SPEAKER INTERVIEW: ANTONIS SLICHER

In talks with Antonis Slicher, Project Director, MHPM Project Managers

The Big 5 hosts Antonis Slicher, the Project Director at MHPM Project Managers, as a key speaker of the event's Project Management Talks. Part of a broad complimentary and CPD certified agenda dedicated to educating and empowering construction professionals, Antonis Slicher's session is titled "Program vs Project Management – What is the difference?" and takes place on November 25 at 12:00 - 12:45 hrs.

Antonis Slicher
Antonis Slicher


Here's what Antonis Slicher, Project Director, at MHPM Project Managers revealed us ahead of the event:

What is the difference between Project Managers and Program Managers?

Project Managers manage a single effort with a focus on scope, program and resources to create a unique product, service or result. Program Managers manage a collection of interrelated and often interdependent projects delivered as a single package.

What are the steps required to become a successful Project Manager?

Certainly a construction related higher education degree to begin with. Prior experience working with a contractor provides invaluable insight into the complexities of construction and is recommended.

What are the steps required to become a successful Program Manager?

The starting point would be a construction related higher education degree. It would be preferable for a Program Manager to initially spend a few years as a Project Manager on a handful of projects to obtain experience in project delivery, from design to tender to construction. This would provide this individual with the appropriate tools and experience to become a successful Program Manager.

What can industry professionals expect to learn at your session at The Big 5?

A bit more insight into the often misunderstood realm of Program Management, along with some guidance for construction professionals who are interested in moving to a program management role.

Why is it important for events such as The Big 5 to offer free education to construction professionals?

As an industry we can only get better by openly sharing our knowledge and experience.

About Antonis Slicher -

Antonis is a Project Director at MHPM Project Managers and until recently was leading the team providing Project Management Support Services to the Jumeirah Group.

With more than 22 years’ experience in project and program management, Antonis has led projects with a collective value of over AED 75 Billion. His portfolio includes mixed-use developments, major infrastructure, hospitality, education and oil & gas projects.  He combines solid project and program management, teamwork and robust stakeholder management skills to ensure that projects are delivered successfully. His portfolio of large hospitality and mixed-use projects is a testament to his project management strengths.

You can hear more from Antonis Slicher at the Project Management Talks on 25th November, 12:00 - 12:45.

Register online to attend the event for free at THIS LINK.

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About The Big 5

25 - 28 November 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 is the region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry.

Since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of the Middle East and African markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the region.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the event is set to support construction companies through a shifting economic landscape, boost business, launch the latest building solutions, educate industry professionals, and foster best practices championing technological innovation. 

For the first time, The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle. Not only does it showcase products across six dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construction Technology & Innovation, and the all new Offsite & Modular Construction.

It also runs alongside six specialised events enabling industry professionals to source products from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.

Beyond bringing to Dubai over 20,000 innovative building solutions to over 68,000 expected visitors, the seven co-located events provide more than 220 complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

In order to promote technological innovation in the construction sector, the event also features The Big 5’s Start-Up City, the Live Innovation Zone, and the FutureTech Construction Summit, among others.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. Free online registration closes on 24 November 2019; 200 AED entrance fee will be charged to non-registered visitors.

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To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae


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We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

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