Construction Technology Festival 2021 opens its physical doors in June

Dubai – Construction Technology Festival (CTF) is back for its third edition. The highly-anticipated physical event will be hosted in person on June 1 and 2, 2021. With 200+ attendees, the event gathers global Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) leaders to share new digital methods that help design, build and operate assets better, and deliver projects more efficiently, quickly, sustainably and safely.

CTF will bring insights from 60+ renowned speakers to the fore as they shed light on the technologies that worked for them and how companies can implement these tools. With 10+ digital disciplines taking centre stage, insights from digital leaders in the AEC industry will help propel growing companies to success by embracing digital transformation.

On June 2, CTF will host the first of its kind Construction Technology Awards to celebrate best-in-class use and leadership of technology within the built environment. Over 50 shortlisted projects, organisations, and people will compete across hotly-contested categories including Digital Transformation, BIM Implementation and Construction Technology Leader of the Year.

CTF is organised by Ventures Connect, a partnership between b2b Connect and Ventures Middle East, two businesses committed to empowering companies across the MENA region while enabling critical connections with key stakeholders and decision makers across various industries.

Why attend CTF?

CTF 2021’s theme is embracing innovation and sustainability within the built environment. Prior to COVID-19, the AEC industry was on the cusp of a new industry 4.0 era. While a host of digital trends were already in motion, they were rapidly expedited by the pandemic. Safety and cost control are now more important than ever, and CTF is where key players can discuss strategies and solutions to bring greater efficiency and resilience to the industry. Embracing the opportunity to reimagine the industry’s future, attendees can explore best-in-class methods to enrich their businesses.

For those looking to register for the event, it’s not too late.

Meet the speakers and partners

Attendees can expect to explore pressing industry topics as 60+ speakers take to the stage; including prestigious organisations like Red Sea Development Company, Amaala, Dubai Municipality, Saudi Aramco, ASGC Construction, CallisonRTKL, ICD Brookfield Place, AECOM and more as part of the lineup.

Agenda topics include Digital Transformation, advanced applications of BIM, Offsite Manufacturing and Productised Construction, AEC Data, Digital Twins, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, 3D Printing, among others.

CTF is supported by a reputable range of partners including Joblio, Knauf, SpaceMaker, Traxxeo, Conser Group, Amana / Dubox, Everest Industries, Aksa Generators, Trans Gulf, Ideal Standard, Tenderd, Bloqwork Technology, Wrench Solutions, Dell Technologies and Wakecap.

CTF is supported by Headline Partner, Joblio

CTF is supported by its Headline Partner, Joblio, a technology-based platform and compliance engine that facilitates ethical recruitment.

Joblio is entering the UAE market, debuting its company to regional industry stakeholders at CTF. It aims to disrupt the region’s labour market by digitising the ecosystem, introducing ethics, transparency and efficiency.

In the spotlight will be Jon Purizhansky, the CEO and founder of Joblio and David Arkless, Chairman. Mr. Arkless is a regular advisor to governments in the United States, several European countries, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the founder of the Future Work Consortium, former president of the board of End Human Trafficking Now, co-chairman of the Business Coalition Against Trafficking, board member of the Education for Employment, and initiator of the UK Modern Day Slavery Act.

With the creation of the National Human Rights Authority, the UAE has identified a need for greater protection of migrant workers as part of its goal to empower vulnerable segments of society.

Since much of the UAE’s construction workforce is made up of people who are impoverished and cannot read, new laws to protect their rights are vital in the nation’s journey to ethical recruitment.

Jon Purizhansky, CEO and founder of Joblio says, “Joblio will help eliminate fraud within the global industry of international relocation of migrant workers. This will be done by using a platform that directly connects employers with foreign job applicants, leaving middlemen out of the picture. This complements the UAE’s mission to safeguard migrant workers’ rights, bringing the construction industry closer to ethical recruitment”.

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About Ventures Connect:

Ventures Connect is a partnership between b2b Connect and Ventures Middle East, two businesses committed to empowering companies across the Middle East and Africa Region while enabling critical connections with key stakeholders and decision makers across various industries.

b2b Connect provides content development across a range of business-to-business formats. It owns, designs, manages and produces events for a range of industry-leading clients in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT). Run by senior media professionals, b2b Connect has a track record of creating innovative and market-driven business-to-business solutions. It also delivers sponsorship and exhibition revenues, conducts industry research and trend analysis, delivers market scoping and commercial validation, and organises trade missions and b2b meetings.

Established in 2002, Ventures Middle East (VME) is an international management consulting company providing strategic business advisory services across the GCC and the wider MENA region. Since inception, its multinational executive leadership team has empowered clients with access to an established business network, market insights and the competitive edge necessary for success. VME covers all sectors and industries and provides unparalleled customized analysis and superior strategic insights.

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Joblio’s technology-based platform disrupts the current international labor migration industry by introducing transparent and new compliance methods, thereby optimizing operations and creating new revenues for employers.

Today’s global labor migrant industry is a non-transparent, inefficient, and corrupt monolith run by shady middlemen who sell grossly misrepresented or even non-existent job opportunities to labor migrants. It is an understatement that the current system has multiple inefficiencies and losses. It causes pain to all the existing ecosystem members – employers, labor migrants, and governments alike. Migrant workers across various sectors, industries, and occupations face the risk of exploitation linked to unethical recruitment and employment practices that place workers in vulnerable situations, such as debt slavery or working in forced labor conditions.

Joblio disrupts the status quo by introducing transparency, efficiency, and compliance. By introducing its Ethical Recruitment Platform, which directly connects companies with jobseekers, Joblio creates benefits for all ecosystem participants. Our technology combined with our professional understanding of international migration laws and deep knowledge of the global recruitment landscape allows employers to efficiently and transparently hire staff from other countries.

Unlike traditional employment agencies or recruitment companies, the Joblio platform lays out new standards in the labor market and implements transparent and effective methods in international recruitment. You gain unlimited access to thousands of potential employees – permanent, temporary, or seasonal – for all levels of positions, from basic to managerial. You can find employees not just from Central and Eastern Europe, but also non-European markets: Africa, India, Asia, and Latin America.
The platform allows employers to connect directly with employees through one global Joblio recruitment network, using a filter based on location, experience, and availability that helps make employers search easy to find a suitable candidate.

The biggest assets of the Joblio platform are:

  • Operational efficiency optimization and revenue flows increase
  • Direct access to verified job applicants with no agents or middlemen involved
  • Streamlining work permit applications via a centralized and efficient collection of applicants’ data
  • Ethical Recruitment – free of charge for employees
  • The employer does not take on the costs of recruitment
  • Selection of applicants by skill-set, country of origin, and other factors
  • KYC and Identity Verification for all employees

Principles of cooperation between Joblio and the employer

One of the benefits of using Joblio is that the employer pays a salary directly to the employee. As a result, the employer does not incur additional, unforeseen, and previously unknown costs related to the recruitment of employees. The employee is able to see his final salary in the app. This transparency not only has a positive influence on employees’ outlook and work efficiency, but it also protects their human rights by ensuring that they are no longer cheated by unscrupulous middlemen.

The wage offered to an employee on a platform has to be in compliance with a binding law in a country (except in special cases, e.g. auxiliary work with the harvest, the wage cannot be lower than the minimum wage).

The employer settles up with the Joblio platform once a month. The basis of settling accounts is a list of workers who are hired by the platform, the number of working hours they worked or collected kilograms (e.g., the number of kilograms collected by the above-mentioned employees in a given month).

The procedure

  1. Joblio makes an appraisal of the demand for employees with the employer. We analyze the required competence needed and position profiles, as well as other expectations toward job candidates, including the level of compensation.
  2. We present our offer to the employers.
  3. Employer executes a contract with Joblio platform.
  4. The employer publishes (with our help) his job offer on our platform, and the prospective job applicants can see employers’ offers by browsing the Joblio App.
  5. After the employer publishes a job offer, candidates can search for it according to their own criteria, using a set of filters, making sure that the position received meets their needs and expectations.
  6. We contact our local foreign partners for the most effective possibility of recruiting candidates according to the orders received. Joblio maintains representatives globally who assist with regards to selection, job interviews, background verifications and reference checks, and applicant’s skill tests.
  7. The employer selects employees who have declared their willingness to work.
  8. The employer is able to select candidates among the applicants who have applied for the open employment positions.
  9. The employee processes the selected employees’ applications for the Work Permits in compliance with applicable laws of the host country. Joblio facilitates and catalyzes this process by collecting applicants’ data and documentation swiftly and efficiently.

Additional free services

Joblio provides assistance to the employers throughout the process of revocation/migration and then throughout the period of migrants’ employment. In addition, we educate employees about the culture, customs, and laws of the host counties.

We assure that all applicants will undergo a medical examination 48 hours prior to arrival (including COVID-19 tests).

On the day employees begin work, employers will be assisted by Joblio representatives, who are contact persons for them during these employees’ employment with your company. We are launching a special hotline for this purpose. If the employee does not match employer requirements, a replacement easily can be found on the Joblio platform within a brief window of time.

To create optimal efficiency, the Joblio platform provides employees with the ability to seamlessly and affordably transfer money back home.

Joblio creates a win-win solution for employers and workers alike.
Join us today and experience a completely new and cost-effective way of recruitment process!

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