The 2017 conference has taken place.
You can remind yourself of the event in April by browsing the website

MENA New Energy will return in April 2018.

Be the first to receive the program by pre-ordering the MENA New Energy 2018 brochure here

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

Agenda at a glance:

**Note the full list of speakers is not captured in the boxes below due to formatting constraints. To see where all +80 speakers fit, please scroll down to the full agenda**

Pre-order the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

Financial Advisory Partner


synergy

Scroll left and right to look around the agenda at a glance

Day 1: 25th April

Plenary - Keynote & Headline Sessions
Keynotes - Industry trends and forecasts by leading C-level executives and government - ACWA Power, MASEN, Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity & Water
Emerging Markets - Review the early development plans and opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria and Kuwait - Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Swicorp, Kuwait Oil
Saudi Arabia: New Market Growth Opportunities and Economic Transformation - FAS Energy, Nesma, SASIA, GCC Labs
Lunch + Women in New Energy
Established Markets - Reaching Grid Parity in Morocco and Egypt - Alfanar, Scatec,  Egyptian Electricity Holding Co, MASEN
Established Markets - Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan and the UAE - Jordan’s Ministry of Energy, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, EDF
Track 1 Track 2
Established Markets - Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan and the UAE Harnessing Waste Energy - Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC, Beatona
Panel Discussion: Project Finance - ADWEA, NBAD, Natixis, Swicorp, Sumitomo, IFC Renewable Energy installation and products’ standards, regulations and guidelines - EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Networking Drinks
The MENA New Energy Awards Dinner

Day 2: 26th April

Track 1 AM - CSP Track 2 AM - PV
Deploying more CSP in the MENA region - ACWA Power, Abengoa, EA, Mott Macdonald De-risking, meeting standards and ensuring long-term project integrity - First Solar, DuPont, Array Tech, Scatec
International CSP Design and operational knowhow applied in MENA - Rioglass, SAMSON, 247 Solar Inc, SENER Part One: Optimisation, power quality engineering and the latest R&D in PV- Ingeteam, Huawei, EGI
Vital insights on constructing and optimising CSP plants- SHAMS, TSK, CMI Solar, SA Rope Access Part Two: Optimisation, power quality engineering and the latest R&D in PV -  DSM Advances Surfaces, GPTech, ELMYA, Prodiel, GES, Jordan’s Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)Developers and off-takers panel- taking PV and wind deployment even further - ACWA Power, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) & more
Defining the business case for CSP including its application in oil production as well as the heat market - Glasspoint, Solarlite
Track 1 PM - Energy Storage Track 2 PM - Wind
Energy storage: A game changer for the energy world - Apricum, Adenium, AES, EATON Minimising Risk - Selecting your technology for your wind site Senvion
Energy storage: case studies on innovative solution GHENOVA, Ice Energy Vital wind case studies - insights on deploying turbines in the Middle East and North Africa ACWA Power, Alcazar, ENGIE
Developing Renewable Energy Systems (RES) - perspectives from CSP, PV, wind industry experts Abengoa, Enerwhere, AES, Apricum De-risk your wind farm to attract capital - GES, GCube
Pre-order the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

Day One Day Two

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

Keynote & Headline Sessions
7:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:50 Keynotes - Industry trends and forecasts by leading C-level executives and government
  • Evaluate the commercial SWOTs [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats] for renewable project development, delivered by MENA’s leading CEOs and government
  • 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

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority 8:30-8:45
H.E. Dr Rashid Alleem
Chairman Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

ACWA Power 8:45-9:00
Rajit Nanda
Chief Investment Officer ACWA Power

Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) 9:00-9:15
Tarik Bourquouquou
Planning and Mathods Officer Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

Kuwait Oil Company 9:30-9:45
Raed Sherif
 Senior Consultant Kuwait Oil Company

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

09:30-09:50 Interactive Q&A Debate

9:50-10:20 Coffee Break
10:20-11:05 Emerging Markets - Review the early development plans and opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria and Kuwait
  • Receive an update on Tunisia’s developing renewables program including the potential for CSP and PV
  • 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

Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10:20-10:30
Lara Hayim
 Solar Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Kuwait Oil Company 10:30-10:40
Raed Sherif
Senior Consultant Kuwait Oil Company

Swicorp 10:40-10:45
Iheb Triki
Vice President Swicorp

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

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

10:45-11:05 Interactive Q&A Debate

11:05-12:15 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

Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association Chair: Browning Rockwell Founder Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association

SkyPower Global Imtiaz Mahtab Managing Director MEA and APAC regions SkyPower Global

FAS Energy Eng. Sabri Asfour General Manager FAS Energy

Nesma Renewables Amaan Lafeyette CEO Nesma Renewables

  Dr. Saleh Al-Amri CEO The GCC Lab company

FRV Tristan Higuero Country Manager EMEA FRV

Eversheds-Sutherland Tim Armsby Partner Eversheds

12:15-12:30 Update from the Middle East Solar Industry Association

Details coming soon.

MESIA James Stewart Vice-President and General Manager MESIA

12:30-14:00 Lunch
13:00-13:55 Women in New Energy (also available for men)
  • Explore the commercial benefits for an organization to incorporate a robust gender diversity strategy
  • Assess the protocols in place to allow for escalation in an organization, including skills training and equal pay
  • Hear from MENA’s leading female role models to learn about their journey in developing a successful career

Eversheds-Sutherland Chair: Tim Armsby Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Get all the presentations and audio recordings here for 595

 

Track 1: Markets in Detail
14:00-14:50 Established Markets - Reaching Grid Parity in Morocco and Egypt
  • Analyze the future growth plans and prospects of the more established markets, including Jordan and Egypt
  • 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

Alfanar Construction 14:00-14:10
Wasim Malouhi
Executive Manager Alfanar Construction

Scatec Solar 14:10-14:20
Morten Langsholdt
VP Project Development Scatec Solar

Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. 14:20-14:30
Sherif Magdy El Gabaly
Managing Director Enara Capital

Eversheds-Sutherland Chair: Tim Armsby Partner Eversheds

Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) Tarik Bourquouquou Planning and Mathods Officer Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited Chris Cantelmi Principal Infrastructure & Natural Resources International Finance Corporatio

14:30-14:50 Interactive Q&A Debate

14:50-16:00 Established Markets - Reaching Grid Parity in Jordan and the UAE
  • Analyze the future growth plans and prospects of the more established markets, including Jordan and Egypt
  • 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

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan 14:50-15:00
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Director of Renewable Energy Department Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan

Diamond Developer 15:00-15:10
Karim El-Jisr
Director Diamond Developer

Desert Technologies 15:10-15:15
Nour Mousa
CEO Desert Technologies

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy 15:15-15:30
Taher Diab
Senior Director - Strategy & Planning Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Jinko Solar 15:30-15:35
Nabil Moubayed
Sales Manager - Middle East Jinko Solar

EDF 15:35-15:40
Laurent Becerra
Vice President Middle East & Africa EDF

Eversheds-Sutherland Chair: Clint Dempsey Principle Associate  Eversheds Sutherland

15:40-16:00 Interactive Q&A Debate

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Panel Discussion 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

Q&A Discussion:

Apricum Chair: Yusuf Macun Partner Apricum

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

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited Chris Cantelmi Principal Infrastructure & Natural Resources International Finance Corporation

Get all the presentations and audio recordings here for 595

 

Track 2: Sharing best practice and finance
15:15-16:00 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 Chair: Anita Nouri CEO/Business Development Director Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC

CLS Claudio Palmieri CEO CLS Energy Consultants DMCC

RAKWMA Mateo Dugand Sustainability & Energy Engineer Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority

Beatona Roger Anderson Waste to Energy Senior Technical Director Beatona

16:00-16:30 COFFEE
16:30-17:45 Renewable Energy installation and products' standards, regulations and guidelines
  • Sharing the international experience on RES standards and 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
  • Collaboration between EU and the MENA/GCC region on standards

16:30-16:45
Mohammad Al-Ghamdi
Renewables Lab Manager The GCC Lab company

EGI 16:45-17:00
Ricardo Barreto
CEO EGI

EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network 17:00-17:45
Frank Wouters
Director EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association Browning Rockwell Founder Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association

DNV GL Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian John Head of Solar Middle East and North Africa Renewables Advisory DNV GL

Video call:
Eric Marchand
Programme Manager CEN

Video call:
Katerina Kokesova
Programme Manager CEN

17:45-18:00 CSP Technology Update

Review the latest heat transfer fluids and storage media to optimise your CSP plant

Clive Jones MD Global Heat Transfer

18:00-19:30 Networking Party Drinks
19:30-21:30 The MENA New Energy Awards Dinner 2017

Please ensure you have confirmed your attendance as places are limited The few remaining seats can be requested at the registration desk

Get all the presentations and audio recordings here for 595

Day One Day Two Top

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

CSP
PV
8:30-9:15 Deploying more CSP in the MENA region
  • Evaluate the technologies and process for reaching grid parity
  • Assess how developers, EPCs and suppliers can lower costs
  • Discuss CSP's competitiveness compared to other renewables

ATA Moderator:
Belén Gallego
Director - Strategy & Business Development ATA Renewables

ACWA Power 08:30-08:35
Andrea Lovato
Executive Director & Head of Renewable Development ACWA Power

Abengoa 08:35-08:40
Michael Geyer
Managing Director Abengoa Solar GmbH and Director Business Development Europe & Africa Abengoa

Empresarios Agrupados 08:40-08:45
Xavier Lara
Executive Director, Construction and Services Business Unit Empresarios Agrupados

08:50-09:15 Interactive Q&A Debate

08:30-09:30 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?

Ashurst LLP Moderator:
Mhairi Main Garcia
Counsel Ashurst LLP

First Solar 08:30-08:40
Raed Ahmad Bkayrat
Vice President, Middle East First Solar

DuPont 08:40-08:55
Dr. Stephan Padlewski
Strategic Marketing Manager, Photovoltaic Solutions EMEA DuPont

Array Technologies, Inc. 08:55-09:10
Martin Mitscher
Director International Sales and Business Development Array Technologies, Inc.

Scatec 09:10-09:15
Terje Pilskog
EVP Project Development & Project Finance Scatec

09:15-09:35 Interactive Q&A Debate

9:15-10:30 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

ATA Moderator:
Belén Gallego
Director - Strategy & Business Development ATA Renewables

Rioglass Solar 09:15-09:35
Jeroen Van Schijndel
Head of Sales and Marketing Rioglass Solar

SAMSON 09:35-09:55
José Francisco Andreu Yela
Head of Sales SAMSON

247Solar Inc. 09:55-10:15
Bruce N. Anderson
CEO 247Solar Inc.

sener 10:15-10:30
Georgio Akiki
Business Development Manager for Middle East SENER

09:35-10:30 Part One: 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

Ashurst LLP Moderator:
Mhairi Main Garcia
Counsel Ashurst LLP

Ingeteam 09:35-09:55
Mauro Rivola
Sales Export Manager Ingeteam

Huawei 09:55-10:15
Faris Abuyaghi
Sales director of Middle East and Africa Region Huawei

10:15-10:30
Anoop Babu
BIPV Solar Expert Intec

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Vital insights on constructing and optimising CSP plants
  • Assess the lessons learnt from the construction phase from a portfolio of CSP MENA projects
  • Evaluate the latest turbine technologies for optimising your CSP plant
  • Investigate alternate construction methods to reduce cost

GlassPoint Solar Muscat, LLC Moderator:
Rod MacGregor
Co-founder GlassPoint Solar Muscat, LLC

Shams Power 11:00-11:15
Zaid Tahboub
Engineering Manager Shams Power

TSK FLAGSOL 11:15-11:30
Oliver Baudson
Managing Director TSK FLAGSOL

CMI Solar 11:30-11:50
Stephane Winand
Vice President, Engineering CMI Solar

SA Rope Access 11:50-12:10
Kabous du Preez
Managing Director SA Rope Access

11:00-13:00 Part Two: 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

SkyPower Global Moderator:
Imtiaz Mahtab
Managing Director MEA and APAC regions SkyPower Global

DSM Advanced Surfaces 11:00-11:20
Hugo Schoot
Business Development Manager DSM Advanced Surfaces

gptech 11:20-11:40
Emilio Mero
Executive Vicepresident, Strategy GPTech

ELMYA 11:40-12:00
José María Piñar Celestino
CEO ELMYA

Prodiel, S.L 12:00-12:20
Álvaro García-Borbolla González
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) Prodiel, S.L

GES 12:20-12:40
Iñaki Muñiz
Business Development Manager GES

GES 12:40-13:00
Reem Hamdan
Director General Deputy Jordan's Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)

12:10-13:00 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 separates itself from PV and wind utility production

GlassPoint 12:10-12:25
Marwan Chaar
Vice President of Project Development GlassPoint Solar Muscat, LLC

Solarlite 12:25-12:40
Steven Geiger
Director of Business Development Solarlite

12:40-13:00 Interactive Q&A Debate

GlassPoint Moderator:
Rod MacGregor
Co-founder GlassPoint Solar Muscat, LLC

Kuwait Oil Company Raed Sherif Senior Consultant Kuwait Oil Company

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Get all the presentations and audio recordings here for 595

 

Energy Storage
Wind
14:00-14:45 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 14:00-14:20
Florian Mayr
Partner Apricum

New Energy Update 14:20-14:45 Interactive Q&A Discussion with:
Chair: Paul Soskin
Director New Energy Update

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

14:00-14:30 Minimising Risk - Selecting your technology for your wind 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 Xavier Darquier Head of Sales New Markets Senvion

G Cube Chair: Jatin Sharma Head of Business Development G Cube

14:45-15:15 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

New Energy Update Chair: Paul Soskin Director New Energy Update

Ice Energy 14:45-14:55
James White
Chief Operating Officer Ice Energy

GHENOVA 14:55-15:15
José Julio Caparrós Jiménez
Systems Division GHENOVA

14:30-15:15 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

ACWA Power 14:30-14:45
Alberto Gil García
Senior Manager - Wind Technology ACWA Power

Alcazar Energy 14:45-15:00
Dr. Chadi Younes
VP Alcazar Energy Energy

ENGIE 15:00-15:15
Wim Alen
Senior Vice President Business Development ENGIE

G Cube Chair: Jatin Sharma Head of Business Development G Cube

15:15-16:00 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

Interactive Q&A Discussion:

New Energy Update Chair: Paul Soskin Director New Energy Update

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

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

Enerwhere Daniel Zywietz CEO & Founder Enerwhere

Apricum Florian Mayr Partner Apricum

15:15-16:00 De-risk your wind farm to attract capital
  • Evaluate the risk profile for wind, as well as the rewards, compared to other renewable technologies
  • Review initiatives to minimize new market risk in order to secure vital capital
  • Assess the latest construction strategies to ensure cost-effectiveness

GES 15:15-15:35
Carlos Charray EMEA Sales Director GES

G Cube 15:35-16:00
Jatin Sharma Head of Business Development G Cube

Get all the presentations and audio recordings here for 595

 

Day One Day Two Top

If you are interested in MENA New Energy 2017 please contact us:

Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin

Sr. Projects Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7503 (Global)
Email: paul@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Email: toby@newenergyupdate.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • CSDR

Silver Sponsor

  • Rioglass

Bronze Sponsors

  • CMI
  • DuPont
  • Masen
  • senvion

Sponsors

  • 247Solar
  • array
  • DSM
  • Elia
  • GES
  • gptech
  • Huawei
  • Ingeteam
  • prodiel
  • Samson
  • SARA
  • Transworld Solar

Exhibitors

  • Condorchem
  • Dow
  • Globaltherm
  • Heliovis
  • Lointek
  • Megajoule
  • SkyFuel
  • Solargis

Knowledge Partner

  • Apricum

Financial Advisory Partner

  • Synergy

Supporting Partners

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