SWPF 2012 to focus on fostering innovation

Updated 01 December 2012
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SWPF 2012 to focus on fostering innovation

The three-day Saudi Water & Power Forum & Exhibition (SWPF) 2012 taking place in Jeddah from today will focus on adding value by creating opportunities, building relationships and fostering innovation. SWPF is the premier power and water meeting in the Kingdom and plays a critical role in connecting stakeholders and in helping to set the agenda for sustainable growth.
SWCC Gov. Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim, will join Khalid Al-Sulaiman, vice president for renewable energy, K.A. CARE in the opening session of the forum taking place today and discuss Desalination & Renewable Energy: A Sustainable Solution.
Other distinguished key speakers include Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Minister of Water & Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen, Global Water Intelligence Publisher Christopher Gasson ; Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) Director General Naif Al-Abbadi, Deputy Governor for Planning & Development, SWCC Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-AlShaikh,; Marafiq President & CEO Thamer Al-Sharhan, Taqnia CEO Fahad Al-Hussain, ACWA Power President & CEO Paddy Padmanathan, Saur CEO Olivier Brousse, and Unilever KSA Managing Director Yasser Joharji.
The forum and exhibition will highlight the Kingdom's reforms and programs in these infrastructural sectors as well as covering topics like water reuse, renewable energy, efficiency opportunities, tariff reform, water and power cogeneration, policy updates; technology and innovation, talent management, and membrane technology.
SWPF will take a fresh look at the opportunities for participation and will focus on how we can work together to meet growing demand for more efficient use and sustainable water and power.
Today, Saudi Arabia is considered an interesting destination for key investors, especially in the water and power sector with net investments that exceed SR 100 billion. The Saudi government's ambitious plans to upgrade, expand and transform the power and water sector are under way and exciting opportunities abound for those supplying products, services and expertise to the industry.
SWPF is the largest gathering of water and power industry in Saudi Arabia. It brings together local and international bodies to acquire knowledge, contacts and partnerships required for business development in one of the largest markets for power and water in the world.
The highly prestigious SWPF is celebrating 8 years of excellence and is recognized in the industry for being exceptional for its support and endorsement from key government bodies, leading industry figures and companies.
The event enjoys support from Moya Bushnak, who in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Water & Electricity and the CWC Group has developed this industry-specific event. The forum and exhibition provides unrivalled opportunities to network with the most influential people in the industry and unique insights into solutions and possibilities for doing business.


VW to stop doing business in Iran: Bloomberg

Updated 53 min 34 sec ago
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VW to stop doing business in Iran: Bloomberg

  • VW will still be able to do some business in Iran under a humanitarian exception
  • VW has scrapped plans it announced in July last year to sell cars in Iran for the first time in 17 years

WASHINGTON: Volkswagen has bowed to American pressure stemming from the US rejection of the multi-party nuclear deal and will end almost all business in Iran, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.
The accord was reached Tuesday after weeks of talks between the German auto giant and the administration of President Donald Trump, said Richard Grenell, the US Ambassador to Germany, according to Bloomberg.
VW will still be able to do some business in Iran under a humanitarian exception, Bloomberg added.
In May, Trump pulled the US out of the deal it reached with Iran and five other countries in 2015. That accord lifted sanctions against Tehran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program.
Now, the US is reimposing those sanctions.
Bloomberg said VW has scrapped plans it announced in July last year to sell cars in Iran for the first time in 17 years.