Topics and challenges to be discussed at the 2nd BGS Solar Summit

BUSINESS PROGRAM

DAY 1
PLENARY SESSION. SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TUNISIAN SOLAR MARKET

Keynote speech by Mrs. Hela Cheikhrouhou
Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy of Tunisia  
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The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies of Tunisia has launched the first phase of 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 over the 2017-2020 period. The plenary session will unveil the details and first results and, of course, first challenges of this initiative.


NORTH AFRICA STREAM
SESSION 1. STATE-BY-STATE OVERVIEW: ALGERIA, EGYPT, MOROCCO
TBC
Ministry of Energy
Ministry of Energy, Algreia
Topic to be confirmed
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
EAST AFRICA STREAM
SESSION 1. COUNTRIES’ PV LANDSCAPE. WHAT REFORMS ARE NEEDED TO REDUCE THE TIMELINES, COST AND RISKS OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT?
Vahid Fotuhi
Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power
Top 3 growth markets in East Africa
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Program Officer (Power Africa)
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
On-Grid, SHS and Mini-Grids – Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda
TBC
Zimbabwe Energy Council
Zimbabwe Energy Council
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Coffee-break
SESSION 2. PANEL DEBATE: PROJECT FINANCING IN NORTH AFRICA - FINANCIERS’ PERSPECTIVES
Yazid Safir
Regional Representative North Africa
Proparco
Topic to be confirmed
Julien Mauduit
Senior Banker, Power & Energy Utilities
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Project financing in North Africa - financers' perspectives
Massimiliano Vernaleone
Head of international business development
Phelan Energy Group
Solar LCOE
TBC
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Topic to be confirmed
SESSION 2. PANEL DEBATE: PROJECT FINANCING IN EAST AFRICA
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
KfW - DEG
Topic to be confirmed
TBC
USAID | Power Africa
Topic to be confirmed
TBC
African Development Bank
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
CASE STUDY ON SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
Jörg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
Topic to be confirmed
CASE STUDY ON SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
PANEL DE DISCUSSION: FINANCEMENT DES PROJETS EN AFRIQUE DU NORD – PERSPECTIVES DES FINANCIERS
Lunch
O&M AND AM IN MENA
Marco Alves
Global Director O&M/Service Business
Martifer Solar
O&M Bankability and business modelling
Valerio Pelizzi
Director of Asset Management EMEA
Canadian Solar
Asset Management
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
C&I OPPORTUNITIES IN SSA
Matthew Tilleard
Managing Partner
CrossBoundary Energy
Topic to be confirmed
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
C&I Solar for E&F Markets
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
GALA DINNER
DAY 2
MIDDLE EAST STREAM
SESSION 1. CURRENT STATUS OF SOLAR IN MIDDLE EAST - WORD FROM THE GOVERNMENTS
Kassim Mohammed Ali Alani
Asst. Director General Planning and Studies Office
Ministry of Electricity, Iraq
Promising future for solar energy in Iraq
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Assistant Secretary General
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
Jordan Renewable Energy Investment Program
Fadi Bkirat
President
Palestinian Global Energy and Environment Center (CEEP)
Energy and Environment in Palestine
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
WEST AFRICA STREAM
SESSION 1. GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES/POLICIES AND TARGETS FOR SOLAR.
GHANA, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, COTE D’IVOIRE.
Souleymane Berthe
Director General
Renewable Energies Agency of Mali
Importance of renewable energy in Mal
Moussa Amadou Seck
Technical Director for Projects and Programs
National Renewable Energies Agency (ANER), Senegal
Renewable Energy Development Policy and Investment Opportunities in Senegal
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Topic to be confirmed
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Deputy Director, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Topic to be confirmed
Coffee-break
SESSION 2. PANEL DEBATE
PROJECT BANKABILITY - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR PROJECT IS COMPETITIVE
David Short
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
SESSION 2. PANEL DISCUSSION. ACCESS TO FINANCE ANDTHE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Aart Mulder
Manager Energy
FMO
Reducing timelines in financing solar projects
Gianni Vernetti
Chairman & CEO
Gea.Solar
Topic to be confirmed
Pascal Brancart
Head of Africa
JCM Power
Africa: reaching Financial Close in troubled times...
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
CEO
Greenwish Partners
Topic to be confirmed
CASE STUDY ON SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
CASE STUDY ON SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
Lunch
DISTRIBUTED SOLAR ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES IN MENA
Jeremy Crane
CEO
Yellow Door Energy
Topic to be confirmed
Fadi Margi
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
TBC
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
SUMMIT CLOSING SPEECH AND FAREWELL DRINKS

AMONG THE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Hela Cheikhrouhou
Hela Cheikhrouhou
Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Deputy Director, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Mamadou Diarra
Mamadou Diarra
Member of the Board
National Center for Solar Energy (CNES), Niger
Kassim Mohammed Ali Alani
Kassim Mohammed Ali Alani
Asst. Director General Planning and Studies Office
Ministry of Electricity, Iraq
Julien Mauduit
Julien Mauduit
Senior Banker, Power & Energy Utilities
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Matthew Tilleard
Matthew Tilleard
Managing Partner
CrossBoundary Energy
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
CEO
Greenwish Partners
Moussa Amadou Seck
Moussa Amadou Seck
Technical Director for Projects and Programs
National Renewable Energies Agency (ANER), Senegal
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Assistant Secretary General
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
Sebastian Noethlichs
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
Valerio Pelizzi
Valerio Pelizzi
Director of Asset Management EMEA
Canadian Solar
Jeremy Crane
Jeremy Crane
CEO
Yellow Door Energy
Yazid Safir
Yazid Safir
Regional Representative North Africa
Proparco
Aart Mulder
Aart Mulder
Manager Energy
FMO
Herta fon Stiegel
Herta fon Stiegel
Founder & Executive Chair
Ariya Capital Group
Jörg Althaus
Jörg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
Marco Alves
Marco Alves
Global Director O&M/Service Business
Martifer Solar
Nikolai Dobrott
Nikolai Dobrott
Founder and Managing Partner
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
David Short
David Short
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
Eric Kaleja
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
KfW - DEG
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Program Officer (Power Africa)
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
Fadi Margi
Fadi Margi
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
Gianni Vernetti
Gianni Vernetti
Chairman & CEO
Gea.Solar
Massimiliano Vernaleone
Massimiliano Vernaleone
Head of international business development
Phelan Energy Group
Pascal Brancart
Pascal Brancart
Head of Africa
JCM Power
Souleymane Berthe
Souleymane Berthe
Director General
Renewable Energies Agency of Mali
Vahid Fotuhi
Vahid Fotuhi
Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power

Among the confirmed participants


Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Federal Chamber Of Commerce and Industry of Burundi (CFCIB)
African Development Bank
ALER
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
Ariya Capital Group
Canadian Solar
Djibouti Solar Industry Association DSIA
ENERRAY SPA
EREN Renewables
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
FMO
Greenwish Partners
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Izzat Marji Group
JCM Power
Kaco new energy GmbH
KfW - DEG
Kipp & Zonen
Lebanese Association for Energy Saving & for Environment Association ALMEE
Martifer Solar
Middle East Solar Industry Association - MESIA
Ministry of Electricity, Iraq
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
Ministry of Energy, Algreia
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Mizuho Bank
National Agency for Energy Conservation
National Renewable Energies Agency (ANER), Senegal
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Nvision.Energy
Palestinian Global Energy and Environment Center (CEEP)
Phelan Energy Group
Proparco
Renewable Energies Agency of Mali
Riello
Tritech Group
Tunisian Company for Electricity and Gaz
TÜV Rheinland
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
USAID | Power Africa
Yellow Door Energy
Zimbabwe Energy Council

"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."

Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, General Counsel & Company Secretary at Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)

"I think it’s one of the best events I’ve ever been to and I go to events quite often. It’s managed really well – good job, BGS Group!"

Amin Vaghei, Head International affairs at Mabna Behineh Sazan Niroo (MBN group)

"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

"It was a great experience for me, especially MENA and sub-Saharan Africa Sessions of the event."

Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader, Director of new and renewable energy section at Egyptian Electricity Holding Company

"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

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- 200 senior-level attendees;

- Perfect mix of stakeholders (policy makers, financiers, investors, developers, EPCs, OEMs etc.);

- Easy and efficient networking
Focus-Exhibition Area
- 30 roll-up stands max;

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- Coffee-break zone, networking zone – all combined.
B2B-meetings services
- You select the people you want to meet;

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- You get new leads!

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