World Future Energy Summit Back to Business Webinar Series

The Webinar Series will demonstrate the importance of continuing to align the economic recovery along with addressing climate change challenges and the priorities set by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. These webinars will examine the biggest opportunities ahead and bring together the key players driving the green recovery agenda.

18 January 2021

19 January 2021

20 January 2021

21 January 2021

The New Energy Economy

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals take on increasing significance, what role can the clean energy sector play in helping countries meet different SDGs beyond affordable and clean energy? Can hybrid, clean energy approaches – in particular using solar, wind, hydrogen and storage - become the new energy economy? This webinar will discuss how countries can continue to invest in their clean energy aspirations, where new growth will come from, and investigate the growing importance of hybrid approaches. 

  • The direct and indirect influence of clean energy on SDGs
  • Government priorities for clean energy projects 
  • Reviewing ongoing energy investments, with a focus on hydrogen and storage
  • Clean energy technology innovations driving development and efficiency
  • The outlook for solar projects in the region - what's next and which are moving forward

Solar Outlook Report

The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) will present the latest edition of its “Solar Outlook Report” to a large international audience looking to deep-dive into the status and perspective of solar energy in the MENA region. By attending this webinar, you will discover:

•         Developments in the past year

•         Expected impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic both in the short and longer terms

•         Driving factors behind further unleashing the solar energy potential.


Hind Almutawa

Director of Electricity & Energy Trade

Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

Carlos Travesedo

Energy Policy Advisor

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

Gurbuz Gonal


Country Engagement and Partnerships, IRENA

Frederic Claux

CEO GCC & Pakistan


Hariram Subramanian


Huawei Smart PV

Ahmed Nada

President, MESIA; Head of O&M,

Masdar Clean Energy

Dr James Nixon

Economist & Head of Thematic Research

Oxford Economics

Martine Mamlouk

Secretary General


Restoring Focus on a Circular Economy in the Aftermath of Global Developments

Focusing on the circular economy of waste, this webinar will look at new value chains within waste, the benefits of recycling and the changing approaches to dealing with waste, including drivers to reduce single-use plastic and how technology will increasingly influence decisions taken in the sector.

  • Strategies for the adoption of the circular economy model
  • Integration of modern technology into waste management
  • Minimising waste production
  • Improving recycling and re-use rates


Khaled Al Huraimel

Group CEO


Eng. Abdul Mohsin Al Katheeri

Acting Projects & Facilities Dept. Director

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center – Tadweer

Franco Lusuriello

Chief Executive Officer

BTS Biogas

Priya Sarma

Senior Sustainability Manager


Riad Bestani

Senior Advisor


Lara van Druten

Founder & CEO

Waste Transformers

Stimulating Economies: Low carbon is ‘Business as Usual’

International companies are increasingly declaring their targets to reduce their emissions and become net zero carbon businesses. As the New Energy Economy ushers in an era of low-carbon government, how do companies play their role? This webinar will discuss how major businesses set targets, how aggressive these should be, how practices could change and what business opportunities and investment this will bring. 

  • Hear how different industries are planning to reduce their emissions
  • What groundwork and planning is needed to become net zero
  • How ambitious should targets be, and who should be involved?
  • What must companies consider when tackling scope 3 emissions?
  • Clean energy technology innovations driving development and efficiency 


Dr Greg Clark

Global Advisor, Cities & New Industries,

Digital Transformation, HSBC

Nicholas Howarth

Research Fellow

Climate & Environment, KAPSARC

Adrienne Doolan

CEO, Green Touches,

Board Member, Global Compact Network UAE

Bruce Smith

Director of Forecasting & Planning

Emirates Water & Electricity Company

Aleyn Smith-Gillespie

Associate Director of Advisory Services

Carbon Trust

Decarbonising GCC Water Networks

As the region's water use increases, not just for its populations and industries but also in support of agriculture, as countries push to increase their food security, how do governments also get more efficiency from water? This webinar will discuss how to decarbonise water supply in the region, through use of lower energy technologies such as reverse osmosis, the future role of renewables in desalination, and how to maximise water reuse.

  • Building sector resilience using renewable energy
  • Maximising the use of recycled water to optimise resources
  • Leveraging the latest technology to help further improve water efficiency


H.E. Eng. Fatima Al Shamsi

Executive Director of Energy Policy

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi

Advisor to the Minister

Ministry of Climate Change & Environment

Prof. Peng Wang

Environmental Science & Engineering

KAUST & Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mohammed El Ramahi

Director, Asset Management & Technical

Services, Masdar

Mohamed Dawoud

Advisor - Water Resources, Environment

Quality, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi