Discover the US$7.8 bn worth of desalination projects planned for 2020

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2022 SUPPORTING PARTNERS

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 3rd MENA Desalination Projects Forum, 15-16 March, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, United Arab Emirates, is the largest government-endorsed regional desalination conference. It will bring together over 400 regional and international stakeholders from the government, consulting, contracting and technology sectors to discuss the way forward for the region’s desalination industry, key upcoming mega projects, and national sustainability visions driving the region’s 2030 water agendas.

The Forum will feature a world-class exhibition, technical workshops and cutting-edge conference program which will look at how the region’s leaders can overcome key challenges of water scarcity, ensure sufficient water supply for their growing population, and explore latest solutions that can enable sustainable and environment-friendly water desalination. The speaker panel will include government decision makers and international industry experts who will showcase latest technologies and global best practices and share their knowledge and expertise with the participants.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The 3rd MENA Desalination Projects Forum, 23-24 March, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, United Arab Emirates, is the largest government-endorsed regional desalination conference. It will bring together over 400 regional and international stakeholders from the government, consulting, contracting and technology sectors to discuss the way forward for the region’s desalination industry, key upcoming mega projects, and national sustainability visions driving the region’s 2030 water agendas.

The Forum will feature a world-class exhibition, technical workshops and cutting-edge conference program which will look at how the region’s leaders can overcome key challenges of water scarcity, ensure sufficient water supply for their growing population, and explore latest solutions that can enable sustainable and environment-friendly water desalination. The speaker panel will include government decision makers and international industry experts who will showcase latest technologies and global best practices and share their knowledge and expertise with the participants.

2019 Awards Ceremony – Present by Taldeen

The MENA Desalination Projects advisory board has humbly presented the supporting organizations with Excellence Awards in the desalination domain,
which is a token of appreciation from the desalination community for the terrific work each entity is doing around the region to advance the sustainability agenda. The awards were presented by Dr. Christian Günther,
Executive Vice President SBU Titanium, TALDEEN.

Dr. Christian Günther,
Executive Vice President SBU Titanium,
TALDEEN

H.E. Saif Saeed Al Qubaisi,
Director General,
Department of Energy

H.E. Eng. Abdullah Nasser Alzowaid,
Deputy Governor for Operation and Maintenance,
SWCC

H.E. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahrouqi,
Chairman,
DIAM

Mosa Al Asiri,
Director of Communication,
WEC

Eng. Iqbal Altayar,
from the Ministry of Electricity and Water Kuwait the Excellence Award

Esam Al Mulla,
Manager,
Sharjah Electricity & Water

Dr. Rifaat Abdel Wahaab,
Head of R&D,
Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater

Group picture with all winners

Eng. Iqbal Altayar,
from the Ministry of Electricity and Water Kuwait the Excellence Award

Esam Al Mulla,
Manager,
Sharjah Electricity & Water

Dr. Rifaat Abdel Wahaab,
Head of R&D,
Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater

Group picture with all winners

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2022 ADVISORS

Antonio Moreno
Regional Director,
Abengoa

Dr. Corrado Sommariva
CEO,
SWPC

Charafat Afilal
Advisor and Former Minister of Water,
Moroccan National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Eng Iqbal Altayer
Director of Technical Supervision Department,
Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water

Gavin Van Tonder
Water Sector Head,
Neom

Miguel Angel Sanz
Director of Strategic Development,
Suez International

Robert Bryniak
CEO,
Golden Sands Management Consulting

Thomas Altmann
VP – Technology & Innovation,
ACWA Power

2022 SPEAKERS

Eng. Khaled Al Qureshi
CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)

Eng. Adel Yasin
Director General of Strategic Planning Directorate, Palestinian Water Authority

Alawi Al Jefri
Executive Managing Director, Fujairah Asia Power Company (FAPCO)

Antonio Moreno
Regional Director, Abengoa

Dr. Amgad Elmahdi
Head of MENA Region, International Water Management Institute

Dr. Ali Ghanim
Director of Drought Management Unit and Water, Ministry of Water and Irrigation -Jordan

Charafat Afilal
Advisor and Former Minister of Water, Moroccan National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Corrado Sommariva
CEO, SWPC

Hammou Laamrani
Senior Expert for Water, Energy, Food Security and Climate Change Nexus – Economic Sector, League of Arab States (LAS)

Dr. Hana’a Muheisen
Head of Research and Development section, Water Authority of Jordan

Julio De La Rosa Jurado
ME Managing Director, Acciona Agua

Dr. Mohamed Dawoud
Advisor for Water Resources, Environment Quality, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency

Marouan El Khattabi
Middle East Director GS Inima Environment

Prof. Rifaat Abdul Wahab
Head of Sector, Research & Development (R & D) and Chairman of Board, Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW)

Refaat bani Khalaf
Director, Water Authority of Jordan

Roberto Mangano
Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers

Thomas Altmann
VP – Technology & Innovation, ACWA Power

Senior Representative from LG Chem

Senior Representative from FEDCO

Senior Representative from Saudi Amiantit

Senior Representative from Nanostone

Senior Representative from ARFLU

Senior Representative from Entegris

Senior Representative from Fluytec

2021 SPEAKERS

AGENDA
Time
Activity
08:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Opening remarks by the organiser – Great Minds Group
09:15 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
SESSION 1 – Looking at the desalination landscape in the MENA region
09:25 Opening keynote address – Reserved for SWPC/ Department of Energy, UAE
09:45 Opening panel discussion: Country-wise briefings of the latest projects to understand the status of desalination in the region

  • Discussing several important projects in the MENA region
  • Understanding the regions investment in water desalination market
  • Diving deep in the rising concern of water scarcity and how desalination is paving way to meet population water demands
  • Identifying key policies, initiatives, and collaborations on water desalination to overcome scarcity challenges
  • Addressing factors to achieve social, economical and environmental goals for a sustainable water strategy
SESSION 2 – Exploring latest water desalination technology applications
10:30 Innovation showcase session 1
10:45 Panel discussion two: Role of desalination technologies in an increasingly water-scarce economy

  • Identifying new solutions like biomimetic membranes with aquaporin structure and cellulose nanofibers leading to low energy desalination
  • Analysing different technologies (MSF, MVC, RO, MED, TVC, MD, SC, HDH, SSD etc) to understand the important process in freshwater production
  • Exploring digital technologies that has evolved in the region for increasing the efficiency of water treatment plants
  • Discussing on analysation of cost differences between thermal technologies which are most capital-intensive over SWRO
  • Understanding multiple improvements in the membrane technology in the hybrid systems

Panelists:

  • Senior representative from LG Chem
11:30 Innovation showcase session 2 – Reserved for FEDCO
11:45 Networking Coffee Break
12:15 Presentation 1 – Privatization of desalination projects in the GCC countries & important project showcases

  • Discussing the rise in IWP leading to generation of new opportunities for developers, lenders and stakeholders
  • Looking at game changing projects that have paved the way for future water sector restructuring
  • Understanding how privatisation of the project’s overall aim is increasing efficiency and raising revenues for the government
12:30 Innovation showcase session 3 – Reserved for Saudi Amiantit
12:45 Panel discussion three: Identifying the potential of renewable energy resources in sustainability of water desalination as a fresh water source

  • Looking at the trends and types of renewable water desalination technologies
  • Exploring target water demands like potable demand, industrial demand, and agriculture demand in renewable energy desalination
  • Evaluating the potential of water desalination and distribution for load shifting in an off-grid remote energy system
  • Understanding coupling PV and CSP with RO and MED plants to minimize the cost and to maximize the RE penetration
13:30 Innovation showcase session 4 – Reserved for Nanostone
13:45 Presentation 2 – Optimizing water desalination as the alternative source of water for irrigation, food production etc.

  • Enhancing the production process to augment the production of desalinated water for agricultural purpose
  • Understanding to select a suitable technology as per water quality requirement for crops
  • Policies and trends in desalination of seawater for food production
14:00 Innovation showcase session 5 – Reserved for Arflu
14:15 Chairman’s closing remarks
14:30 Networking lunch & end of conference day one
Time
Activity
08:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
SESSION 3 – Review on emerging desalination technologies and its future
09:15 Opening Keynote session – Reserved for Ministry of Energy and infrastructure, UAE
09:30 Panel discussion one: Discussing innovative and advance researched techniques in desalination

  • Evaluating feedwater intake technology and impacts
  • Discussing innovations in pre-treatment and anti-fouling technologies
  • Identifying halophytes with commercial value that can be grown in lined facilities irrigated with RO brines
  • Assessing the latest impacts of treatment and process operation modifications to enhance the performance and reliability of secondary, tertiary, and advanced treatment systems

Panelists:
Marouan El Khattabi, Middle East Director GS Inima Environment

10:15 Innovation showcase session 1 – Reserved for Entegris
10:30 Networking Coffee Break
11:00 Innovation showcase session 2
11:15 Presentation 1 – Country-wise project briefings
Experts from key countries in the MENA region to brief on the latest and upcoming water desalination projects in the region and related investments
11:30 Innovation showcase session 3 – Reserved for Fluytec
11:45 Panel discussion two: Advancing desalination techniques using digitalisation of processes for increased efficiency and commerciality

  • Discussing automation of desalination plants with the most effective technologies
  • Exploring industrial communication and security technologies in line with compliance
  • Understanding how digital twin integrates water data and business processes in the seawater desalination plant
  • Identifying the top and most effective digital water management technologies in the region
  • Looking at aspects of process instrumentation and liquid analytics system for guaranteed water quality
12:30 Innovation showcase session 4
12:45 Presentation 2 – Financing and investment to support advancement and development of the desalination technologies

  • Discussing the level of involvement of the private sector in terms of risk exposure and investment bar
  • Understanding impact regulatory services and plant compliance for investing in new technologies
  • Exploring sources and basis of financing in innovative desal techniques
13:00 Chairman closing remarks
13:15 Networking lunch and end of conference

WHO WILL ATTEND IN 2021

Delegates and industry leaders that attended the MENA Desalination Projects in 2021 included the key government stakeholders, EPC contractors, consultants, and solution providers regionally, such as:

Abengoa Abu Dhabi Environment Agency Acciona ACWA Power
ADSSC Advanced Watertek Advanced Watertek Aerzen Gulf LLC
AFFCO Flow Control Al Ain University – Abu Dhabi Campus Alucor Limited ANDRITZ AG
ANT Engineering Consultants Artelia Arti Project Azud
Bernard Controls BESIX BMC Gulf Brother Filtration
Chemey Mechatronics LLP Consolidated Contractors Company Crane MEA FZE Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi
DinarStandard DLA Piper Doosan Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – DEWA
Emarat Aloula Group Emirates Airlines Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) ENGIE
Entegris Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Fichtner Fisia Italimpianti S.p.A
FWPC GACA Golden Sands Management Consulting GS Inima Environment
Gulf Reinforced Plastics LLC Hawle Mid East FZE HDEC Middle East ICRC
IDE Technologies, IDE Water Assets ILF Consulting Engineers Jacobs JCCME
Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission KEC Kee Safety LLC Kindasa Water Services
Marubeni Corporation Masdar Middle East Institute Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait
Ministry of Plannning Mott Macdonald MSA MiddleEast FZE MSA Safety
Nanostone Water Inc National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation – Morocco National Water Research Center Neom
Nova Siria S.r.l. Osmoflo Pakistan Business Professional Council Pipelife Norge AS
PLASTEK SRL Poltejo Program for Assurance Purchasing ProMinent Juffali FZC
Rabigh Three Company KSA Royal Group Saipem Saline Water Conversion Corporation, SWCC – KSA
SEPCOIII Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority – SEWA SIDEM
SILVER FILTRATION Skyproxima SRL Stantec STAR Piping Systems GmbH
Suez International SWPC Fz LLC Talis Middle East FZCO TAQA
TECEXSA TECTON Engineering and Construction LLC Union Pipes Industry Victaulic
Vontron Membrane Technology Co.,Ltd. Wabag

WHY GET INVOLVED

Get in front of your target market

Get access to key stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming water projects in their respective countries

Gain project insights

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current desalination projects from across the region and spot opportunities

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading desalination service providers to help stakeholders and project owners overcome the key issues in water management

Increase your competitiveness

Learn about the latest challenges faced by the region’s water management authorities and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help overcome these challenges

Generate strong leads

Learn about desalination requirements of the top entities across the MENA region and influence decision makers to stand a chance of being shortlisted for their upcoming projects in their regions

2021 SUPPORTING PARTNERS

2022 SPONSORS

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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Partnership Opportunities

We are looking for seawater intake and outfall systems, reverse osmosis & membranes, filtration, energy efficiency/energy consumption, chemicals/water additives, pre-treatment systems & post-treatment system, services to reduce capex/opex, boilers (groundwater, hazard, & risk) that can contribute to the desalination plants requirements in the Middle East. If you believe you have what we are looking for, please contact us at
partnerships@gmevents.ae or call + 971 4 568 7800

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Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi
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