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E&U Market Talk - Informa Markets EPISODE 1, 25th June 2020
Covid-19 and the Middle East’s energy market
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Covid-19 and the Middle East’s energy market

The first edition of E&U Market Talk brings you the highlights from our live webinar programme on the impact of Covid-19 on the Middle East and North African region’s energy sector.

Part One

We look at the impact of Covid-19 on the procurement of major utilities projects in the region, with a focus on the financing of projects during Covid-19 and the legal implications of the pandemic on contracts and projects.

Speakers include:

Rajit Nanda, CIO, Acwa Power

Anand Rohatgi, COO, Synergy Consulting

Robert Harker, Partner, DLA Piper

Part Two

We take an in-depth look at the impact of the Covid-19 on the development of renewable energy across the Middle East and North Africa, and the prospects for clean energy projects currently underway and future planned programmes and investments.

Speakers include:

Suresh Bhaskar, VP Business Development (Mescat), Engie

Pri McNair, Regional Head of Client Coverage MENAT and MD, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Energy, Middle East & Africa

DNV GL - Energy

Brendan Cronin, Head of Middle East, Afry Consulting

Dr Alex Hernandez, Director Renewable Energy Cluster, Industrial Clusters, Saudi Arabia

Part Three

The third part addresses the increasingly important role that digitalisation is playing in the energy and utilities sectors. Leading experts discuss the ways in which digital technologies are changing the way energy is produced and consumed, and how digitalisation can secure grid stability and security as increasing amounts of renewable energy capacity is installed. 

Speakers include:

Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader, Energy Digitalization, DNV GL – Energy

Ahmed Fateen, Power Systems VP – Gulf, Schneider Electric

Rui de Sousa, Principal, Industry & Value Advisor – Energy & Natural Resources