Visitors at a previous MEE edition ... the event holds its 45th edition next year.

Visitors at a previous MEE edition ... the event holds its 45th edition next year.

Experts to set agenda for Middle East Energy

December 2019

Middle East Energy (formerly Middle East Electricity), the global energy platform, has assembled a high-powered advisory board of industry heavyweights to set the agenda for a sector that is in the midst of transformative change as the expo readies for its 45th edition. The event runs from March 3 to 5 next year at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

After 44 successful editions as a holistic energy stage that empowers stakeholders through power networking and multi-sector growth opportunities, the three-day event has undergone an energetic evolution to support the transition in how power is generated through to how energy is consumed in the face of increasing demand.

To help shape the agenda for the industry, the Middle East Energy 2020 Advisory Board, comprising 21 experts spanning the full energy sector, has identified key content themes that will form the basis of the 2020 Conference Programme, the strategic conference series which runs alongside the main exhibition.

The conference will feature a high-calibre line-up of 150-plus speakers who will provide critical insights and discuss the future, in the presence of utility providers, governments, procurement and project managers and contractors, said the event organiser Informa Markets.

Under an overarching theme ‘Energy in Transition, Connecting the World: Demand, Digitalisation, Diversification’, the advisory board has set five content streams over three days of in-depth discussions, which will explore: Policy v Technology; Decarbonisation & SDGs; Power of Digital – How to Create Value; Effective Renewables Integration; and New Business Models, they stated.

With the Middle East alone in need of $55 billion for an additional 43 GW of generating capacity and $34 billion for transmission, coupled with the onset of digitalisation and ever-growing focus on renewables, the formation of the Middle East Energy Advisory Board is a natural move for the show.

 The board represents the major regional public and private sector energy players, including the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, Sewa, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Etihad Energy Services, Masdar, Irena, Apocorp, SAP, PwC and IFC.

The 2020 Conference Programme will boast over 150 speakers and 25 hours of content through 30 sessions, with the conference series focusing on renewables, digitalisation, sustainability, technology and regulation facing the power sector.

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