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The energy transition is a pathway into a secure, environmentally-friendly, and economically viable future. Germany has shown brave leadership in digitisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation of its energy sector in the last decade. Being a first mover among others, more than 40 % of its electricity is generated today by renewables. In the meantime, similar developments are being observed worldwide.

In the Arab world, the energy transition is even more challenging due to its rapidly rising consumption, for example due to increased cooling, salt water desalination and transportation demand. Large investments in the expansion of clean generation capacity have, thus, to be arranged. High efficiency gas power plants may serve as bridging technology in the transition toward ever cheaper renewable energy supply in the Arab countries.

As German, European and International stakeholders have already accumulated a lot of experience in this area and as their expertise is in high demand in the Arab world, there is an enormous business potential for companies engaged in the energy sector.

The leading question at the conference will be concentrated on ‘how will the regional energy markets migrate swiftly from where they stand today toward a lowest cost, emission free energy supply, leading to local jobs, prosperity and political stability?’

To further strengthen and expand the promising Arab-German-International business relations in the energy sector, both the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Dii Desert Energy, in cooperation with further German, Arab and International partners, are organising this Conference: ‘Energy Transition in the Arab World’. The venue brings together Ghorfa’s 10th Arab-German Energy Forum and Dii’s 10th Desert Energy Leadership Summit.

The event presents a great opportunity to exchange ideas with high-ranking public and private decision makers and to discuss latest trends, projects and cooperation opportunities with more than 300 experts of industry, politics and science.

The program will depart from a holistic vision on the energy transition and then dive into the practical aspects of the regional energy markets of the near future.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the event.

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

H.E. Dr. Peter Ramsauer
Federal Minister ret. / Chairman of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development / President of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Germany

Paul van Son
President & CEO, Dii Desert Energy, Germany / UAE

H.E. Dr. Mustapha Adib
Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon / Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps, Germany

Thomas Altmann
Vice President Innovation & Technology, ACWA Power, UAE

H.E. Mohammed Ghazali
Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment, Morocco

H.E. Andreas Feicht
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Energy Transition in the Arab World:
Experiences, Challenges and Outlook

Moderation:
Frank Wouters
Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, UAE

Keynote:
Mustapha Bakkoury
President, Masen, Morocco

Panelists:
Dietmar Siersdorfer
CEO, Siemens UAE and Middle East, UAE

Dr. Reinhold Achatz
Chief Technology Officer, thyssenkrupp AG, Germany

Said Elhadi
Chairman & CEO, NAREVA Holding, Morocco

Prof. Dr. Ad van Wijk
Professor, Technical University Delft (TU Delft), Netherlands

Rory O’Neill
Founder & CEO, EuropaGrid, Ireland

Eng. Suliman Al Sayyari
Board Member of National Energy Services Company (Tarshid) & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia

Speaker:
Paul van Son
President & CEO, Dii Desert Energy, Germany

Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Peter Ramsauer
Federal Minister ret. / Chairman of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development / President of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Germany

Peter Terium
Head of Energy Sector, NEOM, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Toepfer
Honorary Senior Fellow, IASS Institut for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Germany

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Energy Transition:
Towards a 100% Emission Free Energy System

Moderation:
Michael Wuennemann
General Manager Business Line Energy, Tractebel Engineering GmbH, Germany

Panelists:
Prof. Christian Breyer
Professor, LUT University, Finland
Why and how ‘100% Renewables’’

Manuel Kuehn
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Siemens Middle East, UAE

David Wortmann
Founder, DWR eco GmbH, Germany

Peter Stein
Member, German Parliament, Germany

H.E. Eng. Raad Al Haris
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Electricity & Energy, Prime Ministry, Iraq

Mohamed Al Dabbas
Senior Advisor, Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC), Jordan

Fred Wendt
Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers, Germany
Ellen von Zitzewitz
Deputy Director, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jochen Kreusel
SVP, Market Innovation Manager, ABB Power Grids, Germany

Transitions in the Energy Mix:
Oil & Gas – Innovative Technologies and Solutions

Moderation:
Dr. Murad M. Daghles
Partner, White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Germany

Panelists:
Ali Vezvaei
Global CEO, Ecolog International, UAE

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflueger
CEO, Pflüger International GmbH, Germany

Nabil Kafi
General Supervisor of Energy Activities, Sonelgaz, Algeria

Fabrizio Botta
Global Strategy, Commercial and Tendering Director, Saipem SpA, Italy

Dr. Peter Viebahn
Head Research Unit Sectors and Technologies, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Germany

  • Power Grid Capacity and Interconnections

Rory O’Neill
Founder & CEO, EuropaGrid, Ireland

  • Financing Renewable Energy Projects & Investments

Frank Beckers
Founder & Managing Partner, Symbulos Management Consultancy, UAE

Karoline Steinbacher
Managing Consultant, Navigant, Germany

  • Energy Storage

Dr. Alexandre Oudalov
Manager Power Systems of the Future, ABB Power Grids Business, Switzerland

Andrei Zschocke
Senior Business Development Manager, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, Germany

  • Green Molecules

Roland Kaeppner
Executive Director, NEOM, Saudi Arabia

  • Energy Efficiency & Building Technology

Mudhyan Khalid Almudhyan
Projects Developer, National Energy Services Company (Tarshid), Saudi Arabia

Alexis Gianniotis
Founder & CEO, Envirofina, UAE

  • Innovation, R&D and Education

Badr Ikken
Director General, IRESEN, Morocco

Selahattin Hakman
Chairman of the Steering Committee, SHURA Energy Transition Center, Turkey

  • A New Exciting Dawn for CSP Markets

Dr. Luis Crespo
President, Protermosolar, Spain

Oliver Baudson
Managing Director, TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH, Germany

  • Clean Energy Transition in the GCC Region: Opportunities for the EU

Frank Wouters
Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, UAE

Dr. Florian Klumpp
Network Industry Collaboration Coordinator, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, Germany

Gabriele Pinzone
Head of Power Plants, Tractebel Engineering GmbH, Germany

Speaker:
Cornelius Matthes
Senior Vice President, Dii Desert Energy, UAE

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

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Dietmar Siersdorfer

CEO, Siemens UAE and Middle East

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Mustapha Bakkoury

President, Masen, Morocco

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Ali Vezvaei

CEO, Ecolog International

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Paul van Son

President & CEO, Dii Desert Energy, Germany

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Paddy Padmanathan

CEO, ACWA Power, UAE

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Cornelius Matthes

Senior Vice President, Dii Desert Energy, UAE

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Toepfer

Honorary Senior Fellow, IASS Institut for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Germany

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Frank Wouters

Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

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Prof. Christian Breyer

Professor of Solar Economy, Lappeenranta University, Finland

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Pierre Samaties

Managing Director & CEO, Innogy Middle East

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Pierre Bernard

Chairman, Friends of Sustainable Grids (FOSG)

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Frank Beckers

Senior Banking Executive & Management Consultant, Member Dii Advisory Board, Symbulos Management Consultancy

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Roland Kaeppner

Head of Energy Storage & Hydrogen, NEOM

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Thomas Altmann

Vice President Innovation & Technology, Lead Dii Working Group Desalination, ACWA Power

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Ad van Wijk

Professor Future Energy Systems, Member Dii Advisory Board, TU Delft

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Fabrizio Botta

Head of Business Strategy E&C Onshore Division, Saipem, Italy

under the patronage of the

In Cooperation with

Platinum Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

with the kind support of

Media Partners

Energy Transition in the Arab World

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