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 Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.
 
 
This year's AEF was hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.
 
Five major deals and mergers took place onsite in London, indicating the market position of AEF as a legitimate deal-making platform. Such activities also demonstrate the real achievements of our partners working on the continent over the last decade, as more and more projects reach financial close and begin to light up homes across the continent.
 
 
 
Watch the highlights from the Africa Energy Forum 2016 in London
 
 
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.

Join the 2017 mailing list

The Off the Grid Club

EnergyNet launched the Off the Grid Club at the Africa Energy Forum 2016- a new membership programme developed to bring together credible off grid technology providers, financiers and regional leaders to invest in and develop reliable and scalable power solutions for Africa. The programme provides a platform for members to form partnerships, giving them the opportunity to scale up their products and bring them to market more quickly. We are currently looking to grow the members of the club to enhance our off grid community. To find out more or to become a member of the Club, please email OTGC@energynet.co.uk
 
To celebrate the launch, African artists came together to perform in a special gig to raise awareness of the importance of energy access. The gig was organised in partnership with Shake Your Power, one of the Founding Members of the Club. Music was used as a way of communicating to and uniting the audience, and to recognise how commercial off grid solutions can play a significant role in electrifying Africa. To find out more, visit the Club website
 
 
 
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

Background image: Bokpoort CSP – Star Struck Power Block: accredited to Angel Diego (Bokpoort EPC Consortium)

Important Note:  Please note EnergyNet operates independently from any other events organisations. You can view EnergyNet’s full list of  team members on our website on http://www.energynet.co.uk/team. If you are contacted by anyone who is not listed on our website as an EnergyNet team member they are not connected to EnergyNet or working with EnergyNet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.
 
 
This year's AEF was hosted at London's newest landmark, the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London 22nd– 24th June. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.
 
Five major deals and mergers took place onsite in London, indicating the market position of AEF as a legitimate deal-making platform. Such activities also demonstrate the real achievements of our partners working on the continent over the last decade, as more and more projects reach financial close and begin to light up homes across the continent.
 
 
 
Watch the highlights from the Africa Energy Forum 2016 in London
 
 
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.

Join the 2017 mailing list

The Off the Grid Club

EnergyNet launched the Off the Grid Club at the Africa Energy Forum 2016- a new membership programme developed to bring together credible off grid technology providers, financiers and regional leaders to invest in and develop reliable and scalable power solutions for Africa. The programme provides a platform for members to form partnerships, giving them the opportunity to scale up their products and bring them to market more quickly. We are currently looking to grow the members of the club to enhance our off grid community. To find out more or to become a member of the Club, please email OTGC@energynet.co.uk
 
To celebrate the launch, African artists came together to perform in a special gig to raise awareness of the importance of energy access. The gig was organised in partnership with Shake Your Power, one of the Founding Members of the Club. Music was used as a way of communicating to and uniting the audience, and to recognise how commercial off grid solutions can play a significant role in electrifying Africa. To find out more, visit the Club website
 
 
 
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

Background image: Bokpoort CSP – Star Struck Power Block: accredited to Angel Diego (Bokpoort EPC Consortium)

Important Note:  Please note EnergyNet operates independently from any other events organisations. You can view EnergyNet’s full list of  team members on our website on http://www.energynet.co.uk/team. If you are contacted by anyone who is not listed on our website as an EnergyNet team member they are not connected to EnergyNet or working with EnergyNet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Speakers at the Africa Energy Forum

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

 

 

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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.
 
*Please note we have now sold out of rooms at the Intercontinental O2 hotel. Please contact us to see a hotel map of the area.
 
 
 
 
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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.

ERM

Sustainability 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).

Total

Lead Sponsor 

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.

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

 

Cummins

Lead Sponsor 

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.

Standard Bank

Lead Sponsor

Standard Bank aims to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa with a deep specialisation in natural resources.  Our differentiator is our long-term commitment to Africa, our home, underpinned by a heritage of 153 years on the continent.

As a leading African emerging markets bank; we have the experience, skills and relationships to assist our clients to negotiate in often challenging and complex financial and regulatory cross-border environments in Africa and beyond. Our specialist teams in Johannesburg, London and Beijing are experienced in securing funding or refinancing of any power and infrastructure transaction, and in structuring solutions that ensure minimal risk and volatility.

As a leading bank in Africa, Standard Bank can advise its clients on transactions, whether from the perspective of an investor, contractor or equipment supplier.

Market Cap (GBP): 13bn
Stock Symbol: SBK
Listed on: Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Website: standardbank.com/CIB

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

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
 
 
 
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Lead Sponsor 

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.  
 
 
FMO

Lead Sponsor

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

CDC Group

Lead 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.
 
 
Vestas

Lead Sponsor

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,900 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 18,800 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and more than 69 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
 
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
 
Mainstream Renewable Power

Lead sponsor

Mainstream is an independent global developer with a proven track record in delivering large-scale wind and solar energy power plant to the world’s emerging economies.  It has over 8,500 megawatts in development globally and on the African continent its portfolio exceeds 5,000 megawatts across Egypt, Ghana and South Africa.   It has a further 600 megawatts under construction and pre financial close in Africa.
 
In 2014, Mainstream successfully delivered some of the continent’s first utility-scale wind and solar generation plants into commercial operation; the 138 megawatt Jeffreys Bay wind plant as well as two solar PV plants with a combined capacity of 100 megawatts in South Africa. With a global team of 140 specialised staff we are actively looking at opportunities in a number of African countries. 
 
 
 
Themis

Lead sponsor

Themis Energy (Themis) is an Abraaj Group project development company that develops energy projects in growth markets through early stage capital investment and the provision of structuring services. It operates within the wider Abraaj Energy Infrastructure Platform which invests across the entire life cycle of energy assets. Themis’ team comprises highly experienced infrastructure project developers, combining over 150 years of experience. While partnering with local, international or governmental entities, Themis drives all aspects of the project development process including the commissioning and supervision of technical and environmental studies, the securing of land rights and permits, the negotiation of bankable project documents (including concessions, PPAs and EPC contracts) and the sourcing of equity and debt financing. Themis operates under a strict risk framework which includes the use of stop-loss mechanisms. Themis’s current portfolio of projects under development exceeds 1,300 MW and includes clean gas, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass projects.
 
 
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).
 
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.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.

 

Karpowership

Strategic Partner 

Karpowership is a member of Karadeniz Energy Group, Istanbul, Turkey. The group is a pioneer in innovative energy projects for the last 20 years, with investments in domestic and international markets.
The group started its energy investments in 1996, and is the first private electricity exporter in Turkey. Today, the group owns and operates more than 3,000 MW installed capacity globally. 
 
Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership (floating power plant) fleet in the world. Since 2010, thirteen Powerships have been completed with total installed capacity exceeding 2,700 MW. Additional 4,500 MW of Powerships are either under construction or in the pipeline. 
Karpowership’s current fleet supplies 15% of Southern Iraq, 27% of Lebanon, 22% of Ghana, 16% of Zambia and 31% of North Sulawesi, Indonesia’s total electricity generation with four more Powerships scheduled to be deployed throughout Indonesian Archipelago in 2016. 
 
MAN Diesel

Sponsor

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

Jinko Solar

Sponsor

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar 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. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4.3 GW for solar modules. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and had connected approximately 1,006.6 MW of solar power projects to the grid.

JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico and 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile.

www.jinkosolar.com

 

Investec

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

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.

chintelectric.com

DNV-GL

Sponsor

 
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.
 
 
AIIM

Sponsor

With a thorough understanding of the African business environment, AIIM develops, advises and manages private equity infrastructure funds and has experience spanning a range of infrastructure asset classes.

The AIIM team manage and advise US$1.9 billion across six infrastructure funds adding value to investment activities through strategic, commercial, operational and financial expertise.

AIIM is a leading infrastructure equity investment manager in the African landscape providing compelling investment opportunities that seek to deliver superior returns for investors, while making a tangible contribution to local economies and communities.

AIIM is a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments, one of the largest alternative investment managers in Africa. For more information, please visit www.aiimafrica.com

Denham Capital

Sponsor

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.
 

 

Marubeni

Sponsor

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

Tetra Tech

Sponsor

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.

Synergy Consulting, Inc.

Sponsor

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.
 
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.
 
Barclays

Sponsor 

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).
 
 
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.

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.
 
Scatec Solar

Sponsor 

 
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW.
 
Currently, the company is producing electricity from 383 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and the US. Construction of additional 43 MW solar power plants in Jordan is under way. With an established global presence, the company is growing briskly with a project backlog and pipeline of more than 1.5 GW under development in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
 
Africa Development Bank

Sponsor 

The AfDB is a multilateral development bank whose shareholders comprise 54 African countries (regional member countries – RMCs) and 25 non-African countries (non-Regional Member Countries – non-RMCs). The Bank Group’s primary objective is to contribute to the sustainable economic development and social progress of its regional members, individually and jointly. This objective is met by financing a broad range of development projects and programs through: (i) public sector loans (including policy-based loans), private sector loans, guarantees and equity investments; (ii) providing technical assistance for institutional support projects and programs; and emergency assistance grants. The Bank Group approvals in 2013 amounted to USD 6.75 billion. Through its private sector window, the AfDB provides a range of financial products to the private sector to complement its traditional lending operations to Governments, including senior debt, subordinated debt, equity, guarantees, and technical assistance for viable projects. Private Sector project approvals as at end of July 2014 reached USD 13 billion. Infrastructure, especially energy, is the core of Private Sector Operations priorities.  

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.

Rand Merchant Bank

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.

Allen & Overy

Sponsor 

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

Sponsor 

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).
 
Off Grid Energy Ltd

Sponsor 

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. 
 
Herbert Smith Freehills

Associate Partner

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.

Clarke Energy

Associate Sponsor

Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in the engineering, installation and maintenance of reciprocating engine based power plants and gas engine compression stations. Our offering ranges from the supply of an engine, through to the turn-key installation of a multi-engine power plant. Our applications include combined heat and power (CHP) with natural gas, biogas, landfill gas and coal gas or high efficiency diesel-fuelled power generation. Clarke Energy has been operating in West Africa since 2002 when it supplied its 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.

White & Case

Associate Partner 

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).
 
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

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.

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

Partners

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.
 
ESI Africa

Media Partner

ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing. We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
 
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.
 
For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.
 

 

African Energy

Media Partner

Media partner 
 
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.

 

Africa Outlook Magazine

Media Partner

Media partner 
 
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. With content compiled by our experienced editorial team, complemented by an in-house design and production team ensuring delivery to the highest standards, we look to promote the latest in engaging news, industry trends and success stories from the length and breadth of Africa. 
The magazine is owned and published by Outlook Publishing, who also produces global business titles, Asia Outlook and Europe Outlook, providing a superb platform for advertisers and media partners who deserve the attention of Africa’s leading decision-makers, to showcase your services and place you in the hands of the continent’s most influential people.
 
For more information visit: www.africaoutlookmag.com/
Africa Capital Digest

Media Partner

Media partner 
 
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
Twitter: @afcdigest

 

inAfrica24

Media Partner

inAfrica24.com is a unique business website and an online Business Events Directory focused on Africa. Since 2013 we have been actively promoting important conferences, exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, with focus on investing in Africa. We are always on top of high-impact trends in business offering opportunities to our users to expand their businesses. 

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

Menas Associates

Media Partner

Menas Associates is a London-based strategic risk consultancy firm which helps companies make critical decisions in difficult operating environments. 
 
Besides our consultancy services we also have 15 regular country specific publications which analyse the political, security and business environment for foreign investors. Our leading analysts also answer clients’ specific questions in hour long confidential telephone consultancy calls. All the Menas experts focus on individual countries and have strong “on the ground” knowledge and contacts so we provide in-depth quality analysis.  
www.menas.co.uk/home.aspx
Construction Review

Media Partner

Media partner 

Construction Review, www.constructionreviewonline.com, is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry.

For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed 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.  The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.

Alternative Energy Africa

Media Partner

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.
African Business

Media Partner

African Business holds the title of bestselling pan-African business magazine and its award-winning team is widely respected for its editorial excellence. We provide the all-important tools enabling you to maintain a critical edge in a continent that is changing the world. Our special reports profile a wide range of sectors and industries including transport, energy, mining, construction, aviation and agriculture. For more information please visit http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/

 

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, Gold and Friday passes, allowing more flexibility for you to pick and choose the package that’s right for you.

What are the rates for AEF 2017?
 
Platinum pass: Back by popular demand, the Platinum AEF pass gives you access to Platinum agenda stream, the Aggreko Platinum Lounge, the Platinum Secretarial Service, all sessions and networking breaks throughout the Forum and the exhibition hall
 
Gold pass: This year's Gold pass gives access to all sessions and networking breaks and the exhibition hall. *No access to Platinum agenda stream, Aggreko lounge or Platinum Secretarial Service.
 
Friday pass: Based on feedback from previous meetings, we're introducing a one day pass at AEF this year which will give you access to all sessions and networking breaks taking place on Friday 9th June only, plus access to the exhibition hall on this day. *No access to Platinum agenda stream, Aggreko Platinum Lounge, Platinum Secretarial Service or any sessions or networking breaks taking place on the first two days of the Forum
 
 
  20th January 2017 24th February 2017 24th March 2017 21st April 2017 19th May 2017 Standard rate
Platinum pass £1,399 + VAT £1,599 + VAT £1,799 + VAT £1,999 + VAT £2,199 + VAT £2,399 + VAT
Gold pass £999 + VAT £1,249 + VAT £1,499 + VAT £1,749 + VAT £1,999+ VAT + VAT £2,249 + VAT
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Please note the following terms and conditions:

  • We are legally obliged to charge 25% Danish VAT on all delegate bookings
  • All early rates must be paid in full before the next pricing tier begins. Any outstanding early rate payments will be cancelled and delegates will be required to re-register at the higher rate.
  • Group booking discounts will start being applied to all pricing tiers as of 25th February. Group bookings must be made all at one time and cannot be extended to include additional delegates booked at a later date

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To find out more about how to get involved with the Africa Energy Forum 2017 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

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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.....

Africa Energy Forum 2016 Testimonials

 

Testimonials from some of our 2016 attendees!                   

 

"This is a deal making conference appropriate for people with projects and finance to connect with each other."

 

"Great event, great sponsors and good value for money."

 

"A fantastic and well run event which has provided our business excellent and real opportunities to build valuable contacts to develop future projects."

 

"Great opportunity to see all key stakeholders associated with the African power sector in one venue."

 

"Great opportunity to network with a pretty well balanced mix of all the key players in the Power Africa arena."

 

"Well organised, best energy focused event for Africa"

 

"Excellent networking, excellent platform for business in Africa."

 

"Best event this year delivered engaging dialog with our customers."

 

"Meeting point for Africa energy stector decision-makers."

 

"Global networking opportunity."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

AEF Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to maximise your exposure at next year's AEF in Copenhagen, 7-9th 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
 
David Green
Regional Director: North Africa
Tel: +44 (0)207 384 7973 

 

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