Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The Hospital Build & Design Conference is a regional platform for C-levels and government ministers to investors and healthcare planners to come together and discuss all aspects of hospital build, design, equipment and technology to accelerate the process of successful transition to affordable smart hospitals, create more automated and patient-centric healthcare facilities and develop methodology in improving service delivery.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • GCC Healthcare System, Vision and Future Projects

  • Planning a Hospital: Architecture & Design

  • Operating Rooms and Hybrid ORs

  • Technology in hospitals and healthcare facilities

  • Hospital Operational/Management Practices

  • Implementing public-private partnerships (PPPs)

  • Refurbishing & Equipping

Conference Agenda

11:15am - 11:30am

Welcome Address



11:30am - 12:00pm

Building the Digital Hybrid Hospital of the Future

Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki, Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences Company

As global spending on healthcare soars past the seven trillion-dollar mark, new types of medical technologies are required, specifically to increase the overall quality of medical services and to combat rampant medical inflation.


MENA governments are spending billions of dinars, riyals and dirhams on upgrading their traditional healthcare infrastructure. Newspapers are filled with stories on newer, bigger and flashier hospital projects. These cathedrals of care are an important part of the healthcare system, but as the world moves away from antiquated models of care, MENA governments need to also be aware of the latest advancements in medical technologies with a focus on building the Hybrid Hospitals of the future.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Addressing the Operational Commissioning Phase of Hospital Development

Mr. Brad Kellogg, Director, Consulting, for Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, Europe – Middle East – Africa

Historically, the focus of project commissioning has been on testing building systems and equipment rather than flows and processes.  Operational Commissioning is the identification and rigorous testing of clinical processes and flows to identify and address risks before any patients, staff or visitors walk through the door.  In this presentation we will highlight lessons learned from recent hospital activation projects as well as address the key success factors in taking a project from the end of the construction phase to first patient.

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Coffee Break



12:45pm - 1:15pm

Global Delivery, Local Impact: Defining a New Healthcare Brand in the Middle East

Mr. Mohamad Ghaddar, Project Director, PACE Middle East

How does a globally dispersed design team conceptualize and deliver one of the largest and most striking healthcare development projects in the Middle East in record time? The Amiri Diwan and the State of Kuwait commissioned the US-based design firm SmithGroup and local consultancy firm Pace to design the Jahra Medical City. Located 20 miles west of Kuwait City, the 1234-bed, state-of-the-art hospital was designed and delivered to provide a world-class patient experience for the Jahra district in just three years.


The presentation will healthcare planning practices in Kuwait and abroad. Applying data management and BIM collaboration tools allowed the project team to expedite the detailed planning and meet demands of fast-track construction. Employing modular construction for highly repetitive elements such as more than 1,700 patient bathrooms, all ORs, and ICU rooms ensured quality control.

1:15pm - 1:45pm

The principles behind the hygienic cladding of operation rooms

Eng. Mouhand Abobakr, Façade Engineer, Advance Technology Company, Kuwait

Recently in the last two decades, the spreading of epidemic diseases getting increased and the numbers of infections expanded due to many reasons, one of them is the escalating curve of populations all over the world, and the domination of chemical items and products on our life style. Therefore, and according to the research published in 2007 by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States that 99,000 death cases in United States and 25,000 death cases in Europe each year are due to infections. Moreover, operation rooms that represent the first defense line for infection where are high quality of materials that prevent infection to spreading out to the urban area and ensure high health quality for patients.


Therefore, our scope in this presentation are to demonstrate the healthcare principles and materials performance for the room cladding of operation room with considering of bacteria’s and diseases characteristics performance with materials (wall, ceiling and floor) with highlighting the designs aspect that improve and optimize the hygienic standard for room materials cladding and decrease the ration of infection and epidemic.

1:45pm – 2:05pm

Q&A Panel Discussion



2:05pm – 5:10pm

Conference & Exhibition Break



5:10pm – 5:30pm

Major role of technology and equip in major hospitals and healthcare facilities

Dr. Khalid Al-Enizie

Facing complexities to contain in their costs, improve quality, and maximize revenue streams, healthcare organizations have to rethink the way they deliver care. This is where operations management (OM), the science-based management of enhancing products and improve performance plays an integral part in fulfilling these objectives. Our aim is to foster the development of highly reliable organization which can sustain value for providers, patients and other stakeholders involved in healthcare delivery systems.


In the past 2 decades, innumerable advances have occurred in medicine and technology. However, the health care delivery organizations such as hospitals, ambulatory centers and physician practices continues to perform far below acceptable levels in the areas of operational effectiveness, quality, ensuring patient safety and addressing patient needs. In my keynote presentation we explore process mapping and theory of constraints, recent updates in quality improvement methods related to hospitals operations, the applications of quantitative tools in operations management in addition to what are the common challenges facing operating officers in managing their hospitals.

5:30pm – 5:50pm

ICT in Healthcare & Patient Portals

Dr Arzu Numanoğlu AKKAS, Founder, Akalitas

Healthcare is the largest, fastest growing, and most complex industry in the World. Emerging and lower income countries are expected to drive the growth, together with the  expansion of services in developed countries. Yet, most of the countries across the globe are facing a formidable challenge to manage the rapidly increasing cost and accessability issues in delivery of healthcare. Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) market has been growing at a rapid pace over the past few years, as there are high instances of new product introductions and evolving industry standards. Mobile technologies and multi-media devices will further strengthen the deployment of e-health across the globe. In line with the increase in spending, investors are attracted by the industry. The main target of bringing ICT solutions in healthcare is to seamlessly connect all stakeholders such as hospitals, insurance companies, general practitioners (GPs), the pharmaceutical industry and regional public health agencies with patients at the core.

The emergence of non-traditional health services and technology providers from the retail, high-tech, telecommunications, consumer & industrial products (C&IP) sectors is disrupting the healthcare marketplace. Patient portals are examples bearing these technologies.

5:50pm – 6:10pm

Design and budget optimalisation while reaching highest standards and flexibility in highcare and hotfloor area’s

Dutch Health Soluitions & M-Wall, Michael Simon

Discover that functionality forms the layout of critical & hotfloor departments. Taking in consideration the highest standards, with an pragmatic setup and a clear design strategy, those standards are easy applicable with an pragmatic setup of detailing which allows high standards, competitive (lower then usual) budgets and more flexibilities for integration of ongoing new technologies.

Sponsors & Partners


Sales & Sponsorship Enquiries

Jose Eduardo Hackett Coo

Project Executive

Tel. +971 4 587 8627 Ext. 105

Marketing Enquiries

Jerico Jan

Marketing Executive

Tel. +971 4 587 8627 Ext. 103


Wednesday - Thursday, 4-5  March

10:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday, 6 March

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, 7 March

10:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Hall 5-6, Kuwait International Fair, Mishref


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