UAE to host Alter Energy Convention 2009

solar-energyDUBAI, Aug. 30th, 2009: the United Arab Emirates is hosting the Alter Energy Convention 2009 next October.

Key issues related to this growth and the Middle East’s aggressive push towards alternative energy will be examined during the 2009 Alter Energy Convention running from October 27 to 29, 2009 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To be held under the umbrella of the 2009 Oil ‘&’ Gas Show (OGS), Alter Energy Convention 2009 will discuss and evaluate the regional and global outlook on carbon footprint and energy usage; the importance of oil and gas sector partnerships with alternative energy initiatives; sustainable regional water management; and the latest sustainability projects, techniques and technologies.

The alternative energy sector is expected to grow 25 per cent annually and account for almost 70 per cent of the global energy market through 2030. The sector’s current USD150 billion share of the estimated USD800 billion worldwide energy infrastructure will rise by then to around USD600 billion.

The conference-led event’s impressive lineup of confirmed speakers includes Paul Dickerson, the US Department of Energy’s former COO of Energy ‘&’ Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Professor Ali Sayigh, Chairman of World Renewable Energy Congress ‘&’ Director General of World Renewable Energy Network, UK; Dr. Samer Adham, Managing Director of Global Water Sustainability Centre, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Qatar; and Dr. Hermann Scheer, Member of German Bundestag, President of EUROSOLAR, General Chairman of World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and President of International Parliamentary Forum on Renewable Energies.

This year’s convention will also highlight ways to reduce and manage the carbon and water footprints made by the oil and gas industry. Moreover, it will emphasize the increased ability of alternative energies to meet the demand of a rapidly growing world population “The economic downturn has reminded the world that it should plan well for the future. We still rely on traditional energy sources to generate 90 per cent of our power requirements. However, most of these are non-renewable and have devastating ecological effects. We need to turn this situation around and encourage closer collaboration among private and government entities through forums such as Alter Energy to explore sustainable solutions that can meet our energy needs while conserving our environment,” said Anselm Godino, Managing Director of International Conferences ‘&’ Exhibitions, the organizers of the Alter Energy Convention.

Schedule of Alter Energy Conference

Day One – Tuesday, 27 October 2009
09.00 – 10.00 Opening Welcome Address By senior representatives from local Ministries

10.00 – 11.00 Official opening of OGS 2009
11.00 – 12.45 Assessing The Global Outlook On Carbon Footprint And Energy Usage By international energy experts including commissions, agencies and leading researchers

International Keynote Address: The Next Frontier: Opportunities For Oil & Gas Producers In Alternative Energy Projects Paul Dickerson, Former Chief Operating Officer of Energy & Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, USA

Dr. Saif Al Sayari, Imperial College, UK

12.45 – 14.00 Networking Lunch For Delegates And Speakers
14.00 – 15.45 Evaluating Regional Outlook On carbon Footprint And Energy Usage In The Region
By regional energy experts, initiatives and environmentalists
Dr. Bakr Khoshaim, Power & Energy Consultant Member, Majlis Ash Shura Council, KSA
Ecoventures – speaker tbc
KJO – speaker tbc
15.45 – 16.15 Networking And Refreshment Break
16.15 – 17.30 Open Discussion An opportunity for speakers and delegates to openly debate the key issues in greater depth, facilitated by an industry leader.

18.00 – 20.00 Welcome cocktail reception for delegates, speakers and sponsors

Day Two – Wednesday, 28 October 2009
09.00 – 9.30 Keynote Address: Renewable Energy and the Structural Change of the World Economy – The Prospects of the Sunbelt Countries
Dr. Hermann Scheer, Member, German Bundestag, President, EUROSOLAR, General Chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and President, International Parliamentary Forum on Renewable Energies

9.30 – 10.00 Global Trends, Updates And Expectations On Renewable Energies – How Will They Impact Climate Change And Global Warming?
Professor Ali Sayigh, Chairman, World Renewable Energy Congress & Director General, World Renewable Energy Network, UK
10.00 – 10.30 How Can Oil And Gas Partner With Alternative Energies To Satisfy Future Demand?
Dr. Eckart Woertz, Program Manager Economics, Gulf Research Center, UAE
10.30 – 11.00 Evaluating The Benefits Of Nuclear Energy As A Viable Alternative To Fossil Fuels For The Middle East
Dr. Khalid A. Aleissa, Director, Atomic Energy Research Institute (AERI), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), KSA
11.00 – 11.30 Networking And Refreshment Break
11.30 – 12.30 Strategies For A Sustainable Regional Water Footprint
Led by regional water authorities and an international expert on water conservation
Dr. Samer Adham, Managing Director, Global Water Sustainability Centre, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Qatar
Dr. Mohamed Dawoud, Manager Natural Resources, Environmental Policy Sector, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, UAE
Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson, Emirates Environmental Group, Board Member UN Global Compact, UAE
12.30 – 14.00 Networking Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Future Initiatives and Developments For Sustainability In The Region
Showcasing the latest projects, techniques and technologies
Ali Bin Towaih, Director, Sustainable Energy and Environment Division (SEED) at TECOM Investments, UAE
Case Study: Comparing the Masdar 10MW project With The Shams Tower 290KW Project Utility scale vs. building integrated approaches with solar technologies
Power production performance, carbon emissions savings
Costs, schedules and construction techniques
Power Purchase Agreements and financial structures for delivering alternative energy in the UAE
Future trends and market potential
Sander Trestain, Vice-President – Technical, Enviromena, UAE
National Iranian Oil Company
15.30 – 16.00 Networking And Refreshment Break
16.00 – 17.00 Open Discussion A final opportunity for delegates to question the speakers of Day Two.
19.30 Gala Dinner for Exhibitors, Sponsors, Delegates and Speakers