BUSINESS TALKS MONACO 2022 - Event Program

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MONACO 28th March 2022

“A private get together about Industries Trends and Business Relationships”





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was created with the aim of becoming a regular private and exclusive series of gatherings to brainstorm on specific business topics and provide access to privileged opportunities.

BUSINESS TALKS was conceived in the framework of the vibrant business environment of the Principality of Monaco by business professionals. It targets international awareness on important topics and provides expert analysis from senior lecturers and panellists.

BUSINESS TALKS aims to be a platform facilitating the exchange of ideas and best practices relevant to specific business sectors and forge valuable networking and partnerships at the international level.

What is BUSINESS TALKS about? • Sharing information about Trends, Active Projects and Investment Opportunities • Focus on International Business, Energy transition, Yachting and Mergers & Acquisitions • Talks between Experts and Business Owners

Why BUSINESS TALKS? • Create win-win synergies by connecting industry experts in a competitive world • Methods to approach new markets, new technologies and share strategies

Who is attending BUSINESS TALKS? • Accomplished, Open and Dynamic Business professionals • Business Owners and Experts in Industry • Senior Lecturers and Panellists from relevant Business Sectors

Why attend BUSINESS TALKS? • Opportunity to mix with select professionals to activate business synergies and brand awareness • Access an elite audience of economic operators from specific economic sectors • Participation in series of meetings and exchanges in key business locations

EVENT PROGRAM 10:30 Welcome Guests and Registration 11:00 First Session Economic Outlook After Pandemic and Trends 11:40 Second Session Energy Transition, What’s new? Outlook on Hydrogen 12:20 Third Session Investing in Lifestyle: Luxury Market and Yachting as Investment 13:15 Business Lunch 15:00 Fourth Session Crypto Currencies & Bitcoins: Impact on Business and daily life 15:40 Final Plenary Session 16:15 Farewell Networking Session


SPEAKERS Economic Outlook After Pandemic and Trends GUSTAVO RINALDI Is an economist with M.Sc. in Business and Economics from the University of Turin and a economics from Imperial College (London). He is a lecturer of macroeconomics and labour economics at the University of Turin and is adjunct professor of economics at the business school ESCP Europe. He has been visiting professor at the Master in Labour Law of the University of Bologna and on the Russian Economy at the Institute of Studies of International Politics , ISPI in Milan. His research is about the Russian, Ukrainian and former Soviet economy, the sustainability of sovereign debts, productivity, economies of scale, the informal economy and inequality. For ILO has developed a successful methodology to teach the fundamentals of wage negotiation. He has been a consultant of the European Union, of the UK Government, of the German cooperation agency IGZ, of the Metropolitan City of Turin and of the International Labour Organization. He has worked in Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Britain, Algeria, Moldova, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Oman, Armenia, Canada and USA. Recently has carried out a research on corporate resilience, in the aftermath of Covid, involving companies in four continents and in many sectors. He frequently intervenes on the Financial Times. He has written: “Economics for Policy Makers: a guide for non economists” published by Routledge and used all over the world; for ISPI: «Oltre la Crimea - Russia contro Europa?»; for Treccani: «The technological gap of Russia» (in Italian).

Energy Transition, What’s new? Outlook on Hydrogen

PAOLO BONAFINI has 35 years of international experience in Sales and Business Development mainly focused in Power and Oil&Gas. He stated his professional career in 1985 in Ansaldo (Genova – Italy), than ABB Combustion Engineering (today GE Boilers). In last 20 years he covered high level management position in the following companies: - Nooter Eriksen (Italy) as Sales and Marketing Director - Burmeister & Wain Energy (Denmark) as Vice President Sales & Marketing - AC Boilers formerly ansaldo caldaie (Italy) as Sr. Vice President Sales for Waste to Energy and Biomass Other position covered - From 1999 to 2002 lecturer supporting “Chemical Plants Course” c/o Institute of Chemical Engineering of Genova University - From 1/2008 to 9/2009 Vice President of EPPSA (European Power Plant Suppliers Association”) - Up to 9/2021 member of ESWET’s (European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology) Commercial Committee


Investing in lifestyle: Luxury Market and Yachting as Investment Michaela Christine Wolf is the founder and director of Michaela Christine Wolf Ltd, a luxury marketing consultancy based in London specialized in working with luxury brands to acquire and retain high-net-worth customers whilst managing change internally. The consultancy covers Marketing research, strategy, planning, implementation result evaluation and training. Michaela uses a leading qualitative research methodology called “Jobs-to-be-done” to identify customer decision journeys and develops integrated customer-centric marketing strategies which deliver direct return of investment. She has also developed a unique CustomerRelationship Retail Trainings Programme for retail staff, marketing/sales and management teams to help companies to change to a customer-centric organisation. Michaela is giving guest lectures at London College of Fashion, British School of Fashion and working closely with Imperial College and their Master Graduates. A purpose-driven business vision and leadership are core principles to authentic communication, meaningful customer acquisition and retention to grow a business in turbulent times.

Crypto currencies & Bitcoins: Impact on Business and daily life Sébastien Praicheux is a Financial Services Regulatory and Derivatives lawyer based in Paris. Sébastien Praicheux is specialized in all aspects of banking and financial regulations and derivative products. He advises banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, payment institutions, fintech and corporates in this field. Sébastien’s expertise includes licensing of banks, financial companies, investment firms, electronic money and payment institutions; exemption of corporations providing payment services; advice on regulatory capital and BRRD / resolution; advice on banking and financial laws and regulation; advice on derivatives, repurchase agreements and more generally investment services; advice on crypto-assets, crypto-currencies services, licensing of digital assets services providers and the setting-up of blockchain on various assets. Sébastien is recognised in the latest Legal 500 directory as a ‘Next Generation Partner’. Sébastien holds a PhD in private and financial law from Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II) related to collateral on financial markets («Les sûretés sur les marches financiers»), published by Banque Editions) and has been awarded the «Prix Droit et Commerce» for his PhD. Sébastien is a senior lecturer in banking and financial law notably at Universities of Paris Sorbonne and Paris Dauphine. He has written many articles and is a regular speaker in conferences on these topics.

MODERATOR Michelle De Klerk From hard news and investigative journalist to commodities editor and entrepreneur, Michelle has worn many hats, and lived in places as diverse as Paris, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Washington, and London. A regular speaker, moderator and Telegraph contributor, Michelle has been featured in publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes and The Telegraph. She started her career as a hard news and business journalist in South Africa, winning awards for her investigative work. She moved to London in 2003 and took up a commodities pricing and news role, covering trades on the London Metal Exchange and setting physical premiums for the European Copper and Aluminium markets. She is also passionate about the power of women in business, and launched The Women’s Chapter® in 2014 as a means to champion women-led businesses and create curated opportunities for like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs to make meaningful connections. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Law degree as well as an Honours Degree in Media Studies and Communications.

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2022 CALENDAR An international events platform to talk about Business and Measure Results. 2022 foresees five events in five primary business locations.











Sherbiny has been one of Saudi Arabia’s leading providers of premium industrial equipment and solutions for over three decades and this year, I am proud to keep witnessing and actively participate to the unprecedented and historical transformation that the Kingdom is going through, both socially and economically. I am committed to actively contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision2030 through new investments, international partnership and diversification of our business segments, which is expanding every year into new sectors and directions, as Saudi Arabia is strategically and wisely positioning itself as a globally attractive energy powerhouse and technology hub. The Middle East region has untapped potential for any investor interested in the oil and gas sector as well as mining, renewable energy, and green and blue hydrogen, not only maintaining its relevance at an international level as the world’s biggest oil exporter, but also welcoming the world to be part of it. As we come out of the pandemic, we feel stronger and encouraged by the positive momentum that the Gulf region is going through. I welcome International companies from all over the world to come and visit such vibrant economies, and I would be humbled and delighted to support them in any possible way.



POP UP@HOUSTON Thursday, 12th May 2022 THE HOUSTONIAN HOTEL 07:45 Guests welcome and Business Networking Breakfast 08:30 BUSINESS TALKS POP UP @ HOUSTON 08:45 First Session - Economic Outlook After Pandemic and Trends 09:30 Second Session - Energy Transition, What’s new? Outlook on Hydrogen 10:15 Networking 11:00 End of event

What is your opinion about the actual global economy? 2022 started with very high expectation about global growth and the challenges of raw material price increase, energy costs increasing and finally the Ukraine crisis generated uncertainty it is very challenging to have a clear and precise scenario. Scenarios might be very different by region and by industry, this is what we see. Which is the specific situation on your sector and KSA situation? We have a very diversified portfolio of services and we implemented diversified strategy by geography and by region, We see Europe in some industry facing positive challenges for the industry and related to the energy transition, the same for KSA. All companies involved in sustainable manufacturing will have positive trends in both markets. Why supporting Business Talks? Business Talk is a Unique important tool to connect our clients and customers in the different markets What do you expect from Business Talks? We expect long term return based on the relationship build before, during and after the events, all our guests invited to the event are coming for a specific reason and they know what are their synergies with all the other guest, B2B meetings are successful if there is a clear shared common goal. Create synergies and do business. Energy Transition....your view and pro/cons.? We are very proactively working on the implementation of our future business in the energy sector, new technologies, unclear macroeconomic scenarios and a lot of resources are making in the large sense a revolution in each business. Energy transition is impacting in all sectors by changing trends and we can see the energy transition as a revolution and a great opportunity.



Economic Outlook after Pandemic and Trends (Monaco - Houston - Düsseldorf - Al-Khobar - Milan)

Energy Transition - What’s new? Outlook on Hydrogen (Monaco - Houston - Düsseldorf - Milan)

Investing in lifestyle: Luxury Market and Yachting as Investment (Monaco - Al-Khobar - Milan)

Crypto currencies & Bitcoins - Impact on business and daily life (Monaco - Milan)

Business Talks, created in Monaco by One Go-On Sarl (head of a group of companies specialised in international business development) and Investor Media Monaco Sarl (an independent boutique media & event company), is a business event format with the aim to boost international business development activities by creating opportunities between selected players in selected destinations.

FOCUS: Energy Transition Could the green hydrogen boom lead to additional renewable capacity by 2026? In 2020 global electrolyser capacity stood at 0.3 GW, mostly using grid electricity to produce hydrogen. Planned project pipelines in almost 30 countries indicate that global electrolyser capacity could reach almost 17 GW by 2026. Based on project announcements, we estimate that almost half of the planned expansion to use existing renewable capacity. Most announced projects range from 1 MW to 10 MW in size and are close to industrial sites and ports. The additional renewable capacity installed for these small projects is expected to be limited, as they will mostly use renewable electricity from the grid through bilateral agreements with developers and utilities.

Global installed electrolyser capacity in 2020 and projects planned for commissioning, 2021-2026

Additional renewable capacity for electrolysis 2021-2026

Global planned electrolyser capacity

LOOK BACK AT 2021 Last year has seen four events taking place in four primary business locations.









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