Day 1 of the summit opened with the keynote address by Mubarak Al-Nasr - Managing Director of Ras Laffan Power Company, Qatar, who spoke on 'Power and Desalination - Current Status and Future Opportunities in the region'. Khalid Al-Subaie from Marafiq - Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu, KSA, also addressed the gathering with a session on 'A New O&M Model – the MaSa Story'. An exclusive workshop on 'Sustainable & innovative technologies in desalination plants', will be lead by Mohammad Ahmad Naji from Veolia Water Solutions alongside panel discussions on 'Sustainable & innovative Technologies in Desalination Plants Show Case: Hybrid Desalination Plant- Fujairah 2 IWPP'
Day 2 of the summit will see a special keynote pesentation from Dr. Fouad Mrad, Executive Director at UN – ESCWA Technology Center, Kingdom of Jordan, followed by high level panel discussions and presentations from Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA), to name a few. Sponsors of the summit – Marafiq, Lakos, Veolia Water, Qatar Project Management, Klaren International, Ansaldo Energia, Al Emadi Solar, PWC, Ramboll will showcase the latest in technology and solutions at the exhibition area of the summit across both days.