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Energy – Saudi Arabia renewables, Empowering Saudi Arabia’s Emerging Renewables Sector

January 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am

08:00 AM
08:00 AM
Jan 28, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Who should attend

Renewables professionals from local and international banks, local and international funds, local manufacturers and EPC providers, international developers, global financial advisory, legal and technical advisory.



A free conference aimed at helping position the supply chain and developers to contribute to and benefit from a successful wind and solar sector in Saudi Arabia.


This conference will drill down into what is key for the sector and how to understand the real risks involved in supplying to and developing wind and solar projects in Saudi Arabia. The panels of experts from global companies and organisations will help identify what are the financially viable opportunities, what is needed to secure debt and equity financing for manufacture and projects and how best to structure partnerships for a successful renewable energy venture.

Panelists will include participants from local and international banks, local and international funds, local manufacturers and EPC providers, international developers, global financial advisory, legal and technical advisory.

For further information about the conference, please contact Michelle T Davies – Partner and Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability Group on 0845 498 7553 or by e-mail tomichelletdavies@eversheds.com


8:00-9:00 Registration and networking
9:00-9:10 Welcome and introductory remarksMichelle T. Davies, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds LLP
9:10-9:40 Keynote presentation: “Covering the Basics: Local Operating Conditions as Measured Through the Renewable Resources Atlas”Dr. Maher Alodan, Director of Research, Development & innovation,K.A.CARE
9:40 – 9:50 Saudi Power Generation Toolkit – The launch of the joint Eversheds/Access Advisory HandbookReda El Chaar, Managing Director, Access
9:50 – 10:50 Panel event 1: “The Role of the RRA in Promoting Renewables Projects in KSA”Paddy Padmanathan, CEO, ACWA PowerAbdulhadi Al-Mureeh, Managing Director, National Solar Systems

Yousef Al Yousefi, Head of Projects, Taqnia

David Otero Bea, Head of Africa and Middle East, EDPR

Mr. Khurram Butt, Head Syndication, Saudi Investment Bank

Alan Drew, Mainstream

Artur Zawadski, Sunrise CSP

Moderated by: Dr. Ibrahim Babelli, Renewable Energy Team Leader,K.A.CARE

10:50 – 11:50 Panel event 2: “Localizing a Bankable Solar Value Chain in KSA”Grant Greatrex, MAC GroupDr Ahmed A Sindi, MD, SATCO

Tim Polega, Head of Power Systems, Saudi Aramco

Saleh Azzam Al Salem, Algihaz

Daniel Koulianos, Shoals

Evangelos Lianos, Yingli Solar

Stefano Romanin, China Sun Energy

Moderated by: Nour Mousa, CEO, Desert Technologies

11:50 – 12:20 Coffee Break
12:20 – 13:10 Panel event 3: “Best Practices in Integrating Renewables Into the Grid”Dr. Fahad Abu-Mouti, Head of the Sustainable Grid Integration, K.A.CAREDr. Abdullah Al Shehri, Governor, ECRA

Hando Kang, Skypower

Gianluca Bertolino Schneider Electric

Erik Voldner, Enviromena

Niklas Weckstrom, Poyry

Mothana Qteishat, Trina Solar

Moderated by: Vahid Fotuhi, Head of Strategic Advisory, Access




13:10 – 14:10 Lunch  
14:10 – 15:00 Panel event 4: “Corporate Structuring and licencing for Solar PPA”Michelle T. Davies, Head of Clean Energy Practice, Eversheds LLPAamir Syedain, Head of Structured Debt Finance, Banque Saudi Fransi

Reda El Chaar, Managing Director, Access

Sabri Asfour, FAS

Moderated by: Imtiaz Mahtab, Vice President, Air Liquide

15:00 – 16:00  Panel event 6: “The Saudi Wind Opportunity – rich or poor relation?”Ignacio Lainez, EDPRIgnacio Martinez, Garrad Hassan

Bander Allif, ACWA

Faraj Al Jarba, CTID

Moderated by: Grant Greatrex, MAC Group

16:00 – 17:00 Panel event 5: “Role of local banks in Raising financing for Renewable Energy investments”Louai Al Azher, Deputy Head of Projects, Arab National BankMarcel Luckman, AVP, Corporate Banking, Riyad Bank

Padraig Fitzpatrick, Saudi Industrial Development Fund

Moderated by: Indraj Mangat, Partner, Eversheds LLP


January 28, 2014
8:00 am
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