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Session Details

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Hall

Dubai World Trend Centre - Za'abeel Halls 1

Room

Conference Area

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Opening Session: Middle East and Solar: Status Quo

12:00 pm
12:05 pm

Welcome Note from the Organizer

12:05 pm
12:10 pm

Welcome and Introduction

12:10 pm
12:25 pm

Welcome Note

12:25 pm
12:40 pm

Saudi Arabia - What's New in Solar?

12:40 pm
12:55 pm

UAE Catalyzing Solar Innovation in the MENA Region

  • Yousif Al Ali
    Director, Business Growth at the Clean Energy Division of Masdar, UAE

12:55 pm
01:10 pm

Are Solar Markets in the Middle East Finally Ready to Take Off?

01:10 pm
01:30 pm

Q&A Round

Speakers

Dr. Florian Wessendorf
Dr. Florian Wessendorf
Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH, Germany
 Hisham Wyne
Hisham Wyne
Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer (invited)
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer (invited)
CEO & Managing Director, DEWA, UAE (invited)
 Paddy Padmanathan
Paddy Padmanathan
CEO & President, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia
 Yousif Al Ali
Yousif Al Ali
Director, Business Growth at the Clean Energy Division of Masdar, UAE
 Benjamin Attia
Benjamin Attia
Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, U.S.

Summary

Photovoltaic technology is booming and is making its mark across the globe as a cost-effective source of energy. This comes at a time when digitalization is revolutionizing the business of trading and selling energy with blockchain technology. The kick-off session of the conference with prominent figures from the industry will explore the driving forces behind the solar boom and the role played by the MENA region. Experienced and renowned experts will also show what effects the globally changing energy industry may have on the United Arab Emirates.