9th Dii Annual Conference “Desert Energy Leadership Summit”

Monday, October 22, 2018
Dubai, UAE


The Network is a proud Supporting Partner of the 9th Dii Annual Conference “Desert Energy Leadership Summit” scheduled to be held on 22nd October 2018 at the Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates.

The Desert Energy Leadership Summit has become the leading event on the practical aspects of the migration towards a fully emission-free power supply in the regional and inter-regional context and will focus on the experience with concrete projects in the deserts, and the integration in the local and interconnected regional power grids and markets.

The Network has a broad presence at this year’s event. Frank Wouters, Director of EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network will moderate the opening session in which high-level experts will be present. Specifically the session will join Paul van Son, CEO Dii, Martin Herrmann, Member of the Executive Board, innogy SE, Paddy Padmanathan, CEO, ACWA Power, Wan Haibin, Director General Development Bureau, GEIDCO, Khalid Rashid Al Zayani, Chairman, Al Baraka Bank, Prof. Dr. Ad van Wijk, Professor, Future Energy Systems, TU Delft, Ahmed Ali El-Ebrahim, CEO, GCCIA.

Moreover, and within the context of the Interactive parallel Dii style Round Tables, the Network is organising two Round Tables. One focuses on Electrical Interconnections and is moderated by Nick Carter, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network – Convener and Deger Saygin, Director at SHURA Enerji Transition Center. The second roundtable deals with Green Molecules (Renewables based hydrogen etc.) and is moderated by Prof. Ad van Wijk, Professor, TU Delft and Frank Wouters, Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network.

Registration, more information about the 9th Dii Annual conference “Desert Energy Leadership Summit” as well as the agenda are available on the Summit's  website