15th October 2015 - 16th October 2015
15th October 2015 - 16th October 2015
Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum
Where Deals are Made Between Chinese Investors & African Developers
The 4th annual Africa Power and Infrastructure Forum (AIPF) will be 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 is 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 will officially announce brand new, large-scale infrastructure and power projects with lucrative opportunities for foreign investors.
China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation Sinosure confirms to speak at AIPF 2015
The final agenda is now available to download
- H.E Hon. Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury, Kenya
- H.E. Hon. Matadi Atadi Nenga Gamanda, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, DR Congo
- H.E. Hon Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Energy, Zambia
- H.E. Hon Henry Macauley, Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone
- H.E. Hon Obeth Kandjoze, Minister of Energy and Mines, Namibia
- H.E. Hon James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
- H.E. Hon Aston Kajara, Minister of Finance in charge of Privatisation, Uganda
AIPF 2015 also welcomes back partners CADFund and the China Electricity Council, in addition to hearing from key figures within the investment discussion including several African ministers of energy and infrastructure, heads of utilities, power developers and financiers.
The meeting will be 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.
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What our delegates had to say:
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
Arborescence Capital总经理John Ravaloson
Stephan Willms, Partner, Africa Enablers
Africa Enablers合作伙伴Stephan Willms
Minister of Energy
- Chairman for the Ecowater and Energy Services Company Ltd in Sierra Leone
- Chairman for the Staco Insurance Company Sierra Leone Ltd
- President of the National Association for Indigenous Business in Sierra Leone
- Senior Trader, of the Partenaire Service a L’Industerie in Paris, France and Commodities Trader for Intraco Consultants Inc in New York
- He created the Sierra Leone Nigeria Economic Commission (SLENIG) and the Nigeria Sierra Leone Chamber of commerce.
- He has worked relentlessly and successfully to take Nigerian Companies to Sierra Leone, fostering trade and economic development between the two countries
- The Academic degree of Master of Business Administration from the Knightsbridge University in Denmark
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from Fourahbay College - University of Sierra Leone
- A certificate in Introduction to Oil Industry – Oxford Princeton Program
- A baccaleaurate of French Language – Alliance Francaise Paris, France
Minister of Infrastructure
Senior Advisor to the H.E. The President and The President’s Office in charge of Finance Uganda
1977, BComm, Makerere University; MBA, London Business School, UK. From 1980, more than 10 years with the World Bank, as an Economist and Financial Analyst, East Asian and Southern African regions, covering projects in Burma, Malawi, Swaziland and Uganda. Then returned to Uganda and went into private business involving broadcasting, publishing, real estate and economic consulting. Former: Managing Director, Radio One and Radio Two, Uganda. 2011, appointed Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; ex-officio Member of Parliament of Uganda. Former Member: Presidential Economic Commission; Presidential Investors Roundtable. Former Non-Executive Director, Board of Directors: Agha Khan Foundation (East Africa); The Nabagereka Development Trust; Nkumba University; Uganda Development Bank; Stanbic Bank Uganda.
Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Hon. Aston P. Kajara was appointed Minister of State for Privatization, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in June 2011. Previously, he was a Minister of State in Charge of Investment, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. In 2006 - 2009, he was a Minister of State in Charge of Karamoja Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister. In 1996 – 2001 and 2007 - to-date he was and is a Member of Parliament and held positions as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, and a Member of Committee on National Economy. He is currently a Member, Board of Trustees of the Parliamentary Pension Scheme. He has an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Uganda and Subordinate Courts.
Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury, Kenya
Mr. Henry K. Rotich is currently the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury in Kenya. He assumed the position in May 2013 following the successful general election under the new Constitutional dispensation. In this portfolio, Mr. Rotich is charged with managing Kenya’s national government finances, including spearheading an efficient and sustainable public financial management under a new devolved system of governance, which is fundamental for promoting equitable socio-economic development and efficient delivery of services to Kenyans. Mr. Rotich has been instrumental in prioritizing increasing investment in infrastructure, agriculture, security, education and skills development to raise productivity, as well as improving the business environment to promote investments, consistent with the new Administration’s development agenda. More recently, Mr. Rotich led the largest successful debut bond issuance in Africa, where Kenya raised US$ 2 billion to finance infrastructure. The Eurobond has been voted the best emerging market deal in Africa and third in emerging markets in 2014.
Prior to his elevation as a Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Rotich was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Ministry of Finance, since March 2006. Under this capacity he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities. He was also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Policy Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector.
Before joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich also worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. Between 2001-2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist.
Mr. Rotich has also served in other senior positions. He was a Director on several Boards of State Corporations, including; Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communications Authority of Kenya; and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
Mr. Rotich holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, both from University of Nairobi, Kenya.
LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
Chairman of ICBC Standard Bank Plc
ICBC Standard Bank
Mr. Mingqiang Bi is now Chairman of ICBC Standard Bank Plc.
Prior to the current position, Mr. Bi was Head of Credit and Investment Management Dept. of ICBC Group based in Beijing, China. He was also a member of the committees of ICBC, including Credit Risk Management Committee, ALM Committee, IT Committee, Finical Service Management Committee, etc.
Before that, Mr. Bi had been working in North American for more than 6 years by assuming a number of key positions, including General Manager of ICBC New York Branch, President and CEO, then Chairman of ICBC (USA) , Chairman of ICBC Financial Services LLC. , CEO of ICBC (Canada), and Chairman of ICBC USA Management Committee, etc.
Prior to working in the North American, Mr. Bi had been working with ICBC in domestic China for about 10 years since he joined ICBC in 1997, being as Division Head engaged in corporate banking in ICBC headquarter from August 2004 to 2008, and Deputy Division Head from 2001 to 2004.
Mr. Bi has been speaker or panellist in various events.
From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Bi studied in Tsinghua University, and received his B.S. in Management Information System and B.S. in Automation Engineering in 1995, as well as his M.A. in Economics in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Finance in 2004 from China Remin University.
Deputy General Manager, Special Financing Department
Shen Min is the Deputy General Manager of Special Financing Department of ICBC Head Office. This department focus on all the “going global” business along with Chinese enterprises. With the combination core products(export credit,resources backed structured finance, outbound M&A finance, international syndication,overseas project finance, overseas financing against domestic support, overseas project contract finance, cross-border RMB financing) and ICBC’s global network and comprehensive financial service of both commercial banking and ivestment banking, her team has successfully made its “going global with enterprise” footprint across five continents in more than thirty countries and regions around the world.
Ms Shen served in ICBC for 16 years. Based on the experience of being the head of Aviation Finance of ICBC covering the whole aviation business in commercial banking area, with all the airlines customers outside and inside China through ICBC global network. a Long term client relationship with the top three airlines in China, and some other top tier international airlines, she has an extensive experience in aircraft finance, PDP, export credits, lending, tax leases as well.
Shen Min holds a Master degree in Accouting and Finance from London School of Economics and Politics.
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Africa Power Pool
Eastern Africa Power Pool
Eng.Zelalem Gebrehiwot is Technical Director of the EAPP General Secretariat.In 1992 he earned his BSC degree in Electrical engineering from Addis Ababa University. Following his graduation he joined the Ethiopian Electric power Corporation(EEPCO) where he has served at the junior and Senior engineers position in planning and operations departments until the year 2001. He attended advanced trainings in Canada,UK and Sweden on energy planning tools, management of hydro power development,regional power System planning and
operation, economic and financial analysis of generation and transmission projects.
Between 2002 and 2005 he has served as the coordinator of the Ethiopian Power systems expansion Master Plan study. He had been the head of the power systems planning team at the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation(EEPCO) between 2005 and 2009.During the same time he has served as power technical committee member for the Eastern Nile Power trade program study and the regional power
trade project under the Nile Basin Initiative(NBI) shared vision and Subsidiary action
He joined the EAPP on September 2009 where he is responsible for coordination of regional master plan studies, and developent of technical & commercial standards required for the development of regional electricity market
Global Head of Power and Infrastructure
Chief Marketing Officer
China-Africa Development Fund
Mr Teng Liliang, Chief Marketing Officer of China-Africa Development Fund, has 25 years of private equity and banking experience. Prior to the tenure in CADFund, he was the Deputy General Manager of China Technology Innovation Corporation. Mr. Teng has deep insight of clean energy market, especially in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Mr. Teng was awarded a master degree of risk management by the University of READING of Britain in 2001, and a MBA degree by Tsinghua University of China in 1997.
Director, Geothermal Development Company
Dr. Stephen Njiru is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 20 years international experience as a lawyer, and in private practice, with government (Public sector) and in Academia. He has undertaken all aspects of Legal Practice including Criminal, Civil and Commercial Litigation. His main fields have been Constitutional and Public Law, International Economic Law, Legal Systems and Services, Municipal and International Law.
Mr. Harry Greaves is the founder of the NGO "Coalition to Bring Plenty Cheap Reliable Stable Electricity to Liberia" (Brescelco, for short). Brescelco is an advocacy group spearheading a grassroots movement in Liberia to end the monopoly on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the country and to open these services up to private sector participation.
Mr. Greaves served as managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) from 2006 to 2009. At LPRC he spearheaded a major corporate restructuring program that saw the company increase its pre-tax annual profits from US$1.5 million to $8 million per year.
Upon the end of Liberia's civil war, Mr. Greaves served as economic advisor to the Head of State of the transitional government.
Mr. Greaves is a certified public accountant, with memberships in the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mali Electricity and Water Regulatory (CREE)
Jeremy Stevens is an international economist for the Standard Bank Group, based in Beijing, China.
Jeremy’s research gives special attention to the Chinese economy, and how the shift towards a multipolar world is re‐calibrating Africa’s external and internal dynamics. His papers have been presented at the FOCAC Summits (Egypt in 2009 and Beijing 2012), the
AfDB, ADB, OECD, IMF, WB and at a host of other regional and local gatherings and conferences.
He advises Standard Bank’s clients and African central banks, policymakers and corporates on developments in the Chinese economy and financial markets. In addition, he works with Chinese corporates, policy banks and think tanks on opportunities in Africa.
Jeremy frequently comments across a host of international media forums, including Bloomberg, CNBC, the Economist, the Financial
Times, Reuters, and Wall Street Journal. Moroever, he regularily contributes to China’s domestic media, including CCTV, China Daily,
Caijing, China Securities Journal and elsewhere.
In 2010, Jeremy along with his colleague, Simon Freemantle, was awarded Emerging Market Research Award for Africa 2010 by Euromoney. In 2013, Jeremy was selected as one of ten academics to represent South Africa at the BRICS Academic Forum.
Jeremy joined the bank in 2006, selected for the investment bank’s graduate leadership programme.
Currently Jeremy is a PhD candidate at London School of Economics. Prior to this, Jeremy studied a Bachelor in Social Science in Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree at University of Cape Town; honours in international trade and development and a Masters in Economics from the University of Johannesburg. Jeremy worked for both the public and nongovernmental
sectors in South Africa.
Executive Head: Power and Infrastructure
Standard Bank, China
Patrick (Mingzhen) Guo is the head of Power & Infrastructure China. He had 20 years working experience in financing sector with comprehensive knowledge and understanding in the field of cross border trade/investment activities, and accumulated deep insights into emergent market dynamics. He had 11 years ECA working experience, familiar with China government’s foreign trade/investment supporting scheme, and had extensive connections with the major players in the industry. He started his career at a senior position in the Export-Import Bank of China (C-Eximbank) and after that Director at China Export & Credit Insurance Co (Sinosure). He served as Head of Trade and Export Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) before joining StandardBank. He holds the BA degree of Central University of Finance & Banking of China and MBA of Peking University Guanghua Management School.
Founder and Director
Ana is qualiﬁed as a lawyer in both England & Wales and the State of New York, and is an infrastructure and energy consultant with more than 10 years’ experience in a variety of transactions including project ﬁnance, public-private partnerships and project development, working on energy and infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ana recently launched Africa GreenCo (Africa Green Regional Energy: Efﬁcient, New and Creditworthy Offtaker) calling for the set-up of a public-private partnership in the form of an independent, regional, renewable energy offtaker for the Southern African Development Community via the Southern African Power Pool. Africa GreenCo would streamline development, mitigate offtake and credit risk and catalyse private sector ﬁnance for large-scale regional renewable energy development.
Minister of Energy and Water Resources
Minister of Energy
Presidential Special Advisor on Energy
Jack Reynolds Engineering
Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs
Office National of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) , Morocco
Metallurgical Industry Planning Institute
Dr.Hao SUN, Senior Consultant at MPI, Metallurgical Industry Planning Institute, is concurrently severed as specialist(s) of CDB-China Development Bank, CIODPA-China Industry Overseas Development & Planning Association, CIECCPA-China Industry Energy Conservation & Cleaner Production Association, MII- Department Information under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information. Dr. SUN got his B.Sc. from Huazhong (Central China) University of Science & Technology in 1984, later he got his M.Sc. and PhD respectively from Research Institute affiliated to China’s Ministry of Metallurgical Industry and University of Science & Technology, Beijing. He used to travel extensively for projects with trips hitting five continents. Besides his native language Chinese, He can speak professional English, some Japanese and Italian.
Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia
Cambridge Industries Limited
Energy Investment Company
Kudu Project Leader
Senior Consultant, Kudu Financial Advisory Team
Ernst & Young
Minister of Energy and Mines
- Mar-Oct 2005 University of Stellenbosch Business School – Stellenbosch Management Development Program (MDP)
- 1991 – 1994 University of Helsinki – Finland Master of Science Degree (Geology)
- 1987-1991 University of Cape Town – Cape Town, RSA Bachelor of Science Degree (Geology)
- Managing Director - National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) November 1,2012 – March 2015
- Exploration & Production Manager – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 2007 – Nov 1, 2012
- New Ventures & Promotion Unit Manager – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 2006 – 2007
- Senior Petroleum Geologist – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1999 – 2006
- Petroleum Explorationist – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1997 – 1999
- Country Exploration Manager – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1995 – 1997
- GIS Geologist – National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) 1994-1995
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Business Development Department
Vice President, Infrastructure Investment and Special Advisor to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
Head of Construction and Cement
- Head: Import & Export Sector at CitiBank (10 years)
- Relationship Manager at Nedbank Ltd (4 years)
Lucy Hornby is China Correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Beijing. She previously covered China for Reuters from Shanghai and Beijing, reporting from all but two of China’s provinces and regions. Prior to that, she reported for Energy Intelligence from New York and Dow Jones Newswires from Singapore.
Hornby grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University. She first moved to China in 1995, when she taught for Princeton in Asia in Wuhan and discovered the joys of the Yangtze Valley winter. She is fluent in Mandarin and French.
AB & David
David Ofosu-Dorte is a business law specialist with a focus on Africa transactions. He has a combined public and private sector experience spanning over twenty-five (25) years and has worked on several projects cutting across finance, infrastructure and advice to governments. He is trusted by clientele for his “terrifically focused, hands-on approach and brilliant business sense” (Chambers Global, UK 2012), regarded as “a top project lawyer” (IFLR1000, 2013) and ”.... recognised for his role in pioneering the development of Public Private Partnerships in Ghana" (Chambers Global, UK 2014).
He founded AB & David which has partnered with other African firms and have become a Pan-African law firm serving clients in 23 jurisdictions on the African continent.
He led AB & David to earn the distinction as the First African law firm to earn the UK Law Society Lexcel accreditation - which is a mark of the highest standards in the practice and management of law firms.
China Programme Deputy Manager
International Energy Agency
Bisil Portland Clinker and Cement
Shaun is a seasoned executive who has worked in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and is currently working in Kenya as the CEO of a private investment group. He has worked in the oil sector, business service franchising, wholesale homewares and healthcare. In his current role he is on the board of several major Kenyan companies in media, transport and logistics, tea plantations, agriculture and the finance sector. Shaun is also leading the Kenya investment group in developing a 1mtpa clinker and cement packaging plant near Nairobi in Kenya. Having secured a 65mt limestone resource the main objective of this plant is to produce and supply locally made clinker to bridge the 60% import gap that currently exists in Kenya.
Ghana Infrastructure and Investment Fund
Mr. Kodwo Edisi Ampofo [AB.cl, MBA, JD], chief consultant of Emos Consultancy Limited, is a seasoned development economist, financial and management expert, and corporate lawyer, with in-depth experience in project and corporate finance, management and organizational development, policy design and analysis, financial and investment analysis, business appraisal, and, project design, monitoring and evaluation, as well as targeted social and economic interventions. For over 30 years of high level engagement, Mr. Ampofo has led or directed several private and public sector projects in all sectors of the economy. He has provided corporate strategic advice including pioneering structuring and design of project finance arrangements to support development of infrastructure including BOT, and other variants. He was also for many years one of the instructors in the Ghana Stock Exchange’s security courses program where he lectured on financial markets and corporate finance.
Foreign Legal Consultant
Director General in Charge of Policy and Planning
Government of Rwanda
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Eastern and Southern African Infrastructure Fund Manager (ESAIF)
- B Com (Hons) Economics
- MBA, majored in Finance
- Lesiba is the CEO of Eastern and Southern African Infrastructure Fund Manager (ESAIF) the Manager the COMESA Infrastructure Fund (CIF)
- CIF is currently in a fund-raising mode targeting to raise a minimum of USD350 million for its closing in Dec 2016. At final closing CIF plans to achieve total capitalization of USD1 billion
- Prior to being appointed as CEO of ESAIF, Lesiba worked for Harith General Partners (HGP) an entity he co-founded in 2007
- HGP is the Manager of several private equity Infrastructure funds in Africa with over USD2.5 billion under management
- He served within HGP in various capacities including as an Investment Director in the office of the Group CEO
- He was primarily responsible for the origination and closing of deals and also for investments monitoring/enhancing and preparation for exiting projects
- He was responsible for setting up two regional private equity infrastructure funds for West and East Africa where HGP formed joint ventures with like-minded entities.
- Lesiba was responsible for facilitating investments in excess of USD120 million
- He has extensive strategic management experience
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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
- 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。
Standard Bank, also trading as Stanbic Bank, has a rich history in Africa and for over 150 years, Standard Bank Group has been at the forefront of the continent’s progress. We are Africa’s largest bank by assets and earnings and present in 20 African countries and other key emerging markets. Our outstanding coverage and capabilities enable trade and investment flows between emerging markets and the continent and help connect our clients to opportunities to deliver on their business objectives.
Since 2007 Standard Bank Group has had a strong strategic relationship with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank. The partnership reached new heights in January 2015 when ICBC acquired 60% of Standard Bank Plc, specifically it’s Global Markets business outside of Africa. The new entity, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, is a leading financial markets and commodities bank, focused on facilitating and financing trade flows between Africa and Asia.
Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division specialises in industry sectors most relevant to emerging markets, including Power and Infrastructure. The single biggest driver for economic growth and competitiveness in emerging markets is power and infrastructure and as these economies grow, so too will the opportunities. Our specialist teams in London, Accra, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Beijing and Sao Paulo have hands-on experience helping clients realise these opportunities in Africa.
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.
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.
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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.
ESI Africa is the trusted knowledge source for the pan-African electricity supply industry. Utilities, regulators, governments and their partners have used ESI Africa for over 19 years as their chosen platform for engagement. We are renowned for high quality insightful editorial and interviews, which helps drive the future of African power generation, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency.
Being the knowledge source for all key decision makers in the African power industry allows us to open the door to new possibilities for your business, ensuring you are at the forefront of the Power industry.
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Register with ESI Africa to receive the very latest news, industry insight and on demand content from around the African continent.
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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.
Visit www.engerati.com for more details.
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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Standard Bank - Helping to Light up Africa
These Ministers are all confirmed to participate in AIPF 2015. Hear their exclusive interviews from the Africa Energy Forum in Dubai this June.
Hon. Charles. M Zulu, Deputy Minister, Minstry of Mines, Republic of Zambia
Why Sponsor AIPF? 为什么赞助非洲基础设施&能源论坛？
The Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum 2015 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.
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