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Africa’s combined economies are predicted to grow at 7% over the next two decades. This is faster than China. However, the significant economic growth rates evident in many African countries are unsustainable without massive energy investments. The opportunities and challenges provide an exciting future for those engaged in Africa’s power market and AEF 2013 provides all key stakeholders an opportunity to discuss how they can work together to close the current power gap and meet future electricity demands.

Now in its 18th year, the Africa Energy Forum has established its reputation as the annual meeting place for Africa’s power executives.

 

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Where Africa’s Public Sector Comes To Meet The World's Best Solution Providers

The 18th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure & industrial sectors, widely regarded as the most respected and established annual gathering of power players.
 
You can expect up to 1,000 investors, 500 public sector stakeholders, 300 technology providers, 270 developers, 82 countries represented, 20 ESEI Students, 4 conference streams, 1 exhibition of international solution providers and tonnes of deals. 
 
This year's AEF will be hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June.
 
 
AEF moves to a different location in Europe every year to facilitate a meeting point for European and African developers and investors to build relationships with governments, utilities and regulators from across the African continent.

Participants are able to stay ahead of developments, meet the industry decision makers, examine the major challenges facing the power generation and investment sectors and discuss business opportunities with long standing clients and new business prospects from around the world.

Latest News
  • View the latest press release on the Forum: Read more
  • H.E. Honourable Adama Toungara, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Côte d’Ivoire, our newest minister participating at AEF 2016

  • H.E. Honourable Motuma Mekassa, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia, joins our delegation of public sector representatives
     
  • 150 speakers confirmed and counting- from governments, utilities, regulators and private sector organisations. Contact us to see who's involved
     
  • EnergyNet has teamed up with exclusive venue app Inlist to provide our Africa Energy Forum delegates with extra special access to the best of London's buzzing social scene. All delegates will be given to chance to become an InList VIP member free of charge, allowing access to the hottest and most exclusive events in not just London, but 45 cities and jet-set destinations around the world. Read more
Watch the highlights from this year's Forum in Dubai to get a taste of what's to come this year
 
 
2016 highlights to look forward to
 
Growing Economies Energy Forum
 
 
A first for the Africa Energy Forum, the Growing Economies Energy Forum will host open discussions between the Governments and private sector from the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar and Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico). As these growing economies open up for international investment following exciting political and economic developments, each are starting a new exciting era in their energy markets that the industry’s big players can’t ignore. Visit the website
 
Networking app
 
The AEF app will return for 2016 after popular demand.  Networking opportunities are consistently referenced as one of the key reasons delegates return to AEF annually, and the app maximises this opportunity to meet and do business with as many contacts as possible.
 
70% of attendees used the app in June 2015, with 1,900 messages exchanged and nearly 200 meetings arranged. View the full delegate list, send private messages to other attendees or access the final agenda at your fingertips. Watch out for more details about the app and how to sign up.
 
Take part in the Energy Photo of the Year competition
 
 
Once again, EnergyNet will continue the search for the Energy Photo of the Year- an inspiring image of energy in Africa which best encapsulates the transformative impact of power projects on the landscape or on people's lives. Find out how to enter #aef16photo
 
ESEI returns to AEF 2016
 
The EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI) returns to AEF after a successful 2nd year at the AEF in Dubai. 32 budding students were invited to attend the Forum from the worlds of Engineering, Finance and Law, to engage with our high level policy makers, delegates and sponsors.  Out of the 32 students, 3 have now been placed on an internship programme with Engie, formerly GDF Suez, 4 with Norton Rose Fulbright and several others in Ministries of Energy in Africa. The ESEI programme is an excellent way for us to show case Africa’s home-grown talent to all those attending the Africa Energy Forum.
 
Yearbook
 
The Africa Energy Yearbook - the official publication of the Africa Energy Forum –returns for 2016 with more articles, industry insights and project updates about the future of Africa's economic, industrial and social development. A free copy is available for every delegate who attends the Forum. Advertising opportunities are available to elevate your profile in London.
 
EnergyNet partners with venue app Inlist
 
EnergyNet has teamed up with exclusive venue app Inlist to provide our delegates with extra special access to the best of London's buzzing social scene. All delegates will be given to chance to become an InList VIP member free of charge, allowing access to the hottest and most exclusive events in not just London, but 45 cities and jet-set destinations around the world. InList gives you access to everything you need with your own personal nightlife concierge available 24/7 in the app. You can simply chat with your concierge at anytime through the in app chat. Read more
 
ACF returns to the Forum to launch competition for power developers
 
Developer Access Power has launched ACF 2016, a US$7 million financial support mechanism designed to provide local power project developers and originators with the technical experience, expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to life.
 
Following the competition’s successful launch last year, the ACF increased its funding pot from US$5m in 2015 to US$7m for this year’s winners.  The successful projects will be selected by a panel of expert judges whose decision will be based on commercial, technical and environmental merits, the local regulatory environment, and the project team. The winners of ACF 2016 will be announced on Tuesday 21st June 2016 before a live audience during the Forum, find out more here.
 
AEF in pictures
 
 
Feedback about the Forum from previous years;
 
“Simply Brilliant!”
Ravi Kalaichelvan, Investment Director, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
 
The Forum was a timely representative of African issues, and the networking opportunities were very constructive. I accomplished a year’s worth of business trips in one week”
David Baxter, Vice President, Tetratech
 
“Thank you for one more amazing AEF”
Sliman Abu Amara, Director Business Development Africa, DNV GL
 
“Excellent and well organised event. I was impressed”
Vic Abrahamian, Sales Director, ME & Africa, PW Power Systems Inc.
 
EnergyNet would like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors, supporters, partners, participants and press organisations for their annual dedication and commitment to making AEF the place to meet the right people and make plans that positively impact the Africa power sector.  We look forward to working with you in London next year.
 
To register your interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring, please contact Amy Offord at AEF@EnergyNet.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where Africa’s Public Sector Comes To Meet The World's Best Solution Providers

The 18th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure & industrial sectors, widely regarded as the most respected and established annual gathering of power players.
 
You can expect up to 1,000 investors, 500 public sector stakeholders, 300 technology providers, 270 developers, 82 countries represented, 20 ESEI Students, 4 conference streams, 1 exhibition of international solution providers and tonnes of deals. 
 
This year's AEF will be hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June.
 
 
AEF moves to a different location in Europe every year to facilitate a meeting point for European and African developers and investors to build relationships with governments, utilities and regulators from across the African continent.

Participants are able to stay ahead of developments, meet the industry decision makers, examine the major challenges facing the power generation and investment sectors and discuss business opportunities with long standing clients and new business prospects from around the world.

Latest News
  • View the latest press release on the Forum: Read more
  • H.E. Honourable Adama Toungara, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Côte d’Ivoire, our newest minister participating at AEF 2016

  • H.E. Honourable Motuma Mekassa, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia, joins our delegation of public sector representatives
     
  • 150 speakers confirmed and counting- from governments, utilities, regulators and private sector organisations. Contact us to see who's involved
     
  • EnergyNet has teamed up with exclusive venue app Inlist to provide our Africa Energy Forum delegates with extra special access to the best of London's buzzing social scene. All delegates will be given to chance to become an InList VIP member free of charge, allowing access to the hottest and most exclusive events in not just London, but 45 cities and jet-set destinations around the world. Read more
Watch the highlights from this year's Forum in Dubai to get a taste of what's to come this year
 
 
2016 highlights to look forward to
 
Growing Economies Energy Forum
 
 
A first for the Africa Energy Forum, the Growing Economies Energy Forum will host open discussions between the Governments and private sector from the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar and Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico). As these growing economies open up for international investment following exciting political and economic developments, each are starting a new exciting era in their energy markets that the industry’s big players can’t ignore. Visit the website
 
Networking app
 
The AEF app will return for 2016 after popular demand.  Networking opportunities are consistently referenced as one of the key reasons delegates return to AEF annually, and the app maximises this opportunity to meet and do business with as many contacts as possible.
 
70% of attendees used the app in June 2015, with 1,900 messages exchanged and nearly 200 meetings arranged. View the full delegate list, send private messages to other attendees or access the final agenda at your fingertips. Watch out for more details about the app and how to sign up.
 
Take part in the Energy Photo of the Year competition
 
 
Once again, EnergyNet will continue the search for the Energy Photo of the Year- an inspiring image of energy in Africa which best encapsulates the transformative impact of power projects on the landscape or on people's lives. Find out how to enter #aef16photo
 
ESEI returns to AEF 2016
 
The EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI) returns to AEF after a successful 2nd year at the AEF in Dubai. 32 budding students were invited to attend the Forum from the worlds of Engineering, Finance and Law, to engage with our high level policy makers, delegates and sponsors.  Out of the 32 students, 3 have now been placed on an internship programme with Engie, formerly GDF Suez, 4 with Norton Rose Fulbright and several others in Ministries of Energy in Africa. The ESEI programme is an excellent way for us to show case Africa’s home-grown talent to all those attending the Africa Energy Forum.
 
Yearbook
 
The Africa Energy Yearbook - the official publication of the Africa Energy Forum –returns for 2016 with more articles, industry insights and project updates about the future of Africa's economic, industrial and social development. A free copy is available for every delegate who attends the Forum. Advertising opportunities are available to elevate your profile in London.
 
EnergyNet partners with venue app Inlist
 
EnergyNet has teamed up with exclusive venue app Inlist to provide our delegates with extra special access to the best of London's buzzing social scene. All delegates will be given to chance to become an InList VIP member free of charge, allowing access to the hottest and most exclusive events in not just London, but 45 cities and jet-set destinations around the world. InList gives you access to everything you need with your own personal nightlife concierge available 24/7 in the app. You can simply chat with your concierge at anytime through the in app chat. Read more
 
ACF returns to the Forum to launch competition for power developers
 
Developer Access Power has launched ACF 2016, a US$7 million financial support mechanism designed to provide local power project developers and originators with the technical experience, expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to life.
 
Following the competition’s successful launch last year, the ACF increased its funding pot from US$5m in 2015 to US$7m for this year’s winners.  The successful projects will be selected by a panel of expert judges whose decision will be based on commercial, technical and environmental merits, the local regulatory environment, and the project team. The winners of ACF 2016 will be announced on Tuesday 21st June 2016 before a live audience during the Forum, find out more here.
 
AEF in pictures
 
 
Feedback about the Forum from previous years;
 
“Simply Brilliant!”
Ravi Kalaichelvan, Investment Director, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
 
The Forum was a timely representative of African issues, and the networking opportunities were very constructive. I accomplished a year’s worth of business trips in one week”
David Baxter, Vice President, Tetratech
 
“Thank you for one more amazing AEF”
Sliman Abu Amara, Director Business Development Africa, DNV GL
 
“Excellent and well organised event. I was impressed”
Vic Abrahamian, Sales Director, ME & Africa, PW Power Systems Inc.
 
EnergyNet would like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors, supporters, partners, participants and press organisations for their annual dedication and commitment to making AEF the place to meet the right people and make plans that positively impact the Africa power sector.  We look forward to working with you in London next year.
 
To register your interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring, please contact Amy Offord at AEF@EnergyNet.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Speakers

Speakers at the Africa Energy Forum 2016 

AEF offers participants a rare opportunity to engage with governments and the private sector in open discussion and examine significant developments in Africa's power sector. See the following selected Government Representatives, Head of Utilities and Regulators speaking at AEF 2016.  To view our full speakers list, please contact AEF@energynet.co.uk 

To find out more about becoming one of our speakers in London, 22-24th June 2016, please contact Shiddika Mohamed on +44 (0)20 7384 7914 or email s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk

 

 

 

H.E. Hon. Onkokame Kitso Mokaila
H.E. Hon. Onkokame Kitso Mokaila
Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources
Botswana
Honourable Onkokame Kitso Mokaila is Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) the post he has held since 1st October 2012. The Ministry is responsible for the formulation, direction, co-ordination and implementation of national policies and programs for the minerals, energy and water sectors. Hon. Mokaila has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Military College of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering in India. Hon Mokaila was the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism from November 2004 to 30th September 2012.
 
He started his career with the Botswana Defence Force from 1980-1988. He then became the Managing Director of International Computer Limited Botswana (PTY) Ltd from 1988-1996. He joined Hyundai Motor Distributors (PTY) Ltd- Botswana, in 1997-2000 as the General Manager. He became the Managing Director of Unisys Botswana Pty Ltd (IT Company) from 2000-2002. In 2003, he established his own company, Systems Consultancy and Services (PTY) Ltd trading as Unisystems, where he held the position of the Managing Director until he was elected to Parliament in 2004. 
 
H.E. Hon. Mamadou Frankaly Keita
H.E. Hon. Mamadou Frankaly Keita
Minister of Energy and Water
Republic of Mali
H.E. Hon. Patrick Sendolo
H.E. Hon. Patrick Sendolo
Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy
Republic of Liberia
Patrick Sendolo is Minister of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy of the Republic of Liberia.  He was appointed to this position in February 2012 by Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and is the youngest person ever to hold this portfolio.
 
The Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy is charged with the responsibility for critical sectors which are at the heart of the country’s economy and prospects for economic recovery and growth. This Ministry is however, in need of crucial transformative resources, including its land and water resources; its mineral resources, including deposits of iron ore, gold and diamond and other minerals; oil and gas, of which there has recently been a significant discovery in Liberian territorial waters; and energy which is currently the nation’s top priority.
 
With strong credentials as a reformer, innovator and doer, Sendolo has initiated, driven and supported significant reform across all the sectors under the ministry’s purview.  Under his leadership the Ministry has developed and is aggressively driving a 20 year plan to restore and expand the country’s electricity infrastructure and facilitate ready access to electricity services.  Sendolo is a member and Acting Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and a member of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).
 
Prior to his appointment as minister, Sendolo served in the Office of the President as Head of the Program Delivery Unit and senior aid to Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia as Executive Director of the Port Sector Reform Secretariat.
 
Prior to joining government in 2008, Sendolo worked as an attorney at Gilligan, King Gooding & Gifford, which practice included transactional matters in the areas of Property, Land Use, Corporate, Commercial,  Contract, Government Administrative, Mortgages and Secured  Transactions law.  Prior to that he founded and was CEO of Ethnic Media, Inc. a media firm catering to African and Caribbean  audiences, and prior to that worked at Alcoa Wireless as Collocations Manager, responsible for legal and regulatory compliance aspects of wireless infrastructure construction. He is also a farmer and oil palm producer in Liberia.
 
Sendolo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Advanced Honors Program from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Honors from the University of Georgia.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of Georgia and Florida and the Republic of Liberia. 
 
H.E. Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor
H.E. Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor
Acting Minister of Power, Ghana

H.E. Hon. Alfa Oumar Dissa
H.E. Hon. Alfa Oumar Dissa
Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Republic of Burkina Faso

H.E. Hon. Motuma Mekassa
H.E. Hon. Motuma Mekassa
Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia

H.E. Hon. Adama Toungara
H.E. Hon. Adama Toungara
Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Côte d’Ivoire

Nick Hurd
Nick Hurd
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development
Government of the United Kingdom
Brigadier General Emeldah Chola
Brigadier General Emeldah Chola
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia
Jacquis Randriamahazomanana
Jacquis Randriamahazomanana
General Manager of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Government of Madagascar
Madagascar
Mr Jacquis RANDRIAMAHAZOMANANA, Managing Director of Ministry Energy , Madagascar Republic, joined the government in 2014. He started his career in the state Power & Water supply Company Jirama as Operations Director of the energy department. He spent 14 years in the Company and over the years,
he has expanded his areas of specialty and skills through major investment promotion campaigns led nationally and internationally. He continued his career afterwards during 14 years for Caterpillar Power Supply as General Manager of the Energy department. He focused his energy on leading the implementation of important investment and construction in mainly hydraulic power stations.
 
Mr Jacquis RANDRIAMAHAZOMANANA holds a multiple advanced engineering degrees in mathematics, physics and mechanic technology from Polytechnic University of Madagascar (1980). He holds a degree on accounting & controlling from the Centre de Formation of Supervisor Manager in Madagascar (1981). He also hold diploma in Power Supply & thermal motor from France (1985). He studied in Chicago & in Belfast for his Business Administration specialty such as negotiation and advanced sales & Marketing. 
 
Insamel Touré
Insamel Touré
National Director of Energy
National Directorate of Energy, Government of Mali
Karen Breytenbach
Karen Breytenbach
Head of IPP Office
Department of Energy, South Africa

Karén Breytenbach was previously with the National Treasury, PPP Unit and is now Head of the Department of Energy, IPP Office.  Karén has extensive experience in large scale infrastructure projects.  As Head of the IPP Office, Karén has been instrumental and is responsible for the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and is also responsible for the new baseload programmes, gas utilisation master plan and co-generation IPP Programme.

Joshua K. Choge
Joshua K. Choge
Chairman
KENGEN, Kenya
 
Mr. Joshua Kibet Choge is the Chairman of KenGen Board of Directors. Born in 1958, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics.  He is a trained accountant from Strathmore College and has also undergone training by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply UK on Procurement Management. He is currently pursuing a master of management and leadership (MML) degree at The Management University of Africa. 
 
Mr. Choge is also an executive member of The Institute of Directors (Kenya). He has over fifteen years experience in the public sector, having served in various positions in public sector, including the East African Portland Cement, where he served as Purchasing Manager and also as Deputy Chief Internal Auditor.
 
He is the Chairman of the Board of African Inland Church Kapsabet Bible College in Nandi County. Currently, Mr. Choge is the C.E.O of Talent Foundation International (TFI), a non-governmental organization that targets to identify and develop talent among needy children.  
 
Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Director
Power Generation Projects and Programs, ONEE, Morocco
 
Tarik HAMANE has been Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs at the Office National of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) since December 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he was the Project Manager of the Jorf Lasfar Power Generation Plant Expansion at ONEE. From 2008 to 2010 he was Head of Value Enhancement Power Generation Program Division, in charge also of the Technical Division of the Gas Turbines Generation Plants at ONEE. And from 2007 to 2008 he was Manager of Industrials Systems at ONEE.
He was Head of Electricity, Water and Waste Dispatching System at LYDEC (GDF-Suez Group), Casablanca Morocco (2006-07). Before 2006, he was a R&D Engineer at CNRS in France. Mr. HAMANE has an MBA from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris, France, a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and IT devices from Ecole Centrale Lyon and INSA Lyon, France, and an Engineer Diploma (equivalent to MSc) in Electrical Engineering and Automatic from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec) Paris and INSA Lyon.
Mahamadoun Guindo
Mahamadoun Guindo
Director General
Énergie du Mali (EDM) (Utility of Mali)
H.E. Hon. Spéro Mensah
H.E. Hon. Spéro Mensah
Former Minister of Energy, Petroleum and Mining Research, Water and Renewable Energy Development
Republic of Bénin
François Bangazoni
François Bangazoni
CEO
ENERCA, Central African Republic
Mr François Bangazoni is the Managing director of the ENERCA since February 2015. Before being appointed to this post, he has been in the company for more than 32 years. He is an economist by training and he holds a diploma of higher education with a specialization on the economy of energy from the University of Paris II, Pantheon Sorbonne. He has held several positions of increasing responsibility, moreover he has the honour to chair the committee in charge of the elaboration of the five-years plan 2011-2015 of ENERCA. 
 
Nestor Razafindroriaka
Nestor Razafindroriaka
General Manager, Malagasy Electricity and Water (JIRAMA), Madagascar

Kahenge Simson Haulofu
Kahenge Simson Haulofu
Managing Director
NamPower, Namibia
Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka
Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka
Chief Executive Officer
REDIGESO, Burundi
Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka is born in NKANDA, Burundi, in 1967. He holds a Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS) in Management from the University of Paris X Panthéon Sorbonne. Furthermore, he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Management and Administration at the University of Burundi. 
He has worked as educational adviser from 1996 until 1999 at the Ministry of National Education and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at the National Bank for the Economic Development (BNDE) from 1999 until 2008. 
He has worked as Coordinator for the World Bank Demobilization and Reintegration of ex-combatants Programme from 2009 until 2014. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of REDIGESO (The Water and Power Distribution Authority of the country).
 
Peter Graham
Peter Graham
Chief Executive Officer
Liberia Electricity Corporation, Liberia
William Amuna
William Amuna
Chief Executive Officer
GRIDCo
 
Ing. William Amuna, graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1985 with a BSc. (Honors) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana (2001), an MPA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2003) and a postgraduate certificate in Electrical Power Systems from the Advanced School in Power Systems, Penn State University (USA). Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, he worked in Volta River Authority where he began his career in 1985 as Assistant Engineer and rose to the position of Director, Projects and Systems Monitoring.
 
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE). 
 
Robert Dwamena
Robert Dwamena
Managing Director
Electricity Company of Ghana
 
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon and B.Sc (Honours) Geodetic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi,Ghana.  He is a product of St. Peters Secondary School, Nkwatia -Kwahu.
 
Mr. Robert Dwamena has over thirty (30) years rich experience in the Electricity Distribution Sector of the Ghanaian Economy. He started his career with the Engineering Directorate of the Electricity Company of Ghana in 1982 as Assistant Geodetic Engineer.  Between 1982 and 2003 he played key roles as a member of the Project Teams that successfully planned and implemented various projects funded by ECG, the World Bank and other Bilateral Donors. 
 
Between 2001 to February 2003 Mr. Robert Dwamena worked as the Project Manager for Distribution Engineering Geographic Information System (DEGIS), a Geographic Information System (GIS) Project for Distribution, Operation and Asset Management.  In March 2003 he was appointed Materials Manager becoming the Director of Material and Transport in 2008.
 
In December 2011, he was appointed Director of Procurement responsible for providing the overall leadership, co-ordination, guidance and supervision for procurement of goods, works and services for the operations of the Company as part of the restructuring which created the Procurement Directorate. He had held the position of Director, Materials and Transport from 1st April, 2008 to November 2011. 
 
Dr Mohamed Salah El Sobki
Dr Mohamed Salah El Sobki
Executive Chairman
New & Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt
Mohamed Salah Elsobki (jr.)
B.Sc. (1977) & M.Sc. (1980) Cairo University, Egypt
Ph.D. (1985) McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Executive Chairman  for the Egyptian
New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA),
since November 2014
Professor Electric Power Engineering, 2004-2014
Director Energy Research Center (2010-2014)
Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt.
Founding Managing Director (2001-2006)
Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory
Agency – EgyptERA
Manager of the Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Program (part time) with the national Industrial Modernization Center - IMC(2007-2010)
Advisory Board (2011-2014), for the joint master program “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region”-(REMENA) (Cairo University, Egypt and Kassel University Germany
Technical Manager: for the National Energy Conservation & Environment Protection (ECEP) project (1989-1995) 
Member of a number of national and regional Energy Committees 
 
Lamya Adbel Hady
Lamya Adbel Hady
Director Solar FIT
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
Eng. Lamya Adbel Hady heads the Private Projects Sector at the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, and leads the Solar FiT Program for the Ministry.  Her distinguished career spans 15 years with the Egyptian Electricity Authority (now EEHC) and she has worked in private renewable energy programs since 2007. Eng. Lamya is responsible for the BOO 250MW wind project in Gulf of Suez, BOO 10x20MW PV solar projects in Kom Ombo-Aswan and the Egypt FiT program with the target of achieving 2000MW wind projects and 2300MW PV projects. Eng. Lamya graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Engineering Power Systems Dep and completed her MBA in Strategic Management in 2013 from the Cairo licenced Victoria School of Business.
 
Senior Representative
Senior Representative

EDM, Mozambique
Moctar Touré
Moctar Touré
President
Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water (CREE) & African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
Mr. Moctar TOURE, Power Engineer and Economist, currently President of CREE, Mali’s Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water utilities, and, founding member of AFUR (African Forum for Utility Regulators). He held a Master in Power Engineering at SUPELEC in France (79) and a Master in Energy Systems Economy at Paris IX Dauphine University (1984). In 1996, he graduated from Harvard University (HKS) with a Master of Public Administration and Management.
 
In 1985, He started his brilliant career as a Project Director with EDM (the main electricity and water utilities company in Mali) then has been promoted as Chief Executive Officer in 1991 of the same company. He successfully contributed to develop and coordinate implementation of Mali’s Power sector restructuring programs, including capacity building plan, private sector participation mechanisms (management contract of EDM), which required wholesale reform of the country power and water sector regulatory and legal framework. From 1997 to 2000, he was Advisor for the Ministry of Mine and Energy and the Ministry of Telecommunication of Mali, where he led a wide range of Energy and others infrastructures (Telecommunication) development strategies.
From 2000 to 2002, he was advisor to the Prime Minister office in charge of Regional infrastructures programs (in Energy, Telecommunication, and Transport) before joining the Regulatory Commission. 
 
Ifey Ikeonu
Ifey Ikeonu
Ag. Chairperson
ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)

Ifey Ikeonu is a Member of the ERERA Regulatory Council. She holds a Master’s degree in Law as well as an MBA. She is an energy lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the Nigerian and West African Electric Power Sector.   She also has considerable experience in corporate strategy and project management.

Prior to joining ERERA in January 2011 as a Commissioner, she held various senior management positions at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission including Head of the Licensing & Enforcement Department as well as Head of the Strategic and Project Management Office. She also worked for several years as in-house Counsel at the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.

Mrs. Ikeonu played an active role in the power sector reform programme in Nigeria where she worked with various committees on the Legal and Regulatory aspects of the reform and was also pivotal in developing the regulatory framework for the regional electricity market of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). She is also actively involved in the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative where she represents West Africa on several SE4ALL platforms.

She is a certified Regulation Specialist.

Samuel Sarpong
Samuel Sarpong
Executive Secretary
Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Ghana
 
Mr. Samuel Kwadwo Sarpong  is an Electrical Engineer by Profession and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree. Until his appointment as Executive Secretary, he served as a Commissioner and the Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee (TC) of the Commission for over three (3) years.
 
During his tenure as Vice Chairman of the TC, Mr. Sarpong demonstrated high appreciation of tariff setting and quality of service standards and performance monitoring which are some of the key functions of the Commission.  He has an in-depth understanding of management of the Public Utilities that fall under the jurisdiction of the Commission. He has worked in various capacities both in the public and private sectors as a Management Consultant.
 
Ntoi Rapapa
Ntoi Rapapa
Chief Executive
Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (LEWA), Lesotho

Professor Ntoi Rapapa is the Chief Executive of the Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (the regulatory Authority for electricity and water services). The position he has been holding since 2010. Prior to been Chief Executive, he has been a Board Member of the same regulatory Authority for 6 years. He has been an Associate Professor of physics at the National University of Lesotho before joining the regulatory agency.  Prof. Rapapa has more than 10 years of regulatory experience in the electricity sector.

Jean Pierre Kedi
Jean Pierre Kedi
General Manager
Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Cameroon
Jean Pierre Kedi is the General Manager of the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL) in Cameroon. Before his appointment as General Manager of ARSEL in June, 2010, he had held several top ranking positions in the central administrative system of the government in Cameroon, such as Secretary General at the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Technological Development (2007 – 2010), Senior Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic (2005-2007), Inspector General at the Ministry of Planning, Programming and Territorial Development (2002-2005), Director of Regional Development (1998-2002), Director of Road Infrastructures (1993-1996), amongst others.
 
His contributions in the development of the electricity sector in Cameroon cannot be underestimated, as he gave a strong impulse to the current law on electricity, elaborated as he took office at ARSEL, as well as in the creation of the Transmission System Operator (TSO). He is the brain box behind the conception of the International Electricity Forum (FINELEC) and the International Invest’€lec Salon in Cameroon, which are platforms where stakeholders in the electricity sector meet to discuss development initiatives and seek solutions for decentralized electrification. 
 
He piloted the project for the elaboration of an energy efficiency plan in Cameroon and he is a strong defender of quality service in the electricity sector, the use of smart metering systems, as well as the dedicated audit of utility operators and other Independent Power Producers (IPPs). He is also a strong proponent for a Central African network of electricity interconnection and regulatory authorities.
 
Jean Pierre Kedi is an electro-mechanic engineer from the National Polytechnic in Cameroon, and also holds a Masters degree in Geography-Planning-Environment from the University of Dschang in Cameroon.
 
 
Benon M. Mutambi
Benon M. Mutambi
Chief Executive Officer
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda
Dr. Benon Mutambi holds a Ph.D in Economics and is the Chief Executive Officer of Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda. He has rich experience in the areas of monetary policy, growth economics, regional integration and energy regulation having worked for nine years in the Central Bank of Uganda and eight years in an independent energy regulatory agency. 
 
Mutambi has done a lot of research in the areas of energy pricing and design of feed-in tariffs, debt sustainability, financial liberalisation, savings, investment and economic growth. He has been a facilitator and speaker at a number of international workshops and conferences. 
 
Anthony I.B. Akah
Anthony I.B. Akah
Chief Executive Officer
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria
Aimée Andrianasolo
Aimée Andrianasolo
President
Board of Electricity Regulation (ORE), Madagascar
Foibe Namene
Foibe Namene
Chief Executive Officer
Electricity Control Board (ECB), Namibia
Foibe Louise Namene is a trained lawyer and currently a PhD candidate with the University of Namibia. She served the Namibian electricity utility company, NamPower, in various senior management positions since 1996 until her deployment as Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Control Board (ECB) in June 2014. Namene is an Admitted Attorney with the Namibian High Court and served in the Ministry of Justice before joining NamPower.
 
Amongst her responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of the ECB is to regulate the supply of safe, reliable and affordable electricity to small and large Namibian consumers. The ECB is also responsible for creating an enabling investment environment in the Namibian electricity supply industry. 
Its scope of responsibilities is set to change with the addition of oil and gas, should the Namibian Parliament approve the Energy Regulatory Authority Bill.
 
Mateus Magala
Mateus Magala
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Mozambique
Carlos Alberto Yum
Carlos Alberto Yum
Executive Board Member
Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Mozambique
Jacob Modise
Jacob Modise
Chairperson
National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) South Africa

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Location

The Venue

AEF 2016 will take place at the InterContinental London - The O2 - a brand new luxury hotel located on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula with breathtaking views of the River Thames and Canary Wharf.

The hotel boasts a range of restaurants, bars and spa facilities and 24-hour business center, making it the ideal host to the Forum as it comes to the UK's capital for the first time in its 18 year history.
 
Privileged hotel booking rates will apply for delegates of AEF. If you've registered for the conference already, contact us for more details about how to book your room.
 
 
The City
 
As one of the major financial and cultural capitals of the world, London boasts a vast array of attractions, events and experiences not to be missed.
 
New to London? Make sure you catch the top 10 sights during your visit

Why Attend

Delegates return to AEF year on year in order to meet with new and existing clients, sign business deals and learn about specific investment climates from the key industry stakeholders.

It’s not what you know… AEF brings 75% of Africa’s energy ministries, utilities and regulators to Europe to meet and do business with power investors from around the world. 67 countries were represented at AEF 2015– 30 of which were African. This global meeting place provides you with a huge pool of potential business contacts all in the same place.

Find the information that matters, all on your doorstep… the AEF programme splits into targeted country and sector- specific sessions to make sure you maximise your time and money by discovering the facts that matters to you and your business, delivered directly from the decision-makers themselves

Networking has never been so easy…with the AEF 2016 networking app, ensure you find those crucial contacts and arrange some one-on-one meetings. At AEF 2015, 70% of attendees used the app, arranging nearly 200 meetings and exchanging over 1900 messages

Whether you’re buying or selling… the AEF 2016 private exhibition is the hub of the Forum, bringing together over 80 credible solution providers in a shell scheme show where investors can promote their products and services and discuss how best to overcome current challenges faced within the market

Gain value from interactive dialogue – intimate thought-leadership seminars will run alongside the main sessions hosted by partners such as World Bank Group and European Investment Bank. If there’s a question you want answered, now’s the time to ask!

Who attends?

The Forum will be attended by decision makers from the African and wider international community including:

  • Governments
  • Utilities
  • Local and Regional Regulators
  • Power Developers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Power Technology Companies
  • Gas companies
  • Mining Companies
  • Engineering, procurement and Construction Companies
  • Power Distribution Companies
  • Power Transmission Companies
  • Local Banks
  • International Banks
  • Multilaterals
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Regional Development Banks
  • Private Equity  Investors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Pension Funds
  • Lawyers
  • Transaction Advisors
  • Large energy consumers
  • Consulting Companies

For more information please contact Amy Offord at AEF@energynet.co.uk

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Sponsors

Aggreko

Forum sponsor

Aggreko is the world leader in the supply of temporary power rentals and has been active in Africa for twenty years. Currently, Aggreko is operating large scale power-projects in countries such as Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Senegal, Benin, Angola and Tanzania.   Operating from 211 world-wide locations, including 9 depots across Africa, Aggreko provides 24/7 customer support for single to multi-megawatt projects for a variety of industries. Aggreko manages the world’s most extensive fleet of containerised generators, loadbanks, transformers and ancillary equipment, allowing for rapid mobilisation to respond to our customer’s planned or emergency power needs.

Fieldstone

Country sponsor

Fieldstone is an independent investment banking boutique and was founded in 1990. The firm is 100% employee-owned and has more than 60 professionals with principal offices in New York, London, Berlin, Hyderabad, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur. The firm is focused on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Fieldstone is able to execute complex domestic, international and cross-border transactions based on its broad market knowledge, structuring expertise and demonstrated access to international capital markets, and has completed approximately US$50 billion transactions globally.  Since first entering the African market in 1996, Fieldstone has become involved in a number of major infrastructure and energy (power, hydroelectric, thermo-electrical, renewables) and Governmental advisory transactions in Africa.

ENGIE

Exhibition sponsor

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. 
The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. 
 
In Africa, ENGIE manages the development and operation of thermal and renewable power assets in several countries.  The Group has 2.8 GW thermal and renewable power capacity in operation or under construction. It is a first-mover in independent power generation in South Africa and has a global gas expertise to be leveraged across the continent.  Through its energy services and engineering contracts it has built a solid reputation over the last 50 years.  With its development projects in gas infrastructure, power production, electricity and gas distribution as well as services  and engineering, ENGIE wants to accompany Africa in its energy transition.
 
ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).
www.engie.com/en/

 

Standard Bank

Lead sponsor

Standard Bank, also trading as Stanbic Bank, has a rich history in Africa and for over 150 years, Standard Bank Group has been at the forefront of the continent’s progress. We are Africa’s largest bank by assets and earnings and present in 20 African countries and other key emerging markets. Our outstanding coverage and capabilities enable trade and investment flows between emerging markets and the continent and help connect our clients to opportunities to deliver on their business objectives.

Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division specialises in industry sectors most relevant to emerging markets, including Power and Infrastructure. The single biggest driver for economic growth and competitiveness in emerging markets is power and infrastructure and as these economies grow, so too will the opportunities. Our specialist teams in London, Accra, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Beijing and Sao Paulo have hands-on experience helping clients realise these opportunities in Africa.

 

METKA

Lead sponsor

METKA is a leading international energy sector contractor, working with its clients and partners throughout Africa to bring critical power projects to life. Beyond its core strength in power plant construction, METKA leverages the significant development and management expertise of its group companies – with more than 1200MW in operation – to support projects through development into successful operation.

The company has an extensive track record in combined cycle power plants, with capacity ranging from 20MW up to 1000+ MW, and unique experience in delivering fast-track projects with mobile power generation units. Whatever the most appropriate technology – gas turbine or reciprocating engine - METKA is able to offer the optimum solution for your project.

In the renewables sector, METKA EGN is a world-class EPC / O&M contractor for utility scale solar PV projects, with a customer portfolio including some of the leading investors in the sector. Our references include more than 350MW of medium – large scale PV projects internationally.

Building on over 50 years of experience, METKA has a strong record of successfully executing major power plant projects in emerging markets and is quickly establishing itself as a key player in the African market. 

For more information please visit www.metka.com

 

Globeleq

Lead Sponsor

Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa.  Its experienced team of professionals have built a diverse portfolio of independent power plants,  which generate more than 1,200 MW in 8 locations across 5 countries.  
 
The company has a substantial pipeline of new power projects in development and plans to add 5,000 MW of new power generation in the next 10 years across the continent.  Supported by its shareholders, CDC and Norfund, Globeleq is uniquely positioned to invest in, develop and operate power projects across this region.
 
For more information, please visit www.globeleq.com
 
 
 
Access

Lead sponsor

Access Power (‘Access’) was founded in 2012 with the aim of becoming a leading developer, owner and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets.  Access has assembled a development team with a track record of financially closing ~30 GW of power projects across the globe.  Through its various subsidiaries, Access is currently developing power assets in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Access’ portfolio predominantly consists of renewable energy projects with a gross total investment cost of over US$ 1 billion.
 
For more information visit www.access-power.com
 
Dentons

Lead sponsor

 
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. 
 
 
Mainstream Renewable Power

Lead sponsor

Mainstream Renewable Power has a strong track record in developing, constructing and operating large-scale wind and solar power plants in mature and emerging markets across four continents. It has a portfolio of over 10,000 megawatts of wind and solar projects in the development process and 360 megawatts currently in construction.  The company has delivered 450 megawatts of wind and solar generation assets into operation across Canada, Chile, Ireland, South Africa and the US.  Mainstream works in partnership with government, utilities and large corporations to deliver power to meet their requirements. Mainstream has raised more than €360 million in corporate level finance as well as over €1 billion in project finance. The company employs over 140 staff and has offices in Cape Town, Chicago, Dublin, Glasgow, Johannesburg and Santiago.
 
 
 
Eleqtra

Lead sponsor

With its principal offices in London and New York, as well as regional offices in Accra, Ghana (West Africa), Kampala, Uganda (East Africa) and Lusaka, Zambia (Southern Africa), the eleQtra Group consists of 30 professionals with expertise in project development, project financing and investment, engineering, operations specific to infrastructure development and investment.  
 
Since 2005, eleQtra has established itself as one of the leading infrastructure developers and sponsors in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a demonstrated track record of delivering infrastructure projects in multiple sectors, including the 28MW Cabeolica Wind Farm in Cape Verde, the $50 million multi-sector Kalangala Infrastructure project in Uganda, and the recently closed 340MW Cenpower Combined Cycle Power Plant project in Ghana.  eleQtra is also the principal developer of InfraCo Africa, the project development facility funded by the multi-donor Private Infrastructure Development Group. More information about us can be found on our website at www.eleqtra.com.
 
First Solar

Lead sponsor

With over 10,000 megawatts (MW) installed worldwide, First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems. 
 
A fully vertically integrated solar energy company, it consistently accounts for the PV industry’s largest investment in research and development (R&D). This, in turn, translates into certified performance in challenging environmental conditions and an independently verified energy yield advantage, in countries such as South Africa. 
 
Underscoring its technology’s ability to deliver energy in response to specific needs, First Solar also recently entered into a strategic alliance with Caterpillar to develop an integrated PV solar solution for microgrid applications. 
 
First Solar’s global footprint includes two manufacturing facilities in the United States and Malaysia. The company also maintains offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and Casablanca, Morocco.  
 

 

Lekela

Lead sponsor

Lekela Power will deliver approximately 1,000 MW of renewable energy into operation over the next five years across Africa.   Lekela’s project pipeline comprises: 610 MW of wind projects in South Africa; 225 MW wind project in Ghana and 100 MW of wind and solar PV projects in Egypt - awarded under the Feed-in-Tarriff programme in January 2015.  Lekela is seeking further renewable energy opportunities across Africa to supply its customers; government, utilities and energy intensive users.

Founded in 2015, Lekela is a joint venture partnership between global renewable energy developer, Mainstream Renewable Power and Actis, the leading investor in emerging markets.  The Lekela team is headed by Chris Antonopoulos formerly of ABB Energy Ventures and Bombardier.  The company’s office is based in London. 

For more information please visit: www.lekela.com

IFC

Lead sponsor

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. IFC helps developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY14, IFC investments reached more than $22 billion across nearly 600 projects, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. 
 
IFC works to maximize access to energy through private sector development of electricity generation and transmission, while minimizing greenhouse-gas emissions. IFC has financed more than 200 projects in 50 countries and supported 30,000 megawatts of generation capacity. IFC investments are well-diversified by technology and geography, with IFC’s clients providing power to more than 70 million customers worldwide in CY13. In Africa, IFC supported the first independent power producers in Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya, Togo, and Uganda, and has acted as lead-arranger for a number of innovative financings for large, transformational projects.
 

 

Midal Cables

Strategic partner

Midal Cables Limited was established in 1977 in Bahrain, to manufacture Aluminum wire Rod and Overhead Electrical Transmission Cables.
 
Since then, the company has developed into a significant player in the Aluminuum wire rod and Electrical Transmission Industry in Bahrain, the GCC and around the world. Manufacturing locations in Bahrain, Turkey, Australia, Saudi Arabia and now most recently in Mozambique have boosted capacity to 435,000MT, making Midal the world’s largest producer of aluminum wire rod.
 
Midal has participated in numerous power transmission and distribution projects, meeting the most stringent technical standards and supply requirements. The company has continued a policy of investment in the most up-to-date Technology at its manufacturing facilities and has put a great emphasis on work force training to ensure technical excellence in its products.
 
Midal Cables International Lda, Mozambique, was established in 2013 with a capacity of 50,000MT per annum to cater to the growing demands of the African market. The plant sources high quality  metal from the adjescent, Mozal smelter and benifits from the latest equipment in the industry as well as the best practices of the Group
 
After 38 Years of Success, Midal Cables Limited is still looking forward to continuous growth and improvement in its business processes. 
 
 
Please visit www.midalcable.com for more details.
Schneider Electric

Strategic partner

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities and infrastructure, industries and machines manufacturers, non-residential building, data centres and networks and in residential.

Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

Schneider Electric is fully committed to meeting the sustainable development demands of the 21st century, with less consumption, more effective production, improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment remaining central concerns for the company.

Another major challenge for the group is to facilitate access to electricity in emerging countries by providing appropriate products and solutions, as well as training in its professions.

NEDBANK Capital

Strategic partner
 

 

Nedbank CIB is the Corporate and Investment banking division of the Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Covering the full spectrum of corporate and investment banking requirements, every solution we offer is characterised by fresh thinking, creative design and a complete understanding of what our clients need to be able to achieve their objectives.
Our dedicated Energy team has successfully concluded numerous corporate and limited recourse financing deals, following a full sector approach within the energy sector, both locally and within Africa. The team has won numerous international awards, has closed a number of landmark African Power deals and is currently the leading funder to the South African government’s Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
 
SoEnergy International

Strategic partner

Global Provider of Dynamic Energy Solutions

SoEnergy International is a full-service, global provider of power solutions, focused on the utilities, oil & gas and mining industries. We are the only company that provides both permanent and temporary power solutions to meet client’s needs anywhere in the world. We take a highly customized approach and work with diverse types of fuel and equipment that will be most cost-effective for our clients. We have operations throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
 
SoEnergy International provides solutions in the construction of permanent power plants, and both temporary and permanent sales of energy projects, cogeneration, gas compression and large pumping projects for all market sectors.
 
ERM

Strategic partner

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have over 160 offices in 40 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 people.

We deliver sustainable solutions which balance environmental concerns with management, economic, technological and social needs. This enables our clients to maximise revenues, comply with regulations, improve performance and enhance their corporate reputation and public perception.

We have extensive experience supporting the energy industry across the African continent. Our offices in Africa are in Kenya (Nairobi), Mozambique (Maputo) and South Africa (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg).

MAN Diesel

Strategic partner

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery. The company employs around 14,500 staff at more than 100 international sites, primarily in Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, India and China. The company’s product portfolio includes two-stroke and four-stroke engines for marine and stationary applications, turbochargers and propellers as well as gas and steam turbines, compressors and chemical reactors. The range of services and supplies is rounded off by complete solutions like ship propulsion systems, engine-based power plants and turbomachinery trains for the oil & gas as well as the process industries. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand.

www.dieselturbo.man.eu

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Strategic partner 

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a private sector led international organisation domiciled in Nigeria with activities across Continental Africa. The Corporation offers a unique value proposition as an Africa-focused infrastructure financing institution providing competitive products and services across complimentary areas of: principal investing, financial advisory, project development and technical advisory.  Within the Power industry, AFC has worked on a number of pioneering deals. E.g. The Corporation is the lead investor in conjunction with Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower), which is implementing the USD450 million Kpone IPP Project. In addition, AFC is also the lead investor in the landmark Cabeolica renewable wind power project in Cape Verde.

www.africafc.org/Home.aspx

DLA Piper

Strategic partner 

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms on the continent of Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on energy and infrastructure development projects and related financings and mergers and acquisitions. We deliver legal services to a broad range of clients, including project sponsors, governments, parastatals, and banking and financial institutions in the power, oil and gas, renewables, telecommunications, infrastructure and mining sectors. We combine the skills and talents of our lawyers on the ground in our Casablanca and Johannesburg offices with experienced practitioners in New York, London, Paris and other commercial centers to provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa. Our firm has established DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to further our on the ground coverage.

 

Manitoba Hydro

Strategic partner

Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) assists clients around the world to deliver electricity and natural gas efficiently, effectively, and in a sustainable manner. As a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest and longest-standing energy utilities in Canada, MHI has provided utility infrastructure management, consulting, and training services to over 75 countries.

MHI’s parent company, Manitoba Hydro, is a vertically integrated, provincial Crown Corporation. Manitoba Hydro is involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all elements of electricity and natural gas infrastructure.

MHI’s management and project teams have gained unprecedented knowledge and project expertise, through prolonged experience implementing successful projects. Leveraging international experience and the parent utility’s methods and technologies, MHI offers real solutions and true value to clients around the world.

For nearly 30 years, MHI has established itself as an ethical, environmentally responsible provider of high-quality utility services to the international energy sector.

 

Power Africa

Strategic partner

President Obama's Power Africa initiative has developed partnerships with over 80 private sector companies and organizations, as well as several donors who are active in the power sector.  By undertaking a unique private sector led model, Power Africa aims to increase electricity access in all of sub-Saharan Africa by adding 30,000 Megawatts of new power generation and expanding access to power with 60 million new household and businesses connections.  Our long-term aim is to double access to cleaner, reliable and efficient electricity in sub-Saharan Africa

Norton Rose Fulbright

Strategic partner

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. 

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Caterpillar

Registration sponsor

For more than 80 years, Caterpillar® has been supplying diesel and natural gas generator sets for continuous duty and temporary power customers. As a leading global power supplier, Caterpillar offers integrated power systems with a broad range of products pre-configured for optimum performance – all supported by the worldwide Cat® dealer network with technicians trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment. 
 
As development in Africa expands, Caterpillar is uniquely positioned to deliver microgrid systems that address the growing need for remote and semi-remote power. Microgrid systems are easily customizable and designed to reduce the overall cost of energy and improve power reliability. 
 
Caterpillar brings together the best available technologies to cost effectively optimize sustainable energy sources, including the integration of new solar and energy storage capabilities with traditional generator set and turbine products into a seamlessly controlled microgrid solution. 
 
Caterpillar offers electric power solutions for every need, ranging from a 10 kW generator set for a small retail operation up to a 100MW power house for an entire city. 
 
Jinko Solar

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JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. The Company distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. Currently the world’s 3th largest crystalline module manufacturer, JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 2.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.0 GW for solar cells, and 3.2 GW for solar modules. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and has connected approximately 500MW of solar projects to the grid. 
 
JinkoSolar has over 13,000 employees and over 200 dedicated R&D professionals spread across its 11 global branch offices in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile; 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, UK, UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico; and four productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Portugal, South Africa and Malaysia.
 
Solar Reserve

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SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with more than $1.8 billion of projects in operation, and a pipeline of 6.6 gigawatts worldwide. SolarReserve and its partners have been awarded 346 megawatts of capacity under the first three rounds of South Africa’s IPP Procurement Programme. In addition, the company has commercialized a proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology that enables its solar power plants to reliably operate on-demand, providing baseload power 24/7. SolarReserve is headquartered in California, with seven international offices to support widespread project development activities across more than 20 countries.

Investec

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Investec is a specialist bank and asset manager that was established in 1974. Today it is an efficient integrated international business platform employing more than 6700 people worldwide. In July 2002, Investec implemented a Dual Listed Companies (DLC) structure with linked companies listed in London and Johannesburg.

Investec Structured Products, part of the Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking division of Investec, is one of the leading South African players in the market for retail and institutional structured products. Through constant review of both investment strategies and new products from around the world, we are able to develop a range of products appropriate to various market conditions.

Investec and its Power & Infrastructure Finance team have been at the forefront of the infrastructure finance market for over 20 years.  They offer a full range of financial services across a wide range of specialist infrastructure sectors. They advise, arrange finance, structure and underwrite transactions.  In particular markets and sectors they also play a development role, structuring the project to attract long-term capital.

For more information, visit www.investec.co.za/pif

Himoinsa

Sponsor

HIMOINSA was founded in 1982. It is based in San Javier, Murcia, Spain. It’s  a multinational company specialising in the manufacture and marketing of energy generation systems providing guaranteed, clean, efficient continuous-energy supply. Its international-expansion policy -based on its distribution network and the creation of new manufacturing centres, offices and subsidiaries- means HIMOINSA is now active in over 100 countries on five continents.
 
With over 30 years experience, HIMOINSA is active in over 100 countries on all five continents. It has seven manufacturing plants and ten subsidiaries responsible for distributing and marketing HIMOINSA generator sets. It has production centres in China, the USA, France and India. Our international expansion has been consolidated through the creation of subsidiaries in Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Angola, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Germany, Dubai and Singapore. And on top of this, it has built up a comprehensive network of distributors worldwide.
 
Chint T&D

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CHINT was founded in July 1984 in Wenzhou. In the last 22 years, CHINT has expanded from a home workshop of 7 workers to a leading manufacturer of electrical products, with eight specialized branches, over 800 specialized partners and 16,000 employees.

Main products lines of CHINT cover the following categories: high, Medium and low voltage electrical apparatus, power transmission and distribution equipments, measuring meters and instruments, electrical products for construction, automation control devices and automobile applications.

Herbert Smith Freehills

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As one of the world’s leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills advises many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our energy experts are internationally recognised as market leaders in the power, nuclear, renewables and oil and gas sectors. Together they provide the broad range of legal expertise required by clients across the globe and through every stage of the energy project life cycle.

We have built a particularly strong practice in Africa, where we have acted on numerous matters in the energy sector over the past thirty years. We are consistently ranked top for projects and energy work in Africa by industry benchmarks and we have also consistently received the highest possible ranking in relation to power work. Our experience includes advising on general corporate and regulatory matters, project development and finance, EPC and O&M agreements, fuel supply and power off-take and the resolution of disputes relating to power generation (including from renewable sources) across the whole of the African continent.

Karpowership

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Karpowership is a subsidiary of Karadeniz Holding, a sector pioneer in innovative energy projects for the last 20 years, playing an active role in medium to long-term investments in domestic and international markets. Currently, Karpowership owns and operates more than 1,500MW installed capacity globally, supplying 10% of Iraq and 25% of Lebanon’s total electricity generation.
 
Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership fleet (floating power plant) in the world. Since 2010, seven Power ships with 1200MW installed capacity have been completed and are in operation.
 
In June 2014, Karpowership signed a 10-year PPA with Ghana’s Electricity Company of Ghana for the provision of 450MW directly to the country’s national grid via two Power ships. The project dubbed: “Power of Friendship for Ghana” is the first Powership project in Africa and seeks to meet the electricity demand of Ghana. The project is expected to account for 22% of the Ghana’s total energy generation. 
 
 
DNV-GL

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Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
 
In the energy industry
 
DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our 2,500 energy experts support clients around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.
 
 
Acciona

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ACCIONA Energía is a global operator in clean energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector and a strong presence in five renewable technologies for the production of electricity. The company owns and operates 232 wind parks (7,139 MW, of which 6,272 are attributable to it), 80 small hydro plants (912 MW), 6 thermal solar plants (314 MW), one of the biggest photovoltaic facilities in the world (46 MWp) and three biomass plants (57 MW). It generated 22.4 TWh of electricity from renewable sources in 2013 (20 TWh attributable). The company also develops, constructs and operates projects for other customers in wind and photovoltiac technology.
 
Through its subsidiary ACCIONA Windpower, it produces wind turbines using in-house technology (3 MW and 1.5 MW versions), with 5,306 MW installed or contracted and a further 615 MW to be added by mid-2014.
 
ACCIONA Energía is already present in Africa, where it is currently constructing a 138-MW wind farm (Gouda) and a 94-MWp PV plant (Sishen) in South Africa. The Company also has other projects under development in this country, and is looking for new business opportunities within the African renewable energy sector.
 
Both companies belong to the ACCIONA Group, one of the leading Spanish corporations, which operates in infrastructures, energy, water and services in over 30 countries. Its corporate motto “Pioneers in development and sustainability” reflects its commitment — in all its activities — to contribute to economic growth, social welfare and the protection of the environment. This effort has been recognized through its listing on the Dow Jones (DJSI) and FTSE4Good sustainability indexes. ACCIONA is quoted on the Ibex-35 stock index, has a workforce of around 34,000 worldwide and earned revenues of 6,607 million euros in 2013.
 
Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF)

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The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or “Facility”) is a public international institution hosted by the African Development Bank (“AfDB”). The Facility is dedicated to providing legal advice and capacity building to African countries on complex commercial contract negotiations, creditor litigation and other related sovereign transactions. ALSF membership is open to all sovereign nations and international organizations. To date, there are 59 signatories to the ALSF Treaty comprising of 52 countries and 7 international organizations. Since 2010, the Facility has provided advice to governments on transactions valued at approximately USD 18 billion in over 30 African countries. The ALSF has created over USD 500 million in additional value for governments through its activities in extractive resource negotiations, infrastructure
negotiations and creditor litigation. In addition, the Facility has provided capacity building to over 600 African experts on complex contract negotiations, management and restructuring of sovereign debt, and public private partnerships. For more details on the work of the ALSF please email us at alsf@afdb.org.
 
Siemens

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Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. The Siemens Power and Gas division offers a broad spectrum of products and solutions for environmentally-compatible and resource-saving power generation, using fossil or renewable fuels for efficient energy production and the reliable transport of oil and gas. The portfolio perfectly matches the challenges of a dynamic market. Gas turbines ranging from 5 MW to 400 MW, steam turbines in the performance range from 45 kW to 1,900 MW, generators in the power range from 25 to 2,235 MVA. Siemens compressor portfolio offers long-term efficiency, availability, and reliability fulfilling industry-specific customer requirements in the oil and gas segment, onshore gas production, or gas transport through pipelines as well as in industrial applications including air separation, etc. Our integrated power plant solutions offer concepts for gas- fired plants at highest quality from extended power train to full turnkey power plants. SPPA, the Siemens Power & Process Automation family, covers the full spectrum of power plant I&C, electrical engineering and IT solutions.

 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) was established in February 2014, following the merger of the thermal power generation activities of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi.  
 
MHPS is committed to technological innovation and to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability. We manufacture, supply, construct, commission and service thermal power plants and equipment globally. MHPS also supplies auxiliary components such as air quality control systems, coal mills and feeders. 
 
Our products include: GTCC (Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants), IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plants), Boiler & Turbines Generation Plants, Geothermal Power Plant, Gas Turbines, Boilers, Steam Turbines, Generators, Power Generating Plant Peripheral Equipment, Fuel Cells (SOFC). 
 
Our goal is to solve global energy and environmental issues. Through the delivery of our products and services, we aim to perform to world-class standards in terms of safety, quality and performance and to leave a positive legacy in the communities where we operate. 
 
We have a long and proud history of involvement in South Africa, dating back to the 1960’s. The contracts for Medupi and Kusile power stations in Lephalale and eMalahleni respectively have provided us with the foundation to build and grow our company in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
 
SGurr

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SgurrEnergy is a leading renewable energy consultancy, providing engineering and technical advisory services in onshore and offshore wind, solar, wave and tidal, hydro, hybrid and community renewables projects. We have the capability to deliver at every phase of a project, from the early stages of site selection, feasibility and design right through to project management of the construction phase and operation and maintenance. Our team of over 250 multi-disciplinary energy consultants have extensive sustainable energy experience worldwide.
 
Our work in Africa includes modelling and optimisation, independent engineer due diligence services, the design of a Solar Home System for residential installation across the Eastern African region and we have been very active in Malawi, assisting in wind mapping and site selection activities for potential developments, and also in designing and constructing a small run-of-the-river off-grid hydro development in Mulanje region. We have worked in numerous other countries across the continent, including Ethiopia, Somaliland, Senegal, Eritrea, Djibouti, Mozambique, Angola, Egypt, and extensively in South Africa, having provided lender’s due diligence services on several hundred MW of wind and solar developments for some of South Africa’s largest financial institutions. 
 
To date we have assessed over 160GW of renewable energy developments internationally and this figure is growing rapidly every month. Our clients include utilities, financiers, developers and many other public and private sector organisations.
 
ACWA Power

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ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of plants across 10 countries with a capacity to generate 16.1 GW  of power and produce 2.5 million m3 /day of desalinated water, and which has an investment value in excess of USD 25 billion. 
ACWA Power was born out of the policy decision by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to increase private sector involvement in power generation and desalinated water production to include ownership and operation of assets, and has now grown to be an investor, developer and operator of power generation and desalinated water producing plants in which it has a meaningful economic interest and exercises management control.
 
The company was incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is owned by eight Saudi conglomerates, Sanabil Direct Investment Company (owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia), the Saudi Public Pensions Agency and the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group).
 
African Infrastructure Investment Managers

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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) was established in 2000 under the joint ownership of the Macquarie Group and Old Mutual Investment Group (Pty) Ltd. AIIM has positioned itself as a leading infrastructure equity investment manager in the African landscape providing compelling investment opportunities that seek to deliver superior returns for investors, adding value through effective environmental, social and governance management, while making a tangible contribution to local economies and communities.
 
AIIM has funds under management of USD1.21 billion1 across five infrastructure funds. The funds managed and advised by AIIM are designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects such as toll roads, power generation, renewable energy, airports, ports, pipelines and communication infrastructure assets.
 
AIIM provides strategic, commercial, operational and financial expertise into our investment activities and has extensive experience in developing, creating, advising and managing private equity infrastructure funds. AIIM has one of the most experienced infrastructure transaction execution and management teams in Africa. The depth of knowledge and experience within AIIM and its shareholders allows it to identify quality investment opportunities, and to apply a disciplined approach to the investment and asset management process.
 
Aldwych International

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Aldwych International was established in 2004 to develop, own and operate power generation, transmission and distribution projects in emerging economies, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Aldwych is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aldwych Holdings Limited, with the Pan African Infrastructure Development fund being the major shareholder.
 
With an early investment by the Shell Foundation and significant funding from management, Aldwych secured corporate financing in 2005 from the Dutch development finance company, FMO, and a group of private equity investors.  Further  financing concluded in early 2009 involving Absa Capital; EAIF (managed by Frontier Market Fund Managers); PAIDF (managed by Harith Fund Managers); and again FMO.  Aldwych is thus able to combine its skills and expertise with access to a significant reservoir of funds dedicated to infrastructure projects in its target countries.
 
Aldwych is committed to supporting the economic and social development of the countries in which it invests by delivering the power they need in a sustainable and affordable manner and in a spirit of partnership and cooperation.
 
Denham Capital

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Denham Capital is a global private equity firm focused on energy and resources, with over $8.4 billion of invested and committed capital. Denham Capital focuses its investment activity around three key sectors: Power, Oil & Gas and Mining.
 
Denham Capital has been investing in Africa since 2008, with current investments in solar and wind power (BioTherm Energy); thermal and hydro power (Endeavor Energy);  wind power (Jenner Renewables); and mining projects (Pangea), and is actively pursuing additional investments in renewable and thermal power generation as well as mining. Our investment professionals apply their deep operational and industry experience in working in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives.
Denham Capital invests across the capital structure and across all stages of the corporate and asset lifecycle, from development projects to mature, operating businesses. Denham Capital typically targets equity investments of $50 million to $250 million.
 

 

FMO

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FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With an investment portfolio of EUR 6.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks. www.fmo.nl

Marubeni

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Marubeni Corporation, with over 150 years of its history, is one of the leading Japanese trading and investment conglomerate in Japan. With 120 offices in 67 countries around the world, the total revenue for the fiscal year ended on March 2014 was US$ 68.5 billion with a net income of US$ 2.0 billion. Marubeni’s business ranges from trading of commodities, e.g. food, chemicals, metals, to investment in projects such as infrastructure, oil & gas, mining. In the power sector alone, Marubeni, as one of the leading IPP developers and operators, is actively implementing many IPPs all over the world, and currently owns 50 power plants in 23 countries with 34.8 GW gross installed capacity / 10.5 GW net installed capacity. Further, Marubeni has been acting as EPC contractor for long and we have installed more than 98 GW of power generation capacity globally.

www.marubeni.com

World Fuel Services

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World Fuel Services is a global energy leader providing fuel and energy solutions to aviation, land and marine customers.  Services include support in distribution, logistics, operations, finance, consulting and technology. WFS operates in 200 countries and territories – with one million barrels of liquid products supplied daily and two million financial transactions processed annually. As a trusted partner to the energy sector, WFS delivers expertise and single-source fuel solutions to keep business moving.
 
Tetra Tech

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The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), a Tetra Tech company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider. Working with governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and financial entities, IP3 enables clients to build their institutional capacity and to carry out successful P3 projects in the global infrastructure market. IP3 has provided institutional capacity services to many energy agencies and regulators across Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Since its founding in 1994, IP3 has trained over 35,000 officials from 175 countries.

Total

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Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
Total holds a majority stake in SunPower, a world leader in solar energy, and is actively engaged in a number of renewable research and development projects in solar and biotechnologies. More information is available on www.total.com.

Infraco Africa

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InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising investment into sub-Saharan infrastructure projects. We do this by funding teams of experienced project developers or by investing directly into projects which need the financial commitment and leverage that InfraCo Africa can bring. Our support reduces the risks and costs associated with early stage project development, ensuring that a project develops from concept to bankable investment opportunity.
 
InfraCo Africa is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Established in 2004, we are managed as a private company although funded by the governments of Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. In 2015 we committed a total of US$36m to develop five renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. We also secured a further tranche of funding and are now seeking new projects that fit within our mandate or new developers that we can partner with on a one-off or portfolio basis.
 
Please visit our website to find out more: www.infracoafrica.com
 
Ashurst

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Ashurst is a leading international law firm, providing incisive advice to some of the regions’ leading resources, energy and infrastructure developers, as well as financial institutions and funds. Ashurst’s core areas of focus in Africa include oil and gas; resources and mining; infrastructure/PPP and power and renewables projects. Most notably, Ashurst’s recent work has resulted in the firm advising on phases II and III of the Noor CSP IPP in Ouarzazate, Morocco, recently awarded the Asian-Mena Counsel's 2015 Deal of the Year, and the IFC and the Government of Uganda on the Kampala-Jinja Expressway PPP, the country's first road PPP project. 
 

 

Synergy Consulting, Inc.

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Synergy Consulting, Inc. is an international financial advisory services company with focus on project financing, financial modelling, financial analysis, feasibility analysis, bankability assessment and policy/reform for infrastructure sector. Synergy has successfully achieved financial closure on more than US$ 15 billion worth of competitively tendered projects in over 42 countries including Africa (South Africa, Mali, Botswana, Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria), Asia (India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh), MENA (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, Iraq), as well as countries in America and Europe. 
 
Synergy has substantial experience in PPP Programs, ranging from Non-Conventional Power (including hydro, solar, wind projects, bio-mass), Conventional Power (IPPs / IWPPs / IWSPPs), Water, Wastewater, District Cooling, Transport, and has worked with various financial entities including Development Financial Institutions (World Bank, IFC), Export Credit Agencies (“ECAs”), Governments, Private Developers and various international banks.
 
Today Synergy has direct presence in two important global markets with offices in Vienna, Virginia, USA and New Delhi, India.
 
PWC

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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
Our large presence in Africa, with 450 partners and 9,000 people located across 34 countries, means we have a deep cultural and economic understanding of all key markets and industries, including power, energy and infrastructure. With global and local networks linked into the most important issues that these industries are facing, we are able to collaborate with colleagues across geographies to deliver world-class and on-the-ground services.
 
Clifford Chance

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Clifford Chance lawyers have been active in Africa for over 30 years and have extensive experience of advising all types of clients including African and international corporations, investors, commercial lenders, export credit agencies, development agencies and private equity funds.  We have a proven track record of advising on high profile, market-first transactions in the African power sector. Recent work includes advising on the award-winning US$825m Maamba Power Project in Zambia, the ground-breaking Azura Edo IPP in Nigeria and the first IPP (geothermal) in Ethiopia. Our Africa power sector team is part of our worldwide projects, energy and resources groups and our wider Africa practice, comprising over 200 lawyers in all key markets. We work closely with local counsel and are strongly committed to the continent. Our lawyers are involved in providing world class training for African lawyers and are actively involved in community and pro bono programmes across Africa.
 
 
Mizuho

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Mizuho is a Japanese Bank servicing customers in EMEA through a network of offices, London Branch being the largest. The network includes branches in London, Paris, Milan, Dubai, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, representative offices in Bahrain, Tehran, Istanbul and Johannesburg and subsidiary offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Moscow. We employ approximately 1,000 people in EMEA, taking care of an asset base (funded and unfunded commitments) of over US$50 billion.  Our aim is to provide our customers with leading-edge products and services that are tailored to meet their needs and objectives. The target customer base includes corporations, governments, financial institutions and sponsors throughout the region.

Miranda & Associados

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Miranda is a full-service Portuguese law firm, head-quartered in Lisbon, which employs close to 100 legal professionals and 50 support staff. Over the years, the Firm has gained recognition as one of the most preeminent and internationally oriented Portuguese law firms. Miranda is the founding member of the Miranda Alliance, an international alliance of law firms and lawyers that are united by a common business strategy and shared values, which enable them to collectively offer high-quality legal services on a truly coordinated basis. The Miranda Alliance encompasses close to 300 employees of 18 different nationalities, of which more than 200 are fee-earners. The Miranda Alliance currently covers 14 jurisdictions: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon), Guinea-Bissau, Macao (China), Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Miranda also has liaison offices in Houston, London and France to provide closer support to clients.
 
Orrick

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In a complex and rapidly developing continent, there is no substitute for experienced and committed counsel with a real understanding of the issues. Orrick has the network and know-how to meet the needs of the many participants doing business in Africa. Orrick is among the leading legal advisors to the African energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, advising on a wide variety of transactions, especially private equity and M&A, project development and financing. Our multidisciplinary global team provides French, English, US and OHADA law advice along with our on-the-ground support from our affiliated office of legal counsels in Cote d’Ivoire. 

www.orrick.com

Cummins

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Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. In Africa, Cummins operates 25 facilities, and competes primarily in the power generation, mining and filtration markets. Contact Name: Joe Nanda Address : Western Service Road, Building 8, Harrowdene Office Park, Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa.

AKSA Global Power Rental

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AKSA GLOBAL RENTAL POWER (AGRP)

Aksa Global Rental Power (AGRP) is the rental power division of Aksa Power Generation Ltd Company. AGRP provides cost efficient, reliable, world-branded Diesel, HFO and Natural Gas fired power modules, on fast track basis, to any location in the world, based on short-mid or long term O&M lease contracts, with in 1 MW to 1.000 MW power range.

Aksa Power Generation Ltd is the biggest reputable (IPP) Independent Power Producer and generator manufacturer located in Turkey since 1984. With its 2160 MW nationwide installed power generating

capacity, Aksa currently providing sale and after sale services in 130 countries worldwide.

As AGRP we would be pleased to introduce our state of the art technology and industry-leading expertise

to provide utility and industrial customers with interim, fuel efficient, customized turnkey power plants.

Also as IPP Company we offer EPA, PPA and interim solutions based on BOO or BOT business models.

Aksa Power Generation is the parent company of AGRP and manufactures gasoline, diesel, natural gas and marine power generating sets, sound proof canopies, lighting towers and generator hardware in its worldwide manufacturing facilities located in Istanbul TURKEY , Changzhou CHINA and Louisiana USA.

Aksa Power Generation rightfully proud of being one of the biggest power generating sets manufacturer in the world since 1984 with the total amount of 40,000 high quality generator sets ranging from 1 kVA to 3000 kVA manufactured annually. Aksa has ISO9001 ISO14001 OHSAS18001 UL and CE standards for all its production line.

Aksa Power Generation has opened one of the largest genset factories in the world in May 2012. Aksa has secured its place among the biggest genset companies in global market with its new 100,000 m² factory in China. The new factory will be producing 24,000 units of diesel gensets annually. In addition, it has 16 test rooms which are equipped with the latest technology and have totally 25 MVA test capacity.

Himoinsa

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HIMOINSA was founded in 1982. It is based in San Javier, Murcia, Spain. It’s  a multinational company specialising in the manufacture and marketing of energy generation systems providing guaranteed, clean, efficient continuous-energy supply. Its international-expansion policy -based on its distribution network and the creation of new manufacturing centres, offices and subsidiaries- means HIMOINSA is now active in over 100 countries on five continents.
 
With over 30 years experience, HIMOINSA is active in over 100 countries on all five continents. It has seven manufacturing plants and ten subsidiaries responsible for distributing and marketing HIMOINSA generator sets. It has production centres in China, the USA, France and India. Our international expansion has been consolidated through the creation of subsidiaries in Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Angola, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Germany, Dubai and Singapore. And on top of this, it has built up a comprehensive network of distributors worldwide.
 
Barclays

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Barclays is a leading provider of corporate and investment banking services to large corporate, governments and institutional clients throughout the African continent. The bank has an established footprint in 14 African countries across Southern, East and West Africa. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we offer clients access to a multi-disciplined global team of industry experts with extensive experience in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure sector. 
 
The teams are focused on providing best practice advisory and arranging services for both private and public debt and equity capital markets. In addition, the bank has a world class risk management business. 
Barclays has also been extremely active in financing Renewable Energy projects in South Africa, having participated and arranged financing for 41% of the Renewable Energy projects awarded to date (by MW’s).
 
 
Canada

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Trade Commissioner Service
 
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) promotes Canada's economic interests in global markets, and provides its clients with practical advice on foreign markets and on-the-ground intelligence to help them make better, timelier, and more cost-effective decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad.
 
Trade commissioners offer services across a wide range of business sectors, to those members of the Canadian business community who contribute to Canada's economic growth, have a demonstrated capacity for internationalization and have good potential to add value to the Canadian economy. For more information, please visit www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca.
 
EDC

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Export Development Canada
 
EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 7,400 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.
 
For more information please visit www.edc.ca
 
CCC

Sponsor 

Canadian Commercial Corporation 
 
Established in 1946, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is a federal Crown Corporation within Canada’s International Trade portfolio mandated to grow trade between Canada and other nations. CCC supports the development of trade by helping Canadian exporters access government procurement markets of other nations through government to government contracting. In 2013-14, CCC worked with 183 Canadian companies and was active in over 57 countries.
 
For more information please visit www.ccc.ca
 
 
Biotherm Energy

Sponsor 

BioTherm Energy is a South African IPP, focused on renewable energy throughout Africa. BioTherm is backed by Denham capital, a private equity firm with over US$8 billion under management. BioTherm has four operational facilities including a 4.2MW biogas-project, 27MW wind-project and two 10.65MW solar-projects. BioTherm recently secured 283MW in the South African REIPPP-programme including two solar and two wind projects. Broader success includes the award of four Zambian-PPAs, two Burkina Faso solar projects and shortlisted in Uganda under Get Fit solar. BioTherm is committed to being a leader in Africa’s renewable energy development, ensuring projects catalyse local economic development.

www.biothermenergy.com

Masen

Sponsor 

Masen has recently become responsible for the development of all renewable energies in Morocco, including the implementation and promotion of the NOOR Solar Plan. Masen is working, alongside ONEE on the best way to coordinate their organization and efforts to reach Morocco’s target of 52% renewables in the energy mix, by 2030. Since its creation in 2010, Masen has worked on the Development of  power plants: Masen intervenes in all streams of solar project development site studies, design, financing, realization and operation of the plants. Contribute to the development of a national expertise including the promotion and development of a solar industrial sector, the deployment of applied and pre-operational research in the solar sector and the creation of specialized training schemes.
 
CDC Group

Sponsor 

CDC is the UK government-owned development finance institution.  It supports investing in businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives. CDC has a long heritage in power in Africa and elsewhere; it was an investor and lender to a number of landmark power projects in the 1980s-1990s: Olkaria geothermal power in Kenya; Azito in Cote D’Ivoire, SSA’s second IPP, among others. CDC created Globeleq in 2002 from its portfolio of power investments; Globeleq Africa, Africa’s leading IPP company with eight operational power plants totalling 1,250MW in five countries, has been under CDC Group’s direct control (in a 70%-30% ownership with Norfund) since late 2015, with ambitions to substantially increase new power capacity. CDC has also invested in SSA transmission and distribution, being the original concessionaire of the privatised Ugandan utility, Umeme, and is an investor in the Cameroonian utility, Eneo.
 
 
Trinity International

Sponsor 

Trinity International LLP, founded in 2006, is a niche projects, finance, corporate and commercial law firm, with a particular focus in Africa. The firm acts for developers/sponsors, borrowers, financial institutions, investors, equity funds and governments / public sector entities.

Trinity has extensive experience in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa with the team acting for developers and lenders on a number of major IPPs across the continent. The team is currently acting on IPPs in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, Mozambique, Tanzania as well as pan-African programmes supported by the United Nations and the UK Government for the facilitation of further IPPs on the continent. We have had experience in all generation technologies including wind, solar, hydro, coal, biomass, gas and light crude oil. Trinity provides clients with senior lawyers on every transaction and has an innovative approach to the structuring of its fee arrangements.

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Sponsor 

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is one of the leading Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in Southern Africa with a mandate to provide infrastructure financing on the African continent. It is wholly-owned by the government of South Africa, but is a self-financing, financially  sustainable institution.

The DBSA is an infrastructure development finance institution with a track record of more than 16 years in supporting the economic development and regional integration in the Southern Africa Region (SADC) through financing infrastructure projects. With its mandate extension in December 2013 the DBSA now also operates in the rest of the African continent. It already has presence in various countries in three sub-regions of the continent; EAC, Central Africa, and West Africa.

The Bank focuses on supporting projects in the Energy, Water and Transport sectors, both at national as well as regional levels (i.e. cross border projects supporting regional integration). In so doing, it provides financial products and services to a range of public and private sector clients.                                                                     

The DBSA actively seeks local partnerships, as well as, leveraging its funding through partnerships with leading infrastructure agencies from Europe, Asia and the BRICS nations to secure opportunities to co-finance projects.

The energy of the dedicated professional teams at DBSA is brought alive by the aspiration to see an ever improving, prosperous continent in which quality of life is improving progressively and access to opportunities is enhanced.

For more information visit: www.dbsa.org

 

 

White & Case

Sponsor 

White & Case is a leading global law firm with 39 offices in 26 countries. We are distinguished by the depth and scope of our legal advisory services and unmatched experience in the international arena, particularly in developing or emerging countries. 
Our lawyers in Johannesburg, London, Paris, New York, Beijing, Washington, DC, São Paulo and the United Arab Emirates have served clients across Africa, including Francophone and Lusophone Africa, for more than 40 years. In 1995, we were the first foreign law firm to establish an office in South Africa. 
We assist clients with the major legal disciplines in regions of the world where our energy sector clients currently do business, and the regions in which they are looking to expand. We have advised on legal issues arising from some of the largest and most complex African project development, project finance, M&A, PE, equity and debt capital markets, construction and dispute resolution matters to date, across the power, oil and gas, infrastructure, metals and mining, and telecommunications industries.
Our energy lawyers are commercial and find goal-orientated solutions to our clients’ challenges. White & Case is currently ranked “Band 1 for Projects and Energy – Africa-wide” by Chambers Global (2016) and has won a series of awards including  “Best Law Firm in Africa” by EMEA Finance (2013 - 2015), “Global Law Firm of the Year” by Project Finance International (2015), “Global Legal Adviser of the Year” and “MENA Legal Adviser of the Year” by IJ Global (2015).
 
ABB

Sponsor 

ABB is a dynamic, multicultural team that spans the globe, working in a fascinating world of high technology. You will find ABB equipment orbiting the earth and working beneath it, crossing oceans and on the sea bed. ABB technology is in our homes, offices and factories.
 
One of our biggest challenges is to continue raising living standards around the world, which means we must meet the growing demand for energy, particularly electricity, without damaging our environment and climate. ABB can’t meet this challenge alone, but we can make a significant contribution through our existing portfolio of technologies, through our commitment to improving the sustainability of our own operations and those of our customers, and by focusing our research and development on finding solutions that will continue to deliver power and productivity for a better world.
 
Copperbelt Energy

Sponsor 

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) is an independent power transmission and distribution company, with interests in closely linked businesses in Zambia and the African region, including optic fibre based telecommunications. A member of the Southern African Power Pool and listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, CEC has a deep insight into the mining industry, enabling it to provide quality electricity and other power products and services to the majority of the mines in Zambia, accounting for at least 50% of Zambia’s electricity consumption through its network.

The Company undertakes power transmission for national utilities in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and owns the Zambian part of the Zambia – DRC Interconnector line. Well positioned as a developer of energy infrastructure in Africa and respected in the region for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems, CEC envisions itself as an emerging independent power generating company, with some strategic generating projects in the pipeline. CEC has over 50 years of experience in supplying power to the mines, owns and operates circa 900 kilometres of 220kV and 66kV transmission lines with 38 High Voltage substations and 80MW embedded thermal generation capacity.

European Investment Bank

Workshop sponsor 

The European Investment Bank is one of the largest financiers of sustainable energy projects in the world. Access to sustainable and modern energy services is prerequisite for meeting basic human needs and for economic and social development. This is the seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal, and nowhere is it more of an issue than in Africa. Energy is one of our key priorities on the continent, taking in renewable energy, energy efficiency and transmission projects. 
The EIB finances clean energy projects in all shapes and sizes, and using different instruments, from investments in funds to support small scale initiatives through to direct financing of large scale PPPs and regional power transmission lines. Climate Action is the challenge of our time. To ensure Africa’s future prosperity, it must meet its energy needs in a sustainable way. The EIB brings its expertise in energy projects to ensure these needs are met.
 
TCX

Workshop sponsor 

The Currency Exchange Fund N.V. (“TCX”) is a development finance initiative that offers currency derivatives in financial markets where such products are not available or poorly accessible.
TCX acts as a market‐maker in currencies and maturities not covered by banks. A key objective of the Fund is to allow lenders and borrowers to hedge currency mismatches that result from cross‐border financing involving frontier markets.
TCX typically offers longer‐dated products to support longer‐term local currency finance.
TCX covers over 70 currencies worldwide. Since starting operations in 2008, TCX has hedged over USD 3.6 billion of local currency loans. By December 2015, the Fund’s portfolio of cross currency swaps and forwards amounted to over USD 1.3 billion spread across 50 currencies and 650 transactions.
TCX’s investor base consists of development finance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles active in emerging and frontier markets.
 
KfW

Workshop sponsor

 
KfW Development Bank is a competent and strategic advisor on current development issues. Reducing poverty, securing peace, protecting natural resources and helping to shape globalization are the main priorities of the bank. On behalf of the German Federal Government, we finance reforms, infrastructure and financial systems for socially and ecologically compatible economic growth. As part of KfW Bankengruppe, we act as a worldwide financing partner. KfW Development Bank currently implements close to 2,500 projects in 110 countries. Total commitments in 2015 amounted to EUR 7,5bn. 
 
CPCS

Associate sponsor

CPCS is a global infrastructure advisory firm headquartered in Canada providing advisory services to public and private sector clients in emerging economies around the world. With offices and representation in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Abuja and Lagos, CPCS continues to build a strong track record of turning ideas into plans and plans into successful projects. We work to unlock Africa’s productive capacity through the development of strategic infrastructure in the transport, power and urban development sectors.

www.cpcs.ca

Goldwind

Associate sponsor

ABOUT GOLDWIND
Through our extensive network of companies and well-seasoned energy and finance professionals, Goldwind offers a comprehensive, turnkey menu of services including R&D, project development, turbine manufacturing, project management/supervision, and after-sales service. We also have the ability to offer financing solutions by leveraging an extensive network of global resources and Goldwind Capital.
Elegant and reliable technology, the availability of Chinese capital, and a wealth of local transaction expertise facilitated Goldwind’s foray into the international markets.  Combined this has led to a total installed capacity of over 25 GW of projects delivered in China and globally, and a strong order book of projects to be realized.
 
Pioneering the global wind industry, locally
Goldwind’s core strategy of “globalization through localization” has set us apart as a global leader in the world’s most demanding wind energy markets. Localization of supply and management results in tailored solutions as well as quantifiable, long-term returns and benefits for local communities. The philosophy spans all aspects of our business including technology, human resources, capital, sales, and supply chain. 
 
Developing global turbine technology for local markets 
We have product series adaptable for diverse operating conditions-low-wind, low- temperature, high-temperature, offshore, coastal, and high-altitude. Our turbines can be customized to meet the demands of wind projects across the globe.
From 8,858-feet above sea level on the Ecuadorian coast to -32°F cold winters of Minnesota, our turbines have performed in a wide range of challenging environmental and climatic conditions.
 
Deploying global capital through local transaction expertise
By leveraging its capital strength from a vast network of financial resources, Goldwind Capital is growing a global investment portfolio in the United States, Australia, Panama, and Chile.
 
Building a global supply chain with local advantages 
Goldwind has established a global base of supply partners to ensure flexibility and maintain rapid response times.  Developing a network of local and international suppliers has helped us build a “global turbine” with local cost advantages.
 
Growing global human capital from local talent 
Goldwind staffs each of the regional markets with local management and operational teams realizing the importance of growing organically within each of our markets.
 
We view the tremendous diversity in our employees’ cultural, personal and professional backgrounds as our greatest asset, one that helps Goldwind maintain its global leadership in innovation and quality. 
 
EDF Energy

Associate sponsor

A key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. A global leader in low-carbon energies, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 37.6 million customers, of which 27.8 million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €75 billion in 2015, of which 47.2% outside of France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

www.edfenergy.com

TCQ Power

Associate sponsor 

TCQ Power Ltd was established in the year 2012 as a private developer for the purposes of structuring, designing, developing, owning and operating Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution projects in the MENA and Sub-Saharan African regions..
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi – UAE; TCQ Power is led by a seasoned management team with extensive Independent Power Producer (IPP), projects developments, financing and Engineering Procurement & Construction experience, supported by a track record of identifying and executing various project. 
 
Our expertise as a turnkey project developer with focus on early conceptualisation tailored towards emerging markets. Through strong cooperation with local Governments and suppliers; TCQ Power aspires to mitigate risks at an early stage of power project development prior to breaking ground, thus lending credibility to sustainable, long term, independent projects that are fully operable assets by the host nations at the time of handover.
 
Our initial project development represents a 128 Megawatt Independent Power Production facility in Freetown - Sierra Leone. Memorandums of Understanding for similarly-scaled projects in the region have been entered into for future project developments.
 
 
Rand Merchant Bank

Associate sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank, a division of JSE-listed FirstRand Bank Limited, (RMB) is the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group – one of Africa’s largest financial services providers. RMB is a leading player in the African infrastructure and project finance sector, offering advisory and funding services to private and public sector clients.

RMB’s Infrastructure Finance team is an experienced, multidisciplinary team that specialises in delivering innovative, bespoke funding solutions in the power sector (including renewables) and key infrastructure sectors (road, rail, ports, water, telecommunications, industrial and manufacturing). The team arranges and underwrites senior, subordinated and mezzanine finance on a non-recourse, limited recourse or balance sheet basis and is also responsible for the outward and inward export credit facilities to public and private clients.

RMB’s capabilities also extend to underwriting ordinary and preference share equity tranches for infrastructure projects. The team has access to an extensive network of local and international funding partners in the commercial, institutional, development finance and equity markets and has a strong track record in creating infrastructure paper that is tailor-made for the investment market.

Gowling WLG

Associate sponsor 

Gowling WLG is a new international law firm created by Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm. We built Gowling WLG to provide our clients with legal services at home and around the world, and to help them succeed no matter how challenging the circumstances.
 
Our clients have access to in-depth expertise in key global sectors along with a top-tier suite of legal services. With more than 1,400 legal professionals across offices in 18 cities worldwide and specialised expertise in countries around the globe, we’re positioned to help our clients in the challenges they face.
 
Our specialist multi-disciplinary energy team understands the challenges facing the energy industry.  With a first-class reputation in the industry, we operate seamlessly around the globe, advising governments, regulators, project developers, energy companies, financial institutions, and energy supply chain and large consumers, amongst others.
 
 
 
 

 

Detail Commercial Solicitors

Associate sponsor 

DETAIL has an active power sector practice, which includes advising clients on power asset privatizations; regulatory compliance; Independent Power Producer start up; licensing requirements and power sector financing. Having been involved in the Power Privatisation Process since it was restarted in 2010, the Firm has developed a thorough understanding of the Nigerian Power sector from the legal, contractual and regulatory framework standpoint. DETAIL has cultivated a relationship over the years with Industry Regulators, which proves very useful for clients with respect to obtaining vital information, advice and in dealing with transaction complexities that are bound to arise. 
 
Mott MacDonald

Associate sponsor 

Mott MacDonald is a US$2 billion global, multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy delivering solutions in 12 core business areas – energy, oil and gas, buildings, environment, water, international development, industry, transport, urban development, communications, health and education. Our power unit covers all the main elements of project development, business strategy and business planning, feasibility studies, engineering design and specification, construction supervision, commissioning, quality assurance, inspection and rehabilitation work. As one of the foremost consultancies in the global energy market, supporting all aspects of renewable energy Mott MacDonald has delivered expertise on some of the world’s largest renewable projects, providing commercial and government clients with resource assessments, concept development, technology selection and design, civil, mechanical, electrical and C&I design, procurement, costing and complete environmental services.

With offices across Africa our clients benefit from our ability to bring together local delivery with international expertise and standards. We have supported over 15,000 km of transmission lines and associated infrastructure, added over 30 GW of generating capacity to the grid bringing electricity to over 5 million people that had poor access to reliable supplies. We understand project development and delivery, the challenges and barriers in Africa and how to help client’s successfully complete project.

Chadbourne & Parke

Associate sponsor 

Chadbourne & Parke LLP provides unparalleled legal advice to the world's leading power and industrial companies, commercial banks and development funding agencies, and government entities in the development and financing of energy and other infrastructure projects, the sale and acquisition (including privatizations) of energy-related assets and companies, and the structuring that improves the value of these assets around the globe.

Ranked among the leading advisors in the world, Chadbourne has been involved in award winning transactions in the thermal and renewable energy sector in Africa since the mid 1990s. We are delighted to announce that we opened a new office in Johannesburg on 28th January 2015.

www.chadbourne.com

TMF Group

Associate sponsor 

TMF Group is a leading provider of global business services to clients operating and investing across Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. We focus on providing specialised and business-critical financial and administrative services that help our clients to operate their corporate structures, finance vehicles and investments in different locations. 
Our core services can help companies of all sizes with HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, international structuring and structured finance – whether a company wants to globalise, or whether they need support to streamline existing operations. 
With operations in more than 80 countries, TMF Group is the global expert that understands local needs. We can provide you with a single point of contact to coordinate the day-to-day management of your externalised operations, and help to ensure clear communication across multiple jurisdictions.  Global reach, local knowledge: helping you do business seamlessly across borders.
 
Baker & McKenzie

Associate sponsor

Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 4,000 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 77 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. 
 
Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm and as our clients expand into new markets, we are there with them, sharing our unrivalled experience and helping them succeed in new regions. We call our global way of working, "fluency," because we partner with our clients seamlessly over time and across regions and business lines.
 
At Baker & McKenzie, our track record in power projects — extensively advising on the development, operation, and financing of a range of projects — includes many "milestone projects" throughout the world. We act primarily for project developers, but also for lenders, governments, international agencies, contractors and operators. 
 
Being one of the largest international law firms, our clients will take advantage of our local market knowledge and relationships, first mover advantage for new opportunities and introductions to key local regulators and industry players. Our comprehensive industry knowledge, global reach and world-class abilities enable us to bring the right people, with the right skills, wherever you operate.
 
Babson

Associate sponsor

Babson is a global institutional asset manager with over $222 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2015. The firm manages for a broad range of global institutional investors and is the lead investment advisor to its parent, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (“MassMutual”). The firm's goal is to build long-term relationships, based on transparency and trust that provide value to its clients. Through proprietary research and analysis and a focus on investment fundamentals, the firm develops products and investment strategies that leverage its broad array of expertise. With capabilities in both specialized and traditional fixed income, our particular strengths are Global High Yield, Global Private Finance, Private Equity, Emerging Markets (including Global Energy Infrastructure Private Equity), and Investment Grade strategies. As a member of the MassMutual Financial Group, Babson is affiliated with a number of entities that share MassMutual as a parent company. 
 
Wartsila

Associate sponsor

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global supplier of flexible baseload power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent power production. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions also provides LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2015, Wärtsilä has 58 GW of installed power plant capacity in 175 countries around the world.

www.smartpowergeneration.com

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Exhibitor

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global leader in developing energy and infrastructure projects around the world.  Our clients come to us for a wide range of advice, resources and skills – in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.  For over 125 years, Parsons Brinckerhoff has earned a distinguished reputation for its technical expertise.  In everything we do, we harness the collective professionalism of professional staff for the benefit of our clients, our communities and each other.  
 
In the energy sector, we provide independent specialist advice relating to any type of power project at any stage in its development.  From small-scale renewable energy schemes to some of the world’s largest power and water projects, we are highly experienced in all aspects of power generation, transmission and distribution.  We have particular expertise in the regulatory and restructuring aspects of the privatised electricity industry.  Our client portfolio includes many of the leading international developers and owners of power plant and financial institutions whom we advise on the technical and commercial bankability of projects.  Working alongside our clients, we produce cost-effective tailor-made solutions that harness the latest technology and provide a lasting sustainable legacy.  
 
At the end of 2014, we combined with WSP and are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms.  We bring together our 32,000 staff, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.  
 
 
PWPS

Exhibitor

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is committed to providing high-quality solutions for the distributed energy market that increase energy productivity, energy reliability, and operational savings for its customers.  PWPS is a world leader in developing and manufacturing energy solutions for power generation offering products for aero-derivative and industrial gas turbines.  PWPS has more than 2,000 industrial gas turbines installed in over 50 countries worldwide and prides itself on being superior in the gas turbine repair and overhaul sector.  PWPS offers competitive, efficient, and flexible products at 30 MW to 140 MW of power for gas turbine packages.  PWPS offers a full range of maintenance, overhaul, repair and spare parts for other manufacturers’ gas turbines with specific concentration on the high-temperature “F” class industrial machines.  
 
SEMCO Maritime

Exhibitor

Semco Maritime 
 
Dedicated to the energy sector, Semco Maritime is an international contracting and engineering company with 2000 employees. For more than 30 years we have been facilitating design, fabrication, service and maintenance of our customers’ assets, providing comprehensive project management across all phases of energy projects. From turnkey engineering solutions to operation support and delivery of components, systems and solutions – we make sure our customers and partners in the energy sector experience safe, cost-efficient operations. 
 
Smart Energy Solutions

Exhibitor

SES is a leading Power Provider serving temporary and medium term energy needs across the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia region.
 
SES offers fast track turnkey power rental solutions to help our customers maximize on productivity and profitability, while minimizing on downtime and resources with highest safety standards. 
 
With an experienced technical team of proven capabilities in meeting energy needs, be it Emergency, Seasonal Demand, Remote off-grid applications or Grid supplement power requirement.
 
To learn more please visit www.sesrent.com
 
Alesco

Exhibitor

Alesco is a specialist insurance broker and risk management consultant, operating exclusively in the power and energy industry sector. We represent our clients throughout the development, construction and operational phases of Independent Power Projects, interacting with Lenders, contractors and any other parties engaged in the Project. Alesco is a division of Arthur J Gallagher, a Fortune 500 company, and the world’s 4th largest insurance broker.

We design, arrange and service construction and operational insurance programmes. Our client base in Sub-Sahara Africa spans 3,500 MW across 12 countries and includes thermal, CCGT, hydro as well as wind and solar projects.

www.alescorms.com

Ansalado Energia

Exhibitor

Ansaldo Energia Group is a global player in the power generation market and one of the world largest supplier, installer and service provider for power generation plants and components. It is a full-cycle, integrated operator, with the capabilities to build turnkey power plants on green field sites using its own technology and its own independent design, production, construction, commissioning and service resources. 
Founded in Genoa in 1853, Ansaldo is structured around its core business activities of plants, components (gas turbines, steam turbines and generators), service work and nuclear activities (through subsidiary company Ansaldo Nucleare). Ansaldo Energia is also active in Distributed Generation with Ansaldo Turbec micro gas turbines.
The breadth of its references, the quality, flexibility and efficiency of its products and 
most importantly, the commitment, experience and professionalism of its people have
made Ansaldo Energia a world-leading company with an enviable international reputation.
Ansaldo Energia Group currently employs about 3,700 people and has an installed
capacity of about 190,000 in more than 90 countries.
 
Clarke Energy

Exhibitor

Clarke Energy is a specialist in distributed power generation and combined heat and power technology. The company is an authorised distributor and service provider for GE’s reciprocating engines business in 17 countries.

Clarke Energy has been operating in West Africa since 2002 when it supplied it’s first gas-fuelled captive power plant in Nigeria. The company has since grown, having installed almost 500MW of power generation capacity in the African continent. The company has permanent offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Tunis, Algiers, Dar es Salaam and Durban.

Jacobsen Elektro

Exhibitor

Jacobsen Elektro was established in 1891 as an electro-technical company located in Oslo, Norway. The main office is based in Lier, Norway, 40 km South of Oslo.

Since the company was established, Jacobsen Elektro has grown into a complete turn-key supplier of equipment and systems for the power industry including power generation, transmission and distribution facilities. Our policy is to develop and manufacture main key components. This enables us to maintain a high level of competence and to be flexible to customer needs.

Today, Jacobsen Elektro has subsidiaries in several countries around the world together with a well-organised network of agents and representatives as well as project offices.

Global Village Enterpise Partnership

Exhibitor

GVEP International is a non-profit organisation working to alleviate poverty in developing countries through increased access to sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, GVEP supports the development and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises that deliver energy products and services to the poor. GVEP is about to rebrand as Energy 4 Impact.

 

Allen & Overy

Exhibitor

In addition to the recent opening of our office in Johannesburg, South Africa, our Africa Group includes a full-service office in Casablanca, Morocco plus over 100 lawyers from across our network of office in key hubs across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.  Our team has extensive experience advising sponsors and lenders on the structuring, development, construction and financing of projects across Africa and over the past 20 years, together with selected local counsel, we have advised clients on numerous large scale energy transactions across the continent, providing an integrated service for clients doing business in the region.  Top-ranked by the leading independent guides, we are at the forefront of new developments in this exciting market. 
 
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor

Exhibitor

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is a world-leading designer, turnkey contractor, operator and service provider for diesel-fueled power plants, as well as for selected renewable and waste-to-energy technologies.  BWSC also specialises in Power Barges (floating power stations) facilitating rapid infrastructure development in remote regions, independent of local infrastructure and resources.
Over the past three decades BWSC has provided more than 175 power plants to 53 countries and entered into numerous long-term support agreements.  BWSC has demonstrated solid results for the past 15 years and has obtained long-standing AAA credit rating and a Silver diploma by Bisnode.  In 2014, BWSC’s annual revenue was EUR 244 million.
 
BWSC originates from the historical Burmeister & Wain, which has built and installed diesel engines for power plants since 1904.  BWSC was established as a separate specialist company in 1980 and has since 1990 been a subsidiary company of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES).
 
Arranjo Produtivo Local do Álcool (APLA)

Exhibitor 

The Brazil Ethanol Cluster – APLA in association with Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – APEX, through the project Brazil Sugarcane Bioenergy Solution, has companies and institutions that can offer complete solutions made by Brazilian technology to the worldwide sugarcane industry, our associates companies can offer engineering, industrial equipment, industrial machinery, agriculture equipment and helpful services. All solutions to improve the sugarcane process products.  
 
Off Grid Energy Ltd

Exhibitor 

For over 10 years, Off Grid Energy Ltd have pioneered clean, cost effective power solutions for permanent and temporary off-grid power applications. GridtoGo™ POWERCUBE is a factory built, adaptable solution for applications as diverse as hybrid power generation, solar energy storage, grid resilience and demand side response. Our utility approved solutions provide power for remote dwellings and commercial installations as well as for utility fault response from the Scottish Highlands to the Australian outback. For the developing world, Off Grid Energy provide nano and micro de-centralised grid systems providing electrification in Asia and Africa. Products range from 400W & 800W hand portable units suitable for individual dwellings through 10-30kW pods and up to
300kVA in ISO container style. Solutions are universally compatible with inputs from unreliable grid, diesel generation, solar PV and can supply power to single or multiple consumers directly or through pay-as-you-go platforms. 
 

To find out more about a Commercial Partnership for AEF 2016, please contact:

 

 

 

Alex Moulds

Business Development Director 

International +44 (0)7500 702 171

Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

 

 

 

Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071

Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk

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Middle East Solar Industry
Middle East Solar Industry

MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region . Established in 2009, the association represents over 120 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultancies, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 7,600 subscribers. Over the past 5 years, MESIA has organized over 50 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. Among its most coveted events are the annual Middle East Solar Awards and the Middle East Solar Pioneers program. To learn more about MESIA visit www.mesia.com.

Zimbabwe Energy Council
Zimbabwe Energy Council

Zimbabwe Energy Council (ZEC) is the official and internationally recognized local member of the World Energy Council.

ZEC is the Business Council of the energy sector and it is member driven, non-commercial, non-partisan, and non-aligned in all its dealings with stakeholders.

Zimbabwe Energy Council Mandate

·Promoting domestic investment in the energy sector and collaborating with bilateral and multilateral funding organisations for possible funding of energy projects.

·Promoting foreign inward investment in the energy sector in Zimbabwe through hosting trade delegations and visiting other countries to lure the same.

·Creating and facilitating sustainable relationships and opportunities through meeting foreign trade delegations and local key stakeholders in the energy sector.

East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)
East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)
 
The East African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“EAVCA”) was founded in 2013 to represent the private equity industry in East Africa and provide a voice for industry players to raise awareness and engage on regional policy matters. The association offers training with more localized content, targeting junior team members. Furthermore the Association offers networking opportunities for members and the wider investment community and captures industry data and statistics.
 
EAVCA was founded by Abraaj, Actis, AfricInvest, Catalyst Principal Partners, Centum, Fanisi Capital and TBL Mirror Fund.
 
African Sustainable Energy Association
African Sustainable Energy Association
African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy
Solutions in the Continent. Our focus is on the whole industry; Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels,
Green Products, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.
Our mission for AFSEA is to provide great insight into the African Sustainable Energy market by bringing
companies from around the world together so they may prosper and gain the knowledge needed to
expedite the implementation of renewable energy as a significant source of energy.
 
AFSEA advocate policy development at decision making government level. We also promote
understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums,
conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide access to information that can affect
today's clean energy industries as much as tomorrow's world.
We organize top management events and forums creating a networking platform for companies across
the world. Our members include research institutes, developers, contractors, consultants, suppliers and
members of the public dedicated to building a greener planet.
For more information visit: www.afsea.org
African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE)
African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE)
Launched in 2011, ANSOLE (African Network for Solar Energy) is a fast growing network, now represented in 42 African countries and 28 non-African countries. It focuses on capacity building in renewable energies (RE) and is a facilitator of RE activities within Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world. Its three main goals are:
1. Foster technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in
renewable energies (RE) at various skill levels (capacity building)
2. Foster research activities in RE among African scientists and
non-African scientists who are directly involved in the training and education of African students and experts (capacity building)
3. Promote and encourage the use of RE in Africa through public awareness
raising (public education)
 
There is alot to benefit by sponsoring ANSOLE´s capacity building activities. For more information contact daniel.egbe@ansole.org or visit www.ansole.org
 
Africa Gas Association
Africa Gas Association
The Africa Gas Association (TAGA) is the leading voice of the natural gas and energy industry in Africa. It seeks to become one of the most influential and respectful organizations in the global natural gas and energy industry.
TAGA’s mission is to influence and support policies which promote a strong, viable and sustainable natural gas industry in Africa and beyond in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
TAGA sponsors and participates in a number of forums, partnerships and coalitions to foster dialogue on energy policy and achieve a better understanding of natural gas in Africa.
 
 
 
The French Renewable Energy Association (SER)
The French Renewable Energy Association (SER)

The French Renewable Energy Association (SER) was established in 1993 to promote the interests of industrials and professionals in the sector to public authorities, parliament and all bodies in charge of energy, industry, employment, the environment and research. It groups industrials from all of the renewable energy channels: biofuels, biomass (FBE), wood, biogas, renewable marine power, wind power, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, heat pumps, solar photovoltaics (SOLER), thermal and concentrated solar power.

www.enr.fr

The Solar Trade Association
The Solar Trade Association
The Solar Trade Association is the UK’s leading solar industry voice, representing both solar heat and power. Since 1978, the STA has worked to promote the benefits of solar energy and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users, with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs for the UK’s solar industry. A not-for-profit association, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms.
 
 
The International Hydropower Association
The International Hydropower Association

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is a non-profit organisation that works with a vibrant network of members and partners active in more than 100 countries. The association’s mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.

www.hydropower.org

 

IPP Journal
IPP Journal

IPP Journal is an internet knowledge platform focused on the energy finance sector where subscribers can get valuable information, such as daily news and databases of projects, M&A transactions, institutional and PE investors, companies and job offers. We aggregate, elaborate and distribute specialized knowledge in the energy finance & investment sector. We differentiate from other editorial groups because we are also business consultants operating in the sector.

For more information visit www.ippjournal.com

InfraPPP World
InfraPPP World

InfraPPP World is the new and definitive social media tool that will allow our clients to get the latest and updated knowledge on infrastructure and PPP:

· The latest and most relevant news of the infra&PPP sector at a global scale: EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC)

· Every new market report and research about infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources

· Our recommendations for the best job opportunities

· The best database of PPP tenders and awarded project

For more information, visit infrapppworld.com/.

Energy Infrastructure News (EIN Africa)
Energy Infrastructure News (EIN Africa)
Energy Infrastructure News (EIN Africa), with its maiden offerings of Magazines and Directories (as from 2017), dwelling on a diverse energy sector of Sub Saharan Africa’s vast economic and social landscape, seeks to meet a long felt need for an up-to-the-hour online news source for managers and stakeholders in energy sector. These are meant precisely to disseminate information and knowledge, promote investment & development, share and analyze them, initiate well informed debates, discourses and finally even a forceful advocacy of issues not in the visible agenda of policy frameworks and practices. The final endeavor of the Publications is to create a well-articulated, vibrant platforms and forums that can take a dispassionate view of emerging scenarios in the energy sector in Africa while keeping to the larger interests of all the stakeholders. To start with, limiting to our strengths, the focus sectors will be Power & Energy Investment & Infrastructure development in Sub Saharan Africa
 
In the Energy, Oil & Gas, Power & Electricity sector following are the products now on offer:
Energy Infrastructure News Monthly E-Newsletter
Energy Infrastructure News Quarterly Magazine (as from 2017)
Energy Infrastructure News - Energy Sector Directories (as from 2017)
These are designed precisely to deliver the critical insights and knowledge requirements to help the industry sector players and stakeholders. Our objective is that the sector stakeholders and the global participant in Africa energy sector alike must be made to read the writing on the wall before it is too late and also read between lines as and when situation warrants and all about what is happening in the sector. It boom time for Africa’s Power & Electricity sector!
 
 
African Leadership Magazine
African Leadership Magazine
African Leadership magazine focuses on showcasing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. The Magazine has become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe and the US. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate the lot of Africans by focusing on individuals and corporate bodies that are known for their legacy-based approach to leadership. 
The magazine continually seeks to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.
 
Africa Outlook
Africa Outlook

Africa Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent. This monthly magazine is essential reading for business executives wanting to keep up with the latest in global news affecting African businesses, as well as exclusive, engaging and sharable features generated from their peers. Africa Outlook remit embraces the coverage of key business sectors and sub-sectors including: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, retail, logistics, finance, healthcare, technology and other professional service areas.

African Energy
African Energy
 
African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.
 
Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future.
 
Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.
 
inAfrica24
inAfrica24

InAfrica24 is the unique business news portal dedicated to Africa in Poland. Since 2013 we actively promote important conferences,  exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, considering the high interest  in investing in Africa. We are always on top of high-impact trends in  business whilst offering opportunities to members of our Business Club to expand their businesses, one of which is the solar energy sector.

For more information visit http://inafrica24.com/

African Review - Pan African Gold Media Partner
African Review - Pan African Gold Media Partner
Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. It contains more business-related editorial, more advertising pages and has a higher circulation than any other publication of its kind. Each issue's highly respected editorial contains special sections on a wide variety of topics including information technology, oil and gas and construction.
 
It has the largest audited circulation of a business magazine in the area and carries over 80% of the international advertising in the market. Its readership includes Africa's key decision makers, senior executives both in Government and in Business.
 
The Business Year
The Business Year
 
The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.
 
 
Africa Energy Intelligence
Africa Energy Intelligence
 
Africa Energy Intelligence offers exclusive news on major players in the oil, gas and electricity sector. Our journalists investigate since 1983 the main partnerships, political and economic strategies of state companies and governments, and financial operations. To know more about us, please visit Africa Energy Intelligence or contact us tel. +33 1 44 88 26 10 / info@indigo-net.com
 
Africa Energy Intelligence enquête sur les grands acteurs du pétrole, du gaz et de l’électricité en Afrique. Sa rédaction décrypte depuis 1983 les grandes alliances de ces secteurs, les politiques des sociétés nationales et des Etats, les opérations financières. Pour en savoir plus, visitez notre site ou contactez-nous +33 1 44 88 26 10 / info@indigo-net.com
 
ESI Africa
ESI Africa

ESI Africa is the trusted knowledge source for the pan-African electricity supply industry. Utilities, regulators, governments and their partners have used ESI Africa for over 19 years as their chosen platform for engagement. We are renowned for high quality insightful editorial and interviews, which helps drive the future of African power generation, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency. Being the knowledge source for all key decision makers in the African power industry allows us to open the door to new possibilities for your business, ensuring you are at the forefront of the Power industry. Over 50,000 professionals read ESI Africa, offering them an insight into the leading technologies and industry trends through our print and digital platforms.

Register with ESI Africa to receive the very latest news, industry insight and on demand content from around the African continent.  For advertising queries please contact Gerald Schreiner on +27 21 700 3500.

www.esi-africa.com

 

 

African Power, Mining & Oil Review
African Power, Mining & Oil Review
African Power, Mining & Oil Review is the only publication in Africa that focuses on creating a networking forum for decision makers in businesses and governments across the African continent, while providing a quarterly reference platform, industrial insights, independent research features and updates on the Power, Mining and Oil sectors and instilling a sense of unity in considering the way forward on the continent.
We inform, educate and create business and networking opportunities for all companies, organizations or governments that are interested in expanding their business interests across Africa and beyond, in the Power, Mining and Oil sectors.
 
 
African Business
African Business

African Business Magazine are market leaders in providing country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa.

Please visit www.africanbusinessmagazine.com

Subscribe to African Business on iPhone Appstore Free of charge

Please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/african-business/id444090114?mt=8

Africa Capital Digest
Africa Capital Digest
Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated industry news, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa.  Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people and companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth original and curated content to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.
To find out more:
Allan Cunningham
Email: acunningham@africacapitaldigest.com
Web: africacapitaldigest.com
Twitter: @afcdigest
 

 

Alternative Energy Africa
Alternative Energy Africa
 
Alternative Energy Africa is the continent’s first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa.
 
Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.
 
Visit www.ae-africa.com for more details.
Africa Investor
Africa Investor

Africa investor (Ai) is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa.

Africa investor Group provides transaction advisory services, strategic research, investment indices and investment communication services, to support its clients investment programmes in Africa. Through its sister organization, Africa Investor Capital (Ai Capital), acts as a principal investor in strategic assets on the continent. 

Operating at the intersect of business, government, international organizations and the media, Africa investor group has a growing network of clients across Africa serviced from regional hub offices in Nairobi, Lagos  and Johannesburg, affiliate offices across the continent and a coordinating office in London. The group offers clients consistent quality of service across each of these territories and additional representation in Cairo, Brussels and Washington.

African Business Central (ABC)
African Business Central (ABC)
African Business Central (“ABC”) is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general.
 
ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience.
 
ABC’s core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa’s socio-economic progress.
 
 
Financial Nigeria
Financial Nigeria

Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International. With a team of world-class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. It is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals.

Africa.com
Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading Africa-related multi-media digital company serving Africa.  Through unique storytelling and creative news delivery, Africa.com produces engaging content focused on Africa. By leveraging its innovative resources, Africa.com is reaching Africa like no other company.
 
 
Diplomatic Call
Diplomatic Call

Diplomatic Call is a three tier foreign affairs media and research hub that incites intelligent discussions from the heart of the Diplomatic and International Investments and Business Communities in Ghana and the African continent.

Our newspaper publication, television program and website provide a unique insight into the minds of the most prominent business leaders, governments and diplomats on the continent. The brand also provides a mix of high quality analysis, on Africa's international affairs and foreign investments on the continent.

Our exclusive access to African Governments, Ambassadors and CEOs of Foreign Businesses and other key dignitaries makes our brand an essential reading and interest for the diplomatic community, expat community, foreign business community, development partners, politicians, key professionals and the civil society as well as and those with interest in African foreign affairs. “We command, we are listened to and our recommendations are held in high esteem.”
Operating from Accra Ghana, Diplomatic Call runs a satellite office in Abuja, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa.

For more information visit www.diplomaticcallonline.com

OilNewsKenya
OilNewsKenya

East Africa's latest news on Oil and Gas exploration,drilling,discoveries and pipelines. Covering the entire Eastern Africa region including: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eastern DRC, Seychelles, Mozambique and Comoros.

www.oilnewskenya.com

Energy Media Group
Energy Media Group
Energy Media Group (EMG) is a full service Media Company based in Accra with the sole purpose of running and delivering reportage on occurrences on the energy sector. We are dedicated to the provision of timely, relevant, top-notch and policy oriented energy news in Ghana, Africa and beyond.
Established in response to the need for well-timed, in-depth and apolitical energy news, Energy Media Group seeks to raise the bar and standard in energy news reportage, analysis, discussions and advocacy. Our motivation stems from a professional desire to make quality energy news and research available to industry professionals, investors, key promoters and the general public and to promote an informed decision-making by all stake holders within the energy sector of the Ghanaian economy. With our vibrant team of tried and tested energy industry and media professionals, our clients and partners can be assured of nothing but the very best delivered professionally and timely.
Vision
To serve as the mouthpiece of all the key stakeholders in the energy sector in Ghana and Africa.
Mission
To become the best energy media house by networking all the energy key players by regional, continental and global through the provision of professional media reportage on energy issues.
Our Products
Energy Ghana Magazine
Energyghana.com
Energy TV
Gh Fuel Prices(App)
 
Energy Insight
Energy Insight
Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids.  Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.
 
Orient Energy Review
Orient Energy Review
Orient Energy Review has Emerged to be the platform and voice for the ever growing Local Content Policy across the world, it is targeted at tracking the various trends and developments of Local Content in Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Brazil, the rest part of Africa and the world; wherever there is something to know about Local Content, it will be our responsibility to seek for it and have it published for the benefit of all. The magazine's 100% focus and coverage on Local content developments makes it stand out amongst others, indeed no magazine in Nigeria and Ghana has this special focus on the Industry yet, thus we have seized this opportunity to give a balanced and accurate reportage of the day-to -day activities in the Oil and Gas sector as it relates with Local Content. Beyond Local Content, we also cover areas like the growing Alternative Energy, Maritime, Exploration, Logistics, Power, Gas etc.
 
Construction Review Online
Construction Review Online
Construction Review Magazine is  a 20-year old monthly magazine which enjoys the readership of; architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc…
 
www.constructionreviewonline.com is the online version of Construction Review magazine. It has a global reach targeted at the construction industry, incorporating suppliers, professionals, contractors, governments and non-governmental organisations.
 
Construction Review Online pages have extra information not in the print version such as tenders, jobs, multi-media and past copies of the magazine.
Business Day Newspaper, Ghana
Business Day Newspaper, Ghana

Business Day is Ghana’s most influential and respected business newspaper established in 2014 to offer incisive coverage of the country’s finance and economy, as well as international business news. Written by top award winning journalists and financial analysts, the newspaper is targeted at corporate decision-makers, policy makers, Business Schools, as well as international institutions, companies and investors with interest in Ghana and beyond.

The 56-page coloured newspaper comes out every Monday and has exclusivity to Harvard Business Review and Financial Times (UK) contents.  With a circulation of 30,000 across the nation, the paper is targeted at corporate decision-makers and policy makers, Business Schools, as well as international institutions, companies and investors with interest in Ghana and beyond.

The company, which has subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria also provides a complete digital edition of its contents to its readers to enable them read news offline and online on their PCs, tablets, smartphones or smart devices anywhere anytime.  One can download Business Day Ghana App free of charge at Apple Store or Google Play Store or visit www.businessdayghana.com for more interesting news. We have provided direct jobs to 30 young people and over 200 indirect jobs for news vendors across the country in Ghana alone. 

In 2014, Business Day was adjudged the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Media Company in Ghana.  

Solar + Power Management
Solar + Power Management
The solar industry in 2016 will continue to be affected by system affordability and efficiency. But at the same time a fundamental shift in power management capabilities is underway that can positively impact growth. Sophisticated software and hardware solutions are making it easier than ever to fine-tune performance and balance local consumption with grid-level feeds and on-site storage.
PV modules, power management software, micro / macro inverters, emerging battery technologies and cloud-based support will impact the industry in 2016 and beyond. Navigating the complex world of solar power is at the heart of everything we do at Solar + Power magazine. We help the solar supply chain, researchers, designers, and incumbent electric utilities understand the changing role that solar power plays in today’s marketplace as well as tomorrow’s global power economy.
 
 
Ghanaianreactoronline.com
Ghanaianreactoronline.com
 
Ghanaianreactoronline.com is an Accra based news website published by Broadway Multi-Media. It publishes news on Ghana, Africa and the world at large. When you visit the website, you get informed and entertained through exclusive news contents, and opportunities to advertise your products to our vast readers.  Contact us at www.ghanaianreactoronline.com info@ghanaianreactoronline.com adverts@ghanaianreactoronline.com Telephone numbers:
+233-302-913-615. 
 
Menas Associates
Menas Associates

Menas has been helping multinational companies operate in the Middle East, Africa, and other emerging markets since the late 1970s. We are a strategic and political risk consultancy providing actionable intelligence for our clients, from country entry strategies, to due diligence, stakeholder analysis, political risk reports, market assessments, problem solving and exit strategies. Based in London, we work with our in-country experts and specialists who have strong local connections, to ensure that our information and analysis is based on real ‘on the ground’ knowledge.

 www.menas.co.uk 

AB2020
AB2020
AB2020 is a communications and media company for investors, businesses and entrepreneurs focused on and partaking in the economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa.
 
 
Engerati
Engerati

Engerati is a central destination for delegates from leading global energy events to network, collaborate, share and engage. We provide our members with completely free access to our ever-growing archive of industry news, white papers, case studies, webinars, video presentations, interviews and blogs. Engerati is an invaluable resource to all energy professionals – nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the global energy industry for free.

www.engerati.com

L’economiste du Benin
L’economiste du Benin
L’ECONOMISTE : Le journal des décideurs
 
I. Présentation de l’Economiste 
Initié par un groupe de jeunes dynamiques et ambitieux, L’économiste est édité par l’agence Conseil en Communication, Stratégie et Marketing « CHEZ VOUS » qui a déjà fait ses preuves au Bénin et au Togo  avec des émissions Télévisées. L’économiste est animé par une équipe de journalistes engagés pour les recherches et les investigations économiques d’une part et d’autre part la promotion des investissements privés et publics dans le respect de la déontologie du métier. Premier quotidien économique de l’espace UEMOA comptant près de Huit pays francophones et des Seize pays de la CEDEAO. 
 
 Faire pour la première fois au Bénin et dans la sous région, une presse spécialisée ayant pour thématique le traitement des informations économiques, financières, boursières et des sondages. 
 
Etre le porte parole du secteur privé pour aider à l’amélioration constante du climat des affaires, voilà le leitmotiv de L’économique.
Dans le but de réussir sa  mission avec professionnalisme, L’économiste s’est attaché le service et la collaboration de certaines institutions nationales, régionales et internationales. Nous pouvons citer entre autres : COFACE Bénin et la Représentation de l’UEMOA au Bénin 
L’Economiste est disponible sur toute l’étendue du territoire mais visible dans tous les services centraux et décentralisés, dans toute l’administration publique comme privée,  Le journal est également visible sur la toile avec notre site internet actuellement en cours de réhabilitation.
 
 
The Southern Times
The Southern Times
Africa Business Insider
Africa Business Insider

Africa Business Insider is a new media created to keep you informed about the best business opportunities in Africa.  

The website www.africabusinessinsider.news provides information in English and French about registration dates and procedures to attend key business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent.

Sign up for the newsletter to be updated weekly and get a chance to expand your business.

To find out more about a media partnership with the Africa Energy Forum, please drop Monique an email

Monique Bonnick

Marketing Executive

Monique.Bonnick@energynet.co.uk

0207 384 7901

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Register

Our delegates attend the Forum each year for a myriad of reasons. This year’s AEF will be split into Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver passes, allowing you to pick and choose the package that’s right for you.

Ready to book your place? Register Online here

Option A:

Rates for each Option A Pass Type*:

Please note we are legally obliged to charge 20% UK VAT on all pass types

  Early Rate Expires 05/02/2016 Early Rate Expires 18/03/2016 Early Rate Expires 22/04/2016 Early Rate Expires 13/05/2016 Early Rate Expires 03/06/2016 Standard Rate
Platinum Pass £1,717.00 £1,967.00 £2,217.00 £2,467.00 £2,717.00 £2,999.00
Diamond Pass £1,318.00 £1,568.00 £1,818.00 £2,068.00 £2,318.00 £2,700.00
Gold Pass £1,188.00 £1,438.00 £1,688.00 £1,938.00 £2,188.00 £2,500.00
Silver Pass £1,099.00 £1,299.00 £1,499.00 £1,699.00 £1,899.00 £2,233.00

Option B:

 

Rates for Option B Pass Type*:

Please note we are legally obliged to charge 20% UK VAT on all pass types

Standard Rate

With AEF package

£399.00

Without AEF package

£599.00

What’s included with the AEF package?

PLATINUM - all sessions and networking breaks, Ministerial opening session, any of the seminars running alongside the Forum, a pass to the Growing Economies Energy Forum (GEEF), access to the Aggreko Platinum Lounge throughout the conference, a secretarial concierge service from 6 weeks' out offering advice and information about the Forum and London as a destination, and a Platinum pack containing information on Platinum privileges and special gifts.

DIAMOND - all sessions and networking breaks, Ministerial opening session, and any of the seminars running alongside the Forum

GOLD -  all sessions and networking breaks, and any of the seminars running alongside the Forum. Excludes Ministerial opening session

SILVER -  all sessions and networking breaks (excludes Ministerial opening session)Growing Economies Energy Forum - 23 June 2016, 13:30 – 18:30, InterContinental London - The O2 - included for free with a Platinum pass, or £399 to add to any other AEF pass capacity

What's included with the Growing Economies Energy Forum package?
 
The Growing Economies Energy Forum will host open discussions between the Governments and pre private sector from the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar and Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico). As these growing economies open up for international investment following exciting political and economic developments, each are starting a new exciting era in their energy markets that the industry’s big players can’t ignore.
 
Iran is estimated to have foregone $160bn in oil sales in the past three years as exports to Europe collapsed and as Asian countries such as India sought alternative supplies. ‘Iran Country Focus’ will bring decision makers for an exclusive discussion on what the future looks like in the Iran’s energy market as the country prepares to open up after the sanctions.
 
Pakistan faces a significant challenge in revamping its network responsible for the supply of electricity. The ‘Pakistan Country Focus’ will analyse the alternative solutions to the country’s critical energy needs and discuss opportunities for international trade and renewable industry development.
Rich with oil and gas, geothermal, and renewable energy sources, Myanmar’s energy sector has incredible potential that will not only benefit investors, but the Myanmar people as well. ‘Myanmar country Focus’ will look into the ‘new’ government’s plans to foster an investor-friendly business climate and the opportunities in infrastructure and power development.
 
Myanmar - The Myanmar National Electrification Plan aims to achieve 100% electrification by 2030. A developing economy in the heart of the world’s fastest growing region, Myanmar offers highly promising prospects for businesses and investors.
 
Pacific Alliance - The Pacific Alliance is the most exciting economic group to emerge from Latin America - it is one of the first regional attempts to create a larger internal market while also building a gateway to Asian markets. The Alliance has affordable renewable energy sources, including hydro power, which is a major source of electricity in the country members. In addition, potential exists for other renewable energy, in particular solar and wind.

Contact

To find out more about how to get involved with the Africa Energy Forum 2016 please contact:

Amy Offord                
Marketing Manager
amy.offord@energynet.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7384 8068

For Speaking Opportunities:

         
Simon Gosling
Managing Director
+44 (0)20 7384 8073
simon.gosling@energynet.co.uk 
          Shiddika Mohamed
Group Director
+44 (0)20 7384 7914
s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk

For Sponsorship enquiries:

             

Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
+44 (0)20 7384 8009
Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk
             

Damon Thompson
Commercial Director
+44 (0)20 7384 8071
Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk

 

AEF 2016 Content Hub

Welcome to the Africa Energy Forum Content Hub- your portal for industry information, interviews, articles and white papers on relevant issues relating to Africa's power sector. This page contains exclusive interviews onsite at the Africa Energy Forum last year, and articles and interviews transcribed for the Africa Energy Yearbook 2015 - distributed to all delegates who attend the annual conference.

If you have a press release or industry report to share with our clients, send us an email to get involved 

East Africa
 
James Musoni, Rwanda Minister
 
Vinod Kumar Khare, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Utility, Ethiopia
 
Joshua Choge, Chairman, KenGen
 
H.E. Hon James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
 
 
Felix M. Ngamlagosi, Director General, Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Tanzania
 
 
Benon Mutambi, CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southern Africa
 
David Humphrey, Global Head, Power & Infrastructure, Standard Bank
 
Alistair Campbell, Vantage Green X
 
Hon. Salvador Namburete, Former Minister of Energy, Mozambique
 
Paula Duarte Rocha, Partner, Mozambique Legal Circle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hon. Charles M. Zulu, MP, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Mines, Energy & Water Development, Republic of Zambia
 
 
Phuti Mahanyele, Chief Executive Officer, Shanduka
 
 
Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, NamPower
 
 
Mutale Mukuka, Chief Financial Officer, Copperbelt Energy
 
 
Lucy Chege, General Manager Infrustructure Finance, DBSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North Africa 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denham Capital 
 
 
Region: West Africa
 
Rumundaka Wonodi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
 
His Excellency Ambassador Henry Macauley, Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone
 
Frank Yeboah Dadzie, Project Manager, Ghana Solar, ARB APEX Bank
 
Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Solicitors
 
 
 
 
 
H.E. Mamdou Frankaly Keita, Minister Energy & Water, Mali 
 
 
Ambassador Henry O Macauley, Minister of Energy, Government of Sierra Leone
 
 
Moctar Toure, President, Mali Electricity & Water Regulatory Authority
 
 
 
Dozie Okpalaobieri, Advisor for Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria
 
 
Abiodun Aina, Senior Investment Officer, IFC & Femi Akinrebiyo, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
 
Financing Power
 
Ashwin West, Senior Manager- Transactions, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
Paul Frankish, Director: Strategic Initiatives, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
 
Justin DeAngelis- Denham Capital
 
Keith Martin, Initiative for Risk Mitigation in Africa
 
Saul Gonzalez, Communications, Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid, World Bank
 
Paul Kunert, Head of Business Development, Globeleq
 
John Gibbs, PwC
Angeli Hoekstra, Partner, Africa Power & Utility Leader, PwC
 
Simon Currie - Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright
 
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, CEO, Initiative for Global Development
 
Dr Mima Nedelocovych, President and Ceo at Initiative for Global Development
 
Walter Courage, Director, The Risk Advisory Group
Jonny Bray, Head of Business Intelligence Africa, The Risk Advisory Group
 
Stephen Karangizi, Director, African Legal Support Facility 
 
Bernhard Van Meeterhen, FMO & Elvira Eurlings, Director: Energy department, FMO
 
Niamh Kenny, Associate Consultant, Gas & Power, CITAC
 
François Bangazoni, Chief Executive Officer, ENERCA, Central African Republic
 
Renewable solutions 
 
 
Jamie Ferguson, Principal Investment Officer, Global Renewable Energy, IFC 
Dan Croft, Senior Investment Officer, Advisory Services, IFC
Yasser Charafi, Principal Investments Officer, Africa Infrastructure, IFC
 
Alan Cochran, Senior Consultant: Impact Assessment & Planning Practice, ERM
Andrew Bradbury, Partner and Commercial Director: Sub Saharan Africa Division, ERM
 
 
Region: North America 
 
Elizabeth Littlefield , OPIC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dean White, President, Tetra Tech 
 
 
David Baxter, Vice President, Tetra Tech 
 
 
Arif Mohiuddin, President & CEO, CPCS 
 
 
Keith Webb, Himoinsa
 
 
Martin Foster, Aggreko
 
 
David Taylor-Smith, Regional Managing Director, EMEA, Aggreko
 
 
Stephen R. Karangizi, Director & CEO, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF)
 
 
Reda Y. El Chaar, Executive Chairman, Access Power
 
 
David Manny, Fasken Martineau 
 
 
Region: Middle East 
 
Reda El Chaar - Access
 
Keith M. Webb, General Manager, Himoinsa 
 
 
Tina Wu, Sales Director, Africa & Middle East, CHINT Power T&D 
 
 
Karim Nasser, Chief Executive Officer, TCQ Power
 
 
Region: Southeast Asia
 
Evangelos S.Lianos, Executive Director ME, Yingli Solar
 
 
Theans Ehlers, Managing Principle, Investment Banking - Resource and Project Finance, Barclays Africa
 
 
Sudha Kheterpal, Founder, Shake Your Power 
 
 
Rob Schueffner, Microgrid Commerical Manager, Electric Power Division, Caterpillar
 
 
Patrick O'Driscoll, Sales Director, Karpowership 
 
 
Oluniyi Robbin-Coker, CEO, Pawa Ples 
 
 
Nicky Crawford, Partner, Africa Power Sector, ERM
 
 
Neside Tas Anvaripour, Former CEO, Africa50
 
 
Monique Koning, Head of Division, Project Finance and Guarantees, Global Partners and Neighbouring Countries, EIB
 
 
Lucas Hautvast, CEO & President, Energy South Asia, Middle East & Africa, GDF Suez Energy
 
 
Ifey Ikeonu, Council Member, Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority, ECOWAS
 
 
George Njenga, Sub-Sahara Africa Leader, Distributed Power, GE Power & Water 
 
 
Chris Antonopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Lekela Power
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • An energy secure Africa will drive economic growth

http://www.energyinfrastructurenews.com/2016/03/04/an-energy-secure-africa-will-drive-economic-growth/

Africa’s largest economies produce significantly more energy than other African peers. Also, the oil-producing nations record substantial energy surpluses, but similar to other African countries with energy surpluses, a substantial amount of energy is exported without domestic demand being widely satisfied. Rising fuel and electricity prices also continue to impact Africa’s manufacturing sector adversely. In most parts of West and East Africa, backup power systems (diesel-powered generators) are used by manufacturing companies as their main energy source. The reliance on higher-priced electricity for production processes inhibits African manufacturing companies from competing effectively with Asian and developed world counterparts..........

  • Africa's Top 10 places to invest in 2016

http://www.energyghana.com/post.php?508c75c8507a2ae5223dfd2faeb98122=1458296605#share

As the oil price plummets, now is the time to invest in new acreage and guarantee future reserves in anticipation of an eventual market rebound. Competition, especially among the lesser explored countries, to attract exploration and foreign capital is stiff. Fiscal conditions, investment incentives and resource opportunities all factor into the appeal of an oil and gas jurisdiction. Africa Oil & Power has selected our top ranking destinations for oil and gas investment in 2016.....

EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI)

 

The EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI) was established in 2013 to promote human capital development and job creation across Africa’s power and energy infrastructure sectors.

ESEI focuses on three key principles; Law, Engineering and Finance. The ESEI Leadership Committee together with our partners are constantly seeking top performing students from across the African continent- Africa’s leaders of tomorrow.

EnergyNet is committed to recognising and profiling exceptional African candidates and entrepreneurs, working in collaboration with our Leadership Committee and partners Aggreko and Norton Rose Fulbright to support academically gifted students in Africa.
 
 
How does it work?
 
Participants are encouraged to not only attend our global meetings and forums but also to engage with our delegates, understand what the current trends are in Africa’s burgeoning energy sector and meet some of the key movers and shakers in this arena. We further our commitment by trying to match our students up with suitable employers, usually those who we work with.
 
This year we have partnered with seven of Africa’s top universities across the continent. We have close working relationships with these universities so that each year, we are support the next crop of graduates onto our ESEI programme. For our students from previous years, we constantly engage them to participate in our investment meetings and connect them to job opportunities or internships when we are approached by our partners/delegates.
 
Partnership opportunities
 
ESEI offers key benefits to its supporters including the opportunity to host ESEI workshops, a seat on the Leadership Committee and corporate logo exclusively profiled as an ESEI partner throughout the year.
 
Download the latest brochure for details about partnership opportunities
 
 
To get involved as a Partner or an Associate or to help shape and develop the ESEI programme going forward, contact:
 

Veronica Bolton-Smith

Programme Manager - ESEI T |+44 (0)20 7384 8069 E | veronica@energynet.co.uk

 
Alex Moulds
 
Business Development Director, T | +44 (0)20 7384 8009 E | Alex.Moulds@energynet.co.uk
 
Proudly Supported by:
ESEI in pictures- taken at the Africa Energy Forum in Dubai

AEF 2016 partners with Inlist

Exclusive deals for our delegates

EnergyNet has teamed up with exclusive venue app Inlist to provide our delegates with extra special access to the best of London's buzzing social scene.

All delegates will be given to chance to become an InList VIP member free of charge, allowing access to the hottest and most exclusive events in not just London, but 45 cities and jet-set destinations around the world. InList gives you access to everything you need with your own personal nightlife concierge available 24/7 in the app. You can simply chat with your concierge at anytime through the in app chat.
 
So whether it's Fashion Week in Paris, a table at the hottest nightclubs around the world, or a reservation at a local restaurant, avoid the lines, hassles and book it in a matter of minutes from your mobile phone. See what Fox News 5 says and understand what VIP access means at www.inlist.com.
 
All delegates will receive a VIP code on registering for the Forum, which allows access to the app.
 
 
 
About Inlist
 
InList is a revolutionary mobile app for discovering and booking nightlife, upscale restaurant parties, concerts & once-in-a-lifetime experiences. InList provides VIP access to a curated list of the hottest events in 45 jet-set cities including Miami, NYC, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ibiza, Dubai and many more. 

Our VIP members receive upgraded table locations, points redeemable towards future purchases, and invites to exclusive star-studded parties around the globe. InList makes sure your experience is both smooth and high quality, no matter what nightlife capital you touch down in.
 
InList makes booking nightlife and special events easier than ever. The app grants you reservations when you want them, with a nightlife expert in the palm of your hand. It’s like being treated as a local VIP 24/7 in the most exciting destinations in the world. Purchase tickets to concerts, sporting events and film festivals such as Wimbledon and the Super Bowl to the Cannes International Film Festival and MTV Video Music Awards. 

The InList experience is smooth and seamless, due to the combined expertise of co-founders Michael Capponi (a 25-year nightlife expert) and Gideon Kimbrell (software engineer for Fortune 100 companies). InList’s advisory board and global ambassadors are equally connected in the nightlife and tech worlds and oversee each and every reservation ensuring seamless assistance until you're in. With this team, you can be assured that your reservation is being handled by real insiders—not some geeks in a remote office. Meaning your entrée into the most happening events on an international scale is assured. 

With InList, you’ll arrive in style and with confidence at the greatest parties and events in the world.
 
 

 

 

Access Power Co-development Facility (ACF)

Access Power Co-development Facility (ACF)

US$7million prize up for grabs! 

 

Calling all entrepreneurs and developers of renewable energy projects in Africa
Access Power is offering you the chance to pitch your project to a panel of specialists at the Africa Energy Forum in London for the opportunity to win US$7million in prize funding. The winners will also be awarded a package of support from highly experienced technical and development experts. 

Enter the competition now by downloading your application form here

Access Power was founded in 2012 by Mr. Reda El Chaar with the aim of structuring, developing, and investing in renewable energy projects in frontier markets. Access has assembled a development team with a track record of financially closing around 30GW of power projects across the globe, with a specific focus on the MEA region.  Access is currently developing renewable energy projects worth more than US$1 billion in 17 African countries, and has now expanded its reach to the Central Asian sub-continent.Access Power established the US$7 million annual ACF competition in 2015 for local clean power entrepreneurs in Africa. The competition is designed to support Africa’s brightest home-grown entrepreneurs and equip them with the necessary skills and expertise to develop impactful energy projects which bring power to homes and businesses and transform economies.
                              
 
 
Reda El Chaar, Executive Chairman of Access Power
 
“There is a massive, urgent need for electrification in Africa. We believe in a commercial solution, and support the idea of ‘trade not aid’. Africa is rich with ambitious entrepreneurs who present strong commercial opportunities. Through the ACF and the Access Power business, we seek to find potential projects and provide the technical skills, expertise and financing to fulfil local entrepreneurial ambition and meet the electrification challenge together.”
 

About the competition

  • Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date on the competition!  

                               

  • To apply, please download the application form here
  • Deadlines for entries May 1, 2016. No applications will be accepted after this date.
  • Shortlisted project developers will be invited to the Africa Energy Forum in London on the 22nd June to pitch to a panel of experts. The winning projects will be announced on the same day.
  • The Access Power Co-development Facility (ACF) is a US $7 million financial support mechanism designed to provide local power project developers and originators with the technical experience, expertise and funding required to make their renewable energy projects a reality.
  • Access launched the first ACF competition for local developers in April 2015 in a bid to bridge the gap between early-stage African renewable energy projects and the expertise and funding they require to become operatonal.  The ACF is now leading the way in demonstrating and supporting the type of renewable energy projects that will help meet Africa's massive and urgent need for electrification.

For further enquiries, please contact: info@access-power.com

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

AEF Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to maximise your exposure at next year's AEF in London, 21-24 June?

Become one of our official sponsors or exhibitors. The exposure that the Africa Energy Forum sponsors receive on the conference stage, in the exhibition area, and in the conference documentation greatly increases their profile in the African power, gas and renewable energy sectors.

Present your business at Africa's premier annual power and gas investment and business forum with an un-rivalled reputation in the international energy community. All major sectors of the power, gas and renewables industries gather in June each year for three days of intensive networking to discuss opportunities in expanding public and private power. 

What will you gain?

Brand Exposure: Align your brand with the Forum and benefit from having your logo on all marketing activity in the lead up to and during the event

Develop New Business: Your sponsorship presence will ensure your company is in prime position to develop new business relationships with the key stakeholders through organised networking activity

Product Awareness: Showcase your products services and solutions through a speaking presentation and from an exhibit display in the networking zone

Competitive Advantage: Gain a lead on your competitors by combining brand visibility with a powerful speaking presentation Thought Leadership: Be seen as a though leader in your field of expertise 

For further information please contact:

Damon Thompson
Commercial Director: Europe & North America
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8071
 
Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8009

Organisations we work with

 

Top 10 African Economic Indicators

AFED Top Ten Indicators

Check the current health and trajectory of each African country’s economy.

African Financial and Economic Data (AFED) from Exchange Data International provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa. AFED’s unparalleled, detailed, data driven overview of all 55 African economies and their financial markets can be used for:

• Research and analytics.
• Thought leadership and opinion.
• Editorial.
• Collaboration and outreach.

The Economic Data Module:
• Provides valuable insights derived from 20,000 discreet economic indicators, reported in detail and divided into 13 topics.

The Capital Markets Module:
• Reports on all 24 African securities exchanges.
• Gives timely access to end of day pricing for quoted equities, listed bond and stock exchange indices. Includes fixed income reference data, foreign exchange and interest rates.
• Provides economic calendars for bond auctions, market public holidays and African Central Bank publication announcements.

Exchange Data International (EDI) is a global provider of specialised financial information to market participants. EDI is based in London, with offices in the USA, India and Morocco. Learn more at www.africadata.com.

Terminology:

GDP data 
Use GDP data to get an indicator of the economic health of a nation. Nominal GDP. Nominal GDP provides you with the value of current production at current market prices. Figures are not adjusted for inflation. Note: nominal GDP is also known as "current dollar GDP" or "chained dollar GDP."

Real GDP 
Real GDP provides you with an inflation-adjusted measure, reflecting the value of all goods and services produced in a given year. Note: Real GDP often referred to as ‘constant-price,’ ‘inflation-corrected’ GDP or ‘constant dollar GDP’.

GDP per Capita 
GDP per Capita details the total output of a country divided by population.

Budget balance (% of GDP)
Budget balance (% of GDP) Compare what a country owes against what it produces. The debt-to-GDP ratio indicates a country's ability to pay back its debt. Often expressed as a percentage, this ratio can be interpreted as the number of years needed to pay back debt if GDP is dedicated entirely to debt repayment.

Current Account Balance (US$) percentage of GDP
Current Account Balance (US$) percentage of GDP Use the current account balance to find out if a country is in deficit or has a surplus.

Consumer prices percentage change
Consumer prices percentage change Measure consumer price inflation.

Net Foreign Direct Investment (US$)
Net Foreign Direct Investment (US$) See the value of inward direct investment made by non-resident investors, including the influx of capital.

Ease of doing business rank
Ease of doing business rank Created by the World Bank Group, higher rankings (a low numerical value) indicate better, usually simpler, regulations for businesses and stronger protections of property rights.

Exchange rate against US$ (avg.)
Exchange rate against US$ (avg.) Get the country exchange rate quoted daily for all convertible currencies.

Power in Africa Awards



 
Power in Africa Awards
8th June 2015 | JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

The “Power in Africa Awards” honoured those individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the development of the power market across the continent.
 
Winners were decided by an independent panel of experts working in conjunction with EnergyNet. All nominations are kept confidential amongst the nominating committee.
 
WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    
The inaugural Power in Africa awards were held on the evening of 8th June at the JW Marriott Marquis starting with a welcome reception hosted by Aggreko.

Shortlist and winners for the Power in Africa Awards 2015

African MegaWatt Leader Award
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Gigawatt Global
  • Solar Reserve
  • Old Mutual
  • Globeleq - WINNER

The Investors Spirit of Africa Award
  • Schneider Electric
  • Standard Chartered Bank - Winner

Power in Africa Sustainability in Action Award sponsored by ENGIE (GDF Suez)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Schneider Electric
  • Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) - Winner
  • Powerhive

African Utility Leadership Award sponsored by Lekela
  • Utilities across Africa are in consideration and the shortlist includes:
  • Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia
  • REDIGESO, Burundi
  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Kenya - Winner

Regulator of the Year Award for Excellence sponsored by Engro Power Services

Regulators across Africa are in consideration and the shortlist includes:
  • ARSEL, Cameroon
  • CREE, Mali
  • EWURA, Tanzania - Winner
  • ERA, Uganda
  • ERC, Kenya

EnergyNet Energy Photograph of the Year selected by Aabru arts

Shortlist
 

      

Submitted by Chaim Motzen, Gigawatt Global Rwanda: Photographer
Ido Herman

Winner

Submitted by
Fiona Gonyea, Globeleq
 

Submitted by Jessica Rae Eastling, Offgrid -electric

Submitted by Jessica Rae Eastling, Offgrid-electricSubmitted by Sean Friend, Old Mutal Alternative Investments

Submitted by
Emily Greenlee, Powerhive

 
  • Student of the Year Award in conjunction with the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative

    Marek Raciborski
     
  • Energy Journalism Award in conjunction with APO

    Kofu Abu Domfeh, Luv FM, Ghana
The awards finished with the Lifetime Achievement Award from EnergyNet. This is in recognition of a true giant of Africa’s Power Sector whose achievements have directly contributed to increased access to energy on the continent. Awarded to HE Hon Dr Salvador Namburete
 
The Awards in pictures

Sponsor Partner Opportunities

SPONSOR PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
HEADLINE AWARDS SPONSOR 
  • Branded as Power in Africa Awards Supported by…………… 
  • Main Award Sponsors (EnergyNet Lifetime Achievement Award in association with ....) 
  • Presentation of award to winner of your category 
  • Whole event branding on floor plan (shared), light gobos and cotton napkins 
  • Presenter speaking opportunity 
  • All tickets with exclusive logo branding 
  • Additional Africa Energy Forum (AEF) main event branding 
  • Top Table VIP Hosts with reserved seating 
  • Seat drop/ on main stage screen promo 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premier table of 10 seats included 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Attendee list post event (names and company names) 

 

PRE-DINNER DRINKS RECEPTION 
  • Secondary branding on floor plan 
  • Welcoming address for pre-dinner drinks 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Display branding provided in the room (pull-up banner or similar) for duration of reception 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Attendee list post event (names and company names) 
 
 
CATEGORY AWARDS SPONSOR 
  • Award speaker opportunity 
  • Presentation of award to winner of your category 
  • Included in awards advert in main show guide and awards show guide 
  • Company logo on floor plan indicating table position 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Company logo on the table centrepiece 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Contact details of participants post event 
 
 
GIFT SPONSOR (EXCLUSIVE)
  • Category Award sponsorship included 
  • Secondary branding on floor plan with awards sponsor 
  • Presentation of award to winner of your category 
  • Seat drop of your approved branded gift 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Attendee list post event (names and company names) 

 

AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR (EXCLUSIVE)
  • Secondary branding on floor plan with awards sponsor 
  • Introduce after dinner entertainment 
  • Awards advert in the main AEF show guide 
  • Included in awards advert in main AEF show guide 
  • Host premium positioned table of 10 seats 
  • Provided with display branding in the room (pull-up banner or similar) with entertainment 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Contact details of participants post event 
 
 
TABLE SPONSOR 
  • Host Table of 10 seats 
  • Premium table position on floor plan 
  • Company logo on floor plan indicating table position 
  • Inclusion in awards show guide as table sponsor 
  • Company logo on the table centrepiece 
  • Table photograph sent to you post event 
  • Contact details of participants post event 
 

 

Why Sponsor?

WHY SPONSOR? 
 
  • RAISE YOUR BRAND PROFILE: Long-term affiliation with the Power in Africa Awards promotes strong brand recognition. Your involvement ensures leading players within the power development community recognise the significance of your company; and encourages wider identification from existing and potential customers alike.
  • ALIGN YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE BEST IN THE AFRICAN POWER SECTOR: To stand out and be successful, you must be seen to lead. Power in Africa Awards sponsorship positions you at the forefront of African power development, establishing you as the brand of repute in the minds of genuine business influencers and key decision makers. 
  • ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: With over 500 power professionals in the room, this premiere event provides a unique opportunity to network with the industry’s most influential figures. Use it as a chance to thank your existing clients, make new contacts and encourage new business. 
  • LAUNCH NEW PRODUCTS: The elite audience produces the ideal occasion to promote your latest product or service innovation. In addition, the attention afforded to these benchmark awards, and the seniority of the audience provides the widest possible audience engagement for a related launch PR campaign.
 
 
Alex Moulds
Director for Development
Damon Thompson
Commercial Director


Tel:+44 (0) 207 384 8009
Tel:+44 (0)7500 702 171
EmailAlex.moulds@energynet.co.uk


Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8071
Email: Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk
 

Howard Yuchetel
Commercial Manager
 


Tel:+44 (0)20 7384 7975
Emailhoward.yuchetel@energynet.co.uk