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Wetex Solar Dubai Renewables and Sustainability Seminar
October 5, 2021 - October 7, 2021
DUBAI RENEWABLES AND SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR WETEX and Dubai Solar Show
Online, 5–7 October
DAY I – Tuesday, 5 Oct
SUSTAINABILITY AND DECARBONIZATION: AN ENGINE FOR PROSPERITY
11:00 to 12:10 (GST)
Driving the Sustainable Transition of Companies: Opportunities and Challenges
The role of companies from across the MENA region as a sustainable driver of the transition to decarbonisation. What are the goals for 2030, and what opportunities and challenges come along the way.
12:15 to 13:15 (GST)
Empowering Women to Take Leading Roles in the Energy Transition
Leading women in renewable energy share their thoughts on how to encourage more women to take leading roles in renewable energy businesses and institutions.
13:20 to 14:20 (GST)
Circular Economy: The Promise of Sustainable Growth
Traditional economic models which rely on extracting, manufacturing, utilising, and disposal are being gradually replaced with less wasteful production models. Join this session to find out the initiatives that promise to make the economy much more sustainable by dramatically reducing waste.
14:25 – 15:30 (GST)
Energy Efficiency: Plans and perspectives for the future
Energy efficiency is the only way to properly use the energy resources our society needs to function without depleting the planet, it is a measure that should be implemented in all companies and countries. In this session we will
hear from the heads of several multinationals about their future plans to reduce their energy use.
15:35 – 16:35 (GST)
Renewable Hydrogen: A Catalyst for Rapid Decarbonisation
Learn about the latest on renewable hydrogen production and storage as well as potential uses to enable a rapid and more complete decarbonisation of different sectors of the economy.
DAY II – Wednesday, 6 Oct
11:00 – 12:00 (GST)
The role of Smart Cities in achieving deep decarbonization
Advanced telecommunications technologies, artificial intelligence and digitalisation are coming together to make cities more sustainable whilst providing better services for its citizens. Join this session to find out how these cutting-edge technologies are converging in Dubai.
12:05 – 12:45 (GST)
Building Retrofitting: how to gain energy efficiency
Achieving energy efficiency through building retrofitting is a reality that not only reduces energy and water use, but also reduces long-term costs, improves the productivity and durability of buildings, and creates indoor environmental quality. The World Green Building Council aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
12:50 – 13:50 (GST)
Sustainable transport through more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly practices
Achieving carbon neutrality in a fossil fuel dependent world is possible thanks to other sustainable and decarbonised mobility options.
13:55 – 15:00 (GST)
Digitalization applied to decarbonisation: Artificial intelligence, machine learning
Big data and artificial intelligence have been key in the advances to manage climate change and create more efficient products. In this session we will discuss their potential on the road to achieving net zero carbon.
15:05 – 16:00 (GST)
Advanced Cooling Systems: saving on energy and upping sustainability
Achieving energy efficiency with efficient cooling systems can avoid tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
DAY III – Thursday, 7 Oct
THE STATE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
11:00 – 12:10 (GST)
The Present and Future of Solar Energy in the Middle East
In this session, leading solar executives in the Middle East share their views on whether the solar industry costs can continue decreasing, the impact of the pandemic and role of the solar industry in powering economic recovery in the new normal.
12:15: 13:15 (GST)
The Future of Renewable Energy: Trail-Blazing Solar Research and Development
Experts from DEWA’s Innovation Centre share insights into their research and development projects, providing a glimpse into what’s next for solar energy.
13:20 -14:30 (GST)
Energy Storage: Deepening the Decarbonisation of Power Generation
Learn more about the different energy storage options and how they can be deployed to mitigate the variability of variable renewables and drive forward the decarbonisation of energy.
14:35 – 15:40 (GST)
Distributed Solar Energy Solutions
Examine the combination of tools and technologies that allow energy to be generated at the same place where it will be consumed. Analyse the cost of
producing energy this way and learn what the advantages and disadvantages are.