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Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum
Where Deals are Made Between Chinese Investors & African Developers


The 4th annual Africa Power and Infrastructure Forum (AIPF) was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel from the 15th – 16th October, 2015 in Beijing, China.

The rapid growth in Chinese-African trade is revolutionising development in Africa, stimulating crucial upgrades of the continent’s infrastructure and power sector and ushering a new era of prosperity. 

AIPF is the pivotal meeting point where real, practical change happens; each year major investment deals are closed, and these in turn have shaped the future of Africa’s infrastructure and power development. This year’s Forum officially announced brand new, large-scale infrastructure and power projects with lucrative opportunities for foreign investors.

AIPF 2015 welcomed African Ministers to the forum as well as partners CADFund and the China Electricity Council, in addition to hearing from key figures within the investment discussion including heads of utilities, power developers and financiers.

The meeting was underpinned by 4 major infrastructure and power projects currently shaping Africa’s energy sector:

  • The East to West Land Bridge including a deep-water port in Lamu, Kenya
  • East African Standard Gauge Railway
  • Dry port development in Gabon and the DRC
  • PPP power projects in Kenya and many more
  • Each of these projects requires large scale investment and we shall be highlighting at AIPF the opportunities available across Africa. 

What our delegates had to say:

“Excellent opportunity to mix and network with investors and financiers of projects in a well-organised environment whilst listening to expert speakers”

Evans Msiska, Director of Generation, Escom Ltd

“A very good platform for developers and other market players to meet and forge good business relationships”

Ezinwa C. Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer, Interaf Power

“It’s a great opportunity provided by this platform for business networking and identification of potential business partners. Such a useful event!”

Mr Matheus Kanime, Engineer, UNAM

“Very informative- well organised. Excellent contacts and networking”

John Ravaloson, Managing Director, Arborescence Capital

“Thank you for an excellent event. Once more you managed to surprise with high attendance, good organisation and interesting content”

Stephan Willms, Partner, Africa Enablers




Escom Ltd.总经理Evans Msiska


Interaf Power首席执行官Ezinwa C. Ibekwe


UNAM工程师Matheus Kanime先生



Arborescence Capital总经理John Ravaloson

Stephan Willms, Partner, Africa Enablers


Africa Enablers合作伙伴Stephan Willms

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Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum 2015 took place at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing



The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum will bring together key stakeholders from Africa to Asia to discuss opportunities for investment in Energy, Transport and Infrastructure Projects.

Why should you attend if you are from China?

  • Meet with and sell your services to African developers who are actively seeking Chinese partnerships 
  • Meet with Government Ministers to discuss future projects and the latest policies supporting Chinese investment in to Africa.

  • Showcase bankable projects in the pipeline across Africa

  • Examine which sectors and countries are likely to provide the most fruitful returns and why

Why should you attend if you are from the rest of the World?

  • Meet Chinese officials who will talk about their investment policy into Africa
  • Some of the biggest Chinese investors discuss unveiling their investment strategies and plans for the coming 
  • Presentations from power technology providers in China who are actively seeking investment opportunities


  • 与正在为本国寻求投资的各国部长及项目发展商(或事业单位)面对面。
  • 与此时此刻寻找新的商机的可靠利益相关方面对面。
  • 唯一在亚洲举办的该种类别国际会议, 用以寻求亚洲对非洲境外投资机会。
  • 聆听有关非洲通道现行项目的案例分析的绝佳机会
  • 与正在寻求在非洲投资新项目及其他投资机会的投资方面对面。
  • 更好的了解中国对非洲投资策略及政策。
  • 与电力、交通及信息通讯技术领域的主要相关利益者及推动方面对面。





Standard Bank

Forum Sponsor

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

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

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

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

Website: standardbank.com/CIB

DLA Piper Africa

Strategic Partner

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


Schneider Electric

Strategic Partner

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

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

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

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

AB & David


Pan-African Firm – AB & David Africa

AB & David Africa is an independent Pan-African business law firm with immense experience in working with worldwide clients who do business in Africa.  Our focus is to ensure businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping clients minimize the risks associated with doing business in Africa. 

Our experience is excellent resource that adds value to business in the complex Africa environment. Several clients have commended us for our ability to reduce the bureaucracy and minimize Africa investment risk.

We operate from 9 cities across 7 jurisdictions in Africa and through “Best Friend” firms. We are able to assist clients in 23 African countries.


Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund


Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) is an independent fund set up by the Government of Ghana to mobilize, manage, coordinate and provide financial resources for investment in a diversified portfolio of infrastructure projects in Ghana.  GIIF’s activities include: attracting investments through the domestic and international capital and financial markets; the provision of debt and equity financing for infrastructure in Ghana. The Fund will follow any other operational guidelines and procedures outlined in the Investment Policy Statement approved by the Board. 
PORTFOLIO: The Fund will carry a diversified portfolio of investments in order to reduce risk. For each project, a stringent due diligence process will be adhered to and careful analysis of valuation undertaken on a consistent basis, so that the investment strategy will reduce downside risk and enhance return.
READY TO GO PROJECTS: GIIF is supporting ready to go projects which have strategic linkages to infrastructure and multiplier effect on the economy in general and industrialization in particular.At this moment, contact the CEO, Mr. Steve Nartey at snnartey@gmail.com.


ICBC Standard Bank is a leading financial markets and commodities bank operating across both developed and emerging economies. ICBC Standard Bank Plc was formed in February 2015 when Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) acquired a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc Global Markets division. As a result, a compelling strategic platform was formed, one that benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise.
ICBC Standard Bank Plc is a strategic platform for serving the growing demands of our clients in Global Markets products, as well as distributing African risk. We specialise in global commodities, fixed income, currencies and equities.
Headquartered in London, ICBC Standard Bank Plc also has operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, and Tokyo.
For more information please visit icbcstandard.com


"Currently 60% of Kenya's clinker requirements are imported through Mombasa and this demand is growing at a rate of 10 to 15% pa annum."
Bisil Portland Cement (BPC) are developing one of Africa's largest clinker and cement packaging plants adjacent to a 65 Million ton limestone resource with potential to expand to one of the world's largest plants. Information memorandum and technical studies being finalised. 
BPC is seeking over USD130 Million of debt equity funding in various flexible formats. For further information meet with Shaun Zambuni (Managing Director) and Morris Mwarey (Chief Operating Officer) or contact us at shaun@bpckenya.com and morris@bpckenya.com


To sponsor the Forum in 2016, please contact:

For Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

Brian Reffell

Sales Director

International +44 (0)20 7384 7812




African Review
African Review
Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. 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 senior executives both in government and in business. 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 power, water, information technology, transport, manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas. Editorial covers all aspects relevant to Africa's key decision makers. For the latest industry news and for more information on African Review of Business and Technology visit www.africanreview.com


The Beijing Axis
The Beijing Axis

Consulting Partner

The Beijing Axis (www.thebeijingaxis.com) is an international advisory and procurement firm. Combining extensive experience and comprehensive capabilities, we collaborate with clients across their value chain via our strategy and management consulting; capital advisory; commodity trading; and procurement and supply chain managed services in order to raise their performance and profitability. With more than 11 years of delivering international advisory and procurement solutions, we have offices in Beijing, Singapore, Perth and Johannesburg, with Mumbai and Latin America currently being rolled out.

LAPPSSET Development Authority
LAPPSSET Development Authority
Construction Review Online
Construction Review Online
Media partner
Construction Review Magazine is  a 20-year old monthly magazine which enjoys the readership of; architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc…
www.constructionreviewonline.com is the online version of Construction Review magazine. It has a global reach targeted at the construction industry, incorporating suppliers, professionals, contractors, governments and non-governmental organisations.
Construction Review Online pages have extra information not in the print version such as tenders, jobs, multi-media and past copies of the magazine.
ESI Africa
ESI Africa
ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing. We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.
For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.


The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)
The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)
Media partner 
Since it was established in 2005, TOGY has developed from strength to strength to become a recognised actor in the global energy industry. By working hand in hand with established international names and newcomers, we are now a preferred corporate and institutional communications vehicle. Our unrivalled reach into the boardroom can provide your organisation with the essential data tools to enter fresh markets, find partners and keep you abreast of market developments. For more information visit http://www.theoilandgasyear.com/
Africa Capital Digest
Africa Capital Digest
Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated industry news, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa. Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people and companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth original and curated content to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.
To find out more:
Allan Cunningham
Twitter: @afcdigest


Capital Markets in Africa
Capital Markets in Africa
Capital Markets in Africa is the leading “one-stop” platform dedicated to Africa’s fastest-growing financial, capital markets and wealth management industry. Capital Markets In Africa aims to support local and International investors, senior decision makers, institutions, policy makers or individual investors interested in the Africa by providing a platform for timely news and Interviews, a daily Market Watch – a summary of Daily Trading on African Stock Markets, expert features and economic outlooks, as well as “key risks and opportunities” available on the African continent.
Over the last few years Africa has consistently been named as the next Frontier for Capital growth by Economists and Financial Analysts. Capital Markets in Africa recognises the enterprising spirit and the investment opportunities that come with this phenomenon and as such aspires to showcase Africa as an attractive investment destination giving our readers the latest news, views and guidance on how to gain access to and profit from investment opportunities the region. We also provide exclusive interviews and commentaries from movers and shakers (such as Chief Executive Officers, Economists, Central Bank Governors, Investment and Fund Managers, Corporate Leaders, Heads of Governing Bodies, Entrepreneurs and Innovators) on the African continent.
WANT access to African financial and capital markets as well as the Africa ever-increasing Growth Story or want to simply keep an eye on what’s trending in Africa’s Capital Markets! THINK Capital Markets in Africa. 
African Energy
African Energy
Media partner
African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.
Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future.
Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.

Media partner

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


The Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), works toward a level playing field, transparency, rule of law and a better overall investment environment in Asia as related to the IPP industry.  IPPF is a global non-profit organization made up of senior executives and decision-makers from power generation and related firms with active business commitments in Asia.  
Website: www.ippfpowerasia.com

The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydro-informatics and continuing education and training. IAHR stimulates and promotes both research and its application, and by so doing strives to contribute to sustainable development, the optimisation of world water resources management and industrial flow processes. IAHR accomplishes its goals by a wide variety of member activities including: working groups, research agenda, congresses, specialty conferences, workshops and short courses; Journals, Monographs and Proceedings; by involvement in international programmes such as UNESCO, WMO, IDNDR, GWP, ICSU, and by co-operation with other water-related (inter)national organisations.




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Pricing Information

  2 Days Conference
Introductory Rate (until 8 August) £1,050
Early Bird Rate (until 20 August) £1,400
Standard Rate (after 20 August) £1,750

To register please contact
Amy Offord
T: 44 (0)20 7384 8068





If you would like to attend AIPF 2016 as a member of press or are interested in a media partnership please contact:

Amy Offord
Marketing Manager
T: 44 (0)20 7384 8068
E: aipf@energynet.co.uk


Africa Infrastructure Power Forum Knowledge Bank

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Video Interviews

These Ministers confirmed to participate in AIPF 2015. Hear their exclusive interviews from the Africa Energy Forum in Dubai June 2015.

Ambassador Henry O Macauley, Minister of Energy, Government of Sierra Leone

H.E. Hon James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda

Hon. Charles. M Zulu, Deputy Minister, Minstry of Mines, Republic of Zambia

Moctar Toure, President, CREE, Mali

Why Sponsor AIPF? 为什么赞助非洲基础设施&能源论坛?

The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum offers sponsors a unique environment in which to develop new business and increase brand visibility amongst the key stakeholders in both Africa’s and Asia’s power and infrastructure sectors. The Forum will serve as an effective trading post between Asian investors and African Energy Ministers & Utility companies so your company will have an opportunity to deliver key messages regarding your products and services to two sets of potential clients. In short, we aim to deliver real value.


We know that sponsors want to secure a return on their investment, and we have an effective structure in place to ensure they meet with the right people, speak in the relevant sessions, and place their logo in the most prominent positions to build vital brand equity.

EnergyNet works closely with all of our sponsors and importantly recognises that “off the shelf” packages do not always meet the objectives of the client. Our sponsorship team is happy to construct a tailored package which reflects the specific aims of the client and which matches their budget and resources.


For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact:

Brian Reffell
T: +44 (0)20 7384 7812