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Wetex Solar Dubai Renewables and Sustainability Seminar

October 5, 2021 - October 7, 2021

12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Start Date:
Oct 05, 2021
End Date:
Oct 07, 2021


Online, 5–7 October 

Draft Agenda  

DAY I – Tuesday, 5 Oct 


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 

Round table  

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 


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.


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October 5, 2021
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