Summit Agenda

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Day 1
19 Nov 2019
Day 2
20 Nov 2019

Opening Remarks

Mhairi Main Garcia

IRENA Report on Gender Representation and Diversity in the Industry

Renewable energy and gender Narrowing the knowledge gap on gender and renewable energy: IRENA’s survey Employment in renewable energy, gender- related findings in the literature and IRENA’s work on the...
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Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi

Keynote Speech

Alia Ali Busamra

Panel: Breaking Barriers for a Seat at the Table and Overcoming Gender Inequality

Panel Topics: What distinct challenges do you face advancing as a leader? What challenges do you face leading all or mostly male teams and what strategies do you use to...
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Carmen Vidal
Meriem Bellizim
Tasneem Bakri
Hind Ahmed Almutawa
Dr. Boutheina Tlili

Panel: Building a Successful Network

Panel Topics: Have you seen unconscious bias directly affect your entry or progress in the field? If so, did you gain any learning take away or lesson from the experience?...
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Stefanie Schachtschabel
Elen Cross
Huda Shaka
Clare Back
Anita Nouri

Closing Remarks

WICE Annual Meeting 2019 concludes with networking – end of Day 1 of the CEBC Clean energy Annual Summit 2019
Mhairi Main Garcia

Opening Keynote Presentation

Dr. Nasser Saidi – Chairman of the CEBC & President of Nasser Saidi & Associates
H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi

Renewable Energy Map for the MENA Region: Challenges vs Opportunities

Ahmed S. Nada
Les Graham
Dr. Raed Bkayrat
Graeme Sims
Dr. Amro Elshurafa
Dr. Hassan Qasem
11:00 am – 11:15 am

Networking break

Energy Efficiency Trends and Best Practices in MENA

Discussion topics: Status quo (State of energy efficiency in the region compared to 5 years back): What has changes in the EE landscape over the last 5 years? What has...
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Iwan Walters
Mustapha Aanzi
Stephane le Gentil
Andrea Di Gregorio
Eng. Faisal Rashid

MENA Climate Finance & Carbon Taxation

Climate Finance initiatives internationally and in the region; Carbon Taxation initiatives internationally and lessons learned for the region; carbon taxation proposals for the GCC.
Christopher M. Cantelmi
Peter Smith
David Ramos
Alex Rousses
H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

Keynote Presentation

Mrs. Habiba Al Mar’ashi

Electric Vehicles Infrastructure & Regulations in MENA: Challenges & Best Practices

What are the challenges that are facing the adoption of the new energy vehicles, and specifically the electric vehicles, in the MENA region? What are the opportunities for electric vehicles...
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Amit Kotecha
Steve Severance
Ridah Sabouni
Samer Alawiye
Stephan Gobert

United Solar Challenge 2021

Information about the United Solar Challenge 2021; Latest technology in the most tech driven competition for university students
Dr. Nabih Bedewi

Technology Innovation Session

Review interesting startups in distributed solar and latest technology in water, alternative in HVAC design and disrupting tech solutions in agriculture. Ghassan El Nimary – Managing Director, EcoStructure International Keith...
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Vahid Fotuhi
Sanjeev Kumar
Keith Gardner
Dr. Ghassan Al-Nimry
Dr. Raed Bkayrat

Closing Remarks

Dr. Raed Bkayrat – Managing Director of CEBC
Dr. Raed Bkayrat

Signage Ceremonies

The CEBC will be signing partnership MOUs with the UAE Swiss Business Council and Global EEE

CEBC Networking Reception

Please note that the networking reception is FREE for CEBC members and AED 120 for Non-CEBC members that can be paid directly to the CEBC team at the reception registration...
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