Overview

23, 24, 25 April 2019
 
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Welcome from the Conference Chair
Dr. Salah Dilimi, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai
The DFI Middle East Chapter and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai are proud to invite you to the region's leading technical conference in the field of foundation engineering. The fourth edition of the DFIMEC provides an opportunity for the region’s geotechnical engineering practitioners, academics, and suppliers to exchange information and present the latest developments in the field of foundation design and construction.
 
What You Can Expect
A high-quality technical program covering this year’s theme of Geotechnical Engineering for Delivering Sustainable, Cost-Effective Projects and social activities to promote networking with key industry personnel.  This two-day conference includes keynote lectures by invited experts from across the globe and presentations based on accepted abstracts on the following topics – Ground Characterization, Ground Improvement, Geotechnical Software and Information Systems and Deep Foundation Design Methods, Construction and Case Histories. Day two will include a ½ day workshop on risk Based Monitoring for Deep Excavations & Foundations.
Contact Information
Phone: (973) 423-4030
Fax: (973) 423-4031
 
Payment Instructions
You may register for this Conference using a credit card, check, PayPal, or Wire Transfer. 
 
To make a payment by wire, contact DFI at bookkeeper@dfi.org.
 
All registration rates are in US dollars and inclusive of 5% VAT. All U.A.E. residents/ businesses must pay VAT. 
 
Non U.A.E. residents/ businesses need to complete, sign and submit a waiver declaration to receive a VAT credit.  Download form here.
 
Email signed form to bookkeeper@dfi.org
 
All registrants will receive a proformance invoice when registering online.  A tax invoice with tax registration number (TRN): 100443151400003 will be issued after payment and waiver declaration form if applicable, is received.
Who Should Attend

The conference will be of interest to contractors, developers, agencies, designers, consultants, educators and representatives from local, state and central government and public and private sector organizations, providing a forum for discussion and debate on various technical topics and time to interact with other attendees to learn more about potential opportunities to work together. 

Registration Fees (inclusive of 5% VAT)

Registration fees include session attendance, exhibit attendance, refreshments (two breaks and a lunch per day), social reception/dinner on conference day one, conference bag containing registration materials and handouts, and access to the online proceedings including abstracts, speaker bios and presentation files. 

No refunds are allowed. However, you may transfer your registration to another delegate.  Special circumstances will be considered. 


All registration rates are in US dollars and inclusive of 5% VAT fee. 

U.A.E. residents/businesses must pay VAT. 

Non U.A.E. residents/businesses need to complete, sign and submit a waiver declaration to receive a VAT credit.  Download form here.

Email signed form to bookkeeper@dfi.org

All registrants will receive a proforma invoice when registering online. A tax invoice with tax registration number (TRN): 100443151400003 will be issued after payment and waiver declaration form if applicable, is received

Registration fees must be paid before attending the conference.

2-Day Conference (includes workshop)
Regular Rates
On Site Rates
DFI Member
262.50
315.00
Non-Member (includes DFI membership thru Dec. 31, 2019)
420.00
472.50
Speakers (single concession, one speaker per one presentation)
262.50
262.50
Students (limited to 10)
complimentary
complimentary
DFI Member Single Day Rate (choose April 24 or April 25)
210.00
262.50
Non-Member Single Day Rate (choose April 24 or April 25)
315.00
367.50
   

Organizing Committee

Conference Chairman
Dr. Salah Dilimi, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai
   
Program Chairmen
Nick Chittenden, BASF Construction Chemicals UAE LLC
 
Emad Sharif, Geotechnical Lab Consultants
   
Committee Members
Qaiser Hayat, Jacobs
 
Karim Khalaf, Byrne Looby
 
Mariane Kurban, Jacobs
 
Finlay Leibrick, AECOM Abu Dhabi Regional Office
 
Dr. Ilias Michalis, Arcadis
 
Keith Ryan, Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH
 
Richard Smedley, Mott MacDonald
 
Dr. Giovanni Spagnoli, BASF Construction Solutions GmbH
   

Payment must be received prior to the start of this conference. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, email or fax. No refunds are allowed. However, you may transfer your registration to another delegate.  Special circumstances will be considered. 

 
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