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NOVEMBER 2, 2023 | MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE, DUBAI
Welcome Address by Fast Company Middle East
Power of Now: Uniting for Immediate Impact
As business leaders set ambitious sustainability goals twenty or thirty years from now, the need is for immediate action. This session will explore actionable strategies and collaborative approaches to bridge the gap between long-term goals and present-day action.
H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature & UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28
H.E. Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi Former UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment
Mariet Westermann, Vice-Chancellor, New York University Abu Dhabi
Climate Tech Transformation: Driving Innovation for a Sustainable Future
Amidst the urgent need for sustainable solutions, climate technology is a vital force driving change. Join us as we delve into the critical role of technology in addressing the multifaceted dimensions of the climate crisis. This panel will explore groundbreaking innovations and discuss their transformative potential in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, transportation, and urban planning.
Sky Kurtz, Founder & CEO, Pure Harvest Smart Farms Dimitra Theodoropulos, Director Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Talabat
Ryan Lefers, CEO and Co-founder, RedSea
Dimitra Theodoropulos, Director Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Talabat
Dr. Hamid Haqparwar, Managing Director, BMW Middle East
Bottomline Effect: Profit, Purpose, and Planet
Unlock the synergy of sustainable triple play, where the pursuit of profitability aligns with creating positive social impact and safeguarding the environment. Understand the possibilities that emerge when profit, purpose, and planet unite, and gain practical insights to drive your organization's sustainable success.
Marina Antonopoulou, Senior Director of Climate Change and Nature Conservation, Emirates Nature-WWF
Manal Hassan, Chief Sustainability Officer, ElSewedy Electric
Sustainable Succession: Pioneering a Greener Tomorrow
In pursuing a sustainable future, next-generation leaders emerge as the driving force, propelled by their passion, vision, and unwavering commitment. This session will bring together influential voices and next-gen leaders driving sustainability in their industries. Uncover the unique perspectives and innovative approaches the younger generation brings to the sustainability agenda and how they embed sustainability at the heart of their enterprises.
Ilyess El Kortbi, Ukrainian Climate Activist
Fueling Change: The Urgency of Energy Transition
It is increasingly evident that the energy transition is a necessity and an opportunity to forge a new economic development model. The panelists will explore the scalability of renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, and emerging hydrogen production and carbon capture technologies.
Andrei Covatariu, Co-Chair - Digitalization in Energy Task Force | Vice-Chair - Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Gauri Singh, Deputy Director - General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Saood Al Noori - Head of Diplomatic Engagement - Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change