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Conference Technical Program and Schedule

The Technical Committee for this conference has developed an informative, dynamic program that will focus on geotechnical engineering for delivering sustainable, cost-effective projects. Click here to view and download the program and make plans to join us in Dubai. 

Schedule at a Glance*

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 – Pre-Conference Set-Up


12:00-17:00         Sponsor Exhibit Space Set-up and Registration
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - Conference Day 1
08:30-9:00          Registration/Refreshments in Sponsor Exhibit Area


09:00-9:15          Welcome and Introductions
09:15-10:00         Keynote Lecture
10:00-11:15         Technical Session 1
11:15-11:45         Coffee and Networking Break in Sponsor Exhibit Area
11:45-13:00         Technical Session 2
13:00-14:00         Lunch Break
14:00-15:45         Technical Session 3
15:45-16:15         Coffee and Networking Break in Sponsor Exhibit Area
16:15-18:30         Technical Session 4
18:30-21:00         Social Reception/Dinner
Thursday, 25 April 2019 - Conference Day 2
08:30-09:00         Registration/Refreshments in Sponsor Exhibit Area


09:00-09:15         Welcome and Introductions
09:15-10:30         Keynote Lectures
10:30-11:00         Coffee and Networking Break in Sponsor Exhibit Area
11:00-13:00         Technical Session 5
13:00-14:00         Lunch Break
14:00-15:45         Workshop Part 1: Risk Based Monitoring for Deep Excavations & Foundations
15:45-16:15         Coffee and Networking Break in Sponsor Exhibit Area
16:15-18:30         Workshop Part 2
18:30-18:45         Closing Remarks
18:30-21:00         Exhibit Dismantle
*Conference Schedule and Technical Program Subject to Change

Meet the Keynote Speakers

The Technical Committee for this conference is now selecting knowledgeable, insightful keynote speakers to share their technical expertise at this year's conference. Soon this website will feature more information on these keynote speakers.

Proceedings Preview

Conference Proceedings Abstracts, which describe the presentations to be given during the conference sessions as well as those provided for publication to add to the body of knowledge the conference topics are providing, will be added to this website shortly.

Just before the conference, registrants are provided with a link to the full conference online proceedings which include the abstracts grouped by session topic.  Additionally, the proceedings website will include copies of the speaker presentation files and biographies of each speaker plus other valuable information such as the list of sponsors and information about DFI, DFI Middle East Chapter and RTA.  Register today to gain access to the proceedings when they are released.


Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Delegates will receive a certificate verifying approximately 12 hours for the two-day conference.

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