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10 - 11 June, 2019 Dubai, UAE Visitor registration

Additive Manufacturing Middle East Conference

Additive Manufacturing Middle East, intends to be a deep dive into the present and future transformation of the industry, throughout the implementation of new technologies available. The conference addresses the goals, benefits, and challenges for the different sectors integrating Additive Manufacturing into the realms of Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Ship building & Automotive.

The first conference in Additive Manufacturing, to look at the practical applications, for diverse industries and actual solutions to enhance the transformation and adoptability, all in one conference with a comprehensive agenda.

We are aware of the possibilities for Additive Manufacturing to make contributions in any field. The rapid advances in Additive Manufacturing will bring about significant changes to employment and therefore it is an urgent need to re-skill the present generation of professionals, to meet the needs of the shifting industry.

Date: June 2020
Time: 10am - 5:30pm
Ticket: FREE to attend


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The value of the 3D printing technology based construction sector in Dubai is expected to be about Dh3 billion by 2025. The use of 3D printing in Dubai’s construction sector will increase by 2% starting 2019 and more in the coming years, depending on the development of the technology and its future reliability.

In the medical products sector, the focus will be on developing 3D printed teeth, bones, artificial organs and medical and surgical devices and hearing aids. The value of 3D printed medical products in Dubai is expected to be reach Dh1.7 billion by 2025.

Reports indicate that 3D printing technology will cut construction costs by between 50% and 70%, and cut labor costs by 50% to 80%. In addition, the technology will help reduce waste produced in construction operations by up to 60%, which will reflect positively on the economic returns of the sector and contribute to sustainable development.

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Conference Chairman

Bashar El-Khasawneh
Bashar El-Khasawneh, Associate professor of mechanical engineering, Khalifa University

Bashar is currently the chair of the graduate program at the Mechanical Engineering Department and an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Khalifa University. He served as the Associate Chair for the department from 2013-2016. Before that he acted as an academic advisor for the British University in Dubai to develop an accredited industrial engineering program.

He founded a design and development pre-incubator at the JUST University to train and qualify students to become entrepreneurs. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation Lab at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and a member of the editorial board of IJAER. His current research is focused on developing new concepts of advanced machining centers based on parallel kinematics mechanism and machining in harsh environments by adapting to the environment/geometry and be able to perform machining/welding tasks.


Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh

Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh - Director, Technology Transfer & Partnership- Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

Topic: UAE Building the Future of AM

Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D.

Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D. Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Programs, ASTM International

Topic: Additive manufacturing Standards, Qualification & Certification -Fundamentals of AM Certification -UAE & AM Challenges in certification

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Ph.D., CEng, MICE, Post-Doctoral Associate / Civil Engineering, NYU AD

Topic: The future of materials in the fourth industrial revolution

Dr. Anil Khurana

Dr. Anil Khurana, PwC Partner, US & ME, PWC

Topic: Digital Operations and Product Development: Lessons learned from Digital Champions

Dr. Fathi Finaish

Dr. Fathi Finaish, Aerospace Specialist, Mubadala

Topic: University-Industry Partnership in the UAE and in the MENA Region

Sachin Halbe

Sachin Halbe, Director, PWC

Topic: Additive Manufacturing Industry Report

Ahmad Saleh

Ahmad Saleh, Partner & Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations) - Al Tamimi & CO.

Topic: Innovation in Additive Manufacturing & Intellectual Property Protection

Dr. Bandar AlMangour

Dr. Bandar AlMangour, Researcher, SABIC

Topic: Defining Additive Manufacturing for Industry 4.0

Ahmad Rajie

Ahmad Rajie, Senior Manager of Design, Production and Innovation, Etihad Engineering

Topic: Additive Manufacturing for Airlines & MRO Applications, Challenges & Way Forward

Yazen Sheqem

Yazen Sheqem, Regional Director, General Electric

Topic: Industrial Applications & Industrialization of AM

Martin Hamill

Martin Hamill, Business Development Manager, Kingsbury Gulf

Topic: Additive Engineering in the production environment

Fahmi Al-Shawwa

Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO, Immensa Technology Labs

Topic: Keynote address - State of the Industry

Paul Guillaumot

Paul Guillaumot, CEO, Spare Parts 3D - Singapore

Topic: 3D Printing of Spare Parts: from a good idea to a reality in the field

Ashok Varma

Ashok Varma, CEO, Efesto l Board of Advisors - Additive Manufacturing Society of India (AMSI)

Topic: New solutions in metal 3D printing & generative design helping broader adoption and industrialization

Arch. Stephen Munyao Mwilu

Arch. Stephen Munyao Mwilu, General Manager - Construction Research, Training & Capacity Building, National Construction Authority

Topic: The Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda – Affordable Housing

Trent Mackenzie

Trent Mackenzie, Senior Consultant, KTM Consultants

Topic: Advance of Industrial scale Additive Manufacturing - The Future of Additive Manufacturing

Ashish Panjabi

Ashish Panjabi, COO, Jacky’s Business Solutions

Topic: Panel Discussion: AM Technologies & implementation across different sectors in UAE

Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub, PhD

Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub, PhD, Director, Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center, Khalifa University

Topic: 3D Printed Multi-functional Architected Materials and Systems for Various Engineering Applications

Ruba Al-Nashash

Eng. Ruba Al-Nashash, Founder, 3Dinova

Panel Discussion: AM Technologies & implementation across different sectors in UAE

Karthik Ramamurthy

Karthik Ramamurthy, Regional Director & Head – Consulting, MEA & India, IPSOS

Topic: Innovations & Market Segments

Mohamad El Khatib

Mohamad El Khatib, Plant Manager, CCC

Topic: 3D Printing of Construction Equipment & Heavy Machinery Spare Parts

Suneel Kashyap

Suneel Kashyap, COO & Business Development Manager, Immensa Technology Labs

Topic: Financial aspects of implementing additive manufacturing

Rami Al Ashqar

Rami Al Ashqar, Business Development Manager, Bosch Rexroth

Topic: Opportunity for AM in the Machine & Tooling Industry; Machine tool vs. 3D Printing; AM competing with traditional processes

Axel Fernandes

Axel Fernandes, Additive Manufacturing Production Manager, Immensa Technology Labs

Topic (part of Panel Discussion): providing 3D-printing as a service

Julien Callanan

Julien Callanan, MD, Sinterex

Topic: 3D Printing & Healthcare Applications

Dominic Wright

Dominic Wright, Co Founder, Generation 3D

Topic: Implementation of Additive Manufacturing by Developers & in the Construction Industry in UAE

Jaspreet Sidhu

Jaspreet Sidhu, Business Head, Jumbo 3D Manufacturing

Topic: Additive Manufacturing Challenges & Solutions

Dr. Oraib al Ketan

Dr. Oraib al Ketan, Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Digital and Additive Manufacturing Center (ADAM) - Khalifa University

Topic: Metallic 3D printing: techniques, opportunities and challenges

Vincent Maillet

Vincent Maillet, Operations Manager, Concreative Concrete 3D Printing LLC

Topic: Concrete 3D printing - drawing the future of construction Prowess of robotic and digital solution to enlarge and merge architects ‘ideas with engineers’ constraints

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Why participate?

  • Better understanding of the UAE Vision 2030 for the AM Industry
  • Awareness on newest trends and applications of Additive Manufacturing of the Region
  • Raise Brand awareness & Launch new Products
  • Generate qualified targeted leads
  • Reach new prospects and decision makers
  • Demonstrate company expertise and thought leadership

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Who should attend?

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Additive Manufacturing Middle East conference will be attended by C - Levels, VPs, and Directors from the following industries:

  • Ministries and Government Officials
  • Academics & educational Institutions
  • Architecture and Design Firms
  • Contractors and builders
  • Tech and Solution Providers
  • Business owners, C- level executives, and managing directors looking to expand their market footprint in the additive manufacturing industry
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