Dii Desert Energy will be hosting the 10th annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit on 25-26th of November, at the Adlon Kempiski hotel in Berlin. Combined with the 10th Arab-German Energy Forum and in co-operation Ghorfa (Arab – German Chamber of Commerce), the conference will be held under the theme ‘The Energy Transition in the Arab World’. This year will be very special as both Dii Desert Energy and Ghorfa’s Energy Forum will celebrate their 10th anniversary.

In 10 years’ time Dii Desert Energy has grown from a rudimentary ‘Desertec Vision’ (initially mainly concentrated on power from the deserts for Europe, ‘Desertec 1.0’) via a focus on clean energy for the region (Desertec2.0) towards a highly recognised market enabler for ‘green electrons’ and ‘green molecules’ from the deserts of MENA for MENA’s own population and eventually as a net exporter for the global emission free energy markets (Desertec 3.0).

The combined Ghorfa – Dii event will offer a unique platform for the exchange of knowledge, strategies, experience and personal networking among an international audience from the public and private sector.

For more information, please visit our event website and contact us at info@dii-desertenergy.org to register at a special preferential rate.

Event: The Energy Transition in the Arab World

Co-locating the 10th annual Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit & 10th Arab-German Energy Forum

Organisers: Dii Desert Energy and Arab – German Chamber of Commerce (Gorfa)

Dates: 25-26 November 2019

Location: Adlon Kempinski hotel in Berlin


Launched in 2009 as an industry initiative in Germany (initially called ‘Desertec Industrial Initiative’) for exploring the potential of renewables in the desert areas of Northern Africa and the Middle East, improving market conditions and examining the synergies to be captured through connecting the European and MENA power markets.


Increased competitiveness of renewables shall swiftly lead to economic growth and secure near 100% renewable based power supply without harmful emissions or waste.


Supporting an increased and rapid deployment of utility-scale renewable energy projects in MENAT desert areas and integrating them in the interconnected power systems for greater local and regional benefits


Focus on practical country specific issues in the MENAT region that impact the execution of renewable projects and enabling joint efforts to provide strategic market improving guidance and support