Siemens Energy and partners are holding a Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference, entitled ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow’, October 19 - 21, 2020, to drive the sustainability and decarbonisation agenda forward at this defining moment in the energy industry. 

With the long-term impacts of Covid-19 and a fundamental shift in energy markets still unfolding, Siemens Energy sees this as the time for the energy industry to collaborate to realise a future where energy is sustainable, efficient, affordable and accessible, in line with the ideals laid out in UN Sustainable Development Goal 7. 

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The MEA Energy Week conference is being held in partnership with the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK); the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa); the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS); and Masdar, a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government’s Mubadala Investment Company. 

The line-up of speakers includes national ministers, CEOs, energy and finance industry leaders and Siemens Energy experts for the eight panel sessions. 

The panellists will address the challenges and opportunities the energy industry faces in the twin goals of improving access to energy and meeting growing demand on one hand, and doing so in an environmentally and financially sustainable way. Topics such as financing sustainable energy projects, integrating renewables into grids, incorporating digitalisation and automation, decarbonising hydrocarbon-intensive industries, and using green hydrogen, will be at the forefront of panel discussions.  

This event comes shortly after the listing of Siemens Energy on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on September 28th, following a spin-off from Siemens AG. An estimated one-sixth of the world's power generation is already based on technologies from Siemens Energy. With this important legacy comes significant responsibility: to help shape the direction of the future energy sector, with a focus on sustainability, innovation, and decarbonisation, for the benefit of society.  

Dietmar Siersdorfer, Siemens Energy Middle East Managing Director said, “Around 850 million people on our planet still lack access to reliable electricity; this must be improved. As an independent company, Siemens Energy has the entrepreneurial flexibility to help shape the global transformation of the energy markets in a sustainable and economically successful way. But this change can only be achieved with global awareness, a willingness to adapt, and strong partnerships. That is what makes this event so important. The list of participants highlights the desire to collaborate on finding solutions to the challenges.”   

“The ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow’ virtual conference aims to create a platform to discuss the essential economic challenges of today and tomorrow. The event brings together energy industry leaders and policymakers at a time of potentially drastic change for the energy industry,” said Dr Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade and Member of the Executive Board, DIHK.   

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