One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

September 23, 2019

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One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

September 23, 2019

Inaugural Meeting of the ASTM International UAE Chapter

ASTM International, one of the world's leading standards developers, has several memorandums of understanding with Gulf standardization bodies, including one with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) since 2007. Hundreds of ASTM International members and customers are based in the Gulf. As a result, ASTM has established its first International Chapter in the UAE which is intended to develop deeper connections with key stakeholders and create a greater understanding of regional standards needs for the construction industry in the Gulf Region.

The Chapter intends to:

  • Strengthen involvement of UAE and other Gulf technical experts in standards-related activities and events, including those focused on the region’s specific needs
  • Share information on the UAE and the Gulf’s societal needs and emerging trends so that ASTM International can develop solutions
  • Provide a direct link between the UAE and ASTM International

Conference Program

  • Monday, September 23, 2019
8:00 AM

Registration (One & Only Royal Mirage)

9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address

9:45 AM

Key Note Speech

10:10 AM

Event Sponsor

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM

ASTM International Standards to Support Building Energy Efficiency

12:30 PM

ASTM UAE Chapter Advisory Council Members

1:00 PM
1:30 PM

Closing Comments

1:45 PM


Speaker Presentations

Anwaar Al Shimmari, Artificial Intelligence Team Leader, Ministry of Infrastructure Development (Innovation)

Construction Paradigm Shift   Presentation Download

Amer Bin Ahmed, Managing Director, Knauf Middle East

ASTM Journey with Knauf In The Middle East   Presentation Download

Amr S. El-Dieb, Global Inspection Director | Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

ASTM UAE Chapter Advisory Council Members   Presentation Download

R. Christopher Mathis, President, Mathis Consulting Company

ASTM International Standards to Support Building Energy Efficiency   Presentation Download

Taco van der Maten, Marketing Manager at Malvern PANalytical, Chairman ASTM International Board of Directors

Key Note Speech

Contact us

UAE Address

Sesam Business Consultants

Ms. Marleen Vermeulen

Al Shafar Tower 1 (Tecom Area), Floor 20, Office 2006,
P.O. Box 62118,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 4356616


Founded in 1932, by two brothers and mining engineers Alfons & Karl, Knauf is a multinational company with operations in more than 150 production sites worldwide present in more than 60 countries. Today Knauf is one of the world's leading manufacturer of building materials. Blending innovation with more than 75 years of extensive experience, Knauf has secured a leading position in the technology of building board.

Head Office: Knauf LLC
PO Box 112871
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 337 7170
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