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2022 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

30 March 2022

DAY - 1

Morning Session-Regional Focus & Market Outlook

09:15 - 09:20 (5 mins)

Welcome Address

09:20 - 09:30 (10 mins)

Opening Address

09:30 - 09:50 (20 mins)

KEYNOTE : Creating Supportive Regulatory Landscape & Legal Frameworks for the Solar Industry

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, countries have advanced in reaching their renewable energy targets with more renewable projects coming online this year. In this opening session, key renewable policymakers from the region’s major markets will be invited to explain the renewable policies in their countries.

09:50 - 10:40 (50 mins)

PANEL : C-suite Panel: Status and Prospects of MENA Region’s Booming Solar PV Market

In this panel discussion, You can hear various voices from the leading utility-scale players through the whole solar PV industry chain of MENA region to discuss on the landscape, market outlook, financing & investment trends and estimated effects of latest policies & regulations on the industry growth.

10:40 - 11:00 (20 mins)

Tea Break & Exhibition Tour

11:00 - 11:50 (50 mins)

PANEL : Towards Sustainability: Accelerating the Development of Solar Energy Across MENA Region

The MENA region is steadily adding more renewable energy projects to meet the countries’ targets included in their energy transition strategies. This session will gather leading market players to understand what projects they are planning, upcoming opportunities for partnerships and review the latest initiative.

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:50 (50 mins)

PANEL : Navigating Bankability: Financing MENA Regions’ Solar Projects in 2022

  • Learn What most common funding strategies are being used in the MENA region

  • Understand the biggest risks to financing in the MENA region’s solar industry

  • Learn what the most popular solar-financing models and de-risking strategy are

  • Explore the the financing innovations that will be widely applied in MENA region

14:50 - 15:40 (50 mins)

PANEL : Stability&Profitabiliy: The Role of Energy Storage to Enhance Solar Projects

  • Main focus when designing a solar+storage site through to managing storage as an assets

  • Explore how the new division of operations and maintenance as it applies to storage projects

  • Understand how Energy Storage can help Solar Projects integrate into the grid in MENA region

  • Case studies where storage improves solar production in MENA region

15:40 - 16:00 (20 mins)

KEYNOTE : Integrating CSP as An Alternative Energy Source in MENA Region

Concentrated Solar Power presents several advantages compared to intermittent sources of renewable energy such as solar PV or wind. In MENA region, CSP towers are considered to be more effective in areas exposed to high DNI and low humidity. In this session, leading player of CSP market will be include to share their stories.

16:00 - 16:30 (30mins)

Tea Break & Exhibition Tour

16:30 - 17:00 (30 mins)

KEYNOTE : Producing Solar Power at Scale: Excellence and Innovation

17:00 - 17:50 (50 mins)

PANEL : Effectively Applying Floating Solar PV in MENA Region

  • Global Floating Solar market latest developments

  • Learn the Floating PV plant lifecycle & waterproof performance

  • Current challenges in Floating Solar Project development in MENA

  • Access Innovative tech solutions for Floating Solar

31 March 2022

DAY - 2

Morning Session

09:15 - 09:30 (15 mins)

Opening Address

09:30 - 10:20 (50 mins)

PANEL : Powering the Commercial & Industrial Sector with Solar PV in MENA Region

  • Opportunities and challenges of C&I PV in MENA region

  • How to maximize value for a C&I solar PV system

  • Learn the trending C&I business models & regulations

  • What is the effect of Covid-19 on C&I consumers and generators

10:20 - 10:50 (30 mins)

TECHINCAL BOX : Project Showcase: Unveiling Amazon’s First MENA Renewable Energy Project

Amazon has inaugurated its first on-site renewable energy project in MENA – a solar rooftop at Amazon’s largest fulfilment centre in the UAE, taking its first step on its sustainability road map across MENA region. In this session, Amazon MENA will be invited to unveil more details regarding this significant project.

10:50 - 11:20 (30 mins)

Tea Break & Exhibition Tour

11:20 - 12:10 (50 mins)

Scaling Up the Deployment of Rooftop Solar in MENA Region

  • Learn the key regional policies, programs supporting RTS and its market statues

  • Key O&M consideration for Rooftop Solar Portfolios

  • Financing strategies to make Rooftop Solar more bankable

  • Understand the most popular business models that supports RTS in MENA

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:50 (50 mins)

PANEL : O&M Strategies: How to Boost Yields and Maximize the Profitability of Operational Solar Assets

  • Learn Inverter O&M strategies to ensure reliable assets

  • Understand which new technologies and data tools can help ensure performance optimization of solar plants

  • How O&M costs can be reduced through new maintenance improving technologies

14:50 - 15:20 (30 mins)

TECHNICAL BOX : Leading Technologies to Optimize Your Solar Assets and Increase ROI

15:20 - 15:50 (30 mins)

Tea Break & Exhibition Tour

15:50 - 16:40 (50 mins)

PANEL : Key Consideration for Risk Mitigation When Developing/Operating Solar Assets

  • What’s the key finical risks in the whole life-circle of your PV assets

  • Legal risk management issues in contracting solar resources

  • How to identify technology risks and develop effective strategies