29 November - 02 December, 2015 | Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa, Safat, Kuwait

Conference Day One: Sunday, 29 November 2015

07:30 - 08:30 Conference registration and welcome refreshments

08:30 - 08:35 Kuwait National Anthem

08:35 - 08:40 Recitation of the Holy Quran

Rawdh Al Sumait

Public Relations Officer
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)


Nizar Al-Adsani

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer


Hashem Sayed Hashem

Chief Executive Officer

Eng. Mohammad Boushehri

Ministry of Electricity and Water Kuwait


Salem F. Alhajraf

Executive Director - Energy and Building Research Center

09:45 - 10:00 VIP ribbon cutting and official exhibition opening followed by VIP tour and networking refreshments

10:00 - 10:45 Technical presentation taking place in the exhibition hall on Kuwait's renewable energy roadmap

Asif Ansari - Senior Technical Advisor Enertech Holding Company KSCC

Asif Ansari

Senior Technical Advisor
Enertech Holding Company KSCC


Musleh Baddah Al Otaibi

Manager Operations (Heavy Oil)
Kuwait Oil Company

Dr. Moosa Al Mazeedi

Associate Professor
Kuwait University

Given the changing energy policies it is essential to evaluate the impact of green energy on the environment and discuss how these policies can help lead to lower fuel consumption, reduction in global warming emissions and improvement in public health. Discussing UNDP’s role and support in addressing changes in policies and the fulfilment of the international commitment.

Dima Al Khatib

Deputy Representative - Kuwait
United Nations Development Program, Kuwait

11:05 - 11:25 MENA region sustainable energy prospect

Maged Mahmoud - Director Projects and Technical Affair RCREEE
An in depth view on how the energy policy is changing in the MENA region, identifying the growth prospects for unconventional energy sources and future opportunities.

Maged Mahmoud

Director Projects and Technical Affair

11:25 - 11:45 Discussing the achievements and lessons learnt from the Shams 1 Solar Project

Abdulaziz Alobaidli - Acting General Manager Shams Power Company
This presentation will discuss the Shams 1 project and the atmospheric challenges it has faced as the first solar plant built in the middle of the desert. The methods and practices undertaken to mitigate the environmental challenges and to cope up with the harsh operating conditions will be highlighted. Operational records and achievement of the first two years of operation will be showcased.

Abdulaziz Alobaidli

Acting General Manager
Shams Power Company

Shedding light on Kuwait’s 2030 vision of reducing the country’s overall quantity of energy consumption and generating 15% of its power from renewable sources. Pinpointing some of the recent codes and standards put in place to support corporations in achieving this goal.

Iqbal Al Tayar

Director of Technical Supervision Department
Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water

12:05 - 12:35 Networking and refreshment break

12:35 - 12:55 Legislative aspects and development opportunities in renewable energy and energy efficiency

Mohammed Dabbas - Adviser to Minister Ministry or Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan
Discussing Jordan’s 2020 energy targets and evaluating the country’s energy mix. Showcasing the energy efficiency achievements and outlining the expected savings. Discussing the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources’ responsibilities and mechanisms to initiate the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) and discussing the importance of the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF).

Mohammed Dabbas

Adviser to Minister
Ministry or Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan


Dr. Mohammad Al Rashidi

Economic Affairs - Director of Electricity and Water
The Coorperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

13:15 - 13:35 Discussing the increasing role of renewables in the energy mix

Ali Al Yousif - Economic Expert OAPEC
The evolution of renewable energy over recent years has surpassed all expectations. Renewables are steadily becoming a greater part of the global energy mix, in particular in those regions that have put in place measures to promote their development. Many countries in the MENA region are planning substantial hike in renewable energy capacity over the coming decade, this presentation will discuss how renewables can complement hydrocarbon fuels.

Ali Al Yousif

Economic Expert

13:35 - 13:55 Sustainable development for host communities in Akkar

Nader Nakib - President G11

As Lebanon hosts around 2 million Syrian refugees, the majority of these refugees reside in the area of North Lebanon and in particular in Akkar. The demand on local water and electricity supply has increased. This project aims to implement strategies to satisfy urgent needs for water and electricity as well as building on sustainable solutions that will benefit the country.


Nader Nakib


13:55 - 15:00 Networking Lunch

15:00 - 23:59 End of conference day one