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In the presence of Schneider Electric's management executives and major companies operating in MEA

Schneider Electric hosts ‘Innovation Summit Cairo 2019’, under the theme of ‘Digital Transformation’

  • We participate in mega development projects through our ‘EcoStruxure’ platform: Luc Rémont
  • We target digitalization of energy operating systems, lowering carbon emissions: Caspar Herzberg
  • Schneider Electric to launch new products and solutions that serve digital transformation and facility control via IoT-powered technology: Walid Sheta
  • Egypt a ‘regional hub’ for our businesses in North East Africa &Levant; our investments in the last 2 years hit EUR 35 million: Sherif Abdel Fattah
Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, hosts its ‘Innovation Summit Cairo 2019’ conference and exhibition, which takes place from the 23rd to the 24th of September, at one of Cairo’s hotels. The event featured the presence of Schneider Electric's management executives, representatives of major corporations operating in the Middle East and Africa, and key media figures.

During ‘Innovation Summit Cairo 2019’ conference and exhibition under the theme of ‘Digital Transformation’, Schneider Electric showcases a number of smart solutions and technological platforms for the various energy management, industrial control and engineering services that rely on Internet-of-Things technology and information management. It will also launch a set of products to the Egyptian market, which offers the latest IoT-powered technologies.

“Egypt is witnessing a leap in energy sector, coupled with endeavors to transform it into a vital regional energy hub in MENA. Schneider Electric is a leader in energy management and automation across the industry, as well as utilities, modern buildings and data centers, while helping world countries accelerate the adoption of operational processes digitalization to boost the efficiency of energy utilization by three folds compared to current rates,” said Luc Rémont, Executive Vice President, Schneider Electric, International Operations.

“We participate in mega development projects through Schneider Electric's ‘EcoStruxure’ platform that operates in various sectors such as buildings, factories, data centers, hotels, oil, petrochemicals and water, through providing a set of smart solutions that serve digital transformation and help streamline operational performance,” Rémont noted.

“The energy production is substantially expanding worldwide, and statistics show that the number of the world population is set to hit 2.5 million by 2050, out of which nearly 40% will be living in the Middle East and Africa. As the Egyptian government has been expanding the construction of smart cities, it was necessary to secure energy while maintaining sustainability and efficiency,” said Caspar Herzberg, President of Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa.

“We at Schneider Electric seek through our products to digitize the energy operating system in order to achieve the highest operational efficiency, as well as curb carbon emissions that harm the environment in cities; this is one of the strategies upon which Schneider Electric operations are based, as evident in its logo ‘Life is On’,” Herzberg added.

“Schneider Electric Egypt's hosting of ‘Innovation Summit Cairo 2019’ marks an exceptional landmark. Amid the successive developments seen in Egypt and the development processes across all sectors, it was vital for us to showcase Schneider Electric's latest integrated solutions in energy management an automation, with the aim of supporting Egypt's development plans,” said Walid Sheta, Regional Cluster President of Egypt, North East Africa and Levant.

“During the event, we will roll out a set of top-notch newly launched products and services in the Egyptian market, which will serve digital transformation and facility control using Internet-of-Things technology. These products include “EcoStruxure Building Operation” which is a monitoring and control system for all buildings and which targets raising the efficiency of building performance, while consuming energy; “EcoStruxure Asset Advisor” brings a proactive approach to electrical distribution and critical data center assets, combining IoT and cloud-based technologies with Schneider Electric’s experts and services for business continuity;the “Easy UPS” , ensuring no power outage especially in areas that require continues power supplu. Through EcoStruxure IT, services and recommendations are offered throughout the life cycle of power units. In addition to “ASCO Solutions” through ‘ATS automatic transfer system that is provided for ensuring sustainability in electricity resources availability for critical loads in places that tolerate no power cuts. The device is also designed according to international specifications in the field of electricity, or NEMA. Lastly, “Altivar Process” is an electric motor control device that deals with all motors, it utilizes digital technology to determine the best operating conditions for loads and ensure its integration into any system that relies on IoT technology” he added.

“Schneider Electric established its regional hub in Egypt in 1987 for its operations in the Middle East and North Africa over the last 32 years, and with 1600 employees and engineers,” said Eng. Sherif Abdel Fattah, Vice Chairman &Board Member of Schneider Electric Egypt

“Schneider Electric recorded direct investments amounting to EUR 35 million in the last two years. It has also increased its paid-up capital in 2018 by EUR 20 million, established a new distribution center on an area of 6 square kilometers, and added more than 270 new employees to its workforce, in addition to doubling the production capacity in Badr factory,” Abdel Fattah added.

During the second day of ‘Innovation Summit Cairo’ conference and exhibition, a number of Panel discussions will take place, featuring Schneider Electric experts as well as industry professionals.

The panel discussion topics which will be presented are ‘The Future of Real Estate in Egypt’, ‘Future Services’, ‘Schneider Sustainability Impact’, and ‘Industrial Internet of Things and Water Challenges’.

About Schneider Electric:

At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate about our Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
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