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Strategic Summit at CGHM2024

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2024 Strategic Summit Agenda

​April 24, 2024

Day 1 Morning - Plenary Conference Market & Collaboration

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

09:10 - 09:20 (10 mins)

[Opening Ministerial Keynote] UAE Net Zero 2050

HE Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (Confirming)

09:20 - 09:30 (10 mins)

[Netherland Keynote] How the Netherlands is Fueling a Green Hydrogen Future

Dr. M.G. Michel Heijdra
Vice Minister for Climate and Energy

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Netherlands

09:30 - 09:40 (10 mins)

[Korea Keynote] Empowering Tomorrow : South Korea's Pioneering into green hydrogen

Mr. Hwan-Chin CHOUNG
Director of the Global Green Project Team
Ministry of Environment, Korea

09:40 – 09:50 (10 mins)

[Japan Keynote] Japan's Vision and Action Towards Hydrogen-Based Economy

Hiroshi Hasegawa
Special Advisor to the Minister

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan

09:50 - 10:00 (10 mins)

[Guest of Honor Welcome] MENA's Hydrogen Economy Outlook

Marco Arcelli
Chief Executive Officer

ACWA Power

09:50 - 10:40 (50mins)

[C-Suite Panel] Unlocking the Global Hydrogen Potential

  • Identify the sectors leading the net-zero transition

  • Evaluate the flexibility of hydrogen as an energy carrier

  • Evaluate the payment models in the hydrogen industry (CapEX, OpEX)

  • What's needed to support the long-distance distribution of Hydrogen? 


Joerg Doerler 
Partner, Energy Strategy Lead

Deloitte Middle East


Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi
Chief Green Hydrogen Officer


Nicolas Poirot 
CEO Africa Middle-East & India

Air Liquide

Stephan Gobert
Senior Vice President - hydrogen, AMEA


Driss Berraho
Vice President, Business Development Green Hydrogen 

ACWA Power

Wesam Alghamdi
Chief Executive Officer

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company

Coffee Break & Exhibition

11:10 - 12:10 (60 mins)

[Executive Panel] Building an International Partnership for MENA's Thriving Hydrogen Economy

  • Promoting collaboration in policy and regulatory frameworks to create an enabling environment for the global hydrogen economy

  • Hydrogen strategies: envisaging strategic technology and global energy partnerships to offer favourable conditions for the green Hydrogen production

  • Establishing a global hydrogen market for cross-border trade of hydrogen and its derivatives

  • Facilitating the development of a global hydrogen infrastructure network


Lynn Ammar



Nikunj Gupta
Vice President New Energies Technical & Projects

Alexios Zachariadis
Partner, Energy Transition M&A

Deloitte Middle East

Siddharth Malik
Chief Executive Officer

Vulcan Green Energy

Markus Exenberger
Executive Director

H2Global Foundation

Oliver Pfann
Senior Vice President EMEA 

12:10 - 12:20 (10 mins)

[Keynote] Generating a Cleaner Future with Hydrogen

Ahmed Hababou
President, Middle East & India

Air Products

12:20 - 12:40 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Hydrogen: new business models and financing

Tarek Helmi
Partner, Future of Energy and Global Hydrogen Lead


12:30 - 12:50 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Reserved for Smartenergy

Senior Representative



14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

[Panel] MENA as the Largest Hydrogen Supplier: Establishing Global Hydrogen Trade Network

  • Discussing the mutually recognised robust and tradeable certification schemes for hydrogen

  • Fostering international cooperation and building longterm partnerships to ensure the energy safety and reduce the cost

  • Building infrastructure for cross-border trade

  • Setting up Internation shipping routes for hydrogen Trade


Javier Doblas

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)


Atsushi Suzuki
President & CEO

Marubeni Middle East & Africa Power Limited

Francois Dao
Senior Vice President MEA

EDF Renewables

Mohammed Rustom
Head of Sustainable Solutions ME

Honeywell STS 

Eng. Anas Aljuaidi
Chief Executive Officer


Khaldoun Bouacida
Managing Director and Country Cluster Head Arabian Peninsula


15:00 - 15:20 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Green Hydrogen Pathways

Mohammed O Rustom
Sustainability Market Development Director 

Honeywell STS (Sustainable Technology Solutions)

15:20 - 15:40 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Hydrogen Safety Regulations and Compliance: What needs to be known for a safe hydrogen infrastructure?

Oliver Bornholdt
Global Business Development Manager Safety


15:40 - 16:00 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Challenges & Solutions for a Global Hydrogen Market – Perspective across the Value Chain

Andrew Mingst
General Manager of Hydrogen


Coffee Break & Exhibition

16:30 - 17:30 (60 mins)

[Panel] Enabling A Vibrant Clean Hydrogen Supply Chain from Production to Delivery

  • How to maintain steady growth in Hydrogen production

  • Discuss the advanced equipments and technologies across the supply chain


Salih Yilmaz
Senior Analyst

Bloomberg Intelligence


Malcolm Cook
Senior Vice President, Chemicals & Process Technologies, Middle East & Turkey


Kenneth Lim
Assistant Chief Executive

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Eric Strayer
Vice President, International and Partner Sales

Fuelcell Energy

Tarik Hamane
Acting Chief Executive Officer

MASEN (Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy)

Toshihisa Doi
Managing Director

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Middle East FZE

Kirsten Raeymaekers
Associate Manager Hydrogen

Port of Antwerp-Bruges

17:30 - 18:30 (60 mins)

[Panel] Scaling Up Green Hydrogen Production: Transitioning from Pilot to Commercial Scale

  • Creating a Supportive policy and regulatory framework for developing green hydrogen projects

  • Developing advancing and maturing technologies to increase the capacity and efficiency of hydrogen production

  • Commercial scale renewable energy-powered Hydrogen Projects: case studies & leadership exemplars


Barry Jones
Senior Vice President

Lockton Middle East North Africa 


Ashwani Dudeja
President & Director (Green Hydrogen & Ammonia)

ACME Group

Mahmoud Shata
Head of Development – Egypt


Wonsik Cho
VP - Sustainable Technology Business

Samsung E&A

Amr Aldeeb
Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Director MENA & CA


Myriam Hosri
Strategy & Business Director


19:30-21:00 (90 mins)

Sustainable Energy Night

  • Cocktail Party

  • Hydrogen Future Awards 2024 Ceremony

  • Women in Renewables Awards Ceremony

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