GCC Focus: The key drivers and trends in the GCC energy sector post-pandemic

With the world facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak and oil prices expected to fall to their lowest price in a decade, there are concerns that the global push for integrating renewables into energy systems across the globe may face significant challenges.

Energy & Utilities is bringing together some of the key figures in the region’s energy sector to discuss the possible implications of Covid-19 on the Middle East and North Africa’s ambitious clean energy programmes, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for delivering renewable energy projects.

This webinar will explore the outlook of energy and utilities in the GCC and the future of projects and investments in the next 5 – 10 years.

Current status and trends in the region’s energy and utilities sector – what impact has Covid-19 had on the region’s power market and what will be the lasting legacy of Covid-19?

  • Economic question – with governments increasingly turning to the private sector to deliver power and water infrastructure across the GCC, what impact will Covid-19 and the economic downturn have on securing financing for major utilities projects?
  • Energy diversification forms a key part of the GCC utilities sectors’ development plans and strategies – will Covid-19 hinder or expedite the push for clean energy in the region in the short-to-medium term?
  • What role will technology and digitalisation play in the development of the GCC’s utilities sector?
  • Outlook of the energy and utilities sector for the next decade – where will the opportunities lie for investors, contractors and suppliers?

Dr. Waddah Ghanem


Energy Institute


Abhay Bhargava

Head of Industrial Practice

Frost and Sullivan


Alex Hernandez

Director – Renewable Energy Cluster

Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources


Satyajit Dwivedi

Director – Global Practice

Process Censor and IoT, SAS


Akin Adamson

Middle East Director

Ricardo Energy and Environment


Turki Al Shehri

Chief Executive Officer



Moderator: Andrew Roscoe

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