Under the Patronage of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

Collaborative solutions for delivering critical energy demands

We are delighted to announce the launch of “PPP Solar Energy Summit 2017” the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to delivering solar power projects within the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) framework.

Demand for solar energy has been growing across the world. In the last two years, contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars have been awarded throughout the GCC, Asia and Africa. With solar power projects now becoming mainstream due to the fall in price of producing energy, governments are taking advantage of the momentum to deliver their power needs.

Our 2017 summit will bring together the many key stakeholders from the Solar Energy ecosystem, including those working on the many innovative projects in Asia, MENA, Europe and South America, to share lessons learned so far. From establishing the legal framework and securing financing to operating and maintaining profitable Solar Parks and Solar Power Projects, this event will explore the entire lifecycle from the perspective of all parties.

  • Constructing a sustainable and flexible PPP framework, which delivers value for stakeholders and improved operational efficiency
  • The view of the lenders and investors: what are they looking for? What constitutes a bankable deal? How can we strike an optimal deal for all parties?
  • Dynamics in the Global Solar Market
  • Balance-of-Systems Innovations
  • PV Inverter Advancement
  • System Performance and Asset Management

A Message From

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Saif,
Minister of Energy and Mineral Rescources,

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Register NowRequest Brochure

Expert Speakers 2017

  • ibrahim

    Dr. Ibrahim Saif

    Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources
    Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    Dr. Ibrahim Saif

    Dr. Ibrahim Saif was appointed by a Royal Decree as the Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources 02 March 2015.

    He previously served as the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation on March 2013 until March 2015. Saif holds a M.Sc. and a PhD in Economics from the University of London. Prior to being appointed as a Minister, Saif was a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, and served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other international organizations. Saif was also a former director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, and served as the Secretary General of the Economic and Social Council in Jordan. He has taught at both the University of London and Yale University, where he led courses on the economies of the Middle East.

  • noman

    Piyush Goyal

    Minister of State
    Government of India
    Piyush Goyal
  • 200

    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

    African Development Bank*
    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina
  • maher22

    Dr Maher Matalka

    Dr Maher Matalka

    Dr. Maher Matalka was elected as Chairman of EDAMA Board of Directors as of August, 2012.

    Dr. Matalka is a board member and co-founder of ConsultUs, a leading regional consulting company and also a board member and co-founder of Clean Energy Concepts (CEC), a renewable energy company.

    Dr. Matalka was appointed from May 20th, 2009 to June 1st, 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of the International Pharmaceutical Research Center (IPRC), a leading regional full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) specialized in clinical services

    Dr. Matalka was appointed from October 1st, 2006 to November 1st, 2008 as Director of the Economic Affairs Directorate, Office of His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Hashemite Court. During his tenure at the Royal Court, Dr. Matalka was the Rapporteur of the Royal Commissions on Energy and Water.
    Dr. Matalka was appointed from May 1st, 2003 to September 30th, 2006 as Director of Economic and Commerce Bureau (ECB) at the Jordanian embassy in Washington D.C.

    Prior to his appointment in Washington D.C., Dr. Matalka served as Secretary General of the Jordanian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (JAPM) since 1997.

  • noman

    Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

    Minister of Science and Technology
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu
  • noman

    SR Mohanty

    Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Renewable Energy
    Government of India
    SR Mohanty
  • noman

    Dr. Pam C. Sitienei

    African Energy Association
    Dr. Pam C. Sitienei
  • anthony

    Anthony Smith

    PPP Experts
    Anthony Smith

    Mr. Smith is a partner in the Infrastructure Development Group. He is a UK Qualified lawyer with over 20 years of practice and is a specialist in infrastructure, construction and PPP projects and has advised on many major projects in transport, health, education, defence, accommodation and energy in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa.

    He is a member of the UNECE Business Advisory Board, Head of the UN’s PPP Readiness Task Force (set up to give practical aid and advice to countries in their PPP implementation programmes), is an associate expert in PPP Capacity Building with the United Nations Development Programme. He has assisted the United Nations Economic and Social Commission in drafting its Transport PPP Guidance documentation and Co-authored the UNECE Guide to Promoting Good Governance in Public Private Partnerships. He has recently carried out feasibility studies for PPP implementation in Mongolia and Uzbekistan at the request of the Mongolian and Uzbek Governments and worked with USAID and the Mongolian State Property Committee to develop PPP Capacity and documentation as part of USAID’s Economic Policy Reform and Competitiveness Project. He has also worked on a World Bank Project for PPP training of Government Officials in PPP in India.

    Mr. Smith has lectured extensively on PPP related topics and has worked with UNDP, United Nations Economic and Social Commission Asia Pacific, U.N.E.C.E , the Moscow School of Economics, the World Bank, USAID, and Asia Development Bank in the Asia Pacific region and  Eastern Europe developing PPP Capacity Building and drafting standard guidance and contract documentation.

  • john2

    Jonathan Barnes

    Managing Director
    PPP Experts
    Jonathan Barnes

    Jonathan Barnes, Managing Director of PPP Experts, has more than 20 years of advisory experience, focusing on structuring, managing and procuring of major infrastructure projects, public private partnerships, concessions and privatizations across all sectors.

    Since 2005 Jonathan has focused on infrastructure transactions in the Middle East, leading teams, advising clients and undertaking projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Jonathan moved to Saudi Arabia in 2009 and has established teams focused on advising on PPP and concessions projects. His key clients include:- Arriyadh Development Authority, King Abdullah Economic City, SAPTCO, Saudi Binladin Group, GACA and Jeddah Metro.

    Prior to his advisory career, Jonathan was an aerospace engineer for BAE SYSTEMS in the United Kingdom. His experience includes project management roles on the Tornado, Eurofighter and Harrier combat aircraft programmes.

  • speaker

    Florian Münkle

    Director for Turkey and the Middle East
    Florian Münkle

    Florian Münkle is DEG’s Director for Turkey and the Middle East. Florian heads DEG’s Istanbul office and is  responsible for all business origination in the region regarding corporates and funds, energy, infrastructure and financial sector clients. Prior to that, Florian worked in structured finance energy/infrastructure at DEG in Cologne/Germany and within the corporate finance department at KPMG in Germany.

  • johndavie

    John Davie

    Altra Capital
    John Davie

    John Davie is chairman of Altra Capital and a Visiting Professor at the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University where he is the course leader in the new Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in PPP.  This course is a fully academically accredited Level 7 course and was developed by Altra Capital, in association with Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law.  John was chairman of the UKTI PPP Export Advisory Board for two three-year terms, was a permanent member of the UK Financial Services Sector Advisory Board and is a past Chairman of British Expertise.  John Davie is an adviser to The Lord Mayor of the City of London on PPP.

  • Hanna

    Hanna Zaghloul

    Kawar Energy
    Hanna Zaghloul
  • abdul

    Abdullah O. Bdeir

    Board Chairman, Jordan Green Building Council
    Chairman, MENA Green Building Council
    Abdullah O. Bdeir

    Describing himself as a “GREENO-crat”, Abdullah, is currently the CEO of National Energy in Jordan.

    After completing his Engineering studies from Purdue University, Mr. Bdeir started his career in the USA before moving to Amman to handle technical and operational management at Mitsubishi Motors. Later on, he left to Canada to complete his Graduate studies in management from McGill University earning a Deans Academic and Athletic Excellence Award. While in Canada, he focused on broadening his operational experience by working in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. After returning to Amman he took on the role of the Executive Manager at Steel Buildings Co. and later as Director of Business Development for the mother company: Arab Technical Construction Company.

    Prior to his election for a second term as the Chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council (JordanGBC), he headed the Technical committee of the council as one of the JordanGBC’s founding board members. The committee published the LEED Gap analysis, a detailed study distributed amongst Green Building Councils all over the world.  Abdullah currently chairs the MENA GBC network that includes 9 countries under its umbrella. He also served on the steering committee of the UN Environment program sustainable buildings and climate initiative – SBCI.

    Recently, Mr. Bdeir was elected as Chairman of a coalition of energy associations in Jordan that offers accreditation to energy services companies in Jordan, which is being established with the assistance of NAESCO and the USAID ESCB Activity.

    To give back to community, Abdullah coaches green entrepreneurship under a UNIDO/UNEP program.

    To spread the green message, Abdullah, speaks at various conferences and events. He has participated as keynote speaker at the Abu Dhabi Concentrated Solar Power conference, the Bahrain affordable sustainable housing symposium, the Doha district cooling conference, at the sustainable green building technologies in Dubai, Taipei Green E-learning conference, the Climate Change from a Gender Perspective and Eco Cities of the Mediterranean forum.

    Mr. Bdeir is a LEED Green Associate holder under the US Green Building council, a pearl qualified professional under the ESTIDMA Abu Dhabi city council program, a certified waste manager from the international solid waste association in Vienna ISWA and CMVP qualified

  • Raed

    Raed Bkayrat

    Technical Director, VP Business Development
    First Solar
    Raed Bkayrat

    Dr. Raed Bkayrat is responsible for establishing and overseeing First Solar’s commercial footprint in the region, market setup, origination and strategy development for partnerships and project execution.

    With about 20 years of experience, Raed joins First Solar from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he was responsible for creating the institution’s successful Industry Collaboration Program. During his four year stint at KAUST, he also created a demonstration and testing program for solar and other clean energy technologies, advised several Saudi governmental and industrial entities and mentored start up companies.

    Prior to that he was part of successful Startups in O&G industry in California, and previously spent eight years in various roles at Siemens AG in Germany and the US. Raed holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Jordan. Raed is an expert on the technical and commercial values of integrated hybrid plants for power generation and water desalination. Raed has several issued patents and is an invited speaker on the topic of clean energy and sustainability.

  • alex

    Alexandre Allegu

    Director, Business Development
    ACWA Power
    Alexandre Allegu

    Appointed Director to ACWA Power’s Business Development department in January 2016, Alexandre Allegue currently operates out of the company’s Dubai offices.

    Prior to this position, Alexandre held the role of General Manager at Sun & Life, a Solar EPC and Technology subsidiary of ACWA Holding, where he was actively involved in advancing the cause for solar energy in Saudi Arabia among various energy stakeholders, including regulators, developers and utilities, among others.

    Alexandre holds an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as a Specialized Advanced Master’s degree in Strategy and an Engineering degree in Electronics, Computer Science and Automatism.

  • rasmi

    Rasmi A. Hamzeh

    Excutive Director
    Rasmi A. Hamzeh

    Executive Director/ Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) EFQM 2013 Certified Assessor. Assessor at King Abdullah II Center for Excellence Award. Assessor at Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance. Assessor at Dubai Government Excellence Program. 22 year of experience in: Managing Institutions & Projects, Consultant & Business developer, SME’s Capacity Building and Enhancing Entrepreneurs Capabilities. Projects Management Experience; PMP certification. Regular daily columnist/writer of newspaper articles regarding political, economic, social and cultural issues.

  • heike

    Dr. Heike Harmgart

    Head of Office – Jordan
    Dr. Heike Harmgart

    Dr. Heike Harmgart is heading EBRD’s activities in Jordan since the Bank’s expansion to the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region. EBRD started investing in Jordan end of 2012 and has since then committed over EUR 600m EUR in investments, over half in the energy sector with a special focus on renewables. She was previously covering the region as the Senior Economist in charge of the Macro Economic and Structural Economic Analysis. She has published in many peer reviewed journals including work on the impact of innovation and government policies on growth.

    Prior to joining the EBRD, Dr. Harmgart worked several years at the Economist Group, mainly on emerging markets in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). She holds an Economics Master’s degree from Berlin’s Humboldt University and a PhD in Economics from University College London (UCL).

  • 1

    Engr. Sabri Asfour

    General Manager
    FAS Energy, Egypt
    Engr. Sabri Asfour

    The General Manager of FAS Energy Company – Fawaz Alhokair Group. He has managed the operations of FAS ENERGY since its inception in 2013, and he has been vital in the development and advancement of renewable energy business specially Solar PV Plants. Whilst being instrumental in the strategic growth of FAS ENERGY and the alliances formed therein, he has overseen the rapid development of FAS ENERGY and he extended the business outside Saudi Arabia and to the MENA Region. He participated in the tenders and the pre-qualification stages in different countries, Sabri managed and handled all the processes from A to Z for the Solar Projects including, land surveying, technical-financial studies and advisory panels. Sabri Asfour is a registered engineer in both Jordan and Saudi Associations, with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Jordan University.

  • hamed-nababteh

    Eng. Hamed Nababteh

    Managing Partner
    Ammam Renewable Energy Company
    Eng. Hamed Nababteh

    Mr. Hamed Nababteh has Bsc Electrical Power in 1973 and Mater Degree  in Public Administration.  Mr.Hamed Nababteh has more than 40 years of national and international experience in the energy sector, in 1999 Mr.Hamed handled strategic position as the counselor of energy and electricity minister, in addition to different roles to serve the energy sector, Mr.Hamed started his career by being the District distribution Manager of Karak, Tafilla and Shoubak, his involvement was including the design, execution, supervision, and maintenance of distribution network, then he moved to being the District distribution Manager of the Jordan Valley Networks, Mr. Hamed also handled international position in OPEC FUND, by being Technical Consultant for the Jordan Electricity Authority’s, and he worked as Arbitrator  in the final agreement between Yemeni Electrical Company and Insaldo Italian Company, total project cost was 127 million dollar, and final agreement settlement was 17 million dollar.

    In addition to the above Mr. Hamed handled different positions in National  Electricity  Power company, Coordinator engineer for the Interconnection Network  between Jordan and Syria, and Technical Consultant for EDCO and IDECO (IRBID Company and Electricity Distribution Company.

    Mr.Hamed Nababteh has also extensive experience in the private sector. He is local representative for different International Companies in Energy Sector   and he is currently the Managing Partner for  Amman Renewable Energy Company, and he worked before as technical consultant in Petra Solar/U.S.A.

  • Iyad

    Iyad Zawaideh

    Iyad Zawaideh

    Iyad is a US and Jordan qualified commercial lawyer specializing in providing advice in relation to project finance and PPPs.

    Iyad advised on multiple PPP transactions and privatizations representing the Government, consultants, investors, developers and concessionaires. His experience encompasses a range of sectors including power, mining and transport. with  significant experience on advising on all aspects of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

    Specific experience includes advising:

    1. a number of developers and contractors in round 1 solar projects of the Jordan renewable energy program. Iyad advised on the financing of three projects with EBRD and two projects with IFC in round 1 solar, and helped the first solar project to reach financial close in Jordan’s history.

    2. a large international client on its potential acquisition of a wind project in round 1 in Jordan

    3. a telecom company in Jordan on its development of a 15MW solar wheeling project.

    4. developers of 60 MW wheeling project.

    5. three lenders including EBRD on a 100 million USD financing for a real estate/tourism project in Jordan.

    6. Nepco in relation to IPP3 (a 572 MW HFO fired plant), IPP4 (a peaking 250MW HFO fired plant) and on the repowering of an old existing power station.

    7. legal advisor for MEMR on non-renewable power projects for the year 2013.

    8. Royal Dutch Shell in negotiating an Oil Shale Concession Agreement with the Government of Jordan.

    9. OPEC and IFC in relation to the financing of the Disi Water Conveyance Project.


    Basma Bentaher

    Project Structuring Manager
    Basma Bentaher
  • mia

    Mhairi Main Garcia

    Mhairi Main Garcia

    Mhairi Main Garcia is a counsel in the energy team here at Ashurst, specialising in energy and infrastructure projects.  She has a passion for renewables and clean energy and focuses in particular on advising on corporate and commercial aspects of renewables projects, including solar (PV and CSP), wind and waste-to-energy, in addition to advising on conventional power, water, wastewater and district cooling projects.  Mhairi advises sponsors, lenders, contractors and public sector clients in numerous jurisdictions across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.  Some of her recent solar experience includes advising on the Ouarzazate (Noor I), Noor II and Noor III CSP independent power projects in Morocco, the Shams Ma’an PV independent power project in Jordan, bids for the DEWA phase 2 and phase 3 PV independent power projects and a bid for Abu Dhabi’s Sweihan PV independent power project. Mhairi is admitted as an attorney in the State of New York and a solicitor in England and Wales.

    Mhairi is also Vice-Chair of the board of the Clean Energy Council, a non-profit association providing a forum for both private and public sector organisations participating in the clean energy sector across the MENA region.

  • If you are interested in speaking opportunities and to contribute to our expert panel, please contact: Ruhana Choudhury – Event Director, Email Tel: +44 (0)203 137 0436

    Supporting Partners

    • vsj

      The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) was officially launched in March 1998 as an independent, public – private sector partnership committed to utilize marketing strategies to brand, position and promote the Jordan tourism product as the destination of choice in the international markets. The adopted strategies are tuned to reflect the true image of the Jordan tourism product, being a cultural, natural, religious, adventurous, leisure and MICE destination.

      As part of its marketing strategies, the JTB plans and executes an integrated program of international promotional activities. This program includes the active participation in trade fairs, trade workshops, trade and consumer road shows, familiarization trips, press trips, brochure & multimedia production, and media relations. To carry out its goals, the Jordan Tourism Board utilizes the services of eleven offices in Europe and N. America.

      MISSION : To lead the branding, promoting and positioning of Jordan as a destination of choice.

      VISION : To be a pioneering tourism board achieving organizational excellence to maximize the impact of tourism on the national economy.

    • standard

      PPP is a non-profit organisation established to facilitate and support the development of Public- Private Partnerships (PPPs). Our mission is to promote an enabling environment for PPPs by being the global resource centre, and providing free open access information, on sample legislation and guidelines for not only PPP laws but also sector specific legislation and regulation.

      PPP Standards provides a Document Library of summarized and annotated sample agreements, legislative frameworks, and other resources from across the world. By working in partnership with international organisations, governments, and PPP units we endeavour to be the global hub of standards and documentation for Public-Private Partnerships.

      The website is designed to offer our visitors a simple and efficient way to view and download documents at their convenience. Follow the simple instructions to register online, which is completely free and takes approximately 2 minutes to complete.

      You can easily view what countries have policies, guidelines and reports available through PPP Standards Document Library. Simply explore the country summaries, which will list the documents available. When you see an item that you would like to access, simply click the link to jump directly to that item in the global PPP resource library.

    • european-bank

      The EBRD is committed to furthering progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative’. This has been its guiding principle since its creation at the beginning of the 1990s and, new challenges and the welcoming of new countries to the EBRD world notwithstanding, will continue to be its mission in years to come.The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. It has since played a historic role and gained unique expertise in fostering change in the region – and beyond.

    • dit-logo

      Department for International Trade is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

    Become a Partner

    Why Attend

    Join the C-level partners driving innovation and success in the PPP Solar Energy and learn from their experiences. Our expert panel of speakers will address the challenges of developing, structuring and managing successful Solar Energy PPPs.

    Key concepts covered to develop your solar plant strategy:

    • Participate in the world’s ONLY conference dedicated to Solar Energy PPP opportunities
    • Strategize, network and do business with key decision makers from across the solar energy industry
    • Be introduced to Senior Representatives from Supreme Energy Council Authorities across the globe via our VIP “Meet and Network” campaign
    • Participate in highly interactive roundtable and panel sessions led by key stakeholders including IFIs, Banks, Construction Companies and Law Firms
    • Tap into todays leading projects and gain an in-depth understanding of successful PPP Solar Energy projects



    Register Now

    Register Now

    The quickest and easiest way to register is to click on the button below and complete the registration form. Remember to have your credit/debit card to hand.

    Early booking price

    To benefit from the early booking discount, registered delegates must have registered and paid for their passes by the expiry date –

    Multi-Delegate Discounts.

    Why not send your team and benefit from increased networking opportunities at a lower cost? If you register more than 2 delegates, the 3rd and subsequent delegates will receive $225.00 USD off the full fee.

    Please note that if using a promotion code, this will take precedence over a multibooking discount unless the multi-booking discount is bigger. We will ensure that will always benefit from the largest discount available. Discount offers cannot be combined on each booking and all discounts can only be claimed at the time of registration. Further discounts are subject to approval.

    We are happy to accept a replacement delegate for the whole event, however delegate passes cannot be split or shared between delegates under any circumstances.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Conference package

    Conference package EARLYBIRD
    PRICES (USD $)
    Prices (USD $)
    Conference Only USD $895
    Save $300
    USD $1,195
    Conference and Workshop USD $1,195
    Save $200
    USD $1,395
    Government Employee USD $295
    Save $100
    USD $395


    Please Note:

    1. All prices mentioned above are individual delegate entrance fees.
    2. All government employees must provide their official work email address during the registration process to verify their position.
    3. Earlybird discount period is from 07/11/2016 – 05/01/2017
    4. Standard price applies to all registrations from 06/01/2017

    To register for this event please click on the tab below:

    Register NowContact Us

    PAST EVENT Interviews


    Kjeld Binger

    Airport International Group

    Jihad Boueri

    Vice President

    Abdulla Ahmed Mohamed

    Chief development & Technical Officer
    Bahrain Airport Company

    John Davie

    Altra Capital

    Media Partners


    We would like to thank our Media Partners for their support in promoting PPP Solar Energy Summit 2017.

    If you are interested in discussing a mutually beneficial Media Partnership with the PPP Solar Energy Summit please contact us on

    • jordan-solar

      Jordan is among the highest in the world in dependency on foreign energy sources, with 96% of the country’s energy needs coming from imported oil and natural gas from neighboring Arab countries. This complete reliance on foreign oil imports consumes a significant amount of Jordan’s GDP. This led the country to plan investments of $15 billion in renewable and nuclear energy. To further address these problems, the National Energy Strategy for 2007-2020 was created which projects to boost reliance on domestic energy sources from 4 per cent to 40 per cent by the end of the decade. Jordan Solar Industry Association (JSIA) seeks to create new solar energy business and employment opportunities in Jordan and enable collaboration opportunities throughout the GCC region. For more information and membership details contact:

    • sasia

      SASIA, in association with the Solar GCC Alliance, is a non-governmental organization that brings together the national and regional solar industry. Our goal is to transform Saudi Arabia and the Middle East’s vast solar potential into a commercially and environmentally viable solution for our growing demand for electricity. SASIA provides its members with services such as educational workshops, networking functions and special reports on breakthrough solar innovations. We also provide assistance to international companies seeking to expand their solar operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East by providing a full range of hassle free, low risk, within budget strategy, to set up business in KSA. We hold 8-9 conferences and Trade Missions throughout the year providing. THE perfect opportunity for our members to meet the key stakeholders and showcase their products and services alike.

    • theen

      The Thuringian Renewable Energy Association (ThEEN) was established in 2013 as an umbrella organisation for renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency in Thuringia, Germany. The issue of ThEEN is to support relevant policy processes and decisions on the national and federal level. We also build a network of expertise for renewable energy, which develops projects and implements studies.

      Via our member associations, individual members, companies, research organisations, municipalities and institutions ThEEN represents and combines the know-how of more than 300 companies.

    • CEBC

      Middle East Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting clean energy including renewables, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy storage and clean energy technology and solutions for the environmental sector. We create a forum for stakeholders to come together to exchange ideas, share information and facilitate projects.

    • AMCham

      The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan), a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, is a voluntary not-for-profit member-based organization that contributes to economic development through the promotion of US-Jordan-regional trade and investment, business development, public policy advocacy, human resources development and business community outreach. Established in 1999, current membership stands at over 190 top U.S. and Jordanian companies.

      AmCham-Jordan strives to enhance bilateral trade between Jordan and the United States. AmCham creates an environment for business matchmaking attracting national and international local investment related to Jordan-US relationships. Because of AmCham’s ongoing public policy advocacy with the Jordan and US governments the Jordan-US Free Trade Agreement was fully implemented in 2010, resulting in the reduction of obstacles to Jordan-US trade.

      Members also benefit from networking and exposure opportunities fostered by AmCham, which strengthen the capacity of the business community and open the door for strategic alliances and partnerships between members. Furthermore, AmCham-Jordan’s Training and Career Development Center specializes in professional services and houses the ILO-accredited Expand Your Business (EYB) and Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) projects.

    • cafraj

      The CCI France Jordanie (CAFRAJ) was established in August 1998 following important bilateral economic situations and important investments that prevailed between France and Jordan. CAFRAJ became a member of the CCI France International in June 2002 thus becoming the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jordan. As of 2012, CAFRAJ assumes the role of Exclusive Partners of business France in Jordan. The main objectives of CAFRAJ are to develop the commercial and economic cooperation between France and Jordan by promoting commercial exchanges and assisting French companies in their development projects in the Jordanian market via organizing important economic forums

    • mesia-logo

      MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region . Established in 2009, the association represents over 150 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultants, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 8,500 subscribers. Over the past 6 years, MESIA has organized over 50 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and had been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. Among its most coveted events are the annual Middle East Solar Awards and the Middle East Solar Pioneers program. To learn more about MESIA visit

    • dit-logo

      Department for International Trade is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

    • 200x210

      PPP Experts support Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives through global collaboration and thought leadership. We are at the forefront of offering specialist training and consultancy services within the PPP space. Our global PPP conferences and training initiatives draw on the experience of senior professionals and industry experts to deliver sustainable benefits to our clients.

      Through our international experts, our advisory teams combine local and global knowledge to help our clients deliver their public infrastructure development strategies with passion and integrity.  As a consequence of our experience and approach, PPP Experts has been engaged to provide strategic advice and capacity building programmes to public sector bodies around the world.

      Our expanding client base includes government, infrastructure owners, operators and developers, building and civil constructors, financial organisations, legal advisors and multi-disciplinary consultants.We pride ourselves on our innovation, our enthusiasm and our commitment to client services, which is embedded in who we are and everything we do. This is why so many organisation’s depend on our support and services to help them focus on their business critical issues.

    Become A Partner

    Conference Agenda

    Conference Day 1

    Day 1 : 07 Feb, 2017
    08:30 Registration & Refreshments
    08:50 Opening Remarks from Chairman
    09:00 Official Welcome Address by Minister/VIP Speaker
    PPP Solar Energy Success Stories
    09:10 Exploration and Investment in Natural Resources of Jordan and Mining

    H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Saif, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Jordan

    09:40 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources: Driving global Innovation and leadership in Solar Power

    Senior representative, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Jordan

    10:00 Case Study: Lessons learned from Jordan’s experience of solar energy
    10:20 Saudi Arabia: Delivering on the Government’s vision in achieving its goals

    Senior Representative, Ministry of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*

    10:40 Networking Session
    11:10 Panel Session: Solar Energy operators perspective:How has private sector investment changed the industry:

    Alexandre Allegue, CEBC advisor and Director, Business Development, ACWA Power

    Senior Representative, MASDAR*

    Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Vice President, Business Development First Solar

    Hanna Zaghloul, CEO, Kawar Energy

    Reserved for Nari Group*

    11:50 Perspectives and Challenges for the PPP Solar Energy Sector

    Reserved for Strategic Partner*

    12:10 Making solar power a viable energy source and healthy business in the Middle East

    Dr Maher Matalka, Chairman, EDAMA

    12:30 Lunch
    13:50 Model for brown field Hybrid (thermal – Solar PV) Power Plants in Jordan

    Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Technical Director, Clean Energy Business Council and VP Business Development, First Solar

    14:15 A global strategy for providing reliable O&M services for solar projects

    Marco Alves, Managing Director – Head of O&M Service, Martifer Solar*

    14:35 Case Study: The Indian Solar Energy PPP Experience

    SR Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India*

    K. Remesh Kumar, General Manager, SECI*

    Dr. O S Sastry, Director General, National Institute of Solar Energy*

    14:55 The Moroccan experience : This session will give a complete overview on the current status of solar energy projects in Morocco and the role of MASEN

    Basma Bentaher, Project Structuring Manager, MASEN

    15:15 Networking Break
    15:45 Panel Session: Creating a Checklist of Legal & Regulatory Issues for Solar Energy PPPs

    Iyad S. Zawaideh, Partner, Fitch ratings*

    Johana Trujillo, Solar Programme Director, Mott Macdonald

    Mhairi Main Garcia, Counsel, Ashurst

    16:30 Case study FAS ENERGY Benban project under FiT1: Lessons learned and what’s in store for Egypt to meet its 2027 solar generation targets

    Sabri Asfour, General Manager, FAS Energy, Egypt

    16:50 Doing your Due Diligence: A ‘How to’ Guide on PPP Contract management
    17:15 End of Day 1 & Evening Social Reception
    *Speakers invited and awaiting confirmation

    Conference Day 2

    Day 2 : 08 Feb, 2017
    08:30 Refreshments
    09:00 Opening Remarks from Chairman
    09:10 Panel session: insights into key projects and opportunities across the globe

    Senior representative, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Jordan*

    Senior Representative, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia*

    Piyush Goyal, Ministry of State, Government of India*

    Babatunde Fashola SAN, Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja*

    10:10 Case Study: Lighting up Africa

    Dr. Pam C. Sitienei, President, African Energy Association

    10:30 Networking Break
    Structuring Solar Energy PPPs: The Role of Financial Institutions
    11:00 Financing Renewable Energy Success Strategies

    DR. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank*

    Dr. Maria Vagliasindi, PPP Unit, World Bank*

    Dr. Heike Hamgart, Head of Office, EBRD

    Rasmi A. Hamzeh, Excutive Director, JREEEF

    11:40 Case Study: AREC’s experience in renewable energy projects

    Hamed Nababteh, Managing Partner, AREC

    12:00 Keynote Panel: How Should PPP’s be structured to Entice Lenders and Facilitate Project Financing?

    Dominik Thumfart, Managing Director – Environment, Deutche Bank

    Florian Münkle, Director Turkey & Middle East, DEG

    12:40 Lunch
    14:00 Demand side management and smart grids: A review and propo sal for future direction

    Abdullah O. Bdeir, Board Chairman, Jordan Green Building Council and Chairman, MENA Green Building Council

    14:20 Grid connected solar power: Importance on rooftop solar deployment in the UAE

    Dr Irfan Al Hassani, Senior Economist, Dubai Economic Council

    15:00 Networking Break
    15:30 Applying a PPP model for solar energy projects

    Reserved for sponsor

    15:50 From Design to Conception: Managing project lifecycles for PPP solar projects

    Reserved for Sponsor

    16:10 Evaluating storage technologies for renewable energy

    Reserved for Sponsor

    16:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks
    16:45 End of Conference

    Venue Details

    The Hilton is located on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth in the heart of the Jordan Valley, Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa offers easy access to a nearby shopping mall and major Jordan attractions, including Wadi Mujib and Bethany Beyond the Jordan.

    Guests at this contemporary Jordan hotel enjoy direct lift access to the beach through the magnificent, Siq-like gorge. This luxurious Jordan Resort is the only hotel in the area that features a floating sun deck, the ideal place to relax after a dip in the Dead Sea.

    Unwind in a spacious guest room at this hotel in Jordan, the majority of which offer wonderful Dead Sea views. Check emails with WiFi or pour a drink from the mini-bar to enjoy on your terrace. Spoil yourself in an executive room or suite and enjoy access to the Executive Lounge. Plan a meeting at this hotel in Jordan in one of two on-site boardrooms, and stay connected in the 24-hour business center. For larger business or social events, take advantage of 133,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting space in the adjacent, Hilton-managed King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center

    Hotel Address:

    PO Box 4434
    Amman 11953

    TEL: +962 5356 0222
    MOB: +962 79 90 80 567

    FAX: +962 5356 0223
    Contact Person: SAMIH KHALAF

    Click here for Map


    Contact Form

    We are here to answer any questions you may have. Reach out to us and we’ll respond as soon as we can. To help us direct your enquiry to the correct team, please fill in the required fields or contact us on the details below. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Contact Details

    Suite 209, Bow Business Centre
    153 – 159 Bow Road
    London E3 2SE
    United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0) 208 981 7514
    Tel: +44 (0) 203 137 0436
    Fax: +44 (0) 203 137 0435