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Innovation Center working unit is delighted to host a roundtable discussion on opportunities for Japanese companies in the Moroccan renewable energy sector.
This roundtable will give a brief overview of the opportunities and challenges surrounding the renewable energy sector in Morocco. Followed by a group discussion on ways to attract Japanese companies to this sector. The focus is on all types of renewable energy, including solar, wind, energy efficiency, training and bio fuel.
Date/Time: Sep 13th (Sun) , 2015 @ 09:30 (open door @ 09:15)
Title: Moroccan renewable energy roundtable
9:30– 9:40 Welcome, Introduction of Participants
9:40 – 9:55 Keynote: Prof. Ismael Saadoune
9:55 – 10:10 Keynote: Prof. Tarik Chafik
10:10 – 10:25 Keynote: Mr. Rachid Bri
10:25 – 11:25 Roundtable Discussions
11:25 – 11:30 closing statement
Morocco is the largest energy importer in North Africa: it is the only country in the region with no natural oil reserves, and imports 96% of its energy from elsewhere. In order to reduce its dependence on other countries, the government of Morocco has implemented a policy to source at least 40% of its energy from domestic renewable sources by 2020. Significant progress has been made therein, with major PPP deals in the solar and wind sectors. Currently, private sector participation is made attractive via substantial state financial incentives, although some observers doubt whether the private sector will remain interested if these subsidies decline.
The Moroccan Business Club in Japan (MBC-J) is an independent not-for-profit professional association of Moroccan professionals in Japan and Moroccan graduates/students of Japanese universities.
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