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Strategies required to diversify oil revenues and renewable energy initiatives across the MENA region are being set out in a panel next week, as Atkins participates in Thomson Reuters’ 150-year anniversary event in Dubai. David Haboubi, Energy MEA head of business development and strategy, will be one of three panellists in the ‘Moving beyond Crude’ session held at 10.10am on Tuesday 18 April at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The panel will focus on the future of the crude oil market in MENA, covering issues such as: strategies that governments and NOC’s are taking to diversify oil revenues; regional efforts being made in creating renewable energy; whether petro-chemical production is the way forward from crude oil production; and strategies that research and development corporations are taking to transition energy markets to strengthen energy portfolios.

The three-day conference is being held as part of Thomson Reuters Middle East & Africa celebrations from 16 to 20 April, where influential moments in the history of MENA through the eyes and words of Reuters reports will be showcased at DIFC.

Other panels will focus on the economic future of MENA: GCC vision in terms of social, economic and technological development, security and geopolitics; technology and disrupting traditional industrial operations: cyber security, client confidentiality, artificial intelligence; how a shaken-up world will affect the region: regional and international engagement, trade protectionism; future of people and economic development: challenges for entrepreneurs, Emiratization and the UAE’s innovation efforts, and the roles of millennials, Generations Y and Z in the future workplace.

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Paul Childs
External communications manager, Energy
+44 20 7121 2828

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