Egypt International Exhibition Center

13 – 15 February 2023

Egypt International Exhibition Center

13 – 15 February 2023



It’s globally recognised that a diverse workforce increases productivity, innovation and inclusive solutions across talent-driven individuals and teams.

Equally, propelled by COVID remote working, the workplace of the future is changing. Connectivity has enabled physical and remote workspaces that are interconnected in real time and complement business practices and provide employees with more flexible working environments, structures and cultures that empower and inspire performance and collaboration.

As the industry navigates current geopolitical constraints and continues its energy transition and decarbonisation journey, the existing and future workforce remains integral to turning net-zero ambitions into actual reality. From upskilling existing employees to expanding recruitment programmes that attract Millennial and Gen Z graduates, the industry is re-evaluating its employee proposition, creating transparent recruitment practices with clear career progression, pay transparency and flexibility.

The EGYPS 2023 Equality in Energy Conference convenes global industry experts, organisational change management and inclusion and diversity specialists to lead the conversation on how the industry is creating equal, diverse and inclusive workforces and workplaces of the future to deliver sustainable low-carbon business models.


Wednesday 15 February 2023

10:00 10:15

Keynote address
Reinventing the workplace and workforce of the future

Digital transformation, a global pandemic and a growing movement in gender equality has led to a mainstream cultural shift in leadership and organisational change, heralding a new era for the traditional workforce and physical workplace across all industries.

Attendee insights

This keynote will highlight the positive changes businesses and industries are implementing globally to create flexible and engaging working environments that attract, empower and inspire the workforce and provide a better-quality work-life balance.

10:15 11:00

Panel discussion: Building a net zero-ready workforce

Whilst globally, addressing climate change has become both a necessity and priority, the energy sector is on its own journey to decarbonise, reduce GHG emissions and reach next zero by 2050. To deliver upon these ambitions requires a workforce that has both legacy skillsets and new digital talents.

At the same time, the industry must address the ‘great resignation’ which has seen record numbers of skilled employees leaving their jobs and the industry since the pandemic began. How are businesses attracting these highly experienced employees back to their companies and the industry?

Attendee insights

A vital discussion that will address efforts to counteract the ‘great resignation’ and pinpoint what the future workforce will look like as the adoption of digitalisation and energy transition efforts accelerate. Panelists will share insights on the latest market trends and how conventional jobs are evolving, and new career paths are emerging to be more harmonised with technology and the environment to support low carbon business models.

Walter Schön

Chief Human Resources Officer

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Manal Hassan

Chief Sustainability Officer

Elsewedy Electric

Moath Al Rawi

Chief Executive Officer


Hesham Zubari

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

Dragon Oil

11:00 11:45

Panel discussion
Harnessing the power of change management for an agile culture

Change management is paramount to the success and prosperity of businesses, and the energy sector is no exception. The digital revolution, the growing move towards deploying clean energy initiatives and the radical shift to how physical and remote workplaces, continue to come together to unite and create change. Organisations are already undergoing internal transformations to influence effective human resource management, employee performance, collaboration, innovation and above all, profitability.

Attendee insights

This session will highlight the enablers, motivators and barriers to effective change. Executives and leaders will gain insights into the best practices and importance of successful change management across the energy industry.

Brandy Jones

Vice President, Human Resources


Latifa Aal Said

Global DEI Director & TPS HR Director MENATI

Baker Hughes

Edgar da Costa

Director of Finance, Procurement, and ICT

National Authority of Petroleum and Minerals (ANPM)

Dr. Sherif Aboelgheit

General Manager, Procurements and Supervising HR Division


Celestina Raggi

Vice President of Human Resources for Middle East & Africa


Ahmed Farid

Regional HR Manager



Enas Shabana

Communication & Media Relations Specialist

East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF)

11:45 12:30

Panel discussion
Attracting Millennials and Gen Z into the energy sector

Digital transformation, industry 4.0, the move towards decarbonisation and improving equality across the workforce are all factors driving the need for a steady flow of STEM-educated Millennials and Gen Z digital natives to bring about change. But is the industry attractive enough? And what is the industry doing to become more appealing?

Attendee Insights:

This session will highlight the importance of the industry employee value proposition and its ongoing image rebranding as businesses compete to attract diversity centric, tech savvy and environmentally conscious new recruits.

Manal Messiha

Vice President
Customer Satisfaction & Quality

Schneider Electric

Aldo Costantini

General Manager & Managing Director

Energean AQP

Abubakr Ibrahim

Vice President & General Manager

IPR Energy

Salma Al Hajeri

Regional Vice President, East-Med & North Africa, Operations MENA & Russia

Mubadala Energy

Soukaïna Chefchaouni

Legal Counsel for North Africa


12:30 13:30


13:30 14:30

Lightning talks and audience Q&A

The digital future: closing the skills gap

Automation, analytics, modelling and data science are just some of the many areas the industry is digitalising to increase efficiency and productivity across the oil, gas and energy value chain. Today’s top engineering experts and digital talent are improving productivity, boosting efficiency and delivering enhanced connectivity for remote facilities.

Managing the unconscious bias in pay and promotion

Unconscious bias in the workplace traditionally affects how women and minority groups are perceived, recognised and financially rewarded. Based on stereotyping, it can affect career progression, recruitment, performance reviews and create unfair working conditions. What steps are businesses and individuals taking to ensure unconscious bias is addressed? How are managers leading and ensuring change and transparency?

Juliette Murray Lamotte, Middle East and North Africa Human Resources Manager, SLB

Creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture

As the industry continues to reframe its diversity, equality and inclusion policies and practices, organisations must evolve their leadership and business models, committing to a culture of employee respect, communication and engagement. How is the industry progressing in ensuring a fair and forward-looking culture with inclusive and transparent hiring processes and equal opportunities? What more can and needs to be done?

Susanne Mikhail Eldhagen, Regional Director, UN Women Office for the Arab States

Juliette Murray Lamotte

Middle East and North Africa Human Resources Manager


Susanne Mikhail Eldhagen

Regional Director

UN Women Office for the Arab States

14:30 15:15

Panel discussion
Gender equality and the role of women in the clean energy transition

Women are considered powerful change agents and essential drivers in the clean energy transition conversation. Equality in energy and women empowerment not only accelerates the successful transition and growth of the industry, but also adds to the global efforts to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Attendee Insights:

This session will highlight the significance of equality and empowerment across the industry to deliver upon growth and positively impact upon innovation and competitive business advantage.

Eleanor Rowley

Managing Director Egypt


Amru Alabidi

Senior Vice President
Oman, UAE, Iraq and North Africa


Lamé Verre

Co-founder & Board Co-chair

Lean-in Equity & Sustainability

Marla Wright

Global Business Development Manager


16:00 17:00

EGYPS 2023 Equality in Energy Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 15 February 2023