Posted on: Thursday 25 October, 2012 4:00
| SWCC Governor Dr Abdurrahman Al Ibrahim Confirms his Participation at SWPF 2012
Saudi Water & Power Forum & Exhibition (SWPF) 2012, taking place 2-4 December 2012 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will focus on adding value by creating opportunities, building relationships and fostering innovation. SWPF is the premier power and water meeting in the Kingdom and plays a critical role in connecting stakeholders and in helping to set the agenda for sustainable growth.
SWCC Governor, H.E. Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim, will join H.E. Dr Khalid Al-Sulaiman, Vice President for Renewable Energy, K.A.CARE in the opening session of the Forum, taking place on 2 December and present on Desalination & Renewable Energy: A Sustainable Solution.
Other distinguished key speakers include: H.R.H. Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Makkah Region; H.E. Abdullah Al-Hussayen, Minister of Water & Electricity; Christopher Gasson, Publisher, Global Water Intelligence; Dr Naïf Al-Abbadi, Director General, Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC); Dr Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-AlShaikh, Deputy Governor for Planning & Development, SWCC; Thamer Al-Sharhan, President & CEO, Marafiq; Eng Fahad Al-Hussain, CEO, Taqnia; Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power; Olivier Brousse, CEO, Saur; Yasser Joharji, Managing Director, Unilever KSA.
The Forum & Exhibition will highlight the Saudi government’s reforms and programs in these infrastructural sectors as well as covering topics: water reuse; renewable energy; efficiency opportunities; tariff reform; water and power cogeneration; policy updates; technology and innovation; talent management; and membrane technology.
“SWPF will take a fresh look at the opportunities for participation and will focus on how we can work together to meet growing demand for more efficient use and sustainable water and power.”
Abdullah Al Hussayen, Minister of Water & Electricity.
Today, Saudi Arabia is considered an interest point to key investors especially in the water and power sector with net investments that exceed 100 billion Saudi Riyals. The Saudi government’s ambitious plans to upgrade, expand and transform the power and water sector are underway and exciting opportunities abound for those supplying products, services and expertise to the industry.
SWPF is the largest gathering of water and power industry in Saudi Arabia. It brings together local and international bodies to acquire knowledge, contacts and partnerships required for business development in one of the largest markets for power and water in the world.
The highly prestigious SWPF is celebrating 8 years of excellence and is recognised in the industry for being exceptional for its support and endorsement from key government bodies, leading industry figures and companies. The event enjoys support from Moya Busnak, who in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Water & Electricity and the CWC Group develop this industry specific event. The Forum and Exhibition provides unrivalled opportunities to network with the most influential people in the industry and unique insights into solutions and possibilities for doing business.