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Defining a Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Economy

With a backdrop of COP28 taking place in the UAE in November 2023, ENGIE is bringing its global E4 event to Abu Dhabi. The event brings together regional government Ministers, CEOs and industry leaders who place achieving net zero at the heart of their actions.

Through informed high-level discussions and exclusive case studies, E4 will showcase and discuss viable approaches to decarbonisation, outline the true challenges that businesses face as they implement their strategies, discuss practical solutions that will have the greatest impact, and highlight the most cost-effective approaches for countries or companies wishing to accelerate their net zero journey.  The event will also offer an unrivalled opportunity to network with peers.



  • 08.30 – Registration & networking – Marketplace open
  • 09.45 – UAE National Anthem & safety moment
  • 09.50 – Welcome remarks: Dyala Sabbagh, Partner, Gulf Intelligence
  • 09.55 – Keynote address: Catherine MacGregor, CEO, ENGIE
  • 10.05 – Journey to COP 28 – Corporate role in supporting governments to achieve net zero carbon targets
    H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister, Ministry of Climate Change & Environment UAE
    H.E. Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, Group CEO, Emirates Steel Arkan
    Osama Bishai, CEO, Orascom Construction
    Jasim Husain Thabet, Group CEO and Managing Director, TAQA
    Catherine MacGregor, CEO, ENGIE
  • 10.50 – Voice of the customers: Harnessing wind energy in Egypt
    Osama Bishai, CEO, Orascom Construction
    Loic Jaegert, North Africa Country Manager, ENGIE
  • 11.00 –  Voice of the customer – Waste heat recovery and decarbonization roadmap
    Olivier Milhaud, General Manager, Holcim Emirates Cement
    Alexander Alzamora, Head of Energy Efficiency, Energy Solutions, ENGIE
  • 11.10 – Voice of the customer – Decarbonized Desalination: Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future
    Khaled Alqureshi, CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company
    Turki Al Shehri, CEO KSA, ENGIE
  • 11.20 – Networking break – Marketplace open
  • 11.50 – Fostering competition in major infrastructure to accelerate decarbonization
    Peter Purkl, Managing Director & Global Head Energy, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
    Dietmar Siersdorfer, Middle East & UAE Managing Director, Siemens Energy
    Xavier Eiglier, SVP, Middle East Gulf, Indian Sub-Continent, Indian Ocean Islands, Southern & Eastern Africa, CMA CGM
    Fawaz Al Muharrami, Executive Director Clean Energy, Masdar
    Sebastien Arbola, EVP Thermal & Supply, ENGIE
  • 12.20 – Voice of the customers – District cooling
    Salwa Al Maflahi, Director of Sustainability and CSR, Aldar Properties
    Dr Yousif Al Hammadi, Chief Asset Management Officer, National Central Cooling Company PJSC
  • 12.30 – Voice of the Customer – Tackling the importance of Green Data Centers and how local communities can benefit
    Sherif Tawfik, Chief Sustainability Officer, Microsoft
    Pierre Cheyron, Managing Director Energy Solutions AMEA, ENGIE
  • 12.45 – Accelerating distributed energy infrastructure to support long-term decarbonization goals
    Florian Merz, Director, UAE Industries, UAE Investments Platform, Mubadala
    Martin Tricaud, Group Head of Investment Banking, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
    Hady Nassif, CEO, Saint-Gobain Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East
    Kristiyana Nikolova, Positive Impact Operations Director, Danone
    Nicolas Boukhalil, ME Energy, Utilities and Resources Deals Lead, PWC
    Frank Lacroix, EVP Energy Solutions, ENGIE
  • 13.15 – Voice of the customer – Searching for an alternative power solution
    Zeyad Elhariry, Project Director, Jouf Agricultural Development Company (JADCO)
    Yvon Mompeyssin, Head of Energy Production, Energy Solutions, ENGIE
  • 13.25 – Voice of the customer – Decarbonization Strategy & Transformation
    Fadhl Zayed, Decarbonization Lead, Emirates Steel Arkan
    Ben Moens, Managing Director, ENGIE Impact
  • 13.35 – Voice of the customer – Future Energy Systems
    Damien Buie, Global Energy Transition Leader, AWS
    Tom Van Den Bussche, Vice President Key Client Office, ENGIE
    Stephane Pirotte, Co-Head of European Sales & Orgination, ENGIE
  • 13.45 – Lunch and networking – Marketplace open
  • 14.30 – Exclusive tours of Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • 16.00 – Networking reception at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi Restaurant
  • 18.00 – Closing remarks: Frederic Claux, Managing Director Thermal Generation and Energy Supply, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ENGIE

Using Mentimeter

We will be using Mentimeter to provide an interactive element to the panels and to the Voice of the Customer segments.

During the panels, if you click on the link below, it will take you a page that will allow you to add your thoughts, comments, and supporting statements to back up the presenters statements. These comments are live and will appear on the screen behind the panel of speakers. Due to the tight timings we will be unable to accept questions for the panel discussions.

In the Voice of the Customer segment, we invite you to ask questions that you would like to ask the presenters.

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ENGIE Marketplace

Surrounding the event space will be a marketplace where the networking, coffee, and lunch break will take place. The marketplace will showcase ENGIE’s solutions; from our Advisory, consultancy, and engineering services, to power generation solutions, to desalination. We reveal our capabilities in green hydrogen, district cooling, and sustainable mobility. A spotlight will be given on low carbon public lighting and cities, energy storage, as well as on-site solar & storage, on-site utilities incl. low carbon data centres, and energy performance services.

Spending time in our marketplace will unravel the plethora of capabilities and solutions that ENGIE can deliver to our customers.



Useful Contacts

For inquiries: Please contact Meryem Sardogan on +971 56 100 4449

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