The 3rd  German-Arab Environment & Energy Forum


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Day 1, Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Arrival Day in Amman


Organized by participants individually
Arrival of the participants. The EMA will gladly send you recommendations and will support you in the booking process.
Logistics information and hotel recommendations
Part I: Doing Business Opportunities: the Green Economy

Day 2, Sunday, February 24, 2019 – Conference Day in Amman


09.00 H
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Location: Amman Chamber of Commerce, Shmeisani, Prince Shakir Ben Zaid Street, Building 9, Amman

Beginning of the Conference

10.00 - 11.00 H
Opening and words of welcome by
H.R.H. Prince Hassan bin Talal
H.E. Khalil El Haj Tawfiq, the President of the Amman Chamber of Commerce,
H.E. Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, German Ambassador to Jordan,
H.E. Gabriele Groneberg, the President of the EMA,
H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, TAG Org.,
 11.00 - 11.30 H
B2B Coffee Break
11.00 H
Beginning of the Press Conference
11.30 -13.00 H
Panel Round 1
Insights into Innovative Water Technology & Solutions

(Location: Conference Room)


Dr. Azmi Ghneim, German Water Partnership
“Best Practice in Water Management: The GWP Experience in Cooperation Between Germany and Jordan”


Dr. Dareg Zabarah, Senior Project Manager Water Sector, KfW Development Bank, Jordan
“Innovative Approaches and Future Potentials in the Water Sector – Perspectives from KfW Development Bank”


Nico Gruber, CEO, KFR GmbH
“A Brief Comment on About 10 Years of Business Experience in Jordan”


Dr. Arwa Abdelhay, School of Nature Resources Engineering and Management
“Using, Reducing, Recycling: Water Management in Industrial and Agricultural Production”


Birgit Dürsch, CEO, silvertex aqua GmbH
“The silvertex© System – Water Preservation Through the Antibacterial Effect of Silver”


Chairman: H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Naser, former Minister of Water & Irrigation, Jordan

Perspectives on Energy Economics: Present & Future

(Location: Al Kods Room)


Dr. Mohamed Mostafa El-Khayat, Chairman, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt
“Perspectives on Energy Economics: Present & Future”


Nadeem Anjum, Sales Manager Middle East & Africa, RITZ Instrument Transformers.
“Our USP: More than Two Centuries of Experience in Sustainable Energy Supply”


Dr. Rasmi Hamzeh, Executive Director, Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF)
“Energy Policy in Jordan with a Focus on JREEEF Schemes”


Mohammad Al Taani, Secretary General, Arab Renewable Energy Commission
“Fourth Energy Generation and Artificial Intelligence is the Key for Sustainability in Arab Countries”


Chairwoman: Franziska Wehinger, Friedrich Ebert Foundation 

13.00 - 14.30 H
B2B Lunch
14.30 - 16.00 H
Panel Round 2
Eco Mobility: Green Solutions in the Transport & Mobility Sector

(Location: Conference Room)


Dr. Ehmad Hatamleh, German Jordanian University
“Green Logistics and Transportation”


Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann, Vice President for International Affairs, German Jordanian University
“Sustainable Humanitarian Supply Chains for Refugees in Jordan”


Ahmed Al Amra, Country Representative Jordan, The Global Green Growth Institute
“Green Growth and Electric Mobility in Jordan”


Ahmad Abu Raddad, CEO and Founder, EV King& President, Electric Vehicles Association
“Impact of EVs on the well being of individuals and the community in Jordan”


Chairwoman: H.E. Maha Al Ali, former Minister of Industry & Trade, Jordan

Resources at the Basis of Successful Initiatives: Water, Energy, Recycling & Beyond

(Location: Al Kods Room)


Dr. Ali Al-Sawalmih, Director, Marine Science Station, Jordan
Durable Management of Water, Energy, and Environment in Developing Countries”


Prof. Dr. Eyad Yacoub Ahmed Yacoub, Assistant Professor, Arab American University
Technology Road Map for the Implementation of Climate Action Plans in Palestine”


Dr. Hidab M. Z. Hamwi, Associate Research Scientist, Renewable Energy Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Renewable Energy Technology Trend and Policy in Kuwait”


Jürgen Stilgenbauer, Managing Director, SZ Water Treatment System GmbH
Decentralized Potable Water & Waste Water Management”


Chairman: Dr. Christoph Praessl, CIM Senior Consultant for Strategy and Business Development

16.00 - 16.30 H
B2B Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.30 H

Final Session and Evaluation

H.E. Gabriele Groneberg,
H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh
Arne Lietz, 
Prof. Ingmar Grambow, RITZ Instrument Transformers GmbH

Chairman: H.E. Dr. Jawad Anani, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan
17.30 - 19.30 H
Free Time
e.g. Continuation of discussions with potential partners according to individual agreements | Visit of Amman
19.30 H
Official End of the Conference Day
Part II: Amman – Company & Project Visits

Day 3, Monday, February 25, 2019 – Amman


08.00 H
Meeting in the reception area of the delegation hotel followed by transfer in the delegation bus
08.30 H
Arrival at Sahab Industrial City
08.40 - 09.30 H
Company Visit 1
"ASP Arabian Steel Pipes Manufacturing"
According to ASP, the company has installed an energy-saving system that covers approximately 60 percent of its energy demand in winter. Further details can be learned during the visit.
09.40 - 10.30 H
Company Visit 2
"AMC Arab Medical Containers"
AMC has its own corporate responsibility program, emphasizing environmental protection, community responsibility, and sustainability – values shared by the EMA in general and the Environment & Energy Forum in particular.
10.30 - 12.00 H
Transfer in the delegation bus to the Dead Sea
12.00 - 14.30 H
Business Lunch with a View &
Briefing "The Significance and Challenges of the Dead Sea Region for Jordan and the Wider Region"
H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Naser, former Minister of Water & Irrigation, Jordan
Location: Dead Sea Panoramic Complex, RSCN, between Ma'in and Dead Sea
14.30 - 16.00 H
Transfer in the delegation bus to Mount Nebo
16.00 - 19.00 H
Visit of Mount Nebo and the City of Madaba
19.00 - 20.00 H
Transfer in the delegation bus to Queen Alia International Airport
22.10 - 23 .05 H 
Domestic flight (Number: RJ 302) from Amman to Aqaba to be booked individually
23.15 H
Transfer in the delegation bus to the delegation hotel
Logistics information and hotel recommendations
Part III: Aqaba

Day 4, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – Aqaba


09.00 H
Transfer of the delegation to the hotel of the delegation
9.30 - 10.30 H

Words of Welcome

Mr. Suleiman Al-Njadat, Commissioner for the Environment and the Region,

Dr. Mahmoud Khalifat, Secretary-General, Commissioner for Administrative, Finance, and Customs Affairs,

Mr. Sharhabeel Madi, Commissioner for Economic Affairs.

Questions & Answers Session
Location: ASEZA Theatre

11.00 - 12.00 H

Project Visit
Ayla - Solar Energy Project
Location: Down town area

12.00 - 14.00 H

Water Desalination Project

Location: Kempaco project

14.00 - 15.00 H

Visit of the Marine Science Station
Presentation & Guided Tour

Location: The University of Jordan

15.00 - 17.00 H

Visit of Downtown Aqaba & Free Time

17.00 -  20.00H

Sea trip with BBQ dinner on board

20.00 H


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