Hear from the leaders in solar on the latest trends and updates

Its an undisputable fact. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is powering ahead with its commitment to solar adoption and acceleration. 

The Global Solar Leaders' Summit under the theme 'solar solutions for construction' highlights the global vision on renewable energy and offers lively debates from top speakers such as:

  • H.E. Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary at Ministry of Energy & Industry (UAE)
  • H.E. Dr Nasser Saidi, Chairman for Clean Energy Business Council (MENA)
  • Mrs Rabia Ferroukhi, Head of Policy Unit and Deputy Director - Knowledge, Policy & Finance, IRENA
  • Mr Turki Al Shehri, Head of Renewable Energy Project Development Office at Ministry Of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mr Ray Noble - MBE - C Eng, Advisor, UK Government,
  • Mr Paddy Padmanathan, CEO for Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mr Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Executive Director, MASDAR

27 NOV


10:10-10:15MC's Opening Remarks
10:15-10:30 Ministerial Keynote: H.E. Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy & Industry, UAE
10:40-10:55Keynote: New Energy, New Economy and New Finance
10:55-11:10Keynote: Etihad Driving the UAE Solar Market with Innovation
11:10-12:00MENA Leaders Panel: Progressive Policies and Regulations to Drive Solar Market Transformation
12:30-12:45Keynote: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Renewable Energy
12:45-13:00Keynote: Green Financing innovations - How does the market respond to demand?
13:00-13:45Panel: Solar PV Plus Energy Storage: Business Models to Monetise Extra Capex
14:35-15:20The BIPV Discussion: Innovation in Solar Building Skins and Energy Efficiency towards Sustainable CIties
15:20-15:30 Keynote: How Soon Can We Deploy a 24/7 Solar Energy-Baed System?
15:30-16:15Technology and Digitalization in Solar Panel: Artificial Intelligence, Electric Cars, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Blockchain?
16:45-17:00Dubai Clean Energy Supply/Demand Strategy, Roadmap and Achievement
17:00-17:45Finance Panel: Sustainable Finance Options for Solar Power Projects
17:45-18:30Harnessing the Potential of Off-Grid Solutions: Distributed Energy Panel
18:15-18:30Closing Remarks



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