Save the date: 7 March 2016


The Gulf Cooperation Council Region (GCC) is a regional political organisation comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. These countries represent a population of some 48 million and a GDP of around $1670 billion; major construction and infrastructure spending is planned over the coming years.

In collaboration with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the RIBA Gulf Chapter, the RIBA is holding a one day seminar to explore the opportunities available across the region.

The event, at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place in London on Monday 7 March 2016, is aimed at any architectural practice or built environment professional interested in working or developing business in the GCC.

Delegates will receive an insight into building relationships; doing business; exploring opportunities and dealing with challenges.  In addition, time will be available in the afternoon to network and arrange confidential meetings with a range of specialist advisors, UKTI and country representatives.

Speakers include:

  • Caroline Buckingham - RIBA VP Practice (chair)
  • Mr Abdeslam El-Idrissi - Arab British Chamber of Commerce
  • Sumaya Dabbagh - Chair of the RIBA Gulf Chapter
  • Susannah Poulton - UKTI East of England

The programme of the day is available here.

This event is free of charge for RIBA members (£50 for non-members). Tickets can be booked here.

For more information regarding the event and programme, please contact: Marcus Deeley, Head of International.

For booking enquiries, please contact: Emmanuelle Meunier, International Standards and Regulations Officer.

Partner organisations include UKTI – London, the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, the RIBA Gulf Chapter, the Saudi British Joint Business Council, and the Middle East Association.

Posted on Wednesday 17th February 2016