EAQC Tech Talk - Qatar's Progression towards Greener Mobility

Start time : 6.30pm Qatar time. Engineers Australia Qatar Chapter (EAQC) and Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) welcome their members and non-members to the joint online webinar and panel discussion on Electric Vehicles and Qatar's progress towards achieving its greener mobility goal.
EAQC Tech Talk - Qatar's Progression towards Greener Mobility


The transportation sector is the second biggest contributor to Greenhouse gases (GHG). In this sector, fuel based vehicles are the main contributors to GHG and result in resource depletion. While governments invest in building alternate sustainable solutions such as city metros and accessible public transportation, EVs provide a complementing solution that allows both governments and individuals to meet their needs in an environmental-friendly manner. 
This webinar aims to provide awareness to EA and QGBC members and non-members on the EVs' contribution towards sustainability, debug some of the myths, and highlight infrastructure challenges. In addition, the webinar will highlight some of Qatar’s government initiatives taken ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022 and, in the long run, to meet the 2030 national vision.
The presentations and panel discussion at the end will be led by three experts representing the Government, Academia and Industry. The Government representative will provide a brief on the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) recent strategies, plans and initiatives for electric vehicles on Doha roads. The Academia representative will discuss findings from the latest research study on the adaptation of EVs. The Industry representative will present the latest industrial advancement and innovations in EVs and its infrastructure relevant to Qatar's market. 


Hamoda Youssef
Head of Technical Affairs
Qatar Green Building Council
Hamoda coordinates sustainability integration efforts for a variety of projects, sustainability oriented initiatives, and programs at QGBC. As a LEED & WELL Faculty, he facilitates sustainability trainings, provides sustainability assessment and consulting. Hamoda studied Architecture and earned a Masters degree in environmental planning from Italy.
Syed Hassan
Environmental and Sustainability Lead
Hassan is a Chartered Environmentalist (UK), Professional Engineer (Australia) and Certified Green Professional. He is Atkins Environmental and sustainability Lead and has worked on some of Qatar’s mega projects. He has vast management experience of preparing, managing and reviewing environmental and social impact assessment studies, and running the sustainability programs in Qatar and Middle East. Hassan holds a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering and is currently completing his doctorate from Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague.
Brett Subritzky
Business Strategy Advisor
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Brett has a Masters degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of New England, Armidale, NSW and more than 20 years in senior transportation roles with public and private sector organisations. He is now completing a PhD with a research focus on the operational resilience of decarbonised public bus systems. He has successfully led large commercial transport businesses and has provided oversight for large transport infrastructure projects in the marine, aviation and passenger transport sectors.  Brett is currently providing advisory services to the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communications, where he recently led the development of a strategy to transition Qatar’s public and school bus transportation to electric buses by 2030.
Ralph de Vries
Vice President
Siemens WLL Qatar
Ralph is Vice President at Siemens WLL in Qatar heading the Future Grid Business which includes the Renewable Energy and E-Mobility Segments in Qatar, and the MV Solution Business for Siemens in the Middle East. He has twenty-nine years management experience in the Power and Construction Industry with expert knowledge of Renewable Energy, E-Mobility, HVDC and Power System Applications.
25 / 05 / 2021 - 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Registration Closes
25 / 05 / 2021 06:00 pm
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