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Best Practices in Financing Large-Scale Solar Projects

June 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am

08:00 AM
08:00 AM
Jun 23, 2014
Emirates Towers, Dubai

The Middle East Solar Industry Association is delighted to invite you to a focused workshop on the Best Practices in Financing Large-Scale Solar Projects. During this gathering, you will have the opportunity to meet and exchange views with local and international financial institutions.

The objectives of this event is to provide an understanding of financing requirement regionally for a utility scale PV project and the available financial products by local banks in order to help achieve an optimal capital structure to drive down the cost of solar energy.



8:30 Registration
9:00 Introductory Remarks, MESIA
9:15 Financing Opportunities in The Middle East
Presented by Umer Ahmad – Director, Project Finance & Infrastructure, Ernst &Young
9:30 How to Make Your Project More Bankable

  • Andre Schoder – Director Project Finance Advisory, NBAD
  • Hadi Tahoub – Executive Director Middle East, SkyPower
  • Ignacio Martinez – Business Development Manager, DNVGL
  • Jaikishin Asnani – Investment Officer, IFC
10:15 Break (15 min break)
10:30 Bid Optimizing Strategies
Presented by Anand Rohatgi, Synergy Consulting
11:00 How to Improve Your Cost of Capital

  • Arash Alavi – Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital
  • Christopher M. Cantelmi – Principal, IFC
  • Phil Hale – Director, Development, SolarReserve
  • Steve Perry – Head of Debt Markets and Syndications, First Gulf Bank
11:45 Keynotes Presentations
Waleed Salman, EVP Strategy & Business Development, DEWA
12:15 Concluding Remarks
12:30 Lunch


FREE for MESIA members

100 AED for the others




Sponsored by

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Supported by

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Media Partner

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June 23, 2014
8:00 am
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