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Strategic Summit at CGHM2023

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2023 Strategic Summit Agenda

March 15

Day 1 Morning - Plenary Conference Market & Collaboration

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

[Opening Address] Policies to Establish UAE Green Hydrogen Roadmap

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Nawal Alhanaee
Director of Future Energy, Head of the COP28 Energy Taskforce
Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE

09:10 - 09:30 (20 mins)

[Ministerial Dialogue] Belgium being the Leading, Continental Hub for Hydrogen

Tinne Van Der Straeten
Minister For Energy of Belgium
Federal Government of Belgium

09:30 - 10:30 (60 mins)

[C-Suite Panel] Hydrogen's Role in Global Energy Transition

  • Hydrogen will play a significant role in the energy transition, meeting 7% of global final energy demand by 2050

  • Green hydrogen will be competitive with fossil fuel hydrogen in several markets by 2028 to 2033

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Tim Karlsson
Executive Director
International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy


Andrea Lovato
EVP, Global Head of Hydrogen
ACWA Power

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Nikunj Gupta
Vice President of Hydrogen Development

Anastasia Vaia
Global Vice President, Hydrogen and CCS

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Stephan Gobert
Chief Strategy, Innovation & Customer Experience Officer

Ahmed Hababou
Global Vice President, Green Hydrogen
Air Products

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Ulf Gehrckens
Executive Vice President, Corporate Energy & Climate Affairs
Aurubis AG

David R. Edmondson
NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC)

David R. Edmondson
NEOM Green Hydrogen Company

Coffee Break & Exhibition

11:00 - 12:00 (60 mins)

[Executive Panel] Fostering the Global Partnership to Accelerate the Deployment of Hydrogen Value Chains

  • The Middle East is positioning itself to retain a major energy provider seat in the energy transition

  • The collaboration betweem governments, oil & gas, IPPs and tech providers to support green hydrogen

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Antoine Vagneur-Jones
Head of Trade and Supply Chains, Energy Transitions


Hamead Ahrary
Head of Hydrogen

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Jost Ahrens
Senior Advisor International Partnerships H2

Francois Dao
Vice President, Middle East and Africa

Moataz Kandil
President of Middle East, North Africa & Central Asia
Fortescue Future Industries

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Marcel van de Kar
Global Director New Energies
Royal Vopak

Senior Representative

12:00 - 12:20 (20 mins)

[Innovation Box] Advanced Solutions to Promote Hydrogen Economy

Senior Representative

Day 1 Afternoon - Plenary Conference Market & Collaboration

14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

[Panel] MENA as the Center: Building an International Network for Hydrogen Trade

  • Discuss the strategies to build a network of green hydrogen hubs which will place hydrogen production, storage, and delivery infrastructure across MENA, Europe and APAC

  • MENA has decades of expertise and experience in exporting traditional energy resources

  • The future pricing mechanism in gloabl hydrogen trade


Tim Hard
SVP – Energy Transition, Business Development
Argus Media

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Marcel Galjee
Managing Director

Eric Warners
Strategic Projects Lead
Port of Amsterdam

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Reda Hamedoun
Executive Vice President, Strategy & International Affairs
Nareva Holding, Morocco

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Essam Al Sheibany
Group Vice President QHSSE & Sustainability 

Adly Kafafy
VP Africa & New ventures
TAQA Arabia

Khaled Nageib
Hydrogen Egypt

Senior Representative

15:00 - 15:20 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Increasing the Share of Hydrogen in Energy Mix

Senior Representative

Coffee Break & Exhibition

15:50 - 16:40 (50 mins)

[Panel] MENA's Significant Advantages to Achieve Cost-Competitive Hydrogen

  • Abundance of low-cost solar & wind and other natural resources

  • Investments of $3 billion to $5 billion towards low carbon hydrogen energy projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman

  • Declining renewable energy costs and technological advances

Matthieu EYRIES
Vice President Energy Transition & Hydrogen
Air Liquide

Tony Nieman
Head of Middle East
InterContinental Energy

Amit Dev Wankhede
Director, Hydrogen
Abu Dhabi Ports Group

Hassan Javed
Energy Advisory lead
WSP Middle East

Roy Calder
Oil & Gas Industry Principle-New Energies

16:40 - 17:00 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Constructing A Diverse and Secured Hydrogen Supply

Senior Representative 

17:00 - 17:50 (50 mins)

[Oman Chapter] Oman being a Global Green Hydrogen Hub

  • Promote Oman as a hub for production and export of green hydrogen

  • Discuss the signifiance of investments, appropriate policies, legislations and regulatory framework for Oman's Hydrogen Market


Faiza ALHarthy
Head of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit


Atsushi Suzuki
President & CEO
Marubeni Middle East & Africa Power Limited

Abdulla Jabri EVPDCM
Chief Commercial Projects Officer
Petroleum Development Oman

18:30 - 20:00 (90 mins)

Sustainable Energy Night

  • Cocktail Party

  • Hydrogen Future Awards 2023 Ceremony

  • Women in Renewables Awards Ceremony

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