6 - 8 November 2017
Ritz Carlton Cairo, Egypt

Focus Day: Wednesday, 8 November 2017

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening remarks from IQPC and introduction to event Chairman

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from the Chairman


9:00 am - 9:30 am Analysing the district cooling industry - What is in it for Egypt?

Explore the pivotal needs in establishing district cooling business models, the main drivers, the market growth and enormous potential for district cooling projects in Egypt.

9:30 am - 10:00 am Understanding the key challenges and solutions of replacing traditional air conditioning with district cooling in Egypt

Learn from successful regional case studies on implementing district cooling for large infrastructure projects and the challenges to maximize efficiency in DC plants.

10:00 am - 10:30 am Identifying the advantages of effective modern metering systems

Assessing th.e advantages of modern cooling energy meters and its impact on the grid efficiency

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking break and executive exchange

Meet, network and exchange business cards in an exclusive, lively networking session.
In this revolutionary, quick-fire format, you can meet every single delegate and exchange best practice and strategies. Don’t forget to bring along plenty of business cards!


11:00 am - 11:30 am Overview of the design criteria for a high efficiency district cooling plant in Egypt

Designing the DC plant to expand to accommodate future projects in Egypt and examining the cost-efficiency of a centralised DC system.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Interactive panel discussion: Delivering, installing, operating and managing

DC plants for mega development projects
  • Managing the on-site logistics and the consortium stakeholders effectively to ensure.
  • The DC project is delivered on time and within budget, in order to serve the entire city.
  • Providing system reliability through emergency generators and DX backup cooling units.
  • Utilising Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) to supply the cooling towers.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Evaluating the development of plastic preinsulated pipes

Understandin.g the impact of pre-insulated pipes for district cooling and oil and gas applications and the benefits of using High Density Polyethylene Pipe as core and jacket pipes

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking lunch break

Water, Power and Co Generation for District Cooling

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Identifying and utilising alternative water sources

Examining desalinated water, STP water and sea water as viable options and analysing the benefit to cost ratio for each option.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Interactive panel discussion: The feasibility of producing and reusing water through desalination, waste heat, treated groundwater and treated sewage effluent (TSE) processes

  • Assessing the energy-efficiency of each option depending on where the DC plant is located and intended use for the development.
  • Examining the future of DC plants in non-coastal areas.
  • Considering the capital, operational and maintenance costs of each process of producing water.
  • Examining the reliability and potential risk of utilising each method.
  • Discussing the potential business case to sell water to the government and general public.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Cogeneration with temperature-cascaded heat

Recovery for the production of cooling, desalination and dehumidification Learn about the efficacy of cogeneration in improving the overall energy utilisation and utilising entropy generation minimisation as a tool to evaluate system integration.

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm End of focus day

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.