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 16th year, the Africa Energy Forum has established its reputation as the annual meeting place for Africa’s power executives.

 

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Engaging Investors | Building Partnerships | Driving Projects Forward
 
Join us in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015 for the 17th Annual Africa Energy Forum – the official gathering of African power industry stakeholders.
 
The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focussed on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. AEF comes to the UAE for the first time to capture the massive potential of Middle Eastern investment, and to learn from a region that has successfully built its gas based economy into a booming global empire.
 
With massive demand for power in Africa and international investors keen to fund power projects, this is the most established African power event that African governments and private sector attend year on year. As a result AEF has become the place to do business and meet new and prospective clients. Held in a different city each year, African Ministries, utilities and regulators return from across the continent meet and do business with prospective investors and power developers from Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America and South America.
 
The 17th Annual Africa Energy Forum  will take place on 8-11 June 2015 at The J.W Marriot Marquis in Dubai and is set to welcome over 1200 industry stakeholders including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more. Over $25bn of investment capital was represented at AEF 2014 in Istanbul and 2015 looks to be bigger.
 
Watch the video from Istanbul - See what our delegates, speakers and sponsors had to say about the Africa Energy Forum in Istanbul this June:
 
 
Distinguished guests at AEF in the past have included:
 
• H.E. Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey
H.E. Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, Mozambique
H.E. Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Mines, Energy and Development, Zambia
H.E. Bart Nnaji, CEO & Founder, Geometric Power
H.E. Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Former Minister for Energy, Sierra Leone
Leocadia Zak, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, USA
Wanda Felton, Vice Chair and First Vice President, Export-Import Bank of the United States, USA
Eddy Njoroge, Chairman, Nairobi Security Exchange Ltd
Neside Tas Anvaripour, CEO, Africa50
Engr Fleschesmi Mramba, Managing Director, TANESCO
Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, NAMPOWER
Karén Breytenbach, Senior Project Advisor, National Treasury, South Africa
 
AEF 2014 in pictures
 
 
What our delegates said about the 2014 event
 
“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 Dubai.
 
 
To register your interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring, please contact Amy Offord at AEF@EnergyNet.co.uk 
 

 
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Engaging Investors | Building Partnerships | Driving Projects Forward
 
Join us in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015 for the 17th Annual Africa Energy Forum – the official gathering of African power industry stakeholders.
 
The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focussed on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. AEF comes to the UAE for the first time to capture the massive potential of Middle Eastern investment, and to learn from a region that has successfully built its gas based economy into a booming global empire.
 
With massive demand for power in Africa and international investors keen to fund power projects, this is the most established African power event that African governments and private sector attend year on year. As a result AEF has become the place to do business and meet new and prospective clients. Held in a different city each year, African Ministries, utilities and regulators return from across the continent meet and do business with prospective investors and power developers from Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America and South America.
 
The 17th Annual Africa Energy Forum  will take place on 8-11 June 2015 at The J.W Marriot Marquis in Dubai and is set to welcome over 1200 industry stakeholders including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more. Over $25bn of investment capital was represented at AEF 2014 in Istanbul and 2015 looks to be bigger.
 
Watch the video from Istanbul - See what our delegates, speakers and sponsors had to say about the Africa Energy Forum in Istanbul this June:
 
 
Distinguished guests at AEF in the past have included:
 
• H.E. Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey
H.E. Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, Mozambique
H.E. Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Mines, Energy and Development, Zambia
H.E. Bart Nnaji, CEO & Founder, Geometric Power
H.E. Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Former Minister for Energy, Sierra Leone
Leocadia Zak, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, USA
Wanda Felton, Vice Chair and First Vice President, Export-Import Bank of the United States, USA
Eddy Njoroge, Chairman, Nairobi Security Exchange Ltd
Neside Tas Anvaripour, CEO, Africa50
Engr Fleschesmi Mramba, Managing Director, TANESCO
Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, NAMPOWER
Karén Breytenbach, Senior Project Advisor, National Treasury, South Africa
 
AEF 2014 in pictures
 
 
What our delegates said about the 2014 event
 
“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 Dubai.
 
 
To register your interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring, please contact Amy Offord at AEF@EnergyNet.co.uk 
 

Speakers

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His Excellency Ambassador Henry Macauley His Excellency Ambassador Henry Macauley Minister of Energy Sierra Leone
H.E. Hon Mamïouna Ndoye Seck H.E. Hon Mamïouna Ndoye Seck Minister of Energy and Development of Renewable Energy Senegal
His Excellency Cheick Taliby Sylla His Excellency Cheick Taliby Sylla Ministry of Energy and Hydropower Republic of Guinea
His Excellency Barthélémy Kassa His Excellency Barthélémy Kassa Minister of Energy, Petroleum Research and Mines Bénin*
H.E. Salvador Namburete 	 	H.E. Salvador Namburete Previous Minister For Energy Republic of Mozambique
H.E. Prof Bart Nnaji		H.E. Prof Bart Nnaji Chairman and Founder Geometric Power, Nigeria
Hon Oluniyi Robbin-Coker		Hon Oluniyi Robbin-Coker Former Minister of Energy Sierra Leone
Phuti Mahanyele Phuti Mahanyele CEO Shanduka Group
Prof Anton Eberhard		Prof Anton Eberhard Management of Infrastructure Reform & Regulation Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Paul Kunert		Paul Kunert Head of Business Development for Africa Globeleq
Simon Currie Simon Currie Global Head of Energy Norton Rose Fulbright
Mike Peo Mike Peo Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecoms Nedbank Capital
Jurie Swart Jurie Swart CEO African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Patrick O’Driscoll		Patrick O’Driscoll Sales Director Karadeniz
Scott Brodsky		Scott Brodsky Partner Macfarlanes
John Gibbs John Gibbs Partner/Director PricewaterhouseCoopers
Lena Mangondo		Lena Mangondo Head: Legal Department of Energy: IPP Unit, South Africa*
Liliang Teng Liliang Teng Chief Marketing Officer China-Africa Development Fund
Bosheng  Lin Bosheng Lin Vice President Chint
Joshua K. Choge Joshua K. Choge Chairman KENGEN, Kenya
Vinod Kumar Khare Vinod Kumar Khare CEO Ethiopian Electricity Company
Jared Waddell Jared Waddell Managing Director Manitoba Hydro International
Michael Tarney		Michael Tarney Managing Director Copperbelt Energy Corporation
Kribs Govender	Kribs Govender Vice-President Business Development: Power & New Energy Sasol Chemical Industries
Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Head of Africa Group Linklaters
Martin Kalter Martin Kalter Vice President Sales Sub-Sahara Africa Man Diesel& Turbo
Jose Benitez Jose Benitez Vice President, Engineering and Director Business Development SoEnergy International
Mikael Karlsson		Mikael Karlsson Chief Executive Officer Globeleq
George Kotsovos George Kotsovos Head Power & Infrastructure Finance Standard Bank
Karen Breytenbach		Karen Breytenbach Senior Project Advisor IPP Office,South Africa
Sakkie Leimecke Sakkie Leimecke Head of Energy Nedbank Capital
Kenneth Gaynor		Kenneth Gaynor Director Power Solutions Cummins Power
Scott Mackin		Scott Mackin Co-President & Managing Partner Denham Capital
Mohamed Shoeib Mohamed Shoeib Managing Director Qalaa Holdings Energy Division, Qalaa
Martin Kavanagh		Martin Kavanagh Partner, Global Energy Practice Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Gad Cohen Gad Cohen Managing Director EleQtra
Keith Martin Keith Martin Advisor, Initiative for Risk Mitigation in Africa, Private Sector Operations African Development Bank
Zeynep Harezi Zeynep Harezi Business Development and Marketing Director Karadeniz
Tarik Hamane Tarik Hamane Direcot, Power Generation Projects and Programs ONEE, Morocco
Paul Mansouri Paul Mansouri Head of Energy, Middle East Northon Rose Fulbright
Karim Nasser Karim Nasser CEO TCQ Power
Luiz Eduardo Melin Luiz Eduardo Melin Previous Managing Director, International and Foreign Trade Divisions Brazilian Development Bank
Paulinus Shilamba Paulinus Shilamba CEO & MD Namibia Power Corporation
Dean White Dean White President Operating Unit Tetra Tech
Lido Fontana Lido Fontana International Partner Chadbourne & Parke
Marwan Elaraby Marwan Elaraby Partner Sherman & Sterling
Elvira Eurlings Elvira Eurlings Director Energy Department FMO
Theuns Ehlers Theuns Ehlers Head of Project Finance Barclays
Kwame Parker Kwame Parker Executive and Head, Power and Infrastructure East Africa Standard Bank
Bhavtik Vallabhjee Bhavtik Vallabhjee Senior Investment Banker Barclays
Aman Sachdeva Aman Sachdeva President and CEO Synergy Consulting Inc.
Paddy Padmanathan Paddy Padmanathan CEO ACWA Power
Keith Webb		Keith Webb General Manager, Middle East Himoinsa
Bernard Van Meeteren		Bernard Van Meeteren Energy Sector Specialist FMO
Ifey Ikeonu Ifey Ikeonu Council Member (Legal) ECOWAS, Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority
Wei Zhaofeng Wei Zhaofeng Vice-President China Electricity Council*
Stephen Karangizi Stephen Karangizi CEO and Director African Legal Support Facility
Felchesmi Mramba Felchesmi Mramba Managing Director TANESCO, Tanzania
Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka CEO REDIGESO, Burundi
 François Bangazoni François Bangazoni CEO ENERCA, Central African Republic
Thierry Patient Bendima Thierry Patient Bendima Director ENERCA
Rumundaka Wonodi Rumundaka Wonodi CEO Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company
Michael Tarney		Michael Tarney Managing Director Copperbelt Energy Corporation
Ragnar Gerig Ragnar Gerig Director Manufacturing Industy / Services DEG – The German Investment and Development Corporation
Daryn Webb Daryn Webb Head of Project Finance Bowman Gifillan Inc
Paul Hanrahan Paul Hanrahan Chief Executive Officer American Capital Energy & Infrastructure
Emmanuelle Matz Emmanuelle Matz Head of Infrastructure & Mining Division PROPARCO
Elvira Eurlings Elvira Eurlings Director Energy Department FMO
Edward Njoroge		Edward Njoroge Chairman Nairobi Securites and Exchange Ltd
Gad Cohen Gad Cohen Managing Director EleQtra
Aman Sachdeva Aman Sachdeva President and CEO Synergy Consulting Inc.
Chris Utting Chris Utting Executive Partner White & Case
Arturo Herrero Arturo Herrero Chief Marketing Officer Jinko Solar
Andrew M. Herscowitz      Andrew M. Herscowitz Coordinator, Power Africa and Trade Africa USAID
Wanda Felton Wanda Felton Vice Chair and First Vice President Export-Import Bank, United States
Kamran Khan Vice President of Compact Operations MCC
Leocadia I. Zak Leocadia I. Zak Director US Trade and Development Agency*
Gad Cohen Gad Cohen Managing Director EleQtra
Neside Tas Anvaripour		Neside Tas Anvaripour Director Business Development African Development Bank
Mamadou Ndoye Diagne Mamadou Ndoye Diagne President Electricity Regulatory Commission (CRSE)

Speakers

Speakers at the Africa Energy Forum 2015 include:

His Excellency Ambassador Henry Macauley
His Excellency Ambassador Henry Macauley
Minister of Energy
Sierra Leone
H.E. Hon Mamïouna Ndoye Seck
H.E. Hon Mamïouna Ndoye Seck
Minister of Energy and Development of Renewable Energy
Senegal
His Excellency Cheick Taliby Sylla
His Excellency Cheick Taliby Sylla
Ministry of Energy and Hydropower
Republic of Guinea
His Excellency Barthélémy Kassa
His Excellency Barthélémy Kassa
Minister of Energy, Petroleum Research and Mines
Bénin*
H.E. Salvador Namburete
H.E. Salvador Namburete
Previous Minister For Energy
Republic of Mozambique
H.E. Prof Bart Nnaji
H.E. Prof Bart Nnaji
Chairman and Founder
Geometric Power, Nigeria
Hon Oluniyi Robbin-Coker
Hon Oluniyi Robbin-Coker
Former Minister of Energy
Sierra Leone
Phuti Mahanyele
Phuti Mahanyele
CEO
Shanduka Group
Prof Anton Eberhard
Prof Anton Eberhard
Management of Infrastructure Reform & Regulation
Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Paul Kunert
Paul Kunert
Head of Business Development for Africa
Globeleq
Simon Currie
Simon Currie
Global Head of Energy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Mike Peo
Mike Peo
Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecoms
Nedbank Capital
Jurie Swart
Jurie Swart
CEO
African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Patrick O’Driscoll
Patrick O’Driscoll
Sales Director
Karadeniz
Scott Brodsky
Scott Brodsky
Partner
Macfarlanes
John Gibbs
John Gibbs
Partner/Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Lena Mangondo
Lena Mangondo
Head: Legal
Department of Energy: IPP Unit, South Africa*
Liliang Teng
Liliang Teng
Chief Marketing Officer
China-Africa Development Fund
Bosheng  Lin
Bosheng Lin
Vice President
Chint
Joshua K. Choge
Joshua K. Choge
Chairman
KENGEN, Kenya
Vinod Kumar Khare
Vinod Kumar Khare
CEO
Ethiopian Electricity Company
Jared Waddell
Jared Waddell
Managing Director
Manitoba Hydro International
Michael Tarney
Michael Tarney
Managing Director
Copperbelt Energy Corporation
Kribs Govender
Kribs Govender
Vice-President Business Development: Power & New Energy
Sasol Chemical Industries
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Head of Africa Group
Linklaters
Martin Kalter
Martin Kalter
Vice President Sales Sub-Sahara Africa
Man Diesel& Turbo
Jose Benitez
Jose Benitez
Vice President, Engineering and Director Business Development
SoEnergy International
Mikael Karlsson
Mikael Karlsson
Chief Executive Officer
Globeleq
George Kotsovos
George Kotsovos
Head Power & Infrastructure Finance
Standard Bank
Karen Breytenbach
Karen Breytenbach
Senior Project Advisor
IPP Office,South Africa
Sakkie Leimecke
Sakkie Leimecke
Head of Energy
Nedbank Capital
Kenneth Gaynor
Kenneth Gaynor
Director Power Solutions
Cummins Power
Scott Mackin
Scott Mackin
Co-President & Managing Partner
Denham Capital
Mohamed Shoeib
Mohamed Shoeib
Managing Director
Qalaa Holdings Energy Division, Qalaa
Martin Kavanagh
Martin Kavanagh
Partner, Global Energy Practice
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Gad Cohen
Gad Cohen
Managing Director
EleQtra
Keith Martin
Keith Martin
Advisor, Initiative for Risk Mitigation in Africa, Private Sector Operations
African Development Bank
Zeynep Harezi
Zeynep Harezi
Business Development and Marketing Director
Karadeniz
Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Direcot, Power Generation Projects and Programs
ONEE, Morocco
Paul Mansouri
Paul Mansouri
Head of Energy, Middle East
Northon Rose Fulbright
Karim Nasser
Karim Nasser
CEO
TCQ Power
Luiz Eduardo Melin
Luiz Eduardo Melin
Previous Managing Director, International and Foreign Trade Divisions
Brazilian Development Bank
Paulinus Shilamba
Paulinus Shilamba
CEO & MD
Namibia Power Corporation
Dean White
Dean White
President Operating Unit
Tetra Tech
Lido Fontana
Lido Fontana
International Partner
Chadbourne & Parke
Marwan Elaraby
Marwan Elaraby
Partner
Sherman & Sterling
Elvira Eurlings
Elvira Eurlings
Director Energy Department
FMO
Theuns Ehlers
Theuns Ehlers
Head of Project Finance
Barclays
Kwame Parker
Kwame Parker
Executive and Head, Power and Infrastructure East Africa
Standard Bank
Bhavtik Vallabhjee
Bhavtik Vallabhjee
Senior Investment Banker
Barclays
Aman Sachdeva
Aman Sachdeva
President and CEO
Synergy Consulting Inc.
Paddy Padmanathan
Paddy Padmanathan
CEO
ACWA Power
Keith Webb
Keith Webb
General Manager, Middle East
Himoinsa
Bernard Van Meeteren
Bernard Van Meeteren
Energy Sector Specialist
FMO
Ifey Ikeonu
Ifey Ikeonu
Council Member (Legal)
ECOWAS, Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority
Wei Zhaofeng
Wei Zhaofeng
Vice-President
China Electricity Council*
Stephen Karangizi
Stephen Karangizi
CEO and Director
African Legal Support Facility
Felchesmi Mramba
Felchesmi Mramba
Managing Director
TANESCO, Tanzania
Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka
Jéroboam Nzikobanyanka
CEO
REDIGESO, Burundi
 François Bangazoni
François Bangazoni
CEO
ENERCA, Central African Republic
Thierry Patient Bendima
Thierry Patient Bendima
Director
ENERCA
Rumundaka Wonodi
Rumundaka Wonodi
CEO
Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company
Michael Tarney
Michael Tarney
Managing Director
Copperbelt Energy Corporation
Ragnar Gerig
Ragnar Gerig
Director Manufacturing Industy / Services
DEG – The German Investment and Development Corporation
Daryn Webb
Daryn Webb
Head of Project Finance
Bowman Gifillan Inc
Paul Hanrahan
Paul Hanrahan
Chief Executive Officer
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure
Emmanuelle Matz
Emmanuelle Matz
Head of Infrastructure & Mining Division
PROPARCO
Elvira Eurlings
Elvira Eurlings
Director Energy Department
FMO
Edward Njoroge
Edward Njoroge
Chairman
Nairobi Securites and Exchange Ltd
Gad Cohen
Gad Cohen
Managing Director
EleQtra
Aman Sachdeva
Aman Sachdeva
President and CEO
Synergy Consulting Inc.
Chris Utting
Chris Utting
Executive Partner
White & Case
Arturo Herrero
Arturo Herrero
Chief Marketing Officer
Jinko Solar
Andrew M. Herscowitz
Andrew M. Herscowitz
Coordinator, Power Africa and Trade Africa
USAID
Wanda Felton
Wanda Felton
Vice Chair and First Vice President
Export-Import Bank, United States

Kamran Khan
Vice President of Compact Operations
MCC
Leocadia I. Zak
Leocadia I. Zak
Director
US Trade and Development Agency*
Gad Cohen
Gad Cohen
Managing Director
EleQtra
Neside Tas Anvaripour
Neside Tas Anvaripour
Director Business Development
African Development Bank
Mamadou Ndoye Diagne
Mamadou Ndoye Diagne
President
Electricity Regulatory Commission (CRSE)

 

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.

 

To find out more about becoming one of our speakers in Dubai, 8-11th June 2015, please contact Simon Gosling on +44 (0)20 7384 8073 or email simon.gosling@energynet.co.uk

 

 

Note * = Awaiting final confirmation  

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Agenda

AEF 2015 will set the platform for interactive discussions which will shape the future of Africa’s power sector.

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The 2015 programme will consist of:

  • Keynote addresses from Energy and Finance Ministers across Africa on policy plans and investment opportunities
  • Presentations from Heads of Utilities on their plans to meet expanding demand
  • How important is the development of Africa’s energy sector for social and political stability in current times?
  • Successful blending of development and commercial financing for renewable energy projects
  • How is President Muhammadu Buhari’s new government expected to shape Nigeria’s power sector over the coming years?
  • The Middle East has successfully utilised one of the world’s largest gas and oil reserves. How can the Middle  East bring world class experience and capital to developing Africa’s power sector?
  • Over the past couple of decades China has proved itself to be Africa’s the largest development partner in the energy sector. What areas are critical for Chinese investments in the coming years?
  • The USA- Africa partnership: an update on the Power Africa Initiative 2 years on
  • What progress has been made by Mozambique’s plan to industrialise its gas, coal and oil reserves? What does the new merged Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy have planned?  
  • Solving the critical  problem of transmission and distribution through stronger public and private partnerships
  • With the bidding closed for round 1 of the base load IPP progamme (on June 8) in South Africa what is the latest update?
  • How to best connect the gap between temporary and permanent power
  • Should the sheer (and quite urgent) scale of energy demand in Africa rather than the environmental impact of fossil fuels be the crucial driver of energy policies on the continent?
  • What are private equity investors looking for before committing capital? What are the biggest current obstacles?
  • Can current investment risks be mitigated in a cost-effective manner?
  • As the global investment spotlight shines on Africa’s power sector the world is competing to invest. The leading investing countries are all using very different models of investment. Which models will be most successful and sustainable?  
  • Once an exporter of oil and gas, Egypt is now struggling to meet its own energy needs. What plans are in place?
  • Why has Morocco been so successful with its IIP programmes? What lessons are to be learnt?
  • Participants will hear directly from Energy and Finance Ministers as well as heads of utilities on their reform agendas to cope with raising demand and increase capacity. Some of the biggest investors will come together from around the globe to unveil their investment strategies into Africa over the coming years

New for 2015 -  AEF 2015 will present a whole stream dedicated to showcasing some of Africa’s most exciting live bankable projects which are actively seeking partnerships and funding

If you would like to participate as speaker please contact Shiddika Mohamed on s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk

 

Location

The Africa Energy Forum 2015 will take place at the prestigious JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai

We all know how hot Dubai can be in June so we chose a hotel which caters for all your needs. With 14 bars, restaurants and lounges, and a variety of bedroom types it is the ideal base to make the best of your time at AEF. The majority of attendees will stay at the hotel meaning you can relax and continue networking beyond the hours of the event.

Special Hotel Room Rates

The AEF team have negotiated a great rate for our participants. Book early to avoid disappointment as the number of special rate rooms is limited. .

  • Deluxe Single Room Rate: AED 500.00 ++
  • Deluxe Double Room Rate: AED 550.00 ++

The current equivalent standard rate on the website is AED 950++

(++The above room rates subject to 10% municipality fee and 10% service charge)

Book your room here

The rate includes:

Breakfast:The above Deluxe room rates include International buffet breakfast.
In-Room Internet: Included in the bedroom rates.

Supplement for upgrade:

Corner Suite - AED 300.00 per room per night
Executive room - AED 450.00 per room per night with access to the Executive Lounge
Executive suites - AED 650.00 per room per night with access to the Executive Lounge

The above supplement is subject to 10% municipality fee and 10% service charge.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Effective from 31st March 2014 a fee will be charged on all stays at hotel/hotel apartment establishments in the Emirate of Dubai.
Under Dubai Government’s Executive Council Resolution No. 2 of 2014, this fee – titled “Tourism Dirham” – will be collected at check-out time by the hotel/hotel apartment establishment from the guest directly, and will be charged on a per bedroom, per stay.
The fee for this hotel is AED 20 per bedroom, per night.
Further information is available from the hotel management upon request.
Any changes to government fees will be applied to this booking

Group Check-In / Check-Out Time:

Check-in time is 15:00 hrs. Groups arriving before 15:00 hrs will be accommodated as rooms become available. Early check-in will depend on the availability. It is advisable to book the rooms the previous night if arriving early morning as to guarantee the rooms upon check-in.
Normal check out time is at 12 Noon, and the hotel porters will hold luggage for guests leaving the hotel late in the day. Late check out will be subject to availability and check out charges apply.
Please inform the Event department of your requirements.
• Late check-out till 1800 hrs 50% of the room rate
• Late check-out after 1800 hrs Full Room Rate

Visa / Immigration Services

Assistance for Visa and immigration services can be provided by the hotel and are available upon request

About the JW Marriott Marquis Marriott

Dubai is a city of awe-inspiring ambition and unsurpassed luxury. Home to the world's tallest building, the largest shopping mall, the iconic Palm and now JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, it is a place where dreams come true. Our landmark 5-star hotel in Dubai is set to become one of the region's most desirable destinations, offering a spectrum of business facilities and 14 diverse dining options for the most discerning of travelers. We are a brand synonymous with intuitive service and refined taste, a title given only to the finest properties in the Marriott portfolio. Elevated above Dubai's business district, on Sheikh Zayed Road, our 5-star hotel's height makes us the world’s tallest accommodation. Spread across two iconic towers, the spectacular hotel features exceptional event settings for celebrations of all kinds, an enticing array of relaxing recreational activities, and the sublime SARAY Spa and Health Club. Experience innovative luxury when you stay at one of the leading five-star hotels in Dubai.
 

 

To find out more, visit http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/dxbjw-jw-marriott-marquis-hotel-dubai/

Why Attend

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.
 
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.

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 Michael Cluskey on michael.cluskey@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 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.  

Caterpillar

Country Sponsor

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

 

 

GDF Suez

Exhibition Sponsor

GDF SUEZ is a leading global energy company that develops its businesses – Power, Natural Gas and Energy Services – around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to communities, governments, businesses and cities by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services. GDF SUEZ is present in 70 countries, employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices.
 
 
NEDBANK Capital

Strategic Sponsor

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.

Cummins

Strategic 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.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Strategic Sponsor

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

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

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

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

SoEnergy International

Strategic Sponsor

Global Provider of Dynamic Energy Solutions

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

Strategic Sponsor

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms in Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on projects and related financings on the continent. We provide legal services to a broad range of clients, including project sponsors, governments, parastatals, and banking and financial institutions in the power, oil and gas, renewables, telecommunications, mining and infrastructure sectors.
 
In addition to our lawyers in New York, London, Paris, Dubai and Houston who provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa, our firm maintains the DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of leading law firms working together across the continent. DLA Piper Africa Group alliance firms are located in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi , Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,  Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and close working relationships with leading law firms in other countries across the continent.
 
MAN Diesel

Strategic 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.

Manitoba Hydro

Strategic Sponsor

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

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

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

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

 

USAID

Strategic Partner

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provides targeted technical assistance to advance specific development objectives; provides programme management support to Power Africa

Key Capabilities:

• Posted Transaction Advisors in all six Power Africa countries to assist in advancing agreements between public and private partners

• Contributes to multi-donor funds such as the African Union’s Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, the African Legal Support Facility, and the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

• Provides technical assistance to support Mission-led energy initiatives in Power Africa countries

• Offers loan guarantees to African financial institutions through USAID’s Development Credit Authority

Africa Finance Corporation

Strategic Partner

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

Standard Bank

Lead "Banking" Sponsor

Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking aims to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa, with a deep specialisation in natural resources.

Building on over 150 years’ experience as an African emerging markets bank, and through our on-the-ground presence and local insight, we connect our clients to opportunities across Africa and beyond. And we firmly believe that Africa’s time is now.

Extensive experience in mining and metals

Standard Bank’s highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary teams are ideally positioned to advise and provide assistance to clients seeking a broad range of corporate finance and market-led solutions to the complex challenges facing the mining and metals sector in Africa and other key markets.

 

 

Globeleq

Lead "Power Developer" Sponsor

Globeleq is an experienced developer, owner and operator of independent power projects in the emerging markets.  With more than US$1.3 billion in assets, the company develops economically sustainable businesses that support the continued development of the electric power sector in these regions.  Since 2002, Globeleq has participated in nearly 14,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity in 27 countries.  
 
Midal

Lead "Power Technology" Sponsor

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

Lead "IPP" Sponsor

Access Power MEA (‘Access’) was founded in 2012 with the aim of becoming a leading developer, owner and operator of power assets in the Middle East and Africa.  Access has assembled a development team with a track record of financially closing ~30 GW of power projects across the globe with a specific focus on the MEA region. Access is developing a portfolio of power assets in Africa through its subsidiary Access Infra Africa (AIA). Today, AIA is actively seeking the development of a portfolio of renewable energy projects in 15 Africa countries. AIA is technology agnostic and focuses on developing affordable and sustainable power assets.

For more information visit www.access-power.com
 
ACCESS CO-DEVELOPMENT FUND
 
Access Infra Africa (AIA) has designed the Access Co-development Fund (ACF) to serve as a unique platform to bridge the gap between local project developers/originators and the experience/funding required to bring such projects to fruition.
 
Africa Energy Forum (AEF) 2015 will serve as the platform for the inaugural ACF with a target of deploying 5m USD to co-develop up to 5 power projects. The projects will be shortlisted through an application process that was launched on the 1st of April 2015 following which 5 selected projects will be invited for a final round of screening by an expert panel on 11th of June, at AEF 2015 in Dubai.
 
Applications are welcome for early stage power projects in Africa that meet the criteria outlined in the Application Guidelines which can be downloaded at http://access-power.com/access-co-development-fund-acf-launched/

The panel for the inaugural ACF will be composed of senior representatives from the following organizations: Access, EREN, IFC, FMO and Trinity LLC.

Applications could be submitted until May 20th 2015.

Follow us on @AccessPowerMEA for updates. All queries should be directed to ACF@access-power.com
 
IFC

Lead "Development Finance" Sponsor

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

 

Harith

Lead  "Infrastructure Development" Sponsors

Harith General Partners (Harith) is the leading Pan-African fund manager for infrastructure development across the continent. Based in South Africa, Harith manages Africa’s first and only 15-year infrastructure fund, the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF).  More than 90% of the US $630 million raised for PAIDF-1 has now been invested in 10 infrastructure development projects spanning the continent, creating much-needed jobs, skills development and increased economic growth. Harith is a majority shareholder in London based Aldwych Holdings Limited, which is an independent power producer focussing on Africa. Harith has established itself as a leading private equity investor in the four core infrastructure sectors of energy, transport, telecommunications, and water, building partnerships with key economic players such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Power Africa

Environmental Resources Management

Sustainability Partner

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We work extensively with Africa’s energy industry and have over 40 years’ experience globally, working with some of the world’s leading companies.

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. ERM supports clients whose business objectives go further than compliance with regulations including realising ambitions for a sustainable and socially responsible company.

Karpowership

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

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. 

Tetra Tech

Sponsor

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
Macfarlanes

Sponsor

Macfarlanes is a distinctive law firm with a straightforward, independently-minded approach. We bring smart, thoughtful solutions to complex legal challenges faced by companies and individuals around the world.
 
We have extensive experience of advising sponsors, project companies, financiers, governments and financial advisers on all aspects of energy projects in Africa and elsewhere. This includes advising more than 100 developers, lenders and sponsors in connection with South Africa’s REFIT and REIPP programmes. We can therefore anticipate issues and challenges that may arise during a project and find practical, commercial solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
 
Many of our clients' projects bring together various disciplines; we are able to draw on the expertise of lawyers from our energy and natural resources, environment, banking and finance, real estate, construction, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring and insolvency teams, ensuring that we achieve the best outcome for clients however complex the issues.
Herbert Smith Freehills

Sponsor

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.

Denham Capital

Sponsor

Denham Capital is a global private equity firm focused on energy and resources, with over $7.9 billion of invested and committed capital.  Denham Capital focuses its investment activity around three key sectors: Power, Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining.
 
Denham Capital has been investing in Africa since 2008, with current investments in solar & wind power (BioTherm Energy); thermal and hydro power (Endeavor Energy) and mining projects (Pangea), and is actively pursuing additional investments in renewable & thermal power generation and 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 $200 million.
 

 

Chadbourne & Parke

Sponsor

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

Ranked among the leading advisors in the world, Chadbourne has been involved in award winning transactions in the thermal and renewable energy sector in Africa since the mid 1990s.

We are delighted to announce that we opened a new office in Johannesburg on 28th January 2015.

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. 
 
In 2013, Barclays played leading roles in the ZAR9.7bn 1,000MW Avon and Dedisa Peaking-Power Plants which was named “Africa Power Deal of the Year” and “Overall African Deal of the Year for 2013” by Project Finance magazine, as well the USD550mn 50MW Bokpoort CSP Power Plant which was named “African Renewable Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International. 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). 
 
Aksa Power Generation (China) Co, Ltd

Sponsor

Aksa Power Generation manufactures gasoline, diesel, natural gas and marine generating sets, lighting towers and generator hardware in the manufacturing facilities in USA, Istanbul and China. Aksa has become a leader and pioneer within the sector, exports more than 50% of its products. Aksa is among the top 5 global firms of the sector with 12 offices located in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

Aksa increases its investments continuously in technology to remain the pioneer of change by the manufacturing of more soundproof, environment-friendly generators with lower fuel consumption.

The company has opened its 2nd factory in China with a total area of 130.000sqm and the factory is equipped with the latest technologies and 16 testing rooms.

Aksa ‘s sales and service dealer network globally and in Africa is one of the biggest strength of the company and can support the customers with a high speed of customer service.

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.

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.

FMO

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

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.

TCQ Power

Sponsor

TCQ Power was established in 2012 as a privately held power project developer in both the MENA and the Sub Saharan African Region.
 
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the firm is led by a seasoned management team with extensive IPP and EPC experience around the world, and a proven record of identifying and executing on project development opportunities.
 
TCQ is establishing itself as an early power developer, helping host governments originate power projects, through bringing in early risk capital and technical know how.
The firm currently has currently begun work on a 128 MW IPP in Sierra Leone and has several MOU’s for similar projects in the region.
 
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.
 
Shearman & Sherling

Sponsor

Shearman & Sterling has been active in Africa for over 50 years, advising companies, financial institutions, States and State-owned entities on their projects, corporate transactions and international disputes. We operate in all the key industry sectors in the continent from oil & gas (upstream, midstream and downstream activities) to renewable energy, from mining to telecom, from domestic public utilities to cross border transportation infrastructure.
 
We have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of the cultural, political, social and commercial environment of most African countries, and have established a close relationship with local companies, law firms and authorities throughout the continent. 
 
Our practice covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa, in French, English and Portuguese-speaking countries alike and our lawyers, who practice both common law and civil (including OHADA) law, have been involved in some of the continent’s most strategic and complex projects, including some of the largest and most ambitious IPPs developed in Africa to date.
 
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

Sponsor

American Capital Energy & Infrastructure (“ACEI”) invests in global energy infrastructure businesses, including power generation facilities, gas and power distribution and transmission networks, energy transportation assets, and fuel production opportunities with a particular focus on high growth economies such as sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
 
ACEI is led by a highly experienced and global team with significant operational, commercial, and investment experience in the global energy industry with a unique history of success building and managing one of the world's largest energy infrastructure companies. ACEI has offices in Washington DC, Johannesburg, Dubai, and Singapore.
 
ACEI looks to actively partner with experienced managers and developers in growing platforms/ businesses consisting of operating and development assets and  seeks to invest between US $50 and $200 million in any given business but has the capability and resources to consider investments even larger.  For more information, please visit www.acei.com.  
 
ACWA Power

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

About Sasol:

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.
 

Mizuho

Sponsor

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

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Sponsor 

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

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

SolarReserve is a leading global developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, with over $1.8 billion of projects in construction and operation. Proprietary molten salt power tower technology with integrated energy storage enables the company’s solar thermal power plants to operate on-demand day and night, comparable to conventional power facilities but with zero emissions and no fuel costs. SolarReserve has assembled an extensive 5,000 MW worldwide development portfolio of large-scale solar projects. The company’s diverse portfolio of solar power projects is comprised of advanced solar thermal technology (CSP), photovoltaic (PV) technology, and hybrid (combined CSP and PV) solutions that can deliver solar energy that is cost competitive with conventional energy sources, including projects that can provide reliable solar energy 24-hours per day. 

Infraco Africa

Sponsor

InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising investment into sub-Saharan infrastructure projects that will drive economic growth but which need our support to attract private capital. We do this by funding teams of experienced developers who can provide on-the-ground project development skills, or by investing directly into projects which would benefit from the financial commitment and leverage that InfraCo Africa can bring. Our support reduces the risks and costs associated with early stage project development.
 
InfraCo Africa is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). We are managed as a private company although funded by four European governments. We have enabled projects across sub-Saharan Africa, taking them from concept to bankable investment opportunity. Working with our principal developer, eleQtra, we have delivered: a wind farm in Cape Verde; an irrigated market garden and farming project in Zambia; a combined-cycle power plant in Ghana; and an integrated island utility in Uganda which provides transport, water and solar power to the local communities.
  
To find out more about what we can do, visit our website at www.infracoafrica.com.
 
 
GE Power & Water

Sponsor

GE’s Distributed Power solutions
 
GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services, focused on power generation at or near the point of use. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines and aeroderivative gas turbines that generate 100 kW to 115 MW of power for numerous industries globally. 
We deliver lifecycle support for more than 37,000 aeroderivative gas turbines and reciprocating engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics – anywhere and anytime. GE’s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. 
 
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs about 5,000 people around the world.
 
Eleqtra

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

A member of the French Development Agency (AFD) group, PROPARCO is dedicated to financing private sector projects in emerging and developing countries, with a special focus on Africa. PROPARCO is unique among Development Finance Institutions for its focus on Infrastructure and Africa. PROPARCO offers equity as well as debt financing and is a leading financier of renewable energy projects. PROPARCO covers the whole continent through an international network of seven regional offices and, in 2010, its commitments in Africa amounted to more than 500 million EURO, with more than 400 million EURO in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
 
DEG Invest

Sponsor

DEG – Our business is developing. DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is one of the largest European development finance institutions. For 50 years, DEG has been financing and structuring the investments of private companies in developing and emerging market countries. DEG invests in profitable projects that contribute to sustainable development in all sectors of the economy, from agribusiness to infrastructure and manufacturing to services. The financial sector is a further focus in order to facilitate reliable access to investment capital locally. DEG’s aim is to establish and expand private enterprise structures in developing and emerging countries, and thus create the basis for sustainable economic growth and a lasting improvement in the living conditions of the local population.
 
Siemens

Sponsor

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

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.

EDC

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

 GuarantCo, is a local currency guarantee fund set up to encourage the use of local currency financing for infrastructure projects, in order to mitigate the currency miss-match risk between local currency revenues and the foreign currency debt obligations that persist in many infrastructure projects, particularly power projects.  For Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, GuarantCo does have the capacity to do Guarantees in USD or Euro. GuarantCo uses risk mitigation instruments to enhance the tenors and capacity available in local currency for both loan and capital market debt issuances by the private, municipal and parastatal infrastructure sectors in lower income countries.  Its ticket sizes are typically between US$5m – US$30m (in local currency equivalent) and the guarantee can extend to 15 years. To date, GuarantCo has provided guarantees for 23 projects, for the equivalent of c. US$290m.

Emerging Capital Infrastructure Fund

Sponsor

EAIF was the first dedicated debt fund for sub-Saharan Africa providing long-term Euro or USD financing for infrastructure projects. To date, the Fund has financed a total of 47 projects with a total exposure of over US$ 930million. Approximately 40% of the fund portfolio is in the power sector in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Cameroon and Sierra Leone. EAIF’s ticket sizes are typically between US$10m to US$35m, with a maximum tenor of up to 15 years. 
 
EAIF can invest in a number of sectors including energy, water, transportation, midstream or downstream oil and gas, telecommunication, components of infrastructure such as cement and steel, and the infrastructure investment around mining and agribusiness projects.

 

Baker & McKenzie

Sponsor

Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 4,000 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 75 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. Global revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, were US$2.313 billion. Eduardo Leite is Chairman of the Executive Committee. (www.bakermckenzie.com)

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm and as our clients expand into new markets, we are there with them, sharing our unrivalled experience and helping them succeed in new regions. We call our global way of working, "fluency," because we partner with our clients seamlessly over time and across regions and business lines.

 

Aluko & Oyebode

Sponsor

Aluko & Oyebode is one of the leading commercial law firms in Nigeria providing a comprehensive range of specialised legal services to a highly diversified clientele. The firm’s core areas of expertise include: power, energy and natural resources and project/infrastructure finance. The firm, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt, has advised on a significant number of land-mark and/or award winning transactions, including the development, financing and implementation of the first IPP project in Nigeria. (www.aluko-oyebode.com) Aluko & Oyebode is consistently ranked in the topmost band/tier by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 and is the only Nigerian law firm to have received top-ranking across-the-board in Chambers Global 2014.

Webber Wentzel

Sponsor

Webber Wentzel is a leading South African law firm that aims to work alongside its clients as a trusted adviser, delivering world-class legal expertise and innovative thinking. With a staff of approximately 800 people including over 400 lawyers, and offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Webber Wentzel's market-leading position is reinforced by a number of accolades and achievements. For example, the firm has been selected as South African law firm of the year for the past three years by Who’s Who Legal. More recently Webber Wentzel was named Sub-Saharan Africa Legal Adviser of the Year at the prestigious Financial Teams and Mergermarket European M&A Awards.

Webber Wentzel’s collaborative alliance with Linklaters provides clients with market leading support across sub-Saharan Africa through Linklaters' English law, New York law, Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone capability and enables the firms to work on an integrated basis on multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions. Webber Wentzel has a strong network of relationships with law firms across the African continent, for the benefit of clients doing business in Africa.

For more information visit www.webberwentzel.com.

Follow Webber Wentzel on Twitter: @WebberWentzel

Miranda

Sponsor

Miranda is a full-service Portuguese law firm, head-quartered in Lisbon, which employs more than 120 legal professionals and 50 support staff. Over the years, the Firm has gained recognition as one of the most preeminent and internationally oriented Portuguese law firms. Miranda is the founding member of the Miranda Alliance, an international alliance of law firms and lawyers that are united by a common business strategy and shared values, which enable them to collectively offer high-quality legal services on a truly coordinated basis. The Miranda Alliance encompasses close to 300 employees of 18 different nationalities, of which more than 200 are fee-earners. The Miranda Alliance currently covers 14 jurisdictions: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon), Guinea-Bissau, Macao (China), Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Miranda also has liaison offices in Houston, London and France to provide closer support to clients.

 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

Powerhive is a leading energy access solution provider in emerging markets. We use our proprietary technology platform to originate, build, finance and manage the world’s most bankable and advanced solar microgrids. Powerhive’s subsidiary, Powerhive East Africa Ltd, recently became the second company in the history of Kenya to be licensed to generate, distribute and sell electricity. We currently operate 4 microgrids in Kenya and will build an additional 100 sites in Kenya -  serving 100,000 residential and small business customers - over the next year. We have proven the scalability, development impacts, and profitability of our model in Kenya and are partnering with IPPs, utility companies, governments, and developers to move into additional markets. 
 
This  video (powerhive.com/video) describes in more detail what we do and our recent achievements in Kenya.      
 
Citi

Sponsor

CITI is the leading global bank with approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. 

Citi has the largest presence of any global bank in Africa and has been on-the-ground for over 50 years. The bank operates in over 40 countries in Africa with offices in 16 countries, including key markets such as, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Over the past two years, Citi has enabled over $1.5 billion in funding for the power sector in Africa.

Citi is also the global leader in arranging and structuring project finance / infrastructure risk for the international capital markets”.

Canadian Solar

Associate Sponsor

About Canadian Solar

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully deployed over 8 GW of premium quality modules in over 70 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable solar companies worldwide, having been publically listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, products, and projects, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Associate Sponsor

 

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.

CPCS Transcom

Associate Sponsor

Since 1969, CPCS has delivered power and transport development advisory services with a focus on Public Private Partnership (PPP) to clients in over 35 African countries.  Our experience advising public sector clients, combined with our broad in-house expertise, has made CPCS a trusted advisor to governments who are structuring PPP opportunities in the power sector.
 
We specialize in mobilizing private investment for public infrastructure. We are known for helping clients plan, build and operate infrastructure in a way that achieves value for money while improving services to the population. Over the years, we have designed proven methodologies and creative approaches that harness the full potential of complex transactions. 
 
Our management plans provide roadmaps to success for all parties involved.  We lay out the legal, technical, financial and environmental foundations that are instrumental in the success of PPP projects, minimizing investor risk and maximizing opportunities.
 
White & Case

Associate Sponsor

White & Case is a global law firm with resources in the markets that matter today.  The firm has been actively advising clients on the African continent for over 40 years; experience that makes us one of the leading Africa legal practices. Our team of lawyers in our offices in Johannesburg, London, Paris, New York, São Paulo, Beijing, Washington, DC, and the United Arab Emirates advise clients across Africa, including Lusophone Africa. We have advised on legal issues arising from some of the largest project development, project finance, M&A, equity and debt capital markets, construction and dispute resolution matters in Africa to date, across the power, oil and gas,  infrastructure, metals and mining, and telecommunications sectors. Our experience in acting on behalf of both Mozambiquan and international clients cuts across a wide range of sectors and includes some of the largest projects and transactions completed in the country, many of which earned us international awards. In addition, we are recognised as one of the leading legal advisors for oil and gas matters. We have advised on some of the most complex and cutting-edge oil and gas projects (including LNG) in Africa in the last few years across the upstream, midstream and downstream sector and have significant experience in gas commercialisation projects.
 
Our lawyers are currently advising on a number of key projects in Mozambique including Vale S.A. in connection with the development and financing of one of the country’s most significant cross-border energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects, and the project company in respect of the Ncondezi Power Project which includes the upstream mine development and downstream independent power projects for the supply of power to Electricidade de Moçambique.
 
White & Case is currently ranked “Band 1 for Projects and Energy – Africa-wide” by Chambers Global 2014. We are also ranked “First for Project Financing in Africa” by Dealogic Global Project Finance Review 2013 and were awarded “Best Law Firm in Africa” by EMEA Finance, African Banking Awards, 2013.
METKA

Associate 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.
 
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
 
Lekela

The Utility Leader Award Category Sponsor

Lekela Power was established to deliver approximately 1,000 MW of renewable energy into operation over the next 5 years across Africa.   Lekela’s project pipeline of 685 MW comprises: 360 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. 
 
Fore more information please visit: www.lekela.com
Engro Power Services

The Investors Spirit of Africa Awards Sponsor

ENGRO POWER SERVICES
 
Engro has five decades of experience in conducting successful business operations with enormous depth of skill and resources to successfully deliver large industrial projects. Our international and diversified power portfolio includes thermal and renewable energy projects that deliver satisfaction at every level. We own, operate & maintain IPP’s & CPP’s of over 2,000 MW and through our strategic partners we have investments, operations & maintenance interests in power plants of over 4,800 MW in South East Asia and Africa.
 
Engro has inherited Exxon’s DNA of being world class and having the best management practices in industrial operations. We have achieved a Safety DuPont rating of 3.58, and have over 95 % availability factor for all of our plants which is the one of the highest ratings for industrial plants in Asia. We’re here for the world, we’re here for you, and we’re here for tomorrow.
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.

 

Altaaqa Global

Exhibitor

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.

Clarke Energy

Exhibitor

Based in Dar es Salaam, Clarke Energy is the authorised distributor and service provider for GE’s Jenbacher gas engine in Tanzania and 12 other countries worldwide.
 
Gas-fuelled generation facilities offer significant savings over diesel-fuelled units and can be deployed as captive power plants or for independent power producers. Existing customers for the product in Tanzania include Tanesco, Tanzania Cigarette Company and Kioo Glass.
 
Gas engines can also be utilised for biogas applications, with Clarke Energy supplying the first Jenbacher CHP units into sub-Saharan Africa at a site near Lake Naivasha in Kenya.
 
Dresser-Rand

Exhibitor

DRESSER-RAND Guascor© offers reliable energy solutions and has more than 45 years of experience as an engine, genset and generation plant manufacturer for all types of applications. The company brings together the sectors of: bioenergy (biogas from landfill, sewage, biodigestion) and associated petroleum gas to abate flare gas emissions in the O&G industry with energy efficiency (cogeneration-trigeneration). Dresser Rand Guascor© offers maximum reliability and customer service thanks to its distributor network in more than 40 countries in the industrial and marine sectors. Guascor© engine´s power rating convers 150 to 1240 kW (1500 rpm) for gas engines/gensets and 200 to 1045 kWb (1500 rpm continuous duty) for Diesel engines and gensets.

EMCO India

Exhibitor

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.

 

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.

SEMCO Maritime

Exhibitor

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

Exhibitor

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

Exhibitor

About DNV GL
 
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.
 
Allen & Overy LLP

Exhibitor

In addition to the recent opening of our office in Johannesburg, South Africa, our Africa Group includes a full-service office in Casablanca, Morocco plus over 100 lawyers from across our network of offices 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.

EISER

Exhibitor

EISER is an independent fund manager with offices in London and Johannesburg. With deep experience investing in energy, transport and environmental sectors, EISER currently manages assets with a total enterprise value of over EUR 3.5 billion for its fund and managed co-investment products.

CAMCO

Exhibitor

Camco Clean Energy (London Listed) delivers finance to African renewable projects (including Green Africa Power) via its network of offices in Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, Mwanza, Jo’Burg, Lomo in Africa and London. Camco has 25 years of technical and commercial expertise financing, developing, and operating renewable projects as well as a new energy storage technology (REDTenergy).

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Exhibitor

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

Exhibitor

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.

For information about sponsoring AEF 2015 please take a look at our Sponsorship Opportunities page, or contact:
 

For Sponsorship enquiries:

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

 

Exhibition enquiries:

Howard Yuchetel

Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 7975
 
 
 

 

Partners

African Review - Pan African Gold Media Partner
African Review - Pan African Gold Media Partner

Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. It contains more business-related editorial, more advertising pages and has a higher circulation than any other publication of its kind. Each issue's highly respected editorial contains special sections on a wide variety of topics including information technology, oil and gas and construction.

It has the largest audited circulation of a business magazine in the area and carries over 80% of the international advertising in the market. Its readership includes Africa's key decision makers, senior executives both in Government and in Business.

www.africanreview.com

The Africa Report
The Africa Report

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.

www.theafricareport.com  

Jeune Afrique
Jeune Afrique

Jeune Afrique: Pour tout comprendre de l'actu africaine

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. 

www.jeuneafrique.com  

ESI Africa
ESI Africa
To be in front of all of the key decision makers in African Power is a game changer for your business. To have direct access to them will maintain your position in the market and open doors to new possibilities.
 
There is only one choice for you: ESI Africa – ‘Africa’s Power Journal’. It is the trusted knowledge source for all the African utilities and their partners. We have been publishing for 17 years and are renowned for high quality, insightful editorial which helps drive the future of African power. It is a ‘must read’ for all the decision makers in all the utilities across Africa.
 
Do you want to reach every utility in Africa?
 
Over 41 000 professionals use the publication and the news filled website to keep ahead of trends, technology, legislation and new investments. We reach them all. We provide them with essential information to drive their own businesses. They use us, they read us.
 
 
The Business Year
The Business Year

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

 

Africa Gas Association
Africa Gas Association
About The Africa Gas Association ( TAGA )
 
As the Africa's natural gas industry leading trade organization, TAGA:
*Engages in legislative and regulatory advocacy that is based on field research, technical, legal and economic analysis.
*Provides an industry forum for collective action on issues impacting its members.
*Promotes and creates awareness about the African Gas Industry through seminars, conferences and works collaboratively with other energy organizations and local communities to promote corporate social responsibility.
*Creates opportunities for technical cooperation and other activities to improve the competitiveness of the African Gas industry.
 
THE AFRICA GAS Association welcomes international majors, exploration & production (E&P) companies, distribution companies, transmission companies, equipment manufacturers, national oil companies(NOCs) from outside the region, local and corresponding banks, media, non-profit organizations, and other service providers to our association.
Finally, we sponsor and participate in a number of forums, partnerships and coalitions to foster dialogue on energy policy and achieve a better understanding of natural gas in Africa
 
Our Mission:
TAGA’s mission is to influence and support policies which promote a strong, viable and sustainable natural gas industry in Africa and beyond in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
 
Our Vision:
The Africa Gas Association is the leading voice of the natural gas and energy industry in Africa. It seeks to become one of the most influential and respectful organizations in the global natural gas and energy industry.
 
 
Menas Associates
Menas Associates

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.  
 

 

BMI Research
BMI Research
BMI Research provides trusted, independent analysis and forecasts on countries, industries and financial markets. Specialising in emerging and frontier markets, we cover macroeconomics, political risk and 24 industry verticals across 200 global markets and use this global awareness to produce a continual, reflexive analysis of how it all fits together.We call it Total Analysis. It’s a unique approach and our insights are used by multinationals, governments and financial institutions the world over to guide strategy, policy, trade and investment decisions. Everything we do is accessible through BMI’s platform or as individual reports.
 
Our customers and clients span more than 160 countries worldwide, including over half of the Global Fortune 500 companies. Businesses, banks, financial service companies, governments, academia and research centres have all come to rely on our analysis, data and forecasts - and have done so for more than 30 years. A Fitch Group Company, we operate globally from offices in London, New York, Singapore and Pretoria.
 
For reports specifically on the Energy and Power sector, please see the following link for further information: www.bmiresearch.com, or call Tel: +44 (0) 20 7246 1403.
 
Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)
Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) connects investors with reputable investment professionals, research, education and news, increasing confidence and transparency within emerging markets. For investment professionals, we create enhanced brand awareness that deliver tangible opportunities for business growth.

For investors, EMIA is an objective, comprehensive and unbiased source of expert, on-the-ground information, daily news and in-depth analysis. In short, EMIA is the world’s first and only non-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole, representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals, across asset classes.www.emia.org

African Energy
African Energy

African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.

African Energy’s work is based on the foundation of experienced staff analysts – African Energy has been produced by the same lead team since its launch in 1998 – and a network of correspondents and sources across more than 40 African countries.

African Energy’s consultancy unit has conducted research for a wide variety of private and public sector clients including the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), and the African Development Bank-based Infrastructure Consortium for Africa.

Tel: +44(0)1424 721667. Web: www.africa-energy.com

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

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

Please visit www.africanbusinessmagazine.com

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Register

Book your place for Dubai from 8 - 11 June:

Register Online

Alternatively to book you place and request an order form please:

Call: +44 (0)20 7384 7833
Email: michael.cluskey@energynet.co.uk
 

Africa Energy Forum 2015 Prices 

Package Option Conference Only Conference + Workshop Black Tie Awards Dinner
Register and pay before 29 January £1019 - save £710 £1419 - save £710

£500

Register and pay before 12th March £1229 - save £500 £1629  - save £500

£500

Register and pay before 16th April £1329 - save £400 £1729 - save £400 £500
Register and pay before 7th May £1439  - save £290 £1839 - save £290 £500
Register and pay before 28th May £1599  - save £130 £1999 - save £130 £500

Please note that an additional late fee of £130 is now applicable 2 weeks before the start of the conference.
Late rate - Conference Only - £1,729 and Conference + Workshop - £2,129

 

Discounts:

 Energynet offers significant discounts on team bookings. 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

Please note:

  • 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

Contact

To find out more about how to get involved with the Africa Energy Forum 2015 please contact:

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

 

For Speaker Opportunities:
 

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

For Sponsorship enquiries:
 

For Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

             

For Europe
and the USA

             

Alex Moulds
Director for Development
+44 (0)7500 702 171
Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

 

             

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

 

 

Exhibition and Awards enquiries:
 

Howard Yuchetel
Commercial Manager
+44 (0)20 7384 7975
howard.yuchetel@energynet.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Official Airline

Official Airline Partner

 




We’re pleased to inform you that Emirates Airline has proudly been selected as the partner airline for the Africa Energy Forum.

Emirates has excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 135 current destinations worldwide – and we are expanding our route network all the time.
 
Special Delegate Offer

Delegates attending the Africa Energy Forum can now receive a 10% discount on all published market direct return fares on an Emirates flight (Business / Economy only) to Dubai International Airport.

Book Tickets

Enter promotion code EVE6AEF when requested
 
Terms and conditions:

  • Travel Validity: 04th June -16th June 2015
  • Outbound and inbound travel must be within the validity period
  • Destinations: Offer valid ONLY from and to gateway cities in which Emirates operates direct flights.
  • Discount applicable: 10% off on the prevailing lowest online fare on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. First Class no discount is applicable.
  • Offer valid ONLY for return travel to Emirates gateway cities to Dubai and not from Dubai.
  • Offer extends to companions travelling with attendees.
  • The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or special offer.  
  • Regular charges applies for any modification and changes as per the fare rule and conditions.
     

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.

Simply select a country of interest and you will see a profile of that country from the top 10 economic indicators identified as important to analysts, economists and strategists. (Please wait for data to load)

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

AEF Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to maximise your exposure at next year's AEF in Dubai, 9-11th 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
Director for Development: Middle East & Africa
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8009
 
 
If you are interested in exhibition opportunities please contact:
 
Howard Yuchetel
Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 7975
 
 

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.

Simply select a country of interest and you will see a profile of that country from the top 10 economic indicators identified as important to analysts, economists and strategists. (Please wait for data to load)

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



 
The Africa Energy Forum is pleased to announce the inaugural

Power in Africa Awards
8th June 2015 | JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
 
The “Power in Africa Awards” will honour those individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the development of the power market across the continent.
 
Winners will be decided by an independent panel of experts working in conjunction with EnergyNet. All nominations are kept confidential amongst the nominating committee.
 
The awards will be held during the Africa Energy Forum the world’s leading gathering for African power industry stakeholders.

Entry criteria (where applicable) is outlined below. Entries must be submitted by 1st May.

For any questions regarding entries or entry criteria please email aef@energynet.co.uk
 
AWARDS
 
EnergyNet Lifetime Achievement Award:
In recognition of a true giant of Africa’s Power Sector whose achievements have directly contributed to increased access to energy on the continent
 
The Investor’s Spirit of Africa Award:
Recognising impact investment success.

Entry criteria:
  • Sustainable investment - What is the CSR story of a specific project that also supports your long term commercial objectives? No more than 400 words
  • Please qualify the socioeconomic impact of your business on the local communities in which you operate? No more than 400 words
  • What is unique about your investment approach and what would such recognition mean to your business and stakeholder partners?
  • No more than 250 words
     
African MegaWatt Leader Award:
Honouring the organisation that delivers the most MGWs on the ground across Africa
Thermal – coal, immediate/fast track power, gas, nuclear, etc.
Renewables – hydro, solar, wind, bio-fuel, tide, geothermal and all forms of renewable/clean energy.

Entry Criteria
  • Name of company
  • Name of contact and contact details
  • Short press release as to why your business has been successful and your aspirations for 2015/16 on the continent.
  • Short overview of each project that has started generating since June 2014 along with official generating start dates.
  • Overall number of new MGW capacity from projects (ONLY) that have started generating since June 2014.
  • Independently certified number of KWH that each project is generating.
Why is it important to have an independently certified review of KWH?
There are many projects around the world that are not operating at capacity, it is therefore critical that we focus on the number of KWHs as a base measurement of success to get a true picture of scale.
 
African Utility Leadership Award: Sponsored by Lekela
Recognising Great Success in one of Africa’s pioneering utility Companies

Power in Africa Sustainability in Action Award
This award is will go to the company or project that demonstrates the genuine application of sustainability principles. The judges will be looking for leading-edge practice; practice that is genuinely pushing the boundaries and driving real change in the way that a business of project approaches sustainability.

Entry criteria:
  • Does the project or initiative sit within a comprehensive sustainability strategy?
  • Is there evidence of measurable, sustainable change as a result of the work entered?
  • Does the project go above and beyond standard sustainability practice?
  • Has the project taken into account environmental and social sensitivities?
  • Does it have a sustainable approach to development through the project lifecycle, including site selection and design?
"Kick-off Award for Development Finance
In recognition of investors taking the lead in early stage project finance

Entry criteria:
  • How many projects have you been involved in financing at the 1st funding round/stage, over the past two years?
  • What have been your greatest challenges in getting projects over the line and how did you resolve them?
  • What evidence is there of successful financial outcomes or projections, since closure?
  • Evidence of measurable results for the project/s, growth figures, and /or forward growth projections
     
Regulator of the Year Award for Excellence: Sponsored by Engro Powergen
In recognition of the regulator that has delivered exceptional clarity in its objectives creating an environment meeting the needs of investors
 
EnergyNet Award for Energy Journalism in association with African Press Organisation
In recognition of Inspirational Journalism covering Africa’s Energy Sectors
 
Student of the Year Award:
‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’ – awarded to a student that has excelled in the programme

EnergyNet Energy Photograph of the Year

This award aims to visually encapsulate the transformative nature of power projects in Africa whether it be the on the landscape or lives.
 
Entry criteria:
  • Submit your photos to aef@energynet.co.uk
  • The photo should have been taken in Africa betweeen January 2014 and May 2015
  • The photos can be up to 5MB in size
  • We will accept GIF, Jpeg and PNG files but we do not accept BMP or TIFF files
  • Closing date for entries is 8th May
Gala Dinner Running Order
19:00 Drinks reception sponsored by Aggreko
19:45 Call for dinner
20:00 Welcome and keynote speeches 
20:30 Starters on table
20:30 Awards presentation – 1st Half 
21:00 Dinner served 
21:45 Awards presentation and closing remarks – 2nd Half 
22:15 Dessert and coffee
22:45 Entertainment and networking
23:55 Gala dinner finishes
 

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