Emirati-French Business Forum for future of Energy, Water, and Innovation

DEWA Sustainable Building Office
Al Quoz
United arab emirates

Language: English

FBC Members: AED 690 (VAT incl.) – FBC non-Members: AED 1,200 (VAT incl.)
As the places are limited, we will apply the rule " first paid, first served".

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The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates and Business France have the pleasure to organize the 2nd edition of the Emirati-French Business Forum on future of Energy, Water, and Innovation.


Take a unique opportunity to meet the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority decision makers as well as French MNCs and startups in the Energy, Water, Sustainability, and Smart / Innovation industries.

After a successful 1st edition in 2015, DEWA and the French stakeholders agreed to organize a 2nd Business Forum in 2019 to pursue the French/Emirati dialogue on Energy and Sustainability, one of the 3 pillars of Expo 2020. H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and H.E Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the UAE, have already confirmed their attendance to the event. 

DEWA’s 2021 strategy is aligned with the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to secure a happy future and a better life for future generations.

A dedicated event to

  1. Strengthen  the  business  links  between  DEWA  and  the  French  business community.
  2. Work  on  potential  fields  of  mutual  cooperation  that  are  of  immediate interest to DEWA.
  3. Call  for innovative  French  talents  in  the  Energy, Environment, and Water industries to propose smart innovations, new technologies, and business models.

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Wednesday 3 July 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:45 - 09:05 Official opening ceremony in presence of H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, MD & CEO DEWA and H.E. Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the UAE
09:05 - 09:20 Presentation & Q&A session: DEWA's top projects, Waleed Salman , EVP Business Development & Excellence DEWA
09:20 - 09:30 Keynote Speech "Inspiring New Realities": Richard Dib, Head of Data Science Activation SMART DUBAI
09:30 - 10:10 Panel Discussion: “Disruptive technologies within utilities” with: | Marwan Bin Haider, EVP Innovation & The Future DEWA | Carola Puusteli, Electricity Companies Segment President Schneider Electric | Mohammed Azizi, Country Director MENA & Pakistan Sigfox | MODERATOR: Jean-Luc Scherer, Founder and CEO Innoopolis
10:10 - 10:20 Q&A
10:20 - 10:30 DEWA high-level events and Closing Remarks: Dr. Yousef Ebrahim Al Akraf, EVP Business Support & HR DEWA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 “ WORKING TOGETHER WITH DEWA ” consisting of 1/ Presentation by DEWA of their needs and projects related to the different topics and team presentation 2/ Business Case or success story presentation - TBC 3/ SMEs and Startups pitch session - TBC 4/ Q&A session with DEWA leader and team  Solar energy with Dewa Leader: Jamal Shaheen Alhammadi, VP Clean Energy & Diversification DEWA  Energy efficiency with Dewa Leader: Ali Al Jassim, CEO Etihad Esco  Water efficiency and distribution with Dewa Leader: Abdullah S. Obaidullah EVP Water and Civil
12:30 - 14:00 Networking luncheon

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