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
African Development Bank
ALER
Algeria's Electricity and Renewable Energy Company (subsidiary of Sonelgaz)
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Amsoj Radiant Systems Limited
Ariya Capital Group
Armorgreen
AROS Solar
Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd
Canadian Solar
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Djibouti Solar Industry Association DSIA
DOE Integrated Models Limited
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
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
JCM Power
Jinko Solar
Kaco new energy GmbH
KfW - DEG
Kipp & Zonen
Middle East Solar Industry Association - MESIA
Ministry of Energy, Algreia
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Mizuho Bank
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Norfund
Nur Energie
Nvision.Energy
Phelan Energy Group
Power Trust
PRODIEL
Proparco
PUK Solar Industry and Trade Inc.
REFU
Riello
Rubitec Nigeria Limited
Solarcentury
STI Norland
Sunprism
SunSol
Surana Solar Limited
Tritech Group
Tunisian British Chamber of Commerce
TÜV Rheinland
Uganda Development Trust | USADF
USAID | Power Africa
VOLTALIA
Winner Battery
Yellow Door Energy
BUSINESS PROGRAM

DAY 1
PLENARY SESSION. SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TUNISIAN SOLAR MARKET
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Keynote speech by Mrs. Hela Cheikhrouhou
Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy of Tunisia

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies of Tunisia 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.

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Kevin Sara, CEO at 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.


Coffee-break
NORTH AFRICA STREAM
SESSION 1. STATE-BY-STATE OVERVIEW: ALGERIA, EGYPT, MOROCCO
Arkab Mohamed
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
Nesreen Mohamed Rady Abd El-Kader
Director of new and renewable energy section
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Topic to be confirmed
TBC
Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco
Topic to be confirmed
Hesham Elmagouz
Manager of Renewable Energies in West of Libya
General Electricity Company Of Libya
The First Grid-Connected PV System: Libya
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
Lunch
SESSION 2. PANEL DEBATE: PROJECT FINANCING IN NORTH AFRICA
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
TBC
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Topic to be confirmed
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
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
Bjørnar Baugerud
Investment Director
Norfund
Project financing in East Africa
CASE STUDY AND BEST TECHNOLOGIES
Jörg Althaus
Business Field Manager Solar Energy
TÜV Rheinland
Topic to be confirmed
Speaker slot
Reserved for Session Sponsor
CASE STUDY AND BEST TECHNOLOGIES
Speaker slot
Reserved for Session Sponsor
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Coffee-break
O&M AND ASSET MANAGEMENT IN MENA
Speaker slot
Reserved for Session Sponsor
Marco Alves
Head of O&M Services
VOLTALIA
O&M Bankability and business modelling
Valerio Pelizzi
Director of Asset Management EMEA
Canadian Solar
Asset Management
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, THE IVORY COAST.
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)
Key policy, legal and contractual considerations in solar IPP projects, from project inception to commercial operations
Seth Agbeve Mahu
Deputy Director, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power, Ghana
Topic to be confirmed
Coffee-break
SESSION 2. PANEL DEBATE. PROJECT FINANCING IN MIDDLE EAST
David Short
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
Topic to be confirmed
Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
Topic to be confirmed
Dario Danelutti
Managing Director
Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH
A paradigm shift to raise finance for emerging markets - Comprehensive quality assurance measures to achieve investability
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
SESSION 2. PANEL DEBATE. PROJECT FINANCING IN WEST AFRICA
Aart Mulder
Manager Energy
FMO
Reducing timelines in financing solar projects
Damien Ricordeau
CEO & Founder
FINERGREEN
How makes a renewable energy project bankable?
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 AND BEST TECHNOLOGIES
Speaker slot
Reserved for Session Sponsor
Ahmed Zakaria
Project Engineer and Business Developer
Enerparc
Topic to be confirmed
CASE STUDY AND BEST TECHNOLOGIES
Speaker slot
Reserved for Session Sponsor
Speaker slot
Topic to be confirmed
Lunch
C&I SOLAR OPPORTUNITIES IN MIDDLE EAST & EAST AFRICA
Speaker slot
Reserved for Session Sponsor
Matthew Tilleard
Managing Partner
CrossBoundary Energy
Topic to be confirmed
Jeremy Crane
CEO
Yellow Door Energy
Topic to be confirmed
Sebastian Noethlichs
CEO
Nvision.Energy
C&I Solar for E&F Markets
Fadi Margi
General Manager – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Izzat Marji Group
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
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
Arkab Mohamed
Arkab Mohamed
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)
Mamadou Diarra
Mamadou Diarra
Member of the Board
National Center for Solar Energy (CNES), Niger
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET)
Jeremy Crane
Jeremy Crane
CEO
Yellow Door Energy
Aart Mulder
Aart Mulder
Manager Energy
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
Director, Renewable Energy
Mizuho Bank
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
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
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!"

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 prepare 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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