Keynote Speakers


Ms. Arvea Marieni Accomplished and highly analytical professional with proven project management, strategy development, market entry and BD skills in several industries in Europe and Asia. Demonstrated expertise in senior board level and political stakeholder management within both public and private sectors. Exceptionally strong cultural awareness and language skills. Proficient in renewable energy, recycling, and waste management the innovative tech application & internet-based business models. Well-versed in political lobbying, EU funding and PPP - Public Private Partnerships.

Dr. Raheem has received her Ph.D. in Construction Management from the University of Florida (UF). She holds multiple master’s degrees in Building Construction, Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering from UF. She is now serving as an assistant professor at the University of Texas, El Paso. Dr. Raheem is an invited member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability at UTEP. She has also been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and has served on multiple committees in the past few years. Dr. Raheem has a research portfolio of close to $1 million with projects funded by various U.S. federal agencies and non-profit organizations such as the U.S.

 Prof. Dr. Akhtar Kalam has been at Victoria University (VU), Melbourne since 1985 and a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science. He is currently the Head of Engineering and Director of Externalization at the College of Engineering and Science, VU. He is also the current Chair of the Academic Board and lectures in the Masters by coursework program in the Engineering Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia. Again, he is the Editor in Chief of Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Dr. Chang Hee Lee,
Head of Department of Environmental Engineering & Energy, Director, Center for Watershed Research Myongji University, 116 Myongji-ro Cheoin-Gu, Yongin-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 449-728, Korea (South) Failure, Dilemma, and a New Attempt: Lessons from Korean Coastal Development Projects.



Dr. Mohd Haziman Wan Ibrahim is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean (Academic and International) in the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He did PhD in field of Civil Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2011. His research expertise is in the Durability of Concrete, Sustainable Construction Materials, Brickwork and Concrete Technology. He has published two books and more than 100 research articles, technical reports and international conference papers. He is also a President of the Concrete Society Malaysia.