Conference Schedule

Morning Session

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony and Welcome Talk
  • 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Introduction to the Conference Topics


Keynote Addresses

  • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM: Keynote Speaker 1 – “Advancements in Photovoltaic Systems”
  • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Q&A Session


Parallel Sessions

  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Session A1 – Advanced in Renewable Energy Materials and Technologies
  • 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Coffee Break
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Session B1 – Energy Conversion and Storage


Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch and Networking


Afternoon Session: Roof Tile PV Cells & Energy Solutions for Iraq

  • 1:30 – 1:40 PM: Introduction and Context Setting
    A brief introduction about the renewable energy situation in Iraq and the importance of seeking sustainable and innovative solutions.
  • 1:40 – 2:10 PM: Existing Technologies of Roof Tiles with PV Cells
    Speaker: Partner 1 – Overview of existing technologies, their efficiency, and potential benefits.
  • 2:10 – 2:40 PM: Adapting Roof Tile PV Technologies to the Iraqi Environment and Application as Shading Covers
    Speaker: Partner 1 (Continuation) – Challenges and opportunities of adapting these technologies in Iraq, with specific references to environmental conditions and socio-economic factors.
  • 2:40 – 3:10 PM: Energy Storage: Capturing the Power
    Speaker: Partner 2 – Methods to store the energy generated, potential technologies, and solutions best suited for Iraq.
  • 3:10 – 3:40 PM: Software Environments for Energy Planning in Iraq
    Speaker: Partner 3 – Introduction to a tailored software solution that integrates multiple renewable energy sources, energy storage, and local constraints for optimized energy planning.
  • 3:40 – 4:10 PM: Discussing Current Energy Issues in Iraq
    Speaker: Expert from the local community/industry – Highlighting the present challenges, problems, and potential areas for intervention.
  • 4:10 – 4:40 PM: Investor’s Corner
    Speaker: Panel of potential investors – Expressing their interests, concerns, and expectations regarding renewable energy initiatives in Iraq.
  • 4:40 – 5:10 PM: Q&A Session for Investors
    An interactive session where attendees can address their queries and concerns directly to the investors.
  • 5:10 – 5:25 PM: Networking & Collaboration Break
    A dedicated time for attendees to engage, share insights, discuss potential collaborations, and build connections.
  • 5:25 – 5:30 PM: Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
    Summarizing the day’s discussions, emphasizing key takeaways, and outlining the next steps.

Morning Session

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome Coffee and Recap of Day 1
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Introduction to Day 2


Keynote Addresses

  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Keynote Speaker 2 – Sustainable Infrastructure Development
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Q&A Session


Parallel Sessions

  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Session A2 – Modelling and Characterization of Photovoltaic Devices
  • 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Coffee Break
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Session B2 – Applications in Energy and Infrastructure


Lunch Break

  • 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch and Networking


Afternoon Sessions

  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM: Session C2 – Integrated Renewable Energy Systems for Energy Self-Sufficient Buildings
  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Coffee Break


Social Event: Networking and Cultural Exchange

  • 2:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Explore the Ancient City of Ur:

Description: After a fulfilling morning of conference sessions, it’s time to embark on an enriching cultural journey to the historic city of Ur, right here in Thi-Qar. Delve into the fascinating past of this ancient city that played a pivotal role in the cradle of civilization. This city was a thriving center of commerce, religion, and innovation, leaving behind awe-inspiring archaeological remnants that continue to captivate modern minds.


Networking and Farewell

  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Acknowledgments

Activities for the Afternoon

  • Accompanied by expert archaeologists, you’ll explore the remnants of Ur’s grandeur, including the iconic Ziggurat of Ur that once stood as a symbol of spiritual devotion.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and the remarkable artifacts unearthed from its grounds.
  • Marvel at the massive stepped pyramid that served as a sacred center, a place of worship dedicated to the Sumerian moon god Nanna.

Important Notes

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suitable for exploring archaeological sites.
  • Sunscreen and hats are advisable due to the open terrain.
  • Cameras are a must to capture the awe-inspiring relics of Ur’s ancient glory.

Al-Chibayish Marsh Excursion

Date: November 9, 2024
Location: Al-Chibayish Marsh


As part of the RERA 2024 Conference, we invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating natural beauty and cultural heritage of Al-Chibayish Marsh. On this third day of the conference, we’re stepping away from the lecture halls and embracing the serene tranquility of this unique marshland ecosystem. This excursion promises a day filled with discovery, relaxation, and cultural enrichment.

Al-Chibayish Marsh

Nestled within the heart of Thi-Qar Governorate, Al-Chibayish Marsh is a sprawling wetland oasis renowned for its rich biodiversity and significance in local history. It’s an ecological haven that provides sanctuary for various plant and animal species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. The marsh also holds cultural significance, as it has been inhabited by communities for centuries, living in harmony with the unique environment. The traditional way of life of marsh-dwellers offers insights into a lifestyle deeply connected to nature.

Activities for the Day

  • Explore the marsh’s intricate waterways aboard traditional boats guided by local experts. Learn about the diverse ecosystems, birdlife, and vegetation that thrive in this watery expanse.
  • Engage with the local communities and learn about their way of life, traditions, and challenges in preserving this precious ecosystem.
  • Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the marsh’s lush surroundings, savoring local delicacies while soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Expert presentations will shed light on the ecological importance of marshlands and the ongoing conservation efforts.

Important Notes

  • Comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended for outdoor activities.
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning scenery and memorable moments.