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Press release: The new generation of solar energy leaders

7 August, Dubai – Inspiring a new generation of leaders and leveraging the enormous opportunity for job creation within the solar industry will be a major part of the Dubai leg of the Intersolar World Series, when the event makes its debut in the region later this year.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency, Suhail Al Mazrouie, UAE Minster of Energy, Intersolar Middle East will include a range of education workshops and features aimed at providing key insights into global best practices among current and future sector leaders.
“With the scale of solar energy projects in the pipeline, the GCC region can continue to be a global energy leader. The solar industry also can drive local economic growth and job creation. As that happens, the need for qualified and experienced professionals will be immense,” said Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Deputy Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance, International Renewable Energy Agency.  
Last year, the solar industry was expected to create 1,000 new jobs in two years, but that figure could increase further as governments seek to step up efforts to diversify economic activity and capitalise on record low solar energy costs, and as oil prices remain volatile.
Education workshop are to be delivered by experts in fields of system design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance, with a particular on how emerging trends are creating synergies across national development agenda, higher education, and demand for skills.
“Solar PV projects becoming profitable proposition, countries across MENA have been incentivized to launch an increasing number of PV programs to support a booming electricity demand. The growth of utility scale solar projects in the MENA region has helped the continued development of innovative technologies and services that are further driving down the cost of solar systems, offering the rapidly growing regions of the Middle East and North Africa a valuable and economically viable energy alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Most GCC countries have committed billions of dollars in new clean energy projects over the last four years, which has attracted outside parties to bring new ideas, technologies and investment into the region”  Dr. Toufic
Over US$3.5 billion already spent on regional solar projects in 2015, with blueprints including UAE Vision 2021, Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, and Oman 2020, and others all underway.  
More than 200 world leaders, including energy ministers from UAE, Jordan, and Egypt set to attend the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit during Intersolar Middle East. Leaders will be joined by thousands of companies showcasing latest innovations in solar technology, with thousands of visitors from around the world also due to attend the three-day exhibition.
Intersolar Middle East will be held in Dubai between 19-21 September 2016.

About Intersolar
With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.
Intersolar Middle East is the International Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry of the Middle East. For the first time, it takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, In conjunction with GulfSol, the key event in the Middle East dedicated to the solar industry.
The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry.
Intersolar has been actively involved in the Middle East region since 2013 with various events, like the Intersolar Summit Middle East that took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2016 Intersolar is teaming up with dmg Events to organize the key event in the Middle East taking place in Dubai dedicated to the solar industry: Intersolar Middle East.
With 25 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world’s most influential markets. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, São Paulo, and, starting in 2016, in Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.
For more information on Intersolar South America, please visit: www.intersolar.ae
Organizers: Intersolar Middle East is organized by Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim, Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) and dmg events Middle East and Asia.
https://www.intersolar.ae/ 

About dmg events Middle East & Asia
dmg events Middle East and Asia is a leading global exhibition and publishing company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust plc. Established in the Middle East in 1995, it is responsible for some of the region’s most prestigious events, including 40 market-leading exhibitions that cover global energy, construction, coatings, hospitality and interior design industries. Through exhibitions like ADIPEC, The Big 5, INDEX, and The Hotel Show, its reach and influence have grown in emerging markets in the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa, South East Asia, and Latin America. In all, more than 250,000 exhibitors and visitors benefit from the opportunities that dmg events Middle East and Asia create for business, networking, and professional education each year. Daily Mail and General Trust plc, is an international portfolio of digital, information, media, and events businesses listed on the London stock exchange (LON: DMGT).
https://www.dmgeventsme.com/
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