Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker and Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla are among the ministers, governors, senior officials, and energy experts who are scheduled to attend.
Abdel-Mohsen Salama, chairman of Al-Ahram and head of the conference, said that Al-Ahram is keen on continuing to hold its energy conference, whose discussions have taken prominent positions on the agendas of major specialised conferences in Egypt.
"[Al-Ahram] offers all of its potential, its resources, and its leadership, which spans more than 146 years, to ensure that its fifth energy conference is in the best shape," Salama said.
The fifth edition will focus on the theme ‘New Horizons for Energy Production and Use.’
According to Salama, the theme was chosen given that Egypt recently achieved a qualitative and unprecedented leap in the energy field, after only seven years ago the country had been suffering from problems that some believed were insurmountable.
“The conference has achieved great successes in its previous sessions, both in terms of the important topics discussed and in the implementation of its recommendations through action programs,” said Alaa Thabet, Al-Ahram daily newspaper’s editor-in-chief.
Thabet stressed that Al-Ahram newspaper was a pioneer in the Egyptian press by dedicating a section for covering energy news, given the increasing attention to the energy sector both locally and globally, the debate about the future of this sector, and the quest to replace the traditional sources with renewable energy.