"A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy and
Energy Efficiency solutions in the Mediterranean"

High level dialogue

In collaboration with

Cairo, 28 September 2015 | 8.30 am - 6.00 pm
Marriott Hotel | 16 Saraya El Gezira, Zamalek District, 11211 - Cairo | Egypt

RES4MED is pleased to invite you to the one-day International Workshop that will be held in Egypt on September 28th with the aim of fostering a high-level dialogue between key stakeholders, agencies, energy companies, financial institutions, investors, industrial players, technology providers and universities, to generate a deeper understanding of local needs, strengthening public-private partnership.

Egypt has set quantitative renewable energy targets and consistent mechanisms (FiT program, BOO competitive bidding, merchant scheme, EPC model), driven by the need to ensure and diversify electricity supply to a fast increasing population, by the potential for job creation and industrial development, acknowledging the fast technology advancements towards cost-effective solutions.

The ambitious plan to generate 20% of the country's electricity from renewable sources by 2020, including a 12% contribution from wind energy will be able to attract more than $10 billion investments in wind and solar power plants within 2020.

Opening session


Roberto Vigotti (Secretary General, RES4MED)


Maurizio Massari (Ambassador of Italy in Cairo)

Khaled Abu Bakr (Co-Chairman Italian-Egyptian Business Council)

Hafez El-Salmawy (President, MedReg)

Ahmed Badr (Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - RCREEE)

Francesco Venturini (President, RES4MED; CEO Enel Green Power)

Mohamed Salah Elsobki (Executive Chairman, New & Renewable Energy Authority - NREA) on behalf of H.E. Mohamed Shaker (Minister, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Arab Republic of Egypt)

Egyptian renewable energy context


Ahmed Badr (Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - RCREEE)


Mohamed Salah Elsobki (Executive Chairman, New & Renewable Energy Authority - NREA)

Hatem Waheed (Managing Director, EgyptERA)

Lamyaa Youssef (Director, RE FIT Program, Ministry of Electricity)

Sherif Oteifa (Advisor to Minister of Investment, Arab Republic of Egypt)

RES4MED international experience in integrating Renewable Energy


Carlo Crea (International Affairs Director, Terna)

RE power industry’s recommendations: a call for joint public-private effort

Round table: Mechanisms in place in Egypt from IPPs perspective


Tim Armsby (Partner, Head of Energy & Infrastructure - Middle East, Eversheds)


Francesco Venturini (CEO, Enel Green Power)

Khaled Abu Bakr (Executive Chairman, Taqa Holding Arabia; Co-Chairman Italian-Egyptian Business Council)

Mohamed Shoeib (Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings, Energy Division)

Giuseppe De Beni (Managing Director, Italgen)

Round table: Hurdles for financing and projects bankability


Bernhard Haider (Partner, PwC Middle East)


Erik Becker (Manager of Infrastructure Department for the MENA region, International Finance Corporation – IFC)

Cristophe Lucet (Head of EIB Regional Office, Cairo)

Hassan Ghanem (Chief of Corporate & Investment Banking Division, Alex Bank)

Hassan Abdel-Hamid (Chairman & CEO, Misr Asset Management Co.)

Federica Pocek (Advisor, International Relations & Network, Sace)

Round table: Egyptian market perspective from technology providers view


Antonio Nodari (Managing Director, Poyry)


Ricardo Chocarro (CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa, Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica)

Emad Ghaly (Senior Executive Vice President Power and Gas Egypt, Wind and Renewable Middle East, Siemens)

Ahmed Nada (Vice President and Region Executive Middle East, First Solar)

"The Capacity Building in Egypt: commitments, actions and guidelines for a suitable implementation"

Keynote speech

Yasser El Shayeb (National Erasmus Coordinator)

Round table: the role of technical and institutional capacity building for RE players


Emanuela Colombo (Politecnico di Milano, UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development)


Khaled El-Saadany (Executive Manager of Grants & Innovation & Technology Transfer Center, Alexandria University)

Hani Sewilam (Head of Center for Sustainable Development, American University in Cairo)

Ashraf El Arnaouty (Department of Econ. Entomology & Pesticides, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University)

Giuseppe De Beni (Managing Director, Italgen)

Maurizio Coratella (General Manager, Edison International Egypt Branch)

Ilaria Besozzi (Head of business development, Airlight Energy)

"Decentralized solutions for a suitable implementation"


Ali Abo Sena (Director, Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre)


Fabio Patti (Corporate Relations and Strategy Advisor, MegaCell)

Ilaria Besozzi (Head of business development, Airlight Energy)

Guido Tonin (PV Sales Director, Elettronica Santerno Spa – Carraro Group)

Stefano Sadowski (Power Gen. & Renewables Dev. Manager - D’Appolonia)

For information:

Press release