The Future of Renewables in the Middle East and North Africa

On Wednesday 7th September, the Middle East Association will be holding a Business Briefing on ‘The Future of Renewables in the Middle East and North Africa’ at Bury House, the third event of our Energy Series. This briefing will give expert analysis on the opportunities, risks and challenges of this important emerging energy sector, as well as the extent to which this oil and gas rich region is ready to embrace a renewable energy-focused future.

The Middle East and North African states have the potential to become some of the key suppliers of renewable energy in the world. Major areas of interest and development to date include solar energy and wind power. The government of the United Arab Emirates has been making particular efforts with the development of Masdar City—intended to be the world’s first city to be powered by entirely renewable sources.

UK companies are also making major strides in this sector. In the UK alone, there are over a thousand registered companies working on renewable energy technologies, and many are looking to export their expertise abroad.

This business briefing will offer attendees presentations from industry experts and academics, a Q&A session, and a networking reception. More details will follow in coming weeks but we advise early registration due to the popularity of our energy events series.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Kevin Sara, Founder and Managing Director, Nur Energie
  • Dr Michael Mason, Editor, Renewable Energy in the Middle East and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography, LSE

The event will start with registration at 17.00, and presentations will begin from 17.30. We will conclude with a networking reception from 19.00. To attend please return the registration form attached to Jacqui Marshall at the MEA ( In accordance with MEA policy, ALL events must be paid for in advance.

Please click here to download details and application form.


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