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MENA DISTRICT COOLING PROJECTS CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The Middle East and North African region plays a key role in curbing climate change and contributing to the global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Cooling is an energy-intensive and non-stop activity in arid environments, and district cooling provides a major energy saving. This benefit is being realized in new and upcoming megacities in the region, where district cooling has set a strong foothold. Nearly 650GWh of electricity savings have been recorded by the use of district cooling in Dubai alone in 2020.

While district cooling has proven to be the most energy-efficient cooling solution, there are several new methods and improvements to decrease its carbon footprint and reduce the usage of potable water, hence boosting sustainability.

The MENA region is witnessing rapid growth in dense cities and communities, raising the number of upcoming district cooling projects, as well as the need for upgrading existing plants with digital transformation and energy retrofits. Furthermore, district cooling operators are in a continuous pursuit to streamline their processes to facilitate efficient growth, profitability, and progress. The district cooling market in the Middle East is projected to reach USD 15 Billion by 2027.

In light of these developments, the Great Minds Event Management is hosting MENA District Cooling Projects Conference, an exclusive forum gathering all the region’s key district cooling stakeholders to discuss crucial areas including modernization, digital transformation, upcoming projects, energy-water nexus, and the latest in joint ventures and partnerships.

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WHO WILL ATTEND
the MENA District Cooling Conference?

  • Developers
  • Building Consultants
  • Municipalities
  • District Cooling Operators & Providers
  • Regulators
  • Consumers Groups
  • MEP Contractors & Consultants
  • District Cooling Operations & Maintenance Companies
  • Contractors
  • Investors and Banks
  • Water & Wastewater Companies
  • District Cooling Engineering Consultants & Turnkey Project Consultants

WHY GET INVOLVED
in the MENA District Cooling Conference?

Hear

from the district cooling operators on their upcoming projects in the Middle East

Participate

in the ‘technology innovation showcase’ session which will highlight key innovations and solutions that are transforming the district cooling plants

Indulge

in discussions around district cooling plant energy retrofits, digital transformation, and the latest in joint ventures and acquisitions in the industry

Learn

from case studies on topics including IoT integration, seawater, and TSE usage in district cooling plant

Explore

the ‘regulatory viewpoint’ – Listen to updates from the regulators on the evolving regulatory landscape

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SPEAKERS

Leila Noubough Nasr
District Cooling Regulation Senior Specialist
Department of Energy
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James Grinnell
Head of Water
Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water of Dubai (RSB)

Suliman Al-Khliwi
Managing Director
Saudi Tabreed
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Abobaker Al Hadrami
General Manager (LCCSO)/ O&M Director
Marafeq Qatar
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Ezzeddine Jradi
Chief Transformation and Business Excellence Officer
Emicool

Fares Ahmad
General Manager
Emaar District Cooling
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Ahmed Nabil El-Kasaby
Director of District Cooling Department
Allied Consultants Limited
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Lu’ay Khdeir
Regional Water Market Director,
Middle East,
Atkins

Omnia Halawani
Co – CEO & Founder
grfn
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Hassan Ali Younes
Co – CEO & Founder
grfn
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Imteyaz Ahmad
Managing Director – Power and Water
Future Water and Power Consulting (FWPC)

Jad Sleiman
System integrator – R & D
ADC
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Ayman Haju
Group Business Development Manager
ADC
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Eman Adel
Sustainable Energy and Capacity Building, Senior Specialist
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
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Kiran Dharwadkar
National Sales Manager
Armstrong Fluid Technology
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AGENDA
Time
Activity
08:15 Registration, Refreshments and networking
09:10 Welcome note by the Conference Chairman
The future landscape of district cooling in the MENA region
09:20 MENA region briefing: Projects and updates from district cooling operators

  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Projects and updates from Saudi Tabreed
    • Suliman Al-Khliwi, Managing Director, Saudi Tabreed
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Projects and updates from operator 2
    • Abobaker Al Hadrami, General Manager (LCCSO)/ O&M Director, Marafeq Qatar
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Projects and updates from operator 3

Joint Q&A panel with the three operators

10:00 An overview of Abu Dhabi District Cooling Regulatory Framework

  • Leila Noubough Nasr, District Cooling Regulation Senior Specialist, Electricity and Water of Dubai (RSB)
Modernisation of district cooling plants
10:25 Regulatory viewpoint: Regulating efficient cooling

  • James Grinnell, Head of Water, Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water of Dubai (RSB)
10:50 AI in District Cooling

  • Jad Sleiman, System integrator – R & D,ADC
  • Ayman Haju, Group Business Development Manager, ADC
11:10 Networking coffee break
11:50 Panel discussion: Improving the contribution of district cooling to sustainability

  • Approaching district cooling projects from an integrated point of view to curb climate change
  • Modernising plants to save energy and water resources and reduce their carbon footprint
  • Reducing the usage of potable water and introducing methods that use seawater
  • Improving energy management of district cooling
  • Integrating renewable energy to increase sustainability

Moderator:

  • Imteyaz Ahmad, Managing Director – Power and Water, Future Water and Power Consulting (FWPC)

Panelists:

  • Ezzeddine Jradi, Chief Transformation and Business Excellence Officer,Emicool
  • Fares Ahmad, General Manager, Emaar District Cooling
12:40 Overcoming the challenges in energy management of district cooling plants

  • How to overcome the challenges in integration?
  • Identifying the right SCADA solutions for your project
  • How to improvise the energy management tools to improve energy performance
  • Ahmed Nabil El-Kasaby, Director of District Cooling Department, Allied Consultants Limited
13:00 Presentation by Lunch Sponsor
Interested in sponsoring the session? Email us at partnerships@gmevents.ae
13:10 Networking luncheon
14:15 Guidelines for energy retrofit in district cooling plants

  • Hassan Ali Younes, Co – CEO & Founder, grfn
14:35 Panel discussionDecoding the complexity of district cooling plants energy retrofits

  • Monitoring the energy performance of a plant
  • Evaluating the loss of energy and identifying the scope for improvements
  • Identifying both low-cost measures and invasive measures

Moderator

  • Hassan Ali Younes, Co – CEO & Founder, grfn
Presentation reserved for solution provider
Interested in sponsoring the session? Email us at partnerships@gmevents.ae
15:30 Improving the way water is used in district cooling and plant optimisation

  • Efficient use of TSE in district cooling plants
  • Cooling tower optimisation to utilise TSE
  • Water treatment and re-use
  • Lu’ay Khdeir, Regional Water Market Director, Middle East, Atkins
15:55 Closing remarks by the Conference Chairman and end of day 1
Time
Activity
08:45 Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:25 Welcome note by the Conference Chairman
Digital transformation projects in district cooling
09:30 The digitalisation of district cooling plants to drive financial and operational competitiveness

  • Streamlining processes to facilitate efficient growth, profitability, and progress
  • Enhancing customer experience by providing digital services and creating customer-centric platforms and products
  • Implementing transformative measures to benefit and support the employees
09:50 Panel discussion: Enterprise-wide optimisation through digitalisation

  • Digitalising the ERP, implementing a mobility platform, and moving to the cloud to set the foundation for an enterprise-wide transformation
  • Improving access to real-time data to unlock analytical capabilities
  • Exploring the various implementations of RPA, AI in functions like vendor management, customer service, procurement, HR, etc. once the foundation is set
  • Considering data protection and cybersecurity measures during digital transformation

Moderator:

  • Imteyaz AhmadManaging Director – Power and Water, Future Water and Power Consulting (FWPC)

Panelists:

  • Ezzeddine Jradi, Chief Transformation and Business Excellence Officer,Emicool
10:30 Presentation by Ecolab
10:50 Case study: IoT integration in district cooling

  • Fares Ahmad, General Manager, Emaar District Cooling
11:15 Networking coffee break
11:50 Exploring the latest updates in asset management of district cooling plants

  • Data-driven decision making in asset management
  • Integrating assets and operations and convergence of IT and OT systems
  • Moving from preventive to predictive maintenance
  • Role of digital twins to support decision-making in asset lifecycle management
12:15 Presentation reserved for solution provider
Interested in sponsoring the session? Email us at partnerships@gmevents.ae
12:45 Panel discussion Joint ventures, acquisitions, and mergers in the world of district cooling

  • Decoding the buying and selling process of plants and their assets
  • Considerations to make while entering into long-term concession agreements
  • Technical, financial, and legal evaluations
  • Identifying suitable business models, partnerships, and financing strategies

Moderator:

  • Omnia Halawani, Co – CEO & Founder, grfn
13:25 Closing remarks by the Conference Chairman
13:30 Networking luncheon
15:00 End of conference

SPONSORS

Official Cooling Equipment Partner

Mena Desal

Official Cooling Equipment Partner

Mena Desal

Silver Partner

Mena Desal

Silver Partner

Mena Desal

Strategic Partner

Mena Desal

Strategic Partner

Mena Desal

Strategic Partner

NALCO Water

Strategic Partner

Pettinaroli

Strategic Partner

Mena Desal

KEY INTELLIGENCE, KNOWLEDGE & MEDIA PARTNERS

Key Intelligence PartnerMiddle East Tenders

Key Knowledge PartnerMiddle East Tenders

Knowledge Partner
BNC Network

Media PartnerMena Desal

Media PartnerMena Desal

Media Partner
Mena Desal

Media PartnerMena Desal

Media PartnerWater-digest

Media Partner
HVAC

Media Partner
HVAC

Media Partner
TCBU

VENUE

Hotel Raffles Dubai

Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi,
P.O. Box 121800, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+9714 324 8888

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