Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)
18th June 2013 - 20th June 2013
Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)
18th June 2013 - 20th June 2013
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 15th year, the Africa Energy Forum has established its reputation as the annual meeting place for Africa’s power executives.
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Africa Energy Forum 2013
The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the annual meeting place where global players from the energy industry meet with African governments, utilities and regulators to engage in dialogue aimed at collectively driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector. It is held in a different European city every year, enabling international investors to easily meet with Africa’s key stakeholders.
The Africa Energy Forum has an established reputation for delivering valuable content combined with the highest standards of service and care. It is this reputation which has enabled AEF to retain a loyal annual following of delegates, sponsors and partners as well as attracting consistent growth every year from new business markets.
Where is the growth in the power sector? What is the preferred fuel choice? Who will provide power? How will power expansion be financed? AEF’s programme invites experts to examine the recent success in the African power sector and puts participants face to face with government officials, CEOs and experts to analyse policies and investment decisions in country focused meetings.
All the players in the industry attend. If you want to meet new or old clients and make business deals, you have to attend the Africa Energy Forum. The AEF Exhibition has become noted for its effectiveness for networking - It is where the business is done, where the participants socialize.
AEF brings 75% of Africa together under one roof, providing a unique platform to discuss the continent's power sector as opposed to individual African countries. Over 130 CEOs and 750 international financiers and partners in the energy sector attended AEF 2012.
French simultaneous interpretation will be available in the Plenary Room only during the conference.
We are delighted to announce the following high profile speakers at the Africa Energy Forum 2013. 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.
Now in its 15th year, the Africa Energy Forum is the pre-eminent platform to address over 750 international energy partners and investors. Please contact Bruno Cockburn Bruno.Cockburn@EnergyNet.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7384 8072 to enquire about the speaking options available at Africa Energy Forum 2013.
Minister of Energy
Born in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, Salvador Namburete speaks Portuguese, English, French (fair), as well as some national languages.
Minister of Energy
Ministry of Energy, South Africa
Dipuo Peters is the South African Minister of Energy. She was previously Premier of the Northern Cape Provincial Government. She was also member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature. Peters was Secretary of Women's Affairs at ANC Youth League. She is an ANC member and plays a role in the Women's League National Executive Committee.
Minister of Mines & Energy
Minister of Energy & Mines
Minister of Energy and Water
Emma Françoise Isumbingabo is in charge of Water and Energy in the Ministry of Infrastructure and probably the youngest member of Cabinet. Emma Françoise Isumbingabo, 35, holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently doing her PhD in the same field.
Before joining Cabinet, she worked at EWSA (Electricity, Water and Sanitation Authority) and taught at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
Minister of Petroleum
Energy & Mines
Deputy Minister of Mines & Energy
Honourable Willem Isaacks was born on the 31st July 1969 at Tses village in Berseba Constituency in Karas Region. He started his primary school at Gainachas in 1976, and proceeded to Berseba for the Junior Secondary School; and J A Nel Senior Secondary School where he completed standard 10 in 1988. He was one of the students who supported NANSO during apartheid. He supported SWAPO party to rise against Bantu and Afrikaans being taught at school, and as a result he was expelled from the school with other pupils. However, the expulsion did not stop him from furtherance of his political career for the benefit of the Namibia liberation struggle.
Minister of Investment and Int.Cooperation
Riadh Bettaieb was born on January 3rd, 1961 in Ben Gardane - a coastal town in southeastern Tunisia near the border with Libya. Bettaieb graduated from the National School of Engineers, and joined the center-right Islamist movement, Ennahda, in 1979.
Minister of Water, Energy &Minerals
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.
Minister of Energy & Petroleum
Mr. Shilamba has more than fourteen years’ experience in the electricity sector. During the period 1990 to 2000 Mr. Shilamba worked for the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He first started as an Electrical Engineer and was later promoted to the position of Deputy Director Electricity in 1992 and Director Energy in 1997.
As Head of the Energy Directorate Mr. Shilamba's responsibilities in the Ministry included the regulation, strategic and development planning of the energy sector, including hydrocarbons, electricity, renewables and tradition sources of energy. He was also involved in the management and planning of key electricity projects including the rural electrification program, Hydropower and the Kudu gas project developments. Mr. Shilamba was one of the architects for the development of the energy policy, the process that culminated in the adoption by Parliament of the Energy White paper in 1998 and the subsequent process for the restructuring of the electricity market and distribution sector. He also played an important role in the development of the electricity legislation, the process which culminated in the creation of the ECB in July 2000.
His present regulatory responsibilities include regulation of quality of supply and service standards, market development and licensees compliance monitoring. Mr. Shilamba serves on the boards of Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings (NPTH) and Mobile Telecommunication Ltd (MTC).
Chairman and CEO
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Sam Amadi was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on the 22nd of December, 2010 alongside six other commissioners (drawn from six geo-political zones of the country), after which he resumed office as Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
Dr. Amadi is a lawyer and an established expert in the area of high level regional and international strategic and policy initiatives in a wide array of institutions both governmental and non-governmental.
A 1992 Law graduate of the University of Calabar, he acquired a Ph.D and LL.M in 2004 and 2001 respectively from the prestigious Harvard Law School, Cambridge - Massachusetts. He also holds an M.P.A from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, Cambridge - Massachesetts.
National Oil Corporation of Kenya
Sumayya Hassan-Athmani is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from Lancaster University, a Master of Laws degree in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol, UK and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Single Buyer Office Manager
Eskom, South Africa
Yousuf was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He attended the University of Witwatersrand “WITS” and graduated with a B.S. degree in Quantity Surveying in 1994. He joined ESKOM in 1996 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Majuba Power Station a 4110 MW coal fired power plant at the time when the plant was being built and commissioned. Yousuf then moved to head office and was appointed as Senior Advisor to Generation Division. Yousuf has spent the last 14 years in the electricity sector in South Africa, he currently heads the Single Buyer Office which has the responsibility of procuring energy from all Independent Power Producers (IPPs) inclusive of Renewable Energy Producers.
During his tenor in the electricity sector he spent 2 years at City Power, City of Johannesburg and was instrumental in the awarding and conclusion of the first ever IPP (Kelvin Power Station) in South Africa, a 700MW coal plant. Yousuf has many achievements during the period but the one that stands out was the City Power Chairman’s Award received in 2002.
Yousuf is married to Ayesha and they have three children, ages 6, 12 and 16. He has a passion for sports and currently plays indoor soccer, league tennis and trail running. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest peak and has completed two “Comrades Ultra Marathon’s” a 90km race.
Senior Project Advisor
National Treasury, SA
Karen Breytenbach is a Senior Project Advisor in the Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) Unit of the National Treasury of South Africa and Head of the Finance Desk. The National Treasury PPP Unit has a dual role as the regulator of PPPs and the provider of technical assistance to national, provincial departments and local government, as well as public entities.
Currently, Karen is involved in the renewable energy procurement programme from independent power producers as well as other infrastructure procurement initiatives in the country.
Energy & Water Utilities Regulatory Authority, Tanzania
Mr. Masebu has served as the Director General and member of the Board of Directors of EWURA since January 2006.
Managing Director & CEO
Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited
Director of Thermal Generation
Volta River Authority
Mr Badger leads the strategic management effort in the operation and maintenance of the VRA thermal generation asset portfolio which is made up of 3 different technologies (GE, Siemens, Pratt & Whitney) and total of about 580 MW installed capacity and at 2 different geographical locations in Ghana. He also collaborates with other engineers, financial analysts and lawyers in structuring service agreements and carrying out engineering development and procurement of new capacities to augment the generation assets for Ghana.
President and CEO
Peter Kieran is the President of CPCS, a speciality firm providing strategic advisory services in transportation, energy and urban development.
Since 1990, Peter has been working with international financial institutions, as well numerous governments, to develop new approaches to structural reform and encouragement of private investment in power and other critical infrastructure. He has provided policy direction to national governments in over 25 countries on infrastructure.
Peter has been responsible for leading large multi-disciplinary teams responsible for the successful private investment in railways and ports in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Jordan and Armenia.
His current major initiative is the privatization of the entire publicly owned power sector in Nigeria. CPCS is the lead transaction advisor for the sale of two hydro-electric companies, four existing gas-fired generating companies and eleven regional electricity distribution companies. The transactions are on schedule and expected to close in August 2013. CPCS is also the lead transaction advisor for the sale of ten brand new gas-fired generating companies that is just getting underway. The total value of the transactions is approximately $8 billion.
He holds a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard University.
Baker & McKenzie
Scott Brodsky is an energy and projects specialist in the Johannesburg office of Baker & McKenzie, where he is also Co-Managing Partner. He has more than two decades of experience advising sponsors, project companies, financiers, governments and financial advisors on projects in Africa, the United Kingdom, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Indian sub-continent and Asia. He has advised on a broad range of projects in the power, renewables, oil and gas, transport and other infrastructure sectors. Scott is described as 'immensely talented' in the 2011 UK Legal 500 guide, where he is ranked for power (including renewables) projects and work in emerging markets.
Manager: Infrastructure Reform
Anton Eberhard is a Professor at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation at the Graduate School of Business. His research and teaching focuses on the restructuring and regulation of the electricity and water sectors, investment challenges, and linkages to sustainable development. He has worked in the energy sector for more than 30 years and was the founding Director of the Energy and Development Research Centre. Prof Eberhard is a Foundation Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and currently serves on the country’s National Planning Commission. Previously he served for seven years on the Board of the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa. In 2012, he received the SA National Energy Association’s award for an outstanding and sustained contribution to the enhancement of the South African energy environment. Prof Eberhard has more than 100 peer reviewed publications to his credit and has undertaken numerous assignments (both locally and abroad) for governments, utilities, regulatory authorities, donor and multi-lateral agencies and private sector companies.
General Manager: Low Carbon Electricity
Sasol New Energy
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Arturo Herrero is the Chief Marketing Officer of JinkoSolar Holding Company, Ltd.
Mr. Herrero joined Jinko Solar as Chief Strategy Officer in March 2010 to help Jinko to be successfully listed in New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he worked since 2006 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trina Solar Limited, helping also the company to be listed in the NYSE. He served Trina Solar from August 2006 to February 2010. From 2002 to July 2006, Mr. Herrero held several positions with BP Solar, most recently as Global Procurement Manager. Mr. Herrero received his degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, as well as his degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnics University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. He received his Master’s degree in Marketing from Institute Superior de Marketing in Barcelona, Spain.
Principal: Head of Power and Energy
Omar Vajeth is currently the Head of Power and Energy for Absa (a Member of Barclays). He has been at Absa since 2006 and has worked on various power projects across sub-Saharan Africa. These include projects such as the Bujagali Hydro Project in Uganda, Rabai Power in Kenya, various renewable power projects and working with utilities such as KPLC, CEC, EDM and Eskom. Previously he worked in the South African electricity industry across the Generation, Transmission and Distribution sectors. Whilst at the National Electricity Regulator, Omar worked on regulation of the electricity industry pertaining specifically to pricing applications, licensing, development of the National Integrated Resource Plan, and development of legislation impacting the Electricity Industry. He started his career in 1996 at Eskom and his experience includes roles as a power systems engineer, as well as Transmission Capital Investment Manager involved in the sanctioning of large Transmission Capital Projects. At Accenture Omar led the financial workstream for the Electricity Distribution Restructuring Project at Eskom. Omar holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, as well as degrees in Electrical Engineering and Law.
Co-President, Managing Partner
Denham Capital Management
Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co-President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s Power & Renewables team. Denham has backed the successful development of numerous power projects across the globe, from wind and solar in South Africa to coal-fired in the Philippines. Denham’s projects have won Thomson Reuters Project Finance International Power Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year, Euromoney Project Finance Magazine APAC Power Deal of the Year and European Solar Deal of the Year. Prior to joining Denham, Scott was President and CEO of Waypoint Energy, Managing Partner at The Chatham Group, President and CEO of Covanta Energy Corporation, and President of Ogden Energy. Scott received a Bachelor Arts, Honors Program, from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
Joseph Tato is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Finance group. Mr. Tato regularly represents independent power producers, equity investors, project sponsors, financial institutions and governments in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, LNG, water and wastewater, telecommunications, waste management and other infrastructure projects in Africa. He also represents sponsors and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and workouts in the energy and infrastructure areas.
Before joining DLA Piper, Mr. Tato was chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Global Project Finance and Infrastructure Group as well as chair of its Africa Practice Group.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Mr. Tato for his Project & Energy practice in Africa.
Mr. Tato frequently lectures at conferences sponsored by the Africa Energy Forum, the Pan African Energy Congress, the International Project Finance Association and the International Private Water Association. He is a member of the US-South Africa Business Forum steering committee.
Energy Sector Specialist
Bernhard van Meeteren works with The Netherlands Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO ('Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.'). Within FMO he and his team focus on providing financing for energy projects with an emphasis on the Least Developed Countries and on Renewable Energy. The team is considered to be one of the main players in arranging and providing financing for energy and infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010 the FMO team received the Africa Energy Award for Best Financial Support to the Power Industry in Africa, while Bernhard was runner-up for the 2010 Award for Leading Africa Energy Personality.
Mr. van Meeteren joined FMO in 2002 after working 16 years with ABN Amro Bank and ING Bank, mainly in Project Finance and Global Relationship Management. He holds a MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.
Director of Business Development
Kim is holding a degree both in business administration from St. Gallen, Switzerland and in Electrical Engineering from Copenhagen University, Denmark as well as financing training from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
As a true international business executive, Kim has lived 20+ years outside his native Denmark, in countries like Switzerland, Germany, China, Taiwan and Tanzania. Kim sell and develops natural gas, HFO, diesel, solar and wind power generation projects as well as electrical transmission and distribution projects all over the world mainly in Asia and the Middel East, and in particular during the last decade on the African continent, with large scale projects now in successful operation in North-, East- and West Africa.
Director, Sales and Tendering Middle East & Africa
Jorge Martinez is the Director of Sales & Tendering for Middle-East and Africa at Alstom Wind, where he leads the commercial strategy and business development activities in the region.
Jorge has developed an international career, having covered different functions in the areas of R&D, project management, new product development and sales / business development across different countries and industry sectors.
He has an extensive experience in the automotive industry and since joining Alstom in 2008, he managed the commercial activities in Latin America and Northern Europe, where he successfully led the entry into three new key regions and acquired a valuable exposure to emerging markets.
Jorge is a Mechanical Engineer and is currently completing a MSc degree in Political Science. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.
VP Product Management & Operations, MEA
Alexis de Beaumont graduated in 1997 at ESSCA, a business school in France. He began his career in the Industrial Power Plant business of Alstom in 1998 in Bangalore, India. In 2005 he joined the Strategy team of the Power Sector of Alstom, with a special focus on renewable markets.
Senior Energy and Engine Specialist
Jacob Klimstra Consultancy
Jacob Klimstra studied electrical, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering. He worked for 29 years at the research laboratory of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie on pulsating combustion, vibration-based diagnostics and reciprocating machines. From 1993 to early 2000, Jacob was Head of Department of Industrial Gas Applications at Gasunie Research. Jacob received the Richard Way Memorial Prize for his Ph.D. thesis, the Van Oostrom Meyjes Prize from The Royal Netherlands Institution of Gas Engineers and 5 Oral Presentation Awards a well as the Distinguished Speaker Award from SAE. In September 2000, he received the ICE Division Speaker Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Senior Underwriter, Energy and Mining
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Mr. Jason Lu, a Chinese national, is a Senior Underwriter at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of The World Bank Group. Since joining MIGA in early 2005, Mr. Lu has worked on a broad range of energy infrastructure projects worldwide, such as Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda and KivuWatt methane gas to power project in Rwanda, and built significant experience in handling complex projects and advising clients on risk mitigation and credit enhancement to support their investment and financing needs in emerging markets.
Mr. Lu joined MIGA with broad experience in project finance and credit risk management. He started his banking career with Bank of America in its Global Project Finance Group in 1996 where he was responsible for transaction structuring and execution with focus on power and energy projects in the United States and Latin Americas. He then moved to ABB Energy Capital as Vice President with responsibilities for renewable energy financing in the United States. He also worked at State Street Bank and Trust Company specializing in credit risk and portfolio management.
Mr. Lu holds graduate degrees from Yale University (MBA), Central European University (Prague), and China’s Peking University.
Frontier Markets Fund Managers
Douglas Bennet is the Deputy Head, GuarantCo within Frontier Markets Fund Managers (“FMFM”). FMFM is the advisor to two infrastructure funds (GuarantCo and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund) aimed at financing infrastructure in the developing world. Douglas started his career as a structured and project finance lawyer, advising both developers and lenders on similar transactions to those currently encountered. Following a period with the Dutch development bank, FMO, he joined FMFM and now has over 15 years emerging market experience, particularly in Africa. Douglas’ main focus is on structuring and developing transactions for GuarantCo, which provides guarantees to help stimulate local currency financing of infrastructure projects and is backed by the Governments of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.
Investment Officer, Infrastructures and Mines
Alan Follmar joined Proparco’s Infrastructure Division in 2010 as a Senior Investment Officer where he has been focusing on power projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His experience spans conventional combined cycle, wind, hydro, and solar thermal plants with structures that include pure private sector non-recourse loans, public-private partnerships, and hybrid project-corporate financings. As a former investment banking relationship manager for Barclays Capital and Natixis, Mr. Follmar has extensive capital markets and corporate finance experience within the utilities and electric equipment sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in aeronautics and a Masters in Business Administration from HEC in Paris.
Head of Project Finance
Frontier Markets Fund Managers
Orli has more than fifteen years’ experience in various roles mainly in project and structured finance roles within banks and advisory firms. She has successfully raised capital from Donors countries and debt financing from commercial banks and DFIs.
Current Position: Head of Project Finance, Frontier Markets Fund Managers; heading the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund a dedicated debt fund for Sub-Saharan Africa, set up by international development ministries of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. Managing a team of professionals which develops and arranges financing proposals for projects and corporates across a variety of industries in Emerging Markets in particular Sub-Saharan Africa.
Previously: senior management roles at Ernst & Young and Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) Project Finance, were I was responsible for a variety of projects in the EMEA region; lecturer in econometrics and applied economics.
Educated in the London School of Economics, holds a master degree in economics.
Chief Investment Officer
Isabel Marques de Sa, Chief Investment Officer at the IFC has over 30 years of experience developing projects for companies, governments and multilateral institutions in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors. At IFC, she has worked extensively in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia in the power, water, mining and real estate sectors. Among projects she led can be mentioned privatization of Coelce (Brazil), Moatize Coal Mine (Mozambique), Panama Pacifico Special Economic Zone (Panama), and Monrovia Performance Based Management Contract (Liberia)
Rand Merchant Bank
Daniel is a senior member of Rand Merchant Bank’s Infrastructure Finance team, based in Johannesburg. Prior to joining RMB in 2010, Daniel worked at Standard Bank for over 8 years, where he concentrated on process, power and oil & gas opportunities. At RMB, Daniel’s primary focus is on the energy sector (power, renewable energy, oil & gas) both in South Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, offering financial advisory, arranging and underwriting services, as well as funding across the risk spectrum from senior debt to mezzanine finance and preference shares.
Daniel has closed transactions acting in the role of lead arranger on the Sasol Natural Gas Project, advisor and arranger to MTN Nigeria, and lead arranger for the acquisition financing to enable the Government of Mozambique to purchase gas assets. In addition, Daniel has recently closed the 75MW Lesedi and 75MW Letsatsi solar PV projects, as well as the 100MW KaXu CSP trough project, all in South Africa
The Risk Advisory Group
Walter Courage is one of the founding members of The Risk Advisory Group and is a Director.
His career was spent in the army which he joined from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1961. He retired in 1996 with the rank of Major General. Much of his service was spent in Germany, interspaced with postings to UK, Canada and Libya. Whilst in Germany, he commanded his regiment, followed by the 4th Armoured Brigade. This was followed by a full tour as Chief of Staff of the United Nations Force in Cyprus and then back to Germany as head External Affairs Division
He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) for his work in negotiating the initial phases of the withdrawal of the British Forces from Germany and for his contribution to Anglo-German cooperation. He finished his army career as Director General Territorial Army, which at the time contained 58,000 men and women.
He is a Transatlantic Board Member of British American Business Inc and chairman of the EMEA Forum. He is also a trustee of Shotover Estate, Director, Courage Underwriting Limited and a consultant to an airline.
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We are delighted to announce that the Africa Energy Forum 2013 is taking place in the prestigious Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB).
A truly exceptional meeting or event deserves an exceptional space. Designed by prestigious Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo, the Convention Centre was conceived to maximise the use of natural light.
The Centre is a highly versatile and multifunctional space facing the Mediterranean, offering 38 well-lit rooms across 3 floors and 2 mezzanines. Two spaces stand out: the enormous Exhibition Hall, which can be laid out in a modular way into 8 separate spaces, and the Banquet Hall, which gives spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Imagine a modern space of 100,000 m2 facing the sea, equipped with the latest technology, offering an impressive range of top-quality services – and all this in one of modern Barcelona’s most privileged locations, a city that numbers amongst the world’s most sought-after destinations. There is no better place to hold your upcoming event!
This expansive, unique space came into being with the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, with the goal of welcoming congresses, conventions, exhibitions and official events on the highest level from around the globe. Its innovative features, unmistakable architecture, cutting-edge technology and sustainable event management, combined with its superb location facing the Mediterranean, make the CCIB an outstanding venue.
The architecture of the CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona – comprises the Convention Centre and Forum Auditorium, which are linked by an underground corridor. Since their inauguration, these two spaces have provided the setting for highly memorable events, welcoming more than 3 million visitors to over 600 events of all types, organised by local, national and international institutions, corporations and associations.
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The World Bank is reporting that a third of countries in Africa have grown by at least 6% in the last year. A reliable and affordable power supply is essential in order to maintain this buoyant growth. However, it is estimated that power outages cost African economies, on average, the equivalent of 2% GDP. These shortcomings in the power sector threaten Africa’s long-term economic development. What steps are being taken to remove this obstacle to growth?
The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the biggest and most important event on African power which brings all the major players in the industry to the same place at the same time. AEF brings 75% of Africa together under one roof, providing a unique platform to discuss the continent's power sector.
Rather than focus on ideological discussions on public versus private investment or renewable energy versus fossil fuels, the Africa Energy Forum provides all key stakeholders - African governments, utility executives, development finance institutions, development partners and the private sector, an opportunity to discuss how they can work together to close Africa's current power gap and meet its projected demand.
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.
The AEF exhibition is the hub of the Forum where investors can promote their products and services and discuss how best to overcome current challenges faced within the market. Country specific briefings provide intimate, in-depth discussions and allow for direct engagement with government officials, CEOs and head of utilities.
Hopes are high that AEF Barcelona will represent the turning point where the foundations for a growing African power sector are identified. This year’s Forum will examine the increasing number of private power projects that are reaching financial closure in Africa. Where is this stream of power projects? What government messages and programmes are attracting investors? What will be the demand for power to sustain the economic growth rates projected for many African countries? The opportunities and challenges provide an exciting future for those engaged in Africa’s power market.
As a pioneer in developing wind and solar energy plants, it is no surprise that some of the biggest developers of renewable energy projects in South Africa are Spanish. Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, promotes itself as a link between Africa and Europe and provides the African power industry with an exciting meeting place.
Aggreko is the world leader in the supply of temporary power rentals and has been active in Africa for over fifteen years. Currently Aggreko is operating large scale power-projects in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Uganda, Angola, Ivory Coast and Tanzania. With 165 world-wide locations, including four depots in South 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.
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A global leader in fast-track turnkey power solutions, APR Energy’s mission is to solve its customers’ interim and dedicated power needs, anywhere in the world. We leverage state-of-the art mobile technology and industry-leading expertise to provide utility and industrial customers with cost-effective turnkey plants that are mobile, customisable, and scalable. By supplying customers with reliable power when and where they need it, we keep businesses and communities running. With a global network of regional hubs, proven fast-track deployment and installation processes, readily available access to inventory, and proprietary modular plant designs, we can have a plant deployed and running within days or weeks—often within 30 days or less.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Our global team of over 250 dedicated energy lawyers has a long track-record of successfully delivering first-rate legal services to organizations operating in the sector. We serve clients operating in the power, oil and gas, renewable, nuclear, carbon markets, climate change and water markets.
Alongside energy companies, our clients include project sponsors, corporations, developers, financial institutions, governments, utilities and regulatory bodies. We provide key strategic advice on planning, development, financing and permitting matters, as well as legislative, political and regulatory issues.
We have a thorough understanding of the geographical, commercial and geopolitical factors that shape and impact the industry, and, through our worldwide network, we have access to key contacts, sponsors and decision makers, ensuring we are always on your side to assist.
Barclays Capital, a leading South African investment bank, recognizes the vital role Power plays as a catalyst to energy investment, industrial development and economic growth.Our combined knowledge and extensive experience enables us to deliver on our mandates and meet the demanding expectations of all our stakeholders.
Mapna Group is an Iranian enterprise which operates in the area of construction and development of thermal power plants under EPC scheme, independent power plants (IPP), oil and gas as well as rail traction projects. Since its incorporation in 1993, Mapna Group has contributed to the engineering, manufacture of equipment and construction of power plants within the framework of commissioned, under construction and prospect projects scheduled to generate a total of 52000MW of electricity and constituting 86% of Iran's installed power plants capacity
Plenary Session Sponsor
Wärtsilä is a leading supplier of power plants for the decentralized power generation market and for the oil & gas industry. Our product portfolio consists of power plants, solutions for oil & gas industry and related support services.
We deliver more than 2000 MW of dependable power plants every year. Utilities and Independent power producers use our 1…300 MW power plants to generate power to the grids in the developing world, on islands and in remote areas. These plants are flexible to follow the actual load and produce the necessary electricity. Due to very high simple cycle efficiency on part and full load, they can provide very competitive power regulation and spinning reserve services to large grids, which both require operation on partial load.
These very same plants can be used for peaking services during peak electricity demand hours. Due to the high efficiencies and consequential low generation costs, our power plants create more revenues for its operators. The main fuel can be gas, LFO, HFO or a multi-fuel combination of these.
Baker & McKenzie has been global from its inception. We are the world's largest law firm in revenue terms and among the most international, having 70 offices in 43 countries. We offer clients the uncompromising commitment to excellence and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving — as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm. This commitment is the reason we have more leading lawyers listed in more countries in the Chambers Global Directory than any other firm. Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising on projects in Africa, particularly in the energy and natural resources sectors.
Our multidisciplinary Africa Practice includes more than 50 lawyers working in Johannesburg, London, Paris, Cairo, Beijing, Chicago, Washington DC, Frankfurt and Sydney. Our team is composed of dedicated lawyers who advise extensively on the development, financing, operation and maintenance of a range of energy projects in Africa. We advise sponsors, contractors, investors and banks and as a result have a deep understanding of the market and key commercial issues in energy projects.
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Nedbank Capital is the investment banking arm of Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Our full spectrum investment banking offering stretches from debt advisory and long-term project financing to equity trading and research. Nedbank Capital is based at the Group’s head office in Johannesburg, South Africa with large operational centres in Durban and Cape Town, as well as offices in London, Toronto, Namibia and Angola.
Our dedicated energy team has successfully concluded limited recourse finance deals within the electricity, oil & gas and biofuels sectors, both internationally and within Africa. The team’s mandate follows a full sector approach and includes financing to parastatals and corporates within the energy sector.
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.
GuarantCo credit enhances local currency debt and bond finance for private, municipal and parastatal entities wishing to invest in infrastructure projects, including power projects, in lower income developing countries, principally in Africa and Asia. The objective is to help projects in poorer countries avoid reliance on hard currency financing by building capacity in their domestic markets to deliver viable and sustainable infrastructure financing solutions. By utilising local currency financing, the foreign exchange risk between the local revenues and hard currency financing are also avoided.
GuarantCo is one of a number of companies owned by the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a coalition of like-minded official aid donors including DFID from the UK, SECO from Switzerland, DGIS from the Netherlands and Sida from Sweden and is further backed by Barclays, FMO and KfW.
TCX is a special purpose fund established for the primary purpose of absorbing currency risk associated with financing investments in emerging markets. Investors in the fund include major development banks, multilaterals and microfinance investment funds. The fund focuses on currencies and maturities not covered by regular market providers.
Currency risk associated with hard currency lending to energy projects in emerging markets can introduce substantial risk, uncertainty and additional cost to developers, utilities and end-users. Through the provision of market risk management products to its investors and their investees, TCX offers the ability to mitigate these negative impacts.
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Rooted in Africa with strategic representation in key sub-Saharan and other emerging markets, Standard Bank is a bank with a global reach. The holding company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and listed on the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited as Standard Bank Group Limited. It has a footprint which now spans 17 countries across the African continent, including South Africa, and 13 countries outside Africa, including China and Brazil, which are key to our cross border strategy and success.
Standard Bank's Corporate & Investment Banking division offers its clients banking, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to connect selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other. It has specific global sectoral expertise, particularly in natural resources, with value propositions in: mining and metals; oil and gas; power and infrastructure; and telecoms and media.
Symbion Power is an American power construction company working primarily in Africa. With offices in South Africa, Nigeria, and Tanzania, Symbion builds, owns, and operates electrical power infrastructure across the continent. Symbion specializes in the development of turnkey electric power systems, including power stations, extra high voltage transmission lines, distribution lines, substations, and switchyards. Symbion takes a unique approach to delivering electrical infrastructure works. Through our Symbion Power Training Centers, we work closely with local communities to develop a local labor force capable of executing our projects. Symbion’s training centers are a critical element of our operations and underscore our commitment to capacity-building and training. Symbion is led by Chief Executive Officer Paul Hinks and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
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.
AGCS has expanded into sub-Saharan Africa via a new centre of competence for African business under ‘AGCS of Africa’ company. Our main focus will be to expand our business not only in South Africa, but throughout the rest of the continent. We’ll concentrate on energy and infrastructure projects, as well as investing in talent and resources. AGCS offer our clients global business insurance through a comprehensive service range including property, financial lines, engineering, marine cargo and general aviation insurance and claims service, as well as alternative risk transfer from our Johannesburg office. We also provide access to all complementary products and services of the Allianz Group – via its network in over 150 countries - as well as specialist risk consulting support.
AGCS in Africa is part of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, the Allianz centre of expertise for global business insurance and large corporate and specialty risks. Our AGCS SA team is a continuation of AGCS’s strategy of developing local teams in core client markets to focus on major corporate and specialist risks.
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RMB Investment Banking Infrastructure Finance 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.
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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction, and technical services addressing the resource management and infrastructure markets. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, the environment, and energy.
Tetra Tech is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ Symbol: TTEK) with annual revenues of more than US$2.29 billion and more than 12,000 employees in 300 offices throughout the world. Our Corporate Office is located in Pasadena, California USA. Tetra Tech provides comprehensive and fully-integrated environmental, engineering, and construction services throughout all phases of energy projects — from the planning and development phase through licensing, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.
In the energy sector, Tetra Tech are focused on:
- Improving corporate governance and commercialization of state-owned energy companies
- Establishing competition in energy markets through market-opening and gradual liberalization
- Strengthening utility management and operations to underpin efficiency, quality of service and financial sustainability
- Increasing private sector participation in the energy sector
- Strengthening and expanding the electricity networks to maximize the benefits of electricity trading
- Supporting generation, transmission, and distribution projects through a full range of financial instruments
- Introducing clean energy programs and renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions
Arup Energy is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants we provide a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world and work across the whole energy supply chain, from supply demand and generation to demand consumption, including the connecting infrastructure. We have a reputation for delivering innovative solutions which address the global challenges of climate change and natural resource depletion. Our strength lies in taking a whole-systems approach to resource management for the benefit of industry, the environment, and society.
For over 30 years Arup has been active in the feasibility assessment, development, design, construction, commissioning, sale and acquisition of power generation and related infrastructure projects throughout the world. Over the last 15 years, Arup has developed a proven track record as leaders in the development of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) projects, including: hydro, solar, wind and bio-energy. Through the extensive capability of our integrated, multidisciplinary teams, the firm has provided engineering design, business and power consulting services on more than 100GW of power plant projects in over 20 countries.
The EIB is the European Union's bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.
As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, we provide finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of our activity is focused on Europe but we also implement the financial aspects of the EU's external and development policies.
• Lending: The vast majority of our financing is through loans, but we also offer guarantees, microfinance, equity investment, etc.
• Blending: Our support helps us unlock financing from other sources, particularly from the EU budget. This is blended together to form the full financing package.
• Advising: Lack of finance is often only one barrier to investment. We can help with administrative and project management capacity which facilitates investment
In the ACPs and OCTs, where we been an active development partner since 1963 and 1968 respectively, our financing activities are aimed at supporting local private sector development, improving social and economic infrastructure and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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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.
ENS is Africa’s largest law firm with established offices, and a growing footprint, across sub-Saharan Africa. ENS's offering to clients is unique, in that the firm is focussed on Africa. Whether dealing with the complexity of a multi-jurisdictional project, or the establishment of a start-up business in one African country, ENS's localised experience and expertise, ensures that clients obtain the benefit of scale and scope when doing business in Africa. By the firm operating as "one team" which is fully integrated across African borders, ENS offers clients quality, cost-effective legal advice wherever they choose to do business on the continent.
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Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international integrated energy and petrochemicals company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 34 000 people working in 38 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and lower-carbon electricity.
About Sasol New Energy:
Sasol New Energy (SNE) was created to focus on new technologies that can be integrated with our core technologies to reduce Sasol’s GHG footprint. As part of our commitment to reduce carbon dioxide in our operations, SNE is looking into renewable and lower-carbon energy options such as solar, biofuels and biomass, as well as hydro and natural gas. Sasol New Energy has recently finalised the commissioning of a 140MW gas to power facility in Sasolburg. Sasol New Energy is developing additional gas-fired electricity generation in Mozambique, in partnership with the country’s state-owned power utility, EDM. The final investment decision for that project was taken at the end of 2012.
SJ Berwin LLP is one of the largest international corporate law firms with more than 500 lawyers including 160 partners in 11 offices in Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. We are client focused, entrepreneurial and known for being dynamic and committed to excellence. The firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Group draws on its multidisciplinary expertise to advise energy companies, utilities, project developers, investors, regulators, governments and other energy industry participants across the globe, including most African countries. Our wealth of experience in the energy sector and extensive capability in funds, transactions, regulation, litigation, environment and climate change finance matters, positions us to deliver expert legal advice to the international energy and natural-resource markets. We frequently advise on the financing, development, construction and operation for a wide range of projects, including conventional power generation, renewables, upstream and downstream oil & gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), petrochemicals, networks and energy trading and retailing.
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Karpower International is an electricity generation and trade company actively operating in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. Karpower International is the first and only to develop and deploy its POWERSHIP fleet to global energy market. POWERSHIPs are barge or ship mounted floating power plants, delivering the most reliable mid-term power supply solution with an optimum cost. This solution helps the countries to have access to fast track reliable guaranteed electrical energy during the increased/seasonal demand or shortage of electricity. As of today, the company has an installed and contracted electricity generation capacity of 785 MWs via 5 POWERSHIPS in 2 countries and plans to increase its total installed capacity to 2,175 MWs through a fleet of 15 vessels by 2013.
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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.
PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 180,000 people in 158 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.
The Global Energy, Utilities and Mining group is the professional services leader in the international energy, utilities and mining community, advising clients through a global network of fully dedicated specialists.
The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) is the international development bank of the Netherlands. FMO invests risk capital in companies and financial institutions in developing countries. With an investment portfolio of over EUR 5,0 billion at year-end 2010, FMO is one of the largest bilateral private sector development banks worldwide. FMO's mission: to create flourishing enterprises, which can serve as engines of sustainable growth in their countries.
FMO offers a full range of financial instruments for the benefit of private companies and financial institutions in developing economies. FMO focuses on three sectors: finance, housing and energy (generation, transmission and distribution) with a further focus on renewable energy and projects in Least Developed Countries. Africa is the largest region in FMO’s portfolio.
Founded in 1964, EMCO LIMITED is one of India’s leading products and solutions provider up to 765 KV for power generation, transmission, distribution utilities and industry. With more than 15 offices and 6 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across India which are accredited by Bureau Veritas for ISO: 9001:2008, ISO: 14001:2004 & OHSAS: 18001:2007 and as per IEC, ANSI, BS and other international standards, EMCO has been supplying its products and solutions to its customers consisting of electric utilities and Industries in India and in more than 45 countries internationally.
Based on a strong foundation of technology and with an in-house R&D that works on cutting-edge technology, EMCO system adapts to the continually evolving needs of the modern world in a customer- centric, environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner.
Wind Prospect is a leading renewable energy consultancy specialising in engineering and advice for wind and solar projects across Africa, benefiting from the experience and knowledge present within its 25 offices around the world. Wind Prospect has been involved in the wind industry since its inception and built the UK’s second wind farm in 1992. Wind Prospect’s services cover all phases of the lifecycle of wind energy and solar power projects from due diligence, feasibility studies, and resource assessment, through to construction management and operations.
To date Wind Prospect Africa has advised investors on over 60 projects in Africa, representing 7 GW. Worldwide Wind Prospect has constructed more than 100 wind farms, representing 1.5GW of capacity installed.
Sol Inc. is the world leader in solar outdoor lighting solutions with over 50,000 systems installed worldwide. Sol’s commitment to solar lighting over the past 22 years is built on innovative products, quality systems, and the strongest support and design team in solar lighting. With a U.S. based facility and a solid presence on over 200 U.S. Federal sites and over 10 countries in Africa, Sol is a proven and trusted leader.
Our innovative and cost-effective solar street lights are assembled, tested and easy to install; the ideal LED lighting solution for regions with no access to electricity or areas with unreliable power sources. Our LEDs are the brightest with 30 to 40 meter spacing for streetlights. Our 5 year warranty on electronics, wiring and LEDs provide our customers with the most reliable solar lights.
Sol is ISO 9001:2008 certified, which indicates our commitment superior design, manufacturing, and customer satisfaction.
Semco Maritime is dedicated to making sure you get maximum value from your assets. Need to build or upgrade, run or staff your power plant? Install transmission lines or substations? We’ll take care of it – and bring in the project to schedule and budget. Semco Maritime´s power projects division provides turnkey contracting solutions, service support and training for the energy sector. Over the past two decades, we have built up a wealth of international experience in diesel, hydro, and wind power plants, as well as electrical infrastructure projects up to 400 kV.
We’re a supplier-independent global company within power projects. Focused on the needs of your business and your customers, we’ll make sure you get good quality at the right price. You see, in our world, there’s no room for compromise.
Globeleq is solely focused on safely providing reliable power to the emerging markets of Africa and the Americas. Since the company's launch in 2002, it has become an active participant in the emerging markets power sector and is uniquely positioned to continue its growth in these regions. Supported by a committed shareholder and a team of dedicated professionals experienced in the operation and development of the emerging markets power sector, Globeleq continues to actively pursue further acquisitions and new project development.
Altaaqa Global, a subsidiary of Zahid Group, has been selected by Caterpillar Inc. to deliver multi-megawatt turnkey temporary power solutions worldwide.
We own, mobilize, install, and operate efficient temporary independent power plants (IPP’s) at customer sites.
We are positioned to rapidly deploy and provide temporary power plant solutions, delivering electricity whenever and wherever it may be needed.
Altaaqa Global is able to provide large-scale turnkey temporary power solutions anytime, anywhere at extremely short notice. We have state-of-the-art equipment and focused expertise to quickly deliver power projects of 20MW or more.
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 FY12, IFC investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, 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 over 150 million consumers reached. In Africa, IFC supported the first independent power producers in Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya, Togo, and Uganda.
With over thirty years of experience in wind power, Alstom provides global energy solutions: from wind turbine design and supply to wind farm development, construction, and operation and maintenance services. The company offers onshore and offshore wind turbines ranging from 1.67MW to 6MW, providing solutions for all types of geographical locations and weather conditions. As part of its R&D activities, Alstom has developed the Haliade™ 150-6MW, the first new generation offshore wind turbine.
All Alstom wind turbines feature the ALSTOM PURE TORQUE® concept, a unique rotor support design that protects the drive train from deflection loads to ensure higher reliability.
To date Alstom has installed or is installing more than 2,500 wind turbines in 150 wind farms with a total capacity of nearly 3,800 MW.
Allen & Overy LLP advises sponsors, lenders and governments on the structuring, development and financing of energy projects throughout Africa. With a dedicated Africa group comprising over 100 lawyers and full-service, multilingual teams operating out of Paris, Morocco, London, Dubai, New York and other key centres, we are at the forefront of new developments in this exciting market.
Mammoet is the world‘s leading tailor-made heavy lifting and multimodal transport solutions specialist. Our core business is the transport, shipping, installation (including horizontal and vertical positioning) and removal of heavy or large objects, to and from any location, onshore and offshore. Mammoet’s activities are focused on the petrochemical industry, civil engineering projects, the power generation sector, offshore, mining industry and marine projects.
Mammoet has performed numerous projects in Africa, these projects range from transporting and erecting power plants, mines (and mining equipment) and refineries to shipwreck removals.
We recognize the potential of Africa’s resources and at the same time the need for infrastructure in terms of ports, bridges and power. Mammoet can offer decades of experience and a position as World’s leader in heavy lifting & transportation. Mammoet has the knowhow, resources and equipment to work together with local companies, help build up a country’s infrastructure whilst at the same time making it possible to help companies such as mines and refineries to gain access to the country’s resources.
Fieldstone is an advisory oriented investment bank and is the leading energy and infrastructure advisor in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The company provides the fullest spectrum of advisory services within a boutique environment which includes advice on limited recourse capital raising (project finance advisory), general capital markets advisory (development capital, debt and equity), advice on entries and exits (M&A, private equity, listings), strategic financial advice (valuations, senior management or Government decision support) and transaction services (advice on PPAs, project commercial feasibility, financial modelling).
In the last year, Fieldstone has closed transactions in the power, mining and infrastructure sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and continues to be very active in these sectors. Fieldstone is also currently advising clients on renewable energy projects in Namibia, Zambia and South Africa.
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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.
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 Telephone Number: +27 82 831 5794 Fax Number: +27 11 589 8468
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MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. It designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines with power outputs from 47 kW to 87 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo also designs and manufactures gas turbines up to 50 MW, steam turbines and compressors. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, propellers, gas engines and chemical reactors. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s range of goods includes complete marine propulsion systems, turbomachinery units for the oil & gas as well as the process industries and turnkey power plants. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand.
JinkoSolar is a leading solar power product manufacturer with production operations in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Montpellier, France; Zug, Switzerland; San Francisco, the United States; Queensland, Australia; Ontario, Canada and Singapore.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 1.2 GW each for silicon wafers, solar PV cells and solar PV modules as of September 30, 2012. JinkoSolar distributes its photovoltaic products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France, Eastern Europe, China, India, Japan and other countries and regions.
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Since 1960, Jeune Afrique has been delivering in-depth coverage of African and international news as well as original insights on issues that impact the continent. With more than 50 years of editorial independence and 800,000 readers a week, Jeune Afrique is the leading international news magazine in Africa. Through its annual special issues ‘Les 500 Premieres Entreprises Africaines’ and ‘Les 200 Premieres Banques Africaines’, Jeune Afrique focuses its business expertise on the strategies and performance of Africa’s top companies, while ‘L’Etat de l’Afrique’ delivers sought-after insights into the continent’s political stakes and issues. Jeune Afrique is the flagship publication of Groupe Jeune Afrique.
The Africa Report: Understand Africa’s tomorrow…today The Africa Report, an award-winning pan-African monthly, provides 450,000 African and international readers with expert analysis of Africa’s fast-changing political and economic landscapes. Calling upon the finest African and international journalists and specialists in African politics, economy, industry and governance, The Africa Report guarantees in-depth, on-the-ground reportage. Investigative, well-informed and close to the vital concerns of the continent, The Africa Report provides a key pan-African resource for investors, executives, academics, diplomats and NGOs. Published by Groupe Jeune Afrique, The Africa Report is produced by a multicultural team in Paris and London and a network of journalists across the continent.
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.
NamPower is the national power utility of Namibia and specialises in the generation and transmission of electricity. As an electricity company NamPower understands that electricity invariably plays an important role in the socio-economic development of Namibia.
As the engine that drives progress, our main objectives are the availability, affordability and accessibility of electricity to as many Namibians as possible within the shortest possible time. NamPower's main sources of power are the thermal, coal-fired Van Eck Power Station outside Windhoek, the hydroelectric plant at the Ruacana Falls in the Kunene Region, and the standby diesel-driven Paratus Power Station at Walvis Bay. NamPower also has a world-class transmission network.
Established in 1996, ESI Africa has become the leading provider of information relating to the African electricity and energy industry, delivering news to the continent and beyond. Published quarterly in March, June, September and December, ESI Africa is distributed to over 5000 decision makers within the African power industry, providing information and updates on innovations and product developments.
Editorial content includes generation, transmission and distribution issues, while also exploring the role of alternative energy sources in providing a comprehensive and sustainable energy mix. In addition to the provision and distribution of energy to end-users, the editorial provides information on various aspects of the energy usage, such as demand side management (DSM), energy efficiency and policy issues that will affect the continent. Regional focuses and profiles on countries, utilities and big industry provide an overall view of the use of power on the African continent and serve to encourage information sharing amongst utilities and countries.For more information visit their website.
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.
Africa Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with Africa. The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region. Published by Business Monitor International, the emerging market specialists, Africa Monitor is broken down into four sub regional publications, of which any combination can be subscribed to. The Middle East and Africa Monitor website http://www.meamonitor.com/ includes ALL the content from the publications, a 24-month archive, and gives the added flexibility of exploring that content by country, topic or keyword. Our publications are subscribed to by over 50% of the Global Fortune 500 companies. Why not take the time to find out why? Click here to visit http://www.meamonitor.com/ for a FREE trial, or call Tel: +44 (0) 20 7246 1403.
The Consortium is an open initiative created in 2011 by nine Spanish companies from the renewable industry. At the end of that year, up to 20 companies were part of the Consortium.
The Consortium is a Non-Lucrative organization with only one mission: support its companies in the development of renewable energy markets in Southern Africa and promote the creation of a local industry along with African partners and Governments.
A service structure to support Spanish and African companies in their way to collaborate
The Consortium has got a service structure both in Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa) and in Europe (Madrid, Spain) to support the companies of the Consortium in the way to business in the renewable industry sector in Southern Africa.
The services of this structure are clearly oriented to business, going from the identification of partners and alliances along all the industry to the individual support to each company in their needs.
A modern initiative focus on creating business opportunities
The consortium creates business opportunities through the development of the local markets, the support to the companies -both Spanish and African companies- and the encourage of cooperation between the Consortium´s companies and their African partners.
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Alternative Energy Africa, launched in January 2008, is a Petroleum Africa publication which seeks to fill the energy information gap in Africa. Drawing on its parent company's extensive knowledge of the energy industry of Africa, as well as its resources, Alternative Energy Africa will provide a forum for stakeholders to engage each other in discussions about this industry, and will seek to become the magazine of choice for African governments, ministries, NOCs, indigenous companies, and international businesses, as it is for Petroleum Africa.
Alternative Energy Africa will update readers on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent. Our dedicated and knowledgeable editorial team is confident that our publication will become “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.
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Prices and Discounts:
|Standard Rate||£1399 + VAT|
Please note that a late fee of £100 will apply for registrations made within the last 2 weeks before the start of the conference (from 4th June onwards)
Choose between two pre-conference workshops on the 18th June- bookable at the additional fee of £399 + VAT. More information is below.
To register for the Africa Energy Forum 2013:
Call: +44 (0)20 7384 8068
Online: Register Here
All registration prices are exclusive of Spanish VAT at 21%
Energynet offers significant discounts on team bookings for AEF 2013. Team bookings must be from the same company registering at the same time and are subject to the following discounts:
2 person booking: 5% discount
3 person booking: 10% discount
4 person booking: 15% discount
5 or more person booking: 20% discount
- All 'Early Bird' discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount
- Team bookings must be made at the same time in order to qualify for a discount
- Discounts may not be combined in conjunction with any other offer such as early bird rates; however in such cases the registration fee will be calculated according to whichever option offers the greatest discount
Terms and Conditions
Please view our registration policy for full information about payment, cancellation, postponement, substitution and discounts.
For more information on pricing and discounts, please email Amy.Offord@EnergyNet.co.uk
On the morning of the 18th June, choose between the following workshops:
News and media
Keep up to date with the latest new speakers, programme announcements and press releases with our News and Media page.
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Salvador Namburete, Minister for Energy in Mozambique, is the latest speaker to confirm his attendance at the Africa Energy Forum.
Download our latest press release: Press release 20.05- Twelve African Ministers confirmed
The Africa Energy Yearbook Interview- Hon. Willem Isaacks, Deputy Minster for Mines and Energy, Namibia
We are delighted to welcome Hon. Willem Isaacks to the Africa Energy Forum for the first time this year. In this exclusive interview with the Africa Energy Yearbook, he tells us more about which power projects are currently active, what the future holds for Namibia's power generation and what value he sees in attending AEF 2013.
The Africa Energy Yearbook Interview- Sam Amadi, Chairman and CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Now in its 15th year, the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the established meeting place for the African power sector, attracting the largest delegation of power developers in the industry every year, including 65 at AEF 2012. Over the years, it has become the essential destination to do business and meet new and prospective clients. Over 100 South Africans travelled to Berlin to do business at AEF 2012.
The value of attending AEF means that it attracts delegates, sponsors and exhibitors from all over the world. 57 countries actively participated from BRIC countries, Europe, United States and UAE, making it a truly international meeting place. Over 700 delegates attended AEF last year, making it our biggest AEF to date.
AEF's location in Europe ensures that senior-level investors from the international energy industry are able to easily meet and finalise deals. 370 individual companies, 125 CEOs, 26 African countries, and 90 African ministers, government officials and heads of utilities attended AEF 2012. Most of the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time facilitating participants to do business.
To find out more about our who attends AEF every year including detailed breakdowns by country, industry and job function, download the post-show report from AEF 2012 in Berlin here.
“AEF is the biggest and most interesting conference on Africa energy in the world.”
AEF 2011, International Finance Corporation
“We consider AEF a privileged forum for business and raising investment for the African Energy Sector”
Electricade de Mozambique
"An excellent group of government representatives and delegates"
Canadian Gas Services International
"The best place to meet and discuss; 3 days can save three months"
Ormat Technology, USA
"We love the EnergyNet staff and the networking opportunities. Fabulous organisation!"
Tetra Tech, USA- AEF 2012 sponsor
“AEF is the best of the best”
“We have looked at all the energy events for Africa and come to the conclusion that AEF is by far the best in the market”
"I always enjoy participating in the Forum. Through this participation we have been able to push a number of our projects forward. It takes time, but we are beggining to see some light at the end of the tunnel."
Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, Mozambique
"Ambassador Hamadziripi and Honourable Minister Mangoma were equally delighted to have been part of the Africa Energy Forum 2011. Zimbabwe looks forward to participation at the next AEF scheduled for Berlin."
Ministry of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe
"Thank you for inviting us to AEF2011, for EDM this was a sucessful event by the record number of participants and their diversity allowing for the inumerous parallel meetings. We consider AEF as the forum for business and raising investments for the African Energy Sector."
"I would love to participate – especially as my first 270MW will start coming on line in August 2010 – all thanks to me meeting GE at the AEF in Lille a few years ago."
Kalahari Energy, Botswana
"For us, AEF stands out as the best African power meeting. In my view, the 'players' will attend it no matter where it is."
Clifford Chance, France
"You should be pleased to know Sol is now working on a project in Namibia through a gentleman I met at AEF two years ago. You are doing good work."
SOL Inc, USA
"The main value for RMB to attend the AEF is the fact that most of the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time. AEF is the premier conference for the African power sector."
RMB, South Africa
AEF Sponsorship Opportunities
Want to maximise your exposure at the 15th Africa Energy Forum in Barcelona?
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
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8071