SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER /// DAY 1
AFTERNOON /// KICK-OFF NETWORKING DRINK AT THE NETHERLANDS EMBASSY

<15h00 | Arrival at airport and check-in at Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya

15h00 | Introduction trade mission participants in lobby hotel

15h30 | Departure to the Netherlands Embassy for kick-off networking drink

16h00 | Network gathering at Embassy with invited representatives from Embassies from delegates’ countries of origin
Welcome by H.E. Mr. J.L (Laurens) Westhoff  (Ambassador of the Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh)

17h30 | Departure for workshop

EVENING /// INTRODUCTION TO DOING BUSINESS, SOLAR ENERGY AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

18h15 | Introduction of all participants

18h30 | Doing solar business in Saudi Arabia and related opportunities 
Muhammad Arif Saeed - Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial Eversheds

Muhammad Arif Saeed /// Partner - Eversheds

19h00 | The Saudi Government PV policy plan and related business opportunities
Browning Rockwell - President, SASIA  

19h20 | Practical experiences with PV project development in Saudi Arabia

19h40 | Open discussion about challenges and opportunities of solar PV in Saudi Arabia

20h00 | Joint Business Networking Dinner at Al Mashreq Restaurant sponsored by Dhabaan & Partners (in association with Eversheds)

22:00 | Departure to Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya

Browning Rockwell /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SASIA

Organizing partner

Organizing partner


MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER /// DAY 2
MORNING /// MEETING WITH SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY (SEC)

09h00 | Departure

09h30 | Arrival International solar trade mission group at SEC

09h45 | Welcome & short introduction round participants (+ coffee)

10h15 | Plenary Introductory Presentation(s) by SEC

10h45 | Q&A

11h15 | Coffee break

11h30 | Plenary presenation(s) International participant(s)

12h00 | Round table networking discussions

12h30 | Departure for lunch

14h00 | End of visit and session

AFTERNOON /// STAKEHOLDER VISIT

15h00 | Welcome and introduction

15h15  | Introduction round International trade mission group

15h30  | Presentations by host and invited guest speakers

16h30  | Round table and Individual networking with international executives and invited SASIA participants

17h30  | End of visit

EVENING

18h30  | Joint networking dinner


TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER /// DAY 3
MORNING /// STAKEHOLDER VISIT

10:00 | Welcome and introduction

10:15 | Introduction round International trade mission group

10:30 | Saudi Arabia’s new energy market: perspective on the role of solar

11:00 | Plenary discussion on development of Solar in Saudi Arabia 

12:00 | Individual networking 

13:00 | Joint Networking Dinner

AFTERNOON /// WORKSHOP SOLAR FINANCING IN SAUDI ARABIA

15:00 | Start Financing workshop: “Solar Financing in Saudi Arabia”

15:30 | Welcome and introduction on Financing challenges and opportunities on solar project development

15:50 | Presentation: Private equity investment and RE project development in Saudi Arabia

16:10 | Presentation: The opportunity of PPA's

16:30Panel: Financing experiences and loan facilities for Renewable Energy projects in Saudi Arabia

17:15 Closing drink with invited investors and bankers

 
Organizing partner

Organizing partner

Keith Bullen /// Associate - Baker & Botts

Michelle T Davies /// Partner - Eversheds

Dan Bennellick /// Associate Director, Project & Export Finance - HSBC

EVENING /// EXTENDED NETWORKING DINNER
LOCATION: SPAZIO 77

19:30  | Welcome

20:00  | Start exclusive joint round table networking dinner of international trade mission participants with invited Saudi stakeholders, conference speakers and sponsors.

Dinner Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor


WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER /// DAY 4
CONFERENCE /// DAY 1

Conference Day 1 - Desert Solar in Saudi Arabia
Full-day conference program including small exhibition 

Over 150 Saudi Arabian business executives and stakeholders expected to join the international trade mission group

 


THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER /// DAY 5
CONFERENCE /// DAY 2

Conference Day 2 - Desert Solar in Saudi Arabia
Full-day conference program including small exhibition 

Over 150 Saudi Arabian business executives and stakeholders expected to join the international trade mission group