The Arab World has made great efforts to meet its continuous energy demand. Current activities of renewable energy are established by building wind energy farms and solar thermal power plants. The increasing importance of the energy sector reflects on economic growth and has great effects on the main source of energy as oil, wind and solar.
An important challenge for Germany and the Arab World is securing a sustainable and affordable energy supply by developing modern technologies and emerging an effective energy mix of renewable and conventional energies. This offers tremendous business potential for Arab-German cooperation.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Philipp Rösler, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized the 3rd Arab-German Energy Forum from October 11th-12th, 2012 at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, in cooperation with the League of Arab States, the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries (GUCCIAAC), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and with the kind support of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).
High-ranking speakers and experts from the energy sector discussed latest trends on Wind Energy, Conventional Energy, Water Security and Supply, Oil and Gas, Solar Energy and Power Distribution. As in the last years approx. 300 Arab and German participants from politics, business and sciences attended at the conference and once again created an ideal platform for new cooperation and business opportunities in the German and Arab energy sector.
We would like to express our appreciation to all participants and guest of the conference and we are very much looking forward to an interesting Forum in 2013.