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Agenda

08:30

Registration

09:05

 Opening adress by H.E. Eng. Essam Bin Abdulla Khalaf

Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning 

09:20

Keynote Address Eng. Nezar Banabeela

VIVA Bahrain CEO

09:30

Welcome Note Towards Smart City

H.E Dr. Riyadh Hamza – President University of Bahrain

09:40

Welcome Note MENA Green Building Council

Mohammad Asfour .Regional Head, MENA Network , World Green Building Council 

09:50

Keynote Address Eng. Ahmad Al Ammadi

CEO , Diyar Al Muharraq.

10:00

Keynote Address Andreas Skopal

Chief Digital Officer, Meem Bank

10:15

Bahrain Smart Cities Awards 2019

10:30

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45

Development of National Smart Cities Framework for the Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Moderator :

  Dr. Mohamed Baqer, Dean College of Applied Studies, University of Bahrain

Presentation by :

Dr. Maan Al Jawder, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems , University of Bahrain

 

Abdulla Al Hamed, Chairman, Bahrain Internet Society

Name to be Confirmed, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning. 

11:15

Designing Sustainable Communities

Moderator:

Waleed Khalaf

CEO , Smart Way Consulting

  Leslie Ohomele ,  Senior Design Manager ,  The Prince’s Foundation, UK

Name to Be Confirmed , Ministry of Housing

Raweya  Almannaei , Director of Urban Development, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning

Reem AlMahroos, Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys

11:45

Prayer & Networking Break

12:15

Blockchain in Fintech

Ahmed Al Balooshi ,  Senior Vice President - Head of IT , Al Baraka Banking Group

12:30

Digital Banking

Name to be confirmed 

13:00

Issuing Students Digital Records on Blockchain at University of Bahrain

Dr. Aisha Bushager,  Chairperson,  Department of Computer Engineering,  College of Information Technology,  University of Bahrain 

13:15

 Networking Break

13:30

The contribution of smart cities towards sustainable energy projects and supporting policy development

Rami Osman ,  Energy Efficiency Specialist , UNDP Bahrain- SEC

13:45

Promoting the Use of Oxodegradable Plastic Bags in Bahrain

Rehan Ahmed,  Head Of Services Activities Control  ,Supreme Council of Environment

14:00

Waste Management

Name to Be Confirmed ,Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning

14:30

Lunch

Day 2  - 16 September 2019

08:30

Registration

09:05

Keynote Address
Smart Communities Guideline for the Kingdom of Bahrain

Abdulla Al Hamid , Chairman Bahrain Internet Society

09:35

Bahrain International Airport Digital Transformation

Mohamed Al BinFalah, CEO , Bahrain Airport Company

10:05

Building Smart Buildings

Moderator :

 Paula Boast, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

Eng. Ahmad Al Ammadi, CEO, Diyar Al Muharraq

Name to be Confirmed  - AECOM

Name to be Confirmed – Mott MacDonalds

10:30

Coffee & Networking Break

11:05

Greening our cities: one building at a time

Mohammad Asfour . Head, MENA & Africa Regional Networks , World Green Building Council 

11:45

Prayer & Networking Break

12:20

Future of Work & Education / Skills for a Digital and Automated World

Dr. Mohamed Baqer, Dean College of Applied Studies, University of Bahrain

12:40

Sustainable Hotels

Name to be confirmed

13:30

Expert Led Interaction Session on Smart Cities Challenges and Solutions

14:15

Closing Remarks & Recommendations

Lunch

14:30