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Solar Levant and GCC

Start Date:29 Nov 11 End Date:30 Nov 11

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With a view to moving forward renewable energy action plans and the development of the region’s solar power industry, the Arab Renewable Energy Commission is proud to announce the Solar Levant & GCC Congress in partnership with Green Power Conferences & the Jordanian Renewable Energy Society.

Held as part of the Arab Renewable Energy Congress & Exhibition, under the auspices of HRH Prince Assem bin Nayef and attended by ministers and governmental representatives from across the region, Solar Levant & GCC will serve as a business to business forum to connect those wishing to play a role in the region’s burgeoning solar market.


Highlights of the official solar congress of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission:

•High ministerial attendance from across Jordan and the Arab region: clarify and influence policy developments
•Update from Saudi Electric Company on how Saudi’s IPP model can be adapted for the Kingdom’s first solar tender
•Ghaleb Maabreh, NEPCO’s Managing Director presents the Jordanian utility’s vision on integrating solar in to the grid
•CSP, CPV and PV experts debate the suitability of different technologies for the region’s energy needs
•Solar pioneers discuss the region’s first case studies: what challenges have been met with project development and how has the technology fared?
•Country by country focus across the GCC: local stakeholders give an insiders view on the opportunities and challenges in different markets
•Diverse investor panel discussing the appetite for and mechanisms required to fund the development of solar projects in the Arab region
•Interactive debate on how to establish a sustainable solar industry and supply chain across the Levant & GCC

Key speakers at the Solar Levant & GCC congress include:

H.E. Khalid Toukan, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
H.E. Yahia Al Kasbi, Minister of Public Works & Housing, Jordan
H.E. Taher Shakhshir, Minister of Environment, Jordan
H.E. Saleh Rusheidat, Secretary General, Arab Renewable Energy Commission, Jordan
Ghaleb Maabreh, Managing Director, National Electric Power Company, Jordan
Eng Hamed Al-Sagga, Manager, Transmission Regulation Department, Saudi Electric Company, Saudi Arabia
Mehmet Bicer, Deputy General Manager, Ministry of Energy Electricity Generation Co, (EUAS), Turkey
Omran Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer, Green Gulf, Qatar
Hanna Zaghloul, Chief Executive Officer, Kawar Energy, Jordan
Daniel Pons Strigari - International Business Development, Abengoa Solar, Spain
Samer Zureikat, Founder, MENA Cleantech, Germany
Reda Char, AcwaPower, Saudi Arabia
Shukri Bosheh, Millennium Energy Industries, Jordan
Richard Palmer, Advisor, Structured Finance and Capital markets, Mubadala Development, UAE
Shihab Kuran, Founder, Petra Solar, USA
Ennis Rimawi, Managing Partner, Catalyst Private Equity, Jordan
Hari Chandra, Head of CEEMEA Power, Utilities and Renewables Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UK
Bassem Farradj, Chairman, Amman Chamber of Commerce, Jordan
Prof Waheeb Al Naser, Bahrain University, Bahrain
Mohammad Al T’aani, General Manager, Jordanian Society for Renewable Energy & General Manager, Arab Renewable Energy Committee, Jordan


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