Reuters event in Dubai to unite regional energy leaders

Whilst global net-zero regulatory and political discussions take place on the COP28 stage, 200+ energy executives will focus on regionally tailored and commercially focused steps at Reuters Events’s Energy Transition MENA 2023 summit this December 6-7 in Dubai.

The debut summit, expanding a Reuters’s energy transition events portfolio, offers a timely solution to the question MENA’s energy stakeholders are struggling to answer right now: “Where should I be a COP28?”. Curating a selection of relevant regional public and private decision makers under one roof, Reuters Events says it offers a clear and commercially focused agenda to catalyse the business deals and strategy shift critical to success in a rapidly developing market.

Confirmed speakers include ANDOC’s Chief Technology Officer, Sophie Hildebrand, Masdar’s Chief Hydrogen Officer, Mohammad El Ramahi, ACME Group’s President & Director (Green Hydrogen & Ammonia), Dr Ashwani Dudeja, OCI Global’s CEO, Ahmed El-Hoshy and Veolia Water Technologies’ CEO Middle East, Theirry Froment.

Though leaders spearheading technical and policy discussions include: Bruce Smith, Executive Director of Strategy & Planning, Emirates Water and Electricity Company; Carlos Gasco, Energy Policy Affairs Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy; Gabriel de Lastours, Regional Head of Energy MENA, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and many more!

“MENA’s energy mix is shifting. How companies respond right now is essential to future resilience in a shifting market. We look forward to setting actionable strategy alongside the biggest regional names in energy” said Emily Smith, Project Director, and Energy Transition MENA Lead at Reuters Events.

More than 30 executive speakers will be present at the event, with an extremely impressive line-up from across the region and the industry. The brochure for the two days of learning and networking is available to download now. Key themes of the event will be split across 3 crucial dimensions of energy system performance: Security, Sustainability and Equity as below:


Shift from an economic reliance on fossil fuels to a flexible energy system able to withstand unpredictability.

  • · Energy Leadership and Governance
  • · Public and Private Sector Collaboration
  • · Insight Driven Decision Making
  • Sustainability

Incorporate MENA’s unique renewables potential into a balanced and smooth transition strategy.

  • · Decarbonisation to Achieve Net-Zero
  • · Renewable Energy Opportunities
  • · Reducing Risk and Meeting Peak Demand


Empower consumers and strive to secure accessibility and affordability without compromising sustainability.

  • · Grid Adaptation and Increased Accessibility
  • · Smart Technology and Consumer Power
  • · Mobilising Green Finance

Presenting live at the in-person event will be some of the biggest names from across the MENA energy ecosystem, including ANDOC, Engie, EDF, Luberef, Dow, OCI Global, ACME Group, EWEC, UNDP, Mubadala, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, AREC and many more.

“This is an unmissable opportunity to cut through the noise of COP28 join hundreds of senior-level executives from business, finance and government in helping to make 2023 a decisive year for MENA’s energy future,” said Katie. “From investment strategies to energy security, we will cover all of the business-critical pain-points facing the sector and how to address them.”

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