Permit Number Permit no: 18/8281

Abdullah Mohsen Alnimri

Advisor, National Bonds UAE, and Ex-advisor to Minister for Ministry of Housing


  • Strategy: experienced in charting and articulating strategies for governmental, semi-governmental and private entities.
  • Real Estate and Awqaf ( Endowments ) : Solid experience in real estate and Awqaf developing and financing with an exposure on hospitality, housing, commercial, agricultural, and land development projects. Competent knowledge in identifying and evaluating investments, negotiating deals and legal documentation.
  • Corporate Banking: an experienced Corporate Banker possessing a diploma in commercial banking. Strong knowledge and experience in credit analysis. Sound analytical skills, ability to analyze financial statements in order to assess credit risks.
  • Investment Banking: Competent knowledge in investment product with a proven experience in the Asset Management industry and sharia’a complaint saving programs. Knowledgeable of Saudi regulations which govern the investment and banking industry.
  • Private Equity: Demonstrable success in sourcing private equity deals in Saudi Arabia with full responsibility of the origination and execution process, utilizing a well-developed network of contacts throughout the GCC.

Maen Nimrawi

Senior Commissioning Engineer, KEO International Consultants

During his work experience in the Middle East, Al Nimrawi managed and led over 70 projects related to energy management, energy efficiency, green buildings and commissioning in the region. Licensed in multiple states across the U.S. and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) as well as a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Maen Al-Nimrawi is now Projects Manager within The sustainability division of KEO Int.  Consultants; leading the sustainability/commissioning projects in the Gulf region by aligning the commissioning process to the best international standards and practices in this domain. Maen have facilitated a remarkable business growth since he joined the firm as part of his responsibilities for the business development of a specialized and top notch services in the market, represented in energy efficiency and management services and monitoring based commissioning as part of the digitization and internet of things (IoT); in lieu of developing business plans along with the tools, competencies and resources for executing and delivering such services in the region.

Maen represented KEO as a Chairman and Speaker in different conferences, forums and exhibitions within the region. In addition to effective participation through articles and extracts in different ruptured engineering magazines.

Before that Al-Nimrawi was managing the Energy Management Bureau at Schneider Electric, Saudi Arabia. In this role, he led the energy bureau team toward achieving of key business goals and sustainability initiatives, both locally and worldwide. The energy bureau – considered as a starting business - within 2 years generated a revenue of 2 million Saudi Riyals represented in energy management services along with over 20 million Saudi Riyals represented in energy management solutions.    

As part of the Schneider Electric corporate sustainability milestones; Maen have led the achievement of certifying Schneider Electric headquarter in Riyadh as the first ISO50001:2011 energy management system certified private building in the kingdom; in order to demonstrate the energy management services as a viable business model in the Saudi market along with marketing Schneider Electric Solution and competencies in this filed.

Prior to joining Schneider, Al-Nimrawi gained experience in performance contracting domain as Senior Energy Efficiency Auditor and LEED Project Manager at Energy Management Services International. He was instrumental in aligning benchmarks of electrical designs to international coding standards. He also researched, implemented and commissioned energy conservation projects, measures and strategies.

Christian Schraft

Global Group CEO, Feilo Sylvania, Hungary

Hassan Younes

Director, Griffin Consulting

Hassan is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, a certified trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers for the CEM course, an appointed Consultant for the ASHRAE 62.1 Standard and the recipient of the prestigious Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East region by the AEE in Orlando, Florida.

He also facilitates the Building Retrofit program in Dubai organized by the Emirates Green Building Council in collaboration with Masdar and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

Hassan is on the Boards of Governors of the local and regional chapters of ASHRAE and CIBSE, the internationally-adopted standardizing authorities based in the USA and UK respectively. In those capacities, Hassan works to promote the advancement and improvement of the regional construction industry by collaborating with industry professionals, academia, and governmental entities. He is currently the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Herriot Watt Architectural and Engineering Program.

With extensive experience in engineering systems design, analysis and consulting and a passionate objective of raising the industry and sustainability standards in the region, Younes entered a partnership to establish Griffin Consultants where he is responsible for all technical and developmental aspects of the firm. Throughout his career, he was involved in the design of multiple high-end developments including retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality projects some of which are iconic in the Emirate of Dubai like The Beach (JBR) and City Walk. Hassan led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and provided consultancy on various governmental energy efficiency programs.

Azmi Aboul Hoda

Publicity Chair, ASHRAE Falcom Chapter

Fawaz Alharbi

Head of Master Planning & Project Development, Jeddah Economic Company - Kingdom Tower

Fawaz is an emerging planning professional with over 17 years of practical experience, his main focus areas include Design, Planning, Infrastructure, Leadership and Management roles. He was initially trained as an Architect and later as an Urban Planner, and has worked in both public and private sectors.

Now he works for one of the leading Urban Development companies in the region, Jeddah Economic Company. He joined the company back in 2012, responsible for the Master Plan of Jeddah Economic City. During this period Fawaz utilized his diverse experience and skills in current international best practice design and planning trends for optimal professional output.
His key role in the company is to manage the planning and design aspects of the development, including, Smart City Program, Market Studies, Traffic and Environmental Impact Studies and all the related aspects of the design and engineering progress of the development.
The development is envisioned as a world class modern landmark in the region, located at the shore of the Red Sea to the north of Jeddah. As a vibrant community on a land area of 530 ha, and made up of distinctive neighborhoods which include a commercial core of international businesses, finest lifestyle establishments, unique open spaces, diverse residential communities and one of the biggest man-made lake in the region. In addition, the development accommodates the World's Tallest Tower as the centerpiece of the development, Jeddah Tower.
Fawaz is a frequent keynote speaker on topics ranging from Smart Cities, Master Planning, Landscaping, Infrastructure, Mega Projects and Entertainment, 

He holds a B.S Degree in Architecture from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Mineral and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning and Economic Development from University of Cincinnati

Eng. Mansour Ali Almokbel

Estedama Program Director, National Housing Services Company – NHSC

Dr. Muhammad Asif

Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA

Dr Muhammad Asif is an Associate Professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) since 2013. He is Charted Engineer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and Member of the Energy Institute (UK). He sits on several international forums including the accreditation panel of the Energy Institute. He completed PhD

in Applied Energy Engineering from Edinburgh (UK) in 2002 and has held fulltime

faculty positions for over 10 years in British Universities.

He is regularly invited for teaching renewable and sustainable energy courses by various universities in

Germany, Spain, Austria and Turkey. His areas of research interest include renewable energy, sustainable buildings, energy conservation and management and life cycle assessment. He has authored over 50 research publications including a research monograph.

His publications are highly cited with one of his articles having received over 325 citations. His work has been referred in various European policy documents and directives. Dr Asif has supervised 8 PhD and 2 MPhil projects to successful completion. He is actively involved in academic and industrial collaborations. He has provided consultancy services to a number of prominent international organisations including European Commission, Nor-Dan (Norway) and BAE Systems (UK).

He has also contributed to the Annual Strategic Studies for the Industry Collaboration Program of KAUST. Currently he is leading a large international consortium as the Principal Investigator on a large Building Energy research project for the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE).”

have following two topics I can present about and these fit with your 'Sustainability in the Built Environment' and 'Green Building' themes. I can select one of these.

• Design for Zero Energy Homes to Address Energy and Environmental Problems in KSA

• Potential for Rain Water Harvesting in KSA to Mitigate Water Scarcity and Flooding Problems

Laurent A. Voivenel

Senior Vice-President (Operations and Development) MEA and India, Swiss-Belhotel International

Laurent A. Voivenel is the Senior Vice President, Operations & Development for Middle East, Africa & India for Swiss-Belhotel International, spearheading the group’s expansion in the region. He holds over 30 years of extensive international hotel and asset management experience with some of the world’s leading and most prestigious hospitality brands including Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Prior to joining Swiss-Belhotel, Laurent was the Chief Executive Office of HMH – Hospitality Management Holding for over three and a half years and was the primary driving force behind repositioning HMH as the Middles East's largest and most credible operator in the dry segment while setting in motion aggressive expansion.

With a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Laurent has a proven track record in areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions, hotel development and investment, multi-brand operations, as well as outstanding management experience across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Being based in the Middle East for the last 17 years, Laurent also has a deep understanding of the region's unique business dynamics and culture that has resulted in a solid network and close ties with hotel owners, developers and investors.

Pierre Langlois

President, Econoler – Canada

Senior expert with over 30 years of experience in the energy efficiency sector and more specifically in the development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and programs in Canada and internationally. 

Recognized as one of the leading international experts in the development and implementation of innovative energy efficiency financing mechanisms and in the start-up and operation of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), as well as in Measurement and Verification of energy savings in industrialized countries and in transition or developing countries. 

Have gained great expertise in the development of energy policies and demand-side management, as well as in the design and implementation of specific projects for international financial institutions.

Reknown speakers on energy efficiency in Canada and at the international level.