Le Royal, Dbayeh, Lebanon
June 11, 2015
8:00 am to 8:45 am

Registration and Reception

8:45 am to 10:15 am

Welcome Speech

Khaled Awad, Chairman and Founder, ACTS & Vice President, ACI

Present and Future Architectural Challenges to Concrete

Elie Gebrayel, Chairman and CEO, Erga Group

Keynote Address

Khaled Chehab, President of the Order of Engineers and Architects (OEA) – Beirut

Networking Break (10:15 am to 11:00 am)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Future Concrete Solutions for Sustainable Construction

Michael Scharpf, Head of Sustainable Construction & Green Labels, Holcim Innovation – Switzerland

Large-Scale Infrastructure and Water Projects: National Outlook

Elie Moussalli, Project Director, Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)

Concrete Durability – A Business Opportunity

Dennis Burns, Director of Business Development, Simco Technologies, Dubai

Lunch Break (12:30 pm to 2:00 pm)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cimenterie Nationale: Vertical Integration in the Concrete Ready Mix Business

Adib El Hachem, Sales and Marketing Director, Cimenterie Nationale Chairman and CEO, Al Sabeh Beton

Awards Ceremony – ACI Art of Concrete Competition

Gina Korek, Materials Engineer, ACTS

New Frontiers in the Design and Strengthening of RC/PC Structures using FRP Composites

Abdeldjelil Belarbi, Professor, University of Houston, USA

Networking Break (3:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Improving Lightweight Usage in Building Construction

Philippe Dame, Chief Operating Officer, Sibline Building Materials

Towards More Sustainable Structures: Recycled Concrete Aggregates, Green Solution

Nariman Khalil, Associate Professor, University of Balamand

Improvements in Concrete Construction

Anwar Antoun, Managing Partner, Civil Minds