The World Hydrogen Mena congress in Dubai from February 26 to 29 will feature hydrogen experts at the forefront of the green energy transition, who will join over 500 senior decision makers to discuss the future of hydrogen development.
In partnership with Dii Desert Energy and the Mena Hydrogen Alliance, World Hydrogen Mena brings together the entire hydrogen value chain across Mena and the rest of the world to accelerate global clean hydrogen development, a release said.
With favourable geographic conditions for renewables and an established traditional energy export sector, the region has an exceptional opportunity to become a global clean hydrogen powerhouse.
Building on the success of the 2022 and 2023 congresses and coming just a few short months after COP28, the 2024 programme will feature 100+ expert speakers and attendees from across Mena, Europe and Asia, coming together to tackle the latest developments, challenges and opportunities facing hydrogen in the region.
With five streams across two days, nine interactive roundtables, and engaging plenary and panel discussions throughout, participants will drive action-orientated sessions to take forward net zero strategies.
Delegates will have the opportunity to join a unique tour to visit the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park - one of the world’s largest renewable projects and deep-dive into the interactive Masterclass day to gain in-depth knowledge on critical issues facing the adoption of hydrogen as a clean energy source.
At the forefront
Hydrogen experts at the forefront of the green energy transition, include:
•Lina Osman, Regional Head of Sustainable Finance, West, Standard Chartered Bank
•Kenny Kitamura, Chief Representative for the Middle East, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
•Shargiil Bashir, EVP & Group Sustainability Director, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
•Koji Anamizu, Director, Mizuho Bank
•Yusuf Macun, Founder & Managing Partner, Cranmore Partners
•Ravi Suri, Managing Director, Alpen Capital
•Allan Baker, Managing Director, Global Head of Energy Transition, Société Générale
•Eman Adel, Sustainability and Capacity Building Expert, RCREEE
•Justo Alejandro, Head of Infrastructure Finance, MenaT, HSBC
•Abdulaziz Al Shidhani, General Manager, Hydrom
•Naheed Memon, CEO, Oracle Power
•Chigozie Nweke-Eze, CEO, Integrated Africa Power
•Faiza Al Harthy, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Head, Oman Vision 2040
•Hajer Ben Charrada, Corporate Strategy, Taqa Group.