, H5N1, MERS and Zika.
Additional benefits of air purification and humidity control. 
Solutions to improve the healthcare environment within the Middle East

Sponsored by: Kansai Paint

10:40 - NaN:NaN Networking Break And Refreshments

11:10 - 11:40 Preventative Healthcare As A Driver Of Long-Term Healthcare Design And Investement

Prof Tawfik Khoja, Secretary General,Arab Hospital Federation, Saudi Arabia
GCC countries are implementing mechanisms to improve long-term healthcare. This session takes a deep dive into such mechanisms including:

  • How preventative primary care services are becoming mainstream and how these centres are fostering investments
  • Understand the key strategies in designing and setting up specialised long-term and post-acute care facilities

Prof Tawfik Khoja

Secretary General
Arab Hospital Federation, Saudi Arabia


This session will discuss how healthcare facilities and hospitals are integrating technology across facilities to improve service and enhance patient experience and trust.

Osama Elhassan

Head of eHealth,
Dubai Health Authority


Eng. Anas A Alzaid

Consultant Engineer, Director General of Safety and Security
Saudi Ministry of Health

12:10 - 12:50 Enhancing patient experience through design

Sabine Toma, Senior Clinical Specialist, Healthcare Facility Planner,
Learn about unique ways to maximize design in improving patient experience

Sabine Toma

Senior Clinical Specialist, Healthcare Facility Planner

12:50 - 13:20 Accreditation as a tool to improve healthcare facilities infrastructure

Ibrahim Qamber Al Balushi, Facility Management and Safety ,
After completion, healthcare facilities need to be managed to ensure sustained excellence. This session will provide an in-depth insight on how to:

  • Effectively manage healthcare facilities in the region and adhering to standard operating procedures
  • Utilise available resources when needed to ensure continued service delivery
  • Train key stakeholders on how to use and manage tools, equipment and technology in the facility

Ibrahim Qamber Al Balushi

Facility Management and Safety

13:20 - 14:30 Networking Lunch Break

Curated by the conference Chair during lunch, summary of key sessions and strategic points made during the conference will be highlighted

14:40 - 14:40 End Of Conference Day Two

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.