The Project Controls System Manager at Hill International is one of the much-anticipated speakers of The Big 5 Construct Egypt 2019


The Big 5 Construct Egypt will host Ahmed Esmat Khashaba, Project Controls System Manager at Hill International, as one of the event's speakers this year. Titled "Risk Management; Threats & Opportunities", his CPD-certified educational session will focus on:

  • Meaning of Risk
  • Risk Management Processes
  • Response Plans for Threats & Opportunities

Here's what he told us ahead of the event:

What is construction risk management?

There are many different areas where risk can occur within a construction project. It’s not just limited to safety. There are other types of risks that can succeed or fail the project such as financial, contractual, stakeholder, environmental, personnel, and competitive.
Knowing where risk might come from, knowing the different categories of risk, is it threat or opportunity, and knowing how to plan to respond in a timely manner, is called construction risk management.

How do you develop a risk management plan?

According to PMI, Project Management Institute, there are six steps to develop a risk management plan: plan, identify, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, plan response and monitor risk.

What are the drawbacks of not having a risk management plan?

Not having risk management or poor risk management has the ability to severely impact your business. Whether that’s through a delay to project benefits impacting your revenue and profit streams, or unrealized benefits, overspent budgets, late-running project, client's dissatisfaction, reputational damage or project failure. Poor risk management is something you can’t afford.

Who should attend your presentation at The Big 5 Construct Egypt?

Project Managers, Program Managers, Portfolio Manager, Contract Managers, Business Analysts, Planners & Schedulers, Cost Engineers, Risk Managers PM Academic Institution Lecturers and PM students.

How will they benefit from your presentation?

It enables them to tackle all necessary action to protect their project.

Why is Egypt the best place for construction trade fairs to be held?

The construction sector in Egypt is experiencing the best of times as the government has placed the sector at the heart of its economic agenda, ensuring that there will be plenty of contracts available in the foreseeable future. 

About Ahmed Esmat Khashaba

Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arch. Engineering from Ain Shams University, Diploma's Degree in Project Management from Ain Shams University and a Master’s Degree candidate in Project Management from Liverpool University.

Ahmed has 17+ years’ experience in Project Management Consultancy. He has extensive knowledge of Construction Management, Project Control, Project Planning & Scheduling techniques, Earned Value techniques, Claim analysis techniques, Forensic Planning, Primavera Enterprise and Primavera EPPM professional.

Through his career, Ahmed has been assigned to major Projects with total value (9.8 Billion US Dollars) in three countries as Project Engineer, Planner, Sr. Project Controls Engineer, Planning Manager, Project Controls System Manager and Project Management Consultant.

Ahmed has delivered many seminars and training sessions, workshops, implementation Projects for building project control teams and PMO establishment.


Register to attend for free and get CPD-certification points at Ahmed Esmat Khashaba's session by clicking HERE.

About The Big 5 Construct Egypt

22 - 24 September 2019, Egypt International Exhibition Center


Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct Egypt is the most influential and renowned construction industry event in Egypt. 

The event offers 360-degree solutions for the Egyptian built environment, connecting industry experts, buyers and manufacturers of construction products from all over the world.

With more than 300 exhibitors from over 30 countries, the event also features eight dedicated product sectors and a wide educational agenda comprising of free to attend and CPD-certified workshops.

In 2019, over 240 companies brought hundreds of innovative products to Egypt’s booming construction market. Some 11,000 construction industry professionals attended the event, which also offered 56 CPD certified free-to-attend workshops.


About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

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