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UAE-France Business Days 2023 [Day 1 Online Available - Day 2 Onsite Fully Booked]

21 June-ONLINE | 22 June-ONSITE Hyde Hotel Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Price: The second day of the event (in-person) is now fully booked. You can still register for the first day (in digital) by sending an e-mail to felix.lucas@ccifranceuae.com.

Members of CCI France UAE: Day 1+Day 2 lunch included: Free of charge
First come first served - limited seats

Non-Members: Day 1+ Day 2 lunch included: AED 400 (VAT incl.)
First come first served - limited seats

Cancellation policy is available on www.ccifranceuae.com/en/faq.html


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Engage and Accelerate - On the road to COP28

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The second day of the event (in-person) is now fully booked. You can still register for the first day (in digital) by sending an e-mail to felix.lucas@ccifranceuae.com.

The second edition of the UAE-France Business Days will be held on 21 and 22 June 2023, with a unique format combining online and on-site: 21 June will be a fully online event, and 22 June will be an onsite event at Hyde Hotel in Dubai.

The UAE-France Business Days aims to demonstrate and strengthen business ties between France and the UAE by bringing together different industries and experts in one place, through keynotes, interviews and panel discussions of experts from different industries.

An event dedicated to :

  • To strengthen the commercial links between the United Arab Emirates and France and to bring together different industries in one event,
  • To provide a platform for our business communities to showcase their know-how and learn from their peers and experts,
  • To exchange on topics of common interest in view of COP28, with a focus on ESG and sectors.

We believe in continuously enhancing the value of your membership and fostering a thriving business community. That's the reason why, we are thrilled to announce that this event is now offered completely free of charge to all our valued members, and at a lower price for our non-members!

We invite you to mark your calendars for the upcoming UAE-France Business Days and make the most of this exceptional opportunity. Stay tuned for updates on speakers, sessions, and networking activities leading up to the event.



Wednesday 21 June 2023
09:00 - 09:10 [Online] Opening Ceremony
Nathalie Amiel-Ferrault - Vice-President, CCI France UAE, and Chief Marketing Officer, AJEX Logistics Services
09:15 - 09:20 [Online] Keynote Speech
Olivier Becht - Minister for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad
09:25 - 09:35 [Online] Keynote Speech
HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi - UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade
09:40 - 10:15 [Online] Crossed Interview
Elias Kassis, President Total Energies E&P UAE & TotalEnergies Country Chair in the UAE
Ibrahim Al Zubi, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability & Climate Change Function - ADNOC
Moderator: Alexis LeCanuet - Regional Senior Managing Director - Accenture Middle East
10:20 - 11:50 [Online] Discussion Panel
Energies: How the UAE and France push the sector towards ever greener energies
Valerie Bouillon Delporte, Hydrogen Ecosystem Director - Michelin
Stephan Gobert, Chief Strategy, Innovation and Customer Experience Officer - Engie
Olivier Peyret, President of SLB France and Director Europe of SLB New Energy - SLB
Rajesh Sharma, Global Director Strategy and Energy Transitions Solutions - Schneider Electric
Moderator: Afraz, Hussain, Senior Associate - Clyde & Co
11:55 - 12:00 [Online] Keynote Speech
Frederic Medard, EVP Chief Finance and CSR Officer - Bel
12:05 - 12:50 [Online] Cross interview: A conversation with Dr Haythem (Circa Biotech) about the future of food sustainability
Haythem Riahi, PhD, MBA Co-founder and CEO - Circa Biotech
Moderated by Justine Dampt, Co-founder & CEO - Shake Your Plants
12:55 - 13:30 [Online] Discussion Panel
Financial Models to accelerate Energy Transition
Shargiil Bashir, Chief Sustainability Officer and EVP - FAB
Philippe Richard, Executive Director, International Affairs Financial Services Regulatory Authority - ADGM
Moderator: David Chollet, Partner -Accuracy
13:35 - 14:15 [Online] - Discussion Panel
How can tech push the Sustainability Agenda
Marc Mosthav, Head of Net Zero Transformation Digital Platforms - Atos
Nihal Shaikh, Assistant Director of Communications and Strategic Projects - Start AD- NYU Abu Dhabi
Moderator: Anis Balla, Senior Manager - Sia Partners
14:20 - 14:25 [Online] Closing Speech
Nathalie Amiel-Ferrault - Vice-President, CCI France UAE, and Chief Marketing Officer, AJEX Logistics Services
Thursday 22 June 2023
08:30 - 09:00 [Onsite] Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:05 [Onsite] Opening Ceremony
Claire Boscq - EMCEE/ Facilitator
09:05 - 09:10 [Onsite] Keynote Speech (video)
HE Mariam Almheiri - Minister of Climate Change and Environment in the United Arab Emirates
09:10 - 09:15 [Onsite] Keynote Speech
Nathalie Kennedy - Consul General of France
09:15 - 10:05 [Onsite] Discussion Panel
E How to manage Carbon Emissions in order to achieve Net Zero
Mikki Corcoran, Vice President Sustainability - SLB
Jean Marc Farrugia, SVP- Business Development Veolia Near & Middle East - Veolia
Magalie Lemaire, Senior Vice President Business, Gas, Planning - TotalEnergies
Ahmed Sfar, Global Business Development for new Technologies in Energies & Chemicals - Schneider Electric
Moderator: Sonia Weymuller, Co-Founder and General Partner at VentureSouq (VSQ)
10:05 - 10:30 [Onsite] Business Case - Saint-Gobain
Antoine Ghazal, CEO – Saint-Gobain Gulf Countries
10:30 - 11:00 [Onsite] Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 [Onsite] Discussion Panel
S : Harnessing Human Obligations
Mahmood Badri, CEO - GCC Institutional Business - MBG
Lemjed Bouzekri, Human Resources Vice President - Engie Asia, Middle East, Africa
Mazouz Melkheir, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion Volunteering platform leader - Etihad Airways
Rania Tayeh, Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility - Emirates Global Aluminum
Moderator : Abeer Al Mehairbi, Founder - Tally&Co
11:45 - 12:30 [Onsite] Discussion Panel
G : How can governance support the whole ESG agenda
Florence Bulte, Chief Sustainability Officer - Chalhoub Group
Kensuke Togawa - Manager – Risk Advisory - MBG
Other panelists to be confirmed shortly
Moderated by Nahla Abid -Vice President Sales & Strategy Middle East and Caspian Sea Region · Bureau Veritas Group
12:30 - 14:00 [Onsite] Networking Lunch - Hyde Hotel Dubai
14:00 - 14:20 [Onsite] Crossed Interview - Hospitality Eco-Label
Marc Descrozaille, Chief of Staff to Chief Executive Officer Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia Pacific Premium, Midscale & Economy - Accor
Abdullatif Albitawi, MSC | MEI, SFIIRSM, RSP | PA-CEMP, Director - Emirates Green Building Council
Moderator: Walid Daoud, Partner - KPMG Lower Gulf
14:20 - 15:00 [Onsite] Make it to COP28 Teams
Sabrin Rahman, Director, Partnerships (Cross - Sectoral) - COP28
Doaa Halstead, Lead, COP28 International Sponsorship - COP28
15:00 - 15:10 [Onsite] Closing Ceremony - Claire Boscq - EMCEE/ Facilitator

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