Do you ever imagine just how great the potential is for solar energy in the Gulf? Are you keen to learn about the innovation driving a solar powered future in the region? The regulation supporting it? If so, then this year’s Global Solar Leaders Summit (GSLS) is a must-attend event for you. Held on the 27 November 2017 at The Big 5 Solar, Dubai World Trade Centre, and supported by The Ministry of Energy UAE, the conference will highlight the MENA region’s leading position in advancing the generation of renewable energy.

With 25+ speakers, 200+ delegates and 300 top-level governments anticipated to attend the summit, the objective of GSLS is to create a conference that focuses on how to action the strategies & the vision outlined by solar experts. It will ensure ample opportunity for one-on-one meetings and networking, alongside thought-provoking discussions to explore and nurture the new partnerships and opportunities arising between businesses in MENA region.

Being held at The Big 5 Solar, alongside The Big 5 Dubai, the event will offer lively debates, clear business-relevant focus groups and very high degree of interactions. It will be opened by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi and invites delegates from government officials and architects, to engineers and lawyers.

Keynote speakers at the summit include His Excellency Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Sharjah Water and Electricity Authority, CEO of Etihad ESCO Ali Mohammed Al Jassim, Chairman, President and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc. Dr. Shawn Qu, and Browning Rockwell, Founding and Executive Director of SASIA & Solar GCC Alliance.

More and more speakers are confirming their interest in joining the panel discussions on topics such as project finance and policy regulation, and seats for visitors are running out fast. The chance to pick up your early-bird tickets draws ever closer with the deadline for discount ending on 6 November 2017.

The Global solar Leaders summit is a CPD (continued Professional Development) certified conference, additionally The Big 5 Solar will feature 12 free-to-attend CPD sessions covering a variety of topics relating to industry trends and challenges.

See the full GSLS agenda,

Register as a GSLS delegate,

Know more about The Big 5 Solar,

For press registration at The Big 5 Solar,

For visitor registration The Big 5 Solar,

Contact us
Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
Jessica Scopacasa Public Relations Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
Jessica Scopacasa Public Relations Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
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

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

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.