10 - 11 December, 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Forum Day One: Sunday, 10 December 2017

REGULATION, MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT

8:30 am - 9:55 am Registration, refreshments and networking

9:55 am - 10:00 am Opening remarks from the Master of Ceremonies

10:00 am - 10:15 am Welcome Keynote: Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General,Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
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H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak

Secretary General
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

10:15 am - 10:30 am Keynote: Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi

H.E. Khalifa Bin Salem Al Mansouri, Undersecretary,Department Of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi
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H.E. Khalifa Bin Salem Al Mansouri

Undersecretary
Department Of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi

10:30 am - 10:45 am Keynote: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister,Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
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H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

10:45 am - 11:00 am Keynote presentation: Emirates Global Aluminum

Senior Representative, ,EGA

Senior Representative


EGA

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking break and VIP Exhibition tour

STEP ONE: POLICY & REGULATION: A REGIONAL SHIFT TOWARDS POLLUTION CONTROL AS A PILLAR OF THE NATIONAL AGENDAS

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Presentation:

Svante Wallin, President,OPSIS
Current status of outdoor air pollution across the UAE and role of air quality monitoring on continued planning and implementation: A regional roadmap built on accurate air quality data.

Svante Wallin

President
OPSIS

Overview of International, regional and national air policy framework: The latest on global emission standards on common pollutants as well as local air pollution policy and management in the UAE to meet the UAE National Vision 2021
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Monir Bou Ghanem

Director Environment Policy and Planning Division
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

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Dr. Mohamed Yousef Al Madfaei

Executive Director, Integrated Environment Policy & Planning
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

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Dr. Farid Chaaban

President
AZM University

Introduction of the recent regulations coming to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for different industrial sectors and Ambient pollutants, in line with the Emirate’s continued commitment to environmental sustainability and the improvement of air quality.
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Mohammed Sa’adat Al Alam

Sr. Specialist – Air, Noise & Climate Change Policy & Regulation
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

STEP TWO: AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND CURRENT STATE: THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AIR QUALITY PROGRAMMES

Current estimates and status of indoor air quality and its effect on respiratory and other diseases.

Dr. Jens Thomsen


Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Dr. Wasif Alam

Director of Public Health and Safety Department
Dubai Health Authority

Najwa Abdulwhed Al Bastaki

Senior Specialist in Public Health
Dubai Health Authority

GEMS Kindergarten Starters – Dubai’s pilot study on the ‘Learnometer’, a first prototype for checking classroom air quality and surprising results showing reduced symptoms of ADHD in affected children.
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Phil Redhead

Head of Digital Strategy
GEMS Education

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Asha Alexander

School Principal
Kindergarten Starters Dubai - Part of GEMS Education

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Lunch break

Role of research and Public Private Partnerships for improved monitoring to improve air quality.

The role of:
  • Governments
  • Private sectors
  • SMEs
  • Technology providers
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Eva Ramos

Director Policy Analysis and Economics
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

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Dr. Hashem Stietiya

Head of Environmental Consulting
Bee’ah

Senior Representative


Al Futtaim / Toyota

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Dr. Mohammad Aref

OSH Expert
Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation

Example of how The ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates was used to resolve indoor air quality and humidity challenges in an existing hotel project in Muscat, Oman, and the importance of following these standards within the region.
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Azmi S. Aboul-Hoda

Publicity Chair and Chapter Technology Transfer Vice Chair
ASHRAE Falcon (UAE)

Analysis of upcoming green codes for AC, HVAC and other central cooling units and their positive contribution to improved indoor air quality: Economic benefits in energy cost savings and reducing public healthcare expenditure on respiratory diseases as key drivers.

Dr. Simon Pearson

Environmental Policy and Strategy Specialist
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

Sultan Al Harthi

Estidama Assessments & Compliance
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

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Carlos Amaya

Senior Specialist Conformity Scheme Services - Product Conformity
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council

Carine Saliba

YEA Committee Chair
ASHRAE Falcon

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Michel Francis

Chief Architect
DEC

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Case Study Presentation:

Findings and important lessons from the Kuwait Air Quality Inventory, and other initiatives undertaken by the Kuwait PEA to monitor and improve the country’s air quality.

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closing remarks from the forum MC and end of day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.