Aramco organises contractors' exchange conference
The Contractor Exchange Forum aims to strengthen the Aramco's partnerships with construction contractors and create a platform to enhance communication between technology providers to meet the challenges faced by the industry.
Saudi Aramco organised the 2018 Contractors’ Exchange Conference under the theme, ‘Deploying Technology for Effective Project Execution’, which hosted more than 400 project management professionals and executives from local and regional contracting companies.
The event aims to strengthen the company’s partnerships with construction contractors and create a platform to enhance communication between technology providers to meet the challenges faced by the industry.
Key speakers from Saudi Aramco and the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) industry shared their views and experiences on the theme of technology and the positive impact on project execution. The event included presentations, panel discussions, and an exhibition by several technology providers.
Speaking at the plenary session, Motaz A Al Mashouk, Saudi Aramco general manager for project management, said: “In this year’s Contractor Exchange Forum, we are focusing on emerging technologies in project and construction execution. It presents an opportunity for our local industry to rapidly advance its competitiveness and capabilities. These advances will help transform the in-kingdom construction industry, providing increased highly skilled career paths for Saudi citizens.”
The strategic contracting model that Saudi Aramco adopts represents a continuation of efforts to support the kingdom’s development. Saudi Aramco's strategy to support the construction sector is not only intended to meet the needs of the company's business at present and in the future, but also reflects its keenness to embody the concept of citizenship in fulfilment of Vision 2030.