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EEI GEF: Regional Focus on Middle East & North Africa
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - Thursday, July 15, 2021
Edison Electric Institute
701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20004-2696 UNITED STATES
  • Click here to register for the public sessions on July 14.

    These sessions are open to the public at no cost.
  • Earlier this year, EEI International Programs held its 5th Annual Global Electrification Forum, bringing together nearly 700 participants from more than 30 countries to discuss the critical issues facing the energy systems of the future. Building off of the success of EEI’s flagship international gathering, we are proud to present a new series of regionally-focused events beginning with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2021. These events will draw from many of the topics discussed during the annual GEF, but will allow participants to do a deeper dive into the issues, challenges, and opportunities of their particular region.

    We invite you to join us as we launch the GEF: Regional Focus on MENA, with public sessions on July 14 and a closed-door executive roundtable on July 15. The sessions will expand on the 2021 GEF theme, “Destination 2050: Pathways, Inflections, Crossroads, Convergence,” as we consider the transitions shaping the MENA electric power industry, including decarbonization, digitalization, and electrification. 

    Please see the full agenda for session descriptions. Speakers to be announced soon.

  • See full agenda for session descriptions. Click here to register for the free public sessions on July 14.

    Note: All times are listed in Arabia Standard Time (AST, UTC+3).

    Wednesday July 14

    1:00 – 1:10 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks

    1:10 – 1:30 PM Keynote Session

    1:30 – 2:20 PM Creating a Foundation for Clean Energy

    2:20 – 2:35 PM Break

    2:35 – 3:25 PM Innovating the Grid of the Future

    3:25 – 3:40 PM Prayer Break

    3:40 – 4:00 PM Keynote Session

    4:00 – 4:50 PM Understanding the Customer of Tomorrow

    4:50 – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

    Thursday July 15

    2:00 – 4:00 PM Executive Roundtable on Fostering Collaboration for Decarbonization (Invitation Only)