The First GCC Engineering Symposium


تحت رعاية سمو ولي العهد الشيخ مشعل الأحمد الجابر الصباح حفظه الله

Under the patronage of His Highness the Crown Prince

Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah


Unifying capabilities for a better future

تــوحـــيــــد الإمكـــــانــيـــــات لـمستقـبــــل أفــضــــل

Conference Center - Kuwait University




With the Support of

Silver Sponsor

Scientific organizer and publisher



Under the patronage the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Gulf States, we are pleased to announce the launch of the first GCC Engineering Symposium “Toward an Interprofessional Collaboration in Engineering Research for Sustainable Prosperity” on October 29-31, 2023, at the Conference Center, Kuwait University. The symposium is held in partnership with Kuwait University and Universities in the GCC.

The main objective of this symposium is to foster dialogue and collaborations across researchers in the engineering disciplines in the GCC to address challenges and pathways for a better future and sustainable prosperity.

The GCC Engineering Symposium will be held in a setting in which all participants can share ideas and solve problems. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear papers and keynote presentations, participate in the panel sessions, engage in professional workshops, and attend social events to provide opportunities for technical interaction and discussion.







Training workshops


Symposium themes

General Topics:

Oil and Gas Industry

Renewable Energy

Water and Food Security

Smart Cities and City Planning

Urban and Transport Planning

Emerging Topics:


Engineering and Economical Transformation Nexus

Engineering Innovation

Green Technologies

Industry 4.0

Sustainable and Resilience Technologies

Climate Change

Advance Automation

Public Health and Engineering Nexus

Who Should Attend?

The symposium welcomes a diverse range of participants, including:


practicing engineers from various disciplines such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and more. Engineers at all levels, from entry-level to experienced professionals.

Researchers and Academics:

Scholars, professors, researchers, and students pursuing engineering degrees or conducting research in engineering-related fields can gain valuable insights from the symposium.

Industry Professionals:

Representatives from different industries that collaborate with or rely on engineering expertise, such as construction, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, transportation, and technology.

Government Officials:

Representatives from government organizations, ministries, regulatory bodies, and public-sector entities involved in infrastructure development, urban planning, or policy-making related to engineering may find the symposium relevant to their work.

Entrepreneurs & Innovators:

Individuals involved in engineering entrepreneurship, startups, or innovative projects can attend to gain insights into the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities in the field.

Consultants & Service Providers:

Professionals offering engineering consulting services, project management, engineering software, or other related services.

Symposium Committees

Chair of Symposium & Organizing Committee:

Dr. Abdalrahman Alsulaili

Department of Civil Engineering
Kuwait University

Program Committee Chair:

Prof. Ameer Ali Al-Haddad

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kuwait University

Workshops & Keynotes Committee Chair:

Dr. Esra E. Aleisa

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Kuwait University

PR & Registration Committee Chair:

Dr. Mabkhout Al-Dousari

Department of Petroleum Engineering
Kuwait University

Website and Communications Committee Chair:

Dr. Abdullah K. Alqallaf

Department of Electrical Engineering
Kuwait University


1 Dr. Mabkhout Al-Dousari Kuwait University Kuwait
2 Dr. Zainab M Redha University of Bahrain Bahrain
3 Dr. Duaij Alrukaibi Kuwait University Kuwait
4 Dr. Abdullah Alibrahim Kuwait University Kuwait
5 Mrs. Bodor Alkahndari Kuwait University Kuwait
6 Mr. Shamlan Al-Kanderi Kuwait University Kuwait
1Dr. Abdullah K. Alqallaf
(Committee chair)
Kuwait UniversityKuwait
2Dr. Abbas FairouzKuwait UniversityKuwait
3Dr. Mubarak Al- AlawiSultan Qaboos UniversitySultanate of Oman
4Dr. Omar Al ZaabiKhalifa UniversityUAE
5Wafa Al-GhatamUniversity of BahrainKingdom of Bahrain
1Prof. Islam ElghonaimyUniversity of BahrainKingdom of Bahrain
2Dr. Khalifa Al HosaniKhalifa UniversityUAE
3Dr. Abdullah Y AlFaifyKing Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia
4Dr. Khurshid AlamSultan Qaboos universitySultanate of Oman
5Prof. Hatem IbrahimQatar UniversityQatar
6Dr. Khalil Abdulrazek KhalilUniversity of SharjahUAE
7Prof. Emad S. Abouel NasrKing Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia
8Dr. Fahad AlrukaibiKuwait UniversityKuwait
9Prof. Fawaz S Al-AnziKuwait UniversityKuwait
10Prof. Khaled AlhazzaKuwait UniversityKuwait
11Dr. Sami HabibKuwait UniversityKuwait
12Prof. Ameer Ali Al-HaddadKuwait UniversityKuwait
13Prof. Ridha GharbiSenior ConsultantKuwait Oil Company
# Name University Country
1 Dr. Majed Masmali Northern Border Univeristy Saudi Arabia
2 Dr. Khaled AlAwadi Khalifa University UAE
3 Dr. Abdullah Al Janabi Sultan Qaboos University Sultanate of Oman
4 Dr. Esra Aleisa Kuwait University Kuwait
5 Dr. Essam Alruqobah Kuwait University Kuwait
6 Dr. Suliman Alqalaf Kuwait University Kuwait
7 Dr. Ameena Al-Sumaiti Khalifa University UAE

Symposium Program

Meet our Headline Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Eesa Bastaki

Dr. Eesa Bastaki

University of Dubai
Dubai , UAE


Prof. Hany A. Al-Ansary

Mechanical Engineering Department
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr.Masoud al-Marri

Director, Food Security Department
Ministry of Municipality

Dr. Khaled Alawadi

Dr. Khaled Alawadi

Expert in Sustainable Urbanism,
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Eng. Manal M. Mansour

PhD researcher in engineering Management at Qatar University، Senior Chief Engineer
Amiri Diwan, Kuwait

Workshop Speakers

Dr. Hector Garcia

Associate Professor of Sanitary Engineering
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education,

Dr. Mustafa Mashal

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Eng.
Idaho State University
United States

Dr Abdullah B. Alshaibani

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering & Petroleum


Conference Center - Kuwait University

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