Vineyard Hotel & Spa Cape Town

5th November 2015 - 6th November 2015

Financing African power projects

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Powering Africa: the Finance Options - Vineyard Hotel & Spa,  Cape Town - 5 -6 November 2015

The Pan-African Meeting to discuss financing options and opportunities for Africa's power sector

 

Download the Post Show Report from this year to access the session summaries, 2015 highlights, reports and participant analysis

Powering Africa: Finance Options (PA:FO) is an executive briefing designed for CEOs and senior-level directors active in the energy, finance and consulting sectors and involved in the financing of projects across Africa. The meeting will get to the heart of the issues and opportunities surrounding project finance, allowing participants to directly engage with key decision-makers over the course of the concentrated 2 day retreat.
 
What are investors waiting for?
 
We constantly keep hearing the line,"Africa’s power sector requires an estimated $29 billion per year in capital expenditure over the next ten years."  We also keep hearing the capital is available, but that there is a lack of bankable projects to invest in. 
 
The 9th Annual Powering Africa: Finance Options Meeting will dive into the heart of the matter and bring together key drivers of Africa’s power sector under Chatham House Rule to locate the bottlenecks and explore exactly what will it take to unleash investments.
 
This year the meeting will bring together regulators and utilities, project developers and financiers from some of the fastest growing power markets in Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ghana and Ethiopia, to engage in open and honest discussions with local and international financiers.
 
The full agenda for PA:FO is now available - download it for more information on the speakers and sessions lined up.
 
 
Developing IPPs and ensuring they reach financial close can be a complex process.
 
Read the Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers' article from the Africa Energy Yearbook 2015 for an insight into the company's experiences of developing large infrastructure projects on the continent and to understand the elements required to ensure a successful process. 
 

Watch the Debt Financing session from AEF 2015 featuring the following speakers:

  • Neside Tas Anvaripour, Previous Chief Executive Officer, Africa50
  • Theuns Ehlers, Head of Project Finance, Barclays
  • Martin Kavanagh, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Roland Janssens, Deputy Managing Director, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
  • Marcel Hanen, Corporate Banking, Industry Head, EMEA, Power & Utilities, Citi

Watch the Private Equity session from AEF 2015 featuring the following speakers:
 
Alain Ebobisse, Global Head, IFC InfraVentures, IFC
Scott Mackin, Co-President, Managing Director, Denham Capital Management
Dan O'Shea, Managing Director, Black Rhino
Chaim Motzen, Co-Founder, Gigawatt Global
Stefano Terranova, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory. South Asia, Middle East & Afirca, ENGIE
Erik Wandrag, Senior Investment Director, Energy, Harith General Partners
Lisa Pinsley, Director, Africa Investments, American Capital Energy & Infrastructure
 
 
Please note that this meeting is designed for CEOs and senior-level exectives from the energy and finance sectors. Places are limited to preserve the integrity of the dialogue.
 
Who attends?
  • Government representatives
  • Super national banks
  • Multilaterals and regional development banks
  • Institutional investors
  • Asset managers pension funds
  • Hedge funds
    Private equity investors
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Power project developers
  • Equity sponsors
  • Sponsoring companies
  • Construction companies
  • Contractors and operators
  • Energy companies
  • Commercial banks
  • Export credit agencies
  • Rating agencies
  • Law firms consultants
  • Accountants
  • Insurers

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

“Excellent opportunity to interact with colleagues/counterparts and to exchange ideas and experiences in the energy sector”

Peter Ballinger, Director, Business Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

“I have attended PAFO for a number of years and have found it to be an intimate forum that allows for the courageous debate of often sensitive issues around financing power in Africa”

Jason Van der Poel, Partner, Webber Wentzel

“The forum provided a much more intimate view of challenges and opportunities faced within the sector, which fosters open debate”

Achmat Adams, Assistant GM , SMBC

“Good discussion of pertinent issues and interaction with the market players”

Darron Johnson, Director, SPP Project Solutions (PTY) LTD

“Objective and rich, clear discussions and good focus on the subjects”

Marco Antonio Costa, General Director Africa, C. C. Camargo Correa

“It’s reaching the right audience”

Silas Zimu, CEO, Suzlon Wind Energy S.A (PTY) Ltd

Host Country

Powering Africa: the Finance Options took place this year at the beautiful Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, one of the leading financial hubs of Africa, attracting delegates from all over the world to discuss the issues surrounding project financing, regualtory frameworks and current market trends.

Meeting Structure

The distinguishing feature of the EnergyNet dialogues is the high level of interaction between government officials, executives and financiers, who are there to share with each other the challenges they face and explore solutions.

This is best achieved through discussion, rather than passively listening to presentations. Instead of formal 'speakers,' everyone who attends is given the opportunity to contribute to the discussions.

For more information or to be added to our 2015 mailing list, contact Amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

Latest power project updates

SOUTH AFRICA

Huge investment opportunities abound: private sector investment in South African renewable energy generation is expected to reach R193bn following the recent announcement of another 13 preferred bidders for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projectsRead more

The bid for 140MW Garob Wind Farm (part of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been won by developer juwiRead more

KENYA

Kenya Power signs an agreement to purchase electricity from a 100MW wind farmRead more

$2.2 Billion, 1 Gigawatt Solar Project In Kenya Moves ForwardRead more

SkyPower signs $2.2bn deal for solar power developments in KenyaRead more

$155 million GE contract to supply equipment for a 100MW wind farm sees the company make progress on its 2014 commitment to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018Read more

Kenyan and U.S. companies are negotiating a potential multibillion-dollar agreement with the Kenyan government to help develop the East African country’s biggest infrastructure projectRead more

GHANA

Projects totaling a combined capacity of 257MW amd a cost of $230 million are scheduled for Ghana to help meet the country's ever growing power demandsRead more

ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia pledges to drive forward the positive impact of the Power Africa Initiative, capitalising on its potential to facilitate Off-Grid and Small Scale Energy SolutionsRead more

A construction agreement has been signed for the first phase of the Corbetti 1,000MW geothermal power plant in Ethiopia…Read more

US investments into Ethiopia continue to grow despite the influence of the ChineseRead more

ZAMBIA

Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has pledged its commitment to be part of the lasting solution to Zambia’s power deficit challenges by mobilising resources to invest in new generation capacityRead more

World Bank’s IFC and IDC cooperate on fast-track development of PV projects totaling 100 MW in ZambiaRead more

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Speakers

If you would like to participate as a speaker in this meeting or suggest a topic for the agenda, please contact:

 
Shiddika Mohamed
Head of Production
s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7384 7914
 

Pricing

This meeting is designed for CEOs and senior-level exectives from the energy and finance sectors. Places are limited to two delegates per organisation to preserve the integrity of the dialogue.

The cost to attend Powering Africa: the Finance Options is £1175 per delegate.

To apply to attend this meeting, register online or contact amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

Agenda

This agenda is shaped by the experts- our participants. We welcome your feedback on topics and suggestions which would add value to the agenda. To submit a question which you feel would add value to the 2015 PA:FO agenda, please contact s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk

 

Location

Powering Africa: the Finance Options 2015 will return to the breathtaking Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Cape Town. The Vineyard Hotel & Spa, which looks onto Table Mountain, is situated in beautiful grounds that have some of the exotic plants found in abundance at the nearby world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Rates and Booking Procedure:

Standard Courtyard Facing Bedroom

  • R 2,130.00– Single Occupancy
  • R 2,630.00 – Double Occupancy

Group Name: EnergyNet Conference (PAFO)

Confirmation Number: # 1126141

1.       Discounted rates are available between 04-11-15 to 05-11-15.

2.       All bookings must be made directly with the Vineyard Hotel by sending any email to vuyani@vineyard.co.za or chantal@vineyard.co.za specifying the above mentioned group name “EnergyNet Conference (PAFO)” and confirmation number “1126141”. This email must confirm guest name and surname, arrival and departure date, room type and occupancy (how many guests in the room).

3.       Should any reservation be made on any other website (even the hotel’s own) or via any other procedure than the requested email, the contracted group rates will not apply.

4.       All room types are booked on a first come, first served basis

*The above rates are per room, per night, inclusive of Breakfast and 14% VAT, exclusive of 1% Tourism Levy.

**Full pre-payment is required.

Address: Vineyard Hotel & Spa  Colinton Road Newlands, Cape Town, 7700  South Africa 021 657 4500 

For more information, visit www.vineyard.co.za

Why Attend

Here are some of the unique reasons to join us in November.

  • Not just another conference - Powering Africa: the Finance Options is the only pan-African meeting of its kind to bring together key market participants in interactive, controversial and dynamic discussions held under Chatham House Rule.
     
  • Take advantage of an intimate setting and limited number of participants - to engage in valuable dialogue as opposed to endless power point presentations
     
  •  Directly address the chairperson - to find the answers critical to your business development, and get direct feedback from our audience members
     
  • Get to the heart of current financing issues, policies and technical knowhow - by listening to the industry leaders and senior decision makers driving investments and developments in their respective countries
     
  • See tangible results from your attendance - we understand that time spent out of the office is valuable. PA:FO is a results-driven forum which our delegates return to year on year in order to discuss the progress they have made since the last meeting.

Who Attends?

PA:FO 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. 

  • Government representatives
  • Super national banks
  • Multilaterals and regional development banks
  • Institutional investors
  • Asset managers pension funds
  • Hedge funds
    Private equity investors
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Power project developers
  • Equity sponsors
  • Sponsoring companies
  • Construction companies
  • Contractors and operators
  • Energy companies
  • Commercial banks
  • Export credit agencies
  • Rating agencies
  • Law firms consultants
  • Accountants
  • Insurers
 
Download the brochure for more information

Getting Involved:

If you would like to join the 2015 private meeting of stakeholders to discuss the future opportunities and challenges to investments in Africa's power sector, please send an email to amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

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Sponsors

Webber Wentzel

LEAD PARTNER

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

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.
 

 

NEDBANK Capital

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Nedbank CIB is the Corporate and Investment banking division of the Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Covering the full spectrum of corporate and investment banking requirements, every solution we offer is characterised by fresh thinking, creative design and a complete understanding of what our clients need to be able to achieve their objectives.
Our dedicated Energy team has successfully concluded numerous corporate and limited recourse financing deals, following a full sector approach within the energy sector, both locally and within Africa. The team has won numerous international awards, has closed a number of landmark African Power deals and is currently the leading funder to the South African government’s Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
 
Zoetic Global

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Zoetic Global, a U.S.-based company, offers clean, innovative technologies to help address serious challenges facing people and the planet. Renewable energy and sustainable agriculture are our primary focus.  Water plays a crucial role in our technologies and we are committed to carefully managing this vital resource while capitalizing on its vast potential.
 
At Zoetic, we know that access to uninterrupted electricity is critical for economic growth and a better life for Africa’s 1 billion residents. Our state-of-the-art, hydrokinetic turbines, which are placed in the wash of existing dams, feature a unique licensed design that captures the untapped energy in flowing water more efficiently than traditional turbines. Thanks to their innovative design, the turbines have virtually no harmful impact on the ecosystem. Zoetic is currently engaged in discussions with several African governments to deploy this technology and is on the verge of signing its first Power Purchasing Agreement.
 
“Zoetic” comes from the Greek word “zōē” and means “of or pertaining to life.” By taking a comprehensive approach that encompasses groundbreaking technology, knowledge transfer and reliable technical support, Zoetic offers new life-enhancing opportunities to individuals and their communities the world over. As our name implies, we are here to make a vital and enduring difference.
 

 

Globeleq

HOSTED BRAAI 

Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa.  Its experienced team of professionals have built a diverse portfolio of independent power plants,  which generate more than 1,200 MW in 8 locations across 5 countries.  
 
The company has a substantial pipeline of new power projects in development and plans to add 5,000 MW of new power generation in the next 10 years across the continent.  Supported by its shareholders, CDC and Norfund, Globeleq is uniquely positioned to invest in, develop and operate power projects across this region.
 
For more information, please visit www.globeleq.com
 
 
 

Commercial Partnership opportunities with the Powering Africa: Series

There are a limited number of Commercial Partnership opportunities available at this year's Powering Africa: Finance Options.
 
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 into 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 or 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.
 
Whether you want to be seen as a market leader hosting exclusive functions or influence the PA:FO agenda through thought leadership, we can offer a strategic platform which will deliver real value to your business. Bespoke packages are available on request to meet the specific needs of your business.

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

Alex Moulds

Business Development Director

International +44 (0)7500 702 171

UK: +44 (0)20 7384 8009

Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

Partners

African Review
African Review
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.
 
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.  
www.menas.co.uk/home.aspx
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/
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.
 

 

Financial Nigeria
Financial Nigeria

Media partner

Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International. With a team of world-class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. It is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals.

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.

Africa Energy Intelligence
Africa Energy Intelligence
 
Media partner
 
Africa Energy Intelligence offers exclusive news on major players in the oil, gas and electricity sector. Our journalists investigate since 1983 the main partnerships, political and economic strategies of state companies and governments, and financial operations. To know more about us, please visit Africa Energy Intelligence or contact us tel. +33 1 44 88 26 10 / https://www.africaintelligence.com/AEM/
 
Africa Energy Intelligence enquête sur les grands acteurs du pétrole, du gaz et de l’électricité en Afrique. Sa rédaction décrypte depuis 1983 les grandes alliances de ces secteurs, les politiques des sociétés nationales et des Etats, les opérations financières. Pour en savoir plus, visitez notre site ou contactez-nous +33 1 44 88 26 10 / https://www.africaintelligence.com/AEM/
 
Diplomatic Call
Diplomatic Call

Media partner

Diplomatic Call is a three tier foreign affairs media and research hub that incites intelligent discussions from the heart of the Diplomatic and International Investments and Business Communities in Ghana and the African continent.

Our newspaper publication, television program and website provide a unique insight into the minds of the most prominent business leaders, governments and diplomats on the continent. The brand also provides a mix of high quality analysis, on Africa's international affairs and foreign investments on the continent.

Our exclusive access to African Governments, Ambassadors and CEOs of Foreign Businesses and other key dignitaries makes our brand an essential reading and interest for the diplomatic community, expat community, foreign business community, development partners, politicians, key professionals and the civil society as well as and those with interest in African foreign affairs. “We command, we are listened to and our recommendations are held in high esteem.”
Operating from Accra Ghana, Diplomatic Call runs a satellite office in Abuja, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa.

For more information visit www.diplomaticcallonline.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.
AfrElec
AfrElec

AfrElec is a weekly publication from NewsBase. We were founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1995 by Gavin and Belinda Don who remain joint CEOs. We are still owned and run by the original investors. We are completely independent in thought, writing and actions. Our weekly publications cover oil and gas, unconventional resources, LNG, power, petrochemicals, renewable energy and the carbon market. They provide high-level commentary and analysis on developments in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North America, Russia and the rest of the CIS.

For more information visit http://newsbase.com/

Renewable Energy Monitor
Renewable Energy Monitor

REM is your indispensable guide to the rapidly expanding green energy business. The weekly report delivers comprehensive coverage of renewable energy issues from NewsBase bureaux around the world. Renewable Energy Monitor focuses on the following key sectors: Hydro, Wind, Solar, Biomass, Biofuels, Fuel Cells, Tidal, Wave, Carbon Trading and Carbon Emissions. For more information please visit www.newsbase.com

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. 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.

 

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

 

inAfrica24
inAfrica24

inAfrica24.com is a unique business website and an online Business Events Directory focused on Africa. Since 2013 we have been actively promoting important conferences, exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, with focus on investing in Africa. We are always on top of high-impact trends in business offering opportunities to our users to expand their businesses. 

For more information visit http://inafrica24.com/

Capital Markets in Africa
Capital Markets in Africa
Media Partners
 
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. 
 

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This meeting is designed for CEOs and senior-level directors from the energy and finance sectors. Places are limited to two delegates per organisation in order to preserve the integrity of the dialogue.

The cost to attend Powering Africa: the Finance Options is £1175 per delegate. If you are interested to attend this meeting, please drop us an email with more details about your company.

Apply to register for this meeting

Contact

For more information on how to get involved with this year's Powering Africa: Finance Options, please contact us:

For speaking or programme enquiries: 

 
Shiddika Mohamed
Head of Production
s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7384 7914

For delegate & marketing enquiries: 

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

For Commercial Partner enquiries: 

Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
International +44 (0)7500 702 171
UK: +44 (0)20 7384 8009
Alex.moulds@energynet.co.uk

Testimonials

Powering Africa: the Finance Options - feedback from our delegates

 

“I am happy to support PA:FO. It is always very successful and definitely the one I prefer above all the others.”

Karen Breytenbach, Senior Project Advisor- Financial Analyst PPP Unit, National Treasury Department, South Africa

 

"Allow me to complement your organization for the excellently executed PAFO 4 in Cape Town"

Frank B Sebbowa Electricity Regulatory Authority/ERA

 

"It was very enlightening and beneficial for me and our organisation."

Herman Oelsner, CEO, Oelsner Group

 

"I found PAFO excellent. I find that the format of PAFO involving chaired panel discussions

 without "death-by-powerpoint" facilitates open discussion. Many thanks and well done to Energynet."

Jason van der Poel, Partner, Webber Wentzel

 

"The meeting was good and very useful for all participants. Please keep us informed about the next meeting."

Aderito Figueira, Adviser, Ministry of Energy, Angola

 

"I thought PAFO was a great success as well...the discussions and break away meetings were fantastic."

Forbes Padayachee, Managing Director, Fieldstone Africa

 

"I thought PAFO was an excellent event and greatly enjoyed it. It was good to get a chance to talk to you and the rest of the EnergyNet team as well. Please keep me informed of future events."

Richard Avery, Project Developer, Eleqtra (Infraco) Limited

Adam Malik, Content Director for Engerati, interviews Karen Breytenbach, Senior Project Advisor, Financial Analyst PPP Unit- National Treasury Department South Africa, at the Africa Energy Forum 2013

Getting to know EnergyNet

EnergyNet has been producing investment forums and executive dialogues for Africa’s power sector for the last 18 years - in Europe, the USA, China and across the African continent.
 
We work with 23 different governments and national utilities to facilitate investment summits where international investors can build relationships with credible African public sector stakeholders to advance access to power. 
 
Best known for the Africa Energy Forum, the longest running meeting place for senior level decision makers in Africa’s power sector taking place in Europe each year, EnergyNet also produces the Powering Africa: Series- in-country investment meetings which provide a more detailed perspective on the investment landscape and power generation potential of countries such as Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana Ethiopia, South Africa and Egypt.
 
Our team spend over 220 days a year travelling to meet stakeholders across Africa, so relationships and investor insights are both our business and our passion.
 
Drop us a line- we'd love to hear from you.