SWPF 2010: Dr Hashim A. Yamani to Address the Industry

Published August 31st, 2010 - 10:20 GMT

Dr Hashim A. Yamani and Dr Mahmoud Abu-Zeid are confirmed to join the growing list of distinguished experts addressing the industry at the Annual Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF) taking place this October in Jeddah. 

Dr Yamani, the former Minister of Commerce & Industry from 2003-2008, was appointed as the President of the newly established King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) in April 2010.   KA-CARE has the mandate of tackling the growing energy demands of the Kingdom and Dr Yamani will be giving delegates an insight into the transformation of the energy sector and Saudi Arabia’s long-term strategy for sustainable growth during a keynote presentation at the SWPF inauguration ceremony on Sunday 3 October.

H.E. Dr Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, the President of the Arab Water Council, was the Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation of Egypt for 12 years from 1997-2009.  As well as his role in the Arab Water Council he is also Honorary President of World Water Council, a Member of UN Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation and Former President of International Water Resources Association (IWRA).  Dr Abu-Zeid will be looking at Saudi power and water in a regional context as the Forum focuses on the policies, projects and projects determining the future of the industry.

Other key speakers joining the exclusive line-up include:
- H.R.H Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Makkah Region,
- H.E. Abdullah Al-Hussayen, Minister of Water & Electricity 
- H.R.H. Prince Dr Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud, Vice President, KACST
- H.E. Fehied Fahad AlShareef, Governor, SWCC
- Loay Al-Musallam, CEO, National Water Company
- Steve Bolze, President & CEO, Power & Water, GE
- Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power International

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from, meet and network with these industry experts at the many and varied functions taking place around the forum agenda.

The extensive programme of social events includes the Exhibition Opening Tour and Inauguration Ceremony, the Marafiq and GE Oil & Gas corporate luncheons, the new Networking Roundtable Discussions and the exclusive Gala Dinner featuring the prestigious SWPF Awards Ceremony hosted by ACWA Power International.

Nominations for the SWPF awards, including the SWPF Award for Innovation and the Marafiq Award for Sustainability have now closed and a shortlist of nominees is now being compiled.  A panel of leading industry experts will choose the recipient of each award and the winners will be announced at the SWPF 2010 Award Gala Dinner on October 3. 

The SWPF exhibition is now sold out 3 months in advance of the event!  The popularity of SWPF has grown year on year since the inaugural event in 2005, with last year’s statistics revealing more than a 100% rise in participation from the previous year.  Visitor registration has now opened and due to high demand the organisers are encouraging visitors and delegates to register in advance to avoid disappointment. 

SWPF is organized by the CWC Group and the Bushnak Academy.

SWPF 2010: Dr Hashim A. Yamani
to Address the Industry

Jeddah -Monday 30 August 2010-:( Me NewsWire) Dr Hashim A. Yamani and Dr Mahmoud Abu-Zeid are confirmed to join the growing list of distinguished experts addressing the industry at the Annual Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF) taking place this October in Jeddah. 

Dr Yamani, the former Minister of Commerce & Industry from 2003-2008, was appointed as the President of the newly established King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) in April 2010.   KA-CARE has the mandate of tackling the growing energy demands of the Kingdom and Dr Yamani will be giving delegates an insight into the transformation of the energy sector and Saudi Arabia’s long-term strategy for sustainable growth during a keynote presentation at the SWPF inauguration ceremony on Sunday 3 October.

H.E. Dr Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, the President of the Arab Water Council, was the Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation of Egypt for 12 years from 1997-2009.  As well as his role in the Arab Water Council he is also Honorary President of World Water Council, a Member of UN Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation and Former President of International Water Resources Association (IWRA).  Dr Abu-Zeid will be looking at Saudi power and water in a regional context as the Forum focuses on the policies, projects and projects determining the future of the industry.

Other key speakers joining the exclusive line-up include:
- H.R.H Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Makkah Region,
- H.E. Abdullah Al-Hussayen, Minister of Water & Electricity 
- H.R.H. Prince Dr Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud, Vice President, KACST
- H.E. Fehied Fahad AlShareef, Governor, SWCC
- Loay Al-Musallam, CEO, National Water Company
- Steve Bolze, President & CEO, Power & Water, GE
- Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power International

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from, meet and network with these industry experts at the many and varied functions taking place around the forum agenda.

The extensive programme of social events includes the Exhibition Opening Tour and Inauguration Ceremony, the Marafiq and GE Oil & Gas corporate luncheons, the new Networking Roundtable Discussions and the exclusive Gala Dinner featuring the prestigious SWPF Awards Ceremony hosted by ACWA Power International.

Nominations for the SWPF awards, including the SWPF Award for Innovation and the Marafiq Award for Sustainability have now closed and a shortlist of nominees is now being compiled.  A panel of leading industry experts will choose the recipient of each award and the winners will be announced at the SWPF 2010 Award Gala Dinner on October 3. 

The SWPF exhibition is now sold out 3 months in advance of the event!  The popularity of SWPF has grown year on year since the inaugural event in 2005, with last year’s statistics revealing more than a 100% rise in participation from the previous year.  Visitor registration has now opened and due to high demand the organisers are encouraging visitors and delegates to register in advance to avoid disappointment. 

SWPF is organized by the CWC Group and the Bushnak Academy.


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