17-18 November: Solar Asset Management MENA

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

With the recent wave of solar energy projects installed across the region, an impressive remaining pipeline and world record-breaking bids, the MENA region is increasingly gaining interest from global solar industry players. However, despite its vast solar potential, the region faces unique operational and technical challenges. Extreme weather conditions, high-cost pressure, and limited local presence threatens the sustainability of these solar projects.

Solar Asset Management MENA (17-18 November 2019) will bring together international and local knowledge to tackle these challenges with the goal of ‘Ensuring bankability, profitability, and efficiency of solar projects in the MENA region, over the entire life cycle of the plant and beyond. This event is the strategic platform for the MENA region's solar PV industry, focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.

This event is organized by Solarplaza. Please visit the website here.

19-21 November: Middle East Electricity Saudi

Riyadh International Convention Center, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Middle East Electricity Saudi (MEE Saudi) is a fundamental platform for gathering several international power players looking to invest in the Kingdom. It brings together a range of key stakeholders, from power manufacturers, suppliers, domestic wholesalers and distributors to thousands of visitors from across the Kingdom and neighbouring countries.


Held between 19-21 November 2019, this leading exhibition and conference is perfect for organizations to position themselves as thought leaders in one of the most dynamic GCC Power and Electricity markets. MEE Saudi serves as a fully comprehensive event showcasing the core segments of the power and energy industry, including: power generation, transmission & distribution, lighting, solar, renewables and energy storage & management.


In support of Vision 2030, which concentrates heavily on renewables, the 2019 edition of MEE Saudi is pleased to incorporate a new dedicated section to the show - Renewable Energy Arabia.


Organised by Informa Events, for more information about MEE Saudi, please check the website here.

9-10 December: Oman Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit

Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat

The summit takes into account, the current energy landscape; bringing together regulatory authorities, senior stakeholders, policy makers, influencers and solution providers driving the clean energy eco-system in the region.


Sustainability and clean energy feature high on the national agenda in most Middle East countries. The Sultanate of Oman incorporates sustainability as a national objective; charted out in its Vision 2020 programme. The Vision 2020 programme aims to achieve economic resilience by diversifying the Sultanate’s economy away from its traditional dependence on oil & gas exports while working towards the optimal exploitation of its natural resources.


The Sultanate of Oman has forecast an increase in peak power demand of 53%, reaching 9.96GW by 2023, of which, 11% of all electricity generated will be from renewable energy sources. By 2030, renewable energy will account for over 30% of the energy mix. 

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

10-12 December: Middle East Artificial Lift Forum (MEALF)

Muscat, Oman

The Middle East Artificial Lift Forum (MEALF) is a major event that focuses on the increasing use of artificial lift technologies in oil production operations throughout the Middle East region.
The forum was established for the purpose of creating a platform to effectively encourage the use of Artificial Lift technologies in the oil industry. It endeavours to provide the best technical solutions while creating a worldwide knowledge sharing and best practice centre to meet the future needs of the industry. It promotes a sense of community among artificial lift users and provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and experience.


The three-day MEALF event is organised by a technical committee, which is made up of artificial lift experts representing operators, technology suppliers and manufacturers.


The main conference will consist of presentations and forum discussion sessions as well as an exhibition of related technology and services. An optional pre-conference training workshop will be held on the 10th of December 2019. MEALF 2019 will feature high-profile speakers whose technical presentations will focus on all aspects of artificial lift as an important component of oil production activities. In addition to the presentation of technical papers, MEALF 2019 will also feature an exhibition at the sidelines of the forum. The exhibition will showcase all the equipment, technologies and services related to artificial lift operations. As with the forum itself, the MEALF 2019 exhibition will keep all delegates abreast with the latest products and the newest technologies that are now available in the market.


This event is organised by MCI - Group. Visit the website here. 

25-27 January: Iraq Finance Expo

Baghdad International Fairground

Come and discover an unrivalled line-up of banks, digital agencies, FinTech start-ups, tech companies and software providers alongside a 2-day VIP conference programme. All officially co-hosted with the Central Bank of Iraq.

Iraq's economy is forecast to become the fastest growing in the MENA region. IFEX will shine a spotlight Iraq's rapidly developing banking and financial services industries. With traditional banking methods now out-of-date, new technology is leading the charge in global growth trends. Iraq is poised to take advantage of these innovations.

Now is the time to take advantage of the outstanding growth story within Iraq’s financial services. Do not miss out and join us at IFEX, the leading banking, FinTech, Payments, E-Commerce, Retail, and Identity show in Iraq.


This event is organised by Frontier Exchange. Visit the website here. 

27-28 January: Middle East and North Africa Energy 2020

Chatham House, London

The shift in the global energy economy from a hydrocarbons-based industry to one that is increasingly supported by low-carbon and renewable energy technologies has significant and enduring implications for the oil and gas producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). While forecasters debate the speed and extent of the transition, there seems little doubt about the inevitability of the rise of renewables.


After more than 100 years of a world shaped by the geopolitics of hydrocarbons, the MENA region finds itself having to navigate the uncertainty of an energy transition and all that it implies for national, regional and global status quos. What does the transition mean for long-term oil demand? In the event of peak consumption, is a slow, managed decline possible? And what about other geopolitical or market factors that might come into play – the prospect of lower demand triggered by a global economic slowdown and a trade war, through to breakthroughs in new energy technologies – when this happens, what next?


The 2020 Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Energy conference will address these questions and the key trends shaping the region’s energy future in the 21st century.


This event is organised by Chatham House. Please visit the website here. 

13-14 April: The Solar & Wind Show MENA 2020

Egypt International Exhibitions Center, Cairo, Egypt

After a hugely successful launch in 2019, The Solar Show MENA, co-located with The Wind Show MENA, the region’s leading conference and exhibition for renewable energy, will return in 2020. Bigger, and better, than before.


The exhibition is a showcase of the world’s ‘best-in-class’ solution providers in the renewable space. The Solar Show is co-located with The Wind Show MENA guaranteeing the whole renewable industry has chance to interact over two days.


Held in Cairo, Egypt, and bringing together 3000 attendees, including policymakers, utilities, financers, investors, local industry heavyweights and international technology experts, there is no better place to connect with the MENA renewable industry.


This event is organised by Terrapinn. For more details visit their website here:

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17-18 November

Solar Asset Management MENA

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

19-21 November

Middle East Electricity Saudi

Riyadh International Convention Center, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

9-10 December

Oman Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit

Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat

10-12 December

Middle East Artificial Lift Forum (MEALF)

Muscat, Oman

25-27 January

Iraq Finance Expo

Baghdad International Fairground

27-28 January

Middle East and North Africa Energy 2020

Chatham House, London

13-14 April

The Solar & Wind Show MENA 2020

Egypt International Exhibitions Center, Cairo, Egypt

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