ME Smart Lighting & Energy 2020

20-21 April 2020
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

#MELIGHT

2020 Confirmed Speakers

Mark Sutton Vane |
Mark Sutton Vane

Director Sutton Vane Associates - UK

Faisal Rashid |
Faisal Rashid

Director - Demand Side Management Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Ali Mohammed Al Jassim
Ali Mohammed Al Jassim

Chief Executive Officer Etihad Energy Services – ESCO

David Andrew Dunn |
David Andrew Dunn

Lighting Expert Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities

Henrique Pereira |
Henrique Pereira

Senior Manager – Energy Services, Energy Efficiency & Renewables Administration Ras Al Khaimah Municipality

Ivar Krasinski |
Ivar Krasinski

Founding Partner, Design Director EDGE

Andrew Glancey |
Andrew Glancey

Technical Director - Electrical GHD Global

Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun |
Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun

Lead - Energy Engineer Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Suhas Inamdar |
Suhas Inamdar

Head of Planning and Technical Al Wasl Properties

Hassan Younes |
Hassan Younes

Technical Director Griffin Consultants

Regina Santos |
Regina Santos

Associate Lighting Designer Godwin Austen Johnson Architects

Paul Miles |
Paul Miles

Lighting Designer & Partner Light Touch PLD

Eleni Savvidou |
Eleni Savvidou

Design Director Delta Lighting Solutions

Farah Naz |
Farah Naz

Sustainability Associate BuroHappold Consulting Engineers

Mark Sutton Vane

Mark Sutton Vane

Director, Sutton Vane Associates - UK

Mark Sutton Vane MSLL IALD FRSA

Mark Sutton Vane took a degree in Architecture which gave him a useful foundation for his lighting career. He has been designing lighting for spaces and architecture since 1989. He established the lighting consultancy Sutton Vane Associates in 1995.

Sutton Vane Associates has designed the lighting for new projects and regeneration schemes all over the UK and around the world. Mark wrote the lighting master plan for the Park and Public Realm of the London 2012 Olympic Park, his lighting design for the park was so successful that he has been appointed the London 2012 Legacy Ambassador for Lighting. He also lit many successful and award winning public spaces. Sutton Vane Associates has also lit the exteriors of historic and modern buildings and leisure attractions all over the world. The practice places emphasis on sustainable lighting and on the needs of the client and the users.

Faisal Rashid

Faisal Rashid

Director - Demand Side Management, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Faisal Ali Rashid, U.A.E national, a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dayton, Ohio university, U.S.A 1991. Also, a certified PMP(Project Management Professional). Earn LSE professional certificate in the area of energy public policy making. Has a wide and solid experience in energy management including supply, strategy and demand. Has strong background in process industrial plant including oil & gas, power& water generation process, material handling process, glass manufacturing process,  etc.

Ali Mohammed Al Jassim

Ali Mohammed Al Jassim

Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Energy Services – ESCO

Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services and holder of bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Business Administration with Honors and a PhD in Business Management, has 21 years of experience in leading roles delivering programs and projects.
Ali held top positions in both public and private sector entities such as Head of Follow-up and Development Office at the Dubai Municipality, Acting CEO & Director of Drivers Licensing at RTA and General Manager of Qeyadah Driving Solutions.
Presently Ali is leading Etihad - The Super ESCO in the Emirates of Dubai, which will help Dubai to make one of the most sustainable cities and a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world.
Under the leadership of Ali, Etihad ESCO has retrofitted 2,184 facilities (offices, staff accommodation, villas etc) and more than 246,000 lighting fixture in 2016 which helped Dubai to save 48 GWh of electricity and 11 MIG of water. His energy saving targets for this year is far ahead as compared to last year and he planned to save of 140 GWh of electricity and 303 MIG of water by end of 2017.
He is playing a key role in the expansion of Etihad ESCO, he formed two vertical under Etihad umbrella– Etihad Solar & Etihad M&V in last 1 year and is currently working to develop District Cooling vertical. He is also strategically planning to expand the footprint of Etihad ESCO to the MENA region and to other parts of the world.

David Andrew Dunn

David Andrew Dunn

Lighting Expert, Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities

Henrique Pereira

Henrique Pereira

Senior Manager – Energy Services, Energy Efficiency & Renewables Administration, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality

Henrique Pereira is the Senior Manager for Energy Services at the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office in Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, responsible for all building retrofits and energy management activities in the Emirate. These responsibilities support directly the overall Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, targeting 30% energy savings, 20% water savings, and 20% generation from renewable energy sources by 2040.


He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, specialising in the last 10 years in the energy sector in Europe and the Middle East, where he was involved in hundreds of energy efficiency and energy management projects to reduce global energy consumption and improve efficiency and sustainability of buildings and organizations.


Prior to joining Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Henrique Pereira worked with several ESCOs and Energy Services companies in C-level senior roles, to establish their business in the Middle East, support the deployment of building retrofit projects and the ambitious sustainability goals in UAE.


He holds a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Porto University, with specialisations in IT and Energy.

Ivar Krasinski

Ivar Krasinski

Founding Partner, Design Director, EDGE

Prior to forming EDGE Architects, Ivar has been a junior principal and Lead Designer with HOK. He was design principal and partner at Burt Hill and design principal at Stantec.

During 20 years of his career, he had delivered over 50 mega projects with estimated total value of 3 Billion Dollars.

Ivar had worked on some prestigious projects such as Yankees Stadium in New York City. His GCC portfolio includes several notable projects such as Award-Winning 1/JBR Dubai high-rise residential tower, Dubai Motor City Masterplan, Automall Showroom, Mafraq Hospital, Bahrain National stadium, Bay la Sun master plan and Coastal Towers in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.

He is well versed in the subjects of specialty design, with working knowledge of sustainability, hospitality, health care, sports, master planning, commercial and residential projects.

Andrew Glancey

Andrew Glancey

Technical Director - Electrical, GHD Global

Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun

Majid Ideisan Ibraheem Abuabdoun

Lead - Energy Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Suhas Inamdar

Suhas Inamdar

Head of Planning and Technical, Al Wasl Properties

Suhas Inamdar is an Electrical Engineer with Masters in Financial Management. He started his professional career in 1988 and worked in manufacturing sector for 15 years, in continuous process industries. He switched his career into Facilities Management in 2005, starting with Jones Lang LaSalle. He oversaw the transitions of all new contracts across India, and later led the operations of hi-tech facilities of prestigious IT clients in central India.

He came to Dubai in 2006 and worked for Serco Middle East. Since 2008, he is working in wasl Properties, one of the largest developers in Dubai. Currently he is working as Head of Technical Support and Planning.
He believes the future of Facilities management lies in developing adaptability to embrace the new technologies evolving every day.
On personal front, his hobby is to write motivational fiction stories. He has published seven books so far, which are available on Amazon worldwide including UAE.

Hassan Younes

Hassan Younes

Technical Director, Griffin Consultants

Hassan is Director at Griffin Consultants, an award-winning consultancy specialized in Sustainable Designs, Buildings Energy Efficiency, and District Cooling.

He is an ASHRAE Trainer at the Global Training Center , 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 Young Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East region by the AEE He also facilitates the program course on Energy Auditing organized by the Emirates Green Building Council in collaboration with Masdar and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai and is a regular contributor to regional conferences and publications on energy efficiency.

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.

Hassan led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and provided consultancy on various governmental energy efficiency programs. 

Regina Santos

Regina Santos

Associate Lighting Designer, Godwin Austen Johnson Architects

Paul Miles

Paul Miles

Lighting Designer & Partner, Light Touch PLD

Lighting Designer & Partner Paul Miles has been working in the lighting industry for over a decade. During his development Paul has experienced working in many aspects of lighting, including Project Management, Lighting Consultancy, Independent Lighting Design & Working for world renowned European Luminaire Manufacturers.

In 2007 Paul relocated from the United Kingdom to the Middle East where he developed a lighting design department for WSP Middle-East. After the successful completion of various projects including the interior FOH Mall areas of Mirdif City Centre, Paul now is Principal Lighting Designer and Partner at Light Touch PLD L.L.C.

Eleni Savvidou

Eleni Savvidou

Design Director, Delta Lighting Solutions

With a strong background in Architectural Lighting Design, Eleni recently joined Delta Lighting Design from New York City, USA. Eleni started her Lighting career in 1995 after graduating from Electrical Engineering, and Acoustics as a theatrical and TV Lighting designer. Her involvement in the Goulandris Museum in Athens Greece as a specifications and construction Engineer led her to New York in 2001.

After receiving a Masters of Fine arts in Lighting Design from Parson's School of Design , she worked  for Horton Lees  Brogden Lighting Design in New York  as a junior Lighting designer and soon after she accepted a responsibility of a senior lighting designer at L’Observatoire International. She has managed and completed projects in USA, New York, Boston, St Louis, MI, Richmond, VA, Nantucket, MA, and abroad in Puerto Rico, Paris, France, Singapore. Her expertise has been in Museum, Hospitality, Large Shopping Malls and Boutique Retail. While in this company she has received multiple design awards.

Farah Naz

Farah Naz

Sustainability Associate, BuroHappold Consulting Engineers

Having gained construction sector experience in the UK, USA, and UAE, including working with the Copenhagen Government to develop green city initiatives and other sustainability policies, Farah now oversees sustainability in Dubai for BuroHappold Engineering. She’s heavily involved in developing the practice’s sustainability strategy for building- and city-level urban planning, resource-efficient planning, the health and wellbeing agenda for smart cities, and liveability for Arab cities in the Middle East. Plus, she looks after UK and European projects in her capacity as technical specialist in building performance evaluation for passive and low energy.

Naz was a prime mover in creating the strategy for the first zero energy building in the UK which, subsequently, won the 2015 RIBA Sustainable Buildings Award. And, currently, she’s working on the sustainability projects across the region including the Museum of the Future, the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, the Bee’ah headquarters, a sustainability pavilion for EXPO 2020, and Masdar masterplanning.

Meanwhile, Farah is a major contributor to BuroHappold’s drive for innovation in health and wellbeing across the built environment. She’s also involved in several international masterplanning and infrastructure projects – the climate-change adaptation of tall towers and the future-proofing of buildings, as well as architectural design competitions focused on green principles, and strategic energy solutions for eco cities.

In addition, she helped win and develop competitive projects - the Retrofit For Future initiative for eco-refurbishing social housing in London, sponsored by the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), for example.

Specialisations: sustainability, the health and wellbeing agenda for smart cities, city resilience, and adopting the concepts of biomimicry and liveability for delivering future cities in the Middle East.

Farah is registered with the UK Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer. Furthermore, she’s a board member of the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), CIBSE UAE chapter, and a member of CIBSE UK Resilient Cities Group and CIBSE Council UK.

 


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20-21 April 2020

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

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