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BUSINESS PROGRAM

Day 1
MENA. Session 1
MENA MARKET OVERVIEW. OPPORTUNITIES AND INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
9:30-11:10
9:30 - 9:55
Nikolai Dobrott
Managing Partner
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
Opportunities for solar investment in MENA
9:55 - 10:20
Demand Side Management and Renewable Energy
10:20 - 10:45
Giovanni Paolo Di Giovanni
Investment Director
Platina Energy Partners
Solar in the emerging markets - the investor perspective
10:45 - 11:10
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Renewable Energy Progress in MENA region
Sub-Saharan Africa. Session 1
MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES. KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR POLICY MAKERS, INVESTORS ACCESS TO FINANCE
9:30 - 11:10
9:30 - 9:55
Josefin Berg
Senior Analyst
IHS Markit
The outlook for PV in Sub-Saharan Africa: Drivers and Challenges
9:55 - 10:20
The importance of development funding and backing the right team
10:20 - 10:45
Maxime Bergot
Senior PV Financing Specialist
Fieldstone Africa
Financing solar projects in Africa - opportunities and challenges
10:45 - 11:10
David Short
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
Topic to be confirmed
Coffee-break
11:10-11:40
MENA. Session 2
STATE BY STATE OVERVIEW. IRAN. IRAQ. JORDAN. SAUDI ARABIA. EGYPT. MOROCCO etc
11:40 - 13:45
11:40 - 12:05
Dr. Yousef M. Alshammari
Member of Future Energy Leaders Board
World Energy Council
Opportunities for solar investments in a Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
12:05 - 12:30
Hassane Khalil
Head of Energy Department
Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon
CCIAT towards Leading Solar PV Installations in North Lebanon
12:30 - 12:55
Michael Tockuss
Managing Member of the Board
German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Association
German-Iran Cooperation and Financing
12:55 - 13:20
Hamah-Ameen Hasan (Hawramany)
Advisor
Ministry of Electricity Kurdistan - Iraq
Clean Energy in Kurdistan - Iraq
13:20 - 13:45
Q&A with Governmental Representatives
Sub-Saharan Africa. Session 2
AFRICAN SOLAR PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES. GOVERNMENT REPORT - GHANA, NIGERIA, UGANDA, SOMALIA
11:40 - 13:45
11:40 - 12:05
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Upscaling Solar Power Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa through bankable Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's): Key considerations for investors and policy makers
12:05 - 12:30
John Abdulai Jinapor
Deputy Minister of Power
Ministry of Power, Ghana
The future of renewable energy development in Ghana
12:30 - 12:55
Tosin Yusuff
Country Director, Nigeria
African Energy Association (AEA)
Nigeria: A regional nexus for energy infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa
12:55 - 13:20
Abdihakin Egeh Guled
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Energy and Water Somalia
Topic to be confirmed
13:20 - 13:45
Q&A with Governmental Representatives
Lunch
13:45-14:30
MENA
SPECIAL FOCUS  ON PAKISTAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS AND TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
14:30 - 16:30
14:30 - 14:50
Muhammad Yousaf
Deputy Director (Tariff)
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
Solar feed in Tariff in Pakistan
14:50 - 15:10
Amjad Ali Awan
CEO
Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB)
Topic to be confirmed
15:10 - 15:30
Omer Rasul
Additional Secretary
Federal Ministry of Water & Power Pakistan
Topic to be confirmed
Sub-Saharan Africa. Session 3
PRACTICES AND CASE STUDIES ON SOLAR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
14:30 - 15:30
14:30 - 14:50
Manny Ajuwon
CEO
Oreed Group
The realities of pioneering a solar project in a country
14:50 - 15:10
Marubini Raphulu
Chief Investment Officer
Hulisani
Working with local African companies
15:10 - 15:30
The Realities of Developing PV Project in sub-Saharan Africa
15:30 - 15:50
Qualification and sound assessment of the solar resource for utility-scale PV projects
16:10 - 16:40
Q&A with Governmental Representatives
Sub-Saharan Africa. Session 4
TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES FOR AFRICAN SOLAR MARKET
15:30 - 16:40
15:30 - 15:50
Jay Boardman
CEO
HeliosLite
Disruptive pv tracking solution to accelerate growth and open new markets
15:50 - 16:10
Tassos Christakis
Head of Business Development Africa
Solarcentury
Case Study on Hybrid Plant (working title)
16:10 - 16:40
Enerparc
Topic to be confirmed
16:30 - 16:50
Norman Jackson
Group CEO
AGE of Africa Technologies
Technology – Implementation & Maintenance Challenges in Africa
Day 2
MENA Session 3
TECHNICAL CHALLENGES, PRACTICES AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
9:00 - 11:00
9:00 - 9:30
Patrick Lemcke-Braselmann
Managing Director
AREAM
Photovoltaic projects in Iran - practical experiences
9:30 - 10:00
Independent Engineering (IE) Services for Photovoltaic Power Plants Case Study - Jordan
10:00 - 10:30
Amr Shaltoot
Member of the Board for Strategy and Investment
Enma’ Misr
Fruits of technology transfer, advanced research, and potential Pan Arab & African region
10:30 - 11:00
Dr. Hosni Ghedira
Director, Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment
Masdar Institute
Challenges facing solar resource assessment and solar technology performance in desert and hot conditions
India Session 1
ON THE WAY TO 100GW. SOLAR INDUSTRY OVERVIEW   OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES, PITFALLS
9:00 - 11:00
9:00 - 9:30
Assaad Razzouk
CEO
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
Topic to be confirmed
9:30 - 10:00
Topic to be confirmed
10:00 - 10:30
Ankit Kanchal
Director – Commercial
Enrich Energy
Indian Solar Market Perspective
10:30 - 11:00
Rahul Gill
Managing Director
Hodson Renewables
International developers perspective on India as an asset class
Coffee-break
11:10-11:40
MENA Session 3
TECHNICAL CHALLENGES, PRACTICES AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
11:40 - 13:45  
11:40 - 12:10
Joerg Scholz
CEO
Gantner Instruments
Risk Reduction Strategies and improved LCoE due to PV Performance understanding, optimization and prediction
12:10 - 12:40
Robert Pfatischer
Managing Director
Meteocontrol GmbH
Optimal performance in solar portfolios – examples and lessons learned
12:40 - 13:10
Myriam Mbarek
Sales Director
IFRISOL SARL
Leader manufacturer of pv panels in Africa and Middle east
13:10 - 13:40
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
India Session 2
PANEL DISCUSSION. FINANCING OF PV PROJECTS IN INDIA
11:40 - 12:40
Financing solar projects in India – opportunities and challenges
Renewable Energy Financing in India
Investment environment and opportunities in the emerging markets (working title)
Neeraj Menon
Partner
Trilegal
Legal perspective to project financing in India
India Session 3
DEVELOPMENT OF PV PROJECTS IN INDIA
12:40 - 13:40
12:40 - 13:00
Bihag Mehta
Director (India)
OST Energy
Lessons Learnt: Detailed design and Engineering & Implementation of Solar PV Plant
13:00 - 13:20
Development of Utility-scale Solar Power in India
13:20 - 13:40
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Lunch
13:40-14:30
Pre-organized b2b meetings
14:30-16:00
As a part of closed-door environment we try to make your participation as efficient as possible. That is why we provide our clients with pre-organized B2B-meetings with the delegates they select from the list of confirmed participants
India. Session 4
BEST PRACTICES AND SOLUTIONS
14:30-16:00
14:30 - 15:00
Huawei Technologies
Topic to be confirmed
15:00 - 15:30
Kushagra Nandan
Co-founder & President
SunSource Energy
Topic to be confirmed
15:30 - 16:00
K.V. Sajay
Executive Vice President – Solar Business Unit
Gamesa Renewable Private Limited
WiSH – Wind Solar Hybrid Systems
Exhibitors and Partners

Meteocontrol is a technological leader and one of the most innovative service providers in the solar energy sector. The company has supported solar projects for more than 40 years, and develops and markets services and products in the energy and weather data management areas. This foundation of experience and know-how makes meteocontrol a coveted consultancy partner with large-scale national and international projects.

The TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, the Group employs nearly 20.000 people worldwide on all continents. It generates annual revenues of € 1.9 billion. The Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment.

AlsoEnergy delivers comprehensive top-tier monitoring and control solutions for a variety of technologies, with a focus on solar PV monitoring.
Our solar monitoring software provides definitive performance insights for PV systems using sophisticated performance modeling. Customers of all types save time and money using our comprehensive tools for portfolio management. We also offer a full range of options to combine PV monitoring with SCADA controls, so utility scale projects can find an integrated solution to fit the project spec.

Measurement and Test Automation Demanding solutions for industrial and experimental instrumentation for test benches and for test automation in the areas of:
- Component testing;
- Engine testing;
- Process monitoring;
- Long-term monitoring.

Enrich Energy Pvt. Ltd., headquartered at Pune, is an integrated solar energy solutions provider. Enrich Energy focuses on providing turnkey solar energy solutions from concept to commissioning of solar power projects and further operating and maintaining them throughout the life time of the project. Our organization offers the entire gamut of efficient and cost effective solar energy solutions starting from solar radiation mapping, land acquisition, infrastructure development, power evacuation, effective supply chain management, project EPC to completing the chain with operations & maintenance services and assistance in sale of power.

Gamesa Electric provides complete, flexible solutions for electrical systems for wind power, photovoltaic, hydraulic, energy storage, electrical traction and marine propulsion with state-of-the-art manufacturing systems ('lean manufacturing') - whether produced in series or answers custom-built for the particular needs of clients from across the globe.


The company takes advantage of the technological and production capabilities from parent company Gamesa, a leading group in the technology industry and its network of maintenance infrastructures, servicing  more than 21.000MW in the wind sector in 5 continents, responding with flexibility and the optimal solution for the needs of their customers in various sectors.

RIELLO UPS is one of the leading European company for single and three phases UPS on the range from 400 VA to 6400 kVA.  
Its business is focussed on the conversion of energy for industrial and civil applications. It is the European leader in the production of UPS systems (Uninterruptible Power Supply) under the brand name of Riello UPS. These systems guarantee the continuous supply of power to computers, electromedical and industrial equipment and radar and telecommunication systems. Riello Elettronica also operates in the automation and industrial and home security sector alongside international partners such as AVS Electronics, Telcoma Automation, Innovatech Sweethome and Ceimu.

Power Electronics

Power Electronics is a Spanish multinational manufacturer of Power Electronic Devices. The company, having been founded in 1987, is fast becoming a major force in the global market place, with subsidiaries in over 30 countries and more than 1000 employees all over the world. At Power Electronics, we believe in a customer oriented focus in all that we do. Although the company has already accumulated a wide experience as a manufacturer of soft starters, variable speed drives and more recently of solar inverters, we continue to be a service company and are proud to have been the first company to offer a 24/7 hotline, 24 hour onsite assistance, free commissioning and complete stock of products and components in all the markets in which we operate.

Talesun Solar

Talesun Solar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhongli Sci-Tech Group (SZ: 002309). With 2GW cell and 3GW module capacity, which enabled us to be the world’s leading PV manufacturing company. Talesun Solar is the only Chinese company who had received the VDE Quality-Tested certificate in PV industry, which guarantees excellent product quality.
Talesun Solar takes the lead in extending PV industry value chain: till end of 2015, Talesun Solar has cumulatively invested and developed more than 3.6 GW PV power plants. Talesun Solar plays a leading role and contributes to a better world environment.

MESIA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to:
1. Promote solar power in the UAE;
2. Organize networking opportunities for solar professionals;
3. Produce reports on the latest technologies, standards, and product certifications;
4. Assist in the development of policies intended to strengthen the local solar industry.

African Energy Association (AEA)

African Energy Association (AEA) is a non-profit organization of experienced negotiators, advisors and high-level energy advocates working to unlock access to energy resources and enhance energy supply in Africa and beyond.
AEA is a platform for advocacy towards sustainable development of Africa’s vast energy resources to meet the continent’s economic, technological, environmental and energy security goals.

The only global industry association that supports all businesses along the whole value-chain of renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing and emerging countries.

The German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Association was founded in 1936 as abusiness club in Berlin and refounded in 1952 in Hamburg. It promotes as independentprivate-sector association, the economic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany, Europe and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Size and importance of trade between the two countries justifies the focus on only one partner country.
The chamber is politically and ideologically neutral and funded only by membership fees and services. It receives no public financial support either by the Federal Republic  or the Islamic Republic.

IPPAI was set up as a not-for-profit association shortly after the Government of India opened the power sector to private industry. Since its inception as an independent body in 1994, IPPAI’s aim has been to provide a neutral platform for the examination of issues critical to the development of the power sector in India, to discuss energy policy and to focus on strategic, financial, legal, regulatory and technical issues in the power, oil, gas and allied sectors with a prime focus on independent power producers.

The Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF) is an international non-profit NGO composed of senior executives and decision-makers heading up firms with energy and power business commitments across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
We are an active catalyst for positive change with a unique “fraternal” organizational atmosphere.  We cover all key areas and sectors relating to power generation: Gas, Coal, Bio-Mass, Hydro, Wind, Solar, Nuclear, Geo-Thermal, Legal, Finance, Insurance, Security, Equipment, Infrastructure, Alternatives, Renewable and Sustainable Technologies, etc.
The IPPF also leads the “New Energy” parade for Energy Efficiencies (EESCO’s), Pollution Prevention (P2/E2), GHG Trading, Energy Security, Waste-to-Energy, Standby Power, Smart Grid, Distribution / Transmission, Restructuring.

Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) is a national association representing India’s upcoming solar power generators and developers.With increasing focus on solar energy generation, the independent organisation is working to create an environment conducive for the development of this nascent sector and promote solar energy as the solution for India’s energy security needs.

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.”

“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

"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."

“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.”

“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. 
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Bihag Mehta
Bihag Mehta
Director (India)
OST Energy
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Tosin Yusuff
Tosin Yusuff
Country Director, Nigeria
African Energy Association (AEA)
Nikolai Dobrott
Nikolai Dobrott
Managing Partner
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
Dr. Yousef M. Alshammari
Dr. Yousef M. Alshammari
Member of Future Energy Leaders Board
World Energy Council
Amr Shaltoot
Amr Shaltoot
Member of the Board for Strategy and Investment
Enma’ Misr
Ankit Kanchal
Ankit Kanchal
Director – Commercial
Enrich Energy
David Short
David Short
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
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
Hassane Khalil
Hassane Khalil
Head of Energy Department
Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon
Hawa Houssein Bouraleh
Hawa Houssein Bouraleh
Technical Advisor in charge of Legal Affairs
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Djibouti
Jay Boardman
Jay Boardman
CEO
HeliosLite
Jerry Ruizhi Bai
Jerry Ruizhi Bai
TBC
HUAWEI Technologies
Senior Marketing Manager
HUAWEI Solar, India
Joerg Scholz
Joerg Scholz
CEO
Gantner Instruments
John Abdulai Jinapor
John Abdulai Jinapor
Deputy Minister of Power
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Josefin Berg
Josefin Berg
Senior Analyst
IHS Markit
Juergen Sutterlueti
Juergen Sutterlueti
Head of Energy Segment and Business Development
Gantner Instruments
K.V. Sajay
K.V. Sajay
Executive Vice President – Solar Business Unit
Gamesa Renewable Private Limited
Martin Schlecht
Martin Schlecht
Managing Director
Suntrace
Marubini Raphulu
Marubini Raphulu
Chief Investment Officer
Hulisani
Maxime Bergot
Maxime Bergot
Senior PV Financing Specialist
Fieldstone Africa
Michael Tockuss
Michael Tockuss
Managing Member of the Board
German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Association
Muhammad Yousaf
Muhammad Yousaf
Deputy Director (Tariff)
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
Myriam Mbarek
Myriam Mbarek
Sales Director
IFRISOL SARL
Neeraj Menon
Neeraj Menon
Partner
Trilegal
Nico Tyabji
Nico Tyabji
Director of Strategic Partnerships
SunFunder
Panganayi Sithole
Panganayi Sithole
Executive Director
Zimbabwe Energy Council
Patrick Lemcke-Braselmann
Patrick Lemcke-Braselmann
Managing Director
AREAM
Rahul Gill
Rahul Gill
Managing Director
Hodson Renewables
Robert Pfatischer
Robert Pfatischer
Managing Director
Meteocontrol GmbH
Saurabh Bhasin
Saurabh Bhasin
Partner
Trilegal
Tassos Christakis
Tassos Christakis
Head of Business Development Africa
Solarcentury
Norman Jackson
Norman Jackson
Group CEO
AGE of Africa Technologies

FORMATS


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Get an access to all BGS Solar sessions or choose only those that fit your business interests
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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.
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Become a speaker
Resent your company’s technologies, products and discuss the latest developments and innovations with international attendants.

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