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Hind Al-Rayes

Petroleum Engineering Planning and Performance Management Lead




Ahmed Al-Essa

VP - Global  Accounts MENA


Workshop Schedule - Tuesday, 13 February

07:45 - 08:15

Registration & Networking

08:15 - 08:30 Welcome Remarks    Hind Al-Rayes, Programme Chair
08:30 - 09:30 Self Reflection: Personal Statement   Facilitator: SME
09:30 - 10:00 Emotional Intelligence Test    
10:00 - 10:15 Breather   Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:15 Panel 1: The Great Crew Change


The panel discussion aims to delve into the evolving landscape of employee experience in the industry, specifically focusing on the challenges posed by the age gap among employees. As technological advancements and societal shifts continue to shape the workplace, organizations are now faced with the task of effectively managing a multi-generational workforce. This panel brings together industry experts, HR professionals, and thought leaders to explore strategies and solutions for bridging the age gap and fostering a harmonious work environment.

By examining the changing dynamics of employee experience, the panel will address key topics such as intergenerational communication, knowledge transfer, skills development, and creating inclusive workplace cultures. Through interactive discussions and real-world case studies, attendees will gain valuable insights into how organizations can leverage diversity and experience to drive innovation, productivity, and collaboration in the modern workplace. The panel discussion offers a platform for sharing best practices, exploring innovative approaches, and fostering a deeper understanding of the age gap challenges, ultimately equipping participants with actionable strategies to tackle this important issue.
Moderator: TBC
 10:15 - 10:20 Session Overview and Speaker Introductions   Topics
10:20 - 10:25 Speaker 1    
10:25 - 10:30 Speaker 2    
10:30 - 10:35 Speaker 3    
10:35 - 11:15 Open Q & A and Session Summary    
11:15 - 11:45 Networking Activity   Scavenger Hunt/Bingo
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch & Prayers     
12:30 - 13:30 Panel 2: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

In this rapidly evolving energy landscape, the significance of diversity and inclusion is emphasized by the importance of breaking through the glass ceiling. This metaphorical barrier has long hindered the ascent of women and underrepresented groups into leadership roles, impeding the industry's full potential. As industry tackles challenges such as climate change, attracting and retaining talent, it becomes evident that true progress necessitates dismantling these barriers. This panel discusses the challenges behind the glass ceiling, and ways to break it, through the eyes of industry leaders.

Amidst this backdrop, where diversity and inclusion assume pivotal roles in contemporary work culture, there emerges an additional vital component: Equity. Recognizing that industry challenges demand multifaceted solutions, equity must stand alongside diversity and inclusion, encompassing equitable opportunity for all.

Industry leaders are increasingly recognizing the need for equitable representation and are adopting innovative measures to create more inclusive workplaces. The objective of this panel session is to foster a collaborative atmosphere, uniting industry experts with diverse backgrounds to share best practices for achieving equity and enhancing work-life balance integration for energy professionals. Through their insightful experiences, and personal journeys, our aim is to empower upcoming leaders and secure equity and inclusivity across the sector.

Mark your calendars and be ready to be inspired and empowered. Hear from the industry leading panelists and unlock valuable insights, and actively engage in discussions. Your presence is not just a seat at the table, it’s a chance to shape the narrative, contribute to progress and be a part of a collaboration environment.
Moderator: TBC
12:30 - 12:35 Session Overview and Speaker Introductions   Topics
12:35 - 12:40 Speaker 1    
12:40 - 12:45 Speaker 2    
12:45 - 12:50 Speaker 3    
12:50 - 13:30 Session Summary & Open Discussion    
13:30 - 14:50 Break-out Session: Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Gender Bias in the Energy Sector


Discover how the energy sector is striving to overcome gender bias and create a more inclusive environment through our Break-Out Session.

Join us for "Breaking Barriers," a transformative workshop designed to empower women, boost female representation in executive leadership roles, and cultivate an atmosphere of inclusivity for professionals. Delve into meaningful discussions on diversity and inclusion, tackle lingering biases, and learn how to create Inclusive workspaces. Over two enriching days, we'll explore strategies to close the gender gap, and shape the future of the energy industry.

Discover actionable steps to drive lasting change as industry experts share their insights. Be part of this pivotal journey toward a more diverse and inclusive energy sector, where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and lead. Join us as we unlock equality in energy, breaking barriers and fostering a brighter future.

13:30 - 13:40 Overview and Rules    
13:40 - 14:20 Table Discussions    
14:20 - 14:25 Group 1 Summary    
14:25 - 14:35 Group 2 Summary    
14:35 - 14:45 Group 3 Summary    
14:45 - 14:50 Group 4 Summary    
14:50 - 15:00 Closing Remarks   Ahmed Al-Essa, Programme Co-chair