Date: Wednesday 17 April 2013 - Thursday 18 April 2013

Location: Seville, Spain

ACI’s 2nd Annual CSP EMEA 2013 Summit will once again bring together local project developers and operators in the CSP industry to discuss the latest CSP EMEA and global market opportunities, develop strategies to operate more cost-effectively and drive down costs, hear the latest technological advancements breaking through into the sector and assess the opportunities and challenges in growing your CSP business in the region.

The conference will provide a platform for networking, knowledge transfer and new business development with decision makers within the CSP Industry. During the afternoon of Tuesday 16th April conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to attend a site visit to Abengoa Solar’s CSP plants in Sanlúcar La Mayor 16 April 2013.  The conference will be looking at latest CSP EMEA projects, CSP as a growing demand power, latest geopolitical and economic outlook and latest CSP technology used.

Key Topics

  • Identifying the Future Market for CSP: Geography, Policy & Competition
  • CSP Activity Updates from Key EMEA Markets
  • Current & Planned Project Updates from CSP Projects in EMEA & Worldwide
  • EU Policy & Regulatory Update & Outlook
  • Optimising CSP Plant Operation & Maintenance: Efficiency & Cost
  • Exploring Financial Schemes for Financing Your CSP Project
  • Cutting-edge Developments in CSP Technologies

Confirmed Speakers

Giulio Volpi of Directorate-General Energy, European Commission

Luis Crespo, Secretary General of Protermosolar & President of ESTELA

Michael Taylor, Analyst, Renewable Energy Cost Status and Outlook, International Renewable Energy Agency

Kelly Benninga, Chief Commercial Officer, SkyFuel

Silvia Pariente-David, Sr Energy Specialist Middle East and North Africa Region , World Bank

Lorena Ciciriello, Head of Renewable Energy, Structured Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

Marc Benmarraze, Chairman & CEO, Solar Euromed

Anis Kenida, International Business Development, Abengoa Solar

Joachim Maass, CEO, Solar Tower System

Nathalie Climence, Senior Loan Officer, European  Investment Bank

Dr Houda Ben Jannet Allal, Director of Renewable Energy & Sustainable Development Division, Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OMV)

Martin Schlecht, Founder and Managing Director, Suntrace GmbH

Kevin Sara, Chairman of TuNur Ltd &CEO of Nur Energie Ltd

Sergio Asenjo, Head of Solar Centre of Competence, ABB Group

Bruce N. Anderson, CEO, Wilson Solarpower Corporation

Gus Schellekens, Director  Sustainability and Climate Change Team

Who Will Attend

National & International Power Companies, Specialised CSP Companies, Government Representatives, project Promoters, research Centres, Banks, Financiers & Investors

Funding Agencies, National Energy Agencies, Renewable Energy Consulting Firms

Environmental & Energy Law Specialists

For Further Information Or To Register Your Attendance Contact

Sherine Whittle

Tel: +444 (0) 20 7981 9800


Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunities

Mark Thomas

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7981 2505






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Testimonials CSP EMEA 2012 


Georgio Akiki, Areva Solar
“Thank you for a very informative conference! Good organisation”

Jorgen Larsson, Siemens
“Very interesting for a power generation engineer. Good quality speakers”!

Joachim Maass, Solar Tower System
“Very intense and fruitful discussions and presentation, nice atmosphere”

Hani El Nokraschy, DESERTEC Foundation
“well organized!”

George Brakmann, Fichtner Solar
“Very good conference”