UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENERGY & INDUSTRY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

26 - 29 November 2018 11:00 - 19:00 DAILY

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE, ZA'ABEEL HALL 6

Global Solar Leaders' Summit

09:30 - 10:00
10:05 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:15

Speaker:

Rania Ali 

Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter - Middle East Region

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10:15 - 10:30

H. E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary

Ministry Of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

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10:30 - 10:40
10:40 - 10:55
  • Solar will become ubiquitous and transform the energy landscape of MENA
  • Digitalization of solar and the twin energy and AI-Blockchain revolutions are sources of economic diversification and growth drivers for the GCC
  • New Energy and New Economy need New Finance. Policy makers need to implement policies to facilitate private sector participation in new energy and its digitalization. New sources and instruments will be required to finance the new energy landscape. Need to de-risk the banking sector exposure to fossil fuel assets

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Speaker:

His Excellency Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman

Clean Energy Business Council

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10:55 - 11:10

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Speaker:

Ali Mohammed Al Jassim, CEO

Etihad ESCO

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11:10 - 12:00
  • Special focus, project updates, solar trends and update on the following countries:
    • Kuwait
    • Morocco
    • Saudi Arabia
    • U.A.E.
  • Ultimately, what do regional governments see as the main priorities in driving solar power market growth and what initiatives are they putting in place to achieve this?
  • What are the main challenges facing the region in terms of infrastructure limitations, grid integration, investment, contextual frameworks of the new tenders and financing and how can these be overcome?
  • What are the insights on the status of regulatory frameworks for grid connection of renewables, technical regulations, and economic regulations such as net metering, FiTs and wheeling?
  • How has the 2.34 US$ cents per kWh pricing affected not only regional but global markets and what is a sustainable benchmark for solar tariffs and pricing? Are margins strong enough to support R&D, CSR, technology-transfer and sustainable businesses more generally?
  • How has this pricing impacted the perception of solar power as a mainstream, sustainable energy source as well as the perception of the MENA region’s position in the global solar market?

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speaker(s):

Eng. Basim Al Musallam, Senior Specialist Engineer, Section Head

Design & Supervision Department, Technical Services and Main Workshops Sector, Ministry of Electricity & Water – Kuwait

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Paddy Padmanathan, CEO

ACWA Power

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Obaid Amrane, Member of the Management Board

Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

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Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Executive Director

Masdar Clean Energy

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Moderator:

Belén Gallego, Co - Founder & CEO

ATA Insights

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12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
  • What is the link between environment sustainability and renewable energy?
  • How will access to clean and sustainable energy help achieve poverty alleviation and improved well-being?
  • Driving sustainable economic growth using renewable energy.

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Speaker:

Rabia Ferroukhi, Head of Policy Unit and Deputy Director – Knowledge, Policy and Finance

International Renewable EnergyAgency (IRENA)

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12:45 - 13:00
  • A summary of finance options & mechanisms
  • Market dynamics & trends 
  • What does the future hold

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Speaker:

Ivano Ianelli, CEO

Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

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13:00 - 13:45
  • Making Energy Storage more economical viable
  • How to add value to existing or upcoming solar PV projects
  • How to capitalize on falling LCOEs 
  • To evaluate different business models already available in different places that make PV+ battery storage work.
  • Possible revenue streams for co-located PV + Battery storage projects
  • Assessment of improved economics of a PV plant, integrated with battery storage

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speaker(s):

Ray Noble - MBE - C Eng, Advisor

UK Government

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Vikas Bansal, Head - International Business Development, Solar Vertical

Sterling and Wilson Pvt. Ltd.

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Tommaso Capietti, General Manager and Co-Founder

SIEL Middle East LLC

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Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Energy, Middle East & Africa

DNV GL - Energy

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Rabih Baroud, Sales Director

SMA Solar Technology

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Moderator:

Iwan Walters, Partner

Eversheds Sutherland

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13:45 - 14:35
14:45 - 15:30
  • What is the overall outlook for the BIPV (Building Integrated PV) market?
  • What is BAPV (Building Applied PV) and when should BAPV be considered over BIPV?
  • What legislative, financials or technological changes need to be made by construction industry stakeholders to enable massive-scale deployment of BIPV?
  • Best practices of architectural designs of BIPV
  • How can collaboration between the Building and PV sectors be fostered in order to stimulate innovation in BIPV?
  • What are the new innovations in BIPV?

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speaker(s):

Jan Kiel, Managing Director

Heliatek GmbH

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Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice-President, Operations & Development

Swiss-Belhotel International

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Anoop Babu, Head of Renewable Energy- Distributed Systems

intec GOPA - International Energy Consultants GmbH

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Minjian Hu, CEO

Hanergy Middle East Limited

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Moderator:

Belén Gallego, Co - Founder & CEO

ATA Insights

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15:30 - 15:45
  • Will CSP outcompete the fossil fuel-based technologies? Which country in the regionally and globally is expected to take advantage of this first?
  • How will the costs of a 24-hour solar energy-based electricity differ from the current costs of grid connected electricity?
  • Is 24/7 solar is possible only in centralized grid systems and/or minigrids and off grid systems?
  • What are the challenges that face such a system? What steps need to be taken to realize a sustainable solar-powered future?

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Speaker:

Ray Noble - MBE - C Eng, Advisor

UK Government

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15:45 - 16:30
  • How will artificial intelligence change the solar industry?
  • Clean disruption – Discussing sustainable mobility and the latest advancements in electric cars
  • How to manage data and extract further energy efficiency? What cybersecurity issues could solar devices face? What prevention measures should be taken?
  • What is blockchain and why does this technology matter to solar? What are the potential applications of blockchain technologies to help advance solar energy?
  • Why does blockchain and cryptocurrencies matter for solar?
  • What is Floating PV? How practically implementable is it? And what are its application?

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speaker(s):

Mhairi Main-Garcia, Partner

Dentons

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Sami Khoreibi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Environmena Power Systems

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Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Managing Director

Clean Energy Business Council

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Rabih Bou Rashid, Managing Director

Falcon Eye Drones

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Pierre Samaties, Managing Partner & CEO

innogy International Middle East

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Moderator:

Belén Gallego, Co - Founder & CEO

ATA Insights

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16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:15
  • Scaling up clean energy and energy efficiency  projects in the emirate to achieve DIES 2030 targets
  • Strong commitment to the overall energy strategy and targeted saving 2030 with higher focus DSM 8 programs and renewable energy

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Speaker:

Faisal Rashid, Director- Demand Side Management

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

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17:15 - 18:00
  • How to engineer alternative capital structures to drive distributed energy development in markets that don’t have easy access to conventional project finance?
  • What is the role of development banks and private equity?
  • Discussing Feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) and emerging business models for solar including Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, Private PPA’s, The lease-to-own model
  • Delving into alternative and innovative financing models for solar - project finance – PPA’s, lease, loan, refinancing and crowd funding. Which model is best suited where?
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies
  • Future opportunities: What do our panel of experts see as the next big opportunity for solar power?

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speakers:

José Luis Blasco, Managing Director, Asia

FRV (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures)

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Gus Schellekens, Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS)

Ernst & Young

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Laurent Longuet, Director

Siraj Power

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Stelios Antellis, Head

Suntech Power Trading

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Fadi Marji, General Manager Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Izzat Marji Group

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Moderator:

Belén Gallego, Co - Founder & CEO

ATA Insights

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18:00 - 18:45
  • What are the opportunities and potential for micro grids in the region? How soon will these new business models thrive – and who will be in the driver's seat?
  • A closer look into the growing need and popularity of hybrids and mini-grids
  • How will the Shams Dubai in the lead up to Expo 2020 change the industry?
  • What are the next steps to accelerate distributed generation and facilitate market growth?

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Speakers:

Ali Mohammed Al Jassim, CEO

Etihad ESCO

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Dr. Nabih Cherradi, CTO

Desert Technologies

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Gulnara Abdullina, General Manager Africa and Middle East

Jinko Solar Co. Ltd.

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Tiago Alves, CEO

Sunew Filmes

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Vivek Chaturvedi, Regional Business Director - Solar

DSM India, Middle East & Africa

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Moderator:

Gurmeet Kaur, Partner

Pinsent Masons LLP

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18:45 - 18:45

Speaker:

Rania Ali 

Public Speaker, TV and Events Presenter - Middle East Region

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18:45 - 19:00
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