1st May 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel Al Maryah Island

On 1st May 2018, the French Business Group organised a conference dinner to launch the Entretiens d’Abu Dhabi. This major event will take place on 30th September 2018, on the theme « Artificial Intelligence for a Better Life ».

Guests to this VIP dinner were given some insights on what to expect in the upcoming Entretiens d’Abu Dhabi, thanks to an exceptional array of speeches by French and Emirati business people involved in the field of artificial intelligence.

  • In his introductory speech, His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, ambassador of France to the UAE outlined France’s governmental strategy on artificial intelligence, in particular to ensure it is more environmentally friendly. He also celebrated the many partnerships between French and UAE companies and entities in renewable energy.
  • Mr. Eric Scotto, CEO of Akuo Energy, shared the implications of artificial intelligence in sustainable development,  explaining that real-time artificial intelligence is key to the future of renewal energy, as new energy systems must get « cleaner, cleaner, closer and smarter ».
  • Mr. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, highlighted the leading role of Masdar in developing renewable energies in the Middle East but also in other parts of the world in partnership with French companies like Akuo Energy and Electricité de France.
  • Dr. Saeed Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Smartworld presented the UAE Strategy 2031 on artificial intelligence, aiming at enhancing the government performance and efficiency.


Join us on 30th September 2018 for a full day of conferences, discussion panels and networking with experts and actors in the artificial intelligence field in security communication, fintech, culture and ethics.