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)
 Arthur Energy Technology Limited
247Solar Inc.
3E Power
ACCESS SA
Ada Solar Energy Ltd.
African Development Bank
ALER
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH
Alsa Solar Systems LLC
Amsoj Radiant Systems Limited
Ariya Capital Group
Armorgreen
AROS Solar
Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd
AZOLIS
BAE Batterien Gmbh
Bilek Renewable Energy BRE
Canadian Solar
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
DBG-Solar & Finance
Djibouti Solar Industry Association DSIA
DOE Integrated Models Limited
ecoligo GmbH
Electricity and Gas  Engineering Company (CEEG), Algeria
Enerparc
ENERRAY SPA
EREN Renewables
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
FINERGREEN
FMO
GenSun SAS
GIZ
Greenwish Partners
HIS Renewables Gmbh
Huawei Digital Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
JCM Power
Jinko Solar
Kaco new energy GmbH
KfW - DEG
Kipp & Zonen
Looop Inc.
Middle East Solar Industry Association - MESIA
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
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Norfund
Nur Energie
Nvision.Energy
Pawame
Phelan Energy Group
Power Trust Uganda Limited
PRODIEL
Proparco
PUK Solar Industry and Trade Inc.
RBA Solar Ltd.
REFU Elektronik GmbH
RENERG (R) Ltd.
Renewable Energy Partner
Riello
Rubitec Nigeria Limited
Sater Solar
Sates Energy
SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH
Solar Power Egypt
Sonelgaz
STI Norland
Sunprism
SunSol
Sunway Engineering
Surana Solar Limited
Syndicat des energies renouvelables (SER)
TECHNO SYSTEMS
TESVOLT GmbH
Trina Solar
Tritech Group
Tunisian British Chamber of Commerce
TÜV Rheinland
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
UPC Renewables Management Tunisia
USAID | Power Africa
VOLTALIA
Winner Battery
Yellow Door Energy
Zeroth Energy
Zhongli Talesun Solar Co., Ltd.
BUSINESS PROGRAM

DAY 1
PLENARY SESSION. TUNISIAN SOLAR MARKET (09:00 - 10:30)
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Mrs. Hela Cheikhrouhou
Minister of Energy, Mines
and Renewable Energy of Tunisia


Topic: Energy Transition in Tunisia
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 during the 2017-2020 period. The plenary session will unveil the details and first results and, of course, first challenges of this initiative.

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Kevin Sara

CEO
Nur Energie


Topic: TuNur Project and the Tunisia - Europe export opportunities
TuNur is a solar export project from Tunisia to Europe. The Project will contribute significantly to the decarbonization of the European grid by opening a new energy corridor between North Africa and Europe, purposefully built for the transportation of solar energy from the Sahara desert to the European grid. At the same time the project will provide the strong stimulus to enhance the Tunisian economy and further its path toward sustainable growth    


       
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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 (10:50 - 11:20)
NORTH AFRICA STREAM (11:20 - 15:50)
WORD FROM GOVERNMENTS (11:20 - 13:15)
11:20 - 12:00
Mohamed Arkab
Chairman and CEO
Electricity and Gas Engineering Company (CEEG), Algeria
Chahar Boulakhras
CEO
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
Call for tenders for implementation of 4050MW of PV Projects
12:00 - 12:25
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Topic to be confirmed
12:25 - 12:50
Hesham Elmagouz
Manager of Renewable Energies in West of Libya
General Electricity Company Of Libya
The First Grid-Connected PV System: Libya
12:50 - 13:15
TBC
Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco
Topic to be confirmed
EAST AFRICA STREAM (11:20 - 15:50)
WORD FROM GOVERNMENTS (11:20 - 12:35)
11:20 - 11:45
Vahid Fotuhi
Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power
Top 3 growth markets in East Africa
11:45 - 12:10
Dominic Mark Mugisha
Program Officer (Power Africa)
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
Acquiring a suitable PV site in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities
12:10 - 12:35
Gouled Mohamed
Director of Energy
Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Djibouti
Topic to be confirmed
PANEL DISCUSSION. PROJECT FINANCERS (12:35 - 13:15)
Matthew Tilleard
Managing Partner
CrossBoundary Energy
Topic to be confirmed
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
KfW - DEG
Topic to be confirmed
Frank Neil Yiga
CEO
Anuel Energy Uganda
Customer-centric finance approach that will ensure successful capital absorption and repayment
Bjørnar Baugerud
Investment Director
Norfund
Project financing in East Africa
Lunch (13:15 - 14:10)
CASE STUDY AND BEST TECHNOLOGIES (14:10 - 15:00)
Engin Yaman
General Manager Middle East and Africa
Zhongli Talesun Solar Co., Ltd.
Topic to be confirmed
PANEL DISCUSSION: PROJECT FINANCING (15:00 - 15:50)
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Topic to be confirmed
Yazid Safir
Regional Representative North Africa
Proparco
Topic to be confirmed
Gabriel de Lastours
Senior Banker
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
CASE STUDY AND BEST TECHNOLOGIES (14:10 - 15:50)
14:10 - 14:35
Soichiro Nakamura
President
Looop Inc.
Topic to be confirmed
14:35 - 15:00
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
C&I Solar for E&F Markets
15:00 - 15:25
Speaker slot
Reserved
15:25 - 15:50
Speaker slot
Avaliable for Session Sponsor
Coffee-break (15:50 - 16:20)
O&M AND ASSET MANAGEMENT IN MENA (16:20 - 18:00)
16:20 - 16:45
Robert Pfatischer
Managing Director
Meteocontrol GmbH
Topic to be confirmed
16:45 - 17:10
Bruce Norman Anderson
CEO
247Solar Inc.
2nd Generation 24/7 Solar Tailored to the MENA Region
17:10 - 17:35
Valerio Pelizzi
Director of Asset Management EMEA
Canadian Solar
Asset Management
17:35 - 18:00
Marco Alves
Head of O&M Services
VOLTALIA
O&M Bankability and business modelling
GALA DINNER
DAY 2
PLENARY SESSION. SUPERIOR PRODUCTS AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOLAR PROJECTS IN MEA (09:00 - 10:40)
09:00 - 09:25
Henner Funk
Director Technical Sales
REFU Elektronik GmbH
Centralized String Inverter System Design – Benefits and New Concepts
09:25 - 09:50
Boualem Benelfoul
Key Account Manager MENA
Kaco new energy GmbH
Topic to be confirmed
09:50 - 10:15
Mohammad Makhlouf
CEO
Sunprism
Topic to be confirmed
10:15 - 10:40
Speaker slot
Avaliable for Sponsors
Coffee-break (10:40 - 11:10)
MIDDLE EAST STREAM (11:10 - 16:25)
WORD FROM GOVERNMETS (11:10 - 12:10)
11:10 - 11:30
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Assistant Secretary General
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
Jordan Renewable Energy Investment Program
11:30 - 11:50
Kassim Mohammed Ali Alani
Asst. Director General Planning and Studies Office
Ministry of Electricity, Iraq
Promising future for solar energy in Iraq
11:50 - 12:10
Fadi Bkirat
President
Palestinian Global Energy and Environment Center (CEEP)
Energy and Environment in Palestine
PANEL DISCUSSION: PROJECT FINANCING (12:10 - 13:15)
Dario Danelutti
Managing Director
Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH
Keynote speech. A paradigm shift to raise finance for emerging markets - Comprehensive quality assurance measures to achieve investability
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Topic to be confirmed
David Short
Managing Director
Sustainable Investng Solutions Ltd.
Topic to be confirmed
WEST AFRICA STREAM (11:10 - 16:25)
PANEL DISCUSSION: PROJECT FINANCING (11:10 - 12:00)
Michel Scheepens
Senior Investment Officer
FMO
Reducing timelines in financing solar projects
Damien Ricordeau
CEO & Founder
FINERGREEN
What makes a renewable energy project bankable?
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
CEO
Greenwish Partners
Topic to be confirmed
Pascal Brancart
Head of Africa
JCM Power
Africa: reaching Financial Close in troubled times...
CASE STUDY AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY (12:00 - 13:15)
12:00 - 12:25
JaCo Venter
CEO
Zeroth Energy
Topic to be confirmed
12:25 - 12:50
Speaker slot
Avaliable for Sponsors
12:50 - 13:15
Speaker slot
Reserved
Lunch (13:15 - 14:10)
CASE STUDY AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY (14:10 - 16:10)
14:10 - 14:40
Jörg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
Topic to be confirmed
14:40 - 15:10
Ahmed Zakaria
Project Engineer and Business Developer
Enerparc
Topic to be confirmed
15:10 - 15:40
Fadi Margi
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
Topic to be confirmed
15:40 - 16:10
Speaker slot
Avaliable for Session Sponsor
WORD FROM GOVERNMETS (14:10 - 16:15)
14:10 - 14:35
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Key policy, legal and contractual considerations in solar IPP projects, from project inception to commercial operations
14:35 - 15:00
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Deputy Director, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Topic to be confirmed
15:00 - 15:25
Souleymane Berthe
Director General
Renewable Energies Agency of Mali
Importance of renewable energy in Mal
15:25 - 15:50
Moussa Amadou Seck
Technical Director for Projects and Programs
National Renewable Energies Agency (ANER), Senegal
Renewable Energy Development Policy and Investment Opportunities in Senegal
15:50 - 16:15
Assan T. Flinso
Director of New & Renewable Energy
General Direction of Energy, Benin
Access to energy and opportunities for renewable energies in Benin
Coffee-break (16:10 - 16:40)

AMONG THE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Hela Cheikhrouhou
Hela Cheikhrouhou
Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Kevin Sara
Kevin Sara
CEO
Nur Energie
Gabriel de Lastours
Gabriel de Lastours
Senior Banker
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mohamed Arkab
Mohamed Arkab
Chairman and CEO
Electricity and Gas Engineering Company (CEEG), Algeria
Chahar Boulakhras
Chahar Boulakhras
CEO
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
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
Kassim Mohammed Ali Alani
Kassim Mohammed Ali Alani
Asst. Director General Planning and Studies Office
Ministry of Electricity, Iraq
David Short
David Short
Managing Director
Sustainable Investng Solutions Ltd.
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Deputy Director, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Eric Kaleja
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
KfW - DEG
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Ziad Jebril Sabra
Assistant Secretary General
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
Valerio Pelizzi
Valerio Pelizzi
Director of Asset Management EMEA
Canadian Solar
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
CEO
Greenwish Partners
Matthew Tilleard
Matthew Tilleard
Managing Partner
CrossBoundary Energy
Marco Alves
Marco Alves
Head of O&M Services
VOLTALIA
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 Margi
Fadi Margi
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
Sebastian Noethlichs
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
Moussa Amadou Seck
Moussa Amadou Seck
Technical Director for Projects and Programs
National Renewable Energies Agency (ANER), Senegal
Vahid Fotuhi
Vahid Fotuhi
Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power
Massimiliano Vernaleone
Massimiliano Vernaleone
Head of international business development
Phelan Energy Group
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
Assan T. Flinso
Assan T. Flinso
Director of New & Renewable Energy
General Direction of Energy, Benin
Boualem Benelfoul
Boualem Benelfoul
Key Account Manager MENA
Kaco new energy GmbH
Bruce Norman Anderson
Bruce Norman Anderson
CEO
247Solar Inc.
Damien Ricordeau
Damien Ricordeau
CEO & Founder
FINERGREEN
Dario Danelutti
Dario Danelutti
Managing Director
Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH
Ennis Rimawi
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Frank Neil Yiga
Frank Neil Yiga
CEO
Anuel Energy Uganda
Gouled Mohamed
Gouled Mohamed
Director of Energy
Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Djibouti
Henner Funk
Henner Funk
Director Technical Sales
REFU Elektronik GmbH
JaCo Venter
JaCo Venter
CEO
Zeroth Energy
Mohammad Makhlouf
Mohammad Makhlouf
CEO
Sunprism
Soichiro Nakamura
Soichiro Nakamura
President
Looop Inc.
Souleymane Berthe
Souleymane Berthe
Director General
Renewable Energies Agency of Mali

"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

"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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