International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference Agenda

International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference Agenda

08:00 – 09:00
13 March 2023 | 60 Minutes
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  • OCEC
  • Ballroom A & B
Conference Registrations Opens

Conference Registration Opens

09:00 – 09:40
13 March 2023 | 40 Minutes
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  • The Auditorium
Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

09:40 – 09:45
13 March 2023 | 5 Minutes
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  • Ballroom A & B
Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

09:45 – 10:15
13 March 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • Ballroom A & B
Opening panel discussion: Lessons from COP27

Opening panel discussion: Lessons from COP27

What lessons can be taken from COP27? How are world leaders taking action to meet net-zero targets? What more needs to be done to fulfil commitments in this deciding decade? Hear from government leaders and senior executives on their plans for action.
10:15 – 10:50
13 March 2023 | 35 Minutes
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  • The Auditorium
Panel discussion

Hastening the clean energy transition

How can we achieve a net-zero future as populations rise and increasing development boosts energy demand?

Speakers

Dr Andrea Lovato

EVP - Global Head of Hydrogen

ACWA Power

MR. RAJAT SEKSARIA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ACME GROUP

10:50 – 11:20
13 March 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • The Auditorium
Panel discussion

Green is the new brown—enabling the transition to net zero in hard-to-abate sectors

What does it mean to move from “brown” to “green” growth? How can heavy industry invest in decarbonisation? What does the future of power storage look like? How can the demands of growing populations be met given the imperative to reach net zero?
11:20 – 11:40
13 March 2023 | 20 Minutes
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  • OCEC
  • Ballroom A & B
Mid-morning coffee break

Mid-morning coffee break

11:40 – 12:15
13 March 2023 | 35 Minutes
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  • The Auditorium
Panel discussion

Fuels of the future

What alternative fuels will be required for the future? What can current energy systems do to adapt to new fuels that can replace coal? How will renewable energy progress in the Middle East?

Speakers

Abdulaziz Al Shidhani

Director General of Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Sultanate of Oman

Khalid Bin Hadi

Managing Director

Siemens Energy Oman

Alicia Eastman

President

InterContinental Energy

12:15 – 12:45
13 March 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • The Auditorium
Fireside chat

The hydrogen hype

Is hydrogen a truly green energy solution? What investments in this technology are needed, and where will we see real breakthroughs in its use?
12:45 – 14:00
13 March 2023 | 75 Minutes
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  • OCEC
  • Ballroom A & B
Delegate lunch break

Delegate lunch break

14:00 – 14:45
13 March 2023 | 45 Minutes
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  • Track: Sustainable planning and development
  • OCEC
  • The Auditorium
Panel discussion

Future-proofing cities—towards sustainable and resilient urban spaces

How can cities be transformed to reach net-zero emissions by 2030? How can existing buildings be adapted?

Speakers

Prof.Khalifa-Al-Jabri

Professor of Civil Engineering

Sultan Qaboos University

14:00 – 14:45
13 March 2023 | 45 Minutes
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  • Track: Net-zero and the energy transition
  • OCEC
  • The Auditorium
Panel discussion

Innovating for a greener future

How can technology best be harnessed to meet sustainability goals? How can society deliver a green future through technological innovation?

Speakers

Mohammed Ahmed Ali Tabouk

Director of Design & Construction of Roads

Ministry of Transport, Communications & IT

Ivonne Bojoh

COO & Director Digital

Circle Economy Foundation

14:45 – 15:30
13 March 2023 | 45 Minutes
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  • Track: Net-zero and the energy transition
  • OCEC
  • The Auditorium
Action hour: Regional case studies

Action hour: Regional case studies

Case studies of technological innovation from the Middle East, Asia and Africa (10 minutes each).
14:45 – 15:30
13 March 2023 | 45 Minutes
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  • Track: Sustainable planning and development
  • OCEC
  • The Auditorium
Igniting smart and equitable cities

Igniting smart and equitable cities

Cities need holistic strategies that deliver decarbonisation alongside social equality, biodiversity, circularity and resilience. How can developers be mindful of embodied carbon and use new and better technologies to achieve greater circularity?

Speakers

Ibrahim Al Waili

Faisal Durrani

15:30 – 16:00
13 March 2023 | 30 Minutes
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  • The Auditorium
Defining the 2050 priorities

Defining the 2050 priorities

Speakers

Faiza Mohamed Al Harthi

Head of Energy

Environment & Natural Resources

16:00
13 March 2023
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  • The Auditorium
End of day one

End of day one