Renewables Conference

The two-day free to attend event will run alongside the MEE conference and  provide concentrated insights into the transformative dynamics of renewable energies around the world. Among other aspects, the event will emphasize how various technologies can produce synergies and, in turn, create an integrated energy system. The conference is specifically designed for visitors who want a comprehensive overview of the global energy transition and its potential benefits for their company, all condensed into just two days.

Co-delivered by

11:00 - 11:10 

Welcome and Introduction
Hisham Wyne, Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE

11:10 - 11:20 

Welcome Note
Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH, Germany

11:20 - 12:00

More speakers to be announced

The Middle East and the Emission-Free Technology Mix

12:00 - 12:05

Welcome and Introduction
Hisham Wyne, Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE

12:05 - 12:25

Title to be announced
Silvia Macri, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit, Italy

12:25 - 12:45

The Emission-Free Technology Mix and UAE Achievements
Mona Ghalayini, President-CEO, Ghalayini for Trade & Turnkey-GTTK, Lebanon

12:45 - 13:05

Sand Storm Erosion and Cleaning Abrasion of PV Modules in Arid Climates
Joseph Nader, Division Manager, TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, Germany

13:05 - 13:25

Speakers to be announced 

13:25 - 13:30


Panel Discusssion: Identifying Market Leaders and Trends by Segments

15:00 - 15:05

Welcome and Introduction
Hisham Wyne, Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE

15:05 - 16:35

Panel Discussion

Benjamin Attia, Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, U.S.
Nick Carter, Convener for EU-GCC Clean Energy Network, Senior Advisor to PwC, PWC Middle East, United Kingdom
Jenny Chase, Manager, Solar Insight, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Switzerland
Omar Sadder, Regional Development Manager, Yellow Door Energy, United Arab Emirates

16:35 - 17:00



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Energy Storage Game-Changers: Markets, Technologies, and Business Models

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome and Introduction
Hisham Wyne, Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE

10:35 - 10:55

Energy Storage: The Holy Grail of All Emerging Energy Technologies
Markus Hoehner, CEO, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance - IBESA, Germany

10:55 - 11:15

Are Supply Chain and Partnerships more Important than the Battery Technology Itself?
Gauthier Dupont, Director Power Business Batteries, NGK Europe GmbH, Germany

11:15 - 11:35

Latest Developments of Solar & Energy Storage in Dubai
Taher Diab, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning / Secretary General of Emirates Energy Award, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, United Arab Emirates

11:35 - 11:55

Speaker to be announced

11:55 - 12:00


Innovation Ahead: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, and Smart Grid Solutions

13:00 - 13:05

Welcome and Introduction
Hisham Wyne, Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE

13:35 - 13:55

Speaker to be announced

13:55 - 14:15

Integration of Significant Renewables in the Grid - Implications for Fossil Assets in the Energy Transition
Doug Waters, Director of Energy Services - Global, Uniper Energy Services, United Kingdom

14:15 - 14:35

Smart Grids: Key Enabler for the Energy Transition
Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Clean Energy Technology Key Expert, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, Morocco

14:35 - 14:55

The ASC Technology: The First Medium to Small Size CSP with Storage for 24/7 Operation
Prof. Dr. Ayman Al-Maaitah, Managing Director, Wahaj Solar, United Arab Emirates

14:55 - 15:15

Disruptive Technologies, Bifacial Modules and its Potential in the UAE
Daniel Barandalla, Senior Solar Project Manager, UL Renewables, Spain

15:15 - 15:30


Saudi Arabia: Ambitious Plans for a Renewable-Focused Future

15:30 - 15:35

Welcome and Introduction
Hisham Wyne, Chief Content Creator, HWM, UAE

15:35 - 15:55

Maximizing the Green Investment Potential in KSA
Turki Al Sheri, CEO, ENGIE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

15:55 - 16:15

Saudi Arabia Energy Transition: Investment Opportunities towards Sustainable Future
Abdulrahman Alsayari, Business Development Analyst (Energy Sector), Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

16:15 - 16:35

Innovative PV Technology for Increasingly Competitive Projects
Dareen Ayyad, Business Development Manager Middle East, Jinko Solar, Saudi Arabia

16:35 - 16:55

Speaker to be announced

16:55 - 17:00



N.B - Agenda subject to change

Renewables Theatre
Thursday 5th March
11:30 - 12:30

A focus on private sector opportunities in Africa’s solar energy markets 

The solar market is expected to deliver a variety of major projects over the next 10 years in Africa alone. 

This panel will comprise leading stakeholders, responsible for growing, developing and facilitating the rapid expansion of the solar sector across Africa.

Opportunities range from large-scale grid-connected projects to off-grid solar home systems, through to hybrid systems (including diesel and storage) to solar water pumping, solar stoves or solar water heaters.

The session will provide attendees with the following:

  • An overview of the African market (trends, analysis & forecasts
  • Case studies on 2-3 markets of particular current interest
  • Procurement and development strategies understood
  • Advice and need to know information for those who wish to enter the market


Moderator: Iwan Walters, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland & Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council
John Frederick van Zuylen, Founder, AFSIA
Basma Bentaher, Director of Project Development, AMEA Power
Macky Sullivan, Senior Associate (Corporate, Finance & Investments), King & Spalding
Alessandro Ortu, Head of Project Development, Phanes Group


N.B - Agenda subject to change