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Summit Day Two

Tuesday 17th April

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07:30  -  08:00

Welcome Breakfast

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08:00  -  09:30

SESSION 4: Petrochemicals Innovation: New Product Development


Moderator: Mohammad Husain - Former President & CEO - EQUATE Petrochemical CompanyModerator: Mohammad HusainFormer President & CEOEQUATE Petrochemical Company
Havard Devold - Group Vice President - ABB ASHavard DevoldGroup Vice PresidentABB AS
Dr Claus-Peter Hälsig - Vice President Process & Technology - FluorDr Claus-Peter HälsigVice President Process & TechnologyFluor
Ahmed Dualeh - General Manager  - Dow Chemical Company Kuwait Ahmed DualehGeneral Manager Dow Chemical Company Kuwait

  • Strategies for overcoming the obstacles facing the petrochemicals sector (weak demand, high stock and high crude prices)
  • Application of new technologies in projects
  • New development process from crude oil to petrochemical products
  • Upgrade and expansion of refining capacity – timeframes and plans
  • What are the downstream opportunities for investment?
09:30  -  10:30

SESSION 5: Energising the Workforce and Strategies for Talent Development


Moderator: Stewart Williams - Vice President, Middle East Research - Wood MackenzieModerator: Stewart WilliamsVice President, Middle East ResearchWood Mackenzie
Redha Kelkouli - Production Group Vice President Northern Middle East - SchlumbergerRedha KelkouliProduction Group Vice President Northern Middle EastSchlumberger
Mohammad Al-Sharhan - Global HR Director   - EQUATE Petrochemical CompanyMohammad Al-SharhanGlobal HR Director EQUATE Petrochemical Company
Dr. Dawoud Bahzad - Division Director - Science & Technology - Petroleum Research Center Dr. Dawoud BahzadDivision Director - Science & TechnologyPetroleum Research Center
Mahfouz Ibrahim Nader - HR & Administration Manager - HOT Engineering & Construction Co.Mahfouz Ibrahim NaderHR & Administration ManagerHOT Engineering & Construction Co.

  • Talent development: preparing skills to the future
  • Energising the workforce to embrace new technologies and a dynamic oil and gas industry
  • What impact does the digital transformation have on the workforce?
  • Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and high competitiveness among the young – how can we assist the young in realising their ambitions?
  • Rethinking performance management in the Middle East
  • Application of HR strategy and operating model in the industry
  • Success stories from the region
10:30  -  11:00

Speed Networking Coffee Break

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11:00  -  12:30

SESSION 6: Investment & Capital-Raising: Projects Financing


Moderator: Alok Chugh - Partner MENA Government and Public Sector Tax Leader - Ernst & YoungModerator: Alok ChughPartner MENA Government and Public Sector Tax LeaderErnst & Young
Waleed M. Al-Awadhi - Executive Director, Supervision Sector - Central Bank of KuwaitWaleed M. Al-AwadhiExecutive Director, Supervision SectorCentral Bank of Kuwait
Mohammad Yousef Yaqoub - Assistant Director General for Business Development - Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)Mohammad Yousef YaqoubAssistant Director General for Business DevelopmentKuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)
Majed Essa AlAjeel - Chairman - KBAMajed Essa AlAjeelChairmanKBA

  • Update on tax and other regulatory changes: What are the regulatory challenges for investors?
  • What role do banks play in developing the region’s energy sector?
  • What are the innovative financing methods required by the industry?
  • Regional investments: Risks and returns
  • Delivering value to investors: The Middle East as an attractive proposition in a capital constrained world
  • How is the finance industry viewing the development of renewable projects?

Announcing National Student Contest’s Winner

Closing Session: Remarks & Recommendations

13:00  -  14:30

Networking Lunch

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Close of 5th Kuwait Oil & Gas Summit

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