WETEX 2018

Virtual Main Seminars

Why Participate in virtual Seminars and Conferences?

All sponsors of WETEX can make these presentations, which have become welcome attractions for our visitors at every exhibition to this virtual edition. This is an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate your business’s capabilities and leadership in your field.

Why Attend the Seminars?

DEWA is hosting this year’s seminars on a virtual 3D platform, using the latest technologies. This innovative carbon-neutral exhibition is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide an exceptional experience for attendees from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and developments in water, energy, sustainability, and innovation. The seminars and sessions will be managed by experts and specialists in green economy, smart cities, innovation, and sustainable development.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for the virtual seminars and will qualify to enter a raffle draw by the end of each day.


26th October 2020

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Opening and Exhibition Visit Virtual

12:45 pm to 01:15 pm

“Energy Transition in the Middle East”

Mr. Dietmar Siersdorfer

Managing Director, Siemens Energy Middle East and UAE

01:30 pm to 02:00 pm

“Dubai Energy Management Strategic Vision and Plan”

Mr. Faisal Rashid

Energy Senior Demand Side Senior Director

02:15 pm to 02:45 pm

“Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Conservation”

Ms. Abla Dasser

Sr. Manager - Business Development, ACWA Power

03:00 pm to 03:30 pm

“Overview Of Spoolable Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP)”

Mr. Hassan Darwich

Executive Vice President, Digital Grid, Energy Management

03:45 pm to 04:15 pm

“Clean Energy Development in the US - Masdar’s Portfolio”

Mr. Basel Dahleh

Senior Manager, Development and Investment (Americas)

04:30 pm to 05:00 pm

“Digitalizing the Power Grid”

Mr. Bryan Friehauf

EVP and Global Manager

Mr. Phil Gruber

General Manager

27th October 2020

10:30 pm to 11:00 pm

“Utilities after the New Normal”


Mr. Miguel Gaspar Silva

Head of IBU Utilities – SAP

Mr. Jon Blackburn

Partner - PwC


Mr. Sridhar Rajakumar

Business Architect - SAP

11:15 pm to 11:45 pm

“ENOC - Growth through Digital Transformation”

Mr. Oliver Steen

Director Business Development & CEO ENOC Link (Acting)

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

“Renewable Energy”

Dr. Andrea Lovato

Vice President Business Development. Head of Renewable Energy Business Development, ACWA Power

12:45 pm to 01:15 pm

“Building Retrofit & ESCO Mode”

Mr. Pradeep Singh

Acting Director - BD & Technical

01:30 pm to 02:00 pm

“Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future”

Mr. Franco Atassi

CEO of Smart Infrastructure for Siemens in the Middle East

02:15 pm to 02:45 pm

"Accelerating the Digital Utility for a Carbon-free Future”

Mr. Dylan Behrmann

Sales Manager Gulf - Enterprise Software Solutions

03:00 pm to 03:30 pm

“Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions for OEM/non-OEM”

Mr. Andy Ward

Director (Executive) Asset Management - Doosan Babcock

Dr. Saravanan Swaminathan

Chief Engineer - Engineering & OEM Technology

Mr. Jamie Morris

Regional Head Asset Management - Doosan Babcock

03:45 pm to 04:15 pm

“Smart Metering and Beyond, Building the Infrastructure for Smarter Water Management”

Mr. Corrado Casorzo

Director Product Management Water Devices

04:30 pm to 05:00 pm

“AI Boost - Optimal Electricity Cost & Active Safety”

Mr. Rizwan Razaq

CTO, Huawei Solar

28th October 2020

10:30 am to 11:00 am

“Digital DEWA”

Eng. Marwan Bin Haidar

Executive Vice President Innovation & The Future - DEWA

11:15 pm to 11:45 pm

“EY Digital Intelligent & Transformation Solutions”

Mr. Sarath Samrat

Senior Manager

Ms. Kavita Srinivas

Assistant Director

12:00 am to 12:30 am

PV Solar + BESS: Hybridization Industry Outlook MENA region

Mr. Sergio Casanova

Head of Business Development Middle East, Africa and CIS, Larsen & Toubro

12:45 pm to 01:15 pm

“Cast Resin Transformers”

Mr. Suleyman Demirkaya

Plant Manager (Cast Resin Division)

01:30 pm to 02:00 pm

“Dell Technologies & VMware Utilities Transformation - Modernization and Innovation”

Mr. Karim Haddara

Advisory Systems Engineer

Mr. Ezzeldin Hussein

Solution Engineering Manager

2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

“COVID-19 Impact on Innovation, Sustainability and the Shift to Smart Digital World ”

03:45 pm to 04:15 pm

“Increasing Efficiency and Quality via Smart Digital Integrated Solutions for Utilities”

Mr. Orkun Arikan

Business Development Director

04:30 pm to 05:00 pm

“How to Secure your Fiber Optic Infrastructure”

Mr. Olivier Plomteux

Senior Product Line Manager, EXFO

Mr. Paul van der Vorm

Sales Specialist, EXFO

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