Eilat-Eilot 10th Renewable Energy Conference 2024

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A great catastrophe befalls Israel these days, after Hamas committed atrocities, murdering 1,400 peace-loving Israelis and creating unfathomable chaos in the Middle East, the military and the Home Front Command are deployed to stop the situation from escalating and to rehabilitate normal life.

The Eilat-Eilot Conference on Renewable Energy, which was scheduled for December was postponed, and will take place on February 27–29, 2024, with the aim of continuing to empower the clean energy economy as leverage for regional rehabilitation and development in Israel, the Middle East, and around the world.

Crimes and terrorism contribute to human disasters and to climate disasters around the world, which are becoming more and more frequent and are even expected to further exacerbate the immense damage to human life, the economy, and global stability.

The International Eilat-Eilot Conference was one of the first clean energy events in Israel, held for the first time 16 years ago, and is firmly determined to convene for the tenth time with the same goal – promoting the global transition to clean energy and a low-carbon economy by introducing innovative technologies, bold policies, and significant partnerships that will lead to peace and prosperity for the peoples of the Middle East.
Renewable energy is of paramount humanitarian importance in the world and must be bolstered to reduce our dependence on oil.

The 10th conference emphasizes measures that will allow a higher percentage of clean energies to penetrate the market, such as decentralization, energy storage, macro-grids, and energy independence in times of war and peace.

This goal is an integral part of the global transition to a low-carbon economy that requires distributed and diverse sources of energy production for electricity, transportation, and industry. to succeed, this process must involve the top minds in the worlds of finance, industry, technology, and government.

We invite you to join us in sharing the knowledge and ideas and be part of the conversation about the future of renewable energy as a significant growth engine for Israel and the region at the upcoming Eilat-Eilot Conference.

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Keynote Speakers

Fatima-Zahra Khalifa

CEO of du Cluster solaire, Morocco

Mr. Obaid Amrane

CEO, Ithmar Capital, Morocco

Prof. Ad van Wijk

Professor Future Energy Systems at TU Delft, Netherlands

Meiltje de Groot

CEO Groningen Airport Eelde, Netherlands

Bart Biebuyck

Hydrogen Expert, Netherlands

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Mr. Obaid Amrane

CEO, Ithmar Capital

Mr. Amrane has been appointed by His Majesty the King Mohamed VI as Chief Executive Officer of Ithmar Capital in February 2019. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Amrane was Deputy CEO of the national agency in charge of deploying Morocco’s renewable energy strategy.

Mr. Amrane’s previous experience in the economic and financial fields, as well as his engineering expertise, allowed him to oversee all operations throughout the investment value chain from development to legal engineering, partnerships and project financing.

In 2022, Mr. Amrane has become Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF). He also, in the same year, was designated Chair of the Africa Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF), a multilateral platform initiated by Ithmar Capital. Mr. Amrane has been elected President of the Cluster ENR, a Climate Innovation Center that brings together 200 companies and institutions with several achievements in the fields of renewable energy and green technologies.

Thanks to his expertise in ESG driven companies, as well as his involvement in organizations focused in the energy transition areas, Mr. Amrane was appointed by the European Commission as a member of the High Level Expert Group on scaling up sustainable finance in low and middle income countries launched in September 2022.

From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Amrane was Managing Director in the banking industry in Morocco. Prior to that, Mr. Amrane held various positions in the Moroccan Ministry of Economy and Finance. He was a Public Finance Inspector, Head of the Debt Restructuring Service at the Treasury Division, and then Head of Credit within the same division. Mr. Amrane holds a dual degree in engineering, from Hassan II Institute of Agronomy, and in Finance, from the General Inspectorate of Finances and the Association of Investment Management & Research (certification).

Mrs. Meiltje de Groot

CEO of Groningen Airport Eelde

Meiltje de Groot is CEO of Groningen Airport Eelde since January of 2021. She graduated from Groningen University in 1991 in Economics & Finance and has a long career in the aviation sector, including 12,5 years at Schiphol, 7 years of being the director of Twente Airport and 9 years as a director of Teuge International Airport. She is the founder of two organizations in the field of sustainable aviation and electric flying in the Netherlands. She is chairman of the Association of Dutch Airports (of which Schiphol is also a participant) and of the Economic Board of the Northern Netherlands.

Bart Biebuyck

CEO and founding member of the Green Energy Park Krk

Bart Biebuyck is CEO and founding member of the Green Energy Park Krk, a unique midstream facility on the island of Krk in the North Adriatic Sea. Under his leadership, it aims to handle 10 million tons of renewable ammonia shipped from several places in the world. An investment of over 0.5 billion Euro is expected and the ambition is to start operations from July 2027.

Before that, Bart Biebuyck was at the Fuel Cell department of Toyota Motor Europe where he held the position of Technical Senior Manager. His expertise in the automotive industry includes extensive knowledge related to the deployment of new technologies in the European market. It is as part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) programme in Berlin that Bart
worked at reinforcing European trials for the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle. He also had the opportunity to develop and expand his expertise in Japan, where he worked for two years.

In addition to his industrial experience, Bart has been politically active in his local town since 2006. In 2013 he became the vice president of the City Council, responsible, among others, for the local economy and education. In 2016, he was appointed as the Executive director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen joint undertaking, now called the clean hydrogen partnership, it is a public-private partnership between the European commission, the industry and the research community. It aims at facilitating the deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe. During his seven years term, a strong emphasis on cooperation with cities and regions led to the creation of the European Hydrogen Valleys partnership with around 40 European regions. Dissemination of project results, building technology awareness and enhanced basic research became his key focusing points. He is the creator of the hydrogen valleys concept, the European hydrogen week and the European hydrogen bank. He successfully negotiated the 2.0 billion Euro European “Clean Hydrogen Partnership” who was launched by the European president in November 2021.