Energy sector outlook in the Middle East and North Africa

Sponsored by: MEED

Focused on:

  • Energy Outlook

Date: 9 July


Time: 10AM London

A MEED Live Webinar

With about $310bn worth of power generation projects at the planning or tendering stage across the Middle East and North Africa, the region’s energy sector is set to provide abundant new business opportunities in the coming years for investors, contractors and suppliers.

But everyone involved in Middle East energy must also be prepared for the considerable challenges that will accompany the opportunities.

The region’s energy sector is going through a period of profound change. Energy sector reforms have resulted in the slashing of subsidies at the same time as the private sector is being invited to design, build, finance and operate power supplies.

In parallel, the drive for greater energy security is boosting heavy investment in alternative and renewable energy projects.

Join MEED’s team of Middle East market experts in the latest live-streamed webinar from MEED Live on 9 July as they discuss the outlook for the energy sector in the Middle East and North Africa.

Presented by

Andrew Roscoe,

MEED Energy Editor

Andrew Roscoe is the Power & Water editor for MEED, based in Dubai. He joined MEED in February in 2010 and has been the Power & Water editor since September 2012. He reports, analyses, and comments on all aspects of the power and water sectors in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the political economy of Kuwait.

From 2013-2017, Andrew has written the MENA Power Report for MEED’s research division, MEED Insight. The in-depth report provides analysis and forecasting for the power sector across the region. He has an honours degree in politics and international relations from the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Andrew regularly speaks and presents at conferences across the Mena region on various topics and issues affecting the power and water sector.

Richard Thompson,

Editorial Director

Richard joined MEED in 2003 as managing Editor. He was became MEED editor in 2007 and was appointed to his current position in 2010. As Editorial Director of MEED, Richard has had responsibility for managing offices in India as well as the editorial teams in the UK and the UAE.
Prior to joining MEED, Richard working in the UK business media at Construction News and New Civil Engineer magazines, both owned by MEED’s owner Emap. Prior to joining Emap, Richard working in the UK civil engineering and construction industry with Laing O’Rourke, Trafalgar House Major Projects and Atkins.
Richard has a Master of Arts (MA) degree in International Relations obtained in 1995 from the University of Kent in the UK. He also has a Bachelor’s of Engineering (BEng) degree in Civil Engineering and Management Law awarded by the UK’s University of Dundee in 1989. He is UK citizen and has been resident in the UAE since 2009.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Review of key energy sector trends
  • Outlook for power projects in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Examine the latest IPP, IWPP and privatisation plans
  • Update on the region’s nuclear power plans
  • Examine the key challenges facing the sector from gas supplies to finance
  • The latest news on Middle East renewables


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