MENA’s Premier B2B Renewable Energy Specific Event Focused on PV, CSP & Wind:

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Day 1: The Markets: Doing business and winning bids in MENA

Plenary - Keynote & Headline Sessions
Keynotes: Industry trends and forecasts - ACWA Power, Kuwait Ministry of Energy & Water, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) & more
Emerging Markets - Review the early development plans and opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria and Kuwait - Kuwait Oil Company, Bloomberg & more
Saudi Arabia: New Market Growth Opportunities and Economic Transformation- Nesma, FAS Energy, Alfanar
Track 1 - Markets in Detail Track 2 - Best Practice, Policy and Finance
Established Markets Part 1- Reaching Grid Parity in Morocco and Egypt - Egyptian Electricity Holding Co, Scatec Solar, EDF, MASEN Dii Panel Desert Energy: Capturing synergies and creating markets through interconnections - Dii, GCC Interconnection Authority
Established Markets Part 2- Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan and UAE -  Dubai Supreme Council, Desert Tech, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources – Jordan Fostering clean energy partnerships between EU and GCC at regulatory level - EU GCC Clean Energy Network
Harnessing Waste Energy - Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC, Kuwait’s Beatona, CLS Energy Consultants DMCC, Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority Project Finance - Innovative financing for renewable projects in MENA - ADWEA, ENGIE, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Sumitomo, Swicorp
Networking Drinks and MENA New Energy Awards 2017 Dinner

Day 2: The Technology Day - pushing the boundaries on innovation and cost effectiveness

Track 1 - CSP Track 2 - PV Track 3 - Wind
Becoming competitive - Can CSP developers reach DEWA's expectations of 8 cents per kWh? - Abengoa, ACWA Power, EA, Mott Macdonald De-risking, meeting standards and ensuring long-term project integrity - First Solar, DuPont, Array Tech Vital wind case studies - insights on deploying turbines in the Middle East and North Africa - ENGIE, GCube, ACWA Power, Alcazar
International CSP Design and operational know how applied in MENA - Rioglass, SENER, Shams, 247 Solar, Samson PV’s biggest case studies - utility scale, distributed rooftops, development of sustainable cities - Jinko, Diamond Developer Minimising Risk- Selecting your technology for your MENA site - Senvion 
Kuwait’s Shagaya Project - 50MW of CSP - TSK, Kuwait Authority for partnerships Optimisation, power quality engineering and the latest R&D in PV - Huawei, DSM, GES, Ingeteam & more Wind Panel: De-risk your wind farm to attract capital  - ENGIE, GCube, ACWA Power, Alcazar, Senvion
Defining the business case for CSP including its application in oil production as well as the heat market Glasspoint, Solarlite Developers and off-takers panel- taking PV and wind deployment even further - ACWA Power, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) & more
Plenary Session: Energy Storage
Energy storage: A game changer for the energy world - AES, Eaton, Adenium Energy Capital
Energy storage: case studies on innovative solution- Ice Energy, GHENOVA
Developing Renewable Energy Systems (RES) - perspectives from CSP, PV, wind industry experts - Abengoa, Enerwhere, AES
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Day One Day Two

Day 1: The Markets: Doing business and winning bids in MENA

Keynote & Headline Sessions
Keynotes - Industry trends and forecasts by leading C-level executives
  • Evaluate the commercial SWOTs [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats] for renewable project development, delivered by MENA’s leading CEOs
  • Discuss the project deployment roadmap from 2017-2022 and see where the next wave of activity is going to be
  • Assess which technologies will prevail and the forecasts for CSP, PV and wind

ACWA Power Paddy Padmanathan CEO ACWA Power

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Keynotes - Ministers of Energy from MENA: Strategic Direction of MENA Renewable Energy
  • Hear leading government ministers assess the various MENA markets and explain the long-term commercial opportunities for the renewable energy supply chain
  • Review strategies in the context of price competition, market risk and global conditions
  • Receive announcements on feed-in tariffs and other schemes to promote renewables development

Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait Eng. Suhaila Marafie Director of Studies & Research Department Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

… more to be confirmed

Emerging Markets - Review the early development plans and opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria and Kuwait
  • Receive an update on Tunisia’s pioneering 2,250 MW CSP plant and opportunities to export power to Europe
  • Evaluate Kuwait’s potential for renewable energy development in light of the construction of its first solar project in Shagaya
  • Discuss the opportunities in Algeria and the government’s vision to deploy 13575 MW of Solar PV by 2030

Kuwait Oil Company Raed Sherif Senior Consultant Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity Eng. Suhaila Marafie Director of Studies & Research Department Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Victoria Cuming Head of Policy - Europe Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Saudi Arabia: New Market Growth Opportunities and Economic Transformation
  • Review the development of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) to implement 700 MW of solar and wind projects
  • Assess the key challenges and opportunities and the technologies for long-term deployment of renewable energy
  • Assess the timeline for the requests for proposals from mid-April to September when the first project will be awarded

Eversheds Chair: Michelle Davies Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability Group Eversheds

Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association Dr. Amin Al-Yaquob Director Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association

Saudi Electricity Company Speaker TBC Saudi Electricity Company

Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority Speaker TBC Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Speaker TBC King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy

Nesma Renewables Amaan Lafeyette CEO Nesma Renewables

FAS Energy Eng. Sabri Asfour General Manager FAS Energy

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Markets in Detail
Established Market - Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan, Morocco, Egypt and UAE
  • Analyze the future growth plans and prospects of the more established markets, including Jordan, Morocco, Egypt and UAE
  • Assess which technologies [CSP, Wind, PV] are likely to prevail in each market, including the deployment of energy storage
  • Receive an overview on the Feed-In-Tariffs, bidding prices and PPAs to deploy successful projects

Eversheds Chair: Michelle Davies Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability Group Eversheds

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan Ziad Jebril Sabra Director of Renewable Energy Department Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services Roberto De Diego Arozamena CEO Abdul Latif Jameel Energy & Environmental Services

EDF Laurent Becerra Vice President Middle East & Africa EDF

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Taher Diab Senior Director - Strategy & Planning Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. Mohamed Selim Managing Director for Performance Development Egyptian Electricity Holding Co.

EETC Eng Lamya Abdel Hady Head of Sector Private Projects Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

Alfanar Construction Wasim Malouhi Executive Manager Alfanar Construction

Scatec Solar Morten Langsholdt VP Project Development Scatec Solar

Desert Technologies Nour Mousa CEO Desert Technologies

The 'untapped' markets in MENA - join the pioneering industries in Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and more
  • Review potential initiatives from the Qatar Electricity and Water Company to ‘play catch up’ and commit $500 million in a joint venture to boost the green economy
  • Discuss the resource potential and developing regulatory framework for Oman and Bahrain
  • Develop the renewables business case in these regions to overcome local challenges including grid connection, FITs and more.

Speaker TBC Soon

Harnessing Waste Energy
  • Understand the business case and commercial potential for harnessing waste energy
  • Get a case study update on UAE’s latest Landfill Gas Projects
  • Assess how a robust PPP approach can meet the needs of the investor, government and developer.

Green Energy Anita Nouri CEO/Business Development Director Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC

  Claudio Palmieri CEO CLS Energy Consultants DMCC

RAKWMA Sonia Y. Nasser Technical Director Government Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority

Beatona Roger Anderson Waste to Energy Senior Technical Director Beatona

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Sharing best practice and finance
Dii Panel Desert Energy: Capturing synergies and creating markets through interconnections
  • Presenting the benefits of capturing synergies through transmission capacities across national borders which increases resilience, reduces cost and increases share-ability of renewables
  • First step towards creating open energy markets and truly showing the competitiveness of renewables.
  • Larger integration of renewables and interconnection is a solid path towards creating lasting localized industry, jobs and economic development.

Dii GmbH Paul Van Son innogy SE Chairman MENAT & CEO Dii GmbH

GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) Pierre Bernand Beatona GCC Interconnection Authority

GEIDCO Dr. Wan Haibin (tbc) Deputy Director General Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)

Renewable Energy installation and products’ standards, regulations and guidelines
  • Sharing the international experience on lessons learnt
  • Relevant standardisation plans, initiatives and policies at a regional, international and national level
  • Provide information on clean energy regulatory frameworks, policy backgrounds, ongoing and planned initiatives and projects, funding possibilities & more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Taher Diab Senior Director - Strategy & Planning Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Project Finance - Innovative financing for renewable projects in MENA
  • Review case studies of how the largest projects were financed in the MENA region, including in depth insight from Natixis and Swicorp
  • Hear the difference in opinions from private banks, multilateral banks, developers and government on how to get funding for your next project
  • Discover how the right financial framework will reduce your LCOE

ADWEA Charlie Seymour Financial Advisor ADWEA

ENGIE Wim Alen Senior Vice President Business Development ENGIE

National Bank of Abu Dhabi Frank Beckers Managing Director, Head of Project Finance Advisory National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Natixis Rajan Moulik Head of Power & Renewables Natixis

Swicorp Iheb Triki Vice President - Private Equity Swicorp

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited David Benguigui Manager- Renewable Energy Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

Apricum Yusuf Macun Partner Apricum

Networking Party
The MENA New Energy Awards Dinner 2017
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Day One Day Two Top

Day 2: The Technology Day - pushing the boundaries on innovation and cost effectiveness

CSP
Becoming competitive - Can CSP developers reach DEWA's expectations of 8 cents per kWh?
  • Is DEWA's proposed 8 cents per kWh accomplishable? Discuss how to the industry is expected to reduce LCOE from 13 to 8 cents per kWh to become more competitive
  • Evaluate the business case for CSP and the long-term technology road map for deployment
  • What will DEWA's 200 MW project mean for the industry?

ACWA Power Andrea Lovato Executive Director & Head of Renewable Development ACWA Power

Abengoa Michael Geyer Managing Director Abengoa Solar GmbH and Director Business Development Europe & Africa Abengoa

Empresarios Agrupados Xavier Lara Executive Director, Construction and Services Business Unit Empresarios Agrupados

Mott Macdonald Iñaki Perez Solar Team Leader Mott Macdonald

International CSP Design and operational knowhow applied in MENA
  • Successful tower design in MENA - Applying international lessons to the market
  • Discover the latest optimizations on the solar field that could reduce the LCOE of your plant
  • Design updates from Parabolic Trough plants and other technologies in the region to ensure the lowest costs

Rioglass Solar Jeroen Van Schijndel Head of Sales and Marketing Rioglass Solar

SAMSON José Francisco Andreu Yela Head of Sales SAMSON

SENER Georgio Akiki Business Development Manager for Middle East SENER

Shams Power Abdulaziz Al Obaidli General Manager Shams Power

247Solar Inc. Bruce N. Anderson CEO 247Solar Inc.

Kuwait’s Shagaya Project - 50MW of CSP
  • Assess the lessons learnt from the construction phase of Kuwait’s largest CSP plant
  • Review the plans for the operational phase and the handover to private sector participation
  • Assess the business case of combining CSP with wind and PV to provide base and peak load electricity to Kuwait City

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects Eng. Aseel Al-Tabtabaie Head of Unsolicited Proposals Section Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects

TSK Middle East Adrián López Dubai - Managing Director TSK Middle East

Discuss the future scope for linking CSP with PV
  • Getting the best of both: review the possibilities for utilities to make CSP and PV work together
  • Discuss how CSP and PV can provide combined peak and off-peak energy
  • Assess the cost/benefit implications of the symbiosis

Speaker TBC Soon

Defining the business case for CSP including its application in oil production as well as the heat market
  • Review 2017’s latest case studies for Enhanced Oil Recovery from Oman, Saudi Arabia and other markets
  • What are the future markets for this technology?
  • Assess the business case for the heat market and where CSP seperates itself from PV and wind utility production

Speaker TBC Soon

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PV
De-risking, meeting standards and ensuring long-term project integrity
  • Review the quality, reliability, bankability of EPCs and tech providers to deliver profitable operations
  • Understand how to develop an O&M strategy that will help mitigate project and insurance risk
  • Which business model will reduce risk? Discuss who should take the risk- developers, EPCs or suppliers?

First Solar Raed Ahmad Bkayrat Vice President, Middle East First Solar

DuPont Dr. Stephan Padlewski Strategic Marketing Manager, Photovoltaic Solutions EMEA DuPont

Array Technologies, Inc. Martin Mitscher Director International Sales and Business Development Array Technologies, Inc.

PV’s biggest case studies - Assess different applications of PV including utility scale production, distributed rooftops power and the development of sustainable cities
  • Check out the latest on Abu Dhabi’s 800 MW solar plant for utility generation
  • Discuss implementing solar on rooftops including net metering and power wheeling schemes in MENA.
  • Assess the importance of The Sustainable City in Dubai and the objectives to be Net Zero Energy

Diamond Developer Ayah Abusara Electrical Engineer Diamond Developer

EDCO Reem Hamdan Director General Deputy Jordan’s Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)

Jinko Solar Nabil Moubayed Sales Manager - Middle East Jinko Solar

Optimisation, power quality engineering and the latest R&D in PV
  • Review the latest techniques to improve PV efficiency and reduce costs
  • Assess PV’s greatest innovations to ensure face energy integration into the grid
  • Optimise at all levels including: Project Development, Project Management, EPC and O&M to maximize your yield

DSM Advanced Surfaces Hugo Schoot Business Development Manager DSM Advanced Surfaces

EETC Javier Landero Cruz CEO GPTech

Huawei Faris Abuyaghi Sales director of Middle East and Africa Region Huawei

Prodiel, S.L Speaker TBC Prodiel, S.L

GES Speaker TBC GES

Developers and off-takers panel- taking PV and wind deployment even further
  • Understand the local regulations and laws to launch successful PV projects in MENA
  • Review the portfolio and plans for projects in specific regions to assess where the opportunities are
  • Review your investment strategy and how this must conform to regulations and supplier needs

ACWA Power Andrea Lovato Executive Director & Head of Renewable Development ACWA Power

EETC Eng Lamya Abdel Hady Head of Sector Private Projects Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

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Wind
Vital wind case studies - insights on deploying turbines in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Review leading case studies from Oman, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco to show project managers have delivered profitable projects
  • Assess site selection, FITs, interconnection, BoP, turbine layout, turbine selection, permits to develop a robust strategy to lower your costs
  • Mitigate risk by effectively overcoming MENA’s harsh conditions to set yourself up for O&M

ENGIE Wim Alen Senior Vice President Business Development ENGIE

G Cube Jatin Sharma Head of Business Development G Cube

ACWA Power Alberto Gil García Senior Manager - Wind Technology ACWA Power

Alcazar Energy Daniel Cauldron CEO Alcazar Energy

Minimising Risk- Selecting your technology for your MENA site
  • Discover how to mitigate specific challenges related to heat and dust that affect the operations and efficiency of your wind turbine
  • Review the pros and cons of turbines, including siting criterial, in the different MENA countries
  • Review methods for lowering the LCOE, including perspectives from supply chain companies including turbine manufacturers, blade management, bearings, generators, gearboxes & others

Senvion Speaker TBC Senvion

Wind Panel: De-risk your wind farm to attract capital
  • Evaluate the risk profile for wind, as well as the rewards, comp[ared to other renewable technologies
  • Review initiatives to minimize new market risk in order to secure vital capital
  • Discuss where there are development opportunities, including licensing and regulation, to deliver profitable projects

ENGIE Wim Alen Senior Vice President Business Development ENGIE

G Cube Jatin Sharma Head of Business Development G Cube

ACWA Power Alberto Gil García Senior Manager - Wind Technology ACWA Power

alcazar Daniel Cauldron CEO Alcazar Energy

Senvion Speaker TBC Senvion

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Developers and off-takers panel- taking PV and wind deployment even further
Developers and off-takers panel- taking PV and wind deployment even further
  • Understand the local regulations and laws to launch successful PV projects in MENA
  • Review the portfolio and plans for projects in specific regions to assess where the opportunities are
  • Review your investment strategy and how this must conform to regulations and supplier needs

ACWA Power Andrea Lovato Executive Director & Head of Renewable Development ACWA Power

EETC Eng Lamya Abdel Hady Head of Sector Private Projects Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

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Energy Storage
Plenary Session on Day 2 Afternoon- Energy Storage
Energy storage: A game changer for the energy world
  • Review the significance and principal drivers of the global energy storage market
  • Assess key use cases for energy storage and their relevance for the MENA region
  • Review the different types of energy storage and which technologies are best suited for the region

Apricum Florian Mayr Partner Apricum

Adenium Energy Capital Siddiq Farid Vice President - Investment (Energy Storage Services) Adenium Energy Capital

AES Netherlands Holding B.V. Franck Bernard Director Energy Storage Market - EMEA AES Netherlands Holding B.V.

Eaton Louis Shaffer Distributed Energy Management Segment Manager EMEA Eaton

Energy storage: case studies on innovative solution
  • Review prototype technologies to deliver energy storage
  • Assess how energy storage systems can provide peak shifting, T&D upgrade deferral and backup power
  • Review the symbiosis energy storage has with renewables

Ice Energy James White Chief Operating Officer Ice Energy

GHENOVA José Julio Caparrós Jiménez Systems Division GHENOVA

Developing Renewable Energy Systems (RES) - perspectives from CSP, PV, wind industry experts
  • Combine different energy sources (CSP, PV or wind) with different storage elements (thermal, battery, other) to develop the ultimate Renewable Energy System (RES)
  • Assess the pros and cons of the different technologies from a demand side management point of view
  • Evaluate the commercial case for ‘systems’, and assess what government could do to support this

Abengoa Michael Geyer Managing Director Abengoa Solar GmbH and Director Business Development Europe & Africa Abengoa

Enerwhere Daniel Zywietz CEO & Founder Enerwhere

AES Netherlands Holding B.V. Marek Wolek Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, Energy Storage The AES Corporation

  Speaker TBC Wind Insight

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Paul Soskin

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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • CSDR

Silver Sponsor

  • Rioglass

Bronze Sponsor

  • DuPont

Sponsors

  • 247Solar
  • array
  • DSM
  • GES
  • gptech
  • prodiel
  • Samson
  • Transworld Solar

Exhibitors

  • Dow
  • Globaltherm
  • Megajoule

Knowledge Partner

  • Apricum

Supporting Partners

  • BPVA
  • cebc
  • EU-GCC
  • Egypt Energy
  • ESTELA
  • Iranian Wind
  • mesia
  • OBG
  • Protermosolar
  • SASIA
  • Sustainable MENA
  • Solar-GCC
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