SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER /// DAY 1

15:00 - 16:00 /// Welcome and Networking Drink

16:00 - 18:00 /// Workshop - Energy Market Dynamics and Regulatory Framework

16:00 - Introduction to doing (RE) business in Iran

  • Key considerations
  • Tax regulations and possible structures for foreign investors
  • Payment challenges and currency risk
MEHRDAD PARHIZKAR
PARTNER & IRAN COUNTRY HEAD /// FRONTIER PARTNERS
MANSOUR RAFIEE
MEMBER OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF /// SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY

16:30 - Overview of the Iranian energy landscape

  • Mapping the role of different stakeholders
  • Updates on energy market dynamics and price developments
  • Overview of Renewable Energy developments in Iran

17:00 - Panel Discussion: Opportunities and challenges for RE in Iran

  • Experiences and lessons learned doing business in Iran
  • Challenges and opportunities RE project development in Iran
  • Experiences with RE project development in Iran
GERALD SCHARRER
CHAIRMAN /// SOLAR & BENEFIT
AMIN ZAND
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// MEYAR TOSE’E NIROO
JEAN-PASCAL BOUTIN
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS
ANDREAS SCHWEITZER
PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER /// ARJAN CAPITAL

17:45 - Networking drink

19:00 /// Networking Dinner

21:00 - Personal Networking time (end of day 1)

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER /// DAY 2

09:00 - 12:00 /// PPA in Focus

Organized at SUNA

10:00 - Introduction by Ministry of Energy

  • Roadmap for 5 GW of Renewable Energy before 2020
  • Drivers and commitment
  • Explanation of the PPA

10:30 - SUNA on PPA Requirements

  • How to get a PPA with SUNA?
  • Government guarantees
  • Technology coefficient, tariff adjustments and delivering on power factors
  • Distribution network uplift
  • FiT price determination
ZAFARANCHI ZADEH
MANAGER OF OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH NON-GOVERNMENTAL SECTOR /// SUNA

11:00 - Coffee networking break

11:45 - PPA review by international lawyer

  • PPA bankability
  • Procedure, steps
  • Government guarantees
JEAN-PASCAL BOUTIN
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS

12:00 - Q&A with SUNA and Eversheds on PPA’s

12:30 - 14:00 /// Joint Round Table Networking Lunch

14:00 - 18:00 /// Workshop Practical Requirements

15:00 - Permit procedure for project development

MONIR CHEGINI
CEO /// IPG GROUP

15:20 - Practical Considerations and lessons learned

  • Business cases
  • Procedure on land acquisition
  • Land leasing permits
  • Free economic zones
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
GERALD SCHARRER
CHAIRMAN /// SOLAR & BENEFIT
AKBAR GOLCHINI
COUNTRY MANAGER /// SOLAR & BENEFIT

15:45 - Tea Networking Break

16:30 - Q&A panel discussion on practical issues regarding project development

  • Permits
  • Grid connection
  • Procedure on land acquisition
  • Land leasing permits
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
REZA RAMEZANNEJADGHADI
CO-FOUNDER /// GREENMATECH
SINA DODANI
NATURAL RESOURCE ORGANIZATION /// MARKAZI PROVINCE
AKBAR ADIBFAR
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// MAPNA RENEWABLE ENERGIES
ALIREZA SHEIKHI
HEAD OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION & RENEWABLE ENERGY OF BAKHTAR REC /// MARKAZI PROVINCE

17:15 - Networking Drink

18:15 - Departure to dinner

19:30 /// Cultural Networking Night

Enjoy networking with a personal touch over a traditional Persian dinner with invited local stakeholders in exclusive setting

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER /// DAY 3

Morning /// Clear schedule for delegates to plan own meetings

11:00 - 18:00 /// Finance and Investment Workshop

Hosted by Ministry of Finance's, Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance (OIETAI)

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11:00 - Arrival and coffee

11:30 - Welcome OIETAI President

MR. HOSSEINI
ADVISER FOR CHAIRMAN /// OIETAI

11:45 - Keynote OIETAI Director

12:10 - Introduction of International Delegation

MOHAMMAD MEHDI DALVAND
DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL /// OIETAI

12:30 Networking Lunch with OIETAI and participating finance parties

14:30 - Risk analysis of the current PPA

  • Overview of PPA structures in Iran
  • The risk matrix financing RE projects in Iran
CLINT DEMPSEY
PRINCIPLE ASSOCIATE /// EVERSHEDS

14:50 - Securing investments and enabling exits

  • Tax rules and considerations
  • Bilateral (investment) treaties
  • FIPPA (Foreign Investment Promotion & Protection Act) license
  • Currency liquidity and transferability
MOSHKAN MASHKOUR
FOUNDER ///
SANGLAJ

15:20 - Securing investments and enabling exits

  • Bilateral (investment) treaties
LUKÁŠ JELÍNEK
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - PHOTON ENERGY

15:30 - Tea and Networking Break

16:15 - Panel: Role and involvement of Iranian banks and financiers in RE projects
Panel Participants: Central Bank of Iran, Iranian Bank, Iranian Energy Fund, National Development Fund

  • Options for local project financing in Iran
  • Public listed Iranian Renewable Energy Fund initiative
  • Opportunities for RE financing through the National Development Fund
ALIREZA EDALAT
VICE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER /// MIDDLE EAST BANK, TEHRAN
MASOUD GHOLAMPOUR
RESEARCH & MARKETING MANAGER /// NOVIN INVESTMENT BANK
 

17:00 - Panel: Unlocking foreign capital for Renewable Energy in Iran
Panel Participants: Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA), Foreign Investment Fund for Iran, Foreign Development Bank, Export Credit Agency

  • Foreign equity investment opportunities for RE in Iran
  • Opportunities and mandates for DFI involvement
  • Import and Export financing
  • How to involve foreign Iranian investment fund
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT
MANAGER ENERGY DEPARTMENT /// FMO
SHADI SEDGHINEJAD
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BEDAAN INC.
 

17:45 - Networking Drink

20:00 /// Pre-Conference Networking Dinner

Exclusive opportunity to network with conference speakers, sponsors and invited stakeholders

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER - CONFERENCE /// DAY 4

CONFERENCE:
RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE IRAN
Building the business case for Renewable Energy

THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER - FINAL TRADE MISSION DAY /// DAY 5
  • Wrap-up breakfast
  • Joint networking leisure activity (optional)