Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino | 16 Saray El Gezira Street | Zamalek Kairo 11211 | Egypt

SOLAR ENERGY TRADE MISSION EGYPT

Day 1

Government Clean Energy Programmes

9:00am - 9:15am

Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) and Joint Forces for Solar (JF4S) Introduction and Welcome Note

  • Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association
  • Markus A.W. Hoehner, President, Joint Forces for Solar

 

9:15am - 09:20am

Open Remarks and Event Overview

  • Eng. Sherif Magdy El Gabaly, Chief Executive Officer, Enara for Energy and Industrial Investment

09:20am - 09:40am

Key Note Address – The Egyptian government’s investments in renewable energy

  • Dr. Sherif Oteifa, advisor to minister of investment and international cooperation

09:40am - 10:00am

Key Note Address - The Egyptian Clean Energy Programme: Lessons Learnt and Future Strategy

  • Eng. Sabah Mashali, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy for Performance Development and Political Communication

Senior Government Representative to give overview of:

  • Current position of Egyptian tenders
  • Key lessons learnt on projects so far
  • Future Government plans for clean energy projects in Egypt including development of private market

10:00am - 11:00am

Panel Discussion: The Strategy and Pipeline for the Egyptian Power Industry

Moderator:

  • Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association

Panelists:

  • Eng. Sabah Mashali, First Undersecretary, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy for Performance Development and Political Communication
  • Eng. Gamal Abdel Rehim Yaseen, Chairman & Managing Director, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
  • Eng. Hatem Waheed, Executive Chairman, EgyptERA
  • Eng. Ehab Ismail Amin, Vice-Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority, New and Renewable Energy Authority
  • Amr Nour Eldin, Advisor to the Chairman, GAFI - General Authority for Investment and Free Zones

Analysis of the lessons learnt from the FIT Programme and how developers will apply these to future opportunities:

  • Development time and costs – how can these be streamlined
  • Finance process
  • Experiences during construction phase

11:00am - 11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel Discussion: FIT Projects – Review of FIT Programme and Lessons Learnt from Developer’s Perspective

Moderator

  • Rob Mcnabb, Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland

Panelists:

• Hassan Aly Hassan Amin, Country Development Director, ACWA Power
• Eng. Lamyaa Youssef Abdel Hakim, Head Sectors for Studies & Design, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
• Morten Langsholdt, Country Manager – Egypt, SCATEC Solar
• Marie-Astrid de Montmarin, Head of Egypt, EDF
• Khaled Morsy, CEO, Schenker Egypt LTD

Analysis of the lessons learnt from the FIT Programme and how developers will apply these to future opportunities:
• Development time and costs – how can these be streamlined
• Finance process
• Experiences during construction phase

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Panel Discussion: The Lenders, Equity and Funds Perspective. i.e. Investments in Renewable

Moderator:

  • Iwan Walter, Partner, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability MENA, Eversheds Sutherland

Panelists:

  • Mohamed Mostafa Mohamed Abdelrassoul, Managing Director, Orient Takaful Insurance Company (Alfuttaim Group)
  • Bakr Abdel-Wahab, Managing Director, Head of Energy, EFG HermesPrivate Equity
  • Mohamed El Sisi, Board Member for Financial Affairs, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
  • Mohamed Nabil Hazzaa, Partner, Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm
  • Ahmed Mortada, Principal Banker - Energy Sector, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The view of the Egyptian finance market for clean energy projects from the banks:

  • Assessment of projects to date, what has worked and what has not
  • Finance market and financing models for future projects
  • Key challenges and how these will be overcome

2:15pm - 2:30pm

Closing Remarks and Wrap-up of the Discussion

Ahmed S. Nada, President, Middle East Solar Industry Association

2.30pm

Late Lunch

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cocktail Reception with Jazz Band