The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Arab Alumni Association presents the 6th MIT Pan-Arab Conference, focusing on Global Energy Challenges & Opportunities (www.mitpanarabconf.org). The event is to be held in Abu Dhabi on November 9, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel, and covers a variety of topics of importance for both global energy and regional development. Registration is open to all, and we expect to welcome alumni and faculty of MIT as well as senior government leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, financiers, and policy makers from the region.
We are delighted to welcome Masdar and the Masdar Institute as co-lead Sponsors, Etihad Airways as the Official Airline & Gold Sponsor, and the Amana Group and Booz & Company as Bronze Sponsors. Attendees and media can register via the conference website located at www.mitpanarabconf.org.
The conference program provides a general overview of global energy challenges and potential solutions from a policy, business and technology dimension. Topics covered will include Energy Policy & Strategy, Systems for Energy Innovation, Smart Grids and Storage, alternative production technologies (Wind, Solar, Biomass), Carbon Management, the Future of Transportation, and Green Buildings. The conference will also cover the latest developments in research and innovation at MIT and at the Masdar Institute.
Speakers at the conference will include top-level governmental, business and academic leaders from the UAE, United States and Europe. Confirmed speakers include, among others, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber (CEO of Masdar), Mr. Waleed Al Muhairi (COO of Mubadala), Dr. L. Reif (Provost of MIT), Gerard Evenden (Senior Partner at Foster + Partners), Ibrahim Ajami (CEO of ATIC), and multiple world-class academic, business and policy leaders. The full speaker list is shown on the conference website.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Arab Alumni Association is an official alumni group of MIT. The group holds events in the US, Europe and Middle East, and has organized five prior regional conferences. These include Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Dubai and Tunis. Prior conferences have drawn together heads of state and government ministers, MIT faculty, students and alumni as well as regional business leaders and professionals. The MIT Alumni Association awarded the AAA the Presidential Citation in recognition for organizing the prior conferences. More information about the prior conferences can be found on the 'Past Conferences' tab on the event website.
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