Against the background of the continued uncertainty around COVID-19 and its impact on international travel and in-person meetings, DMA are hosting an innovative hybrid event on 5th October combining socially distanced physical meetings in London and Algiers, connected by a digital bridge.
Focused on the energy transition and hosted over two days, this digital event will connect business to business and business to government in an intimate and novel setting. Day one will see key principals and interlocutors from both governments introduced to the delegates and given the opportunity to present their positions in the run up to COP26, followed by 1-to-1 meetings between UK and Algerian businesses. On day two, British companies will meet with pre-identified individuals within the Ministry of Energy Transition and Renewable Energy, Sonatrach, Sonalgaz and APRUE.
Tuesday 5th October
09:00 – 09:10: Mission Opening*
- HE Abderrahmane Benguerrah, Algerian Ambassador to the UK
- HMA Sharon Wardle, British Ambassador to Algeria
09:10 – 09:20: Mission Keynote*
- Lord Risby, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria
09:20 – 09:30: Diversifying Algeria’s Energy Mix*
- Ministry for Energy Transition and Renewable Energy
09:30 – 10:00: The Algerian offer*
This session will feature spotlight on solar, biogas, green hydrogen and gas flaring, and a discussion.
- CEEG, Sonalgaz
10:00 - 10.10: Spotlight on Investing to Achieve Net Zero
- Sahbi Amara, Africa Director, Clarke Energy.
10:10 – 10:40: Financing the Energy Transition and Investing to Achieve Net Zero*
- COP26 Representative
- UK Export Finance
10:40 – 11:25: Introduction to UK Companies
This session would see UK companies introduced to Algerian companies via video link
11:25 – 12:10: Introduction to Algerian Companies
This session would see Algerian companies introduced to UK companies via video link
12:10 – 13:40: Lunch Break
13:40 – 17:30: One-to-one Meetings for the Delegation
17:30 - 19:00: Drinks reception for UK companies in the Algerian Embassy