Thought leadership at MEE

A bespoke industry platform created with the full support of a high-level advisory board, to provide specific market information designed to meet the needs of all our visitors. 6 sessions 40+ speakers 9+ hours of FREE strategic dialogue on the issues core to the long-term development of the region’s power sector.

9:30 - 10:30

Energy in transition, connecting the world: demand, digitalisation and decarbonization

Speakers:

H.E. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council (MENA)
Yousif Al Ali, Executive Director, Masdar
Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, IRENA

Moderator - Andrew Roscoe, Editor – Energy & Utilities, Informa Markets


13:00 - 14:30

Policy vs. technology

Speakers:

Mercedes Vela Monserrate, Associate Director, International Affairs, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Ramy al Ashmawy, Senior Energy Specialist, APICORP
Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Energy, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL
H.E. Dr. Abdullah A. Al Shehri, (Former) Governor, Electricity Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (Saudi Arabia)
Carlos Travesedo, Energy Policy Executive Director, Department of Energy (UAE)
Dr. Waddah Ghanem, Honorary Chairman, EI Middle East
Graeme Lindsay Sims, Executive Director, RSB for Electricity & Water

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15:00 - 16:30

Decarbonisation and Sustainability Development Goals

Speakers:

Andrew Roscoe, Editor – Energy & Utilities, Informa Markets
Pradeep Kumar Singh, Assistant Business Development Director, Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO)
Pri McNair, Regional Head of Client Coverage MENAT, HSBC
Benoit Lebot, International Energy Efficiency Specialist
Markus Strohmeier, Senior Executive Vice President, Regions Solutions and Services, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Middle East
Vahid Fotuhi, Vice President, Business Development, Middle East & Africa, Zero Mass Water

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10:30 - 12:00

Power of digital

Speakers:

Jon Blackburn, Partner (Utilities), PwC
Brian Williams, Energy Natural Resources Industry Advisor, SAP
Chris Blakeman, Senior Implementation Engineer, Enerlytics (Uniper)
Talal Eskandar, Senior Director (MENAT), GE Digital Grid
Amer Arafat, Technical Manager, Dubai Carbon
Ahmed Fateen, Power Systems VP – Gulf, Schneider Electric

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14:00 - 15:30

Effective renewables integration

Speakers:

Brendan Cronin, Head of Management Consulting Middle East, Afry
Suresh Bhaskar, Head of Business Development – Power and Gas Infrastructure MESCAT, Engie
Reem Korban, Associate Professional, IRENA
Madina Mukhanova, Market Manager, Fluence, (A Siemens and AES Company)
Rasheed Sulaiman, Digital and MYA Leader, GE Steam Power
Radek Szewczk, Application Development Specialist – Nomex, DuPont

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16:00 - 17:00

Solar Electric System Design Essentials 

This entry-level PV system design workshop is recommended for anyone new to the solar market and interested in navigating their way into this fast-growing industry.  With a focus on utility-connected PV systems (the largest and fastest-growing market sector), the class begins by introducing primary components, terminology, and applications for solar electric (PV) systems. We will discuss concepts that are critical for good design, and how they are applied in practice. This workshop will provide a solid, basic foundation from which a larger exploration of utility-connected PV systems can be launched.

Speakers:

Kristopher Sutton, Director of Business Development Middle East and Africa, Solar Energy International

 

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10:30 - 12:00

New business models for operating in the energy sector

Speakers:

Rajit Nanda, Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power
Robert Harker, Partner, DLA Piper
Andrew Roscoe, Editor – Energy & Utilities, Informa Markets
Abderrahim Jamrani, Engineering Director, Masen (Morocco)
Luay Khdeir, Regional Development Director, Mott Macdonald
Tim Armsby, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Duncan Allison, Head of Power & Infrastructure, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa Department, EMEA, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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12:30 - 13:30

Panel Discussion: WOMEN IN POWER

Women’s equal participation and leadership is essential to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Females represent half of the global population, yet women account for 17% of senior management roles in the Power and Utilities Industry.

Speakers:

Gurmeet Kaur, Partner, Pinsent Masons & Board Member, Middle East Industry Solar Association
Hanan Bakr, Director, Energy Sector Head – MENAT, HSBC
Prof. Lourdes F. Vega, Director, Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and H2 (RICH Center), Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Khalifa University
Saina Babaee, Vice President, Sales Operations, Siemens Oil & Gas Services
Farida Qtaishat, Technical Officer, Dubai Carbon

 

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