From Announcements to Tangible Projects

Since 2010 Dii Desert Energy’s annual Leadership Summits have paved the way for climate neutral, lowest cost and secure energy from the MENA Deserts. This year this unique international event returns to Dubai to showcase the region’s leading role as an innovator, an emerging ‘Green Powerhouse’ and, hence, a key contributor to global GHG reduction.

Under the theme ‘TIME FOR CLIMATE ACTION – From Announcements to Tangible Projects’, this edition is hosted ahead of COP28, with a prominent pre-COP reception, to discuss strategies and projects to speed up the journey towards ‘no harmful emissions’, whilst achieving energy security and lowest costs in MENA and beyond.

The Summit gathers partners along the emission-free value chain, led by the ‘doers of projects’, from key developers, utilities and investors, making the Dii Summit a unique high-level meeting in the market with the common objective of kicking-off the creation of a market for zero emission energy. With record breaking renewable energy project tariffs and project capacities in MENA, the Summit helps energy markets and energy traders to reduce and avoid ‘greenhouse’ effects based on market principles and a pragmatic approach.

The summit forms part of Dii’s wider roadmap of accelerating the energy transition in the Arab world by connecting regions, people and continents sharing Dii’s mission ‘No Emissions!’

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Among the topics that will be discussed

Powerhouse MENA, the Emerging ‘Net-Zero Emission’ Giant!

How to Make the Energy Transformation Happen for Sustainable Development and Local Benefits

Renewables and Green Energy Connecting Continents for Energy Security and Affordability

Tackling Obstacles for Project Bankability and Off take Schemes

Carbon Credits and Climate Products: Towards a Green Premium

Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy System for Everyone

Time for Climate Action at COP28

Technology Innovation for Impact

MENA as a Renewable Transport Hub for the Energy Transformation

Dii Interactive Roundtables topics

How can the LCoE for solar and wind be reduced further?

The Convergence of Electricity and Gas Grids

Battery Technologies Applications

Regulation and Incentives: IRA vs EU

Hydrogen Storage and Transport

Bankability and Off takers

Creating a Tradable Market for Zero Emission Energy

The hottest near term markets in MENA

The Water and Energy Nexus

Agenda at Glance

Among our speakers


Harry Boyd Carpenter

Managing Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Jorgo Chatzimarkakis


Hydrogen Europe

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Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling

Director-Hydrogen Technologies Division

Fraunhofer ISE

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Hussain Al Nowais


AMEA Power

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Prof. Dr. Ad van Wijk

Professor of Future Energy System

TU Delft

Advisory Board Member

Dii Desert Energy

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Naveed Tariq


World Climate Central Limited

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Naheed Memon


Oracle Power

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Marco Arcelli

Chief Executive Officer

ACWA Power

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With the Middle East region becoming an attractive hub for Green Hydrogen projects, Dii has successfully put together an excellent event on this topic. Well-organized forum, with timely agenda topics and C-suite speakers with hands-on knowledge. A must-attend event for those seeking an updated view on what’s happening in the region while networking with key Hydrogen market players.

PhD, CEO, Dutco Cleantech