Thursday, 23 November 2017

Cònsols Room, Casa Llotja de Mar | Barcelona

The Eco MedaGreen Summit aims to merge the interests of the Mediterranean private sector with environmental values, by creating greater awareness and finding synergies between the two.

The summit explores the region’s most profitable and pronounced environmental sectors, including Renewable Energy, Water Industry and Technology and Green Cities. Key experts and prime regional players will convene to exchange knowledge and best-practices surrounding environmental priorities and challenges, promote green economy on a regional and global scale, and support companies with implementing sustainable programs through resource efficiency and cleaner production.


Moderator: Alaa Ezz | General Secretary, ASCAME Commission of Environment, Climate Change and Water

11:00 – 11:30   Context and current perspective of water efficiency in the Mediterranean

Constantianos Vangelis | CEO, Global Water Partnership (GWP-Med)

Miguel García-Herraiz Roobaert | Deputy Secretary General of Water & Environment Division, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)


11:30 – 12:00 | Addressing business opportunities and investment programs for the region

Karmenu Vella | EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries


Samer Mazloum | Managing Director, Ostar Holdings

Jeremie Fosse | President, Eco-Union

Chrysa Efstratiou | Research Fellow in Water Sector, European Institute of Law, Science & Technology (EILST)


12:00 – 12:30 | Successful business models in the Water sector across the Mediterranean public-private partnership

Almotaz Abadi | Senior Expert / Development and Policy Specialist, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Jauad El Kharraz | Head of Research, Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC)

Fethi Kherbouche | CEO, Groupe Kherbouche

Oriol Bellot Miana | Business Development Manager, AGBAR (SUEZ Group) | Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME)



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Moderator: Silvia Pariente-David | Consultant

12:30 – 13:30   The rise and potential of solar energy in the Mediterranean

Rita Sá Couto | Principal Banker, Power & Energy Utilities, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Nabil Saimi | Deputy General Manager, Platinum Power

Loubna Karroum | President, African Forum for Renewable Energies (AFER Forum)

Mona Ghalayini | President & CEO, Ghalayini for Trade & Turnkey (GTTK)

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13:30 – 14:30   The rise and potential of wind energy in the Mediterranea

Olga Okumus | Project Manager at the Energy & Climate Action, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Mehdi Alaoui | EMEA Business Development, General Electrics (GE) Renewable Energy

Amine Homman Ludiye | CEO, ENGIE North Africa

Andrea Zaghi | Director, Elettricità Futura

Guy Auger | CEO, Greensolver

Karima Bergheul | President, Womens’ Association in Green Economy (AFEV)

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Moderator: Dilara Zengin | Economy Reporter, Anadolu Agency

16:00 – 17:15   Waste Management and Recycling in the Realm of Circular Economy

Carlos Vázquez | Head of Waste Management, Municipality of Barcelona

Hussein Muheidat | Senior Advisor for Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Municipal Affairs of Jordania

José María Lopez Piñol | CEO, Urbaser

Karim Gabriel Choueiri | Head of Business Development & Procurement, Consolidated Engineering & Trading Co.

Ignasi Cubiña | Founder, Eco Intelligent Growth

Jona Liebl | Head of Programmes, Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development (SEED)

Daniel Hires | Switchers Platform Convenor and Promoter, UN Environment MAP Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)


17:15 – 18:30   Mobility: Explore Successful Business Models across Mediterranean Cities

Carmen Abad | Project Manager, GO-SUMP Project | City of Malaga

Taha Amiar | Business Development Director, Massolia

Marc Nader | Chief Operating Officer, Data Consult

El Jenzri Kais | Lead Architect, Municipality of Sousse

Richard Elelman | Head of Public Administrations, Eurecat-CTM


Forum co-organized with:

Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona

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European Regional Development Fund    A way to make Europe