Day 1:

Keynote address: Assessing market movement across the Middle East and North Africa
  • Discuss recent political and economic developments across the region to set the context for discussion on the renewable energy sector
  • Answer where the GCC is heading in terms of development to define energy generation and energy management’s role
  • Assess the future for strategic international support in North Africa to understand the financing and investment roadmap

RECREEE Dr. Ahmed Badr CEO & Executive DirectorRECREEE

Arabia Monitor Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden CEO and Chief Economist Arabia Monitor

Bloomberg NEF Katherine Poseidon Lead Policy Analyst Bloomberg NEF

Alcazar Energy Markus Von Haniel Head of Investment and Project Finance Alcazar Energy

Eversheds Sutherland Michelle T Davies International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability Eversheds Sutherland

Industry Trends and Forecasts
  • Identify the project deployment roadmap for 2019 onwards - where will the next waves of activity be?
  • Evaluate how commercial SWOTs (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) for renewable project development have transformed annually
  • Assess whether the region will follow global renewable energy trends - will a distributed energy system prevail, and will the region catch up on storage solutions
  • Assess the impact of the wider energy transition – is it happening?

ACWA Power Rajit Nanda Chief Investment Officer ACWA Power

Engie Wim Alen Senior VP Business Dev Engie


IHS Markit Josefin Berg Manager - Research & Analysis IHS Markit

EDF Energies Nouvelles Francois Dao Vice President, Middle East & Africa EDF Energies Nouvelles

Market Focus, Discussion and Debate
Clean Energy Transition in MENA
Panel - Middle East -UAE
  • Discuss strategies and approaches to meet 2026 renewable energy targets
  • Gain insight on the latest projects and initiatives - assess lessons learnt from reaching financial close on the largest utility-scale projects in the world
  • Assess how Emirates renewable energy programmes will create a pipeline for suppliers, service and solution providers. 

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

ACCIONA Industrial David De Lara ME Country Manager ACCIONA Industrial

Eversheds Sutherland Clint Dempsey Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Jinko Power Mothana Bahjeat Qteishat Managing Director Jinko Power

The Role of Energy Storage
  • Identify how energy storage can add value in the region today and in the near future (on- and off-grid, in-front of the meter and behind the meter, supply- and demand side)
  • Review the upcoming and ongoing energy storage tenders with participants and off takers and discover the long term plans for energy storage projects
  • Discuss the cornerstones of a strong energy storage framework for sustained market growth enabling commercially viable energy storage deployment across MENA

Apricum Florian Mayr Partner Apricum

IHS Markit Julian Jansen Senior Market Analyst IHS Markit

Sterling & Wilson Vikas Bansal Head of International Solar Sterling & Wilson

German Aerospace Center Michael Geyer Senior Advisor for Solar Power and Energy Storage German Aerospace Center

Enerwhere Imran Syed Head of Industrial Power Enerwhere

Jinko Power Deepak Gera Senior Project Development Manager Jinko Power

CASE STUDY: Supplier Successes at Sweihan

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

CASE STUDY: Energy Storage

Speaker TBC

Panel - North Africa - Egypt
  • Gain insight on the latest tenders, operations, plans and understanding secondary market action
  • Discuss the future of investment and finance for project development – how have market conditions changed and how will the relationships between developers, DFI’s, banks and government progress
  • Assess how renewable energy programmes in North Africa will create a pipeline for suppliers, service and solution providers. 

Scatec Solar Morten Langsholdt VP Project Development Scatec Solar

EEHC Mohamed Selim Managing Director EEHC

FAS Energy Sabri Asfour General Manager FAS Energy

Eversheds Sutherland Rob McNabb Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Green Hydrogen
  • Understand the principles behind green hydrogen as an enabler for decarbonisation of the energy system and sector coupling
  • Assess the potential role, application and boundary conditions in for green hydrogen in the MENA region
  • Analyse operating pilot projects to develop the framework for commercial uptake
  • Answer how commercial green hydrogen uptake can integrate operations between the renewable energy supply chain and neighbouring industries

EU-GCC Clean Energy Network Frank Wouters Director EU-GCC Clean Energy Network

Air Liquide Olivier Boucat H2 Energy and Special Projects Director Air Liquide

Panel - North Africa - Morocco
  • Get updates on the latest tenders, operations and plans - announcements on MASEN’s plans for 2019 and beyond
  • Answer where opportunities for CSP, wind, PV and energy storage deployment will come from to expand portfolios
  • Discuss how have market conditions in Morocco have changed and how will the relationships between developers, DFI’s, banks and government progress?

ACWA Power Speaker TBC MASEN

  • Understand the principles behind renewable energy and desalination coupling to understand it's potential in decarbonisation
  • Analyse the existing projects on the grounds to identify and overcome the hurdles that have been encountered
  • Available technologies for renewables, desalination and energy storage; current and future improvements
  • Gain insight on the opportunities for developers and the supply chain in building the first commercial plant
  • Define the road map, next steps and framework for the sector to support commercial uptake

ACWA Power Thomas Altmann VP Technology ACWA Power

Steven Geiger President Innova Partners

Maximize CSP Value with 24/7 Hybridisation
  • Learn new ways of delivering profitable 24/7 power

  • Learn about CSP systems that avoid water/steam, molten salts, and HTFs

  • Learn how to integrate CSP with PV and storage

  • Identify secondary revenue streams use the system’s heat fro desalination, refrigeration, AC, industrial processes, etc.

24/7 Solar Bruce Anderson
CEO24/7 Solar

CASE STUDY Perspectives on the regions wind growth

Speaker TBC

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Analyse the Kingdoms renewable energy development strategy to date, what has worked and how can programmes, and frameworks stimulate sector growth
  • Discuss the current success of development plans and review how leading experts and thought leaders see the KSA market today
  • Assess how renewable energy programmes in KSA will create a pipeline for suppliers, service and solution providers

ACWA Power Dr Andrea Lovato VP & Head of Renewable Development ACWA Power

Desert Technologies Nabih Cherradi CTO Desert Technologies

Korean Development Bank Christian Ayres Co-Head EMEA Project Finance Korean Development Bank

Eversheds Sutherland Iwan Walters Partner Eversheds Sutherland

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Day 2:

Commercial and Industrial Markets / Captive Solar
Regulation, Opportunities and Markets
  • Outline the opportunities for commercial and industrial renewables development in respective to differing market conditions across the region
  • Assess existing regulation to present the case for future changes by policy makers supporting sector and economic growth
  • Explore different mechanisms for development, what comes after net metering for the supply chain

Yellow Door Energy Jeremy Crane CEO & Co-Founder Yellow Door Energy

Enerwhere Daniel Zywietz CEO & Founder Enerwhere

SirajPower Laurent Longuet CEO SirajPower

IHS Markit Josefin Berg Manager - Research & Analysis IHS Markit

Marc Norman Lawyer Convington & Burling LLP

Apricum Moritz Borgmann Partner Apricum

Relationships - Offtakers, Investors, Advisors and Developers

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) Jose L Blasco Managing Director - Asia Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV)

Market Focus, Discussion and Debate
Advancing Renewable Energy Technologies and Operating Strategies in MENA
Middle East - Jordan
  • Assess the opportunities for PV, CSP and wind in Jordan and prospects for further deployment in 2019
  • Review what’s next for the region following regulation changes in the first quarter of 2019

Alcazar Energy Daniel Calderon CEO Alcazar Energy


Middle East - Oman
  • Gain insight on the project progression with Oman's Amin PV IPP project and 2GW PV project
  • Evaluate the significance of petrouluem companies advancing Oman’s renewable energy development pipeline
  • Assess how future development in Oman will create a pipeline for suppliers, service and solution providers. 

Dii Cornelius Matthes Dii

Muscat Electricity Distribution Company Ali Juma Al Mashrafi Chief Operation Officer Muscat Electricity Distribution Company

CSP’s Role in the MENA Region
  • Review the role of CSP in the energy mix and discuss how can hybridisation of CSP with different technologies allow for a renewable 24/7 system
  • Assess existing opportunities for CSP development across the region - can the industry expand on successes in Morocco and UAE
  • Hear how leading CSP developers have accomplished financial close for record breaking projects
  • Evaluate where new substantial activity for CSP development will come from in the region to develop your pipeline

ACWA Power Driss Berraho Senior Manager Business Development ACWA Power

Empresarios Agrupados Xavier Lara Executive Director Empresarios Agrupados

BrightSource Energy Jayesh De Silva Business Development BrightSource Energy

Shanghai Electric Speaker TBC Shanghai Electric


Panel - Middle East - Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon
  • Assessment of Government procured and non-Government procured opportunities
  • Gain insight on Kuwait's progress with bids for Al-Didbidah Solar Park and commissioning of Shagaya CSP
  • Discuss the next steps for Lebanon following the 300MW of PV and energy storage bidding
  • Assess how renewable energy programmes from emerging markets will create a pipeline for suppliers, service and solution providers. 

Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait Ahmad Alazemi Private-Sector Projects Department Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait

Kuwait National Petroleum Company Sulaiman Fahad Altaneeb Projects Engineer Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Alternative Energy Project Co. Dr Hassan Qasem General Manager Alternative Energy Project Co.

CASE STUDY: The Molten Salt Receiver of the DEWA Solar Tower
  • Solar receiver supply overview
  • Solar receiver technical features
  • Main technical challenges

CMI Solar Jean-Michel WauteletCMI Solar

CASE STUDY: The future for PV plants - bifacial modules?

Speaker TBC

North Africa - Tunisia
  • Answer what’s in the pipeline for Tunisian renewable energy projects

Swicorp Iheb Triki Director - Private Equity Swicorp

CASE STUDY: Data Analytics in Renewable Energy Development

Speaker TBC

North Africa - Algeria
  • Analyse the upcoming tenders as part of Algeria’s renewable energy strategy
  • Understand the role of the newly formed Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energies to develop more solar and wind
  • Assess the risk profile of Algeria and how this will impact project development including local content requirement
Workforce Development and Local Content Requirements
  • Discuss approaches for the region in becoming a manufacturing hub and the future fruition of localised manufacturing
  • Analyse the traditional model for local content globally to best understand where a manufacturing hub in MENA will be
  • Investigate the risks associated with localised manufacturing for funding, will banks fund projects with equipment from the Middle East and North Africa?
  • Answer what is possible for solar, CSP and wind manufacturing and how this is going to be satisfied

NABCEP Timothee Neron-Bancel MEA Regional Manager The Economist Group Sr. Manager for Business Development NABCEP

Desert Technologies Nabih Cherradi CTO Desert Technologies

Sustainability and Low Carbon as Drivers for Change
  • Insight on the position of energy development as an enabler of socioeconomic transformation and a driver of climate objectives as called for in the Paris Agreement

United Nations Dr Richard Munang Regional Climate Change Coordinator United Nations

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2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • cmi
  • Extaneda
  • Masen


  • 247Solar

Knowledge Partners

  • Apricum
  • Dii

Financial Advisory Partner

  • Synergy

Supporting Partners

  • asa
  • BPVA
  • cebc
  • Egypt Energy Monitor
  • EIC
  • EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Green Gulf
  • Libya Monitor
  • mesia
  • ME Construction News
  • Solar Magazine

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