Project Management Institute Arabian Gulf Chapter Western Region, Saudi Arabia organized a presentation entitled “Why Science?” on the 29th April, 2012 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah. The presentation was delivered by Dr. Essam Sharaf who is currently the Professor of Highway Engineering, Cairo University. Dr. Sharaf was the former Prime Minister of Egypt (2011) and former Minister of transport (2004 – 2005).
The presentation addressed several topics that directly related to "Science" and its relation to different concepts and activities, including: Science and culture, development and competitiveness, scientific research and technology, research and modern transportation, and NGOs.
The event hosted about 300 participants from different industries and different nationalities. The Egyptian Consul General in Jeddah Ambassador Ali Al-Asheri also attended this event and jointly with PMI-AGC VP Western Region Mr.Hazim Abdul Wahid gave the honorary shield to Dr.Sharaf at the end of the presentation.