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2017 Programme

Day 1 – Wednesday 5 April 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Delegate registration and morning coffee

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Forum inauguration and awards ceremony

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Exhibition opening and inauguration tour

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11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking coffee break

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11:45 AM - 11:50 AM

Welcome address

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11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

Keynote panel discussion: Strategy coordination for sustainable development in the GCC

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  • Challenges and opportunities to advance sustainable development through environmental technology
  • Government initiatives to enhance environment management - a sustainable development approach
  • Environmental governance - The role of legislation and administrative frameworks to promote application of sustainable strategies
  • Actively promoting the transfer of environmental technologies
  • Developing sustainable cities and industrial parks
  • Direction of subsidisation

  • Khalid Abduallah Alhajery Director, Environmental Control - Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
  • Dr. Ahmed S. Al-Arifi Director General - International Cooperation Department - SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation)
  • Gus Schellekens Partner - Clean Energy and Sustainability Services – MENA - Ernst & Young
12:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Networking lunch

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2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Ma’aden’s approach to sustainability and its impact on the environment

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  • An introduction to Ma’aden’s vision and businesses
  • An introduction to the Ma’aden sustainability module
  • Ma’aden sustainability initiatives with the focus on environment
  • Ma’aden environmental impact from water projects
  • Conclusion – Ma’aden sustainability performance and journey at high level

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Keynote: Sustainability in industrial waste management and resource recovery

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  • Criteria for sustainability based planning for industrial wastes
  • Latest technological developments that enable implementation of sustainability based models
  • A case study demonstrating how toxic waste, normally deemed a liability, can be converted into a valuable, reusable resource

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Reduction, recycling, and reuse of oil fly ash – An integrated approach

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  • Generation and characterization of oil fly ash
  • Current disposal practices and environmental impact
  • Engineering and economic feasibility on reduction and reuse
  • Innovative environmental technology development using carbon and metals from oil fly ash
  • Application of technology in water and wastewater treatment systems
  • Application of technology in flue gas desulfurization

  • Dr. Tahir Husain Professor and Associate Dean (Research) - Memorial University, Canada
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

SEPCO system in environmental business

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  • The beginning
  • Technology know-how transfer, localisation
  • Evolution and expansion of environmental services and activities
  • SEPCO’s waste management fleet (medical, industrial, municipal)
  • Successful stories

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Questions and answers

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3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

Networking coffee break

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4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

Panel discussion: Sustainability in the industrial sector: Diversifying the economic base, protecting the environment and serving the community to achieve Kingdom’s 2030 vision

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  • The green economy
  • The green economy is sustainable for growth
  • Green building
  • Green industrial practices: A successful experience in the green industry by UNILEVER

5:10 PM - 5:15 PM

Closing remarks day 1

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Day 2 – Thursday 6 April 2017

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning coffee

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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Keynote: Renewables and Saudi’s Vision 2030 – More than just a different source of energy

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  • Why consider renewable energy
  • Best practices abroad
  • The cellular concept – a different way for integration
  • Potential and necessary improvements
  • Impact and contributions to the Vision 2030

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

SEC’s Environmental Vision – To be a leader in environmental protection in the Kingdom

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  • Comply with present PME 2014 regulations and standards
  • Increase the production of clean energy
  • Reduce the use of natural resources
  • Implement an ISO 14001-2015 Environmental Management System

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

Questions and answers

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10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Networking coffee break

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11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Environmental governance

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11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Implementing an Environmental Management System in a University City: Challenges and opportunities

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  • Management commitment and road map
  • Governance and compliance model
  • Community and contractor engagement
  • Health check and performance indicators
  • Next generation

  • Dr. Mohamed Omar Sc.D. Environmental Protection Manager - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Questions and answers

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Panel discussion: Environmental management within the frame of deregulation, localisation and technology

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  • Efficiency and digital technologies in power production and distribution
  • Air quality monitoring technologies and application
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS)

  • Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami Assistant Professor & Head of Solid Waste Research Group, Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES) - King Abdulaziz University
  • Samir Ahmed General Manager - Intertek Business Assurance
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Networking lunch

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2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Effective ways of reducing the use of water in agriculture

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  • Irrigation systems
  • Reducing production

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Effect of alternative fuels and raw materials on heavy metals content in clinker and cement quality

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  • Overview of the cement industry
  • Manufacturing and clinker process
  • Use of wastes as raw materials
  • Metals in raw materials and raw metal
  • Heavy oil fly ash

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Questions and answers

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3:10 PM - 3:15 PM

Closing remarks for the conference

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If you’d like to enquire about speaking at GEF 2017 or for more information on the conference/programme, please contact:

Hejke Coetzee

E-mail – hejke@bme-global.com

Tel – +44 203 328 6520