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Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum

This year, the meeting formerly known as the hugely successful Powering Africa: Finance Options will evolve into a high level dialogue focusing on the opportunities to finance energy & infrastructure projects across some of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. Hosted in Dubai from 23-24 January 2017, the meeting will bring together heads of utilities and project developers from across Southern and East Africa, Pakistan and India to present live energy and infrastructure projects seeking partners and investors. This meeting forms part of EnergyNet’s Growing Economies’ portfolio, which takes a closer look at the rapidly developing opportunities for project developers in new energy markets across the globe.

The 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum 2016     

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will come to London for the first time in its 18-year history in 2016, taking place at the InterContinental London O2 hotel from 22-24th June. AEF is the international investment conference for Africa's power sector, gathering 1500 investors, power developers, African governments, utilities and regulators to discuss the opportunities for investing in African power projects. All the players meet there every year to network with clients and attend targeted sessions.       


Hilton Transcorp, Abuja, 12 - 14 October 2016

Powering Africa: Nigeria is the only meeting to focus solely on the facilitation of Nigerian power investments and viable power generation, distribution and transmission projects for the country’s industrial sectors. The programme will feature interactive dialogue between Gencos and Discos, private sector banks, multilateral investors and DFIs, government and developers to discuss the changing investment landscape, placing the critical role of the private sector at the heart of the agenda. 
Cape Town, 3-5 October 2016

Backed by the South African IPP Office, this unique meeting takes a detailed look at the opportunities available for gas developers and private sector investors as a result of South Africa's growing power demands. As South Africa's economy buckles under rolling black outs and frequent load-shedding, identifying and understanding South Africa’s unique requirements for gas acquisition will be crucial to guarantee investment success for future decades. Participants will debate solutions to the challenges of raising finance, delivering an efficient transmission infrastructure and the supporting industry, and the global LNG trends which could realise the country’s vision of a stable and sufficient power supply

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                  Africa Renewable Energy Forum 2016

                Marrakech, 2 – 4 November 2016 

Africa Renewable Energy Forum (AREF) is a 3 day event focused on developing Renewable Energies for Africa. AREF is set to become ‘the’ annual gathering of sector leaders to benchmark and maintain the outcome of COP22 and will enable the Kingdom of Morocco to take the lead in the battle against climate change as well as promote clean energy access, which will in the medium to long term generate hundreds of millions of jobs on the continent. For more information, please contact:

Dubai, 30-31 January 2017
The annual Powering Africa: Finance Options Meeting is an executive briefing designed for CEOs and senior-level directors involved in the financing of projects across Africa.  Participants may directly engage with key decision-makers over the course of the concentrated 2 day retreat. A closed debate under Chatham House rule provides the perfect setting for dynamic and uninhibited discussions which provide a comprehensive overview of the policies and reforms currently influencing investment into Africa's power sector in 2017.   


Regional Energy Co-operation Summit

West Africa, 25-27 January 2017    

The ‘Regional Energy Co-operation Summit’ is an annual investors meeting focused on energy, infrastructure and finance of projects. We will address cross-border co-operation and regional integration, unlocking West Africa’s investments in energy and infrastructure to support industrialisation. Cross-border cooperation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that facilitate trade and power exchange among States.
   Washington, D.C. 8 - 10th March 2017
Now in its 3rd year, the Powering Africa: Summit is an investment conference to showcase power, trade and infrastructure opportunities across the African continent, engaging principle decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. Obama’s Power Africa initiative helped map the way for project investment, giving a platform to global investment funds and the role they can play in driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector. The Summit aims to connect governments, investors and power developers from the USA and Africa to stimulate partnerships and drive forward project development. For more information, visit or to be added to the mailing list email:

The Africa Energy Yearbook - the official publication of the Africa Energy Forum –returns for 2016 with more articles, industry insights and project updates about the future of Africa's economic, industrial and social development. A free copy is available for every delegate who attends the Forum. Advertising opportunities are available to elevate your profile in London.