Why Participate in Seminars and Conferences?

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

Why Attend the Seminars?

The exhibition provides additional opportunities for WETEX’s visitors and exhibitors to learn more about the latest developments in water, energy and the environment. WETEX hosts a series of seminars with free access for all attendees of the exhibition to learn about new technologies, advances in research, regulatory information and other developments in water, energy and the environment. Participants will receive t a certificate of attendance for the seminars conducted that will include a raffle draw after each seminar.


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23rd October 2018

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Opening and Exhibition Visit

12:00pm to 12:30pm

“How Data is Changing the World and Utilities”

Mr. Norman Gilsdorf

President, Honeywell High Growth Regions Middle East and Russia

12:40 pm to 01:10 pm

“The Collaborative Route to Smart City Success”

Dr. Johan Pensar

Ph.D., V.P., Operations Technology, ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations

01:20pm to 1:50pm

“Digital Substation to Internet of Energy”

Mr. Kuldeep Tickoo

Executive Vice President, Digital Grid, Energy Management

02:15 pm to 02:45 pm

“The Next Era of Digital Utility Using Blockchain”

Mr. Adel Al Tamimi

Director of Artificial Intelligence

02:55 pm to 03:25 pm

“The Role of the Energy Storage in the Energy Transition”

Mr. Javier Lopez Carvajal

Renewable Energy Director

03:35 pm to 04:05 pm

“The Next Generation of Solar Water Heaters”

Mr. Hugo Domingues

East Business Director

04:15 pm to 04:45 pm

“SDN Delivers Breakthrough Performance for Substation Ethernet Networks”

Mr. Ammad Ali

Lead Automation Application Engineer

04:55 pm to 05:25 pm

“Lucy Group Smart Cities Value Chain”

Mr. Mark Allen

Sales Director

24th October 2018

10:00 am to 10:30 am

“The Disruptive Forces and Innovation in Utilities”

Mr. Jon Blackburn

EY MENA Energy Partner

10:40 am to 11:10 am

“PEM Electrolysis – A Game Changing Technology on Its Way to Large Scale Industrialization”

Mr. Ulrich Rueth

Director Product and Portfolio Management, Siemens Hydrogen Solutions

11:20 am to 11:50 am

Solar PV Power Plants - Risk Mitigation through Supply Chain and System Qualification”

Mr. Willi Vaassen

Head of Business Field and Authorized Officer Solar Energy

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

“The Future of Energy”

Dr. Abdurrahman Khalidi

Chief Technology Officer of GE Power for Africa, Pakistan, India and the Middle East.

12:40 pm to 01:10 pm

“Emerging Technologies for Low Carbon Desalination”

Mr. Thomas Altmann

VP – Water & Innovation, ACWA Power

01:20 pm to 01:50 pm

“Energizing the World”

Mr. Yousif Al-Ali

Director, Business Growth, Masdar Clean Energy

02:15 pm to 02:45 pm

“A Vision Towards Integrated MV and LV Distribution Network Monitoring”

Mr. Aitor Amezua

Business Development Manager | Distribution Automation

02:55 pm to 03:25 pm

“Trends (from EPC Perspective) to Address Falling Tariffs in Solar”

Mr. Kaustav Sen

Business Head – Solar, KEC International Ltd.

03:35 pm to 04:05 pm

“Performance, Flexibility and Highly Efficient Steam Turbines in a Typical CSP Project”

Mr. Mohamed Bou-Zeid

Vice President Sales

04:15 pm to 04:45 pm

“State of The Art of Distribution and Power Transformers”

Dr. Branimir Cucic

Head of Product Development Department

04:55 pm to 05:25 pm

“ESC ‘s Role in UAE’s Innovative Energy Map”

Mr. Krishna Murthy

Dy. Director – Energy

25th October 2018

10:00 am to 10:30 am

“Solar Project at Dubai Lubricant Processing Plant (DLPP – JA)”

Mr. Ehtesham K. Raja

Plant Manager, ElOMP-JA Operations

Mr. P. Radhakrishnan

Chief Energy Officer

10:40 am to 11:10 am

“Oxford Flow: An Example of How Universities Can Drive Innovation”

Prof. Thomas Povey

Technical Director, Professor of Engineering Science University of Oxford

11:20 am to 11:50 am

“Resilient & Clean Infrastructure for Power Generation & Distribution”

Mr. Martin L. Perry

Senior Director of Engineering

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

“The largest CSP Project in the World: Technology, Modelling and Optimization”

Mr. Jose Barragan Jimenez

Executive Manager – CSP

12:40 pm to 01:10 pm

“Innovative Techniques of Water and Waste Management for Better Environment”

H.E Eng. Ahmed Al Hammadi

General Director of Public Services Department

01:20 pm to 01:50 pm

“Sustainability Journey of DSO”

Mr. Subramanian. M

Senior Manager - Facilities, Operations & Facility

02:15 pm to 02:45 pm

“The Enhancement of Fire resistant cables for Different Applications”

Mr. Akash Pinjarkar

Development Engineer, DUCAB

“Overhead Conductors,
Approvals & Applications”

Mr. Manoj B. Medithi

Testing Engineer, DUCAB

02:55 pm to 03:25 pm

“GRE Valve Chambers for Water Transmission & Distribution Networks”

Mr. Hassan Darwich

Global Business Development Senior Manager

03:35 pm to 04:05 pm

“Smart Project Management Tool for Infrastructure via SAHAB Web Application”

Mr. Khaled Ahmed

Information Technology Manager

04:15 pm to 04:45 pm

“Optimization of Existing Power Generation Assets in the Middle East”

Mr. Thomas Shaw-Dunn

Regional Manager for Tractebel Middle East

04:55 pm to 05:25 pm

“Compact Substation for Photovoltaic”

Mr. Jiliang Yi

Deputy Chief Engineer

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