Hospital Build & Design Conference

Wednesday, 7 October 2020


The Hospital Build & Design Conference is a regional platform for C-levels and government ministers to investors and healthcare planners to come together and discuss all aspects of hospital build, design, equipment and technology to accelerate the process of successful transition to affordable smart hospitals, create more automated and patient-centric healthcare facilities and develop methodology in improving service delivery.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • GCC Healthcare System, Vision and Future Projects

  • Planning a Hospital: Architecture & Design

  • Operating Rooms and Hybrid ORs

  • Technology in hospitals and healthcare facilities

  • Hospital Operational/Management Practices

  • Implementing public-private partnerships (PPPs)

  • Refurbishing & Equipping

Conference Agenda

11:15am - 11:30am

Intelligent solutions for the OR of the future

Mr. Thomas Fritsch, CEO, HT Group GmbH

Forward-looking developments and innovations in medical engineering and operating methods make modern, flexibly constructed ORs indispensable. Intraoperative imaging is steadily increasing in importance. 


Various diagnostics methods can be put to use in a Hybrid OR, such as MRT, CT or angiography examinations, as a result of which various hybrid devices are required. These range from mobile C-arms to robot-controlled, bi-directional angiography units or MRT devices fitted to running rails.


A number of aspects must be taken into consideration in the planning and construction of a Hybrid OR. Not only the requirements for radiation protection must be taken into account but also the type of device, the integration of light and data, imaging and hygiene regulations have a great influence on the planning and installation. The strength of the radiation protection must be adjusted according to the hybrid device installed. Where a ceiling-mounted type is used, a strengthening of the ceiling construction is mandatory in order to bear the weight. Long pathways and amounts of movement lead to a high risk of collision which can be avoided by a clear and accurate 3D visualisation before beginning construction.

11:30am - 12:00pm

Building the Digital Hybrid Hospital of the Future

Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki, Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences Company

As global spending on healthcare soars past the seven trillion-dollar mark, new types of medical technologies are required, specifically to increase the overall quality of medical services and to combat rampant medical inflation.


MENA governments are spending billions of dinars, riyals and dirhams on upgrading their traditional healthcare infrastructure. Newspapers are filled with stories on newer, bigger and flashier hospital projects. These cathedrals of care are an important part of the healthcare system, but as the world moves away from antiquated models of care, MENA governments need to also be aware of the latest advancements in medical technologies with a focus on building the Hybrid Hospitals of the future.

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Coffee Break



12:45pm - 1:15pm

Global Delivery, Local Impact: Defining a New Healthcare Brand in the Middle East

Mr. Tarek H. Shuaib, CEO & Mr. Mohamad Ghaddar, Project Director, Pace

How does a globally dispersed design team conceptualize and deliver one of the largest and most striking healthcare development projects in the Middle East in record time? The Amiri Diwan and the State of Kuwait commissioned the US-based design firm SmithGroup and local consultancy firm Pace to design the Jahra Medical City. Located 20 miles west of Kuwait City, the 1234-bed, state-of-the-art hospital was designed and delivered to provide a world-class patient experience for the Jahra district in just three years.


The presentation will healthcare planning practices in Kuwait and abroad. Applying data management and BIM collaboration tools allowed the project team to expedite the detailed planning and meet demands of fast-track construction. Employing modular construction for highly repetitive elements such as more than 1,700 patient bathrooms, all ORs, and ICU rooms ensured quality control.

1:15pm - 1:45pm

The principles behind the hygienic cladding of operation rooms

Eng. Mohanad Abobakr, Façade Engineer, Advance Technology Company, Kuwait

Recently in the last two decades, the spreading of epidemic diseases getting increased and the numbers of infections expanded due to many reasons, one of them is the escalating curve of populations all over the world, and the domination of chemical items and products on our life style. Therefore, and according to the research published in 2007 by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States that 99,000 death cases in United States and 25,000 death cases in Europe each year are due to infections. Moreover, operation rooms that represent the first defense line for infection where are high quality of materials that prevent infection to spreading out to the urban area and ensure high health quality for patients.


Therefore, our scope in this presentation are to demonstrate the healthcare principles and materials performance for the room cladding of operation room with considering of bacteria’s and diseases characteristics performance with materials (wall, ceiling and floor) with highlighting the designs aspect that improve and optimize the hygienic standard for room materials cladding and decrease the ration of infection and epidemic.

1:45pm – 5:10pm

Conference & Exhibition Break



5:10pm – 5:30pm

Automation of patient experience and its impact on healthcare ecosystem

Haitham A. Elmasry , Director of Patient experience and Business Center, HAMG, Hussein AlAli Medical Group – KSA

Automated patient experience is becoming one of the most significant drivers in the transformation of health. According to Gartner, automated healthcare could account for up to 85% of all healthcare customer experiences by 2020. There is a major shift underway from manual to automated patient experience leveraging “conversational AI” that is enabling care management programs to be dynamic, evidence-based, and personalized, thus creating new value opportunities in healthcare.


3 main concepts in automation of patient experience may become the main drivers of the next leap. Patient networking, service customization, Care at reach.


Using AI in developing health communities will facilitate Patient Networking and positively help healthcare providers to customize their service (Service Customization) offering based on the real patient needs Also may find unique solution to deliver the medical services at the right time Every time   this is our story about HAMG PX.

5:30pm – 5:50pm

ICT in Healthcare & Patient Portals

Dr Arzu Numanoğlu AKKAS, Founder, Akalitas

Healthcare is the largest, fastest growing, and most complex industry in the World. Emerging and lower income countries are expected to drive the growth, together with the  expansion of services in developed countries. Yet, most of the countries across the globe are facing a formidable challenge to manage the rapidly increasing cost and accessability issues in delivery of healthcare. Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) market has been growing at a rapid pace over the past few years, as there are high instances of new product introductions and evolving industry standards. Mobile technologies and multi-media devices will further strengthen the deployment of e-health across the globe. In line with the increase in spending, investors are attracted by the industry.


The main target of bringing ICT solutions in healthcare is to seamlessly connect all stakeholders such as hospitals, insurance companies, general practitioners (GPs), the pharmaceutical industry and regional public health agencies with patients at the core.

The emergence of non-traditional health services and technology providers from the retail, high-tech, telecommunications, consumer & industrial products (C&IP) sectors is disrupting the healthcare marketplace. Patient portals are examples bearing these technologies.

5:50pm – 6:10pm

Design and budget optimalisation while reaching highest standards and flexibility in highcare and hotfloor area’s

Dutch Health Soluitions & M-Wall, Michael Simon

Discover that functionality forms the layout of critical & hotfloor departments. Taking in consideration the highest standards, with an pragmatic setup and a clear design strategy, those standards are easy applicable with an pragmatic setup of detailing which allows high standards, competitive (lower then usual) budgets and more flexibilities for integration of ongoing new technologies.