• The UAE Ministry of Energy to patron The Big 5 Solar 2017.
  • His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy, will open the featured Global Solar Leader’s Summit. 

In a persistent effort to achieve the goals of the 2050 Energy Strategy, the UAE Ministry of Energy is encouraging the public and private sectors to develop innovative IPP arrangements that are leading to a new wave of large-scale solar projects across the UAE. “Our energy authorities have progressed at a steady pace in the development of solar energy: only last year, the UAE achieved a global record with the lowest solar prices achieved through a competitive tendering process. We are also engaging the UAE population to generate demand in household solar energy projects across the nation,” a spokesperson of the UAE Ministry of Energy stated.

The UAE Ministry of Energy have become the official patron of The Big 5 Solar, organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa. Taking place on 26-29 November 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will feature the third edition of the Global Solar Leader’s Summit (GSLS), which will be opened by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi.

“Solar energy is a key technology that plays a strategic role in the achievement of the UAE 2050 Energy Strategy, which is the plan that the UAE Ministry of Energy follows to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix to 50 percent. To achieve this, the Ministry of Energy is continuously assessing the feasibility of centralized and distributed solar deployment in the United Arab Emirates,” The UAE Ministry of Energy commented.

The Ministry of Energy recently developed the Emirates Solar web application “Shuaa”, which helps users evaluate any property in the UAE and determine its potential return on investment for the deployment and management of solar panels.

“Efforts made by the Ministry of Energy like the National Energy Strategy 2050, aiming to increase the contribution of clean energy capacity, are giving the UAE solar industry huge opportunity to gain momentum,” says Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director of The Big 5 Solar. “The Big 5 Solar will provide a mutual business space where industry professionals can source solutions to solar energy in particular, allowing them to take full advantage of the opportunities going forward.”

“Our support to events such as The Big 5 Solar 2017 and the third edition of the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit is important as it allows energy stakeholders in the UAE to benchmark their industry and learn from global best practice,” the UAE Ministry of Energy commented. 

On November 27, the CPD-certified Global Solar Leaders Summit (GSLS), the only established high-level summit in the Middle East focusing on solar technology, will offer lively debates, clear business-relevant focus groups and a very high degree of interaction. Beyond H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, some of the Summit’s key speakers include Dr. Rashid Aleem, Chairman of the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), and H.E Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of the Regional Clean Energy Business Council.

Set to become a premier platform for solar industry professionals to network and do business in the Middle East, The Big 5 Solar pursues the escalating green demands in the GCC market by showcasing solar technologies from local and international exhibitors, as well as offering an education agenda geared towards industry development.

Speaking about the education agenda, Heijmans evaluates that “highlighting the latest trends and practices in the solar industry is a means to foresee future challenges faced by the booming industry, opening the floor to practical solutions, and making way for more opportunities to arise”

The event will also feature high-level free-to-attend CPD certified Solar Talks covering topics such as the connection between solar and construction, the impact of VAT on the solar industry, and the role of small and medium enterprises in developing the solar industry.

Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, The Big 5 Solar will be co-located with The Big 5 – the largest, most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East.

To know more about the event, visit www.thebig5solar.ae.   

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About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.