26-28 November: World Islamic Banking Conference

ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain

For 25 years, the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) has solidified its reputation as the indisputable compass for the global Islamic finance and banking industry, building a robust platform that comprises of leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders from across the globe.

This year’s conference will spearhead a host of discussions gravitating around the theme of “Islamic Finance & Sustainable Economic Growth in the Age of Disruption.

Key features for WIBC 2018 include: Governors’ Addresses; High-profile Regulatory Debate among Central Bankers; a conversation with a distinguished Islamic finance veteran on the future course of the Islamic economy, The Regulations Power Table on fostering synergies among regulators, standard setters and global financial regulatory authorities to further Islamic Finance; WIBC Gala Dinner & Performance Awards, Exclusive launch of Financial Intelligence Reports & Panel discussions focusing on sustainable, equitable & inclusive growth, FinTech, new horizons for Islamic finance, cross-jurisdictional issues on Sharia standards & practices and much more.

This event is organised by ME Global Advisors. Visit the site here. 

11-12 December: Oman Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit

Grand Hyatt, Muscat Oman

The developmental goals for sustainability and renewable energy have been set in most of the MENA countries. There are increasing possibilities of accelerated development of energy infrastructure, technological upgrade and human resource development respectively, to promote innovative ideas in the sector. Besides large-scale renewable energy projects, it is expected that the region will witness development of local industries for manufacture of equipment and systems for renewable energy projects. Now that renewable energy projects like PV Solar, CSP, wind energy and waste to energy projects are being set up, there are new challenges faced by the renewable energy industry.


After the remarkable success of our first edition of Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit (SETS) in Kuwait held on 3-4 April 2018, we are pleased to introduce the Second Edition “Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit”, in Sultanate of Oman, aiming to bring together various stakeholders like ministries, research institutions and industry specialists to focus on sharing the current market trends, technological advancements and future challenges. 


This event is organised by White Paper Summits. Visit the website here. 

28-29 January: Middle East and North Africa Energy 2019

Chatham House, London

Capacity, investment and regional dynamics


The annual Chatham House MENA Energy conference will this year address the interplay between established and emerging powers and the competition for influence in the region; attitudes towards investment in oil and gas amid a downturn in recent years; economic and energy reform agendas; and structural barriers to diversification.


Confirmed speakers so far include:


  • HE Jabar Ali al-Luaibi, Minister of Oil, Republic of Iraq
  • HE Eng Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt
  • Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman, National Oil Corporation, Libya


This event is organised by Chatham house.


See all speakers and read the agenda on the conference webpage:


Book online:


Contact: Charlie Burnett Rae – or +44 (0)20 7957 5727


19-20 February: The Solar Show MENA

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt

According to the International Energy Agency, by 2021 renewable capacity in the MENA region will grow by 78%, led by Egypt, the UAE and Morocco.

The market is rapidly maturing and the cost of production diminishing with the PV pipeline in 2018 amounting to almost 12 GW. There are also 4.9 GW of large solar projects under construction, including 1.8 GW in Egypt and nearly a gigawatt combined in Jordan and Morocco.

Over the next three to five years, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy plans to add 51.3 GW to current installed capacity. This is where The Solar Show MENA comes in. The Solar Show MENA, which is co-located with The Wind Show MENA and The Energy Storage Show MENA, is the renewable energy event the region has been waiting for and will help to shape the energy market through sharing knowledge, educating the market and facilitating influential meetings.

Bringing together 1000 stakeholders, including leading policymakers, utilities, local industry heavyweights and international technology experts plus a buzzing exhibition, there is simply no better place for you to connect with the industry.

In partnership with The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and The Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), our mission is to create a forum that is the industry meeting place. The Solar Show MENA is where industry professionals come and learn how to develop sustainable, clean and bankable world class energy generation projects throughout the region.

Solar power looms large in the future of the MENA region and The Solar Show MENA is the regional forum you have been waiting for. The MENA solar sector is open for business, are you?  


This event is organised by Terrapinn. Please visit the website here. 

5-7 March: Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

Middle East Electricity is the largest gathering of power and trade professionals in the MENA region. The 2018 edition of the event is welcomed more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 20,000+ visitors from 130+ countries. Complete a stand enquiry form to receive more information on exhibiting at Middle East Electricity 2019.


Accompanying the exhibition are knowledge programmes encompassing technical seminars and workshops. They provide the very latest updates and insights into cutting edge technology and innovation. These free to attend sessions focus on the Power Generation, Solar/Energy Storage and Management Solutions and Transmission & Distribution sectors.


 The exhibition is free to visit.


This event is organised by Informa: - Visit the site

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26-28 November

World Islamic Banking Conference

ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain

11-12 December

Oman Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit

Grand Hyatt, Muscat Oman

28-29 January

Middle East and North Africa Energy 2019

Chatham House, London

19-20 February

The Solar Show MENA

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt

5-7 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

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