Join us for first Morning Briefing of The Sustainability Business Network in Abu Dhabi.

Knowledge and Network at The Space Abu Dhabi. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Eventbrite - SBN Abu Dhabi

Sustainability, Clean Energy, Environmental products and services are in demand as the Emirates have instituted Green Strategies and Goals are constantly increasingly. The Expo 2020, Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision, the Dubai’s Partnership for Green Economy, Dubai Municipality Green Building Standards, Abu Dhabi Estidama Pearl Rating System, Enpark Free Zone, Masdar Free Zone among others.

We are bringing together featured speakers to share knowledge and experience on green topics of interest in 2015| Networking breaks| Panel Discussion with Q & A following presentations.

Topics and Presentations:

• Sustainability in UAE overview| • Solar Rooftop presentation| • Energy Saving retrofits| • Green Transport solutions.Meeting agenda below.


Featured Speakers:

Vladimir Cherny |Business Development Manager | Assurance – BSI Middle East and Africa
Presentation: Keeping Business Sustainable – ISO 14001:2005 & ISO 50001:2011

   Vladimir's experience exceeds more than 11 years within sales and marketing in various industries, specifically over 5 years within the assurance and certification industry. Currently he is a Business development manager at BSI Group, focusing on the MEA region and several ISO Management Systems schemes, focusing on ISO14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 20000-1. With a strong and up to date knowledge of the three main portfolio’s sustainability, risk and performance. Furthermore, he holds Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Land Transport facilities.

Karl W Feilder |FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO | The Neutral Group
Presentation: Dubai’s best kept secret - recycling waste into biofuel for the last 5 years

  Karl founded his first start-up in 1990 and sold it to Microsoft in 1995, the first of many successes he would achieve in the IT industry. 15 years as CEO of technology companies resulted in three personal trade sale exits, two trade sale exits on behalf of external investors, the leadership and preparation of two companies for IPO, and recognition as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2004. In 2006 Karl turned his attention to the cleantech industry, selling his first cleantech company to Deutsche Post DHL in 2009.

He then moved to the UAE where he started Neutral Fuels. Karl was awarded Innovator of the Year 2011 by LOG Magazine for his work in pioneering energy and carbon savings in the Middle East. He has an enviable ability to make highly technical concepts easy to understand and to translate them into commercial products. Karl has an MBA from Henley Management College, a B.Eng. (Hons.) Industrial Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, and is the first Adjunct Lecturer at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi.

Evangelos S. Lianos, |Executive Director for the Middle East |YINGLI SOLAR
Presentation: Rooftop Solar for Business in the Middle East

   Evangelos has many years experience in the MEAA and CIS regions. Prior to YINGLI, he was the International C-Executive for ETISALAT TELECOM GROUP, in ORASCOM TELECOM GROUP he was the Strategy Chief Officer and for GREEK TELECOM the Chief Officer for Projects and Ventures in Central/Eastern Europe & Middle East. He lived, studied and worked in Germany in multinational companies (SIEMENS, DATEV, GENERAL ELECTRIC / COMPUNET, MTX) in technical and commercial positions. He acts as Member of Advisory Boards of companies within the Telco/IT-Media world, Pharmaceutical/Health, Energy, Commodities. .

Ulysses Papadopoulos |Managing Director| GreenEmirates Consultants FZE
Presentation: Overview of the UAE’s Sustainability Programs & Organisations

  Ulysses is an MBA in International Business and has over 25 years experience in the UAE and GCC region. He is trained on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 26000, ISO 50001, Renewable Energy and CSR. He is founder of the UAE Green Business Directory and the Sustainability Business Network which conducts monthly specialist lectures in the UAE on a range of Environmental topics. Ulysses is involved in a number of Clean Energy, Environmental Sustainability and Industry Associations and Councils in the UAE and the Middle East, including the Energy Institute Middle East Chapter, Middle East Solar Industry Association, Clean Energy Business Council, Middle East Facility Management Association, French Business Council .

Charles Tony|Electrical engineer | Smart4Power
Presentation: Energy efficiency measures in Existing Buildings: The extent of saving opportunities across the UAE
Charles is an electrical engineer with over 8 years work experience providing energy conservation solutions to various building owners in India and the UAE. He has played an instrumental role in developing a national level energy efficiency program for the UAE, which today eliminates over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. His areas of expertise include HVAC Controls and Optimization, Energy Audits, Remote Monitoring and Control, and Smart Buildings. He has gained immense knowledge in understanding the various challenges faced by building owners by being part of a team that has conducted over 500 energy audits across UAE. Charles now specializes in developing turnkey solutions for individual building owners to achieve triple bottom line benefits for the environment, the economy, and society.  



Who should attend this event?

If you are in one of the following professions, this is a great opportunity to learn and network with your peers:

General Manager | Finance Manager |, Technical Manager | Health Safety & Environment Manager | Facility Manager | Factory Manager| Operations Manager| Office Manager| Property Manager | Chief Engineer | Building & Labour Camp Manager | Green Suppliers & Consultants in UAE| Sustainability& CSR Managers.


Where and what time is the event?

Location: The Space| Abu Dhabi| twofour54 Park Rotana Building| Ground Floor| United Arab Emirates

Date: 16th of June

Timings: 9am to 12pm


How do I register?

Please register online below, or by writing to Ruxandra Vladica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participation fee (including coffee break):

  • Advanced Booking Fee – Regular 300 Dirhams

  • Advanced Booking Fee for Abu Dhabi based firms  and members of CEBC, FBC and MESIA-  200 Dirhams

Advance Booking by 9 of June

  • Late Booking Fee - 400 Dirhams

(Payment by Bank Transfer / Deposit in UAE Dirhams or by Credit Card in Euro equivalent).

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For more information contact:

For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact:

Ulysses Papadopoulos,

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Mailing List and General Enquiries:

Ruxandra Vladica, Events & Communications, GreenEmirates & SBN

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