2nd Mediterranean Solar Forum

26 of November 2015. Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona

The 2nd Mediterranean Solar Forum will bring together governments, international organizations, project promoters and private investors, in order to reflect upon and discuss the challenges and opportunities that solar energy represents for the Mediterranean, taking into consideration its strategic importance as an abundant and sustainable energy source for the region.

It will gather, for the second time, the projects of the ENPI CBC MED Solar cluster established in Amman, Jordan in October 2013 and composed of all the ENPI CBC Strategic Projects promoting the growth of the Mediterranean Solar sector: FOSTEr in MED; SHAAMS; MED SOLAR; DIDSOLITPB; STS-MED and MED DESIRE.

The Mediterranean Solar Forum will focus on social impact, training, policy impact and the challenges in the solar sector.

To register, go to http://www.medaeconomicweek.org/register/


 08:30 Registration
 09:00 Institutional opening
  • Jose Manuel Soria, Minister of Industry, Spain
  • Emmanuel Macron, Minister of Industry, France
  • Abdesselam BouchouarebMinister of Industry, Algeria
  • Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Minister of Industry, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Fikri IŞIK, Minister of Industry, Republic of Turkey
  • Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Industry, Egypt
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Mohamed Choucair, President of ASCAME
  • Miquel Valls i Maseda, President of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
  • Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
  • Ferran Tarradellas, Head of the European Commission representation
  • Ghassan Aidi, Honorary President of IHRA and founder of MHRA
  • Anna Catte, Director General Joint Managing Authority ENPI-CBC MED
  • Teresa Ribeiro, Deputy Secretary General for Energy Secretariat, Union for the Mediterranean
 10:15 Coffee Break
 10:45 Solar Energy use and promotion in the Mediterranean: raising competitiveness and cooperation towards a sustainable scenario
  1)    Brief Introduction
  2)    Landmark Projects in Solar Energy: Successful Case Studies
Moderator: Luca Palazzo, Programme Expert,Joint Managing Authority ENPI CBC MED
  • FOSTEr in MED, Represented by Nicola Nieddu, University of Cagliary
  • SHAAMS Represented by Berta Pérez, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
  • DIDSOLIT-PB, Represented by Alex Parella, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  •  MED DESIRE, Represented by Represented by Joaquím Villar, Agencia Andaluza de la Energía
 3)    Sharing Solar Experiences from around the Mediterranean: ENPI SOLAR CLUSTER as a competitive tool.
Moderator: Alex Parella, DIDSOLIT – PB Project
 4)    Key session: Maximizing the socio-economic value of sustainable energy through new policies and tools in the Mediterranean
Moderator: TBC
  • Pere Soria – Renewable Energy Marketing Area Manager at Circutor Energy SA, Spain
  • Gijsbert Huijink – Som Energia, Spain
  • Pierre El Khoury – General Director –President of the Board, Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), Lebanon
  • Solar Energy Potential, Projects and Challenges in Egypt – Adel Khalil, Prof. at The University of Cairo, Egypt
 5)    Debate & Questions
 14:00 Break
 15:00 Financing Energy Investments in the Mediterranean: Prospects and  Potential

  • Berta Pérez, Head of the European Projects Office, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
  • Mònica Cunill, Project Manager, ASCAME
 1)    Facilitating Access to Finance for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments
  •  Mouayed Makhlou-Director, Middle East and North Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC)
 2)    Financial tools to support Renewable Energy projects in the Mediterranean
  • ENI Programme (2014 – 2020) – Federico Martire, Coordinator of the Branch office for the Western Mediterranean – Valencia, ENPI CBC MED
  • Interreg MED Programme (2014 – 2020), Financial possibilities and new projects’ architecture – Javier Gómez, Project Evaluation Officer, Interreg MED Programme
 3)    Showcase of Coming Trends: Smart Solutions for the Industrial Sector
Moderator: Pablo Valderrama, Cluster Manager, Solartys
16:00 B2B Matchmaking event: Boosting Business Cooperation in the Renewable Energy Sector
17:30 End of the event & Networking Coffee
NB: The above programme is provisional and may be subjet to change due to the availability of speakers.

If you want to register, go to http://www.medaeconomicweek.org/register/


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