Power development opportunities for the region showcased at the successfully concluded Power Qatar Summit 2015

Fahad Al Mohannadi, General Manager & Managing Director, Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) delivering the welcome address at the Power Qatar Summit 2015

Doha, Qatar, October 29, 2015: The current progress and future of the power sector and plans to promote renewable energy resources in the State of Qatar were discussed at length, across two days at the recently concluded Power Qatar Summit 2015, held under the patronage of KAHRAMAA. Organized by global conference producers, Expotrade, the summit was held on 26-27 October at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Hammadi, Manager – Conservation & Energy, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), inaugurated the summit along with Fahad Al Mohannadi, General Manager & Managing Director, Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Saleh Hamad Al Marri, Head of Renewable Energy Technologies, KAHRAMAA. The opening session was attended by dignitaries such as 1st Secretary Jihun CHO, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; H.E. Munir Ghannam, Ambassdor, Embassy of the State of Palestine; H.E. Deddy Saiful Hadi, Ambassdor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia; Mr. Peter Ziegler, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Shingo Tsuda, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan and Dr. M. Anas Arnaout, Legal Advisor, Ministry of Justice, State of Qatar.

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Hammadi delivered the opening speech that emphasized on the solar energy potential in Qatar, which was later followed by a welcome address by Fahad Al Mohannadi. Over two days, the summit featured over 20 keynote sessions, presentations, panel discussions and unrivalled networking opportunities making it a one-stop platform to discuss new developments in the power sector in the GCC region. The two-day summit saw leading experts from all over the world provide insights to capitalize on the region’s energy potential.

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “We are delighted about the success of the Power Qatar summit. The summit lived up to its promise of providing actionable insights to boost the power sector in the region. Energy efficiency, sustainability and effective utilization of energy resources were the broad themes addressed by the speakers. We offer our sincere thanks to all sponsors, speakers, delegates and partners for supporting the event.”

Among the list of renowned speakers presenting on day one were Saleh Hamad Al Marri, Head of Renewable Energy Technologies, KAHRAMAA; Hashim Al-Zahrani, Head of ICC, GCC Interconnection Authority; Faisal Rashid, Director, Demand Side Management, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Philippe Freyssinet, Director-Energy & Environment, Qatar National Research Fund speaking on KAHRAMAA’s Prospective Projects for Solar Energy; 400-kV Interconnection Super Grid; Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 and QNRF actions on Clean Energy Technologies respectively.

Sharad Somani, Executive Director & ASPAC Head for Power & Utilities, KPMG Corporate Finance, moderated the day one panel discussion on reviewing the challenges facing solar industry growth and the role of solar energy in sustainable city development. The participating panelists were Mohamed Nagib Omara, Technical Advisor to the President, KAHRAMAA; Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar; Mansour Al Qahtani, Executive Vice President – Distribution & Customer Service, Saudi Electricity Company and Arnaud Berthet, Head of Representative office, Engie –Qatar.

Day 2 session began with Walid Al Deghaili, Energy Sector Expert – Sustainable Development Policies Division, UN-ESCWA presenting on water use for energy, followed by Jan Schoenig, Program Manager, Major Events, Siemens WLL Qatar. During his session, he focused on the new products, systems and solutions in the area of energy transmission, distribution and energy efficiency.

Also, present at the event to share their insights on Day 2 were Dr. Ioannis Spanos, Senior Sustainability Manager, KEO International Consultants, Prof. Nouar Tabet, ‎Principal Investigator and Dr. Abdelkader Bousselham, Senior Scientist-Grid Integration of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute. Panel discussion on attaining sustainability through a combination of conventional and renewable energy sources included experts David Martin McKenna, Senior Sustainability Engineer, ASTAD Project Management; Dr. Esam Elsarrag, Director Research & Development, Gulf Organisation for Research & Development; Dr. Obindah Gershon nee Wagbara, Adjunct Professor of Energy Economics, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Dr. Ioannis Spanos of KEO International Consultants.

Speakers included experts from WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff, KAPSARC and premium sponsors ENGIE, Siemens, Bronzeye, KPMG, Ooredoo, Rawafid Systems, Oracle Utilities and Eversheds who touched upon the different aspects of the power and energy sector in the region.

Other sponsors included NEP, Innovation Renewable Energy, Qatar International Electrical Co WLL, Middle East Specialized Cables (MESC), Voltamp Energy SAOG, Field Industrial Supplies WLL Qatar (FIS), Netico, Roxtec Teksan Generator, Yamuna Densons, Scania, Gulf Pearl Block & Tiles Factory, Hamton International W.L.L, Al-Ojaimi Group, POWERSYS, Albawakir and Warmat who displayed a range of solutions at the exhibitor lounge.

The prize draw at the close of day two garnered the attention of all attendees. One lucky winner won a 2 nights’ stay at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon property, while another took home an iPad.

With more than 400 participants from across the GCC attending the summit, the sponsors of the summit commented favorably at its close. Mr. Arnaud Berthet, Head of representative Office, ENGIE – Qatar, said, “We have a diverse scope of people and companies here, which is very useful. It is a very good environment to exchange ideas about how to make the energy world more sustainable for Qatar and globally for the region. These kind of forums help you meet the right people, involved in the power and solar energy sector.

Mr. Aasit M. Naik, General Manager – Central Marketing, Voltamp Energy SAOG described the event as “power packed with excellent presentations by all speakers which gave great insight into progress made by Qatar and also futuristic way for new projects.” He further added, “The event was well attended by the key stakeholders of the power sector, both from the public as well as the industry.”

Qatar’s Energy Future in Discussion at the Power Qatar Summit 2015

Keynote speech in progress at Solar Qatar Summit 2014

Doha, Qatar, October 20, 2015: Qatar government’s various initiatives to accelerate and bolster its energy strategy in order to achieve a sustainable energy future has gained global recognition. It is against this backdrop that global conference producers, Expotrade have organized the Power Qatar Summit, incorporating the successful Solar Qatar Summit.

Held under the patronage of Kahramaa, the two-day summit brings together senior policy makers from the government, sector specialists, scientists, technologists and researchers to collaborate and engage in a discussion on the region’s energy demand and growth and explore opportunities to redefine its future energy model.

Talking about the energy market in the GCC region, Mr. Sharad Somani, Executive Director & ASPAC Head for Power & Utilities, KPMG Corporate Finance, who is also speaking at the summit, said, “GCC is on the cusp of energy revolution. Renewable energy led by solar will not only change the energy mix but also provide the much needed energy diversification and security in a sustainable manner.”

The attractive financing market coupled with strong regional growth prospects offer the best opportunity for utilities, developers and investors to evolve win-win solutions. The Power Qatar Summit is a great forum that brings the industry leaders to exchange ideas and help structure project partnerships to leverage the opportunities offered.

Given that, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has planned to complete the nationwide rollout of smart meters and smart grid by 2016, the summit features multiple sessions by regional and international industry leaders on the future and challenges of deploying smart grid technology in Qatar. Mr. Wail Gadour, Sales Consulting Director, Oracle Utilities will share insight on Enabling the Smart Grid through Efficient Utilities Solutions, while Dr. Abdelkader Bousselham, Senior Scientist-Grid Integration, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, will present a session on The Path towards Smart Grid: Microgrids and Demand Response for Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and Renewable Integration.

Furthermore, Mr. Hashim AL-Zahrani, Head of ICC, GCC Interconnection Authority, during his session will lay emphasis on the first 400-kV super grid commissioned by GCCIA, that links the power network of the six Gulf countries, namely, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia on one unified grid. Titled 400-kV Interconnection Super Grid – Enabling Power Trading and Electrical Exchange across GCC Countries, his session will outline the benefits of sharing energy resources between the GCCIA member states.

Over two days, more than 300 attendees will expand their business network and engage in discussions focusing on the various aspects of energy in the State of Qatar. The summit will be held on 26-27 October 2015 at The Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar.

For more event details, please log on to http://www.powerqatar.com/

Renewable Energy at the Forefront of Discussion at the Power Qatar Summit 2015

Keynote session in progress at Solar Qatar Summit 2014

Keynote session in progress at Solar Qatar Summit 2014

Doha, Qatar, October 11, 2015: Later this month on 26–27 October, the state of Qatar known for its abundant natural energy resources will witness the region’s leading power generation, transmission and distribution event, the Power Qatar Summit. Held under the patronage of Kahramaa, the Summit brings together senior decision makers within the government, regional and global thought leaders from the public and private sectors to collaborate and discuss the future developments in the energy sector for the region.

The two-day summit will provide invaluable networking opportunities to over 350 delegates, including project advisors, developers and planners, energy suppliers, utilities and network operators, analysts and system integrators, designers, architects and engineers, consultants and sustainability experts.

The state of Qatar boasts one of the highest per capita electricity consumption in the world and the highest in the Gulf region. Given this, Mohamed Nagib Omara, Technical Advisor to the President, Kahramaa will take the audience through a 20-minute presentation on an overview of Qatar’s progress over the last decade in power generation, with a focus on the future electricity networks and generation mix.

Over the course of two days, the summit will cover topics pertinent to the state of Qatar. Replete with renewable energy resources, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is able to adequately address the power requirements arising in the region. Qatar’s unrivalled solar potential is a strong indicator that it is poised to become a world leader in renewable energy production as well. The extensive measures undertaken by Kahramaa to transform Qatar into a regional solar hub will be discussed at length by Saleh Hamad Al Marri, Head of Renewable Energies Technologies, Kahramaa under the topic ‘Kahramaa’s Prospective Projects for Solar Energy’.

Solar energy makes a vital contribution to reducing carbon emissions significantly. In a panel discussion, eminent speakers Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Eng. Hamid Jawad, Operations Director, Rawafid Systems and Mohamed Nagib Omara, Technical Advisor to the President, Kahramaa, will further discuss the role of solar energy in a sustainable city development and the challenges faced by this industry. The panelists will collectively seek out solutions and evaluate new opportunities to address the challenges hindering the growth and adoption of solar energy in the region.

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “Over the last few years, there has been a significant and rapid change in the entire energy outlook of this region. In the Middle East, there is a renewed push for renewable energy; Qatar is one of the world’s foremost market for renewable energy. The country’s overall energy demand has been on an upswing and is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years.”

Renewable energy, clean energy technologies and the various energy efficiency initiatives, amongst other topics will be discussed at the Power Qatar Summit 2015, incorporating the highly successful Solar Qatar Summit, on 26-27 October 2015 at The Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar.

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Qatar powered by Solar Energy

Keynote speech in progress at Solar Qatar Summit 2014

Keynote speech in progress at Solar Qatar Summit 2014

Doha, Qatar, July 9, 2015: Richly endowed in solar energy and supported by innovative research and infrastructure development plans, the GCC region has witnessed rapid growth in renewable energy generation and consumption. Qatar is leading the region by deploying new renewable energy initiatives and has become a major powerhouse in solar energy. Being the most abundant and viable energy source, it effectively addresses the increasing power requirements in the region.

In line with the country’s vision to promote sustainability and environmental awareness and reduce dependency on fossil fuels, the government has implemented several solar energy projects, including large-scale solar power plants, solar desalination projects and solar panel manufacturing plants. Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has undertaken tangible measures to transform Qatar into a regional solar hub. Kahramaa’s first solar power facility with a generation capacity of 10 to 15MW is expected to be operational by 2016. The solar power station will be located at Duhail, covering an area of over 100,000 square meters. Kahramaa has targeted a generation capacity of 200MW through solar power by 2020.

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “With ample amount of renewable resources at its disposal, the GCC region is harnessing the power of renewable energy technologies to its full potential. The state of Qatar has set a benchmark with its implementation of massive innovative programs in deploying large solar power plants.”

To meet the expected increase of power demand in the region, Qatar Foundation (QF) has undertaken and completed the Solar-Smart Grid project, which is also the first commercial photovoltaic (PV) project to be granted approval for grid connection from Kahramaa. According to industry estimate, Qatar Foundation’s solar energy smart-grid-enabled systems generate up to 85 percent of Qatar’s total solar energy output.

Tapping its tremendous solar energy potential, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) recently announced its plans to set up a solar map within the next year. The map will help identify locations across the country that receives high intensity of solar radiation to install solar cells for power generation.

Moreover, with Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, the government plans to enhance the use of renewable energy by building five solar stadiums using innovative solar-powered cooling technology that will mitigate the heat and cool the stadium. While the country has excellent solar energy potential, price competiveness and lack of a renewable energy policy framework poses a challenge to the growth of the solar power in the region.

Speakers from Kahramaa, Qatar Foundation, QEERI, QEWC and other industry leaders will discuss the various initiatives undertaken to promote solar energy in the country at the Power Qatar Summit 2015, incorporating the highly successful Solar Qatar Summit, on 26-27 October 2015 at The Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar.

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About Expotrade 

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

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Abu Dhabi Smart Lighting Summit gathers over 300 delegates

More than 300 industry experts attended the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The event is being held under the patronage of Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi City Municipality.

The day started with the presentation from Martin Valentine, Lighting Expert at Abu Dhabi City Municipality talking about DMA’s Lighting Handbook. The Handbook provides comprehensive information on the design elements, lighting control standards, signage design specifications, ADQCC LED fixture certification scheme and ESMA Lighting Standards. Followed by Martin’s presentation, Christian Schraft, President – Europe, Havells Sylvania, the Diamond Sponsor of the event talked about trends in the lighting industry.

Over 20 sessions are being presented by local and international speakers from world over specializing in the areas of lighting design, sustainable lighting applications and lighting technologies.

A thought provoking session “The Promise and Potential of Connected Lighting” was initiated by Alfonso D’Andretta, Head of Lighting Systems and Services, Philips Middle East and Turkey. During his session, Alfonso talked about Connected Lighting. Imagine a world where every light point is part of an intelligent system that not only provides high-quality, reliable illumination but that also serves as a pathway for data and services.

Lighting technologies are changing at a fast pace and we all need to understand what these new developments are how to make best utilization of such advancements. Yves Borlez, Research & Technology Director of Schreder Group had an interesting perspective on Integrating Intelligence into LED Street Lighting Products as part of his presentation.

How do we define Energy? Is it just electrons moving through wires? Lighting systems use energy from the moment a raw material is mined and beyond the day the fixture is trashed. Zachary Suchara, Director of Design at Luma Lighting Design stunned the audience when he explained the long-term energy impacts of lighting and lighting control systems on the built and natural environment. Processing of raw aluminum in the US uses 300 trillion BTU’s of fuel every year. That is enough energy to power to power 31.5 million stove top burners. With the advent of LED is the energy we are saving by using LED outweighing the energy we are using to create LED fixtures?

Other industry experts that presented at the Summit included Helmut Regvart, GM & Head of Design – Lighting Design Austria, Technical Delivery Manager – Utilities at Mouchel Middle East, Simone Collon, Associate – Lighting Practice Leader Europe at Arup, Waleed Fakousa, Associate, CD+M Lighting Design Group, Roger Narboni, Lighting Designer, Concepto Studio, Nigel Parry of OrangeTek, Mark Rodman, Vice President – Asia Pacific, Echelon Corp and many others.

Today will be another interesting day with presentations and case studies from Gerald Strickland from Middle East Lighting Association, Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Vice President, Institution of Lighting Professionals, Faraz Izhar, Senior Lighting Designer at KEO, Yvon Muller, Artistic Director at Ymagine Light. The day will end with roundtable discussions focusing on four topics Developments in LED Standards – (LM-84, TM-28 etc), Specifications and Conformity Schemes in the Middle East, Lighting Design Practices and Solar & Other Renewable Lighting Technologies.

The delegates also witnessed the latest in lighting technologies and solutions being displayed at the Summit by major sponsors such as Sylvania, Philips, Ligman, Schreder, Leotek, Luxvision, Amko Solar, Technilum, Kenall, OrangeTek, Hubell Lighting, iGuzzini and Inaba.

About Expotrade: Expotrade Global is a conference and event organizer headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with a regional office in Dubai. We work with government authorities from various cities to host events in the fields of construction, infrastructure, banking, landscape, IT, lighting & energy, and sustainability.

Middle East Smart Lighting Summit to open next week in Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit will take place on 24th & 25th November at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

The emphasis is continually being put world-wide on Energy consumption and with over 20% of the world’s electricity being consumed by lighting alone, a 1% saving would contribute hugely towards this initiative. The objective of the Middle East Smart Lighting Summit is to educate stakeholders on best practices involved in sustainable lighting design and installations. Over 300 delegates from the public and private sector will come together next week at Dusit Thani to share ideas and discuss strategies around sustainable lighting.

“We are proud to be hosting the Summit in Abu Dhabi for the 3rd year in a row under the continued patronage of the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi City Municipality. With the various organizations being represented at the summit from countries worldwide including UK, China, Hong Kong, Finland, Ireland, USA, Germany, Taiwan, France, Poland, Japan, Turkey, South Africa, Qatar and UAE, it is overwhelming and reassuring to see the global collaboration of such industry leaders coming together at this event which reinforces the importance and commitment the industry has towards Sustainable Lighting. The two-day program offers a range of topics and viewpoints focused around Sustainable lighting design and quality installations, Energy efficient street lighting, public realm and outdoor lighting applications, Lighting standards, certification and regulations updates, Trends in LED’s, smart lighting controls and solar lighting, Upcoming lighting projects and strategies by local municipalities and developers, International lighting project showcases – the success stories and lessons learnt and New smart lighting technologies and innovative product design” commented Brad Hariharan, Project Director, Expotrade, the organizer of the Summit.

An exciting line-up of international and local speakers have been confirmed for the event, including Martin Valentine, Lighting Expert at Abu Dhabi City Municipality , Zachary Suchara, Director of Design at Luma Lighting Design, Helmut Regvart, GM & Head of Design – Lighting Design Austria, Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Vice President, Institution of Lighting Professionals, David Dunn, Technical Delivery Manager – Utilities, Mouchel Middle East, Faraz Izhar, Senior Lighting Designer at KEO, Yvon Muller, Artistic Director, Ymagine Light along with other industry leaders.

Simone Collon, Associate – Lighting Practice Leader Europe from Arup will present at the Lighting Summit on “Smart Meaningful Lighting Concepts”. Simone over the years has worked on various award winning international projects with UN Studio, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Asymptote, Zaha Hadid, MVRDV, BIG and other well-known architects. Besides that Simone has worked with large global clients from different sectors such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Bentley.

An innovative session by Roger Narboni, Lighting Designer, Concepto Studio on “New Trends in Lighting Master Planning and Urban Nightscapes” will be a key topic not to be missed. In 1987 Roger launched a new discipline called “Light Urbanism” and has since released more than 120 lighting master plans and numerous landscape, urban and architectural lighting projects globally such as the Cathedrals of Paris and Reims, Garonne river landscape in Toulouse, Nightscape of Grand Canal in Hangzhou, Dujiangyan rivers nightscape and many others.

The delegates will witness the latest in lighting technologies and solutions being showcased by major sponsors worldwide including Sylvania, Philips, Ligman, Schreder, Leotek, Luxvision, Amko Solar, Technilum, Kenall, OrangeTek, Hubell Lighting, iGuzzini and Inaba.

DMA’s launch of the Lighting Handbook is the first step in a range of additions and revisions to DMA documents through 2014 and 2015 with regards to public realm lighting, which will include revised DMA Lighting Specifications. The Book will provide comprehensive information on the design elements, lighting control standards, signage design specifications, ADQCC LED fixture certification scheme and ESMA Lighting Standards. A CD version of the Lighting Handbook will be distributed at the event to all the delegates.

Kahramaa President to open Solar Qatar Summit next week in Doha

H.E. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation – Kahramaa will open the Solar Qatar Summit in Doha on 17th November at The Ritz Carlton in Doha.

Qatar is turning to renewables with some revolutionary initiatives already underway, and a strong commitment by Qatar’s visionary leaders to sustainable development. Research and development is essential in combating the harsh elements impacting the performance of solar technologies and through the deployment of innovation and effective government policy Qatar will be able to harness its solar energy potential.

Saleh Hamad Al-Marri, Head of Renewable Energy Technologies Section, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation – Kahramaa will brief the audience on Kahramaa’s plans to implement solar energy projects in Qatar.

Qatar Solar Energy (QSE) has partnered with various international companies to manufacture High Efficiency & State-of-the-Art Solar PV Technologies in Qatar. Salim Abbassi, CEO of QSE will talk about their manufacturing facility which will produce two types of high efficiency crystalline modules: 1) Metal Wrap Through (MWT), which uses back contact, and 2) Hetrojunction (HIT) technology. In addition, QSE will produce Bifacial modules which has the ability to produce additional energy from the back side of the module using reflected sun rays on the backside of the module.

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) an initiative of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) is a primary incubator to promote technological advancement and to support research and development in the nation. QSTP focuses on four themes according to the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) announced in 2012 which includes developments in the areas of Energy, Environment, Health Sciences and ICT. Green Gulf has been involved in developing the Solar Test Facility at QSTP. Omran Al Kuwari, CEO, GreenGulf will present their First Year findings from the Solar Test Facility at the Solar Qatar Summit next week.

With the gradual depletion of Oil & Gas reserves, it has become a growing realization that renewable energy is the only viable alternative. The technological advancements that have been made into renewable energy has led to reduce costs and an increase in demand which is playing a vital role in ensuring Qatar’s continued commitment and investments into solar energy to help reduce carbon-footprint and extend the lifetime of natural resources. The Solar Qatar Summit will provide an ideal platform bringing together high profile keynotes, international and regional case studies, interactive discussions as well as an exclusive exhibitor lounge contributing to the developments and initiatives taking place in the solar energy industry.” commented by Brad Hariharan, Project Director at Expotrade, the organizer’s of the Summit.

Over 300 delegates have confirmed to attend the event next week being held on 17-18 November at Ritz Carlton in Doha. An expert line up of international and local speakers have been confirmed for the event, to name a few – Prof. Eicke R. Weber from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE Germany, Bradley Jason Horn, from Qatar Petroleum, Eng. Abdulla Hassan Al-Meshadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties, Frank Wouters, Renewable Energy Thought Leader, Former Deputy Director-General – International Renewable Energy Agency, Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, Professor, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Dr. Mohamed Darwish, Principal Investigator – Solar Desalination, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Dr. Amer Aladhadh, Economic Development Advisor, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar.

The delegates will also have the opportunity to witness the latest in solar technology being showcased by GT Advanced Technologies, Monsson Group, Skypower Global, Green Gulf, Project Navigator, Altius Fotovoltaic, Yazaki, Eurosol, Si Tec, Mimizu, Solarity and many others at the Summit.

Solar Qatar Summit is organized by global conference company Expotrade. With offices in Melbourne, Australia and Dubai, UAE, Expotrade has delivered some of the most well attended B2B industry conferences and events in industries including Solar energy, lighting, smart cities, infrastructure & IT.