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Pre-day Networking Programs at CGHM2024


Pre-conference MasterClass

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This masterclass is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the hydrogen industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, covering the basics of hydrogen as an energy carrier, its role in MENA's energy transition, and the industry value chain from policy design to end-use applications. The session is tailored for policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders interested in accelerating the hydrogen industry in the region. Through engaging workshops, participants will identify challenges and opportunities, and receive valuable insights and recommendations to inform their hydrogen strategy in MENA. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts, network with peers, and explore the future of the hydrogen industry.

April 23, 2024

[Pre-conference Masterclass] Hydrogen Transitions in MENA

13:00 - 13:15 (15 mins)

Introduction and Overview: Why Hydrogen? Why Now?

  • Welcome remarks and introduction of the workshop facilitators

  • Brief overview of the purpose and goals of the masterclass

13:15 - 14:00 (45 mins)

Workshop #1: Policy Priorities for MENA's Hydrogen Transition

  • Identify key policy challenges and opportunities for promoting hydrogen in MENA

  • Determine important policy priorities for governments, including regulatory frameworks, fiscal incentives, and public-private partnerships

14:00 - 14:45 (45 mins)

Workshop #2: Innovation and Technology Development of Hydrogen in MENA and at a Global Space

  • Explore latest technological innovations in the hydrogen industry, including production, storage, and transport

  • Identify most promising technologies for MENA, based on local resources, expertise, and demand

  • Discuss research and development priorities for MENA's hydrogen industry, including collaboration with international partners and knowledge-sharing initiatives

Tea Break (30min)

15:15 - 16:00 (45 mins)

Workshop #3: Trade and Investment Opportunities in MENA

  • Analyze global and regional market trends in hydrogen, including demand projections and supply chain analysis

  • Discuss investment and financing opportunities for MENA's hydrogen industry, including venture capital, public-private partnerships, and international funding schemes

  • Identify promising export and import markets for MENA's hydrogen products, including potential trade barriers and regulatory frameworks

16:00 - 16:45 (45 mins)

Workshop #4: End-Use Applications for Hydrogen

  • Examine main end-use sectors for hydrogen in MENA, including energy, transport, industry, and residential

  • Identify most promising applications for hydrogen in each sector, based on local demand, infrastructure, and regulatory frameworks

  • Discuss challenges and opportunities for scaling up the deployment of hydrogen technologies in MENA's end-use sectors, including awareness-raising campaigns, policy incentives, and public-private partnerships

16:45 - 17:00 (15 mins)

Next Steps, Questions, and Networking

  • Summarize main findings and recommendations from workshops

  • Identify key stakeholders and partners for implementing recommendations

  • Announce upcoming conference and networking opportunities for participants

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