Why France?


Why Emerging Markets?


EVENT STRUCTURE

10+
Government Delegations
150+
Pre-scheduled b2b meetings
40+
Investors

What you get


New Solar Projects
Learn about planned and proposed solar projects in your target region.
Targets and Plans
Discover how local governments are supporting solar energy and how it may help your business.
New Policies and Regulations
Find out the legal framework for your business in a certain country.
New Leads
Superior platform to get fruitful connections.
High-level Networking
Arrange a meeting with DMs of your potential clients in a VIP-meeting room.
New Investment Partners
Meet investors interested in your project.

Why You Should Visit BGS Solar Summit


As investor

  1. Learn about current business landscape: challenges, risks and pitfalls;
  2. Arrange a meeting with local governmental officials and utilities in a private room;
  3. Pick up the right strategy for your future business plans.
As developer
  1. Get step-by-step practical information about project implementation;
  2. Find an investment partner for your future project;
  3. Discover the best offers from EPCs and suppliers.
As EPС

  1. Meet with developers and investors;
  2. Find out what it takes to carry out a solar project in a certain country;
  3. Explore new opportunities for your business.
As supplier

  1. Get some fruitful connections using our networking tools;
  2. Meet with your targeting companies in a VIP-meeting room;
  3. Learn about new projects, discuss them directly with developers and investors.

“MENA is going to be ‘5GW market’ in 5 years with its solid reliable grids, solar irradiance and attractive tariffs. I will provide 4 tips for successful financial closing of RE Projects and how to make your project more bankable to lenders.”

Vahid Fotuhi , Managing Director, Project Origination at Access Power, Founder at Middle East Solar Industry Association - MESIA

“I will attend BGS Solar Summit to get updates on current investment environment in the various regions as well as political and regulatory environment, network with developers, investors, O&Ms, government representatives and exchange expertise and know-how.”

Armin Sandhövel, CIO Infrastructure Equity at Allianz Global Investors

“I would like to meet mainly multi-lateral and bilateral companies who are willing to go into partnership with African governments e.g. public-private partnership to deploy solar energy. I would like to meet companies that are willing to support in technical preparation and policy formulation for solar resources.”

John Yeboah, Programme Offcer (Renewable Energy and Climate change) at ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)

“Solar is booming in Africa, offering a number of opportunities. My presentation will include a case study on PV project financing, IPP financing in Africa with some lessons learnt from other technologies.”

Maxime Bergot, Senior PV Financing Specialist at Fieldstone Africa

"Solar Industry in India at cross roads: Utility scale vs large scale roof top projects
HPPPL is an IPP headquartered in Delhi, developing & operating solar, thermal & hydro power projects, presently of $2 billion in India & Europe.
The company has plans to invest overall $5 billion till 2020 for creating 7 GW capacities with 2GW of Solar by the end of 2017."

Harish Ahuja, President of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Hindustan PowerProjects Private Limited

"The number of utility-scale PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa is significantly growing. I’m going to share some of JCM Power (JCM Capital) experience in actual PV project development from first concept to commercial operation, with a focus on obstacles that developer needs to overcome."

Pascal Brancart, Head of Africa at JCM Capital

“Partly due to good irradiation levels, South Africa will set a precedent where the economics become favorable without subsidy. In my presentation I will give an insight on next generation business model for RE in Africa – Private PPAs in the Commercial and Industrial Sector. Besides, during BGS Solar Summit I’d like to meet with developers looking for funding.”

Dr Richard Alan Doyle, CEO at Mulilo Energy Partners

“I’ve been nominated by Government of Pakistan to give an insight on Tariff mechanisms and incentives for potential investors including fiscal and financial incentives under RE Policy, security package, risk cover and high return offers on equity.”

Muhammad Yousaf, Deputy Director (Tariff) at National Electric Power Regulatory Authority

“I will provide several options for Renewable Energy Financing in India, with several financing structures developer by OPIC that have proven workable, in particular to address both distributed solar rooftop and off-grid solutions. Myself, I hope to meet and network with investors and developers who are undertaking projects in India.”

Lynn Tabernacki , Managing Director; Renewable and Clean Energy at Overseas Private Investment Corporation

“I would like to meet with banks, developers, investors and regulators as a part of networking. During the session, I will share the investors main criteria when deciding to invest in emerging markets and what key aspects the emerging solar country should focus on to attract private foreign investments.”

Giovanni Paolo Di Giovanni, Investment Director at Platina Energy Partners

SPEAKERS OF THE SUMMIT


More than 50 speakers have already registered to attend BGS Solar Summit 2016. 
Vinay Rustagi
Vinay Rustagi
Managing Director
Bridge To India
Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid
Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid
Director, Demand Side Management
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Armin Sandhövel
Armin Sandhövel
CIO Infrastructure Equity
Allianz Global Investors
Thomas Riley
Thomas Riley
Senior Adviser on International Development
Brightsource Energy
Lynn Tabernacki
Lynn Tabernacki
Managing Director; Renewable and Clean Energy
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Harish Ahuja
Harish Ahuja
President of Strategy and Corporate Affairs
Hindustan PowerProjects Private Limited
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Rahul Goswami
Rahul Goswami
Managing Director
Greenstone Investment Bank
Bihag Mehta
Bihag Mehta
Director (India)
OST Energy
John Yeboah
John Yeboah
Programme Offcer (Renewable Energy and Climate change)
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Justin DeAngelis
Justin DeAngelis
Managing Director
Denham Capital
Nhlanhla Lucky Ngidi
Nhlanhla Lucky Ngidi
Corporate Specialist: Energy and Electricity
South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
Dr Richard Alan Doyle
Dr Richard Alan Doyle
CEO
Mulilo Energy Partners
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Manny Ajuwon
Manny Ajuwon
CEO
Oreed Group
Tosin Yusuff
Tosin Yusuff
Country Director, Nigeria
African Energy Association (AEA)
Nikolai Dobrott
Nikolai Dobrott
Managing Partner
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
Mohammed Al-Ta’ani
Mohammed Al-Ta’ani
Executive Manager
Arab Renewable Energy Commission - AREC
Dr. Yousef M. Alshammari
Dr. Yousef M. Alshammari
Member of Future Energy Leaders Board
World Energy Council
Mr Karim El-Assefry
Mr Karim El-Assefry
State Engineer Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment
Joerg Althaus
Joerg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
Dr. Hosni Ghedira
Dr. Hosni Ghedira
Director, Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment
Masdar Institute
Dario Brivio
Dario Brivio
Head of Solar Middle East and Africa
DNV GL
Amr Shaltoot
Amr Shaltoot
Member of the Board for Strategy and Investment
Enma’ Misr
Shikhin Mehrotra
Shikhin Mehrotra
Head - Renewable Energy
InfraInsights
Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri
Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri
Executive Director
Sustainable Development Policy Institute
Giovanni Paolo Di Giovanni
Giovanni Paolo Di Giovanni
Investment Director
Platina Energy Partners
Hamah-Ameen Hasan  (Hawramany)
Hamah-Ameen Hasan (Hawramany)
Advisor
Ministry of Electricity Kurdistan - Iraq
Jay Boardman
Jay Boardman
CEO
HeliosLight
Marubini Raphulu
Marubini Raphulu
Chief Investment Officer
Hulisani
Maxime Bergot
Maxime Bergot
Senior PV Financing Specialist
Fieldstone Africa
Mehroze Rafique
Mehroze Rafique
Assistant Director (Renewable Energy)
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
Michael Tockuss
Michael Tockuss
Managing Member of the Board
German-Iran Chamber of Commerce Association
Muhammad Yousaf
Muhammad Yousaf
Deputy Director (Tariff)
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
Pablo Otin
Pablo Otin
VP, Emerging Markets
8minutenergy Renewables
Pascal Brancart
Pascal Brancart
Head of Africa
JCM Capital
Robert Pfatisher
Robert Pfatisher
Managing Director
Meteocontrol GmbH
Tirthankar Goyal
Tirthankar Goyal
CEO
TG Consulting-Think Global
Vahid Fotuhi
Vahid Fotuhi
Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power
Founder
Middle East Solar Industry Association - MESIA
Xavier Daval
Xavier Daval
CEO-President
Kilowattsol SAS
Norman Jackson
Norman Jackson
Group CEO
AGE of Africa Technologies

FORMATS


Become an exhibitor
Become an exhibitor
Designed for exhibitors to present their products and technologies at their exhibition space.
Become a delegate
Become a delegate
Get an access to all BGS Solar sessions or choose only those that fit your business interests
Become a sponsor
Become a sponsor
Get additional services and promotion to make your participation more profitable. Pre-organized face-to-face meetings, exhibition and speaker options, high-level networking, references in industry media and much more.
Become a speaker
Become a speaker
Resent your company’s technologies, products and discuss the latest developments and innovations with international attendants.

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