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MENASOL 2014 6th Middle East & North Africa Conference & Expo 6-7 May 2014, Dubai

Hear from the experts on the CSP market in the Middle East and North Africa and find out where the CSP opportunities in the region are!

If you want the solutions to your CSP MENA challenges that will drive your business forward in the region, then don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the senior decision-makers, partners, investors and advisors in the CSP industry.

Download the brochure here to see the latest additions to the 40+ high level speakers we already have confirmed for MENASOL.

Plenary Speakers | CSP Track Speakers | PV Track Speakers

Plenary Speakers
Saudi Arabia
Waleed al-Rumaih Waleed al-Rumaih
Board Director
National Saudi Transmission Company Preparing for launch: Designing competitive and bankable projects in Saudi Arabia
 
Sam Shakir Sam Shakir
CEO
Areva Solar Preparing for launch: Designing competitive and bankable projects in Saudi Arabia
Areva Solar
Browning Rockwell Browning Rockwell
Executive Director
Saudi Arabia Solar Industries Association (SASIA) Preparing for launch: Designing competitive and bankable projects in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Solar Industries Association (SASIA)
Thomas Altmann Senior Director confirmed
MASDAR Presentation Title TBC
Masdar
Alexandre Allegue Alexandre Allegue
Vice President Business Development
Sun & Life Preparing for launch: Designing competitive and bankable projects in Saudi Arabia
Sun & Life
Richard Keenan Richard Keenan
Partner
Chadbourne & Parke LLPPresentation Title: Preparing for launch: Designing competitive and bankable projects in Saudi Arabia
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Jordan
Her Excellency Eng Wijdan Alrabadi Her Excellency Eng Wijdan Alrabadi
Commissioner
Electricity Regulation Commission- Jordan Panel: Realising Jordan's vision for renewable energy
Electricity Regulation Commission- Jordan
Hanna Zaghloul Hanna Zaghloul
CEO
Kawar Energy (Jordan) Panel: Realising Jordan's vision for renewable energy
Kawar Energy (Jordan)
Hala Zawati Hala Zawati
CEO
EDAMA (Jordan) Panel: Realising Jordan's vision for renewable energy
EDAMA
Thomas Altmann Ahmed Aldohni
Generation's Contracts & Agreements Section Head National Electric Power Company
NEPCO
Realising Jordan's vision for renewable energy
 
Michelle Davies Michelle Davies
Partner, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability
Eversheds LLP Realising Jordan's vision for renewable energy
Eversheds LLP
Desalination Session
Thomas Altmann Thomas Altmann
Vice President Technology
ACWA Power Powering desalination with Solar
ACWA Power
Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Roesener Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Roesener
Supervisory Board Member
Desertec Power
Powering desalination with Solar
Desertec Power
Regional Expert
Taher Diab Taher Diab
Director of Strategy and Planning
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Assessing the future of renewables in the MENA region
 
Frank Wouters Frank Wouters
Deputy Director-General
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Assessing the future of renewables in the MENA region
IRENA
Morocco Experts Section
Thomas Altmann Senior Representative to be Confirmed
Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy
MASEN Session
 
Tarik Hamane Tarik Hamane
Director of Origination
ONÉE Morocco MASEN Session
ONÉE Morocco

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CSP Track Speakers
Developers, EPC's and Technology Providers
Jayesh Goyal Jayesh Goyal
Global Vice President - Sales
Areva Solar CSP Technological advancements - preparing for Saudi Arabia
Areva Solar
Kevin Smith Kevin Smith
CEO
SolarReserve International CSP case studies - A technical look at constructing CSP in the desert
SolarReserve
Yago Mancebo Yago Mancebo
Investment Manager
Masdar Forming Joint Ventures in MENA
Masdar
Abdulaziz Al-Obaidli Abdulaziz Al-Obaidli
Process Performance Engineer
Shams Power Company International CSP case studies - A technical look at constructing CSP in the desert
Shams Power Company
Speaker image coming soon. Manuel Cortés
Head of International Business
Cobra Energia
Lessons learnt from leading plants in MENA
Cobra Energía
Wim Alen Wim Alen
Senior Business Developer Solar and Geothermal
GDF Suez Forming Joint Ventures in MENA
GDF Suez
Thomas Riley Thomas Riley
Senior Advisor to CEO on international Development
Brightsource Energy Coalinga Case Study - the world's largest solar thermal EOR demonstration facility
Brightsource Energy
Javier Lopez Carvajal Javier Lopez Carvajal
Product Manager Renewable Energy
Tractebel Engineering GDF Suez CSP Technological advancements - preparing for Saudi Arabia
Tractabel Engineering GDF Suez
Richard LeBlanc Richard LeBlanc
President and CEO
Skyfuel CSP technological advancements - preparing for Saudi Arabia
Skyfuel
Rod McGregor Rod McGregor
CEO
Glasspoint Solar Glasspoint and Petroleum Development Oman's pilot project
Glasspoint Solar
Speaker image coming soon. Dr. Syham Bentouati
Head of New Technology Implementation
Petroluem Development Oman Glasspoint and Petroleum Development Oman's pilot project
 
Dr. Michael Geyer Dr. Michael Geyer
International Business Development Director of Abengoa Solar for Europe, Middle East & Africa
Abengoa International CSP case studies - A technical look at constructing CSP in the desert
Abengoa
Alan Cortizo Suárez Alan Cortizo Suárez
Sales Manager
TSK Presentation Title TBC
TSK
Svante Bundgaard Svante Bundgaard
CEO
Aalborg
Presentation Title TBC
Aalborg
Andreas Nocker Andreas Nocker
Key Market Manager - Renewable Energies
Hawe
Preparing for Saudi Arabia part II - effective supply chain management to reduce your LCOE
Andreas Nocker
Juha Ven Juha Ven
CEO
Huiyin Group
Preparing for Saudi Arabia part II - effective supply chain management to reduce your LCOE
Huiyin Group
Jarl Pedersen Jarl Pedersen
Vice President - Marketing & Sales
NEST
Preparing for Saudi Arabia part II - effective supply chain management to reduce your LCOE
Andreas Nocker
Martin Selig Martin Selig
Founder and COO
Novatec SolarPresentation Title TBC
Novatec Solar
Investors and Advisory firms
Jonathan Walters Jonathan Walters
Director, Regional Programs and Partnerships
The World Bank Project Finance in MENA
The World Bank
Barbara Riccardi Barbara Riccardi
Executive Director of Global Infrastucture and Finance
Natixis Bank Project Finance in MENA
Natixis
Ulrich Schoppmeyer Ulrich Schoppmeyer
Director  - Power, Renewables and Water
Kfw IPEX Project Finance in MENA
Kfw IPEX
Robert Flaechsig Robert Flaechsig
Regional Coordinator, Saudi Arabia & GCC Countries
Desertec Foundation Forming Joint Ventures in MENA
Desertec Foundation
Dr Wilson Jefferson Dr Wilson Jefferson
Senior Counsel
Osool Law Firm Forming Joint Ventures in MENA
Osool Law Firm
Charlie Richardson Charlie Richardson
Senior Underwriter
GCube Underwriting Limited Insuring a CSP Power plant
GCube Underwriting Limited
Reda El Chaar Reda El Chaar
Managing director
Access Consultants Morocco's CSP potential
Access Consultants
Thomas Altmann Yasser B Yaqub
Associate
Chadbourne & Parke LLPProject Finance in MENA
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Researchers/Associations
Luis Crespo Luis Crespo
President
ESTELA International CSP case studies - A technical look at constructing CSP in the desert
Estela
Matteo Chiesa

Matteo Chiesa
Associate Professor
Masdar Institute Solar resource mapping for CSP in MENA

Masdar
Ronan Grimes Ronan Grimes
MACCSOL project co-ordinator
University of Limerick CSP Technological advancements - preparing for Saudi Arabia
 
Dr. Tom Fluri Dr. Tom Fluri
Head of Group, Solar Thermal Power Plants and High Temperature Energy Storage
Fraunhofer Institue for Solar Energy Kuwait and the prospects for CSP
 

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PV Track Speakers
Developers/EPCs
Sami Khoreibi Sami Khoreibi
CEO
Enviromena Middle East market entry: Strategies for PV success
Enviromena
Martin Mock Martin Mock
Managing Director
Belectric Middle East Cost-effective construction in MENA
Belectric Middle East
Laurent Longuet Laurent Longuet
Managing Director -Middle East
Sunpower Mono/polycrystalline vs Thin Film- Picking the best technology for the desert
Sunpower
Speaker image coming soon. Dr. Cherradi Nabih
CTO
Desert Technologies The road to prosperous PV in MENA
 
Matthew Merfert Matthew Merfert
Director of Projects at First Solar - Middle East and Africa
First Solar Lessons learnt from leading plants in MENA
First Solar
Jaime Martinez Jaime Martinez
Business Development Manager
Cobra Energía
Lessons learnt from leading plants in MENA
Cobra Energía
Speaker image coming soon. Vikalp Mundra
Joint Managing Director
UJAAS Energy
Making the most of Operations, Monitoring and Maintenance strategies
UJAAS
Regional Utilities and Solar Stakeholders
Speaker image coming soon. Ali Mohamed al Ali
Conservation and Energy Efficiency Manager
KAHRAMAA Getting connected: Readying the grids for PV penetration
KAHRAMAA
Waleed Salman Waleed Salman
Vice President Strategy
DEWA Presentation Title TBC
DEWA
Speaker image coming soon. Dr. Atef Odibat
CEO
Ma’an Development AreaThe road to prosperous PV in MENA
 
Vahid Fotuhi Vahid Fotuhi
President & Founder
Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA)The road to prosperous PV in MENA
Solar Research bodies and consultancies
Karl Leo Karl Leo
Director- Center for Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research (SPERC)
KAUST Panel: The road to prosperous PV in MENA
KAUST
Dr Hosni Ghedira Dr Hosni Ghedira
Director
Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (Masdar Institute) Mono/polycrystalline vs Thin Film- Picking the best technology for the desert
Masdar
Floris Schulze Floris Schulze
Managing Director- Middle East
CESI Getting connected: Readying the grids for PV penetration
CESI
Nikolai Dobrott Nikolai Dobrott
Managing Partner
Apricum Middle East market entry: Strategies for PV success
Apricum
Joerg Althaus Joerg Althaus
Head of Business Field- Solar Field
TÜV Rheinland Testing times: Module and component selection for Saudi, Jordan, and the UAE
TUV Rheinland
Speaker image coming soon. Professor Al Amoud
Associate Professor
King Saud University Testing times: Module and component selection for Saudi, Jordan, and the UAE
King Saud University
Omran al Kuwari Omran al Kuwari
CEO
GreengulfMaking the most of Operations, Monitoring and Maintenance strategies
Sun & Life
Stefan de Haan Stefan de Haan
Principal Analyst
IHS Mono/polycrystalline vs Thin Film- Picking the best technology for the desert
IHS
Grant Greatrex Grant Greatrex
Senior Partner - Renewable Energies
MaC Group
"Equity investors across the solar PV development cycle"
MaC Group
Chris Smith Chris Smith
Director
Power Capital
"Equity investors across the solar PV development cycle"
Power Capital
Fred Wendt Fred Wendt
Director of Energy
ILF Consulting EngineersLessons learnt from leading plants in MENA
ILF
Adel Baba-Aissa Adel Baba-Aissa
Founder & Managing Director
Renewable Energy PartnerCSP in North Africa: The launchpad for PV in North Africa
Renewable Energy Partner
Speaker image coming soon. Silash Ruparell
CEO
Armacom International Presentation Title TBC
Armacom International
Technology Providers
Tirso Diaz Tirso Diaz
Business Development Director
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Presentation Title TBC
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Speaker image coming soon.

Stephan Padlewski
Regional Marketing Manager- EMEA

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Testing times: Module and component selection for Saudi, Jordan, and the UAE

Dupont
Brooks Herring Brooks Herring
Vice President Corporate Executive Officer
Solar Frontier
Mono/polycrystalline vs Thin Film- Picking the best technology for the desert
Solar Frontier
Kamal Sabra Kamal Sabra
Sales Office Manager
Kipp & Zonen
Making the most of Operations, Monitoring and Maintenance strategies
 
Speaker image coming soon. Arturo Herrero
Chief Strategy Officer
JinkoSolarLessons learnt from leading plants in MENA
JinkoSolar

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For CSP track enquiries
please contact:

Sarah Kingham
Sarah Kingham
Research and Project Manager
CSP Today
+44 (0) 20 7375 7564
sarah@csptoday.com

For Plenary sessions and PV enquiries
please contact:

Letty Thomas
Letty Thomas
Senior Research & Project Manager
PV Insider
+44 (0) 207 375 7187
US toll free: 1800 814 3459 ex: 7187
lthomas@pv-insider.com
@lettythomas
Lead Sponsor
AREVA
Gold Sponsor
Grupo Cobra
Silver Sponsors
DuPont
Nest
Bronze Sponsors
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Eversheds
Huiyin Group
SkyPower FAS Energy
Wifi Sponsor
Therminol
Lunch Sponsor
JinkoSolar
Lanyard Sponsor
SolarReserve
Sponsors
Eversheds
Rayspower
Rayspower
Rioglass Solar
SkyFuel
Solar Frontier
Coffee Break Sponsor
GDF SUEZ
Global Premier Exhibitor
promat
Global Exhibitor
Aalborg
Premier Exhibitors
HAWE
SCHOTT Solar
Exhibitors
British Solar Renewables
Dow
Dow
GeoModel Solar
Global Oil Company (Europe) Ltd
greenway
Porextherm
Schaeffler
SONCEBOZ
Taiwan Glass Group
Thermosol-Glass
Plenary Track Speakers
Areva Solar
Saudi Arabia Solar Industries Association (SASIA)
Masdar
Sun & Life
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Electricity Regulation Commission- Jordan
Kawar Energy (Jordan)
Arab Bank
EDAMA
ACWA Power
Desertec Power
CSP Track Speakers
Areva Solar
SolarReserve
Masdar
Shams Power Company
GDF Suez
Brightsource Energy
Tractabel Engineering GDF Suez
Skyfuel
Glasspoint Solar
Abengoa
SkyFuel
The World Bank
Natixis
Kfw IPEX
Apricum
Osool Law Firm
GCube Underwriting Limited
Access Consultants
Estela
PV Track Speakers
Enviromena
Belectric Middle East
Sunpower
ONÉE Morocco
KAHRAMAA
DEWA
KAUST
Masdar
CESI
TUV Rheinland
King Saud University
Sun & Life
IHS
MaC Group
Power Capital
ILF
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Dupont
Solar Frontier