Panel: Hydrogen: Markets & Policies

Thursday, April 18, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dubai World Trade Centre
Conference Area

Hydrogen technology and supply have been gaining strategic importance globally. In a context of climate change, supply chain crisis and war, the yet young technology has been put on top of the agenda of all the big economic zones. Europe's first move has been answered by actions of China and lead to reaction by the USA. The session discusses what policy makers should do and effectively do, how industry adapts and adopts, and how this translates into industrial action.

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome and Introduction

Stefan Kruempelmann

Editor, Hydrogen and Future Fuels

Argus Media Germany GmbH

11:05 am - 12:00 pmPanel: Hydrogen: Markets & Policies

Nishant Kumar

Power & Renewable Energy Analyst

Rystad Energy

Maria Flouda

Founder and Managing Consultant

Sustainability Switch Consultancy

Elie Adaimy

Group Director Business Development & Innovation

Gulf Cryo L.L.C.

Nishant Kumar, Rystad Energy

Power & Renewable Energy Analyst


Nishant Kumar is Analyst specializing in the Middle East energy market of Rystad Energy's Renewable & Power Research team, with years of experience working within the energy industry. He has experience in monitoring market trends, fostering strategic collaborations with various clients and offering invaluable insights into the renewable & power sector.

Stefan Kruempelmann, Argus Media Germany GmbH

Editor, Hydrogen and Future Fuels


Stefan Krümpelmann leads Argus Media's global Hydrogen and Future Fuels service which provides subscribers with news and analyses, modelled production costs and downloadable datasets for hydrogen and its derivatives. He has been with Argus for more than seven years and covered European natural gas markets before shifting his focus to the hydrogen industry. Prior to this, he worked for an investment research company in London and studied in Maastricht, Leeds and London.

Maria Flouda, Sustainability Switch Consultancy

Founder and Managing Consultant


Maria is an unwavering advocate for sustainability, harnessing her 22 years expertise in ESG frameworks to spearhead transformative change within industries like construction, real estate ,energy and the investment and services sectors. With an unwavering commitment to guiding cross-sector corporate clients and SMEs towards achieving net zero and ensuring social sustainability compliance, Maria is a driving force in the journey towards a greener future. As the visionary founder of "Sustainability Switch Consultancy," she has solidified her position as a leading woman solopreneur, empowering organizations to align their sustainability agenda with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Beyond her consultancy work, Maria actively contributes to the non-profit organization "Lean In Equity and Sustainability" as Board Co-Chair and Sustainability Chair, empowering women in the energy transition and advocating for a more inclusive industry. Maria's impressive academic background complements her extensive professional experience, as she holds both a UK Master's and Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and has acquired sustainability expertise from Cambridge University (CISL). Her 22-year international journey in corporate strategy and project operations includes the successful implementation of numerous large-scale projects and government initiatives, solidifying her reputation as a seasoned leader in her field. Recognized as an authority in the realm of sustainability, Maria is highly sought after as a keynote speaker at renowned conferences focusing on sustainability, ESG, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her captivating presence and deep knowledge inspire audiences while providing practical insights into tackling climate change challenges. Maria also conducts executive-level workshops, delving into various climate change subjects, empowering participants to take action and drive meaningful impact. Leveraging her wealth of expertise, she has published numerous articles that serve as beacons of knowledge, inspiring and educating others on the path to a sustainable future. As a thought leader, innovator, and influencer, Maria's contributions to cross sector industry decarbonization are paving the way for a more sustainable and resilient future. Her unwavering dedication, combined with her remarkable ability to connect with diverse audiences, makes her an indispensable voice in shaping the energy transition discourse.

Elie Adaimy, Gulf Cryo L.L.C.

Group Director Business Development & Innovation


Elie Adaimy is the Group Director for Business Development, Technology, and Innovation at Gulf Cryo, the Middle East's leading manufacturer for industrial, medical, specialty gases and related services, present across 10 countries in the region. Elie is managing the business activities and leading the development of Group Sustainability initiatives and gas-related business solutions including green projects as decarbonizing industries through CCUS as carbon capture, CO2 re-use in industrial applications, H2 solutions and clean mobility. Elie has started his career within Air Liquide Group and has developed over two decades of extensive multidisciplinary experience in the industrial gas business in South Europe, Middle East, India, North & Sub-Saharan Africa. He has developed a solid transversal expertise and know-how in a wide range of process industries as power, water, environment, metallurgy, mining, O&G, F&B and healthcare. Elie holds a master's degree in Industrial engineering.

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