Gate One Ventures Concludes Annual Strategic Planning Conference

Casablanca, Morocco (PressExposure) June 23, 2009 -- Various strategic alliance partners attended project update and opportunity briefing meetings conducted throughout the week. The Conference was organized by John L. Habib, GOV’s President and General Counsel, and Mr. Mehdi Mouttalib, GOV’s New Business Development Manager who heads the company’s Casablanca office.

The bulk of the week’s meetings were held with executives from the U.A.E.’s rapidly growing renewable energy and green technologies sectors. In particular, meetings were held with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, known globally under its trade name “MASDAR”, which included a site visit to MASDAR’s “Zero Carbon” city now under development. Sorouh Real Estate, one of Abu Dhabi’s largest Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed real estate development companies which specializes in green technology building principles in its developments, also hosted GOV’s executives for a briefing meeting. GOV’s Mouttalib commented, “I was thoroughly impressed with the progress already achieved by the ground-breaking initiatives undertaken by these regional powerhouses in the renewable energy field.”

In addition to private sector companies, strategic alliance meetings were conducted with several key trade associations in Abu Dhabi, including The American Business Group-Abu Dhabi (“ABG”). The ABG is Abu Dhabi’s largest western trade association, which has a growing membership base of companies active in the renewable energy field that are seeking to establish a presence in Morocco. Because GOV is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce - Morocco, GOV works closely with both of these rapidly expanding trade associations.

At each meeting, Mr. Mouttalib delivered detailed presentations on Gate One Ventures’ extensive activities in Morocco within the field of renewable energy, and on Morocco’s overall business climate and emerging opportunities for 2009 and beyond. Given its focus on Corporate Social Responsibility programs, GOV concluded the week by attending the Annual Charity Gala Banquet of the Canadian Business Council of Abu Dhabi (“CBC”), and making a donation to the charities feted during the evening. The CBC also represents a wide array of “green-tech” companies seeking a foothold in Morocco, some of whom are presently in negotiations with GOV on joint venture opportunities.

“The Conference proved to be a successful opportunity for GOV’s alliance partners to highlight the great potential that the Moroccan market holds in 2009 and beyond”, said Mr. Habib. “The size of investment capital being deployed in the renewable energy sector in Morocco – particularly in wind energy – is quite impressive, and sustainable. Joint venture partners in the Gulf are taking notice that Morocco came away relatively unscathed from the credit crisis turmoil presently devastating U.S. and E.U. Zone economies. Because of GOV’s aggressively pro-investment position in Morocco, our company will remain at the forefront of sourcing opportunities and investment funds for the benefit of its sophisticated client base doing business in North Africa as well as the Arabian Gulf.”

Gate One Ventures’ Annual Strategic Planning Conference provides updates on renewable energy projects and various business opportunities in Morocco, and to assist clients seeking investment sources and alliance partners in the U.A.E. and across the M.E.N.A. region. Companies interested in participating should contact GOV’s Moroccan office.


GOV (website: []) provides innovative solutions for private equity, capital solicitation, and business expansion strategies in Morocco, the Arabian Gulf and throughout the M.E.N.A region. With its specialization in renewable energy services, products and strategies, GOV provides consultancy services to “best-in-class” companies seeking to establish or expand their regional operations by partnering with GOV’s experts across energy and closely adjacent industrial and commercial sectors.


Mr. Mehdi Mouttalib - GOV Headquarters: Gate One Ventures SARL *** 65 Rue Moussa Bnou Noussair *** Etage 6 *** #63 *** 20100 ***Casablanca, Maroc *** Tel.: +212-522 26 9090 *** Facs.: +212 522 27 88 18

About Gateone Ventures

GATE ONE's mission is simple: provide innovative solutions for private equity, capital solicitation, and business development consultancy services for the most demanding and innovative client base in Morocco and the broader Middle East/North Africa region (M.E.N.A.).

Gate One is a niche consultancy firm which plays several roles for its exclusive client base:


Advisory services to match clients with the best possible alliance partners, obtain project fund-raising, implement business plans, and assist with all aspects of exit strategy management.

Governmental relations and public affairs counsel.

Professional counsel on key sectors, in particular with respect to the alternative energy sector.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 23, 2009 at 7:31 am
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