ABOUT 2ND SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION MENA SUMMIT

Sustainability is a very important concept which means being able to fulfill the needs of today without compromising and over utilizing natural resources to allow for future generations to sustain and fulfill their needs.

Sustainability is considered one of the biggest disruptors for businesses and is bound to force businesses to change the way they operate to be able to keep up with the future. Sustainable transformation requires a deep understanding of the emerging trends with regards to technology, customers’ and stakeholders’ expectations. New business strategies and models can allow for businesses to incorporate more efficient and sustainable practices.

Leading organisations across the world are beginning to identify the significance of conducting business in a greener manner and using this as an opportunity to create a competitive advantage for themselves. In today’s world as more and more people understand the impact of going green, most customers and investors are starting to favor companies that conduct business in a green manner.

The first step towards driving sustainable transformation is emphasizing on decarbonisation and ensuring that a business can reduce its carbon footprint. To successfully decarbonise operations, companies need to invest in tracking data across different business units and geographies to understand and evaluate their environmental footprint. Implementing clean technology and renewable energy sources while working towards optimising and minimising usage of resources wherever possible is key. Understanding the impact across the value chain and how to reduce emissions while managing unknowns and trying to reduce the overall environmental impact over a long run are some important ways in which an organisation can strive for decarbonization.

The 2nd Sustainable Transformation MENA Summit taking place on 12 - 13 November 2024 in Dubai will bring together key stakeholders from across governments, policy makers and project owners. The main objective of the conference is to address the current issues surrounding the UAE’s bid to achieve net-zero by 2050.

2023 Speakers

Eng. Sultan Alharthi

Head of Sustainable Buildings Section Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Eng. Sultan Alharthi

Chris Wan

Associate Director of Sustainability and CSR Masdar City
Chris  Wan

Bassem Nassouhy Abdelrahman Attwan

Strategic Environmental Advisor Fujairah Environmental Authority
Bassem Nassouhy Abdelrahman Attwan

Elie Matar

Head of Electricity Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB)
Elie Matar

Pradeep Kumar Singh

Director - Business Development Etihad ESCO
Pradeep Kumar Singh

Abdalla Ahmed Al Aboodi

Senior Vice President, Project & Corporate Finance, Wholesale & Institutional Banking (WIB) Emirates Development Bank
Abdalla Ahmed Al Aboodi

Abdullatif Albitawi

Director Emirates Green Building Council
Abdullatif Albitawi

Vineesha HK

Digital transformation & Strategy Advisor Women Techmaker Ambassador UAE | Countrychair of Technology and Innovation
Vineesha HK

Olivier Milhaud

General Manager Lafarge Emirates Cement LLC, member of Holcim
Olivier Milhaud

Steve Severance

Director of Growth Masdar City
Steve Severance

Raji Hattar

Chief Sustainability Officer Aramex
Raji Hattar

Balsam Nehme

Head of Sustainability Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners)
Balsam Nehme

François Boueri

Board Member Dutco Over Technologies LLC
François Boueri

Samer Alhmdan

Senior Architect, LEED AP Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners)
Samer Alhmdan

Dr. Ioannis Spanos

Director of Sustainability KEO International Consultants
Dr. Ioannis Spanos

Jawad Altamimi

Director - TFM Farnek
Jawad Altamimi

Adnan Merhaba

Partner Arthur D. Little
Adnan  Merhaba

Amr A. Nader

Chief Executive Officer A³&Co.®
Amr A. Nader

Hani Adnan Abdel Razeq

Associate Director AESG
Hani Adnan Abdel Razeq

Martin Malmros

Co-founder and CEO Snowkap
Martin Malmros

Joy Banerji

Manager, Solution Consultant MEA BELDEN
Joy  Banerji

Tatiana Antonelli

Founder & Managing Director Goumbook
Tatiana Antonelli

David Shepley

Director of Sustainability FIVE Global Holdings
David Shepley

Tobias Maier

CFO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa, and CEO, Saloodo! Middle East & Africa
Tobias Maier

Dimitra Theodoropulos

Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Talabat
Dimitra Theodoropulos

Farah Naz

Innovation and ESG Lead, MEA AECOM Middle East
Farah Naz

Riad BESTANI

Founder / CEO ECOSquare
Riad BESTANI

May Faraj

Head of Earth & Environment WSP Middle East
May Faraj

Adam Docrat

Head of IT Aster Retail GCC
Adam Docrat

Deepthy K B

Regional Director, Market Development, GBCI MENA GBCI & USGBC
Deepthy K B

Anood AlHosani

Sustainability Engineer Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners)
Anood AlHosani

Hassan Younes

Co - CEO & Founder GRFN
Hassan Younes

Hala Yousef

Sustainability Director, Project & Development Services MEA JLL
Hala Yousef

CHAIRPERSON: Omnia Halawani

Co - CEO & Founder GRFN
CHAIRPERSON: Omnia Halawani

CHAIRPERSON: Zulema Sanchis

Director Accuracy
CHAIRPERSON: Zulema Sanchis

Atefeh Riazi

Senior Vice President and CIO Hearst (Nutanix)
Atefeh Riazi

Emery John Bodnar

Global CXO Marketing Nutanix
Emery John Bodnar

Shankaran Padipurakal

Head of Supply Chain Truebell
Shankaran Padipurakal

Arthur Langer

Associate Vice Provost Northeastern University
Arthur Langer

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