With the “Energiewende”, the German government is planning the transition from conventional energy sources to sustainable renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development. The German long-term strategy foresees a share of renewables in electricity supply of 55-60% by 2035. Also, Germany is working towards the EU 2020 Strategy to increase energy efficiency by 20% until 2020.
Within the scope of these targets, Germany is developing many new technologies to continuously improve its level of energy efficiency and an increased use of renewable energies. The Arab world is also embarking on long-term strategies to diversify energy resources and increase energy efficiency. With their experience and state-of the art technology, German companies can offer a sustainable contribution to the Arab world`s energy projects.
Strategic partnerships between Germany and the Arab world based on mutual benefit and understanding, facilitate economic advantages for both sides. To create new synergies and strengthen existing Arab-German partnerships in the energy sector the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing the 5th Arab-German Energy Forum from November 13th-14th, 2014 at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin.
Renowned experts of the industry and politics will discuss current trends and potential cooperation possibilities on: Electricity, Water and Power, Frameworks and Financing, Energy Efficiency, Education and Know-How Transfer as well as Conventional Energy and Renewable Energies.
The 5th Arab-German Energy Forum presents a great opportunity to expand networks between Arab and German business partners. As in the last years more than 300 Arab and German participants from politics, business and sciences are expected at the conference.
Therefore, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to the 5th Arab-German Energy Forum in Berlin.