Main Conference Programme

Day 1 – Sunday, 2 September 2018

08:30 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


09:00 Welcome Address

Welcome Address


09:10 Inaugural Keynotes: Current Scenario of Electric Vehicles Usage in Bahrain and the GCC

Speakers


H.E. Zayed R. Alzayani
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism - Kingdom of Bahrain
H.E. Saud bin Nasser Al Khusaibi
Secretary General
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)

09:30 Industry Keynote: Toyota Hybrid Technology - Innovation for an Eco-Friendly Future

Speaker

Michael Brightmore

Michael Brightmore

Chief Executive Officer
Ebrahim K. Kanoo B.S.C ©, Bahrain

09:45 Inauguration of the Exhibition and Networking

Inauguration of the Exhibition and Networking


10:15 Dubai Green Mobility Strategy Featuring Electrical Vehicles Penetration

Speaker

Faisal Ali Rashid

Faisal Ali Rashid

Director-Demand Side Management
Supreme Council of Energy, UAE

10:45 MASDAR Presentation

Speaker

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib

Yousef Ahmed Baselaib

Executive Director
MASDAR, UAE

11:15 Zero I Zero I Zero: Future Mobility: General Motors Middle East

Speaker

Gary D. West

Gary D. West

Head of Future Mobility
General Motors, UAE

11:45 What Impact will the Four Pillars of Future Mobility have on Urban Development

Speaker

Edward Forrester

Edward Forrester

Future Mobility Planner and Global Coordinator
Mott MacDonald, UAE

12:15 Improving the Impact and Cost - Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

Speaker

Rubal Dua

Rubal Dua

Researcher
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC), KSA

12:45 Panel Discussion: How to Create an Ideal Infrastructure for Supporting Electric Vehicles


Panelists:

Dr. Eng. Bijan Majidi
CEO and President
Dinamica International Ventures Development, Bahrain

Edward Forrester
Future Mobility Planner and Global Coordinator
Mott MacDonald, UAE

Faisal Ali Rashid
Director - Demand Side Management
Supreme Council of Energy, UAE
Jamie Ruiz Huescar
E-Mobility Manager
Murcia City Council, Spain

13:15 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


14:15 Workshop: GSO's Plan to Develop the Certification Scheme

Speakers

Eng. Waleed Al Sagr

Eng. Waleed Al Sagr

Head of Certification Authentication
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)

 

Eng. Yusuf Al Aaji
Acting Head of IT Solutions
GCC Standardization Organization

Workshop Objectives:

· GSO revision of technical requirements for motor vehicles and tyres
· The plan for electric vehicles and their regulations
· Enhance integration with local authorities
· Improve CCR forms to cover new technical requirements
· Better Dashboards, Reports and Business Intelligence
· New process for CCR renewals to reduce data entry and study time
· Discussion about future directions related to new technologies like the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)


16:00 Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Closing Remarks and End of Day 1