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Programme Agenda

COP28 FAB Pavilion Schedule

Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can SMEs start their sustainability journey?
Moderator Maria Flouda, Sustainability Switch Consultancy
Panelists Meher Mirchandani, Palmon Group
David Auriau, Creek Capital
Yassin Nasri, ImpactGulf
Hanan Sakr, COP28
Suresh Lalwani, FAB

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic How can financial sponsors support in achieving climate transition & profitability?
Moderator Veronica Chau MD & Partner - BCG's Climate and Sustainability Practice NA (M)
Panelists Pierre Abadie, Tikehau Capital
Arturo Bris, IMD World Competitiveness Center
Christopher Kaminker, BlackRock
Sophia Oumary, FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Navigating ESG - International Sustainability Standards, Compliance & Risk
Moderator John Gollifer, GCCBDI
Panelists Mardi McBrian, IFRS Foundation
Maryam Ficociello, Red Sea Global
Ayasha Alali, FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How to scale Hydrogen production to reach Net Zero?
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer, Zest Associates
Panelists Stephan Gobert, ENGIE
Mohammad Abdelqader, Masdar
Muhammad Kiani, Rystad
Gido VanGrass, FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Youth ambitions ahead of COP28
Moderator Souad Alhosani, FAB
Panelists Athra Alblooshi, Ministry of Climate Change & Environment
Omar Alali, American University of Sharjah (STUDENT)
Erica Wu, NYUAD (STUDENT)
Alia Ahli, American University of Sharjah (STUDENT)
Issaad El Kadiri, Arab Excellence
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Sustainability as a building block for SMEs
Moderator Laudy Lahdo, Senior Advisor – Engie
Panelists Richaa Bansal, EcoBee
Maitha Alrumaitha, –Rumbella
Shaikha Ali AlNaqbi, Head of Contracting Abu Dhabi - FAB
Tarun Krishna – Sheraa

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic A walk through the UAE’s journey on sustainability

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Showcasing of local birds diversity and its crucial role in fostering biodiversity

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic What is the role of technology & data to achieve Net Zero?
Moderator Dina Mustafa
Panelists Sherif Tawfik, Microsoft
Eslam Mahdy, Managing Consultant
Naomi English, MD & Global Head of Climate Strategy – MSCI
Line Eriksen, Associate Partner – Bain
Shargiil Bashir, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Reflections from climate affected areas
Moderator Marwa Alrahma, VP & Head of CSR - FAB
Panelist Mohammed Yousef Al Fahim, Deputy General Secretary for Support Services - Red Crescent

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Financing the clean Hydrogen revolution
Moderator Bas Sudmeijer, Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Eriola Beetz, Boston Consulting Group
Sidd Manjeshwar, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Jeffrey Beyer, Zest Associates
Atanu Das, ACWA
Marc Luz, Masdar
Gido VanGrass, FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How to finance a just transition with sustainable bonds?
Moderator Simone Utermarck, ICMA
Panelists Andre Abadie, JPMorgan
Nikolaos Passaris, MAF
Lawrence Paramasivam, Senior Executive Director - Policy & Legal ADGM
Fawaz Abusneineh, FAB (Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance)

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic The impact of climate change on culture and national identity – A youth perspective
Moderator Israa AlRabaea, Head of Employee Value Proposition – FAB
Panelists Ali Kashwani, Artist – MCY
Taryam Alkatheeri, Business Intelligence Data Analyst – Chairman of DCT Youth Council
Shamma Aljallaf, Student – American University of Sharjah - International Studies Major
Khalifa Albah, Student – American University of Sharjah - International Studies Major
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can going green help SMEs go global?
Moderator Arturo Bris, Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center – IMD
Panelists Oliver Baillie, Plain Tiger
Adrienne Doolan, SustainUAE
Kabir Dhawan, Sustainability Partner – Grant Thorton
Anirudha Panse, Head of GTB Trade Finance Product Innovation – FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic 2023 State of ESG in the GCC– challenges, trends and way forward
Moderator Monaem Ben Lellahom, Group CEO – Sustainable Square Consultancy
Panelists Shargiil Bashir, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB
Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer – Aramex
John Gollifer, CEO – GCBDDI
Daxita Rajcoomar, CSO AMEA – Engie
Yohaan Cama, ESG Lead – Gems Education

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Unlocking the Role of Carbon Markets in Decarbonisation
Moderator Nasim Pour, Lead Carbon Removals and Market Innovation – World Economic Forum
Panelists Hassaan Ghazali, Senior Manager Policy and Partnerships – UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators
Fazil Abdul Rahiman, TAQA
Bill Pazos, Founder – ACX
Riham EL Gizy, PIF
Noufal Alami, Acting Head of Commodities & Energy Transition – FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Net Zero - How to make the UAE vision a reality?
Moderator Annalena Hagenauer, Principal – Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Nicolas Petrovic, CEO – Etihad Rail Mobility Management
Muna Alamoodi, MOCCAE Climate Change
Martin Tricaud, Group Head of Investment Banking – FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How can partnerships address the Global Public Health challenges caused by Climate Change?
Moderator Danny Sebright, President U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council
Panelists Amin Al Amiri – UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention
Ayman Mokhtar, Viatris
Jeffrey Chapman – Cleveland Clinic
Nino Kharaishvili, Jacobs
Ramadan Al Blooshi, Dubai Health Authority
Sossy Ingiricochan - FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Growing up in the midst of a climate crisis - Tackling eco-grief
Moderator Diego Carrete, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Panelists Ally Salama, EMPWR
Sameera Khan, American University of Sharjah
JKhalifa Ballaith, COY18
Amal Haneef, American University of Sharjah
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic The role of Financial Institutions in supporting SMEs in their decarbonization journey
Moderator Namrata Budhraja Co-founder, Shift Eco
Panelists Hanan Sakr, Private Sector Engagement Head, COP28
Pamela Jouven, We Mean Business Coalition
Salil Ahuja, Head of CVP, Portfolio Mgmt & Alliances - FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Aviation: What are the challenges and the opportunities in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Erol Sueslar, Partner – Northstar
Panelists Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP – Thales
John Kelly – Rolls Royce
Brian Moran - Boeing
Sarah Usmani, Head of Sustainable Finance - FAB

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic How to make the Middle East a hub for Sustainable Islamic Finance?
Moderator Simone Utermarck, ICMA
Panelists Mohamed Damak, Head - S&P Global Ratings
Redwan Ahmed, Head IR - DP World
Zamir Iqbal, VP Finance & CFO – IsDB
Sarah Usmani, Head of Sustainable Finance - FAB

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic What role can trade play in the net-zero agenda?
Moderator Ravi Hanspal, Expert Trade - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Ian Laverty, Executive – TradeSun
Ashwin Shenoy, VP Business Head - Paymate
Sanjay Sethi, Head of GTB – FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Unlocking the Role of Carbon Markets in Decarbonisation

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic The Carbon Credit Market Opportunity
Moderator Daniel Mikkelsen, Partner – McKinsey
Panelists Michael Curran, Global Head of Carbon and Environmental Products – Vitol
Arnoud Van Den Berg, Group CEO - Al Dahra
Michael Bennet – World Bank
Shashi Prakash, Head of Regulation, Policy and Certification - Masdar
Noufal Alami, Acting Head of Commodities & Energy Transition – FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How to Enhance the Green Investments & Transition

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Carbon Literacy
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can we unlock finance to drive the SME green transition?
Moderator Salvatore Cantale– IMD
Panelists Qamar Saleem– IFC
Tony Greenham - British Business Bank
Xavier Tessier, XX - BPI
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, XX – OECD
Akram Makarem, Head of Corporate Banking AD - FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Net Zero - A game plan for UAE industries
Moderator Amine Benayad, MD & partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Adel Alwahedi, Chief Financial Officer - National Central Cooling Co (Tabreed)
Vladimir Arshinov, Group Chief Technology Office – Emirates Steen Arkan
Adhraa Almansoori, Head of Acting director of Public policy and sustainability - Etihad Rail
Moataz Khalil, MD & Global Head of Diversified Industrials Group - FAB

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic How to further accelerate the renewable energy transition?
Moderator Dina Mustafa, Partner - Marfa Advisors
Panelists Abdullah Jefri, Senior Regional Manager – IFC
Anil Vijayachandran, ACWA
Mohammed Hoosen, MD– Engie
Sarah Usmani, MD & Head of Sustainable Finance – Fab

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Energy: What are the challenges and the opportunities in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Sarah Howard, Chair, British Chambers of Commerce
Panelists Helle Kristoffersen, President Strategy & Sustainability – Total Energy
John Pearson, Chief Operating Officer - Petrofac
Hanan Balalaa, XX – ADNOC
Frank Wouters – Reliance
Gido Van Grass, MD & Global Head of Natural Resources – FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic How can UNEP FI's PRB and NZBA support your journey to net zero?
Moderator Amine Benayad, MD & partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business - BBVA
Masayuki Takanashi, Group Chief Sustainability Officer - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Alexandra Liftman, Global Environmental Executive - Bank of America
Laura Barlow, Head of Sustainability – Barclays
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer - FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic The Climate Safe Lending Finance Catalyst contest. Go Further, Faster, Fairer
Moderator James Vaccaro, Climate Safe Lending Network
Panelists Sandrine Dixson Decleve
Sue Reid
Nick Robins
Helena Vines Fiestas
Aaron Morehouse
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer - FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Construction: The road to adopting responsible and resource efficient building life-cycle
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer, Founder and Managing Director - Zest Associates
Panelists Mahdi Amjad, Executive Chairman of OMNIYAT– Omniyat
Asad Qazi, - Al Ghurair
Nader R. Ragheb - Orascom
Moataz Khalil, MD & Global Head of Diversified Industrials Group – FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic What are the challenges and the opportunities for the heavy industry in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Tamer Obied, MD & Partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Dr. Dimitrios Dimitriou, Advisor to the Group CEO - Emirates steel Arkan
Ziad Fares, Head of Strategy – EGA
Arun Sharma - Adani
Moataz Khalil, MD & Global Head of Diversified Industrials Group – FAB
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can we unlock finance to drive the SME green transition?
Moderator Nivine Sbahieh, SVP & Head of Strategic Partnership – FAB
Panelist Mauro Gianetti, CEO - UAE Team Emirates

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic How can Sustainable Aviation Fuel help you action your net-zero strategies?
Moderator Louise Roper, CEO – Volans
Panelists Akram Alami, MD & Partner – Bain
Kim Carnahan, Executive - Neoteric Energy & Climate
Elena Schmidt – RSB
Theye Veen – SKYnrg
Suhail bin Tarraf , GCOO – FAB

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Developing high-integrity decarbonization plans
Moderator Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB
Panelist John Elkington, Founder - Volans

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Investing for impact & drive sustainable growth
Welcome Statement Michel Longhini
Moderator Gerardo Amo
Panelist Matthew Griffin

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic How can Family offices navigate the future transition and the future of ESG?
Keynote Speaker Michel Longini, Head of GPB – FAB
Moderator Natalia Olynec, Chief Sustainability Officer – IMD
Panelists Tom De Waele, MD & Partner - Bain
Cem Habib, CEO - CIS Private
Arshi Ayub Zaveri, CEO - Trust With Trade
Samira Zakour, MD & Head of Private Banking – FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Aviation Impact Accelerator – Raising ambitions to accelerate Net-Zero flight​
Moderator Rob Miller, Lead, Aviation Impact Accelerator
Panelists Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer, Boeing
Matt Gorman, Director of Carbon Strategy, Heathrow
Herve Morvan, Chief of Future Platforms, Rolls-Royce
Dr Paul Hodgson, Technical Lead, Aviation Impact Accelerator
Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Head of Sustainable Finance, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic What will the city of the future look like?
Moderator Fatma Kharbash, AVP Group ESG, FAB
Panelists Khadeeja Tul Kubra Mulani, American University of Sharjah
Mohammad Mahmoud - Emirates Green Building Council
Abdulla AlZarouni – American University of Sharjah
Akram Makarem, Head of Corporate Banking AD – FAB
Time 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Topic Community Engagement

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Brave Blue World

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic UAE and the Green journey

Time 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Community Engagement
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Visa’s She’s Next x FAB: Small businesses, big steps
Moderator Carl Manlan Head of Inclusive Impact
Keynote Speaker Sara Bin Ali Head of CCB – FAB
Panelists Namrata Budhraja Co-founder and Owner, Shift Eco
Himakshi Shastri Founder and Owner, Sustainery Co.
Jennifer Salut Thrift for Good
Lara Hussein Co-founder & Soil Builder, The Waste Lab
Shaikha Ali AlNaqbi Head of Contracting Abu Dhabi - FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic How can corporates and academia collaborate to accelerate Climate Change actions?
Moderator Kathryn Wilton FAB
Panelists Qais Al Suwaidi TAQA
Natalia Olynec Chief Sustainability Officer, International Institute of Management Development (IMD)
Noora Alreyasi EVP – FAB
Maher Al Kaabi An advisory board of: UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Middle East Energy, MENA Power Projects

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Energy Efficiency Task Force
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer Founder and Managing Director, Zest Associates
Keynote Speaker Martin Tricaud Head of IBG – FAB
Panelists Helmut von Struve CEO MENA – Siemens
Mouez Ben Chaabane Sustainable energy expert, Econoler

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Real Estate: What are the business opportunities and challenges in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Katarina Uherova Hasbani Partner and Global Director of Strategy and Advisory, AESG
Panelists Khalid Anib CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels
Hawazen Esber, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim
Mahdi Amjad Founder, Executive Chairman, Omniyat
Neal Lindsey Head of RE - FAB
Abdullatif Albitawi Director, Emirates Green Building Council

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Conversation with Dr. J. Friedmann, Carbon Direct Chief Scientist: Perspectives on how to close the Green Skills gap?
Moderator Dr. Julio Friedmann Chief Scientist, Carbon Direct
Hussain Alobeidli Head of Talent, FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic How can financial institutions support corporates in their transition? Learnings from French & UAE experiences
Moderator Michel Fredeau, Partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Steve Lemoine, Dalkia Middle East, EDF Group
Vincent Sciandra, METRON
Fazil Rahiman, Taqa
Jerome Ponrouch, BNP Paribas
Martin Tricaud, Head of IBG - FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Green Pioneers: Youth driving the Climate Tech Innovation​
Keynote Speaker Suhail bin Tarraf, GCOO – FAB
Moderator Peter Abou Haschem, Hub 71
Panelists Hajar, Hub71
Youssef Sekkat, Makan
Zain Green Future Project
Ahren, Momint
Abhinav Prasad, FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic FAB Frontiers in Finance & Sustainability​
Keynote Speaker Hana Al Rostamani GCEO – FAB
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can an ecosystem work together to accelerate climate action for SMEs?
Moderator Mustafa Bosca, Co-Founder- Carbon Sifr
Panelists Bassel Alnahlaoui, - Careem
Maryam Al Mansoori, Founder – Rebound
Adnan Mirza – FAB
George Zakheem - Emirates Driving Company
Saeed Halabi, Sauce Capital

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Priceless Planet Coalition - How can organisations contribute and raise awareness on retail consumer action?
Keynote Speakers Futoon Almazrouei, Head of CBG – FAB
Khalid Elgibali, MasterCard
Moderator Jessica Robinson, Partner – EY
Panelists Gina Petersen, Mastercard
Paul Cox, SVP & Head of Products - Everyday Banking (FAB)
Rachid El Ameri Feverup
Daniel Mateos, EN WWF

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Nexus - Climate x Technology AI & Nature
Moderator John Higelin, Climate Tech – Zouk
Panelists Susan Graham, Dendra Limited
Lola Fernandz, VentureSouq
Ahmed Alhashmi, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity -Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB

Time 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Sustainability for Senior Citizens and POD

Time 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Topic Carbon Literacy

Time 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic Conversation with futurist M. Griffin: Creating a Sustainable Future
Moderator Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB
Panelist Matthew Griffin, Founder - 311 Institute

Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic FAB x Archireef: The role of private sector in supporting customers make a positive impact on biodiversity
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Supply chain decarbonization: How can large corporates & SMEs work together to make it happen?
Moderator Shalini Unnikrishnan, Partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Ramon Bosch, Microsoft
Gianpiero Nacci, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Elas Niyat – Treasury Manager, Al Masaood
Sanjay Sethi, Head of GTB – FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Nexus - Climate x Technology AI & Nature
Moderator John Higelin, Climate Tech – Zouk
Panelists Susan Graham, Dendra Limited
Lola Fernandz, VentureSouq
Ahmed Alhashmi, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity -Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Food security & water sustainability, what role for the finance system?
Moderator Lotfi El Jai, KMPG
Panelists Maryam Zaman, Partner – KPMG
Nasser Al-Thkekair, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Can fashion be sustainable?
Moderator Hend Shadid, Head of BM – FAB
Panelists Emma Barber – Dgrade
Deepthi Chandran Joyau - Only Ethikal

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Can Agritech save the world?
Moderator Fadi Al Shihabi, Partner – KPMG
Panelists Dr. Shamal Mohammed, Silal
Bruno Massera, BRF
Seena Amidhozour, Plug & Play
Sossy Ingiricochan, FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic The blue economy: How to maintain our ecosystem while capturing the opportunity?
Moderator Wendy Dobson, Partner – FTI
Panelists Deniz Tekerek, Archireef
Tatiana Antonelli, Goumbook FZCO
Mehmet Mumcuoglu, IFC
Fawaz Abusneineh, Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance – FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic UAE’s Youth Councils reflections on Global Stock take – Actions forward
Moderator Souad Alhosani, ED & Head of Asset Management Sales – FAB/td>
Panelists Jawwad Sheikh, AUS
Aamuktha S., AUS
Nasser AlMansoori, YNC Chair, Etihad
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Decarbonizing SMEs operations - overcoming data and reporting challenges

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Women in Steel

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Growing Women’s role in a sustainable entity

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Transport: How to accelerate sustainable transportation?

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Partnerships as a lever for change: Creating collaborative ecosystems for sustainable development
Time 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Topic Community Engagement
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can SMEs start their sustainability journey?
Moderator Maria Flouda, Sustainability Switch Consultancy
Panelists Meher Mirchandani, Palmon Group
David Auriau, Creek Capital
Yassin Nasri, ImpactGulf
Hanan Sakr, COP28
Suresh Lalwani, FAB

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic How can financial sponsors support in achieving climate transition & profitability?
Moderator Veronica Chau MD & Partner - BCG's Climate and Sustainability Practice NA (M)
Panelists Pierre Abadie, Tikehau Capital
Arturo Bris, IMD World Competitiveness Center
Christopher Kaminker, BlackRock
Sophia Oumary, FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Navigating ESG - International Sustainability Standards, Compliance & Risk
Moderator John Gollifer, GCCBDI
Panelists Mardi McBrian, IFRS Foundation
Maryam Ficociello, Red Sea Global
Ayasha Alali, FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How to scale Hydrogen production to reach Net Zero?
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer, Zest Associates
Panelists Stephan Gobert, ENGIE
Mohammad Abdelqader, Masdar
Muhammad Kiani, Rystad
Gido VanGrass, FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Youth ambitions ahead of COP28
Moderator Souad Alhosani, FAB
Panelists Athra Alblooshi, Ministry of Climate Change & Environment
Omar Alali, American University of Sharjah (STUDENT)
Erica Wu, NYUAD (STUDENT)
Alia Ahli, American University of Sharjah (STUDENT)
Issaad El Kadiri, Arab Excellence
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Sustainability as a building block for SMEs
Moderator Laudy Lahdo, Senior Advisor – Engie
Panelists Richaa Bansal, EcoBee
Maitha Alrumaitha, –Rumbella
Shaikha Ali AlNaqbi, Head of Contracting Abu Dhabi - FAB
Tarun Krishna – Sheraa

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic A walk through the UAE’s journey on sustainability

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Showcasing of local birds diversity and its crucial role in fostering biodiversity

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic What is the role of technology & data to achieve Net Zero?
Moderator Dina Mustafa
Panelists Sherif Tawfik, Microsoft
Eslam Mahdy, Managing Consultant
Naomi English, MD & Global Head of Climate Strategy – MSCI
Line Eriksen, Associate Partner – Bain
Shargiil Bashir, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Reflections from climate affected areas
Moderator Marwa Alrahma, VP & Head of CSR - FAB
Panelist Mohammed Yousef Al Fahim, Deputy General Secretary for Support Services - Red Crescent

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Financing the clean Hydrogen revolution
Moderator Bas Sudmeijer, Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Eriola Beetz, Boston Consulting Group
Sidd Manjeshwar, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Jeffrey Beyer, Zest Associates
Atanu Das, ACWA
Marc Luz, Masdar
Gido VanGrass, FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How to finance a just transition with sustainable bonds?
Moderator Simone Utermarck, ICMA
Panelists Andre Abadie, JPMorgan
Nikolaos Passaris, MAF
Lawrence Paramasivam, Senior Executive Director - Policy & Legal ADGM
Fawaz Abusneineh, FAB (Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance)

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic The impact of climate change on culture and national identity – A youth perspective
Moderator Israa AlRabaea, Head of Employee Value Proposition – FAB
Panelists Ali Kashwani, Artist – MCY
Taryam Alkatheeri, Business Intelligence Data Analyst – Chairman of DCT Youth Council
Shamma Aljallaf, Student – American University of Sharjah - International Studies Major
Khalifa Albah, Student – American University of Sharjah - International Studies Major
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can going green help SMEs go global?
Moderator Arturo Bris, Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center – IMD
Panelists Oliver Baillie, Plain Tiger
Adrienne Doolan, SustainUAE
Kabir Dhawan, Sustainability Partner – Grant Thorton
Anirudha Panse, Head of GTB Trade Finance Product Innovation – FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic 2023 State of ESG in the GCC– challenges, trends and way forward
Moderator Monaem Ben Lellahom, Group CEO – Sustainable Square Consultancy
Panelists Shargiil Bashir, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB
Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer – Aramex
John Gollifer, CEO – GCBDDI
Daxita Rajcoomar, CSO AMEA – Engie
Yohaan Cama, ESG Lead – Gems Education

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Unlocking the Role of Carbon Markets in Decarbonisation
Moderator Nasim Pour, Lead Carbon Removals and Market Innovation – World Economic Forum
Panelists Hassaan Ghazali, Senior Manager Policy and Partnerships – UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators
Fazil Abdul Rahiman, TAQA
Bill Pazos, Founder – ACX
Riham EL Gizy, PIF
Noufal Alami, Acting Head of Commodities & Energy Transition – FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Net Zero - How to make the UAE vision a reality?
Moderator Annalena Hagenauer, Principal – Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Nicolas Petrovic, CEO – Etihad Rail Mobility Management
Muna Alamoodi, MOCCAE Climate Change
Martin Tricaud, Group Head of Investment Banking – FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How can partnerships address the Global Public Health challenges caused by Climate Change?
Moderator Danny Sebright, President U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council
Panelists Amin Al Amiri – UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention
Ayman Mokhtar, Viatris
Jeffrey Chapman – Cleveland Clinic
Nino Kharaishvili, Jacobs
Ramadan Al Blooshi, Dubai Health Authority
Sossy Ingiricochan - FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Growing up in the midst of a climate crisis - Tackling eco-grief
Moderator Diego Carrete, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Panelists Ally Salama, EMPWR
Sameera Khan, American University of Sharjah
JKhalifa Ballaith, COY18
Amal Haneef, American University of Sharjah
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic The role of Financial Institutions in supporting SMEs in their decarbonization journey
Moderator Namrata Budhraja Co-founder, Shift Eco
Panelists Hanan Sakr, Private Sector Engagement Head, COP28
Pamela Jouven, We Mean Business Coalition
Salil Ahuja, Head of CVP, Portfolio Mgmt & Alliances - FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Aviation: What are the challenges and the opportunities in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Erol Sueslar, Partner – Northstar
Panelists Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP – Thales
John Kelly – Rolls Royce
Brian Moran - Boeing
Sarah Usmani, Head of Sustainable Finance - FAB

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic How to make the Middle East a hub for Sustainable Islamic Finance?
Moderator Simone Utermarck, ICMA
Panelists Mohamed Damak, Head - S&P Global Ratings
Redwan Ahmed, Head IR - DP World
Zamir Iqbal, VP Finance & CFO – IsDB
Sarah Usmani, Head of Sustainable Finance - FAB

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic What role can trade play in the net-zero agenda?
Moderator Ravi Hanspal, Expert Trade - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Ian Laverty, Executive – TradeSun
Ashwin Shenoy, VP Business Head - Paymate
Sanjay Sethi, Head of GTB – FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Unlocking the Role of Carbon Markets in Decarbonisation

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic The Carbon Credit Market Opportunity
Moderator Daniel Mikkelsen, Partner – McKinsey
Panelists Michael Curran, Global Head of Carbon and Environmental Products – Vitol
Arnoud Van Den Berg, Group CEO - Al Dahra
Michael Bennet – World Bank
Shashi Prakash, Head of Regulation, Policy and Certification - Masdar
Noufal Alami, Acting Head of Commodities & Energy Transition – FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic How to Enhance the Green Investments & Transition

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Carbon Literacy
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can we unlock finance to drive the SME green transition?
Moderator Salvatore Cantale– IMD
Panelists Qamar Saleem– IFC
Tony Greenham - British Business Bank
Xavier Tessier, XX - BPI
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, XX – OECD
Akram Makarem, Head of Corporate Banking AD - FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Net Zero - A game plan for UAE industries
Moderator Amine Benayad, MD & partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Adel Alwahedi, Chief Financial Officer - National Central Cooling Co (Tabreed)
Vladimir Arshinov, Group Chief Technology Office – Emirates Steen Arkan
Adhraa Almansoori, Head of Acting director of Public policy and sustainability - Etihad Rail
Moataz Khalil, MD & Global Head of Diversified Industrials Group - FAB

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic How to further accelerate the renewable energy transition?
Moderator Dina Mustafa, Partner - Marfa Advisors
Panelists Abdullah Jefri, Senior Regional Manager – IFC
Anil Vijayachandran, ACWA
Mohammed Hoosen, MD– Engie
Sarah Usmani, MD & Head of Sustainable Finance – Fab

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Energy: What are the challenges and the opportunities in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Sarah Howard, Chair, British Chambers of Commerce
Panelists Helle Kristoffersen, President Strategy & Sustainability – Total Energy
John Pearson, Chief Operating Officer - Petrofac
Hanan Balalaa, XX – ADNOC
Frank Wouters – Reliance
Gido Van Grass, MD & Global Head of Natural Resources – FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic How can UNEP FI's PRB and NZBA support your journey to net zero?
Moderator Amine Benayad, MD & partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business - BBVA
Masayuki Takanashi, Group Chief Sustainability Officer - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Alexandra Liftman, Global Environmental Executive - Bank of America
Laura Barlow, Head of Sustainability – Barclays
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer - FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic The Climate Safe Lending Finance Catalyst contest. Go Further, Faster, Fairer
Moderator James Vaccaro, Climate Safe Lending Network
Panelists Sandrine Dixson Decleve
Sue Reid
Nick Robins
Helena Vines Fiestas
Aaron Morehouse
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer - FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Construction: The road to adopting responsible and resource efficient building life-cycle
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer, Founder and Managing Director - Zest Associates
Panelists Mahdi Amjad, Executive Chairman of OMNIYAT– Omniyat
Asad Qazi, - Al Ghurair
Nader R. Ragheb - Orascom
Moataz Khalil, MD & Global Head of Diversified Industrials Group – FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic What are the challenges and the opportunities for the heavy industry in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Tamer Obied, MD & Partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Dr. Dimitrios Dimitriou, Advisor to the Group CEO - Emirates steel Arkan
Ziad Fares, Head of Strategy – EGA
Arun Sharma - Adani
Moataz Khalil, MD & Global Head of Diversified Industrials Group – FAB
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can we unlock finance to drive the SME green transition?
Moderator Nivine Sbahieh, SVP & Head of Strategic Partnership – FAB
Panelist Mauro Gianetti, CEO - UAE Team Emirates

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic How can Sustainable Aviation Fuel help you action your net-zero strategies?
Moderator Louise Roper, CEO – Volans
Panelists Akram Alami, MD & Partner – Bain
Kim Carnahan, Executive - Neoteric Energy & Climate
Elena Schmidt – RSB
Theye Veen – SKYnrg
Suhail bin Tarraf , GCOO – FAB

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Developing high-integrity decarbonization plans
Moderator Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB
Panelist John Elkington, Founder - Volans

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Investing for impact & drive sustainable growth
Welcome Statement Michel Longhini
Moderator Gerardo Amo
Panelist Matthew Griffin

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic How can Family offices navigate the future transition and the future of ESG?
Keynote Speaker Michel Longini, Head of GPB – FAB
Moderator Natalia Olynec, Chief Sustainability Officer – IMD
Panelists Tom De Waele, MD & Partner - Bain
Cem Habib, CEO - CIS Private
Arshi Ayub Zaveri, CEO - Trust With Trade
Samira Zakour, MD & Head of Private Banking – FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Aviation Impact Accelerator – Raising ambitions to accelerate Net-Zero flight​
Moderator Rob Miller, Lead, Aviation Impact Accelerator
Panelists Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer, Boeing
Matt Gorman, Director of Carbon Strategy, Heathrow
Herve Morvan, Chief of Future Platforms, Rolls-Royce
Dr Paul Hodgson, Technical Lead, Aviation Impact Accelerator
Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Head of Sustainable Finance, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic What will the city of the future look like?
Moderator Fatma Kharbash, AVP Group ESG, FAB
Panelists Khadeeja Tul Kubra Mulani, American University of Sharjah
Mohammad Mahmoud - Emirates Green Building Council
Abdulla AlZarouni – American University of Sharjah
Akram Makarem, Head of Corporate Banking AD – FAB
Time 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Topic Community Engagement

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Brave Blue World

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic UAE and the Green journey

Time 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Community Engagement
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Visa’s She’s Next x FAB: Small businesses, big steps
Moderator Carl Manlan Head of Inclusive Impact
Keynote Speaker Sara Bin Ali Head of CCB – FAB
Panelists Namrata Budhraja Co-founder and Owner, Shift Eco
Himakshi Shastri Founder and Owner, Sustainery Co.
Jennifer Salut Thrift for Good
Lara Hussein Co-founder & Soil Builder, The Waste Lab
Shaikha Ali AlNaqbi Head of Contracting Abu Dhabi - FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic How can corporates and academia collaborate to accelerate Climate Change actions?
Moderator Kathryn Wilton FAB
Panelists Qais Al Suwaidi TAQA
Natalia Olynec Chief Sustainability Officer, International Institute of Management Development (IMD)
Noora Alreyasi EVP – FAB
Maher Al Kaabi An advisory board of: UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Middle East Energy, MENA Power Projects

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Energy Efficiency Task Force
Moderator Jeffrey Beyer Founder and Managing Director, Zest Associates
Keynote Speaker Martin Tricaud Head of IBG – FAB
Panelists Helmut von Struve CEO MENA – Siemens
Mouez Ben Chaabane Sustainable energy expert, Econoler

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Real Estate: What are the business opportunities and challenges in reaching Net Zero?
Moderator Katarina Uherova Hasbani Partner and Global Director of Strategy and Advisory, AESG
Panelists Khalid Anib CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels
Hawazen Esber, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim
Mahdi Amjad Founder, Executive Chairman, Omniyat
Neal Lindsey Head of RE - FAB
Abdullatif Albitawi Director, Emirates Green Building Council

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Conversation with Dr. J. Friedmann, Carbon Direct Chief Scientist: Perspectives on how to close the Green Skills gap?
Moderator Dr. Julio Friedmann Chief Scientist, Carbon Direct
Hussain Alobeidli Head of Talent, FAB

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic How can financial institutions support corporates in their transition? Learnings from French & UAE experiences
Moderator Michel Fredeau, Partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Steve Lemoine, Dalkia Middle East, EDF Group
Vincent Sciandra, METRON
Fazil Rahiman, Taqa
Jerome Ponrouch, BNP Paribas
Martin Tricaud, Head of IBG - FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Green Pioneers: Youth driving the Climate Tech Innovation​
Keynote Speaker Suhail bin Tarraf, GCOO – FAB
Moderator Peter Abou Haschem, Hub 71
Panelists Hajar, Hub71
Youssef Sekkat, Makan
Zain Green Future Project
Ahren, Momint
Abhinav Prasad, FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic FAB Frontiers in Finance & Sustainability​
Keynote Speaker Hana Al Rostamani GCEO – FAB
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic How can an ecosystem work together to accelerate climate action for SMEs?
Moderator Mustafa Bosca, Co-Founder- Carbon Sifr
Panelists Bassel Alnahlaoui, - Careem
Maryam Al Mansoori, Founder – Rebound
Adnan Mirza – FAB
George Zakheem - Emirates Driving Company
Saeed Halabi, Sauce Capital

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Priceless Planet Coalition - How can organisations contribute and raise awareness on retail consumer action?
Keynote Speakers Futoon Almazrouei, Head of CBG – FAB
Khalid Elgibali, MasterCard
Moderator Jessica Robinson, Partner – EY
Panelists Gina Petersen, Mastercard
Paul Cox, SVP & Head of Products - Everyday Banking (FAB)
Rachid El Ameri Feverup
Daniel Mateos, EN WWF

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Nexus - Climate x Technology AI & Nature
Moderator John Higelin, Climate Tech – Zouk
Panelists Susan Graham, Dendra Limited
Lola Fernandz, VentureSouq
Ahmed Alhashmi, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity -Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB

Time 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Sustainability for Senior Citizens and POD

Time 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Topic Carbon Literacy

Time 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic Conversation with futurist M. Griffin: Creating a Sustainable Future
Moderator Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB
Panelist Matthew Griffin, Founder - 311 Institute

Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic FAB x Archireef: The role of private sector in supporting customers make a positive impact on biodiversity
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Supply chain decarbonization: How can large corporates & SMEs work together to make it happen?
Moderator Shalini Unnikrishnan, Partner - Boston Consulting Group
Panelists Ramon Bosch, Microsoft
Gianpiero Nacci, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Elas Niyat – Treasury Manager, Al Masaood
Sanjay Sethi, Head of GTB – FAB

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Nexus - Climate x Technology AI & Nature
Moderator John Higelin, Climate Tech – Zouk
Panelists Susan Graham, Dendra Limited
Lola Fernandz, VentureSouq
Ahmed Alhashmi, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity -Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB

Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Topic Food security & water sustainability, what role for the finance system?
Moderator Lotfi El Jai, KMPG
Panelists Maryam Zaman, Partner – KPMG
Nasser Al-Thkekair, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer – FAB

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Can fashion be sustainable?
Moderator Hend Shadid, Head of BM – FAB
Panelists Emma Barber – Dgrade
Deepthi Chandran Joyau - Only Ethikal

Time 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic Can Agritech save the world?
Moderator Fadi Al Shihabi, Partner – KPMG
Panelists Dr. Shamal Mohammed, Silal
Bruno Massera, BRF
Seena Amidhozour, Plug & Play
Sossy Ingiricochan, FAB

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic The blue economy: How to maintain our ecosystem while capturing the opportunity?
Moderator Wendy Dobson, Partner – FTI
Panelists Deniz Tekerek, Archireef
Tatiana Antonelli, Goumbook FZCO
Mehmet Mumcuoglu, IFC
Fawaz Abusneineh, Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance – FAB

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic UAE’s Youth Councils reflections on Global Stock take – Actions forward
Moderator Souad Alhosani, ED & Head of Asset Management Sales – FAB/td>
Panelists Jawwad Sheikh, AUS
Aamuktha S., AUS
Nasser AlMansoori, YNC Chair, Etihad
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic Decarbonizing SMEs operations - overcoming data and reporting challenges

Time 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic Women in Steel

Time 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Topic Growing Women’s role in a sustainable entity

Time 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic Transport: How to accelerate sustainable transportation?

Time 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Topic Partnerships as a lever for change: Creating collaborative ecosystems for sustainable development
Time 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Topic Community Engagement
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