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The Innovation Zone hosted numerous private events for our partners throughout the week - from intimate workshops for 40, to impactful conferences for 200. Its inclusive badging policy and proximity to the Marina, Palm and Downtown areas of Dubai, coupled with its 5 star facilities, made the Innovation Zone an ideal venue to host meetings, workshops and conferences.

The Future of Climate, Sustainability and Clean Energy: A Conversation with Global CEOs 

The Future of Climate, Sustainability and Clean Energy: A Conversation with Global CEOs 

Mon 4 Dec, 15:00 –17:00, Bonn Room

A series of conversations with global leaders from business and government on the future of climate, sustainability, and clean energy, hosted by Business Roundtable and the European Round Table for Industry. 
 

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An invitation to innovate. Poland’s 3W as your gateway to sustainable business in Europe

An invitation to innovate. Poland’s 3W as your gateway to sustainable business in Europe

Mon 4 Dec, 18:00 - 21:00, Hope Pavilion

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), Polish development bank, invites you to an evening devoted to innovation.  At our wine and dine event we will present our flagship program focused on sustainable investment and development, built around three key elements that we believe to be essential to a future: water, hydrogen and carbon.

 

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Accelerating the Energy Transition: The Need for Collective Action 

Accelerating the Energy Transition: The Need for Collective Action 

Tues 5 Dec, 18:30 –21:00,  Global Goals 

An intimate dinner emphasising the necessity for governments and businesses to unite in a concerted effort to accelerate the energy transition. The networking event will enable guests to connect, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful relationships to support global decarbonisation efforts whilst highlighting real-world success stories in financing the energy transition.   
 

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Industrial Decarbonisation in Action 

Industrial Decarbonisation in Action 

Wed 6 Dec,  09:30 –17:00, Marrakesh 

It is going to take an immense mobilisation of resources and deployment of current and emerging technology solutions to achieve the net zero goals. Join us for this full day event bringing global leaders together for a series of interactive panels and fireside chats to accelerate industrial decarbonisation.   

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Regenerative Food Systems 

Regenerative Food Systems 

Wed 6 Dec, 09:30 –13:00, Bonn Room 

A morning of workshops bringing together leading industry experts from across the food value chain to examine levers of change and explore what we can do to speed up and scale up regenerative practice across the food system, including addressing the data and technology gap and principles and values.  
 

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Accelerating Industrial Decarbonisation through Strategic Collaboration 

Accelerating Industrial Decarbonisation through Strategic Collaboration 

Wed 6 Dec, 09:45 –10:30, Global Goals  

The industrial sector is the world's second-largest CO2 emitter, making collaboration and alignment with government policies crucial for emissions reduction. Join Bain & Company for a practical discussion with industry leaders leading the charge in the critical challenge of decarbonising heavy industry. 
 

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Building Resilience in a Highly Uncertain Environment 

Building Resilience in a Highly Uncertain Environment 

Wed 6 Dec, 11:00 –11:45, Global Goals 

In this era of unprecedented uncertainty, resilience is critical to success for boards and executive teams Join a dynamic panel of executives to explore the urgent need for action and the cutting-edge approaches employed by industry leaders in confronting strategic, operational, and supply chain challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to fortify your organization's resilience in this volatile world. 

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The Sustainable Consumer - Fact or Fiction in Food 

The Sustainable Consumer - Fact or Fiction in Food 

Wed 6 Dec, 12:15 –13:00, Global Goals 

While customers are willing to pay some premium for healthier and sustainable options, there is a limit on how much more they’ll spend. Join this panel discussion, hosted in collaboration with HowGood, to find out what consumers are saying about sustainability and food, and how companies can create value with sustainability by tapping into consumer trends. 

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Championing Climate-Resilient WASH 

Championing Climate-Resilient WASH 

 Wed 6 Dec, 13:30 - 15:00, Climate Challenge Lab 

As we witness the escalating frequency and severity of extreme weather events, it becomes increasingly important to address the convergence of climate change with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH. Join us to take a deep dive into the current landscape of climate-resilient WASH best practices exploring innovative strategies, technologies, and policy frameworks to empower communities to adapt and thrive in the face of climate-related adversity. 

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Official Side Event hosted by US Chambers of Commerce 

Official Side Event hosted by US Chambers of Commerce 

Wed 6 Dec, 14:00 –17:00, Global Goals 

The transition to a low-carbon economy is an urgent global priority. Hosted by the US Chambers of Commerce, the event will bring together business and government leaders from the U.S. and around the world to focus on two key areas: The Technology Imperative - Development and Global Scaling of Economywide Decarbonization Pathways, and Unleashing the Potential of the Hydrogen Economy. 

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Thinking Customer Back: Driving Demand for Low Carbon Solutions 

Thinking Customer Back: Driving Demand for Low Carbon Solutions 

Thurs 7 Dec, 09:45 –10:30, Global Goals 

A discussion with industry leaders, sharing their insights and experience on unlocking the path to a sustainable future through decarbonization, with customers at the core. It's not a one-size-fits-all journey: source of differentiation for low carbon leaders span from comprehensive strategy, product development and effective marketing.  

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Organizing for Sustainability - Practical Steps for MENA Companies to Lead on Sustainability 

Organizing for Sustainability - Practical Steps for MENA Companies to Lead on Sustainability 

Thurs 7 Dec, 11:00 –11:45, Global Goals 

The panel will be share results from a study of 100+ MENA companies on adoption of sustainability and practical steps for companies to LEAD on sustainability. Discussions will delve into what sustainability champions in the region are doing to embed sustainability and ensure they are on track to achieve their objectives.  

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Unlocking Climate Transition Finance 

Unlocking Climate Transition Finance 

Thurs 7 Dec, 12:15 –13:00, Global Goals 

The newly arising demand for transition finance puts financial institutions under pressure but also offers tremendous opportunities with great value-creation potential. Join us for a panel discussion with an extraordinary set of panellists who represent very important perspectives within the financial services industry, exploring the opportunities and challenges in facilitating the economy’s transition. 

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8th Annual Angel Rising Symposium: ClimateTech for Change 

8th Annual Angel Rising Symposium: ClimateTech for Change 

Thurs 7 Dec, 14:00 –17:00, Bonn Room

The newly arising demand for transition finance puts financial institutions under pressure but also offers tremendous opportunities with great value-creation potential. Join us for a panel discussion with an extraordinary set of panellists who represent very important perspectives within the financial services industry, exploring the opportunities and challenges in facilitating the economy’s transition. 

Angel Rising Symposium startAD and VentureSouq are nurturing the next generation of climate investors from the GCC. The 8th Annual Rising Symposium will spotlight world-class global and local experts delving into ‘ClimateTech for Change’, highlighting the need to act fast and catalyze technology adoption through startups to serve the 2050 vision and address global warming.  

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The Power of Digitalization in Decarbonization 

The Power of Digitalization in Decarbonization 

Thurs 7 Dec, 14:00 –17:00, Global Goals 

This Executive Dialogue will be focused on the challenges of the energy transition and the key role digitalization plays in helping organizations advance sustainability goals and achieve new levels of operational excellence. Hear from speakers from the ETC, Microsoft, Wood, Saudi Aramco and IBM discussing their challenges and successes, even in hard-to-abate sectors.  

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