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Solar Asset Management MENA


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Solar Asset Management MENA


Strategic Platform for the MENA region's solar PV industry, focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.


SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT MENA
EVENT PARTNERS

Conference

Two-day in-depth program focused on best practices and recent trends in both technical and financial solar asset management, shared by international and local experts.

Top Solar Projects MENA

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In preparation for Solar Asset Management MENA 2019, the Strategic Platform for the MENA region's solar PV industry focusing on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios, we have compiled an overview of Top Solar Projects to take better stock of the more paramount projects, capacities, owners and hottest markets.

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Speakers


Speakers


ROUVEN LENHART /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - METEOCONTROL AMEA
Rouven Lenhart started his career in Solar business in 2006 with leading German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG. At SMA Solar Rouven held various roles from Off-Grid development department to Business Development.

In 2015 Rouven joined meteocontrol as Senior Sales Manager to develop meteocontrols international business activities. Now he is heading Business Development & International Sales unit and is appointed as Managing Director / CEO for meteocontrols international Business hub in Dubai, UAE.
ROUVEN LENHART
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// METEOCONTROL AMEA
FRANK WOUTERS /// DIRECTOR - EU GCC CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
Mr. Frank Wouters is the Director of the “EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network” project, since December 2015. Mr. Frank Wouters has been leading renewable energy projects, transactions, and technology development for over 25 years. He has played a lead role in development of renewable generation projects valued at over $4.5 billion. These range from small scale PV solar electrification in Uganda to the 100MW Shams I Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) in the UAE, and strategic equity investment in the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind project. His transactions have received multiple project finance “Deal of the Year” awards.
As Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the first global intergovernmental organisation dedicated to all renewables, he managed a US$350 million IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development project facility for RE. He appraised over 80 projects a year and recommended projects for funding, including solar PV projects in Africa.
Mr. Wouters has served on the board of several energy companies, including Torresol Energy SA, where he developed three solar plants with an overall budget of US$1.4 billion.
Mr. Wouters has a proven track record of advice to public power sector agencies. As Director of the Masdar Power Unit, a clean energy company owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, he managed more than US$3 billion of power projects, including solar and wind power projects. He coordinated with government ministers and other stakeholders to promote private sector investment for RE projects as part of the Africa Clean Energy Corridor Initiative.

Qualified with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University, he is fluent in English and German, as well as Dutch.
FRANK WOUTERS
DIRECTOR /// EU GCC CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
NABIH CHERRADI /// CTO - DESERT TECHNOLOGIES
Dr. Nabih Cherradi is Desert Technologies’ Chief Technology Officer. Has spent over 30 years building on a long record of accomplishment of equipment's/production lines as well as business development in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries.
Prior to joining Desert Technologies, Nabih was CEO of EmpowerSun, a Swiss based photovoltaic energy consultancy, which he founded in 2009. In the meantime, he also co-founded ISWT a French solar developer company. From 2007-2009, as a Vice President/CTO, he accompanied Yingli Green Energy in its fast expansion with responsibility for the technology and manufacturing. He also participated in its IPO in New York (NYSE). As operations & process director at Applied Materials from 1997 to 2007 Nabih was responsible for installing turn-key semiconductor and photovoltaic production lines throughout the world, installing multiple GWs of production capacity across a ten year period. From 1990 to 1997, he acted as associate professor and research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne.

He holds a PhD on materials sciences from the University Henri Poincaré, Nancy as well as an MBA, from the Business School of Nancy, (France).
NABIH CHERRADI
CTO /// DESERT TECHNOLOGIES
SERGI BOSQUE GARCIA /// REGIONAL MANAGER MEA & INDIA - GREENPOWERMONITOR
Sergi is the Regional Manager for Middle-East and Africa (MEA) & India at GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), a DNV GL company. Holding over 10 years of experience in the field of energy and climate change, his primary developing duties are leading business relationships with customers, establishing new partnerships and leading the development of techno-commercial offers for targeted countries.

Sergi previously worked under many capacities at consulting firm Factor CO2, including Representative for APAC, Business Development Manager, Project Manager and Senior Consultant. His global experience spans different continents, including Europe (Spain, Poland), APAC (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South Korea, India) as well as Middle-East and Africa (MEA).

Sergi holds an MSc in Eco-efficiency and Energy Markets from the Fundación CIRCE (University of Zaragoza) and BASc in Environmental Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Spain.
SERGI BOSQUE GARCIA
REGIONAL MANAGER MEA & INDIA /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
AHMED S. NADA /// PRESIDENT - MESIA
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AHMED S. NADA
PRESIDENT /// MESIA
RAED AHMAD BKAYRAT /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS COUNCIL
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RAED AHMAD BKAYRAT
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS COUNCIL
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Program


Program


Program Outline

Day 1

Session 1 /// The confines of Solar Asset Management
• The solar paradigm in the MENA region
• Defining and Understanding Solar Asset Management
Session 2 /// Project Bankability & Quality Assurance
• Risk assessment and mitigation at the early stages
• Finding the optimal model between different stakeholders (Owner, EPC, O&M contractor)
Session 3 /// Solar Asset Performance Monitoring and Optimisation
• How to assess and monitor solar power plant performance
Session 4 /// Innovative Asset Management and O&M
• Digitalization and automation of the AM / O&M Space
Networking Drinks
Networking Dinner (additional registration required)

Day 2

Session 5 /// Managing for optimal returns
• Financial Asset Management: revenue models in solar
• Refinancing & investment decision for solar portfolios
Session 6 /// Curtailment, storage & hybrid systems
• Hybrid solar power plants and grid integration
Session 7 /// O&M considerations for the MENA region
• O&M best practices for tackling unique regional challenges
Session 8 /// Future proofing Solar Asset Management
• Solar Asset Management moving forward: key takeaways and learnings
Networking Drinks
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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


Sponsor & Partnerships Opportunities 

The international two-day event will involve 100+ high-level decision-makers from around the world.

A wide range of opportunities is available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.

Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages

  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders

  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign

  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through a presentation or panel discussion

  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during the conference

  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group

Sponsor and exhibiting spaces are limited, so make sure you reach out in time.

For more information, please contact Jens van der Laan through jens@solarplaza.com.

Account Manager

For more information, please contact us directly:

Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910

jens@solarplaza.com

GOLD SPONSORS
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EXHIBITION SPONSOR
 
KNOWLEDGE PARTNER
SUPPORTING PARTNER
STRATEGIC PARTNER
MEDIA PARTNER
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Registration


Registration


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Registration - Solar Asset Management MENA

17-18 November 2019 /// Dubai

Click the button below to register and join over 150 other attendees at Solar Asset Management MENA (17-18 November 2019, Dubai). Please feel free to get in touch with us directly at registrations@solarplaza.com (please do not forget to mention the event concerned), in case of any issues or questions regarding registration. We look forward to meeting you in Dubai!

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Track Record


Track Record


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 125 events in over more than 35 countries. Within that line-up, the Solar Asset Management conference series is a global range of events fully dedicated to Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management and all other technical and financial topics in the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. 

With highly successful editions in North America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Asia (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Latin America (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and Australia (2019), the series is establishing an important position around the world, following the maturation of international solar markets.

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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

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"TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORLD BY ACCELERATING THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

Contact us

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Project Manager
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Lisette Buist
+31 10 302 79 07
lisette@solarplaza.com

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Account Manager
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Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910

jens@solarplaza.com

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

Marketeer
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Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 3027912
irene@solarplaza.com