Why Emerging Markets?


BUSINESS PROGRAM

DAY 1
Summit opening. Plenary session
North Africa. Session 1
SOLAR MARKET PROGRESS. STATE-BY-STATE OVERVIEW (MOROCCO, ALGERIA, TUNISIA, EGYPT)
Governmental RE programs – latest updates from entities responsible for RE growth
What are the other incentives beside FiT that can increase developer’s appetite?
Tender processes an all you need to know about it
East Africa. Session 1
MARKET OVERVIEW AND LATEST GOVERNMENTAL EFFORTS TO INCREASE SOLAR DEPLOYMENT (RWANDA, KENYA, TANZANIA, ETHIOPIA, UGANDA)
Governmental reports on their targets and regulations
Current status and opportunities for international investors
Local challenges and risks
Coffee-break
North Africa. Session 2
DEVELOPERS DEBATE: KEY FACTORS AND HINTS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS IN NORTH AFRICA
How to make your project financeable?
Risk assessment and mitigation strategies
Tools to succeed in this market – a view from international investors
East Africa. Session 2
LARGE-SCALE PV DEPLOYMENT IN EAST AFRICA – BANKABILITY, GRID ISSUES, ACCESS TO FINANCE
Panel Discussion 1. Financing Options for your solar project
Panel Discussion 2. Developers Perspective
Lunch
North Africa. Session 3
HYBRID SOLAR ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTH AFRICA
PV-Diesel
Hybrid system with Energy Storage
Case studies and practical information from region’s leaders
East Africa. Session 3
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PV PROJECTS
Word from end-users. What do they care about?
Challenges and risks you need to keep in mind
Case studies from successful developers
North Africa. Session 4
SPECIAL FOCUS ON CSP – HOW TO DEVELOP SUCCESSFUL CSP PROJECT IN THE REGION
Morocco’s CSP Program
How to reduce LCOE of your CSP Plant
Technologies and products for plant optimization
East Africa. Session 4
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION – COMMERCIALLY VIABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Country’s roadmaps
Comparison of policies and regulations
Successful projects
GALA DINNER
Day 2
Middle East. Session 1
CURRENT STATUS OF SOLAR IN MIDDLE EAST. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK, KEY CHALLENGES AND ACCESS TO FINANCE
Panel Discussion: Project Financing in MENA
-    Perspective from leading local banks – what are their priorities
-    The cost of finance and its availability
-    What is the international banks’ role in this region?

West Africa. Session 1
GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES/POLICIES AND TARGETS FOR SOLAR. GHANA, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, COTE D’IVOIRE
Current status and perspective
Regulatory landscape
Market options for international players
Middle East. Session 2
DEVELOPERS PERSPECTIVE.  PROJECT BANKABILITY – PRACTICAL INFORMATION FROM MARKET LEADERS ON ACCESSING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING
Record-low LCOE – are there any ways to reduce it even more?
Minimizing risks in EPC Contracts
Crucial points for market entrants
West Africa. Session 2
PANEL DISCUSSION. ACCESS TO FINANCE AND THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Key requirements and considerations
Cost of Finance
Innovative financing mechanisms
Middle East. Session 3
O&M AND ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
O&M bankability and business modelling
Current status and opportunities for O&M in the region
Technologies for plant optimization
West Africa. Session 3
CASE STUDIES – ON-GRID AND OFF-GRID
Challenges faced and overcame
Key risks and ways to mitigate them
How to successfully deal with local commercial and industrial offtakers
Middle East. Session 4
PV INSTALLATIONS IN ME – BEST PRACTICES AND CASE STUDIES
How did leading developers made their projects so competitive?
Delivering the project in challenging conditions
Technologies and products that proved their efficiency
West Africa. Session 4
MICRO-GRID OPPORTUNITIES
Financing options
O&M aspects of micro-grid
Who are the customers and what do they want?
SUMMIT CLOSING SPEECH AND FAREWELL DRINKS

AMONG THE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Nikolai Dobrott
Nikolai Dobrott
Founder and Managing Partner
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
David Short
David Short
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
Aart Mulder
Aart Mulder
Manager Energy
FMO
Diarra Mamadou
Diarra Mamadou
Member of the Board
National Center for Solar Energy (CNES), Niger
Eric Kaleja
Eric Kaleja
Vice President Energy Africa / Asia
DEG - Deutsche Investitions-und entwicklungsgesellschaft
Mahu Seth Agbeve
Mahu Seth Agbeve
Deputy Director, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Marco Alves
Marco Alves
Global Director O&M/Service Business
Martifer Group/Voltalia
Valerio Pelizzi
Valerio Pelizzi
Director of Asset Management EMEA
Canadian Solar

Among our participants in 2016


8minutenergy Renewables
Allianz Global Investors
CTF SOLAR GmbH
Danham Capital
Enerparc
ENERRAY SPA
Eversheds
Fieldstone Africa
First Solar
Gamesa Electric
HeliosLite
HUAWEI Technologies
IB Vogt
IFRISOL SARL
Ja Solar
JCM Power
Kilowattsol SAS
Meteocontrol GmbH
Mizuho Bank
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
Solarcentury
TÜV Rheinland
World Energy Council
DNV GL

"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 – speakers and delegates are very informed. Very big “thank you” for 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 quiet 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 best thing we like were pre-organized b2b-meetings – that was 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 are 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!"

Learn how our event will help your business grow

Closed-door format
- 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;

- Minimum efforts from your side – we print and install your stand while you only preparing the draft;

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

- We introduce them to you during the event (and we guarantee it!);

- You get new leads!

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