Dii Desert Energy Partners’ Meeting 2021
Hybrid Event (Live & Virtual)
9th February 2021
W Dubai - The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
At a Glance
Dii Desert Energy, an industry initiative and public-private sector think tank for the energy transition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) held a full-day ‘hybrid’ Partners’ meeting on the 9th of February 2021.
This first ever ‘hybrid’ event, took place in the magnificent W Dubai - The Palm hotel and other partners joined by the meeting by web conference.
The Partners’ meeting brought together Dii’s industry network, which includes the main drivers ACWA Power (KSA) and CEPRI/State Grid of China and 42 Associated Partners from 25 countries across MENA, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The agenda included interactive sessions, from covering general market outlook and Dii activities to introducing some of the new partners, deep diving in the current working fields of Dii as well as update on the MENA Hydrogen Alliance.
Below you can find presentations and some of the recordings.
*The meeting took place respecting the strict Covid protocol at the hotel for the entire event.
Message from Dii President
A warm welcome from my side to the team and partners of Dii Desert Energy, be it in person in Dubai or via a Video connection.
Dii’s events are special moments to share experiences, expectations and perspectives in the transforming energy markets in MENA and beyond. Let this day be another source of reflection and empowerment.
As you are used from Dii, let us again enjoy creating and capturing business opportunities in the energy transition.
Paul Van Son, Dii Desert Energy President
Dii Desert Energy Family
Message from MENA Hydrogen Alliance
Welcome 2021! I believe this year and the years ahead will see the energy transition picking up speed, providing opportunities for inclusive growth. Especially after a disastrous 2020, we badly need new future oriented jobs and Dii Desert Energy is excited to offer its convening power and thought leadership to our partners, who will make that happen across country borders. Let’s put our energy in clean energy!
Frank Wouters, Chairman at MENA Hydrogen Alliance
Dii & CBC #TogetherWeAreStronger
We are excited to welcome so many Dii partners in person, but equally the ones who cannot be with us connecting in this innovative hybrid format.
Dii's mission has always been to connect people and continents, pioneering new developments and trends towards are common mission of "No Emissions"
For 12 years, the trusted network of Dii has been working between public/private sector, banks and investors to prepare the ground for the energy transition in MENA and beyond.
We believe it is all about international partnerships and cooperations, this is why we are delighted to work closely with CBC again during this decade of disruption.
Cornelius Matthes, CEO at Dii Desert Energy
We at CBC, a Private & Independent Human To Human (H2H) Leadership Club, believe that #TogetherWeAreStronger is not just a slogan but a solid foundation of any successful business but also life relationship.
We have been partnering throughout the years with Dii Desert Energy Friends with Our Common Spirit that combines Business with Meaningfulness and Joy.
Cooperation on this first ever Hybrid Event in the history of our industries, is just another small step to realize our Common Mission of Building a Zero Emission World while Leading The CleanTech Decade Together... as #TogetherWeAreStronger
Tomasz Slusarz, Vision Streamliner at CleanTech Business Club