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GE and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have come together to launch a new initiative named Partners for Progress on Energy Efficiency. Designed to mobilise action on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions within both public and private sector organisations, the initiative will promote knowledge sharing and discussion at the highest level in Europe and the Middle East.

                                

Agostino Renna, Chief Commercial Officer, GE Energy Management:

"Sharing knowledge and insights is an important part of the process towards creating tangible and lasting change. Our hope is that by creating a safe space for motivated organisations and individuals to come together and debate the real issues and problems, we can help find true solutions to the energy challenges we face today. We recognise that the Foundation has a wealth of experience in this area and believe that combining this with our own expertise will create a really powerful mix."

HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President & CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:

"As an organisation, our mission is to raise awareness amongst people and governments of the impact of human activities on the natural environment and to encourage more environmentally-friendly behaviour. Partnering with GE will enable us to open positive channels of communication with many more public and private sector organisations across Europe and the Middle East."

Speakers

Dr. Carlos Santamarina

Professor, Earth Science & Engineering

Dr. Atif Debs

President of DSI Power

Mr. Abdulla Alshahyari

Director of Conservation and Efficiency at the Ministry Of Energy

Mr. Frank Wouters

CEO of EU-GCC Clean Energy Network

Mr. Saeed Alabbar

Director at AESG

Mr. Iain Campbell

Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute

Dr. Meshgan Mohammed Al Awar

Deputy Chair & Secretary General, Zayed International Foundation for the Environment

Meredith Carson

Head of Content and Experiences at Omnicom Media Group’s Phd

HE Ahmad Al Muhairbi

Secretary General of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE)

Faisal Ali Rashid

Energy Demand Side Director in Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

 

DETAILED PROGRAM

11.45amRegistration
12.00pmNational Anthem
Welcome and introduction of partners - Shereen Mitwalli
Dr. Lance E. de Masi | President of the American University in Dubai
Ms. Dalya Almuthanna | President & CEO of GE Gulf
H.E. Mr. Bernard Fautrier | Vice President & CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Dr. Meshgan Al Awar | Secretary General Zayed International Prize for the Environment
12.45pmLunch and networking
PART ONE – INFORMED
Introduction - Shereen Mitwalli
How do we educate and inspire future generations? How informed are businesses on legislation and regulations? What role can social media play? What is the art of possible in terms of technologies?
1.45pmSpeaker
Mr. Saeed Al Abbar | Chairman of The Emirates Green Building Council
The Future of Energy Efficient Buildings; the journey to where we are today, global best practice and future trends in green buildings.
2.05pmSpeaker
Meredith Carson | Head of Content and Experiences, Omnicom Media Group, Dubai
The business impact of social media and how we can navigate the social media environment to promote energy efficiency and reduce climate change.
2.25pm Q&A
2.45pmStudent Presentation
American University in Dubai students
  • Improving the efficiency of PV solar panels through automated dust removal – Maitha Alhashmi, Maryam Adibi, Sameera Almani
  • Automating fault detection, isolation and recovery in electric power distribution systems - Ebrahim Al Raei, Nasser Al Hashimi, Mohamad Sharet
  • Minimizing transmission line losses in conventional and smart grids - Bassel Hussein, Sara Eid, Rida Salam
3.15pmPanel discussion
Moderated by Agostino Renna | Chief Commercial Officer, GE Energy Management
Dr. Adnan El Nasan, AUD Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Maitha Alhashmi, Ebrahim Al Raei, Rida Salam
3.45pmSpeaker
Mr. Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid | Director, Demand Side Management Supreme Council of Energy Overview of the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy 2030
4.05pmClosing by Ms. Shereen Mitwalli
4.15pmNetworking /Non alcoholic Cocktails
8:30amArrival, Meet & Greet | Teas and coffees
9:00amNational Anthem
Welcome and introduction of partners - Shereen Mitwalli
Mr. Agostino Renna | Chief Commercial Officer, GE Energy Management
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Bin Fahad | Chairman of the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment
9.30amOpening
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
9.40pmSpeaker
HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi | Secretary General, Supreme Council of Energy
Dubai as a role model of transformation of energy supply and demand strategy towards building a sustainable future.
PART TWO - MOTIVATED
Introduction - Shereen Mitwalli
What are the key drivers for behavioral change – and how do we tailor messaging to both consumers and business? Why should businesses invest in energy efficiency?
10.00amSpeaker
Dr. Carlos Santamarina | Professor, Earth Science & Engineering King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
10.20am Speaker
Dr. Atif Debs | President and Founder Decision Systems International - DSI Power, USA
By introducing an effective demand response system, the possible negative effects of the variability and uncertainty exhibited by renewable systems can be circumvented, in addition to the overall improvements in overall system efficiency.
10.40amSpeaker
Mr. Frank Wouters | EU-GCC Clean Energy Network, Abu Dhabi
The Human Factor in Energy Efficiency - Saving energy has many advantages and according to neoclassical economics theory, human behavior should naturally be inclined towards conserving energy. The reality, however, is different and we need to
11.00am Q&A
Dr. Carlos Santamarina, Dr. Atif Debs and Mr. Frank Wouters, hosted by Ms. Shereen Mitwalli
11.20amCoffee break
PART THREE - ACCOUNTABLE (REINFORCED)
The role of policy and legislation to enforce change. Incentives versus regulation and the impact on the wider society. The impact of measurability – from metering to labeling.
11.50amSpeaker
Dr. Meshgan Al Awar | Secretary General Zayed International Prize for the Environment
12.10pmSpeaker
Mr. Abdulla Alshahyari | Acting Director of Conservation & Efficiency Department, Ministry of Energy
Providing an overview of the efforts that UAE is providing towards the subject of efficiency - and the existing and future initiatives of the Ministry of Energy in the field of improving and promoting the energy efficiency.
12.30pmSpeaker
Mr. Iain Campbell | Managing Director Rocky Mountain Institute, USA
How measurement, policy, incentives and regulation can come together with the support of appropriate financial structures to drive change. This discussion will go beyond theory and will showcase the decisions made and in progress in the micro environment of a developing Net Zero Energy community.
12.50pm Q&A
Mr. Abdulla Alshahyari, Mr. Iain Campbell, Dr. Meshgan Al Awar, hosted by Ms. Shereen Mitwalli
1.10pmClosing – Day Two
Mr. Agostino Renna | Chief Commercial Officer, GE Energy Management
HE Mr. Bernard Fautrier | Vice-President & CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
1.30pmLunch and networking

Agenda

Based on the overarching theme of ‘Energy Efficiency in the UAE: an opportunity for sustained growth and global leadership’, the event will explore the three components for successful engagement:

Informed: How do we educate and inspire future generations? How informed are businesses on legislation and regulations? What role can social media play? What is possible in terms of technologies?

Motivated: What are the key drivers for behavioural change – and how do we tailor messaging to both consumers and business? Why should businesses invest in energy efficiency?

Accountable: The role of policy and legislation to enforce change. Incentives versus regulation and the impact on the wider society. The impact of measurability – from metering to labeling.

Register

Please register for the event here

Held from 3-4 February at the American University in Dubai (AUD), the invitation-only EEES will bring together prominent keynote speakers and high-level B2B stakeholders, including business professionals, government legislators and the media.