Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2018: Members of the Italian construction fraternity met at the Italian Architectural Engineering Congress to discuss the perspectives and opportunities in the UAE construction market. The event was organised under the patronage of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UAE (IICUAE) and was held from April 29 to 30, 2018.
Speaking at the event, H.E. Liborio Stellino, Ambassador of Italy in the UAE, said: “There has always been a strong synergy between Italy, UAE and Dubai, in particular. I thank the organisers for putting this event together to bring all stakeholders and prestigious players together, as well as offering them perspectives of the local construction market.”
Stellino added that UAE and Italy have always worked closely over the past decades, especially in the field of architecture, engineering and construction. “I don’t exaggerate when I say that from the very foundation of the UAE, the best Italian minds have contributed a lot for this country. There are multiple construction projects in the UAE that stand testimony to Italian architecture and engineering,” he said.
Speaking at the sidelines of the conference, Giuseppe Ronchi, First Officer Advanced Service, IICUAE Dubai, said: “We chose the theme ‘Welcome to Dubai 2050’ because we want our dedicated community of Italian engineers and architects to understand the panorama and future of the Dubai construction market, which is very huge, complex and competitive.”
Ronchi said that the UAE construction market, despite its challenges, has a lot of potential and opportunities and the IICUAE will continue to play its role of educating and encouraging the Italian construction professional community to introduce Italian architecture for iconic buildings in the country. Ronchi added, “The scope of the Congress was to offer strategy and technical presentations in order to motivate professional companies to come into this market. We want to repeat the Italian experience in UAE.”