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.

09.30 - 10.30

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

Keynote: H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy & Industry

Speakers:

H.E. Richard Brabec, Minister of Enivronment, Czech Republic
H.E. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council MENA
Ahmed Al Ebrahim, CEO GCCIA
Yousif Al Ali, Executive Director, Masdar Clean Energy
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
Dr. Waddah Ghanem, Honorary Chairman, EI Middle East
H.E. Dr. Abdullah A. Al Shehri, (Former) Governor, Electricity Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (Saudi Arabia)
Bruce Smith, Forecasting & Planning Director, Emirates Water & Electricity Co
Graeme Lindsay Sims, Executive Director, RSB for Electricity & Water

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15:00 - 16:30

Decarbonisation and Sustainability Development Goals

Speakers:

Mhairi Main Garcia, Partner, Dentons & Vice-Chair, Clean Energy Business Council
Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi, Hon Chairman, Energy Institute - Middle East
H.E. Ali Mohd Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad Energy Services
Majd Jalal Coussa, Director / ES – Energy & Utilities, Etisalat
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

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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

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14:00 - 15:30

Effective renewables integration

Speakers:

Brendan Cronin, Head of Management Consulting Middle East, Afry
Saif Zahed, Business Development and Renewable Energy Business Unit Executive Manager, alfanar
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
Vahid Fotuhi, Vice President, Business Development, Middle East & Africa, Zero Mass Water

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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
Sainee Babee, Vice President, Sales Operations, Siemens Oil & Gas Services

 

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