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MIX: Energy 2016

29-30 September 2016

MENA Investment Exchange: Energy

The Middle East and North Africa’s Gas-to-Power & Renewables Dialogue

29-30 September 2016, RSA House

MIX: Energy brought together investors, developers, financiers, policy-makers and analysts for a frank discussion of the Middle East and North Africa region’s diversified gas-to-power and renewable energy industries.

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MIX: Energy was supported by Apricum – the Cleantech Advisory, British Photovoltaic Association, Clean Energy Business Council, Eversheds, the Middle East Association, and the Middle East Solar Industry Association.

Co-produced by CbI’s African Energy and Gulf States News (GSN), and held under the Chatham House Rule, the MIX: Energy programme focused on:

  • Renewable energy development in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Changing patterns of gas supply for GTP projects including domestic production outlook and gas/LNG imports.
  • Innovative financial structures, commercial returns, entry and exit strategies.
  • Where the region stands in the climate debate.
  • Who to work with in the diverse MENA area.
  • Key markets, including, Algeria, Dubai, Egypt, GCC, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia.
  • The region’s political exposure in a time of stress.

The agenda included a Hardball roundtable on the afternoon of day two that provided an open discussion of governance issues, personal and institutional politics, and the capacity of governments to deliver on projects.

MIX: Energy builds on CbI Meetings’ Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) series at RSA House in London and Morocco Energy Exchange which was held in Edinburgh in October 2015.

  • Ali Zerouali, Co-operation & Partnerships Director, MASEN
  • Ziad Jebril Sabra, Director of Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
  • Ahmed Badr, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
  • Javier Huergo Cruzado, Chief Investment Officer, FRV
  • Moncef Ben Abdallah, Energy Expert, Tunisia
  • Mark Lemmon, Executive Vice Chairman, MENA Infrastructure
  • Tarek Shalaby, Commercial and Business Development Manager, Edison
  • Mohamed Farghaly, Chairman, eegr Consultancy
  • Kevin Sara, Chief Executive Officer, Nur Energie
  • Chris Antonopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Lekela Advisors
  • Adel Baba-Aissa, Director, Renewable Energy Partner (RnE Partner)
  • Thomas Wigley, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Glada Lahn, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources, Middle East & North Africa, Chatham House
  • Ignacio de Calonje, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
  • Bjørnar Baugerud, Senior Investment Manager – Clean Energy, Norfund
  • Reza Shaybani, Chairman, British Photovoltaic Association
  • Lars Buesching, Managing Partner, Solizer
  • John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Methinks
  • David Drury, Managing Consultant, Gas Strategies
  • Karim Maalioun, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Peter Gish, Managing Director, UPC North Africa Renewables
  • Alexis Sarrazin, Director – Power & Renewables Project Finance, Natixis
  • Rob McNabb, Head of Clean Energy Construction, Eversheds
  • Jean-Pascal Boutin, Head of Regulatory, Eversheds
  • Moritz Borgmann, Partner, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
  • David Ludlow, Head of Business Development, UK Export Finance
  • Jon Marks, Chairman, Cross-border Information and Head of Consultancy, African Energy
  • John Hamilton, Director of Strategic Advisory and North Africa research, CbI and African Energy

Project developers
Aldwych International • BioTherm Energy • Edison • eleQtra • Lekela Advisors • Masdar • North Africa Renewables • NurEnergie • Renewable Energy Partner • Scatec Solar • Shell • Solizer • Sotraco Group • UPC North Africa Renewables

Finance & investment
CDC Group • Denham Capital • GGF Green for Growth Fund • HSBC • IFC • MENA Infrastructure • Natixis • Norfund • OM Capital Partners • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation • The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) • UK Export Finance

Officials and regional bodies
Renewable Energy Dept, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan • MASEN, Morocco • Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

Professional services
Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory • Arab Bankers Association • British Photovoltaic Association • Chatham House • Cross-border Information (CbI) • European Council on Foreign Relations • Eversheds • FTI Consulting • Gas Strategies • Jones Day • Methinks • Middle East Association • SgurrEnergy • Squire Patton Boggs • Trowers & Hamlins • UK-Algeria Business Council • The Winston Group