Focus points of the 2nd BGS Solar Summit

Among the confirmed participants


Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Federal Chamber Of Commerce and Industry of Burundi (CFCIB)
PVTECH
 Arthur Energy Technology Limited
247Solar Inc.
3E Power
ACCESS SA
Ada Solar Energy Ltd.
AEP Photovoltaique
African Development Bank
Afritec Sarl
Agriculture Extension and training Agency
ALER
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company/SKTM (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
ALKIMIA
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH
Alsa Solar Systems LLC
Amsoj Radiant Systems Limited
Analyse Africa
Ariya Capital Group
Armorgreen
AROS Solar
Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd
ATER
Auxano Solar Nig Ltd
AZOLIS
BAE Batterien Gmbh
Bilek Renewable Energy BRE
Canadian Solar
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Chambre Syndicale des Intégrateurs en Photovoltaïque (CSPV)
Cloud Energy Photoelectric limited
Condor Electronics
DBG-Solar & Finance
Development Bank of Ethiopia
Djibouti Solar Industry Association DSIA
DOE Integrated Models Limited
E24
ecoligo GmbH
Ecosun Innovations
ELECSA TN
Electricity and Gas  Engineering Company (CEEG), Algeria
Electro Rapide
Enerparc
Enerray
EREN Renewables
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
FINERGREEN
FMO
FUNAE - Energy Fund
GenSun SAS
GIZ
Green for Growth Fund
Greenwish Partners
HIS Renewables Gmbh
Huawei Digital Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd
JCM Power
Jinko Solar
Juwi Renewable Energies
Kaco new energy GmbH
Kemtecnia S.L.
KfW - DEG
Kipp & Zonen
Looop Inc.
MASEN
Metaloumin S.A.
Middle East Solar Industry Association - MESIA
Ministry of Electricity, Iraq
Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Djibouti
Ministry of Energy, Algreia
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Ministry of Power, Ghana
New Southern Energy
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Norfund
Nvision.Energy
Pawame
Phelan Energy Group
Power Trust Uganda Limited
Prime Energy Cleantech SA
PRODIEL
Proparco
PUK Solar Industry and Trade Inc.
RBA Solar Ltd.
REFU Elektronik GmbH
RENERG (R) Ltd.
Renewable Energy Partner
Riello UPS \ AROS Solar Technology
Rubitec Nigeria Limited
SACEM Group
Sater Solar
Sates Energy
SES
Shurook Organization
SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH
Solar Eco Systems
Solar Power Egypt
SOLARCUBO
Soliwind
Soltigua
Spectra
STI Norland
SunSol
Sunway Engineering
Surana Solar Limited
Swicorp Company
Syndicat des energies renouvelables (SER)
Talesun Solar
TECHNO SYSTEMS
TESVOLT GmbH
Trina Solar
Tritech Group
Trojan Battery Company
Tunisian British Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS PROGRAM

DAY 1
Welcome coffee-break (08:00 - 08:50)
OPENING SPEECH (08:50 - 09:30)
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H.E. Khaled Kaddour
Minister of Energy, Mines
and Renewable Energy of Tunisia


Topic: Energy Transition in Tunisia
Recently appointed Minister H.E. Mr. Khaled Kaddour will open the Summit with the Keynote Speech, share his views on the future of Tunisian Energy landscape and the role of renewables in it. Of course, including first results and challenges faced by the renewable power generation programme, which aims to develop 1,000 MW (650 MW of solar and 350 MW of wind) of renewable power capacity during the 2017-2020 period.

PLENARY SESSION. DEVELOPMENT OF TUNISIAN SOLAR MARKET (09:30 - 10:30)

       
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Arne Schweinfurth
Head of Energy Projects
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Topic: Solar Market development in Tunisia
The German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) is particularly active in the promotion of renewable energies in the country, with a focus on developing the solar market. It provides advice on appropriate policy frameworks, provides specialist training and takes measures to improve investment conditions. Also, GIZ and Tunisia’s National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) have recently launched the plan Développement du Marché Solaire en Tunisie (DMS), which aims at promoting solar solutions among local small and medium-sized enterprises.
Coffee-break (10:00 - 11:00)
NORTH AFRICA STREAM (11:00 - 13:00)
MARKET OUTLOOK & WORD FROM GOVERNMENTS (11:00 - 11:50)
11:00 - 11:25
Chahar Boulakhras
Chief Executive Officer
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company/SKTM (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
National Program for Renewable Energies
11:25 - 11:50
Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation and Partnership
MASEN
Key success factors for the development of renewable energy projects in Africa
FINANCIERS' PANEL DISCUSSION (11:50 - 13:00)
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Topic to be confirmed
Engin Yaman
General Manager Middle East and Africa
Talesun Solar
Topic to be confirmed
Céline Brochard
Senior Investment Officer
Green for Growth Fund
Topic to be confirmed
Yazid Safir
Regional Representative North Africa
Proparco
Proparco's record and strategy in North Africa
Aurélien Boyer
Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Financing renewable energy in North Africa: IFC’s experience
Antoine Sallé de Chou
Head of Tunisia
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Project financing in North Africa - financers' perspectives
EAST AFRICA STREAM (11:00 - 13:00)
MARKET OUTLOOK & WORD FROM GOVERNMENTS (11:00 - 11:50)
11:00 - 11:25
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Program Officer (Power Africa)
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
Acquiring a suitable PV site in Uganda:Challenges and Opportunities
11:25 - 11:50
Gouled Mohamed
Director of Energy
Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Djibouti
Energy Potential in Djibouti. Ongoing and future projects' outlook
FINANCIERS' PANEL DISCUSSION (11:50 - 13:00)
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
KfW - DEG
East African IPP Markets: Overall positive track-record
Kathleen Jean-Pierre
Solar Investment Associate
CrossBoundary Energy
The Potential of Distributed Solar as a part of Africa's energy mix
Nico Tyabji
Director of Strategic Partnerships
SunFunder
Topic to be confirmed
Lunch (13:00 - 14:00)
CASE STUDIES - DELIVERING PV PROJECTS IN MEA (14:00 - 15:10)
14:00 - 14:25
Soichiro Nakamura
President
Looop Inc.
Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Looop's Solar Sharing for Power Generation and Agriculture
14:25 - 14:50
Barton Shasha
Business Development Manager Africa
ib vogt GmbH
Successful market entry in Egypt´s emerging PV market
14:50 - 15:10
Morten Langsholdt
VP Project Development
Scatec Solar
Generating and capturing PV value in emerging markets
ENERGY STORAGE IS A GAME-CHANGER (15:10 - 16:00)
15:10 - 15:35
Felicity Jones
Partner
Everoze Partners Limited
Why you should be considering large-scale solar-storage
15:35 - 16:00
Stefan Ailler
Senior Key Account Manager Afriсa
TESVOLT GmbH
Added Value of Energy Storage Systems in OFF-Grid, Hybrid and ON-Grid Systems
Coffee-break (16:00 - 16:30)
SERVICES AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR MEA SOLAR MARKET (16:30 - 17:45)
16:30 - 16:55
Robert Pfatischer
Managing Director
Meteocontrol GmbH
Professional monitoring - the Bankable Basis for your PV System
16:5 - 17:20
Bruce Norman Anderson
CEO
247Solar Inc.
3rd Generation 24/7 Solar Tailored to the MENA Region
17:20 - 17:45
Jörg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
Mitigating risks of solar arrays in emerging markets, technical and technology risk assessment and costs associated with the major degradation issues observed in the field
GALA DINNER
DAY 2
Coffee-break (08:30 - 09:00)
INVERTERS AND MODULES FOR MEA SOLAR MARKET (09:00 - 11:00)
09:00 - 09:30
Henner Funk
Director Technical Sales
REFU Elektronik GmbH
Centralized String Inverter System Design – Benefits and New Concepts
09:30 - 10:00
Boualem Benelfoul
Key Account Manager MENA
Kaco new energy GmbH
Central power string solution using 1500 V inverters (blueplanet 125 TL3- 125 kVA)
10:00 - 10:30
Nikos Kostantinias
Chief Technical Consultant
Suntech Power Trading FZE
Suntech’s advanced technology in the new era of photovoltaics
10:30 - 11:00
Karim Asali
Technical Director Europe&Africa
First Solar
First Solar’s Thin Film technology advantage for African climate
Coffee-break (11:00 - 11:30)
MIDDLE EAST STREAM (11:30 - 14:00)
MENA MARKET OUTLOOK - JORDAN, PALESTINE, IRAN (11:30 - 13:00)
11:30 - 11:55
Fadi Marji
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
Elements of Renewable Energy Strategy for Jordan and the GCC
11:55 - 12:20
Fadi Bkirat
President
Palestinian Global Energy and Environment Center (CEEP)
Energy and Environment in Palestine
12:20 - 12:40
Dr. Mohammad Satkin
Chairman
Iran Energy Association
Iranian Solar market Feed in Tariff Program
12:40 - 13:00
Amin Vaghei
Global Business Development Director at Pars Pouya Holding
Iran Power & Water Equipment & Services Export Company (SUNIR)
Role of EPC in Iranian Solar Market
PROJECT FINANCING IN MIDDLE EAST (13:10 - 14:00)
13:10 - 13:25
Iheb Triki
Vice President
Swicorp Company
Private Equity and Renewable Energy
13:25 - 13:40
David Short
Managing Director
Sustainable Investing Solutions Ltd.
Topic to be confirmed
13:40 - 14:00
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Introduction of CMCF and the Jordan Experience
WEST AFRICA STREAM (11:30 - 14:00)
FINANCERS' PANEL DISCUSSION (11:30 - 12:30)
Michel Scheepens
Senior Investment Officer
FMO
Reducing timelines in financing solar projects
Florian Cammas
Associate
FINERGREEN
Topic to be confirmed
MARKET OUTLOOK & WORD FROM GOVERNMENTS (12:30 - 14:00)
12:30 - 13:00
William Owuraku Aidoo
Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Policies and Initiative for Renewable Energy Development in Ghana
13:00 - 13:30
Todéman Flinso Assan
Director of New & Renewable Energy
New & Renewable Energy Ministry of Energy, Benin
Access to energy and opportunities for renewable energies in Benin
Lunch (14:00 - 15:00)
PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS FOR C&I SOLAR IN MEA (15:00 - 16:30)
15:00 - 15:30
Greg Austin
Managing Director
Juwi Renewable Energies
Hybrid Solar PV power supply: an opportunity for industrial energisation in sub-Saharan Africa
15:30 - 16:00
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
C&I Solar for Emerging&Frontier Markets
16:00 - 16:30
Hatem Hamam
Senior Sales Manager&Team Leader, MENA
Canadian Solar
Best practices and new technology for C&I PV sector
Coffee-break (16:30 - 17:00)

AMONG THE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Khaled Kaddour
Khaled Kaddour
Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Kevin Sara
Kevin Sara
CEO
TuNur Ltd.
Gabriel de Lastours
Gabriel de Lastours
Senior Banker
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Chahar Boulakhras
Chahar Boulakhras
Chief Executive Officer
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company/SKTM (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
Robert Pfatischer
Robert Pfatischer
Managing Director
Meteocontrol GmbH
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Michel Scheepens
Michel Scheepens
Senior Investment Officer
FMO
Jörg Althaus
Jörg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
David Short
David Short
Managing Director
Sustainable Investing Solutions Ltd.
William Owuraku Aidoo
William Owuraku Aidoo
Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Eric Kaleja
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
KfW - DEG
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
CEO
Greenwish Partners
Matthew Tilleard
Matthew Tilleard
Managing Partner
CrossBoundary Energy
Yazid Safir
Yazid Safir
Regional Representative North Africa
Proparco
Pascal Brancart
Pascal Brancart
Head of Africa
JCM Power
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Program Officer (Power Africa)
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
Fadi Marji
Fadi Marji
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
Sebastian Noethlichs
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
Fadi Bkirat
Fadi Bkirat
President
Palestinian Global Energy and Environment Center (CEEP)
Bjørnar Baugerud
Bjørnar Baugerud
Investment Director
Norfund
Hesham Elmagouz
Hesham Elmagouz
Manager of Renewable Energies in West of Libya
General Electricity Company Of Libya
Ahmed Zakaria
Ahmed Zakaria
Project Engineer and Business Developer
Enerparc
Ali Zerouali
Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation and Partnership
MASEN
Amin Vaghei
Amin Vaghei
Global Business Development Director at Pars Pouya Holding
Iran Power & Water Equipment & Services Export Company (SUNIR)
Antoine Sallé de Chou
Antoine Sallé de Chou
Head of Tunisia
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Aurélien Boyer
Aurélien Boyer
Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Barton Shasha
Barton Shasha
Business Development Manager Africa
ib vogt GmbH
Boualem Benelfoul
Boualem Benelfoul
Key Account Manager MENA
Kaco new energy GmbH
Bruce Norman Anderson
Bruce Norman Anderson
CEO
247Solar Inc.
Caroline Boone
Caroline Boone
Associate
FINERGREEN
Damien Ricordeau
Damien Ricordeau
CEO & Founder
FINERGREEN
Daniel Nordås
Daniel Nordås
PM LNGreen II
DNV GL
Dario Danelutti
Dario Danelutti
Managing Director
Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH
Engin Yaman
Engin Yaman
General Manager Middle East and Africa
Talesun Solar
Ennis Rimawi
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
Partner
Everoze Partners Limited
Gouled Mohamed
Gouled Mohamed
Director of Energy
Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Djibouti
Greg Austin
Greg Austin
Managing Director
Juwi Renewable Energies
Hatem Hamam
Hatem Hamam
Senior Sales Manager&Team Leader, MENA
Canadian Solar
Henner Funk
Henner Funk
Director Technical Sales
REFU Elektronik GmbH
Iheb Triki
Iheb Triki
Vice President
Swicorp Company
Jornal Rodrigues
Jornal Rodrigues
Head of Solar Projects
FUNAE - Energy Fund
Karim Asali
Karim Asali
Technical Director Europe&Africa
First Solar
Kathleen Jean-Pierre
Kathleen Jean-Pierre
Solar Investment Associate
CrossBoundary Energy
Michel Erbs
Managing Director
GenSun SAS
Morten Langsholdt
Morten Langsholdt
VP Project Development
Scatec Solar
Nico Tyabji
Nico Tyabji
Director of Strategic Partnerships
SunFunder
Soichiro Nakamura
Soichiro Nakamura
President
Looop Inc.
Stefan Ailler
Stefan Ailler
Senior Key Account Manager Afriсa
TESVOLT GmbH
Thulebona Nxumalo
Thulebona Nxumalo
Executive Manager in Piped Gas Division
NERSA
Todéman Flinso Assan
Todéman Flinso Assan
Director of New & Renewable Energy
New & Renewable Energy Ministry of Energy, Benin

"I must say that BGS Solar Summit has been organized really well, starting from my trip arrangements and communication with the Organizing team – everything was very professional. Myself, I look for events that not only I add value to, but also that add value to me and I have to say that I learnt a lot by being here – the speakers and delegates are very informed. Very big “thank you” to the Organizers."

"The event was nicely done and I congratulate BGS Team for doing such a great event. The things we liked the best were the pre-organized b2b-meetings – they were very helpful"

Ankit Kanchal, Director – Commercial at Enrich Energy

"It’s a great opportunity for networking with people from Iran, Iraq etc. which is hard to manage from our office in Germany. And I really appreciate the work done by BGS Group."

Jörg Althaus, Business Field Manager Solar Energy at TÜV Rheinland

"It is a very successful Summit – there are a lot of people from different regions, different continents in one place and the Business Program is also very interesting."

Josefin Berg, Senior Analyst at IHS Markit

"We arrived this morning and already had several conversations with people who know our products and our brand, so BGS Solar Summit is quiet positive for us and I’m confident that tomorrow will be the same."

Kamal Sаbra, Sales Office Director at Kipp & Zonen

"Middle East is definitely the region where we will focus in the future. Now it’s an excellent time for us, projects are coming up and we provide our clients with full spectrum of services. So, I’d be glad to participate next year in Tunisia!"

Nikolai Dobrott, Founder and Managing Partner at Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory

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