Radisson Blu Addis Ababa

20th November 2014 - 21st November 2014

Powering Africa: Ethiopia

Investing in Ethiopia's green energy future

 

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Powering Africa: Ethiopia will take place from 20-21st November 2014 in Addis Ababa

The Powering Africa Ethiopia Executive Meeting connects Ethiopia’s government and energy ministries with international and local power and infrastructure developers and financiers seeking new investment opportunities within the region.

The 3rd Annual Powering Africa: Ethiopia is a concentrated two-day meeting set to bring together senior level executives in the power value chain to drive forward investment into Ethiopia’s energy sector. Ethiopia is leading the way for a green economy with resourceful emerging markets. Powering Africa: Ethiopia is proud to shine the light on this region, providing an intimate and interactive learning environment to unravel solutions for key strategic issues faced by public and private sectors.

 
Please note that this meeting is bookable for £975 per delegate before this Friday 26th September- a saving of £300. Visit the registration page for more information

 
Now in its 3rd year, the meeting connects Ethiopia’s government and energy ministries with international power-infrastructure developers and financiers seeking new investment opportunities within the region. With exclusive case studies, lively discussions and networking, meet East Africa’s key stakeholders to discover how to put Ethiopia on your investment horizon. 
 
 
What to expect at the 2014 meeting
 
With the rise of European and Chinese investments in the region, the meeting will explore different financing models to support power projects, as well case studies of live projects led by leaders and their partners.
 
Finance is critical to the sector, where an estimated $2.5 billion a year will be required to develop critical generation projects and achieve energy demands in Ethiopia. Although the engagement of the private sector is paramount, regulatory frameworks have been a recurring issue that has proved limiting. With developed regulatory enforcements in place since January 2014, the meeting will discuss legal frameworks, PPAs, structure financing and more to solve the uncertainty around laws and regulations in Ethiopia.
 
With other focuses such as power interconnections and alternative energy developments, the content-led programme of Powering Africa: Ethiopia aims to support the economic development of the region bringing the industry’s key players in one place to invest and grow this potential land.
 

Here's what our delegates had to say about last year's meeting:

“The presentations and discussions have well addressed the problems in the power sector, especially in Ethiopia. I think this is an opportunity for us to learn from internationally experienced companies.”

Hailu Assefa, Director of Electric and Electric Related Businesses Competence Certification Directorate, Ethiopian Electricity Agency

“A good mix of potentials. I see the prospects once the Ethiopian government opens the door wide enough for the participation of private companies.”

Ibrahim Mamma, Consultant, Vantage Consultancy

“A very successful conference”

Neb Girma, Senior Transaction Advisor – Ethiopia, Deloitte | USAID Power Africa Initiative

“Very impressive! High level networking opportunities with focused presentations on key issues focusing on the energy sector in Ethiopia”

Timonthy Mathenge, Sales Manager- East Africa Region, TE Energy

“I really enjoyed the familiarity of the event. It has been useful to find similar companies trying to solve doubts concerning the laws and regulations in Ethiopia.”

Luis Ayxela, CFO, Infinit Value Engineering

“It was a good chance to explore Ethiopia in addition to knowing the project pipeline of electricity. Thanks”

Mohamed El Laithy, COO, Sahara Group for Engineering & Trading

“I believe the meeting is timely in such a dynamic and fast-growing environment. It has tried to clear the major and important issues.”

Awetash Tesfaye, Program Assistant, IFC Ethiopia

“Very interesting- the meeting has properly addressed the many issues investors have to face”

Gianpiero Succi, Partner, Bonelli Ererde Pappalardo

“Good presentations and discussions. It is very positive for all. I hope it will continue in the same way next year.”

Rached Jomni, Business Development and Senior Project Manager, Hatch

“Very interesting and diverse group of attendees”

Joelle Thomas, Manager, Chemonics International

For more information on how to get involved at this year's meeting, please contact Amy Offord on +44 (0)20 7384 8068 or email amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

Speakers

Distinguished speakers include:

H.E Ato Alemayehu Tegenu
H.E Ato Alemayehu Tegenu
Minister of Water Irrigation and Energy
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
H.E Dawano Kedir
H.E Dawano Kedir
State Minister of Foreign Affairs
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Mr Lebbi Changullah
Mr Lebbi Changullah
Secretary General
Eastern Africa Power Pool
Mr Adamassu Tadesse
Mr Adamassu Tadesse
President and CEO
PTA Bank
Mr V. K. Khare
Mr V. K. Khare
Chief Executive Officer
Ethiopian Electric Utility
Mr Kenneth Gaynor
Mr Kenneth Gaynor
Director
Power Solutions-Africa, Cummins Power Generation
Mr Behailu Assefa
Mr Behailu Assefa
Vice President
Terra Global Energy Developers LLC
Mr Zelalem Gebrehiwot
Mr Zelalem Gebrehiwot
Technical Director
Eastern Africa Power Pool
Mr Neb Girma
Mr Neb Girma
Senior Transaction Advisor
Powering Africa Ethiopia- USAID
Mr Gosaye Mengistie
Mr Gosaye Mengistie
Director of Power
Ministry of Water and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Mr Negus Kebede
Mr Negus Kebede
Business Promotion Director
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Mr Mollalign Abebe
Mr Mollalign Abebe
Director
Legal services Directorate, Ethiopian Electricity Authority
Stephan Willms
Stephan Willms
Founding Partner
Africa Enablers

Stephan Willms, 43, is Director at africa enablers, an equity financing boutique for renewables in Africa. He leads Africa enablers’ largest project, the 310MW wind farm in the Somali region of Ethiopia, with start of construction in 2015. Currently living in Addis Ababa, he has nearly 20 years of experience working with private and public institutions world-wide. He has a diploma (MA) in Business Administration and Spanish from Bayreuth University, Germany.

Mr Samson Atshba
Head of Renewable Energy Technologies
(EnDEV) Ethiopia
Peter Ballinger
Peter Ballinger
Managing Director for Africa
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Liang Xuan
Liang Xuan
Chief Representative
Goldwind Middle East and Africa
Samuel Alemayehu
Samuel Alemayehu
Managing Director
Cambridge Industries and DP Cleantech

Mr. Samuel Z. Alemayehu is Head of Africa & Managing Director at the Addis Ababa Office of Cambridge Industries Ltd. & DP Cleantech Africa.

Mr. Samuel Alemayehu started his operation in Silicon Valley as a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of three successful tech ventures based in California. He was an Associate at Venrock Associates (Rockefeller Family Venture Firm) investing in consumer media services around the world. He then helped co-found Cambridge Industries Ltd, now a subsidiary of DP Cleantech Ltd. to develop and construct waste-to-energy and biomass plants for Africa. Currently he is overseeing the construction of a 50MWe waste-to-energy facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the development of waste-to-energy biomass plants in Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Senegal and Djibouti. The Cambridge Group in partnership with General Electric is currently developing what will be the largest wind farm in Africa: the Aysha 310MW Wind Farm.

He is an expert on technology investments and development of renewable energy projects in Africa with emphasise in waste-to-energy, biomass and wind. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Engineering.

 

Chris Matthews
Business Development Director
Mainstream Renewable Power
Mr Abiyehoy Girma Mekuria
Senior Energy Officer
African Development Bank
Asfaw Solomon Abebe
Principal Power Engineer, East African Resource Centre
African Development Bank Ltd
Magnus Asbjornsson
Magnus Asbjornsson
Regional Director Middle East & Africa
Reykjavic Geothermal
Andreas Spiess
Andreas Spiess
Chief Executive Officer
SOLARKIOSK

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Agenda

The 2014 meeting will reveal:

  • Future Government plans for the development of the energy sector 
  • Key regulatory updates and policy drivers to leverage renewable energy investment 
  • Cross boarder trade strategies across East Africa and long-term investment plans 
  • Understanding the requirements and investment conditions of the Government and private sector to support sustainble collaborations
  • Assessing financing models to unlock local, regional and international capital to drive project advancement 

Powering Africa: Ethiopia discussions will focus on these key themes:

  • Government keynote address: update on Growth and Transformation Plan Phase 1 with introduction to Phase 2 and upcoming plans for Ethiopia 
  • Government keynote address on developments from Ethiopian's Utility
  • Attracting foreign direct investiments in power generation
  • Developing Ethiopia's regional interconnections
  • Energy project financing 
  • Legal frameworks and regulatory developments
  • Rural electrification and local capacity development 
  • Maintaining Momentum in Ethiopia’s Energy Sector 
To be added to our mailing list, please contact Amy Offord at amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

Location

This event will take place once again at the Radisson Blu hotel in Addis Ababa.() 
 
Located in the Addis Ababa city centre and in the heart of the exclusive Kazanchis Business District, The Radission Blu is convenient to the major commercial and administrative area of the city. Only eight kilometres from the airport and adjacent to the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), the hotel proves ideal for delegates and business professionals. Hotel guests touring the Addis Ababa city centre can stop in to the Ethiopian National Library, Ethiopian Ethnological Museum or the Natural History Museum to learn about the country's colourful past. For more information, visit http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-addisababa
 
 
Favourable rates are arranged with the Radisson for this meeting for a limited number of rooms
 
 
  

Why Attend

Powering Africa: Ethiopia 2014 will take place from 20-21st November. Why should you be there?
  • Be part of an exclusive and intimate meeting with 100 key international players driving forward investment in Ethiopia’s energy sector, all coming together in one place at one time
  • Participate in an interactive learning environment to unravel solutions for key strategic issues faced by public and private sectors whilst assessing new investment opportunities in the region
  • Take advantage of private meetings and first-class networking opportunities which will connect Ethiopia’s government and energy ministries with international power-infrastructure developers and financiers to do business
  • Engage in dialogue to help support the economic development of Ethiopia and advance the country’s plans and new investments
  • Gain insight into policies and technical knowhow from industry leaders and senior decision makers driving investments and developments in the country
  • Attend a post-meeting site visit to explore a local power plant with your peers

Download the full agenda for the meeting

Who Will Attend?

Powering Africa: Ethiopia is attended by the key decision-makers with a vested interest in how to finance the rapid growth of Africa's power sector and develop successful power projects across the continent. 

 Meet with  CEOs Government • Heads of Utilities • Regulators • Commercial Banks • Policy Advisers • Equity sponsors • Fund Managers • Insurers • Development Finance Institutions • Lawyers • EPCs • Power, solar, wind and geothermal developers

Getting Involved:

If you would like to join this private meeting of stakeholders  to discuss the future opportunities and challenges to investments in Ethiopia's power sector, please send an email to amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

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Sponsors

Cummins

Strategic Partner

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

  Sponsorship opportunities with the Powering Africa: Series

Partnering with EnergyNet offers your business a relevant platform to engage investors, governments and senior stakeholders in the power project value chain, to develop credible relationships with proven decision makers and to manoeuvre your organisation in to a position which will save you time and money.  We have operated successfully in Africa’s power sector for over 19 years, and have built a reputation among decision makers that can directly support your business aspirations. Most recently we were recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister David Cameron for services to international trade.

Our Powering Africa Series of stakeholder led meetings are carefully crafted to connect African governments, utilities and regulators with committed investors in an environment which encourages wholehearted debate on the fundamental issues that are driving the development of crucial power, energy and infrastructure projects throughout the African continent.

Download the full programme for more information about sponsorship opportunities

Clearly brand visibility is important and plays a key role in building the awareness of your business, but what really resonates with our audience is the importance of the discussions that are had, and deals that are made, as result of the relationships formed. We facilitate innovation and collaboration and invite your business to join us in creating and developing vital power projects.

Whether you want to align yourself with Governments supporting the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’, be seen as a market leader hosting exclusive functions or influence the agenda through thought leadership, we can offer a strategic and commercial opportunities designed to deliver real value to your business.  And if your business carries specific needs, we’re able to construct tailored packages to meet those ambitions within the markets you operate.

To discuss a tailor-made package that is best fitting to your sales and marketing objectives, please contact:

For Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

Alex Moulds

Director for Development

International +44 (0)7500 702 171

Nigeria +234 816 686 0008

Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

 

For Europe and the USA

Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071

Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk

Partners

Ministry of Energy & Water Ethiopia
Ministry of Energy & Water Ethiopia

Partner

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Partner

Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA)
Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA)

The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) (NPC) is a non-membership, private, (NPC) Not-for-profit Company actively involved with initiating and facilitating business and other processes conducive to sustainable development in Africa - with the emphasis on sustainability!
 
We have, since 1999, been linking businesses; promoting business and investment opportunities; showcasing special projects, conferences and events; stimulating joint venture initiatives and motivating support for local trading.
 
Our vision and trademark phrase proclaims: "Less Aid - Let's Trade"!
 

Africa Confidential
Africa Confidential

 

Africa Confidential (http://www.africa-confidential.com/powering-africa-ethiopia) helps companies and their consultants assess, manage and mitigate business risk across a range of business sectors in Africa. Clients use our intel to understand the real significance for their businesses of the latest political, economic and security developments across the continent.

Our proprietary reporting and analysis is used in the following areas of risk management: 

  • political and reputational risk assessment
  • corporate due diligence
  • ethical and regulatory compliance (e.g. FCPA/UKBA, OFAC, Dodd-Frank and EITI)

To evaluate our service for yourself, sign up for your FREE TRIAL here: http://www.africa-confidential.com/powering-africa-ethiopia

Africa Energy Intelligence
Africa Energy Intelligence

Africa Energy Intelligence's reports on concessions, contracts, corporate strategy and political lobbying campaigns are always fresh and can be acted upon immediately.

Established in 1983, Africa Energy Intelligence is the trade publication of reference for the politics behind energy: oil, gas, and electricity in Africa. The newsletter is published every other Tuesday for a total of 23 issues per year.

ESI Africa
ESI Africa
Established in 1996, ESI Africa is the leading source of news and insights for the Africa's electricity supply industry. Published quarterly, the printed copy of ESI Africa is distributed to over 5000 decision makers and influencers around the world with vested interests in Africa's power industry. An additional 41,000 is distributed digitally. Editorial content includes generation, transmission and distribution issues, while also exploring the role of alternative energy sources in providing a comprehensive and sustainable energy mix. 
 
ESI Africa is the host publication for a number of industry events, including the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), Eastern African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) and African Utility Week (AUW).
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

Africa Business is an online news portal featuring interviews, world news & national news, and events relevant to the African business community.

Africa Investor
Africa Investor

Africa investor (Ai) is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa.

Africa investor Group provides transaction advisory services, strategic research, investment indices and investment communication services, to support its clients investment programmes in Africa. Through its sister organization, Africa Investor Capital (Ai Capital), acts as a principal investor in strategic assets on the continent. 

Operating at the intersect of business, government, international organizations and the media, Africa investor group has a growing network of clients across Africa serviced from regional hub offices in Nairobi, Lagos  and Johannesburg, affiliate offices across the continent and a coordinating office in London. The group offers clients consistent quality of service across each of these territories and additional representation in Cairo, Brussels and Washington.

Construction Review Online
Construction Review Online

Construction Review is the leading journal for the construction industry with a readership comprising over 5000 professionals, contractors, engineers and decision-makers in both the government and private sector. The publications distribution serves audience all across Africa, from Western Africa to East Africa and Southern Africa. The editorial content covers every facet of the industry, from housing to infrastructure, products and services. 

For more information please visit: http://constructionreviewonline.com/

 

Alliance for Rural Electrification
Alliance for Rural Electrification

 

ARE is an international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries.

We enable improved energy access through business development support for more than 80 members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies by targeted advocacy and facilitating access to international and regional funding.

Our aim is to attract and unite all relevant actors in order to speak with one voice about rural electrification with renewable energies.

ARE serves as a global platform for sharing knowledge and best practices to provide for rapid implementation of available and advanced RE technologies and services.

For more information please visit: http://www.ruralelec.org/ 

 

Gallery

Powering Africa gallery

View a selection of pictures from the sessions, networking events and stunning locations of our Powering Africa events. 

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Register

To register for this meeting:

The fee to attend Powering Africa: Ethiopia is currently £1175 until 24th October (a saving of £100)

  Register and pay before 26th September 2014  Register and pay from 27th September until 24th October 2014  Standard Rate (25th Oct until 20th November 2014) Local Ethiopian rate
Conference £975  (SAVE £300) 1175 (Save £100) £1,275 £500
         
Group bookings - applicable to standard rate of £1275 only Team discounts   Discount %  
2                        £2,295   10%  
3 £3251.25   15%  
4                        £4,080   20%  

Local companies with their headquarters located in Ethiopia can register for £500 per delegate. To check if your company is eligible, please email amy.offord@energynet.co.uk with a copy of your company registration number and VAT certificate.

Register online

Request a registration form

For any assistance with your registration, please contact Amy Offord  Email: amy.offord@energynet.co.uk  Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8068

Contact

For more information on how to get involved with Powering Africa: Ethiopia this year, please contact us:

For programme enquiries & speaking opportunities:

Nelly Elessa

Programme development Manager 

T:+44 (0)20 7384 7997

E: n.elessa@energynet.co.uk

 

For delegate & marketing enquiries:

Amy Offord

Senior Marketing Executive

T: +44 (0)20 7384 8068

E: amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

 

For sponsorship enquiries:

From Africa, Middle East, Asia and ROW

Alex Moulds

Director for Development

International +44 (0)7500 702 171

Nigeria +234 816 686 0008

Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

 

From Europe and the USA

Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071

Damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk

Ethiopia testimonials

It was fantastic!”  
 
Mekuria Lemma, Director of Corporate Planning, EEPCO 
 
"Thanks a lot for all that you have done to improve  the power sector in Ethiopia. It was simply a great event - familiar, open minded and with a lot of  'energy'  people. I’m sure I’ll be back soon in Addis!"
 
Reto Brunett, Chief Operating Officer, Swisswinds International
 
“Very interesting meeting, I made some useful contacts Well done for arranging it” 
 
Oona Nanka Bruce, Principle Power Systems Engineer, Parsons Brinkerhoff  
 
“I learnt important inside information about Ethiopia’s emerging renewable energy market” 
 
Eddie Rozenkrants, Founder, Sunelectra
 
“It’s useful to have a country focus rather than a more general scope” 
 
Alistair Wray, Senior Infrastructure Specialist” European Investment Bank 
 
The contributions were frank,relevant,thought provoking and mutually beneficial to all parties concerned. Please keep the programme going, it is good for the continent” 
 
Imo Ekpo, VP, International Committee on Large Dams” 
 
 
 
 
 

Ethiopia News & Media 2014

Find the latest news surrounding the development of Ethiopia's power sector and the investment opportunities currently being explored
 

South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia Lead in Africa’s Clean Energy Investment...Read more

The Growth and Transformation Plan of Ethiopia aims to increase the energy sector of the country by over 30%  Read more...
 
DNV GL passes Ethiopia turbines... Read more
 
Ethiopia launched its 2025 Climate Resilient Green Economy...Read more
 
Ministerial Meeting On New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in the Least Developed Countries...Read more
 
Ethiopia: Transmission Line Built With Br273 Million Complete...Read more
 
U.S. energy investment in Africa starts to make headway...Read more
 
South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia Lead in Africa’s Clean Energy Investment...Read more
 
Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years Combined...Read more
 
GIZ plans major off-grid electricity project in Ethiopia...Read more
 
Ethiopia: Geothermal Plant to Be Operational in April - Ministry...read more
 
To contribute a topic for this year's Powering Africa: Ethiopia agenda, please email us at pa-e@energynet.co.uk