Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Enterprise Climate X Forum

Solving the world’s biggest challenge is a massive business opportunity at The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Welcome to Enterprise Climate X Forum.

This unique event is the first in our series of invitation-only, C-suite-level gatherings that allow senior members of the business community to discuss critical issues in key sectors of the economy.

Climate will be the world’s largest and most important industry for decades to come — and is the defining challenge of our generation. It cuts across every industry, from banking and finance to infrastructure, urban planning, real estate, FMCG and beyond.

The Enterprise Climate X Forum, scheduled for 6 December 2022 takes place post COP27 and will give CEOs, investors, bankers, development finance institutions and other key stakeholders the opportunity to talk frankly, openly and under Chatham House rules about climate.

Agenda

8:00

Networking and standing breakfast

Enterprise’s senior editors will welcome attendees with good coffee and fresh pastries, giving all of us the opportunity to see friends and colleagues face-to-face in a relaxed setting.

9:00

Welcome note

The gathering gets underway with a brief scene-setter for the day.

9:05

One on one interview with Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe on Green hydrogen — What is it, why is it important, and what signs will tell us that USD 85 bn in framework agreements are real?

What is green hydrogen? Where does it fit into our energy mix? Do we have enough renewable energy capacity to make it work? What about industry supply constraints? Our panel will go deep into the meaning of the USD 85 bn worth of framework agreements we inked at Sharm El Sheikh — and the signs along the road that will tell you that our hydrogen future is becoming a reality.

9:30

One on one interview with Simon Kitchen; EFG Hermes Research Head of Strategy on How CEOs across global emerging markets are dealing with climate change

EFG Hermes Research Head of Strategy Simon Kitchen joins us on stage to talk about how business leaders across global growth markets are coping with climate change. Simon covers markets ranging from Egypt to Vietnam, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Kenya and regularly speaks with senior management from companies across the full spectrum of industries, from banks to electronics assemblers, garment markets to food producers.

10:00

Coffee break

10:15

Panel discussion: Climate is the biggest business and investment opportunity of our generation — here’s practical advice on how to get in on the ground floor.

Panelists will discuss where the opportunities fall in the adaptation vs. mitigation debate; how to build a new business on climate; and how leaders of established businesses can improve margins, access finance, and grow their business by putting climate into their business models.

Participants:

Amr Allam, CEO, Hassan Allam Holding
Mohamed Ismail Mansour, Co Founder and CEO, Infinity
Sherif El Kholy, Partner, Actis

11:00

Enterprise Climate CEO Poll

Audience members will vote live (and anonymously) in the first Enterprise Climate CEO Poll, the results of which will be published the following morning in both Enterprise Climate and EnterpriseAM.

11:20

Panel discussion: What’s the difference between sustainability-linked and climate finance? How much do CEOs need to know about their supply chain?

Participants:

Todd Wilcox, CEO and vice-chair, HSBC Egypt
Tarek El Nahas, Group Head of International Banking, Mashreq Bank
Khaled Hamza, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Nader Aboushadi, Group Treasurer - Dar Group

12:00

Coffee Break

12:15

Keynote interview with Leslie Reed, Mission director for Egypt, USAID

12:45

Meet the guys in line to be Egypt’s first climate billionaires

A live interview with Shift EV CEO Aly El Tayeb and Algebra’s Karim Hussein, the venture capitalist who helped put his startup on the map.

13:15

Event ends

*Agenda is subject to change

Venue

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Located just two kilometers from the Pyramids of Giza, the new museum complex occupies a total land area of 500,000 square meters and is home to the world’s largest archaeological museum.

Situated between the ancient Great Pyramids and the modern city of Cairo, at the junction between the dry desert and the fertile floodplain of the Nile, the Grand Egyptian Museum is a portal to the past, present, and future of Egypt.

More than 5,000 years of Egyptian civilization will be represented throughout the museum’s galleries, beginning with the vast Grand Hall where the 3,200-year-old, 83-ton Statue of Ramesses II will greet visitors as they embark on an exploration of the museum’s collection of around 50,000 artefacts.

In the Grand Egyptian Museum, visitors will see the entirety of the King Tutankhamun treasure reunited for the first time. In addition to the site’s main galleries and exhibition spaces, the Grand Egyptian Museum will feature a unique combination of other facilities and outdoor spaces, creating a truly world-class destination demonstrating the progress, evolution, and development of Egyptian civilization.

These features include the Children’s Museum, a temporary exhibition space, a library, an education center, and an augmented reality experience within the main museum building. Another section will house office spaces, an auditorium, a conference center, retail space, food and beverage options, and fine-dining restaurants. Outdoor spaces will include the Sculpture Garden, Palm Garden, and Terrace Garden.

Why Participate?

When we meet, COP27 will be in the rearview mirror and COP28 in the UAE nearly a year away.

So, now what?

The Enterprise Climate X Forum will give us the opportunity to:
  • Take stock of the agreements, MoUs, LoIs and other announcements made at COP.
    Enterprise will announce its Climate Pledge Tracker, a document we’ll use to keep all of us (ourselves included) accountable in the months and years that follow.
  • Figure out where to start.
    The vast majority of CEOs around the world don’t have net-zero pledges in place. They don’t think their companies emit significant greenhouse gasses. And they don’t know how to measure their carbon footprint. It’s not because they’re bad people, according to a PwC survey of nearly 4.5k global chief executives earlier — it’s because they don’t know where to start.
  • Find opportunities to “do good while doing good.”
    Taking climate seriously isn’t just a responsibility as a human being — it’s an opportunity to enhance margins, to create new businesses, to develop new products at the same time as you make the world a better place.
  • Discuss what we all need from government
    if we’re going to take meaningful action on climate — and to distill that into a call to action that Enterprise will publish immediately after the gathering.
  • Explore the business opportunities in “mitigation vs adaptation.”
    The current state of the debate on climate globally is heavily focused on how to stop global warming. Egypt doesn’t have the luxury of waiting for other countries to get serious on that front — we need to talk about how to ensure Cairo stays livable, that our coral reefs stay alive to attract tourists, that Alexandria isn’t reclaimed by the sea. The private sector — business leaders, bankers, finance execs — and like-minded colleagues at development finance institutions have the opportunity to lead the conversation here.

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Has your company made a net zero pledge, launched a new green initiative, measured its carbon footprint, taken steps to develop new green products, or made sustainable investments?

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