Sharjah: BEEAH Group has organized the ‘Sustainovation Summit’ at the BEEAH Headquarters ahead of COP28 in the UAE. The summit brought together industry leaders and experts from the public and private sectors to exchange insights as well as identify opportunities for potential collaborations.
The event was designed as a carbon-neutral experience, beginning with the BEEAH Headquarters as a net-zero venue, minimizing waste of food and beverages as well as tracking emissions relating to the travel of participants and guests. The remaining emissions from the event will be offset by BEEAH through a certified carbon offset program.
Mr. Al Huraimel joined the panel discussion on ‘Designing Smart and Future-Proof Societies’ along with Mr. Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centres; Mr. Nader Al Bastaki, Managing Director of the Dubai Future District Fund; and Mr. Mohammad Saif Siddiqui, Head of Sustainability and Smart City, an enterprise.
The second panel of the summit was entitled ‘Navigating the Road to COP28: Decarbonization Unveiled.’ The panel comprised Mr. Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at ADNOC Group; Mr. Ahmed Al-Zeqri, Group Manager of Carbon Reduction at DP World; and Mr. Ayman Ismail, Vice President of Industry and Business Development at Schneider Electric Gulf Cluster. Moderator Nouf Wazir, Lead Engineer at BEEAH, highlighted the importance of investments and roadmaps in achieving decarbonization.
During a short virtual presentation, ‘Candam,’ a technology startup from Spain, was also invited to showcase how their emerging technology is helping transform waste collection in smart cities.
The last panel of the summit was entitled ‘Nurturing Minds for a Sustainable World,’ comprising Ms. Hind Al Huwaidi, Chief Education Officer at BEEAH Group; Dr. Saeed Alhassan, Professor at Khalifa University and Founder of Manhat; and Dr. Narjess Boubakri, Dean of the School of Business Administration and Professor at the American University of Sharjah.