GMIS 2021 to set stage for ‘Green Chain Conference’ on Nov 24

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) will host The Green Chain Conference, a multi-stakeholder forum that explores the role of renewable energy solutions, socially responsible investments, and policy frameworks to accelerate the transition to a net-zero future.

The event, which will take place alongside the #GIMS2021 on November 24, 2021, is expected to attract more than 40 global leaders from governments and the energy industry to promote public-private partnerships and highlight the importance of adopting Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies across the energy sector.

The conference will hold panel discussions on topics including the importance of policy interventions and public-private collaborations to develop green hydrogen value chains, the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven smart grids in tackling energy shortages, ways to establish green hydrogen export markets, as well as regulatory and governance challenges in the carbon credit market.

Badr Al-Olama
Badr Al-Olama
Head – Organizing Committee

“Rapid adoption of clean and renewable energy is transforming the global energy landscape, but we need to do more to achieve the climate goals and ensure universal access to affordable and sustainable energy sources. The Green Chain Conference presents an opportunity to build a transparent and equitable energy future for all, with a particular focus on decarbonizing the manufacturing sector using disruptive technologies.”

The conference will also conduct dedicated sessions on creating a renewable energy derivatives market, promoting energy transfer between developing and developed economies using Blockchain, improving access to energy finance and affordable technology solutions, and addressing challenges related to hydrogen storage and distribution.

Senior policymakers and industry experts confirmed to speak at The Green Chain Conference include:

  • Mr. Caspar Herzberg, Chief Revenue Officer of AVEA
  • Dr. Gerhard Thonhauser, Chairman of TDE Group
  • Ms. Ana Haurie, Co-founder and CEO of Respira International
  • Dr. Carsten Stoecker, Founder of Spherity GmbH
  • Mr. James Veale, President and Co-founder of GreenToken by SAP
  • Mr. Khalid Almuhaidib, Acting Senior Vice President of Hydrogen Business at ADNOC
  • Mr. Mauricio Vargas, CEO of Bayotech
  • Mr. Martin Nagell, Advisor, Office of the CEO at Masdar

Other speakers are:

  • Ms. Maria Strandesen, Head of Future Fuels at Maersk
  • Dr. Andrea Lovato, Executive Vice President and Head of Renewable Development and Green Hydrogen at ACWA Power
  • Mr. Jonathan Carpenter, Vice President of New Energy Services at Petrofac
  • Dr. Malcom Cook, Vice President and Head of Business Development at ThyssenKrupp
  • Dr. Carsten Borchers, Vice President of Strategy Energy Networks at E.ON
  • Mr. Pierre Samaties, Senior Advisor at Roland Berger

The conference will be held at Expo’s Dubai Exhibition Centre, as part of the six-day GMIS Week, which will feature over 30 exhibitors to showcase UAE-based technology and manufacturing capabilities.

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