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THE ONLY HVAC AND DISTRICT COOLING FOCUSED EVENT IN THE REGION

Knowledge Partners

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GCC Project Market Overview

The report provides an extensive overview about the rapid expansion of the district cooling industry in the region in order to facilitate sustainable growth and profitability with valuable insights into the status of the cooling market in the GCC region, including growth overview, key, and challenges and trends.

Below are some of the top projects:-

EVENT OVERVIEW

Following the success and positive outcomes of the MENA District Cooling Projects & MENA Cool Forum the third edition of MENA Cool Forum will be held from 10 – 11 September 2024 in Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai , the only HVAC and District Cooling focused event in the region.

The selection strategy of district cooling and conventional cooling (HVAC) is a never-ending debate. At this forum we will have more meaningful conversations on the new developments, policies, project reviews, innovations and technologies, regional updates, and decarbonisation efforts bringing in a wider and more diverse set of audience from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The MENA region plays a key role in curbing climate change and supporting global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The industrialisation and urbanisation in the region are leading to the rapid growth of industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Along with this, the region is witnessing an increased awareness and demand for energy-efficient cooling systems due to the recent policy developments and Net Zero targets.

Considering these developments, MENA Cool will gather all the region’s key district and conventional cooling (HVAC) stakeholders to discuss and harmonise crucial areas including modernisation, digital transformation, upcoming projects, regulations, energy-water nexus, and the latest in joint ventures and partnerships.

EVENT Highlights

Knowledge Partners

Key Themes

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Green Building and LEED Certification
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Modernization of Cooling Infrastructure
Modernization of Cooling Infrastructure
Smart Cities and District Cooling
Smart HVAC Systems
Technological Advancements
Urban Integration and Governance
Urban Integration and Governance

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TESTIMONIALS

Nabil Shahin
    Nabil Shahin

    Manging Director, AHRI

    The sessions were incredibly engaging and interactive, and I must say that the event exceeded my expectations. Furthermore, the MENA Cool Forum provided an exceptional platform for networking and connecting with professionals from the HVAC industry. I look forward to participating in future editions of the MENA Cool Forum

    Team ASHRAE Falcon Chapter
      Team ASHRAE Falcon Chapter

      UAE

      We'd like to thank the organizing committee for all of their hard work in getting the forum up and running." It was an incredible opportunity to hear all the valuable contributions of the panellists and presenters during the sessions. Meeting and exchanging ideas with many of them on cooling developments in the MENA region was educational. Many thanks to the organizer, GM, for the excellent forum preparation.

      Zaki Mohammed
        Zaki Mohammed

        Director of Sustainability Advisory, Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD)

        Appreciate GM events for the great hospitality and arranging an engaging event. We would like to extend our gratitude for providing us the opportunity to present and participate. The event wasn't just about technology; it was about bringing people together and fostering collaboration. I had the opportunity to meet professionals from various backgrounds, all driven by their passion for sustainability & sustainable district cooling / buildings. The relationships I formed during the event are priceless. Furthermore, panel discussions provided valuable insights, and I left with a sense of inspiration to advocate for sustainable cooling solutions in my own community

        Harris Qureshi
          Harris Qureshi

          Associate Director – MEP, Cundall

          Great event for the district cooling and HVAC industry

          ADVISORY COMMITTEE

          Nabil Shahin

          Nabil Shahin

          Managing Director

          AHRI, UAE

          Mohamed Eltaieb Ibrahim Alagraa

          Mohamed Eltaieb Ibrahim Alagraa

          Chapter Treasurer, ASHRAE

          Falcon Chapter, UAE

          Hassan Younes

          Hassan Younes

          Co – CEO & Founder

          Grfn, UAE

          Omnia Halawani

          Omnia Halawani

          Co – CEO & Founder

          Grfn, UAE

          Ezzeddine Jradi

          Ezzeddine Jradi

          Chief Transformation and Business Excellence Officer

          Emicool (Emirates District Cooling LLC), UAE

          THOUGHT LEADERS

          Faisal Ali Rashid

          Faisal Ali Rashid

          Senior Director - Demand Side Management

          The Supreme Council of Energy, UAE

          Ezzeddine Jradi

          Ezzeddine Jradi

          Chief Transformation and Business Excellence Officer

          Emicool (Emirates District Cooling LLC), UAE

          Fares Ahmad

          Fares Ahmad

          SME District Energy

          NEOM, Saudi Arabia

          Farhan Juratli

          Farhan Juratli

          Associate Director – District Cooling

          Nakheel, UAE

          Farooq Mehboob Mehboob Khan

          Farooq Mehboob Mehboob Khan

          President

          ASHRAE SOCIETY, UAE

          Fawaz Al-Rashed

          Fawaz Al-Rashed

          Head of Business Development

          City Cool, Saudi Arabia

          Haitham Ahmed

          Haitham Ahmed

          Chemical and Water Treatment Manager

          Emicool (Emirates District Cooling LLC), UAE

          Hassan Younes

          Hassan Younes

          Co – CEO & Founder

          Grfn, UAE

          Himanshu Sharma

          Himanshu Sharma

          Acting Asst. Director – EM

          Etihad Energy Services Co. LLP (Etihad ESCO), UAE

          Ihab Mansoor

          Ihab Mansoor

          CEO

          Gas Chill, Egypt

          Izzat Ali Khan

          Izzat Ali Khan

          Senior General Manager Performance Management & Transition

          EFSIM Facilities Management Company (NEOM), , Saudi Arabia

          James Grinnell

          James Grinnell

          Head of Water, Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water of Dubai (RSB)

          UAE

          Kesavaraman Arumugam

          Kesavaraman Arumugam

          Regional MEP Director – Buildings PPS ME

          Jacobs, UAE

          Khurram Iqbal

          Khurram Iqbal

          Associate Director

          WSP Middle East, Saudi Arabia

          Masood Raza

          Masood Raza

          Vice President - Operations & Maintenance

          Saudi Tabreed O&M (STOM), Saudi Arabia

          Mayur Nikam

          Mayur Nikam

          Vice President - Business Development

          Tabreed (National Central Cooling Company PJSC), UAE

          Mohamed Eltaieb Ibrahim Alagraa

          Mohamed Eltaieb Ibrahim Alagraa

          Chapter Treasurer, ASHRAE

          Falcon Chapter, UAE

          Mohamed R. Zackariah

          Mohamed R. Zackariah

          Chief Consultant

          Suhaimi Design – Protecooling & Protec Energy, Saudi Arabia

          Mohamed Yassein

          Mohamed Yassein

          Mechanical Engineering Consultant, & ASHRAE Saudi Arabia Chapter President

          Khatib & Alami, Saudi Arabia

          Mohannad Khader

          Mohannad Khader

          Commercial and Development Director

          Qatar Cool, Qatar

          Nabil Shahin

          Nabil Shahin

          Managing Director

          AHRI, UAE

          Nicholas Byczynski

          Nicholas Byczynski

          Director of Sustainable Engineering

          AESG, UAE

          Omnia Halawani

          Omnia Halawani

          Co – CEO & Founder

          Grfn, UAE

          Sameer Hussain

          Sameer Hussain

          Principal Consultant - Building Services Division

          SEED Engineering Consultants, UAE

          Samir Hashem Mohamed

          Samir Hashem Mohamed

          Head of Mechanical

          Ramboll, UAE

          Wissam Jarmak

          Wissam Jarmak

          Associate - Infrastructure MEP

          EGIS, UAE

          Zaki Mohammed

          Zaki Mohammed

          Director of Sustainability Advisory

          Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), Qatar

          Daniel Chambers

          Daniel Chambers

          Principal Mechanical Engineer

          Cundall, UAE

          Agenda

          • WEDNESDAY– 10 SEPTEMBER 2024
          • THURSDAY – 11 SEPTEMBER 2024

          08:15

          REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND NETWORKING

          08:50

          OPENING REMARKS BY GREAT MINDS EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

          08:55

          WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE CONFERENCE CHAIR

          09:00

          STAKEHOLDERS PANEL DISCUSSION | FOSTERING COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT REGULATORS, DC OPERATORS, MASTER DEVELOPERS AND MEP CONSULTANTS TOWARDS IMPROVED QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF PROJECTS

          Panelists:

          The outlook of offshore support vessels in the Middle East

          09:40

          MENA PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: UPDATES ON LATEST PROJECTS FROM THE REGION’S DISTRICT COOLING OPERATORS

          10:40

          INDUSTRY KEYNOTE SESSION

          This session will highlight the latest technologies in district cooling

          Speakers:

          11:00

          NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION VIP TOUR

          11:45

          PRESENTATION | DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT (DSM) STRATEGY - THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF ENERGY, UAE (Tentative)

          OSVs technical specifications and requirements to meet the surging demand in the region

          12:00

          INDUSTRY INNOVATION SESSION

          This session will highlight the latest technologies in district cooling. The session consists of 10-minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful applications of innovative solutions.

          13:00

          PRESENTATION | DECODING FLEXIBILITY OF DISTRICT COOLING RETROFITS TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY OF EXISTING BUILDINGS

          13:15

          PANEL DISCUSSION | OPTIMISING DC CHILLER EFFICIENCY WITH PERFORMANCE-BASED COMMISSIONING

          14:00

          PRESENTATION |TACKLING CHILLED WATER NETWORK LEAKS IN DC PLANTS DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSING (DTS)

          14:15

          PRESENTATION | DISTRICT COOLING REGULATORY UPDATES FROM THE REGION’S KEY REGULATORS

          14:45

          CHAIRMAN CLOSING REMARKS

          14:50

          NETWORKING LUNCHEON AND END OF DAY 1

          08:00

          REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND NETWORKING

          09:00

          WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

          09:10

          PANEL DISCUSSION | SHAPING ENERGY EFFICIENCY: AHRI'S CERTIFICATION AND THE PATH OF STANDARDS’ DEVELOPMENT

          10:00

          PRESENTATION | CONDITION BASED MONITORING (CBM) FOR PREDICTIVE AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF HVAC EQUIPMENT OUTPUT

          10:15

          INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

          This session will highlight the latest technologies in HVAC. The session consists of 10 – minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful applications of innovative solutions.

          11:15

          NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

          12:00

          PANEL DISCUSSION | ADJUSTING TO THE EVOLVING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTALLATION, ACTIVATION, AND UPKEEP OF HVAC SYSTEMS

          Moderated by GRFN:

          12:50

          PRESENTATION | A LOOK INTO BENEFITS OF COOLING AS A SERVICE (CAAS) PAY-PER-USE MODEL TO THE HVAC-R INDUSTRY

          13:10

          REGULATORY UPDATES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING LABELS BY STANDARDISATION ORGANISATIONS

          OSVs technical specifications and requirements to meet the surging demand in the region

          13:40

          JOINT PRESENTATION | ADDRESSING RETROFITTING IN EXISTING BUILDINGS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND COST OPTIMISATION

          14:00  

          PRESENTATION | DEVELOPING EXPERTISE IN FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE TESTING TO ENSURE THE PRODUCTION OF COOLING UNITS OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

          14:15

          PRESENTATION | INCORPORATING VRF AND VRF CONTROLS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF BUILDINGS WITH HVAC

          14:30   

          CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

          14:40

          NETWORKING LUNCHEON & END OF CONFERENCE

          WHY GET INVOLVED

          Hear

          from the various cooling operators on their upcoming projects in the Middle East & North Africa

          Participate

          in the ‘technology innovation showcase’ session which will highlight key innovations and solutions that are transforming the cooling plants

          Indulge in discussions

          around cooling plant energy retrofits, digital transformation, and the latest in joint ventures and acquisitions in the industry

          Learn

          from case studies on topics including IoT integration, seawater, and TSE usage in various cooling plants

          Explore the ‘regulatory viewpoint’

          Listen to updates from the regulators on the evolving regulatory landscape

          SPONSORS & EXHBITORS

          Strategic Partner

          Exhibitor

          Exhibitor

          Strategic HVAC Partner

          Sponsors & Partners

          Official Automation Partner

          Official Leak Detection Partner

          Associate Sponsor

          Associate Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Strategic Sponsor

          Industry Sponsor

          Industry Sponsor

          Exhibit Partner

          Supporting Partner

          Strategic HVAC Partner

          Media Partners

          Project Intelligence Partner

          OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE AT MENA COOL FORUM

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          WHO SHOULD SPONSOR

          Solution Providers offering the following:

          OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE AT MENA COOL FORUM

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