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Powering Africa: Summit, 9-10 March 2017

The meeting place for African governments and global power investors

        

The Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) will take place from 9 - 10 March 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. 18 countries were represented at PAS in 2016, with over 500 participants. These included 100 senior public officials and private sector leaders contributing to the panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, outlining opportunities for investors in energy and infrastructure projects.

Download the brochure for the Powering Africa: Summit 2017

Under the new US administration, how can the relationship between the US and Africa be strengthened to pave the way for future investments? This year's Summit will showcase project opportunities across the African continent, presented by some of the sector's most respected decision-makers. >Join the mailing list 

What do our delegates think of the Summit? Find out by watching the video below

Latest news about the Powering Africa: Summit
 
This meeting will take place once again take place under the endorsement of Power Africa, an organisation which has demonstrated tremendous effort in increasing the pace of Africa-owned deals, expanding their reach in core markets considerably as a result. Addtionally, the US Africa Business Center (USABC) will endorse the meeting, an organisation  responsible for designing and building game changing technologies to aid efficiency in the lifecycle of projects.
 
We speak to Clifford Chance about why they're supporting the Powering Africa: Summit this year
 
 
Topics for discussion include:
  • Maintaining US competitiveness in Africa: how the world’s most powerful country is cooperating with the world’s most exciting economies to create technology and long term power deals
     
  • Partnerships for job creation, capacity building, energy efficiency and industrial growth
     
  • Investors Round Tables focusing on Africa’s Gas IPP Procurement Programmes and the Renewable Energy Revolution
     
  • Country Focus Roundtables on Nigeria and South Africa
     
  • Regional Focus Roundtables on Morocco, South Africa and Egypt - African Co-operation for the Whole Continent
     
  • Blending of Public and Private Financing for Clean Energy Projects

Recent news and media announcements

US plans $1 billion investment on Nigeria power projects

Power Africa partner breaks ground on 1GW solar programme in Burundi

 

Does Africa's future lie in fossil fuels, or renewable energy? We asked some attendees for their thoughts at last year's Summit:

What happened at the 2016 Summit?

  • Last year's Summit focused on the successes of the private sector - including America's private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds
     
  • Trade relationships were a new and important focus - This comes following the recent announcement of The African Growth and Opportunity Act, giving sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods
     
  • Showcase for infrastructure development and new power development opportunities - such as distributed Power/off grid technologies, Gas to Power projects, technology showcase and small scale projects to watch in Africa
     
  • A detailed look at the increasing interest of global investors in emerging markets energy infrastructure - following a surge of private equity interest across Sub-Saharan Africa, PAS explored the power & infrastructure projects currently piquing the interest of investors, including the gas to power supply chain
     
  • An update on the South African Gas IPP programme - by design this programme will reward early stage movers, and if the South Africa: Gas Options conversation in Cape Town recently is a window to what could be achieved for the Gas to Power sector in South Africa, this opportunity could be huge
     
  • Improved ability to interact with all participants and speakers - this year’s Summit launched a networking APP for the first time to make it even easier to find those crucial contacts to do business with

This meeting is co-located with the Latin America Energy Forum. A discounted rate applies for delegates wishing to attend both meetings whilst in Washington. Please contact us for details

 
The Latin America Energy Forum, one of the meetings in EnergyNet's 'Growing Economies' portfolio, will examine the potential for North American investment into the energy markets of Latin American countries, identifying the unique project opportunities within countries and how partnerships can be formed to drive energy access and economic growth across the region. Visit the website for more details
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The Summit will feature a line-up of speakers from key US companies, the US and African Government as well as power developers from across Africa. 

 

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Investors will have the unique opportunity of meeting with African power developers showcasing live projects from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique and many more.

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The Summit continues the momentum of the Power Africa Initiative by gathering US government and private sector businesses and financiers to meet with African project developers to discuss the regulatory frameworks and the processes in place to achieve the objectives of the Initiative.

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Over the three days, international industry players will have the opportunity to foster new and existing partnerships to fully maximise the opportunities available in Africa's power sector. 

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Powering Africa: Summit, 9-10 March 2017

The meeting place for African governments and global power investors

        

The Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) will take place from 9 - 10 March 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. 18 countries were represented at PAS in 2016, with over 500 participants. These included 100 senior public officials and private sector leaders contributing to the panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, outlining opportunities for investors in energy and infrastructure projects.

Download the brochure for the Powering Africa: Summit 2017

Under the new US administration, how can the relationship between the US and Africa be strengthened to pave the way for future investments? This year's Summit will showcase project opportunities across the African continent, presented by some of the sector's most respected decision-makers. >Join the mailing list 

What do our delegates think of the Summit? Find out by watching the video below

Latest news about the Powering Africa: Summit
 
This meeting will take place once again take place under the endorsement of Power Africa, an organisation which has demonstrated tremendous effort in increasing the pace of Africa-owned deals, expanding their reach in core markets considerably as a result. Addtionally, the US Africa Business Center (USABC) will endorse the meeting, an organisation  responsible for designing and building game changing technologies to aid efficiency in the lifecycle of projects.
 
We speak to Clifford Chance about why they're supporting the Powering Africa: Summit this year
 
 
Topics for discussion include:
  • Maintaining US competitiveness in Africa: how the world’s most powerful country is cooperating with the world’s most exciting economies to create technology and long term power deals
     
  • Partnerships for job creation, capacity building, energy efficiency and industrial growth
     
  • Investors Round Tables focusing on Africa’s Gas IPP Procurement Programmes and the Renewable Energy Revolution
     
  • Country Focus Roundtables on Nigeria and South Africa
     
  • Regional Focus Roundtables on Morocco, South Africa and Egypt - African Co-operation for the Whole Continent
     
  • Blending of Public and Private Financing for Clean Energy Projects

Recent news and media announcements

US plans $1 billion investment on Nigeria power projects

Power Africa partner breaks ground on 1GW solar programme in Burundi

 

Does Africa's future lie in fossil fuels, or renewable energy? We asked some attendees for their thoughts at last year's Summit:

What happened at the 2016 Summit?

  • Last year's Summit focused on the successes of the private sector - including America's private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds
     
  • Trade relationships were a new and important focus - This comes following the recent announcement of The African Growth and Opportunity Act, giving sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods
     
  • Showcase for infrastructure development and new power development opportunities - such as distributed Power/off grid technologies, Gas to Power projects, technology showcase and small scale projects to watch in Africa
     
  • A detailed look at the increasing interest of global investors in emerging markets energy infrastructure - following a surge of private equity interest across Sub-Saharan Africa, PAS explored the power & infrastructure projects currently piquing the interest of investors, including the gas to power supply chain
     
  • An update on the South African Gas IPP programme - by design this programme will reward early stage movers, and if the South Africa: Gas Options conversation in Cape Town recently is a window to what could be achieved for the Gas to Power sector in South Africa, this opportunity could be huge
     
  • Improved ability to interact with all participants and speakers - this year’s Summit launched a networking APP for the first time to make it even easier to find those crucial contacts to do business with

This meeting is co-located with the Latin America Energy Forum. A discounted rate applies for delegates wishing to attend both meetings whilst in Washington. Please contact us for details

 
The Latin America Energy Forum, one of the meetings in EnergyNet's 'Growing Economies' portfolio, will examine the potential for North American investment into the energy markets of Latin American countries, identifying the unique project opportunities within countries and how partnerships can be formed to drive energy access and economic growth across the region. Visit the website for more details
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The Summit will feature a line-up of speakers from key US companies, the US and African Government as well as power developers from across Africa. 

 

 

Investors will have the unique opportunity of meeting with African power developers showcasing live projects from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique and many more.


The Summit continues the momentum of the Power Africa Initiative by gathering US government and private sector businesses and financiers to meet with African project developers to discuss the regulatory frameworks and the processes in place to achieve the objectives of the Initiative.

 

Over the three days, international industry players will have the opportunity to foster new and existing partnerships to fully maximise the opportunities available in Africa's power sector. 

Speakers

Over 100 speakers attended the Powering Africa: Summit in January 2016, including several African Ministers of Energy. To view the entire list plus other useful facts about the meeting, download the Post-Show Report

To find out more about joining our confirmed speakers in March 2017, please contact us

H.E. Hon. Patrick Sendolo
H.E. Hon. Patrick Sendolo
Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Republic of Liberia

Patrick Sendolo is Minister of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy of the Republic of Liberia.  He was appointed to this position in February 2012 by Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and is the youngest person ever to hold this portfolio. The Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy is charged with the responsibility for critical sectors which are at the heart of the country’s economy and prospects for economic recovery and growth. This Ministry is however, in need of crucial transformative resources, including its land and water resources; its mineral resources, including deposits of iron ore, gold and diamond and other minerals; oil and gas, of which there has recently been a significant discovery in Liberian territorial waters; and energy which is currently the nation’s top priority.
 
With strong credentials as a reformer, innovator and doer, Sendolo has initiated, driven and supported significant reform across all the sectors under the ministry’s purview.  Under his leadership the Ministry has developed and is aggressively driving a 20 year plan to restore and expand the country’s electricity infrastructure and facilitate ready access to electricity services.  Sendolo is a member and Acting Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and a member of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).
 
Prior to his appointment as minister, Sendolo served in the Office of the President as Head of the Program Delivery Unit and senior aid to Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia as Executive Director of the Port Sector Reform Secretariat. Prior to joining government in 2008, Sendolo worked as an attorney at Gilligan, King Gooding & Gifford, which practice included transactional matters in the areas of Property, Land Use, Corporate, Commercial,  Contract, Government Administrative, Mortgages and Secured  Transactions law.  Prior to that he founded and was CEO of Ethnic Media, Inc. a media firm catering to African and Caribbean  audiences, and prior to that worked at Alcoa Wireless as Collocations Manager, responsible for legal and regulatory compliance aspects of wireless infrastructure construction. He is also a farmer and oil palm producer in Liberia.
 
Sendolo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Advanced Honors Program from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Honors from the University of Georgia.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of Georgia and Florida and the Republic of Liberia. 
 

 

H.E. Hon Irene Muloni
H.E. Hon Irene Muloni
Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

In 1986 she graduated with Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from Makerere University. She is a holder of Master of Business Administration from Capella University, Minneapolis Minnesota, USA (2004) ,she is a Member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers. She is the Secretary Finance of the National Resistance Movement District Executive Committee for Bulambuli District, she is a member of the 1st Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG 1) to the UNECA; She is a member of the Technical Committee to the Uganda Millennium Science Initiative (MSI) Project; she is the Board Chairperson of Uganda Finance Trust,a Micro-Finance Deposit taking Institution; and a Board Member of the Makerere University Private Sector Forum (MUPSF). 
 
Eng Irene Muloni also served as Board Member to: The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda; Kilembe Mines Limited; Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo, which was transformed to Kyambogo University; and Uganda Industrial Research Institute, and Tunyi Girls Secondary School
She has also done voluntary work with Non-Governmental Organizations, which include: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) as the Vice-Chairperson; Forum for Africa Women Educationists, Uganda Chapter (FAWEU),The Gender Advisory Board to the UNCSTD, African Women Development and Communication Network (FEMNET); Women Engineers, Technicians and Scientists in Uganda (WETSU); Uganda Women's Network (UWONET); Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE); National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU); Uganda Women Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO); and Action for Development (ACFODE).
 
Eng Hon Irene Muloni served as Managing Director of Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd from April 2002 to August 2010. Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is the owner of the electricity distribution and supply network with the associated assets worth about US$ 130 Million in Uganda. After the transfer of the electricity and supply business to UMEME, she was very instrumental and a focal person in structuring a team of professionals to administer the concession and to optimize the other assets that were not leased to UMEME.
During her tenure as Managing Director of UEDCL, Moroto, Moyo and Adjumani off-grid stations were Rehabilitated thus improving the quality of supply and service to the customers in those areas; She completed over 100 rural electrification schemes, resulting in an expanded distribution network and increased connection of more people on the grid. 
 
 
 
Karén Breytenbach
Karén Breytenbach
Head of IPP Projects, IPP Office, Government of South Africa

Karén Breytenbach was previously with the National Treasury, Public Private Partnership Unit and is currently in the IPP Office, a partnership between the Department of Energy, National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.  Karén has extensive experience in the procurement of large scale infrastructure projects.  As Head of the IPP Office, Karén has been instrumental in the procurement of the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and is also heading the team procuring the new coal baseload and co-generation IPP Programmes.  The IPP office is currently also procuring a gas to power IPP programme, which will include, inter alia, natural gas, syngas and LNG.

Maduna Ngobeni
Maduna Ngobeni
Head: Programme Management
IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa

He was previously with the Department of Minerals and Energy in the capacity of Principal Energy Officer. Maduna is currently with the Department of Energy in the capacity of Deputy Director Electricity Regulation and also holds the position of Project Officer for the Independent Power Producers Office, a partnership between the Department of Energy, National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa. 

He has extensive experience in the development of legislation and regulations for the electricity sector and has contributed significantly with the drafting of electricity policies such as the Electricity Pricing Policy.

In his role as Project Officer at the IPP Office, Maduna not only facilitates correspondence with the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) but also involved with the drafting of various contracts such as the Request for Proposal (RF), Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and the Implementation Agreement (IA). Maduna has been instrumental in the procurement of the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and works closely with the Head of the IPP Office in procuring the new coal baseload and co-generation IPP Programmes.  The IPP office is currently also procuring a gas to power IPP programme, which will include, inter alia, natural gas, syngas and LNG.

Andrew Herscowitz
Andrew Herscowitz
Co-ordinator
Power Africa and Trade Africa

Andrew M. Herscowitz is the Coordinator for Power Africa. Prior to this appointment, he served as USAID's mission director in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as deputy mission director in Peru from 2009 to 2011.

In 2008, Herscowitz served as USAID’s supervisory regional legal adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he was regional legal adviser for the Caribbean, providing services to Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica.

After joining USAID in 2001, Herscowitz served as the lawyer for USAID’s Office of Development Credit, which has leveraged hundreds of millions of dollars in private sector funds through its Development Credit Authority loan guarantee program. He also worked with the USAID legal team that designed the original framework for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He began his career in international development as a consultant with Probe International.

Following graduation from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for the law firms of Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Washington, D.C. While at Piper, he was named pro bono lawyer of the year for running a Boy Scouts of America Law Explorers program for inner-city youth and for successfully helping victims of political persecution obtain asylum in the United States.

In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. Government.

 

 

Scott Eisner
Scott Eisner
President, U.S.-Africa Business Centre, Vice President, African Affairs
US Chamber of Commerce

Scott Eisner is president of the U.S.-Africa Business Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also an officer at the Chamber serving as vice president. Eisner represents the Chamber’s interests in Africa through its U.S. -Africa Business Center (USABC), the business community’s leading advocacy group aimed at strengthening U.S.-Africa trade relations. He directs the strategic activities of the USABC as it engages with senior-level U.S. government officials, international business leaders, and African governments. In addition, he heads the Chamber’s U.S.-South Africa Business Council and the U.S.-Cote d’Ivoire Business Council. Previously, Eisner was head of operations for the Chamber’s International Affairs Division while holding the position of vice president, African Affairs. Before that, he was deputy chief of staff at the Chamber where he oversaw the Executive Office and was the senior staffer to the Chamber’s president and CEO. Eisner has held a number of leadership roles at the Chamber, including special assistant to the president and CEO and director of programs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, formerly known as the National Chamber Foundation. Before joining the Chamber, Eisner held positions in the political arena, most notably his work on Sen. John McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign and his reelection to the Senate in 2004.

Eisner spent time in international politics working for the International Republican Institute in Malawi, Africa, where he trained political parties on communications and campaign tactics leading up to Malawi’s 2004 presidential elections. Earlier, he was director of business development for the Kronk Boxing Gym, one of boxing’s leading management and training firms. His duties included promoting and training former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Eisner graduated with a degree in political science from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is a former member of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa and sits on the advisory board for the Coalition for Development Reform. He is on the board of the Africa Leadership Foundation, a foundation supporting the Africa Leadership Academy (ALA). ALA seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.

H.E. Bart Nnaji
H.E. Bart Nnaji
Former Minister for Power, Nigeria

 
Professor Bart O. Nnaji is the Chairman/CEO of Geometric Power Limited, the first indigenously owned private sector power company in Nigeria. Geometric Power develops and invests in power plants, sub stations, electricity distribution infrastructure and gas pipelines. Prof. Nnaji served as the Federal Minister of Power from 2011 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as Special Adviser to the President on Power & Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power from 2010 to 2011. During this period, he developed the Roadmap for power reform in Nigeria. He subsequently led the implementation of the Power Roadmap as well as privatization of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the state-owned utility monopoly as Honourable Minister of Power. During his tenure as Minister, he was a member of the National Economic Management Team, chaired by the President and includes Senior Ministers and select Captains of Industry. He served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council from March 2010 to January 2011 and was the Chairman of the Power committee of the Council. In 1993, he served as Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Nigeria. Prior to his appointment, the Ministry had been abolished by Government. He re-established the Ministry to sustainability to date.
 
In 2009, he was appointed by then President YarAdua as a member of the National Energy Council (the apex decision making body on energy in Nigeria). He was the pioneer President of the Independent Power Providers Association of Nigeria (IPPAN). He served on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Merit Board from 2008 to January 2014. Prof Nnaji was a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1983 to 1996. He subsequently became the Alcoa Foundation Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2003. In 2003, he served as the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh where he also spearheaded the creation of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for e-Design as a multi-campus NSF Center of Excellence in the United States of America and served as its first Director. He resigned as William Kepler Professor of Engineering and Director of the U.S. NSF Center for e-Design in 2007.
 
He has received numerous awards including: 5 honorary doctorates from prestigious universities; Nigeria’s highest intellectual national honour -- Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM); the National Honour – Commander of the Order of Niger (CON); Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Science; Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Engineering; The U.S. Secretary of State's Distinguished Public Service Award (1995); Distinguished Scientist Award by the World Bank – IMF Africa Group (October 1998); West African Power Industries Life-time Achievement Award for 2014; among others.
 
 
Dr. Youba Sokona
Dr. Youba Sokona
Honorary Professor, Head of AREI Delivery Unit

With over 35 years of experience addressing energy, environment and sustainable development in Africa, Dr Youba Sokona is a well-known, leading global figure. Reflecting his status, Dr Sokona was elected Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2015. Prior to this, Dr Sokona was Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III on the mitigation of climate change for the Fifth Assessment Report after serving as a Lead Author since 1990. In addition to these achievements, Dr Sokona has a proven track record of organisational leadership and management, for example as Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and as Executive Secretary of the Sahara and the Sahel Observatory (OSS). Dr Sokona’s advice is highly sought after, and as such, he is affiliated with numerous boards and organisations, including as a Member of the Board for the Institute of Development Studies, as a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, an Honorary Professor at the University College London (UCL), and as a Special Advisor to the African Energy Leaders Group. In short, Dr Sokona is a global figure, with deep technical knowledge, extensive policy experience and an unreserved personal commitment to African led development.

Research and Publications

Energy systems | Energy policy | Sustainable Development | Climate change policies

Current Activities

Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (www.arei.org) IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (www.ipcc.ch) Gender & Energy Research Programme - Building the evidence base for improving energy intervention' effectiveness by taking a gender approach. 

Salvador Namburete
Salvador Namburete
President, Banco Big & Former Minister of Energy, Mozambique
Banco Big
 
Born in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, Salvador Namburete speaks Portuguese, English, French (fair), as well as some national languages. Salvador Namburete holds a Master´s Degree in International Trade and Finance from Lancaster University, UK, and a Master´s Degree in Corporate Finance from American University, Washington, DC, United States of America. He holds a “Licenciado” Degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane Univesity, in Maputo, Mozambique, where he later taught International Economics, including a module in Trade Policy in the Master´s in International Trade Law Programme, at the Faculty of Law. He also holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Economics from the same University. Salvador Namburete has published a number of literary works, namely, two books titled: “International Economics” (2002), and “The World Trade Organisation: An African Perspective” (2005). He was Minister of Energy for Mozambique from 2005-2015. Before his appointment as Minister of Energy he held the position of Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. He has held various positions in both the public service and the private sector in Mozambique.
 
Idris Mohamed
Idris Mohamed
President/CEO
Dell'Amore Consultancy, Nigeria
 
Idris Mohammad is an administrator, banker, technocrat and power broker with over 33 years of service in Nigeria's public sector. Of these, 25 years was spent in power sector.
 
Background 
From 1984- 1986 Idris Mohammad started his working career as an administrative officer with federal civil service in Ikoyi-lagos, Nigeria 
Between 1986 -1992 Idris Mohammad secured appointment in the banking sector with United Bank for Africa as banking officer and rose to the position of Branch Manager. From 1992- 2014 Idris got a senior management position at National Electric power Authority (NEPA) as Senior Manager Treasury. 
Through hard work and dedication to duty, Idris rose to the position of Head of Accounts and became amongst the pioneer set of Assistant General Manager Finance & Administration and later Assistant General Manager finance and Accounts, a position he held for 11 years before he was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company Ltd by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Idris Mohammad was the first non-Engineer staff to be appointed from finance and Account Sector to Chief Executive Officer in Nigeria's power sector.
 
Achievements as CEO in annals of Nigeria’s power sector:
1) Meeting the Presidential pronouncements of providing 24 hours stable power supply to his customers.
2) As a Frontline member of the Embedded Generation team of the Federal Ministry of Power, he was able to bring in credible investors who are contributing to improve power supply to Nigeria.
3) Creating new power sector policy shifts by the Presidency to boost power supply and access to power in Nigeria.
4) Part of the presidential team that travelled to China in April 2016 on the historic visit. The consortium that Idris Mohammad led on this Delegation signed Nigeria's most ambitious coal fired power plant to Generate 4200 megawatts of power by a group of first class Chinese Investors who are finalizing arrangements for this project.
 
Honours:
Idris Mohammad was Nominated as the best CEO of the year in Nigeria's power sector for the year 2014
He was mentioned by ESI as one of the Top 60 most influential personalities in Africa’s power sector. 
The same Esi recognized him as 1 of the 4 most important personalities in Nigeria's power sector. 
Idris Mohammad is an Advisor on power to The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
 
Omar Vajeth
Omar Vajeth
Head - SAPP Project Advisory Unit
Southern Africa Power Pool

Omar Vajeth is currently the Head of the Project Advisory Unit and Senior Transaction Advisor at the Southern African Power Pool, a new unit created with the sole purpose of advancing regional projects in SADC. Previously he was Head of Power, Utilities and Infrastructure at Barclays Africa/Absa where he lead the teams expansion into Africa and the approach to the South African Power market. During this time, he concluded transactions across Africa in technologies such as renewable energy, coal, hydro, gas, HFO in addition to various advisory roles.

After Barclays Africa Omar has spent time working with international utilities and South African investors on coal baseload program. He has also advised firms on Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") Private Equity Transactions in South Africa in the Power Sector. In this capacity is also created Gold Key Energy as a BEE investment vehicle for South African Projects. Prior to this he worked at Eskom where he was the capital investment manager for the Transmission group. He has also worked at the National Electricity Regulator and at Accenture. Omar holds MBA, law and B.Sc. Elec Eng degrees.

Suresh Samuel
Suresh Samuel
Managing Director Africa
OPIC

Suresh Samuel is Managing Director for Africa at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) where he is responsible for managing business development activities for project and corporate finance, political risk insurance and private equity investments.  ​Previously​, Mr. Samuel worked in OPIC’s Structured Finance department where he was responsible for the underwriting and execution of investments in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare, banking, and agribusiness sectors.  He has executed over $1 billion of transactions at OPIC with clients in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.  Mr. Samuel is ​currently ​based in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Aymeric Saha
Aymeric Saha
Financial Policy Director to Congressman Meeks
U.S. House Financial Services Committee
 
Aymeric Saha is Financial Policy Director to Congressman Meeks, a senior member and former Subcommittee Chairman on the House Financial Services Committee. Previously, Mr. Saha spent over a decade at the World Bank Group as a finance and risk officer overseeing financial risks for the institution’s global banking and investments operations. In the 113th Congress of the United States, he was appointed by the Ranking Member Meeks as Policy Director for the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit with jurisdiction over the banking sector, consumer credit, and financial inclusion. Cumulatively, he has led congressional efforts to boost U.S. trade and investments in Africa, including successful outreach initiatives such as the “Engaging Wall Street on Power Africa”. He holds two master degrees in Finance and Business from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor degree in Finance and Economics from McGill University.
 
Samba Bathily
Samba Bathily
Chief Executive Officer
Solektra International
 
Samba Bathily is a Mali born, global African entrepreneur and pioneer in sustainable clean energy and solar solutions. He is Founder of Africa Development Solutions (ADS), Co-Founder and CEO of Solektra International, the company driving the Akon Lighting Africa initiative. Recognised as one the leaders in driving growth in Africa, Samba is one of the key enablers for setting up sustainable development ventures.  With a global network and acute business acumen, he has a particular “forte” in establishing strategic and innovative financial structuring. This has led to partnerships and growth models between private and public entities as well as local and international financial institutions and banks. 
 
To provide a formal framework for private and public partnerships, Samba launched the ADS Group in 2004 drawing in companies such as Huawei and Samsung. Under this umbrella there is a dynamic group active in the sectors of project financing, renewable energy and access to water, new technologies and communications, infrastructures construction and real estate, education and youth employment, automobile and logistics, processing industries and franchising, bringing together 18 subsidiaries operating in a total of 15 African countries. 
 
The ADS Group is built on Samba Bathily’s rich experience, acquired early in his career in the import-export sector, project finance and new technologies. Whether while he was working with AZLAN and CISCO to expanding the bandwidth for the 2002 World Cup in Mali, or when he was developing new schemes of access to medicines with company Trends Guinea, Samba has developed a detailed understanding of B2B and B2G business, enabling him today to offer very innovative public partnerships through the ADS Group.
 
More recently in 2014, Samba co-founded Solektra International, with international music star Akon and youth leader Thione Niang. Solektra International has launched Akon Lighting Africa, an initiative that promotes awareness and usage of innovative solar solutions to provide villages throughout Africa with access to clean electricity. To date, results include solar developments such as the installation of street lamps, and domestic and community kits in 15 countries throughout Africa. 
Samba is founder and President of the non-profit “Fondation Volontaires d’Afrique” which aims to develop youth employment in Africa by helping young people through scholarships to launch their projects and become entrepreneurs.
 
Hamid Al Zayani
Hamid Al Zayani
Managing Director
Midal Cables

 

Hamid Al Zayani a Baccalaureate in Business Administration from American University, Beirut, holds position of Honorary Counsellor of Albania in Bahrain. He is the Founding Partner of Al Zayani Investments, which has its subsidiaries such as Zayani Industries, Euro Motors, Zayani Motors, Zayani Leasing and Zayani Properties. He is the Chairman of Bahrain Welding Wire. He also Chair’s the Board of all the subsidiaries of Midal at their international locations, such as UK, Australia, Turkey, Canada, Kenya,  Nigeria and Mozambique. He is the Vice Chairman of Madem Gulf Industries, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Arab Federation for Engineering Industries (AFEI, Egypt) and Al Jazeera Tourism Company.

He is the Managing Director of Midal Cables Limited, Metal Form, Aluwheel, and Intersteel. He is also the President of Arab Cable Manufacturers Association, along with being the Board Member of International Cable Federation (Vienna), Gulf Closures, and Child Care Home and is Director in Treibacher Al Zayani Schleifmittel.

Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Director, Power Generation Projects and Programs,
ONEE, Morocco
 
Tarik HAMANE is the Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs of the Office National of Electricity and Potable Water “ONEE” (the Moroccan Electricity and Drinking Water Utility). Tarik HAMANE has more than 10 years managerial experience in leading the development of large scale power generation projects in Morocco, including IPPs and PPP projects and for different fuel and technologies (Thermal Power Plants “Clean Coal and Gas”) and (Renewables “Wind and Solar”). Tarik has also been involved in securing the ancillary power infrastructure (Port and Storage) as well as successfully managing land acquisition processes.
 
Key projects include landmark ventures that served as a guiding platforms for a wider implementation of energy projects in Morocco: Tarfaya wind farm 301MW, the Integrated Wind Project 850MW, Taza wind farm 150MW, Safi Coal Fired Power Plant 1400MW, Jorf Lasfar Coal Fired Power Plant 700MW, Extension of Jorf Lasfar Port. Before joining ONEE, Tarik has served as a R&D Engineer at CNRS in France and CERN in Geneva.
Mr. HAMANE has an MBA from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris, France, a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Ecole Centrale and INSA Lyon, France, and a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and in Automatic from Ecole Centrale-Supelec (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité) Paris and from INSA Lyon.
 

 

Rodney J. MacAlister
Rodney J. MacAlister
CEO,
Monetizing Gas Africa Inc.

 

Rod brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience on the African continent:

25 years with ConocoPhillips in business development, mostly in Africa; General Manager in the Congo (Brazzaville); and head of the Washington office. CEO of the US African Development Foundation in the G.W. Bush Administration. Founder of the Africa Middle Market Fund, a private equity  fund for African enterprises. General Manager for VAALCO Energy, Gabon, producing 10% of Gabon’s daily oil output.

C.D. Glin
C.D. Glin
President & CEO
U.S. African Development Foundation
 
C.D. Glin is President & CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation, a U.S. government agency dedicated to supporting African-led, African-driven development solutions. The USADF approach prioritizes African investments and customized local technical assistance to African grassroots communities and enterprises. Prior to joining USADF, C.D. was the Associate Director for Africa for the Rockefeller Foundation. From 2008-2010, Glint previously served as a presidential appointee in the Obama Administration as the first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships for the U.S. Peace Corps, and played a key role in Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary. Glin worked for the State Department, USAID and the World Bank while living in Ghana and Nigeria. 
 
Glin also served as a volunteer in the first Peace Corps South Africa group during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University; a Master’s in Business Management from Tulane University and Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Glin is term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2011, he was designated by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his commitment and contributions to international service and civic participation.
Lynn Tabernacki
Lynn Tabernacki
Deputy Vice President SME Finance & Head of Global Energy
OPIC
 
Ms. Tabernacki, with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) since 1995, is the Managing Director of OPIC’s Renewable and Clean Energy program.  Her efforts are focused on supporting investments in utility scale renewable and clean energy, off-grid solutions, and energy efficiency.  Ms. Tabernacki has led OPIC’s Renewable Energy program from 2007, growing its annual commitments from less than $30 million initially to over $1 billion in each of the last five years. Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects represent approximately one-third of OPIC’s annual commitments. During her career, and prior to her work with OPIC, Ms. Tabernacki’s background includes work with Price Waterhouse Poland, Citicorp, and Arthur Andersen.  Ms. Tabernacki holds an MBA in International Finance and a BS in Accounting and Business Administration. She is a CPA and a credit trained professional.
 
Anthony Giustini
Anthony Giustini
Regional Managing Partner for Africa
Clifford Chance
 
Anthony Giustini specialises mainly on project development and finance transactions in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power projects, mining and infrastructure sectors, in markets throughout the world. Anthony is particularly experienced in Africa-related matters and is the Regional Managing Partner for Africa.
 
Dr. Ali Fassi-Fihri
Dr. Ali Fassi-Fihri
Director-General
ONEE
Marcus Williams
Marcus Williams
Global Head (acting) – Energy, Oil & Gas and Mining – Operations Group
MIGA
Dan Waddle
Dan Waddle
Senior Vice President
NRECA International
Tom Coogan
Tom Coogan
Regional Director
US Africa Development Foundation
 
Tom Coogan has led project development and implementation at the U.S. African Development Foundation for over 15 years. Currently, Tom serves as the USADF Power Africa & Region III Director (which includes Nigeria, Zambia and South Sudan). As the Director of USADF’s Power Africa portfolio, Tom oversees USADF’s Off-Grid Energy and Entrepreneurship programming in the nine USADF Power Africa countries. 
Tom helped establish USADF’s Power Africa program, a part of President Obama’s Initiative to eliminate energy poverty across Africa. To date, USADF has awarded and provides technical assistance to over 75 grants to off grid energy enterprises.  These $100,000 grants or seed capital are partnered with technical assistance to support enterprising African energy entrepreneurs and businesses provide almost immediate energy access and/or efficiencies via off-grid technologies. 
 
In 2015, three of the Power Africa grantees presented their projects to President Barack Obama and President Obama personally congratulated Tom on his work. USADF has received recognition and awards for its Power Africa program including the “Innovative Investor Off Grid Award”. To date, USADF’s Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge continues to successfully couple innovation and ingenuity by partnering by investing in Africa’s greatest resource – it’s people. This model of targeted investment of technical assistance and patient capital led by and for Africans epitomizes USADF’s unique role in the U.S. government’s development assistance toolkit.
 
Tom Coogan was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Yale School of Management; he has extensive experience in the private and not for profit sectors, including as Vice President of Finance at Rite Aid Corporation and as head of Finance and Administration at Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade organization. He also served in the Peace Corps as a small business advisor in The Gambia, West Africa.  He is married and lives with his wife Belinda in Alexandria, Virginia. 
 
 
Niko Iliadis
Niko Iliadis
Technical Director
Renemig
 
Niko has worked for Alpiq in Switzerland as an analyst and trader in the European power markets. He has continued his career, as a portfolio manager for GDF Suez managing the generation  assets of the group in France. Later he has worked as an energy systems engineer for Power Systems Research (PSR) in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. In 2005 he founded EnerCo Team of Companies. The companies cover the en-gineering consulting, EPC and Investment sectors on Renewable Energy Assets. In 2015, he co-founded Renemig Energy GmbH, active in the field of renewable  microgrids.
Niko A. Iliadis received his Diploma in Civil engineering from EPFL with specialisation hydraulic structures and in energy systems management and conducted his diploma research and thesis in the EnergyLab of MIT. He has conducted his Dr.-Ing. at EPFL on energy systems optimisation subject to financial risk con-straints. In 2005 he has earned an executive certificate in Financial Engineering from HEC Lausanne in Switzerland and in 2010 from MIT on Clean Energy Ventures.
 
He has received a fellowship from the Swiss National Fund for his research during his PhD, a fellowship of academic excellence from the HEC in Lau-sanne and a best paper award from Informs.
He is a member of IEEE, INFORMS, CIGRE, Hellenic Technical Chamber of Commerce, International Mathematical Programming Society, the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, the Rotary club and of the Athens lodge philosophical association.
He has various publications and presentations in conferences. He is an editor in the Energy Systems Books series of Springer. Since 2010 he has been cooperating with EPFL in Lausanne as an external re-searcher.
 
Katrina Pielli
Katrina Pielli
Senior Energy Advisor and Lead for Beyond the Grid
Power Africa
Ibrahim Babagana
Ibrahim Babagana
Director of Electric Power
Bureau of Public Enterprises, Nigeria
U.S. Representative, Congressman Ed Royce
Chairman, House Foreign Affairs CommitteeHouse Foreign Affairs Committee

Stephen Isabalija
Stephen Isabalija
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
Sheila Khama
Sheila Khama
Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives
World Bank Group
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
Global Head: Power & Infrastructure
Standard Bank
 
As global sector head, Power and Infrastructure, David is responsible for developing Standard Bank’s involvement in the growth of this core sector in Africa, and helping clients expand their activities into or within Africa. David has had a career in asset based deals in Europe and Africa, and has specialised in rail and telecoms.  As global head, David oversees industries such as conventional power, renewable energy, construction and cement, as well as transport. 
 
He was formerly employed at the Strategic Rail Authority and then Babcock & Brown (B&B) in the UK, specialising in rail finance.  He was involved in many of the major projects in the late 1990’s and 2000’s, including the West and East Coast Main Line developments in the UK, and investment in the rolling stock market in Europe, including the purchase of Angel Trains from RBS in 2008.
 
John Mauel
John Mauel
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

John Mauel has 30 years of experience in handling the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of domestic and international LNG, oil and gas, and electric power projects, including the consortium structuring and joint venture arrangements involved in such projects.  John has had the opportunity to act as lead outside counsel in connection with major LNG projects and transactions, including LNG receiving terminal projects on both sides of the Atlantic, US LNG export projects, and major LNG sale and purchase transactions.  His LNG marketing work has included the structuring, drafting and negotiation of US LNG sale and purchase agreements.

John has practiced in Houston, Texas throughout his career with the exception of 2008 to 2010 when he resided in London.  He holds a B.A. (cum laude) degree in Economics from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School.

Patrick O'Driscoll
Patrick O'Driscoll
Sales Director
Karpowership

As Sales Director, Patrick leads the international strategic sales and business development activities for our Powership business (ship mounted power plant) across Asia and throughout Africa. Patrick began his career at Aggreko where he spent in excess of 25 years. Throughout his vast technical and commercial responsibilities and experience, he has been responsible for Africa and the Sub Continent and has successfully lead high performing project teams through complex governmental negotiations, followed by project deployment and execution with project management in geographical territories such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Patrick recently joined Karpower International and will oversee the company’s expansion across this region.

 

Mike Peo
Mike Peo
Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecoms
Nedbank Capital
 
Mike Peo is the head of the Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications business of Nedbank Capital. He is also the Chairman of the South African Chapter of the International Project Finance Association, is a member of the Governing Board of the African Infrastructure Investment Fund, one of the largest Infrastructure Funds in South Africa and is also a Director of Companies.
 
Mike is a CA (SA) who spent 10 years at Arthur Andersen and has had 20 years investment banking experience, with the past 16 years being primarily focused on the financing of large scale infrastructure projects in Africa. He has been extensively involved in most of the large scale infrastructure projects in South Africa and over the past five years has originated and led a number of landmark transactions, which have secured in excess of 20 international awards for Nedbank Capital. These transactions include inter-alia:
 
the Bakwena Platinum Tollroad refinancing – the largest refinancing  in SA,
the Neotel financing -  the largest limited recourse financing in SA,
two successive capital raises for Neotel totalling R2bn
the Seacom Undersea  Cable project – the first debt financed undersea cable for Africa,
the New Dawn Satellite project – the first debt financed African satellite.
the restructure and exit of a mobile telecommunications transaction in Southern Africa
 
Nedbank Capital’s Energy team has recently been one of the leading players in the funding of South Africa’s renewable energy procurement programme, having secured 23 of the 67 deals allocated totalling approximately R62bn project value in the first three rounds of the programme.
 
Scott Schloegal
Scott Schloegal
Acting First Vice President/ Acting Vice Chairman
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Joseph Tato
Joseph Tato
Partner & Global Co-Chair - Energy Sector
DLA Piper

Joseph Tato is the US Head of DLA Piper's Projects and Infrastructure practice group and a partner in the New York Office. Mr. Tato has represented independent power producers, equity investors, project sponsors, financial institutions and governments in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, LNG, water and wastewater, telecommunications, waste management and other infrastructure projects throughout Africa for nearly 20 years.  He also represents sponsors and financial institutions in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of energy and power projects in Africa. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mr. Tato was the chair of the Africa practice for another major international law firm. Chambers Global recognizes Mr. Tato for his Project & Energy practice in Africa.

Lynn Tabernacki
Lynn Tabernacki
Deputy Vice President SME Finance & Head of Global Energy
OPIC
 
Ms. Tabernacki, with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) since 1995, is the Managing Director of OPIC’s Renewable and Clean Energy program.  Her efforts are focused on supporting investments in utility scale renewable and clean energy, off-grid solutions, and energy efficiency.  Ms. Tabernacki has led OPIC’s Renewable Energy program from 2007, growing its annual commitments from less than $30 million initially to over $1 billion in each of the last five years. Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects represent approximately one-third of OPIC’s annual commitments. During her career, and prior to her work with OPIC, Ms. Tabernacki’s background includes work with Price Waterhouse Poland, Citicorp, and Arthur Andersen.  Ms. Tabernacki holds an MBA in International Finance and a BS in Accounting and Business Administration. She is a CPA and a credit trained professional.
 
Ibrahim Babagana
Director of Electric Power
Bureau of Public Enterprises, Nigeria
Hamid Al Zayani
Hamid Al Zayani
Managing Director
Midal Cables
 
Mr. Hamid R. Alzayani a Baccalaureate in Business Administration from American University, Beirut holds position of Honorary Counsellor of the Republic of Albania in Bahrain. He is the Founding Partner of Al Zayani Investments, which has its subsidiaries such as Zayani Industries, Euro Motors, Zayani Motors, Zayani Leasing and Zayani Properties. He is the Chairman of Bahrain Welding Wire. He also Chair’s the Board of all the subsidiaries of Midal at their international locations, such as UK, Australia, Turkey, Canada, Kenya,  Nigeria and Mozambique. He is the Vice Chairman of Rashid Alzayani Foundation, Madem Gulf Industries, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Arab Federation for Engineering Industries (AFEI, Egypt) and Al Jazeera Tourism Company (Dana Hotel)
He is the Managing Director of Midal Cables Limited, Metal Form, Aluwheel, and Intersteel. He is also the President of Arab Cable Manufacturers Association, along with being the Board Member of International Cable Federation (Vienna), Gulf Closures WLL, and Child Care Home and is Director in Imerys Al Zayani Fused Minerals W.L.L 
 
Mr. Hamid Al Zayani is a very dynamic & charismatic individual with a passion for industrialization. He loves venturing into new industrial challenges, and success just follows... 
 
Puneet Sharma
Puneet Sharma
Vice President FPSO/FSO Project Development
Modec
 
Mr. Sharma has Twenty Eight (28) years in management, engineering, construction, and business development for projects ranging from $10 million to $1.8 billion.  For the last 8 years, Mr. Sharma has led MODEC’s Atlantic Project Development group in Houston which includes project management, engineering, procurement, project controls and operations support for FPSO, FSO, FLNG, FSRU, and FSRWPTM projects.  During this time, MODEC has doubled the number of FPSO it owns, leases and operates world-wide making it one of the two dominant providers of FPSOs world-wide.  Prior to this role, he:
 
ran his own consulting company, 
worked different roles ranging from Processt Engineer to Department Manager
 
Mr. Sharma holds a Professional Engineers license in the State of Texas, a MBA in International Business from the Bauer College of Business, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
 
Samba Bathily
Samba Bathily
Chief Executive Officer
Solektra International
 
Samba Bathily is a Mali born, global African entrepreneur and pioneer in sustainable clean energy and solar solutions. He is Founder of Africa Development Solutions (ADS), Co-Founder and CEO of Solektra International, the company driving the Akon Lighting Africa initiative. Recognised as one the leaders in driving growth in Africa, Samba is one of the key enablers for setting up sustainable development ventures.  With a global network and acute business acumen, he has a particular “forte” in establishing strategic and innovative financial structuring. This has led to partnerships and growth models between private and public entities as well as local and international financial institutions and banks. 
 
To provide a formal framework for private and public partnerships, Samba launched the ADS Group in 2004 drawing in companies such as Huawei and Samsung. Under this umbrella there is a dynamic group active in the sectors of project financing, renewable energy and access to water, new technologies and communications, infrastructures construction and real estate, education and youth employment, automobile and logistics, processing industries and franchising, bringing together 18 subsidiaries operating in a total of 15 African countries. 
 
The ADS Group is built on Samba Bathily’s rich experience, acquired early in his career in the import-export sector, project finance and new technologies. Whether while he was working with AZLAN and CISCO to expanding the bandwidth for the 2002 World Cup in Mali, or when he was developing new schemes of access to medicines with company Trends Guinea, Samba has developed a detailed understanding of B2B and B2G business, enabling him today to offer very innovative public partnerships through the ADS Group.
 
More recently in 2014, Samba co-founded Solektra International, with international music star Akon and youth leader Thione Niang. Solektra International has launched Akon Lighting Africa, an initiative that promotes awareness and usage of innovative solar solutions to provide villages throughout Africa with access to clean electricity. To date, results include solar developments such as the installation of street lamps, and domestic and community kits in 15 countries throughout Africa. 
Samba is founder and President of the non-profit “Fondation Volontaires d’Afrique” which aims to develop youth employment in Africa by helping young people through scholarships to launch their projects and become entrepreneurs.
 
Sasanka Thilakasiri
Sasanka Thilakasiri
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change & Energy
Oxfam America
Justin Deangelis
Justin Deangelis
Managing Director
Denham Capital
 
Justin DeAngelis is a Director, responsible for origination, analysis, structuring, valuation and execution of investments for the Power Deal Team. He joined Denham Capital in 2007. Prior to joining Denham, Justin was a Director at Waypoint Energy and worked as a Manager at Pace Global Energy and PG&E National Energy Group, after serving as an Engineer at Delmarva Power. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Energy, and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures ("FRV"), and subsidiaries of Rio Energy. 
 
Justin received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration from LeBow College of Business at Drexel University.
 
Moe Rieaz Shaik
Moe Rieaz Shaik
Group Executive: International Finance
DBSA
 
Moe Shaik is DBSA's Group Executive: International Finance. Prior to joining the DBSA, Mr. Shaik held several senior management positions both in the private and public sector. His various positions included that of CEO at CorpAfrica (Pty) limited, South Africa's Consul General to Germany, South Africa's Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Algeria, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Head of the SA Secret Services. 
 
Mr. Shaik holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree, a Bachelor of Optometry degree and a Masters degree in Optometry (Cum Laude), all from the University of Durban Westville. He has also completed an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at the Harvard Business School in USA (2012).
 
Elvira Kanichay
Elvira Kanichay
Policy Advisor – Africa Department
GIZ
Amar Inamdar
Amar Inamdar
Deal Delivery and New Ventures
Shell
Jonathan Nash
Jonathan Nash
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Sam Kwon
Sam Kwon
Acting Practice Lead/Senior Director of Energy
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Alain Ebobissé
Alain Ebobissé
Chief Executive Officer
Africa50
Roberto Ridolfi
Roberto Ridolfi
Director, Sustainable Growth and Development DG DEVCO
European Commission
Ambs Donald H. Gips
Ambs Donald H. Gips
Former US Ambassador to South Africa and Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group

Christopher Marks
Christopher Marks
Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets, Corporate Banking EMEA
MUFG

Christopher Marks has worked in the financial markets and financial sector advisory, across the public and private sector, for more than 20 years. He is Head of Emerging Markets, Corporate Banking EMEA, MUFG. Prior to his current role, Christopher served as Senior Advisor at the African Development Bank in Abidjan. He was previously Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at BNP Paribas in London. Ph.D. Princeton University.

William Amuna
William Amuna
Chief Executive Officer
GRIDCo, Ghana
 
Ing. William Amuna, graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1985 with a BSc. (Honors) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana (2001), an MPA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2003) and a postgraduate certificate in Electrical Power Systems from the Advanced School in Power Systems, Penn State University (USA). Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, he worked in Volta River Authority where he began his career in 1985 as Assistant Engineer and rose to the position of Director, Projects and Systems Monitoring.
 
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE). 
 
Lena Mangondo
Lena Mangondo
Head: Legal
IPP Office, South Africa

Lena Mangondo has extensive experience in infrastructure and energy. From an energy perspective she heads up the legal team at the IPP Office and as a result of this, she forms part of the Government team that initiated, formulated and implementing the Renewable Energy IPP Programme in South Africa. Not to mention the amendments to the various legislative instruments in the context of the energy sector broadly, as well as initiation of the ISMO Bill. Lena is also currently involved in the design and implementation of the various IPP Programmes, principally the Coal, Gas and Co-Generation Programmes. This is in line with the various Ministerial Determination as well as the Grand Inga Project and the Gas Utilisation Master Plan. Furthermore, on an on-going basis involved in providing such technical and strategic advice as required on energy related matters.

 

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Early Bird rate till 17th February Late Rate
$1849 $2399

If you would like to register your place please contact pa-s@energynet.co.uk and we will send you the registration form to be completed and returned to us. 

We look forward to meeting you in Washington DC. 

Agenda

Location

The Powering Africa: Summit 2017 will be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington hotel.

The Marriott Marquis Washington hotel is adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, reflecting its original design, which is visible in the lobby’s sculpture and atrium skylight. Conveniently located near the City Center DC, the hotel is in close proximity to the major attractions: The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The White House and the National Mall.

This 1,175-room and 49-suite hotel features five retail and restaurant outlets as well as 8,000 square foot fitness centre and the health club. An outdoor terrace offers views of the city centre.

The hotel is proud to be one of the leading Washington, DC business hotels with over 50 meeting rooms and fully-serviced business centre.

The Marriott Marquis Washington hotel has good transport links including access to three of the airports:
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA: 4.6 miles N
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI: 31.7 miles SW
  • Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD: 27.6 miles E

Special rates for our delegates

We have arranged preferential rates with the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Deluxe Room –USD 329.00 Excluding taxes & fees. Please book accommodation here
 
These rates are only open to existing delegates of the Forum. Rates only apply to Tuesday 7th March – Friday 10th March. 

 

Why Attend

Why join us at the Powering Africa: Summit this March?
  • One of a kind - get unique, valuable information at the only US-based meeting to focus solely on investment opportunities within Africa's power sector, taking the commercial potential of Africa to the heart of US Policy makers
     
  • The Powering Africa: Summit is officially supported by the relevant US Government Agencies, providing you with a credible platform to build relationships
     
  • Project showcase: PA:S 2017 will give detailed insights into a whole spectrum of project case studies, from coal to renewables
     
  • Networking has never been so easy with the return of the Powering Africa: Summit official networking app. Find those crucual contacts and arrange private meetings, view the final agenda and access information about all our speakers, sponsors and delegates - all at your fingertips.
Who Attends the Summit?

The Summit is attended by key decision-makers from Africa's power sector (see the speaker list for those already confirmed) and investors and power developers with a vested interest in how to develop and invest in successful power projects across the continent.

    Government representatives

    Commercial 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
 
For more information on how you can participate, email PA-S@energynet.co.uk
 

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Sponsors

Mott MacDonald

 

SUMMIT SPONSOR 

Mott MacDonald is a US$2 billion global, multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy delivering solutions in 12 core business areas – energy, oil and gas, buildings, environment, water, international development, industry, transport, urban development, communications, health and education. Our power unit covers all the main elements of project development, business strategy and business planning, feasibility studies, engineering design and specification, construction supervision, commissioning, quality assurance, inspection and rehabilitation work. As one of the foremost consultancies in the global energy market, supporting all aspects of renewable energy Mott MacDonald has delivered expertise on some of the world’s largest renewable projects, providing commercial and government clients with resource assessments, concept development, technology selection and design, civil, mechanical, electrical and C&I design, procurement, costing and complete environmental services.

With offices across Africa our clients benefit from our ability to bring together local delivery with international expertise and standards. We have supported over 15,000 km of transmission lines and associated infrastructure, added over 30 GW of generating capacity to the grid bringing electricity to over 5 million people that had poor access to reliable supplies. We understand project development and delivery, the challenges and barriers in Africa and how to help client’s successfully complete project.

US Chamber of Commerce

OFFICIAL PARTNER

At the end of 2015, the Chamber announced the formation of the U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) and launched efforts to lead the U.S. business community in a new period of unprecedented engagement with Africa’s regional economic communities, the established African private sector, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
 
Since embarking on our initial Africa program in May 2009, the Chamber has made great strides bridging the gap between U.S. business and Africa. The establishment of the Center marks the Chamber’s next step as the leader of the U.S. private sector’s commitment to Africa, with the goal of advancing policies that attract greater investment and support trade with our partners throughout the continent.
 
For more information visit http://www.usafricabusinesscenter.com/
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).
 
Norton Rose Fulbright

STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.

www.nortonrosefulbright.com

 

 

DLA Piper

STRATEGIC PARTNER 

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms on the continent of Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on energy and infrastructure development projects and related financings and 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 power, oil and gas, renewables, 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, London, Paris and other commercial centers to provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa. Our firm has established DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to further our on the ground coverage.

www.dlapiper.com

 

Africa Finance Corporation

STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

MODEC International

LEAD SPONSOR

Established in 1968, MODEC has been providing competitive floating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry and is recognized as a leading specialist for FPSOs, FSOs, FLNGs, TLPs, Production Semi-submersibles and MOPUs. MODEC is headquartered in Japan and   listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. MODEC has major subsidiary offices in Singapore, Houston, Brazil as well as shore basis offices in countries where is operates assets.  . MODEC has an excellent track record of EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) projects, so far delivered  42 floating production systems and currently owns 14 FPSOs and 3 FSOs and operates 19 units (includes 2 units owned by others). With over 180 years of accumulate operating experience with over 20 floating production units, MODEC is able to use the valuable knowledge gained to improve our EPCI projects and Operational Services. MODEC has recently expanded its product range to include FSRWPTM (Floating Storage Regasification Water-Desalination & Power-Generation) and its associated systems for Power only and Water only. All Power and Water solutions make use of the abundantly available LNG as a fuel source to bring clean Power and Water either on an IPP (Independent Power Producer), EPCI, BOO (Build, Own and Operate) or BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) basis within 24 months of contract award to any shore.
 
SOFEC Inc., a MODEC group company established in the United States, is an industry leader in the supply of permanent and disconnectable mooring systems as well as marine terminals for crude oil and product import/export. SOFEC Mooring Systems include spread moorings, internal and external turrets, and tower yoke moorings for tanker based floating production systems (FPSO, FSO, FSRU, FLNG and FSRWPTM). SOFEC has delivered over 100 mooring systems worldwide, and recently delivered the innovative external turret mooring system for PETRONAS’ first FLNG, PFLNG SATU. For more information please visit: http://www.modec.com/
Tetra Tech

SPONSOR

The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), a Tetra Tech company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider. Working with governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and financial entities, IP3 enables clients to build their institutional capacity and to carry out successful P3 projects in the global infrastructure market. IP3 has provided institutional capacity services to many energy agencies and regulators across Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Since its founding in 1994, IP3 has trained over 35,000 officials from 175 countries.

www.tetratech.com

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Sponsor 

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) 
 
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)  a U.S. foreign aid agency that partners with poor but well governed countries to reduce poverty and promote economic growth. 
 
Key Capabilities:
• Increases access to electricity by investing up to $1 billion in African power systems through MCC grants
• Awards financial support for energy infrastructure projects determined by partner countries
• Motivates partner countries to implement sector reforms, regulations, governance and utility changes to make the power sector more commercially viable
• Provides technical assistance and management support for ministries, regulators and utilities
 
Akon Lighting Africa Initiative

SPONSOR

Founder of Akon Lighting Africa, Solektra International's mission is to respond to the African energy and water crises in order to support the long term economic development of the continent.  With regards to energy, Solektra International has focused its efforts on providing clean, renewable and affordable solar solutions in rural and off-grid areas where most of the African population currently lives - changing one community at a time! Founded by Samba Bathily, Akon and Thione Niang and incorporated in New York and with offices in numerous  African countries, Solektra International is one of a new generation of African businesses that are investing in driving growth and employment throughout Africa through public-private partnerships and education.
 
Solektra International has just inaugurated the first training institute fully dedicated to solar technologies, which will train a minimum of 200 skilled workers, technicians and engineers per year as of 2016. The company has developed an innovative prefinancing model which led to impactful results.  End of 2015, after a year and half of operations, Solektra International was operational in 15 African countries - Mali, the Republic of Guinea, Benin, Senegal, Niger, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia and Madagascar - with a wide offer of solar equipment including solar street lamps, micro-grids and domestic kits. Over the next few years, Solektra International plans on expanding into over 20 additional African countries.
 
Power Africa

SPONSOR

Launched in 2013, Power Africa is a U.S. government interagency effort to increase energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, leveraging partnerships to achieve our goals of providing 30,000 megawatts of additional energy and 60 million new household and business connections by 2030. With over 130 partners, Power Africa's unique model for energy development has turned an initial commitment of $7 billion into over $54 billion from those partners in the private and public sectors. For more information visit https://www.usaid.gov/powerafrica
 
Eleqtra

SPONSOR

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

More information about us can be found on our website at www.eleqtra.com.

Dawnergy

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR 

Dawnergy is the system solution provider in the field of power energy and telecommunication

 • To provide comprehensive solutions and equipment for grid connected solar products of up to utility scales such as solar inverters, solar panels and modules and controllers.

• To provide comprehensive solutions for off-grid  products.

• To provide comprehensive solutions in engineering, procurement and civil work of substations and transmission lines,as well as solar power plants.

• To provide ODN and solutions in telecom & FTTx fields. For more information, please refer to www.dawnergy.com

Karpowership

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Karpowership is a member of Karadeniz Energy Group, Istanbul, Turkey. The group is a pioneer in innovative energy projects for the last 20 years, with investments in domestic and international markets. The group started its energy investments in 1996, and is the first private electricity exporter in Turkey. Today, the group owns and operates more than 1,800 MW installed capacity globally. 
Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership (floating power plant) fleet in the world. Since 2010, nine Powerships have been completed with total installed capacity exceeding 1,500 MW. Additional 6,000 MW of Powerships are either under construction or in the pipeline. 
 
Karpowership’s current fleet supplies 15% of Southern Iraq, 27% of Lebanon, 22% of Ghana, 32% of Zambia and 31% of North Sulawesi, Indonesia’s total electricity generation with four more Powerships scheduled to be deployed throughout Indonesian Archipelago in 2016. 
 
As of today, Karadeniz has more than 1,800 employees and is expanding through renewables, Powerships and other innovative energy supply solutions.
 
 
 
 
Clifford Chance

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR 

 
Clifford Chance lawyers have been active in Africa for over 30 years and have extensive experience of advising all types of clients including African and international corporations, investors, commercial lenders, export credit agencies, development agencies and private equity funds.  We have a proven track record of advising on high profile, market-first transactions in the African power sector. Recent work includes advising on the award-winning US$825m Maamba Power Project in Zambia, the ground-breaking Azura Edo IPP in Nigeria and the first IPP (geothermal) in Ethiopia. Our Africa power sector team is part of our worldwide projects, energy and resources groups and our wider Africa practice, comprising over 200 lawyers in all key markets. We work closely with local counsel and are strongly committed to the continent. Our lawyers are involved in providing world class training for African lawyers and are actively involved in community and pro bono programmes across Africa.
 
 
Standard Bank

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR 

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

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

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

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

Website: standardbank.com/CIB

Midal Cables

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

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

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR 

Denham Capital is a global private equity firm focused on energy and resources, with over $8.4 billion of invested and committed capital. Denham Capital focuses its investment activity around three key sectors: Power, Oil & Gas and Mining.
 
Denham Capital has been investing in Africa since 2008, with current investments in solar and wind power (BioTherm Energy); thermal and hydro power (Endeavor Energy);  wind power (Jenner Renewables); and mining projects (Pangea), and is actively pursuing additional investments in renewable and thermal power generation as well as mining. Our investment professionals apply their deep operational and industry experience in working in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives.
Denham Capital invests across the capital structure and across all stages of the corporate and asset lifecycle, from development projects to mature, operating businesses. Denham Capital typically targets equity investments of $50 million to $250 million.
 

 

Sponsorship opportunities with the Powering Africa: Series
 
Our Powering Africa Series of stakeholder-led meetings are crafted to connect African Governments, Utilities and Regulators with credible and committed investors in an environment which encourages wholehearted debate on the fundamental issues driving the development of power, energy and infrastructure projects across Africa. Branding, thought leadership and function sponsorship opportunities are all available and can be tailored to meet your business requirements and budgets.
 
To discuss a tailor-made package that is best fitting to your sales and marketing objectives, please contact:
 
Damon Thompson
Commercial Director: Europe & North America
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8071
Email: Damon.Thompson@EnergyNet.co.uk

 

Partners

EMPEA

Association Partner

EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization with over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assetsand have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA’s belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences, networking, education and advocacy.

empea.org

Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)

Association Partner

Association partner

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) is the world’s first and only not-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole and representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals across asset classes.  www.emia.org

 

The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)

Media Partner

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/
Menas Associates

Media Partner

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
African Energy

Media Partner

African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East. Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future. Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.

 

Africa Capital Digest

Media Partner

Media partner 
 
Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated industry news, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa. Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people and companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth original and curated content to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.
 
To find out more:
 
Allan Cunningham
Twitter: @afcdigest

 

Capital Markets in Africa

Media Partner

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. 
 
ESI Africa

Media Partner

Media partner
 
ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing. We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
 
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.
 
For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.
 

 

The Business Year

Media Partner

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

Media Partner

Media partner

InfraPPP World is the new and definitive social media tool that will allow our clients to get the latest and updated knowledge on infrastructure and PPP:

· The latest and most relevant news of the infra&PPP sector at a global scale: EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC)

· Every new market report and research about infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources

· Our recommendations for the best job opportunities

· The best database of PPP tenders and awarded project

For more information, visit infrapppworld.com/.

Construction Review

Media Partner

Construction Review, www.constructionreviewonline.com, is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry.

For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc.  The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.

 

Development Finance

Media Partner

Development Finance is the first global magazine for donors, development finance institutions, development agencies, the private sector and non-governmental organisations which highlights and analyses where capital is being mobilised most effectively for the global south, in particular in terms of financing development in the secondary cities of Latin America, Asia and Africa.
 
With an expert advisory board comprising the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cities Alliance, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the African Development Bank, the Stockholm International Water Institute, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, CAF (the Development Bank of Latin America) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency
Africa Outlook

Media Partner

Africa Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent. This monthly magazine is essential reading for business executives wanting to keep up with the latest in global news affecting African businesses, as well as exclusive, engaging and sharable features generated from their peers. Africa Outlook remit embraces the coverage of key business sectors and sub-sectors including: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, retail, logistics, finance, healthcare, technology and other professional service areas.

www.africaoutlookmag.com

African Business

Media Partner

African Business Magazine are market leaders in providing country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa. Please visit www.africanbusinessmagazine.com. Subscribe to African Business on iPhone Appstore Free of charge: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/african-business/id444090114?mt=8

ChinaGoAbroad

Association Partner

We Are...
  • A unique membership organization with an O2O (online to offline) model:
  • An online information platform and deal database
  • An offline advisory service with private deals
  • Experts in cross-border transactions
  • Supported by PRC and international government agencies at various levels
We Provide...
  • Information and advice
  • A platform for enterprises, governments and individuals to promote their knowledge and capabilities
  • A bridge for cross-border investments and business opportunities
  • Access to expertise, events and deals
Our Services...
  • Knowledge: our website contains practical, authoritative information for international transactions
  • Matchmaking: we connect investors and business partners, source financing, and facilitate access to funds
  • Consulting: we provide practical, experienced advice from pre-signing through closing and ongoing operations
Visit www.chinagoabroad.com for more details
AltEnergyMag

Media Partner

AltEnergyMag is technical resource full of News, Articles and Interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry, with an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization.

How We Made It In Africa

Media Partner

How we made it in Africa, established by Jaco Maritz in April 2010, is aimed at African business people as well as foreign investors with an interest in the continent. How we made it in Africa is published by Maritz Publishing CC (Trading as Maritz Africa) (Reg: 1986/ 016729/23), a Cape Town-based information and business intelligence company.
 
Since its launch, How we made it in Africa has grown into one of the world’s top African-focused online business publications. During the past 12 months, over 1,000,000 individuals visited the website, viewing in excess of 2,400,000 pages.
Alternative Energy Africa

Media Partner

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.
IPP Journal

Media Partner 

IPP Journal is an internet knowledge platform focused on the energy finance sector where subscribers can get valuable information, such as daily news and databases of projects, M&A transactions, institutional and PE investors, companies and job offers. We aggregate, elaborate and distribute specialized knowledge in the energy finance & investment sector. We differentiate from other editorial groups because we are also business consultants operating in the sector.

For more information visit www.ippjournal.com

Africa.com

Media partner
 
Africa.com is the leading Africa-related multi-media digital company serving Africa.  Through unique storytelling and creative news delivery, Africa.com produces engaging content focused on Africa. By leveraging its innovative resources, Africa.com is reaching Africa like no other company.
 
 
Africa Business Insider

Media Partner 

Africa Business Insider is a new media created to keep you informed about the best business opportunities in Africa.  

The website www.africabusinessinsider.news provides information in English and French about registration dates and procedures to attend key business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent.

Sign up for the newsletter to be updated weekly and get a chance to expand your business.

DebtWire

Media Partner 

Launched in 2003 by The Mergermarket Group, Debtwire has quickly become a leading publisher of news and information on the distressed debt and leveraged finance markets. The business was acquired by the Financial Times Group in August 2006.

As an independent organization our experienced team, comprising individuals with backgrounds in sales and trading, credit research and financial journalism, generates unbiased and value-added intelligence on fixed income markets for our clients.

Energy Insight

Media Partner 

Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids. Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.
 
 
 

If you are interested in becoming an official media partner or supporting association for this Summit, please email marketing@energynet.co.uk

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Powering Africa: Summit registration

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Delegate Rate:

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Contact

For more information on how to get involved with this year's Powering Africa: Summit 2017, please contact us:

 

For speaking or programme enquiries: 

 
 
Simon Gosling
Managing Director
T: +44 (0)20 7384 8073

For delegate & marketing enquiries: 

 
Amy Offord
Marketing Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7384 8068
 

For commercial partner enquiries: 

Damon Thompson
Commercial Director
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UK: +44 (0)20 7384 8071
 

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.
 
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East & Southern - industry updates

 

Find the latest industry news, interviews and articles about the energy & infrastructure projects in East & Southern Africa. This content is gathered at our annual meetings, from our sponsors and partners and aggregated from credible sources. 

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Latest industry news

31/01/2017

26/01/2017

Growing appetite for foreign direct investment in 'Africa's renewable energy sector

13/01/2017

10/01/2017

Tanzania granted US$870,000 for renewable energy projects

15/12/2016 

South Africa's new gas projects will be economical – Aurecon

14/12/16

2017: a big year for progressive power projects

12/12/2016

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

 
 
Mike Peo, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking, South Africa
 

Interview corner

H.E. Honourable Motuma Mekassa, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia disusses the country's huge potential for energy development from renewable energy sources

Minister Thabane Zulu, Director-General, Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa, at the Africa Energy Forum discussing strategies to increase South Africa's base load

Watch the interview with Joshua Kibet Choge, Chairman of KenGen, Kenya, as he speaks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

Watch the interview with Jason Harlan, Chief Executive Officer, Fieldstone Africa

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North & West - industry updates

Find the latest industry news, interviews and articles about the energy & infrastructure projects in North & West Africa. This content is gathered at our annual meetings, from our sponsors and partners and aggregated from credible sources.

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Africa Energy Yearbook articles

A Snapshot of Morocco's Power Sector - by Tarik Hamane, Director, Power Generation Projects & Programs, ONEE, Morocco

Latest industry news

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03/01/17

15/12/16

Nigeria, China Exim Bank Reach $1.3bn Power Plant Deal

Interview corner

Watch the interview with H.E Honourable Alfa Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso, as he talks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

Watch the interview with H.E. Hon. Henry O. Macauley, Minister of Energy Sierra Leone, as he talks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

Watch the interview with H.E. Honourable John Abdulai Jinapor, Acting Minister of Power, Ghana, as he talks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

 
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  • The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent.
  • Over 600 delegates are expected to attend the meeting this March.
  • Speakers include senior public officials and private sector leaders from across Africa and North America who contribute to the panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, outlining opportunities for investors in energy and infrastructure projects.
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If you have newsworthy information relating to the meeting, its speakers, sponsors, media partners, or related topics as a whole, please email amy.offord@energynet.co.uk
 
Media may utilise the event and organizer logos for editorial reporting purposes only. Any additional usage is prohibited unless express written permission is granted.
 
Press Policy
 
You will need to present an official press ID to gain access to the forum. 
 
The conference is not public. Press pass holders may be asked to leave at any time, for any reason, including violating the following protocol:
 
• For admittance, media members are required to show press credentials. Members of the media without proper ID will not be admitted
 
• Media members must identify themselves as media at all times. That includes, but is not limited to:
 
• Wearing a press badge (easily visible)
 
• During Q&A, first introducing yourself as (your name), reporting for X publication. Then asking your question
 
• During interviews, formal or informal, with speakers or attendees
 
• At the registration desk
 
• Tape recording is forbidden, without prior speaker (or attendee) consent
 
• Media members are not to pass information to conference-producing divisions of their companies.
 
For further enquiries about the Summit please contact amy.offord@energynet.co.uk or call on +44 20 7384 8068