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The energy transition is Germany’s pathway into a future that is secure, environmentally-friendly, and economically successful. Today, almost one third of German electricity is generated by wind, solar and biomass. By digitising the energy transition with smart meters, the generation and consumption of energy can be brought more in line with each other, have more potential for energy conservation and can be further developed.

In the Arab World, technical advancements and innovative service solutions, as well as concepts for improved energy efficiency and diversification plans for energy sources, are in more demand than ever. Estimations see a need to build an additional generation capacity of 277,000 megawatts by 2035. In this regard the Arab Republic of Egypt has set an exceptional energy transformation and thus proves to be a vital role model for the entire region. The government is resolutely setting the course for sustainable development and has successfully managed together with Siemens to boost Egypt’s generation capacity by 45 percent by connecting 14.4 GW to the Egyptian national grid. With their experience and state of the art technology, German companies can offer a sustainable contribution to this development.

To further strengthen and expand the promising Arab-German business relations in the energy sector, the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Siemens and further German and Arab partners, organised the

9th Arab-German Energy Forum
at the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel Cairo
from October 24th-25th, 2018.

The conference was held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Egypt, H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly. Moreover, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, and H.E. Dr. Hala Helmy El Saeed, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, gave a keynote at the Forum. We were also delighted to welcome a high-level delegation from the energy sector including numerous high-ranking representatives from German energy companies such as Siemens, Bilfinger, BASF and Lahmeyer.

It was our pleasure to welcome you at the 9th Arab-German Energy Forum in Egypt.