تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Under The Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan President Of The United Arab Emirates

4-7 November 2024

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Future Leaders Conference Programme

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  • 05 October 2023 Day 4

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

15 minutes with a CEO

Inspirational Talk

Session Location: ICC Hall

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the CEO of the world’s biggest energy company? How do they manage priorities? How do they make decisions? And most importantly, when do they find time to sleep?! Gain exclusive insight into an energy CEO’s world and understand what it takes to head-up one of the largest energy companies in the world.

Attendee insights:

Gain an exclusive insight into the life of an energy CEO.

Session Panelist:

Proscovia Nabbanja

CEO

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)

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Thursday 05 October 2023

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

15 minutes with a CEO

Inspirational Talk

Session Location: ICC Hall

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the CEO of the world’s biggest energy company? How do they manage priorities? How do they make decisions? And most importantly, when do they find time to sleep?! Gain exclusive insight into an energy CEO’s world and understand what it takes to head-up one of the largest energy companies in the world.

Attendee insights:

Gain an exclusive insight into the life of an energy CEO.

Session Panelist:

Proscovia Nabbanja

CEO

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)

09:45 AM 10:00 AM

Amplifying the voice of youth in the energy transition: the role of policymakers

Leadership under the spotlight

Session Location: ICC Hall

Public sector leaders have a role to play in fostering youth exposure to energy agendas, complexities and challenges. Designing effective youth councils supported by robust national youth policies, platforms, and support from the wider community, is essential in empowering tomorrow’s leaders to be active decision makers rather than passive spectators. What policies, frameworks, platforms and programs are currently available to nurture tomorrow’s leaders and how are they working to reframe the role of young people from passive onlookers to key stakeholders in the energy transition?

Attendee insights:

Understand the role of public sector leaders in positioning youth as stakeholders in the energy transition.

Session Panelist:

His Excellency
Sharif Salim Al-Olama

Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE

Session Moderator:

Mina Al-Oraibi

Editor in Chief

The National

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Thursday 05 October 2023

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Amplifying the voice of youth in the energy transition: the role of policymakers

Leadership under the spotlight

Session Location: ICC Hall

Public sector leaders have a role to play in fostering youth exposure to energy agendas, complexities and challenges. Designing effective youth councils supported by robust national youth policies, platforms, and support from the wider community, is essential in empowering tomorrow’s leaders to be active decision makers rather than passive spectators. What policies, frameworks, platforms and programs are currently available to nurture tomorrow’s leaders and how are they working to reframe the role of young people from passive onlookers to key stakeholders in the energy transition?

Attendee insights:

Understand the role of public sector leaders in positioning youth as stakeholders in the energy transition.

Session Panelist:

His Excellency
Sharif Salim Al-Olama

Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE

Session Moderator:

Mina Al-Oraibi

Editor in Chief

The National

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

The role of youth in paving the future of nations

Keynote

Session Location: ICC Hall

Session Panelist:

Dr. Saif Sultan Al Nasseri

Group Human Capital Director

ADNOC

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Thursday 05 October 2023

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

The role of youth in paving the future of nations

Keynote

Session Location: ICC Hall

Session Panelist:

Dr. Saif Sultan Al Nasseri

Group Human Capital Director

ADNOC

10:30 AM 11:20 AM

The road to COP28: paving the way for youth engagement in policy negotiations

Youth-led policy panel

Session Location: ICC Hall

More now than ever, young people are appraising climate agendas and policies and seeking to provide input. But exactly how and where the youth of today can contribute to national and global climate policies remains unclear. As the UAE prepares to host COP28, dedicated resources are being mobilised to realise a transparent, innovative, and inclusive climate process that brings together key stakeholders - including youth - to the forefront of climate negotiations. Through pre-event debates, workshops, youth circles and initiatives, COP28 stands to create a new way forward for engaging youth in future policy negotiations. But how have youth responded to these efforts and how will these engagement strategies help to position youth as stakeholders in the upcoming climate negotiations? Ahead of COP28, representatives from global and local youth councils will share the spotlight with policymakers as they put forward their suggestions for effective youth engagement strategies for future energy and climate agendas.

Attendee insights:

Youth council representatives together with energy policy leaders will discuss actionable strategies for engaging youth on critical energy and climate agendas.

Session Panelists:

James Grabert

Director, Mitigation Division

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

Samantha Gross

Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative Fellow, Foreign Policy

Brookings Institution

Carlos Gasco Travesedo

Energy Policy Advisor / Energy Policy Sector Executive Director

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Dhaheri

Deputy Director General

Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

Session Moderator:

Aaya Saleh Al Menhali

Specialist, Business Transformation

ADNOC

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Thursday 05 October 2023

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

The road to COP28: paving the way for youth engagement in policy negotiations

Youth-led policy panel

Session Location: ICC Hall

More now than ever, young people are appraising climate agendas and policies and seeking to provide input. But exactly how and where the youth of today can contribute to national and global climate policies remains unclear. As the UAE prepares to host COP28, dedicated resources are being mobilised to realise a transparent, innovative, and inclusive climate process that brings together key stakeholders - including youth - to the forefront of climate negotiations. Through pre-event debates, workshops, youth circles and initiatives, COP28 stands to create a new way forward for engaging youth in future policy negotiations. But how have youth responded to these efforts and how will these engagement strategies help to position youth as stakeholders in the upcoming climate negotiations? Ahead of COP28, representatives from global and local youth councils will share the spotlight with policymakers as they put forward their suggestions for effective youth engagement strategies for future energy and climate agendas.

Attendee insights:

Youth council representatives together with energy policy leaders will discuss actionable strategies for engaging youth on critical energy and climate agendas.

Session Panelists:

James Grabert

Director, Mitigation Division

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

Samantha Gross

Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative Fellow, Foreign Policy

Brookings Institution

Carlos Gasco Travesedo

Energy Policy Advisor / Energy Policy Sector Executive Director

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Dhaheri

Deputy Director General

Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

Session Moderator:

Aaya Saleh Al Menhali

Specialist, Business Transformation

ADNOC

11:20 AM 12:05 PM

Predicting the energy jobs of the future: levelling up your skillset in the artificial intelligence era

Future skills panel

Session Location: ICC Hall

The commercialisation of AI tools is influencing the future of jobs at all levels and across all sectors. Considering its need for models and forecasts, the energy sector has been a key adopter of AI tools, particularly generative AI which can be applied to energy sector use cases that require complex data analysis, pattern recognition, forecasting and optimisation. However, AI is not foolproof, it is widely accepted that human intervention will still be needed to make decisions during unforeseen events that could become catastrophic if left under the governance of AI algorithms. How can tomorrow’s leaders future proof their skillsets to align themselves with the needs of an AI-enabled energy system, and what can industry leaders do to ensure a pipeline of talent equipped to deliver the intelligent energy system of the future?

Attendee insights:

Leaders from energy, technology and academia will convene to discuss how future leaders can prepare for the AI-enabled energy system of the future.

Session Panelists:

Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl

CTO

Microsoft Energy Engineering

Vicki Knott

CEO and Co-Founder

CruxOCM

Stephane Lauzon

Head of Oil, Gas & Energy

SAP

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Thursday 05 October 2023

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Predicting the energy jobs of the future: levelling up your skillset in the artificial intelligence era

Future skills panel

Session Location: ICC Hall

The commercialisation of AI tools is influencing the future of jobs at all levels and across all sectors. Considering its need for models and forecasts, the energy sector has been a key adopter of AI tools, particularly generative AI which can be applied to energy sector use cases that require complex data analysis, pattern recognition, forecasting and optimisation. However, AI is not foolproof, it is widely accepted that human intervention will still be needed to make decisions during unforeseen events that could become catastrophic if left under the governance of AI algorithms. How can tomorrow’s leaders future proof their skillsets to align themselves with the needs of an AI-enabled energy system, and what can industry leaders do to ensure a pipeline of talent equipped to deliver the intelligent energy system of the future?

Attendee insights:

Leaders from energy, technology and academia will convene to discuss how future leaders can prepare for the AI-enabled energy system of the future.

Session Panelists:

Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl

CTO

Microsoft Energy Engineering

Vicki Knott

CEO and Co-Founder

CruxOCM

Stephane Lauzon

Head of Oil, Gas & Energy

SAP

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

Nurturing future leaders: designing effective Emiratization programs for economic prosperity

Youth led Emiratization panel

Session Location: ICC Hall

Emirati representation in local organisations is an integral part of the ‘We the UAE 2031 Vision’. With ambitions to double the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) from AED 1.49 trillion to AED 3 trillion and generate AED 800 billion from non-oil exports, encouraging Emirati Youth to pursue careers in high value sectors will be key to achieving the planned level of growth and sustainability. Fostering greater collaboration between educational institutions and designing incentives for home-grown talent has been a key focus for local organisations. A host of creative programs have been developed by employers in an aim to align future skillsets with the needs of the future economy and encourage Emirati youth to pursue careers in sectors such as energy, manufacturing, aerospace and technology. How do these programs compare, and how can home-grown future leaders participate in the creation of new Emiratization programs with the aim of delivering a strong pipeline of local talent?

Attendee insights:

This session will convene future leaders from UAE based organisations to appraise current Emiratization programs and discuss strategies for engaging youth in the creation of future programs.

Session Panelists:

Salama Al Awadhi

Director of National Value Added

Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT)

Iman Al Qasim

Executive Vice President Human Capital

Emirates Global Aluminium

Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Harmi

Senior Director

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

Session Moderator:

Tahnoon Al Ameri

Specialist, Market & Ecosystem Development, In-Country Value & Industrial Development Division

ADNOC

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Thursday 05 October 2023

12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Nurturing future leaders: designing effective Emiratization programs for economic prosperity

Youth led Emiratization panel

Session Location: ICC Hall

Emirati representation in local organisations is an integral part of the ‘We the UAE 2031 Vision’. With ambitions to double the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) from AED 1.49 trillion to AED 3 trillion and generate AED 800 billion from non-oil exports, encouraging Emirati Youth to pursue careers in high value sectors will be key to achieving the planned level of growth and sustainability. Fostering greater collaboration between educational institutions and designing incentives for home-grown talent has been a key focus for local organisations. A host of creative programs have been developed by employers in an aim to align future skillsets with the needs of the future economy and encourage Emirati youth to pursue careers in sectors such as energy, manufacturing, aerospace and technology. How do these programs compare, and how can home-grown future leaders participate in the creation of new Emiratization programs with the aim of delivering a strong pipeline of local talent?

Attendee insights:

This session will convene future leaders from UAE based organisations to appraise current Emiratization programs and discuss strategies for engaging youth in the creation of future programs.

Session Panelists:

Salama Al Awadhi

Director of National Value Added

Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT)

Iman Al Qasim

Executive Vice President Human Capital

Emirates Global Aluminium

Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Harmi

Senior Director

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

Session Moderator:

Tahnoon Al Ameri

Specialist, Market & Ecosystem Development, In-Country Value & Industrial Development Division

ADNOC

12:50 PM 01:20 PM

Networking break

Networking break

Session Location: ICC Hall

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Thursday 05 October 2023

12:50 PM - 01:20 PM

Networking break

Networking break

Session Location: ICC Hall

Empowering emiratis in the industrial sector

01:20 PM - 02:50 PM

01:20 PM 01:35 PM

The importance of youth involvement in the industrial sector

Executive leadership talk

Session Location: ICC Hall

Session Panelists:

His Excellency
Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi

Undersecretary

Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT)

Her Excellency
Hajer AlThehli

Secretary General

The Education and Human Resources Council

His Excellency
Ghannam Al Mazrouei

Secretary General

Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council

Eng. Arafat Al Yafei

Executive Director of Industrial Development Bureau

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Yaser Al Mazrouei

Executive Director, People, Commercial & Corporate Services

ADNOC

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Thursday 05 October 2023

01:20 PM - 01:35 PM

The importance of youth involvement in the industrial sector

Executive leadership talk

Session Location: ICC Hall

Session Panelists:

His Excellency
Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi

Undersecretary

Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT)

Her Excellency
Hajer AlThehli

Secretary General

The Education and Human Resources Council

His Excellency
Ghannam Al Mazrouei

Secretary General

Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council

Eng. Arafat Al Yafei

Executive Director of Industrial Development Bureau

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Yaser Al Mazrouei

Executive Director, People, Commercial & Corporate Services

ADNOC

01:35 PM 02:50 PM

Emirati youth perspective on working in the industrial sector

Open discussion

Session Location: ICC Hall

Interactive discussion session with leadership and Emirati Youth

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Thursday 05 October 2023

01:35 PM - 02:50 PM

Emirati youth perspective on working in the industrial sector

Open discussion

Session Location: ICC Hall

Interactive discussion session with leadership and Emirati Youth

02:50 PM 03:30 PM

Innovating for impact: creating profits from prosperity

Young innovators pitch session

Session Location: ICC Hall

Countries across the Middle East are experiencing a wave of youth-led entrepreneurship, particularly in the field of sustainability. At the same time, environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting continues to play a role in investment decisions. Young entrepreneurs will pitch their business models and innovations to a panel of experienced ESG and impact investors with a focus on innovation driven by ESG principles that go beyond profits to deliver prosperity.

Attendee insights:

ESG and impact investors will provide their feedback on young entrepreneurs business ideas with the aim of inspiring youth-led innovation that aligns with the broader global sustainability and climate agendas.

Session Panelists:

Nicolas Mauricio

Co Founder & CTO

Cycle System

Khaled Ghaleb

Future Sustainability Leader (Y4S Program)

Masdar

Addison Reznar

Student

New York University, Abu Dhabi

Session Moderators:

Maria Flouda

Founder

Sustainability Switch Consultancy

James Thomas

Partner

Strategy&

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Thursday 05 October 2023

02:50 PM - 03:30 PM

Innovating for impact: creating profits from prosperity

Young innovators pitch session

Session Location: ICC Hall

Countries across the Middle East are experiencing a wave of youth-led entrepreneurship, particularly in the field of sustainability. At the same time, environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting continues to play a role in investment decisions. Young entrepreneurs will pitch their business models and innovations to a panel of experienced ESG and impact investors with a focus on innovation driven by ESG principles that go beyond profits to deliver prosperity.

Attendee insights:

ESG and impact investors will provide their feedback on young entrepreneurs business ideas with the aim of inspiring youth-led innovation that aligns with the broader global sustainability and climate agendas.

Session Panelists:

Nicolas Mauricio

Co Founder & CTO

Cycle System

Khaled Ghaleb

Future Sustainability Leader (Y4S Program)

Masdar

Addison Reznar

Student

New York University, Abu Dhabi

Session Moderators:

Maria Flouda

Founder

Sustainability Switch Consultancy

James Thomas

Partner

Strategy&

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

Close of conference

Close of conference

Session Location: ICC Hall

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Thursday 05 October 2023

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Close of conference

Close of conference

Session Location: ICC Hall

  • 05 October 2023 Day 4

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