Discover the key power projects in the Middle East region!


Event Overview

In line with the sustainability and energy transition visions, MENA is set to become a global leader of power diversification and conservation. The region is striving to meet its growing energy demands caused by urban and industrial expansion in addition to overcoming the impact of the 2020 health crisis.

The overall investment in the MENA power sector is expected to reach USD250 billion, characterized by an accelerating shift towards renewables and clean energy resources. The region is expected to add nearly 20 GW of solar power only over the next five years – MENA Energy Outlook 2021-2025, APICORP.

In lights of this, MENA Power Projects Forum, taking place on 7-8 September 2022, Abu Dhabi, will gather leading power sector stakeholders from government, finance, academia and the private sector to determine the future of the region’s energy and discuss key issues in generation, transmission, distribution, and conservation.

This is the first event of its kind to feature sector-specific project showcases, strategic and technical sessions, and interactive networking sessions for industry experts keen on exploring the region’s energy potential and how innovation can help in achieving their targets and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution.


Supporting Partners

Supporting Associations

Women in Renewable Energy
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Event Features


2 day conference


2 day exhibition


Country project briefings


Recognition for event partners


 

Product Demos


Media and live broadcast area


VIP Majlis



Event in Numbers

300+

ATTENDEES

30+

SPEAKERS

30+

EXHIBITORS

10

AWARDS HIGHLIGHTING THE LEADERS IN MENA POWER SECTOR


Who Will Attend


Delegates Profile

Chairmen, CEOs, VPs, Department Heads & Directors of:

Power Generation

Distribution Department

Transmission Department

Substation

Power Station

Projects Department

Power Plant

Operations Department

Automation and digitalization

Technology and Innovation Department

PPP & IPP Department

Engineering

Renewable Projects

Planning Department

Network Operations

Maintenance & Asset Management

Procurement & Contracts Department

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2022 Advisors


Alaa Abdul Samad - Alex


Associate Vice President, Louis Berger Services (WSP)

Antonio Moreno


Regional Director, Abengoa

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hader


Head of Asset Information Section, Al Ain Distribution Company

Roberto Mangano


Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers

2022 Speakers


H.E. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali


Assistant Undersecretary for Water, Electricity & Future Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Amani Al Azzam


Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

Abderrahim El Hafidi


CEO, National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (Onee), Morocco

Dr. Tarik Hamane


Managing Director Development & Member of Executive Committee, Masen, Morocco

Nawal Alhanaee


Director of Future Energy Department, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Ahmad M. Al Azemi


Renewable Specialist, State of Kuwait

Andrea Lovato


Executive Vice President & Acting Head of Renewable Development & Green Hydrogen, ACWA Power

Akin Adamson


Director, Middle East, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Frank Wouters


Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network

Alaa Abdul Samad - Alex


Associate Vice President, Louis Berger Services (WSP)

Antonio Moreno


Managing Director, EOSOL

Badr Ikken


Director General, IRESEN, Morocco

Hamed Al Saggaf


Executive Director of IPP & Renewable Energy, Saudi Electricity Company

Imteyaz Ahmad


Managing Director - Power and Water, Future Water and Power Consulting (FWPC)

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hader


Head of Asset Information Section, Al Ain Distribution Company

Mohammed Al Taani


Secretary General of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission, Vice Chairman of the Jordanian Renewables Energy Society

 

Roberto Mangano


Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers

Mohammed Atif


Area Manager, Energy Systems, DNV, UAE

Agenda


08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:45 Official opening, ribbon cutting and VIP tour
09:00 Chairman welcome and opening remarks
09:05 Opening session
Opening keynote speech
H.E. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Water, Electricity & Future Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
09:20 Opening keynote speech
09:35 Opening keynote speech
H.E. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Water, Electricity & Future Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
09:30 MENA Region Market Overview and Updates Regional panel: MENA energy future - driving transition and achieving self-sufficiency
  • Overview of the MENA’s energy visions and goals
  • Exploring the shift in the region’s power sector and the key factors behind it
  • Looking at the opportunities in the local markets and how to optimize on their potential to achieve energy self-sufficiency
  • Discussing the effect of the lockdown on supply chain management
  • Overcoming the labor shortage challenge
09:45
10:00
10:15 Overview on the ever-growing electricity energy demand
  • Studying the projections estimating the electricity demand to triple by 2050
  • Overview of the factors increasing demand for power
  • How have the development of new cities and industrial clusters affected demand?
10:30
10:35 Reserved session
10:50 Networking coffee break
11:20 MENA Region Market Overview and Updates Panel discussion: Improving transmission and distribution efficiency in the region
  • Tackling extreme weather challenge and strengthening network resilience
  • Exploring top solutions to enhance grid stability and reduce losses
  • Renewable energy connection: overcoming production-consumption balance challenge
  • Utilizing innovative automation and digitalization to enhance T&D systems
Panelist:
  • Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hader, Head of Asset Information Section, Al Ain Distribution Company
11:35
11:45
12:05 MENA electricity interconnection
  • GCC grid and MENA interconnection overview and updates
  • Role of interconnection in energy security and reducing imports
  • Reforming local energy systems for an efficient regional integration
12:20
12:25 Projects Spotlights and Country Briefings - Part 1 Panel session: Country briefings – Part 1
  • United Arab Emirates 2050 vision and project briefing
  • Morocco renewable energy experience, vision and upcoming projects
  • Egypt 2030 vision and upcoming project updates
  • Oman’s experience in the electricity spot market as a first of its kind in the region
Panelist:
  • Dr. Tarik Hamane, Managing Director Development & Member of Executive Committee, Masen, Morocco
13:05 Project spotlights: Updates on latest power projects in the United Arab Emirates
13:20 Project spotlights: Saudi Arabia new power projects update
13:35 Energy Technology Review - Part 1 Panel discussion: Nuclear power in the MENA region - opportunities and challenges
  • Exploring the new nuclear plant projects and opportunities in the region
  • Integrating nuclear-generated power with existing conventional and renewable energy systems and grids
  • Reviewing the key operational and maintenance challenges and how to overcome them
Moderator:
  • Imteyaz Ahmad, Managing Director - Power and Water, Future Water and Power Consulting (FWPC)
13:55
14:10
14:15 Wind power in the MENA region
  • Looking at the potential of wind power in the region
  • Key challenges and how to overcome them
  • Case studies of wind farms in the region (Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Tarik Hamane, Managing Director Development & Member of Executive Committee, Masen, Morocco

14:25
14:30
14:35 Networking lunch break and end of conference day one
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
09:05 Country Briefings - Part 2 Panel session: Country briefings – Part 2
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia renewable energy strategy and upcoming projects
  • Kuwait national vision and project overview
  • Jordan project overview and 2030 vision
  • 2030 renewables roadmap and opportunities in Bahrain
09:45 Modernizing and Upgrading Energy Assets Repowering existing conventional power generation plants
  • Improving reliability, efficiency, and performance of assets
  • Reducing offline time and cost of plant upgrade operations
  • Optimizing on the industry 4.0: plant digitalization and automation
10:00 Modernizing distribution systems and networks
  • Adopting smart grids for enhanced power distribution
  • Smart metering for an efficient consumption tracking and management
  • Exploring cyber threats and how to overcome them
  • Utilizing gathered data to manage consumption and improve efficiency
10:15 Reserved session
10:30 Networking coffee break
11:00 Project Spotlights – Part 2 Project spotlights: Exploring power plants development plans and new projects in Egypt
11:20 Project spotlights: Morocco upcoming power project updates
11:40 Energy Technology Review – Part 2 Panel discussion: Solar energy in the MENA Region
  • Exploring the potential and opportunities for Solar in the region
  • What are the key challenges and how can the industry overcome them?
  • Optimizing solar efficiency and reliability: challenges and solution
Panelists:
  • Nawal Alhanaee, Director of Future Energy Department, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
  • Imteyaz Ahmad, Managing Director - Power and Water, Future Water and Power Consulting (FWPC) Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Energy Systems, DNV, UAE
12:15
12:20 Panel discussion: Using Hydrogen to empower the transition to a clean, low-carbon energy system
  • Exploring zero-carbon energy strategies and role of green hydrogen as a clean and flexible energy source
  • Building a sustainable infrastructure for hydrogen production and distribution: visions and roadmap
  • Discussing the benefits of integrating hydrogen into your gas turbine operations
Panelist:
  • Andrea Lovato, Executive Vice President & Acting Head of Renewable Development & Green Hydrogen, ACWA Power
  • Akin Adamson, Director, Middle East, Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Frank Wouters, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network
13:00 Driving Sustainability - Innovative Strategy and Technology Panel discussion: Sustainability in the power sector: Current status and future challenges
  • Role of alternative energy in driving sustainability and the region’s emission reduction plans
  • Discussing the key strategic and technical solutions for power conservation and energy storage to achieve sustainability goals
  • Implementing innovative demand side management strategies and consumer energy efficiency programs
  • Role of technology in energy conservation and reducing emissions
  • Role of storage in meeting energy changing requirement and increasing demand
13:35
13:40 Optimizing energy storage capacity to meet new energy trends
  • Overview of the energy storage impact on the industry
  • Role of storage in meeting energy changing requirement and increasing demand
  • Renewable energy storage: Key challenges and how to overcome them

Mohammed Al Taani, Secretary General of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission, Vice Chairman of the Jordanian Renewables Energy Society

13:50
13:55 Panel discussion: Overview of power generation digitalization
  • Exploring the next generation technologies for power plant digitalization
  • Discussing the role of digitalization in enhancing the quality of power generation
  • Looking at the challenges of digitalization in the power generation
14:25
14:30 Chairman closing remarks, networking lunch break and end of conference
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Why Sponsor and Exhibit
at MENA Power Projects ?

LOCAL PARTNERS

Meet and shortlist the best business partner that can represent your organization in the region

NETWORKING & SOCIAL

Use the exhibition floor to demonstrate your latest products and technologies

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PRESENTATIONS

Establish pre-eminence amongst your peers

BRAND AWARENESS

Multiple opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before during and after the event


 

MARKET TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES

Keep up-to-date with market trends and identify new business opportunities

USE CASE PRESENTATIONS

Demonstrate how you have successfully helped other power project owners through your solution

LEAD GENERATION

Increase new business opportunities from highly targeted audience

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Who Should Sponsor and Exhibit?

Power generation

Power Generation Technology

Transformers

Diagnostic Equipment

Monitoring and Control

Automation & Control Systems

Solar Technology (PV; CSP)

Wind Turbines

Steam Turbines

Gas Turbines

Transmission and Distribution

Power Transmission and Distribution Solutions

Network Systems

Cables and Cable Management Systems

Switchgear and Controls

Transformers

Instrumentation, Test & Measurement

Safety & Protection Equipment

Utilities Service Providers

Energy Recovery Solutions

Engineering

Environmental

Metering

Smart Analytics

Automation and Control Systems

Energy Management

Energy Management Systems

Automation and Controls

Smart Grid Solutions

Waste to Energy Solutions

Research & Development Green Energy and Sustainability

Energy Conservation Products and Technologies

Clean Energy Technologies

Self-sustained Commercial and Industrial

Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Carbon Management Solutions

Emissions Monitoring and Reduction

Environmental Engineering

Environment Protection

SMART Technologies

 

Intelligence & Knowledge Partners

 

Media Partners



 
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