ICE's newly opened Dubai office and regional team is aimed at both growing ICE's membership within the region and supporting our current membership more effectively.
There are huge opportunities for civil engineers and for ICE across the region with a large number of major infrastructure projects taking place in the next five years that offer significant potential to develop ICE's membership and brand.
The launch of the office was hosted by new ICE President Lord Robert Mair and Director General Nick Baveystock – who formally received ICE's new trade licence from the Dubai Chamber.
Guests included local ICE members, ICE Fellows, committee members, professional reviewers, partners and representatives from industry and academia, graduate and student chapter representatives.
Robert and Nick's regional visit also included several high profile meetings with VIPs including Her Majesty's Ambassador to the UAE Philip Parham, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai Paul Fox, and a number of senior Emirati officials.
Next year ICE is producing a video, 'Get Chartered', to encourage more engineers in the region to pursue CEng qualification, the gold standard which provides a competitive advantage to organisations and individuals.
UAE and the wider Gulf region offers one of the most fertile international markets for ICE. There are 500,000 western expatriates in the UAE, including over 100,000 British nationals.
The Gulf region is one of the world's foremost hubs of construction and infrastructure development.
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