6 - 8 November 2017
Ritz Carlton Cairo, Egypt

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 7 November 2017

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s opening remarks

9:00 am - 9:20 am Phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons: Combining room air conditioning efficiency improvements with low-GWP refrigerants

Hamdy Abotaleb, PhD, Managing Director and Assistant Professor, Mechanical Power Department,HAP Engineering, Ain Shams University
Coupling efficient systems, good practice and cooling technologies with the best low-GWP refrigerants to achieve safety, greater cost control and environmental awareness while considering the design of HVAC systems.

Hamdy Abotaleb

PhD, Managing Director and Assistant Professor, Mechanical Power Department
HAP Engineering, Ain Shams University

9:20 am - 9:40 am Heat recovery for applications to increase energy efficiency

How to implement heat recovery in heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems and save energy waste by fitting heat recovery device in HVAC design. Considering applications and weighing advantages against relative efficiency and maintenance costs.

9:40 am - 10:00 am Strategising to obtain certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Dr. Salah El Haggar, President and Professor,Egypt Green Building Council, American University of Cairo
Obtaining a LEED certification projects a positive environmental image to the community. Using many green building practices will result in energy and cost savings for the organisation. Examining necessary steps towards achieving LEED certification.

Dr. Salah El Haggar

President and Professor
Egypt Green Building Council, American University of Cairo

10:00 am - 10:20 am Industry-led session by Castel

10:20 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break and product demonstrations

11:00 am - 11:20 am Efficiency improvement opportunities for next generation HVAC refrigerants in hot climates

Mohamed F. Heider, Head of Mechanical Design,Shaker Consultancy Group
Heat pumps that reduce the use of refrigerants, thin insulating materials, windows and building surfaces, high efficiency lighting devices, interoperable building communication systems and optimised control strategies - taking into consideration ambient climate, review improvement opportunities in order to reduce energy consumption and meet environmental challenges.

Mohamed F. Heider

Head of Mechanical Design
Shaker Consultancy Group

11:20 am - 11:40 am Towards optimised designs for large cooling plants using engineering simulation

Adnan Akhdar, Leader, CFD Unit,Dar Al Handasah
Approach to optimising the performance of large capacity cooling plants using dispersion modelling. Specifically highlighting the main problems that can be faced when designing large capacity cooling plants (>100,000 TR), using of CFD simulations to develop active measures to optimise the layout of cooling towers and minimise re-entrainment/ interference patterns at their intakes.

Adnan Akhdar

Leader, CFD Unit
Dar Al Handasah

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Industry-led session by Lg Egypt

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Networking coffee break


The following session will feature a series of interactive group discussions set in a roundtable format each for 15-20 minutes. There will be a maximum of 3-4 group leaders who will introduce a concept/case study to the participants followed by an interactive discussion and live feedback.


Interactive group discussions are an excellent opportunity to get straight to the point and ask the questions that you want to know the answers to. The group format also provides an excellent opportunity for networking between industry professionals.

Roundtable A

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Powering air-conditioning systems with photovoltaic

Roundtable B

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Saving energy by using waste heat from a chilled water system

Roundtable C

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Air cleaning with alternative ventilation strategies to achieve energy savings

Roundtable D

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Optimisation of AC systems with low GWP refrigerants

1:30 pm - 2:05 pm Chairperson’s closing remarks

2:05 pm - 3:00 pm Networking lunch

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm End of conference day two

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.