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Conference Programme

 







 






 


 
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08:45
  1. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    Electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel-cells, sharing and autonomous vehicles all have the potential to change the way we travel, but various infrastructure challenges stand in the way of their implementati ...
  2. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    With energy storage now a priority for power providers, grid operators and other energy stakeholders, this briefing will analyse the potential impact of a near-term reduction in storage costs on energ ...
  3. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy is a global challenge and a key political priority of the EU. To address this challenge, the EU's biggest transnational research and innovation prog ...
10:00
  1. 30 mins
10:30
  1. 5 mins
10:35
  1. 15 mins
    This presentation will map out the look and role of sustainable cities in the future. It will consider the strategies, policies and infrastructure decisions that governments need to think about to ena ...
10:50
  1. 40 mins
    • Insights
    Taking the themes of the keynote address, this panel will examine how urbanisation trends are influencing present and future cities and how city leaders can ensure they work towards the vision of thei ...
11:30
  1. 15 mins
    • Insights
11:45
  1. 60 mins
    • Insights
    With global population increasing and more and more people migrating to urban areas, that number is only set to grow, placing an intolerable strain on city infrastructure. This panel will discuss the strategies and master-planning that governments must begin developing to ensure the large cities of the future can provide the energy, clean water, transport and waste management services our urban communities need.
12:25
  1. 30 mins
    • Insights
    In arid regions, how do governments ensure the integrity of the food supply, both in terms of imports and livestock and fresh produce grown locally. As populations rise, placing additional pressure on ...
12:55
  1. 5 mins
13:00
  1. 90 mins
14:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Stream B: Investment Opportunities and Hot Markets
    Sub-Saharan Africa's infrastructure needs should be tempting for investors. But political instability, limited regulatory frameworks and low purchasing power are just some of the factors that heighten ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
14:50
  1. 50 mins
    • Insights
    Climate change is forecast to have a profound impact on macroeconomic growth and the performance of countries around the world on multiple levels. These impacts will be widespread, encompassing every ...
15:15
  1. 45 mins
    • Stream B: Investment Opportunities and Hot Markets
    Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt have all embarked upon or are planning ambitious schemes for renewables, using a mix of solar and wind to meet their individual targets. This session will discuss p ...
15:40
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
    The reinvention and connection between infrastructure and mobility will fundamentally disrupt the clean transport model. It will change the way governments and consumers think about mobility, how powe ...
16:00
  1. 40 mins
    • Insights
    Panel: The demand for global sustainable solutions has never been greater, requiring economies to specialize and adapt. This offers enormous opportunities for entrepreneurial startups, and in future y ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Insights
    16:00 – 16:15 Keynote: What does it take to achieve Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy targets?  16:15 – 17:00  Realising Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy targets Panel: Saudi Arabia is expected to invest ...
16:40
  1. 30 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
    New economic realities and shifting cultural patterns are altering people's attitudes towards the concept of ownership. In the not too distant future, when the “sharing economy” goes mainstream, our c ...
17:30
  1. 0 mins
08:45
  1. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    Oil companies are increasingly looking at renewable energy, particularly solar power, as an avenue for business growth. This briefing will discuss the modalities to enable oil companies to embrace ren ...
  2. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    After several years of declining prices, 2017 has seen a reverse with panel prices rising due to a shortage of available capacity. This rise has created uncertainty in the market, particularly around ...
  3. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    The potential of hydrogen to change the global mobility landscape has been debated for years. What are the realistic prospects for hydrogen when it comes to energy supply? This briefing will discuss t ...
  4. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    In the not too distant future, an increasing number of people will be self-sufficient in energy, generating their own electricity and supplying excess power to grid and the community. This briefing wi ...
10:30
  1. 10 mins
10:40
  1. 50 mins
11:30
  1. 10 mins
    • Insights
11:40
  1. 60 mins
    • Insights
    Panel: Technology disruption and digitalisation “Digitalisation”, the mega-trend that will fundamentally impact the way we interact, consume products and do business, is already well underway. Coupled ...
12:40
  1. 15 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
12:55
  1. 5 mins
13:00
  1. 90 mins
14:30
  1. 180 mins
    • Stream B: Investment Opportunities and Hot Markets
    Details to be announced
  2. 30 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
    Drones are increasingly being used in the maintenance of renewable energy assets such as wind turbine blades and photovoltaic panels in solar farms. This briefing will discuss how drones are changing ...
15:00
  1. 45 mins
    • Insights
    Renewable energy systems will be increasingly distributed in the future. Artificial intelligence will offer opportunities within these interlinked, distributed systems, creating demand-side flexibilit ...
15:45
  1. 60 mins
    • Insights
16:45
  1. 30 mins
    • Insights
    Current trends in decentralised design and manufacturing could create new opportunities for the circular economy. This presentation will assess how 3D printing may impact the energy sector through the localisation of production, reducing logistics costs, and the integration technology trends.
17:30
  1. 0 mins
10:00
  1. 5 mins
10:05
  1. 15 mins
    Planning for energy and water efficiency is a central aspect of a sustainable urban environment. This session will provide an overview of how the different aspects of sustainability in urban environme ...
10:20
  1. 40 mins
    Panel: Governments want far greater sustainability within buildings designed for their urban environments. This session will discuss the importance of bringing together engineering and technology skil ...
10:45
  1. 35 mins
    Panel: Manufacturers develop sustainable materials for use in buildings, but are these fit for the harsh climate of this region? This session will discuss when it is important to localise materials, l ...
11:00
  1. 40 mins
    Panel: Smart technologies such as 3D printing will revolutionise the building industry, enabling wider use of efficient materials and faster development times. This session will look at what impact wi ...
11:40
  1. 20 mins
12:55
  1. 5 mins
    To be announced
13:00
  1. 60 mins
14:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Retrofitting Insight
    Retrofits managed by energy services companies allow building owners to pay for the work done through savings on their electricity and water bills. It places the risk on the shoulders of the ESCO, but ...
14:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Retrofitting Insight
    Panel: Several regional governments have ambitious targets for improving the energy efficiency of buildings and have embarked on retrofitting programmes. Other authorities are expected to follow suit. ...
15:15
  1. 45 mins
    • Retrofitting Insight
    Panel: A discussion on which type of buildings best suit retrofitting, best-practice, novel approaches and what market conditions are necessary to ensure success in upgrading a building and making it ...
16:15
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Co-Located Events

  • Solar Expo
  • 1
  • Energy Efficiency Expo
  • International Water Summit
  • 1
  • Eco Waste Exhibition