2nd Mediterranean Solar Forum

2nd Mediterranean Solar Forum

26 of November 2015. Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona

The 2nd Mediterranean Solar Forum will bring together governments, international organizations, project promoters and private investors, in order to reflect upon and discuss the challenges and opportunities that solar energy represents for the Mediterranean, taking into consideration its strategic importance as an abundant and sustainable energy source for the region.

It will gather, for the second time, the projects of the ENPI CBC MED Solar cluster established in Amman, Jordan in October 2013 and composed of all the ENPI CBC Strategic Projects promoting the growth of the Mediterranean Solar sector: FOSTEr in MED; SHAAMS; MED SOLAR; DIDSOLITPB; STS-MED and MED DESIRE.

The Mediterranean Solar Forum will focus on social impact, training, policy impact and the challenges in the solar sector.


 08:30 Registration
 09:00 Institutional opening
  • Fikri IŞIK, Minister of Industry, Republic of Turkey
  • Tarek Kabil, Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt
  • Abdesselam BouchouarebMinister of Industry, Algeria
  • Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Minister of Industry, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Jaime García-Legaz, Secretary of State for Commerce, Spain
  • Felip Puig GodesMinistry of Business and Labour, Catalonia
  • Mario Aymerich, Managerial Adviser to the Projects’ Directorate-General, European Investment Bank
  • Mohamed Choucair, President of ASCAME
  • Miquel Valls i Maseda, President of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
  • Fathallah SijilmassiSecretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
  • Ferran Tarradellas, Head of the European Commission representation
  • Ghassan Aidi, Honorary President of IHRA and founder of MHRA
  • Anna Catte, Director General Joint Managing Authority ENPI-CBC MED
  • Elie RizkPresident of the Gulf-Mediterranean Development Committee, ASCAME
  • Nacera Haddad, Vice President, Forum Chefs d’Entreprises, Algeria
 10:15 Coffee Break
 10:45 Opening session and overview
  • Berta Pérez, Head of the European Projects Office, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
  • Mònica Cunill, Project Manager, ASCAME
 11:00 Solar Energy use and Promotion in the Mediterranean: raising competitiveness and cooperation towards a sustainable scenario
 11:00 Landmark Projects in Solar Energy: Successful Case Studies
Moderator: Federico Martire, Coordinator of the Branch officefor the Western Mediterranean – Valencia, ENPI CBC MED 
12:15 Sharing Solar Experiences from around the Mediterranean: ENPI SOLAR CLUSTER as a competitive tool.
Moderator: Alex Parella, DIDSOLIT – PB Project
12:30 Maximizing the socio-economic value of sustainable energy through new policies and tools in the Mediterranean
Moderator: Francesc Ribera, General Manager, Catalonian Energy Efficiency Cluster
  • Pere Soria – Renewable Energy Marketing Area Manager at Circutor Energy SA, Spain
  • Pierre El Khoury – General Director –President of the Board, Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), Lebanon
  • Gijsbert Huijink – Som Energia, Spain
  • Mohammad Asfour, Board Member, World Green Building Council.
  • Adel Khalil, Coordinator of Egyptian Renewable Energy Cluster Initiative (ERECI) RDI project.
  Debate & Questions
 14:00 Lunch Break
 15:00 Public Financial tools to support Renewable Energy projects in the Mediterranean
From ENPI to ENI: the new 2014-2020 ENI CBC Med Programme (2014 – 2020)

  • Federico Martire, Coordinator of the Branch office for the Western Mediterranean – Valencia, ENPI CBC MED

Interreg MED Programme (2014 – 2020), Financial possibilities and new projects’ architecture

  •  Javier Gómez, Project Evaluation Officer, Interreg MED Programme
15:40 Showcase of Coming Trends: Smart Solutions for the Industrial Sector
Moderator: Pablo Valderrama, Cluster Manager, Solartys
16:00 B2B Matchmaking event: Boosting Business Cooperation in the Renewable Energy Sector
17:30 Networking Coffee
NB: The above programme is provisional and may be subjet to change due to the availability of speakers.

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