November 2014, Red Sea, Egypt: Shell kicked off its fourth annual Shell Technology Leadership Conference (STLC) in Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada. Themed ‘Energy Conservation’, the conference brought together senior representatives from the corporate, government, academia and non-government organizations (NGOs) to share practical solutions to the country’s energy problems. Over the course of two days, representatives agreed that a cross-sector, holistic approach that links the efforts of both the private and public sectors will be paramount in addressing Egypt’s rising energy needs.
Prominent guests included Professor Hafez El Salamawy, Managing Director of the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency, Mr. Bruno Carre, CEO of Suez Cement Group and Italcementi Middle East Zone Director, Dr. Mohamed Bayoumi, Assistant Resident Representative and Environment Team Leader, UNDP Egypt, and Mr. Ahmed Zahran, CEO and co-founder of KarmSolar SAE.
Speakers discussed a variety of topics, including issues related to energy efficient opportunities and conservation programs, as well as the barriers and prospects in integrating energy conservation and best practices from industry leaders. Advances in lighting and solar energy were also presented with various case studies demonstrating their application in Egypt. Speakers also took part in multiple technical sessions to discuss innovations in lubrication, oil analysis and energy reliability in addition to best practices in manufacturing using Shell products.
The event concluded with participants taking part in a panel discussion to recap important points over the two-day conference and exploring opportunities for collaboration among various parties.