Our upcoming events in 2017
Copenhagen, 7- 9 June 2017
The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.
The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 7-9 June in Copenhagen, Denmark to capitalise on the investment potential of Scandinavian countries into Africa. As Denmark leads the way with its green energy initiatives and blending of public and private finance, Copenhagen is the perfect setting to host the Forum and welcome our international delegates. To be added to the mailing list for this meeting, please email AEF@energynet.co.uk.
Abuja, 20- 22 September 2017
The 5th annual Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting will take place in Abuja will take place from 20-22 September in Abuja. This premium private sector-led and finance focused summit on investment strategies, bringing together Nigeria’s electricity supply industry, local finance institutions, IPP and NIPP investors, power developers and international financiers to release capital in Nigeria’s transforming power sector. EnergyNet will welcome 250 decision-makers including DFIs, banks, developers and EPCs to discuss what is needed to fully support and enable the transformation of Ghana’s electricity sector in the medium to long term.
Durban, 3 6 October 2017
The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS) will take place from 3-6 October 2017. As a follow on from the hugely successful South Africa: Gas Options meeting, which followed the journey of the South African government’s launch of their Gas IPP Programme, IGCS will focus on South Africa’s potential for gas procurement, distribution and utilisation nationally, regionally and globally, while integrating the GAS IPP programme with South Africa’s broader economic strategy for energy.
Bogotá, 25- 27 October 2017
The Growing Economies: Pacific Alliance Energy Forum is an investment meeting which will focus on the energy sectors of some of the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – the Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico). As these growing economies open up for international investment following exciting political and economic developments, each are starting a new exciting era in their energy markets that the industry’s big players can’t ignore.
Discover the trends and opportunities in the power sectors of these exciting emerging markets, and partner with the decision-makers crucial to your business ventures.
Marrakech, 29- 30 November 2017
The Morocco: Gas Options meeting will provide future stakeholders in Morocco’s procurement programme a platform to engage with the government and national utility annually in an open forum. The meeting will bring together all major developers, investors and developers, IOCs and DFIs
from across the world.
Marrakech, 30 November- 1 December 2017
The 2nd annual Africa Renewable Energy Forum (AREF) will return to Marrakech from 30 November- 1 December. Following the first Africa Renewable Energy Forum in November2016, held as an officially endorsed side meeting of COP22, this meeting will once again focus specifically on renewable energy for African development to ensure the outcomes of COP are maintained and successfully delivered.
AREF will gather together African Energy Ministers and Government Representatives, leading investors, power developers, technology providers, financiers and multilateral agencies to deliver strategies for sustainable energy development that meet the climate change requirements. Throughout AREF, we will provide you with a platform to promote sustainable projects, technology development, capacity building and knowledge transfer as well as usable and actionable takeaways for clean energy project implementation.
Cape Town, 6- 9 December 2017
The second instalment of the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum will focus on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects in Southern Africa and East Africa. Government representatives, heads of utilities and project developers from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, India and Pakistan will come together under one roof to highlight projects seeking funding.
This content- led forum will also bring to the table some of the biggest financiers looking to increase their investment in these countries, including debt management agencies, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, banks and equity funds. Some of the topics to be discussed include: Business and Economic Outlook for Southern and East Africa- Public and Private Financing; Financing Instruments - Business and Economic Outlook for South Asia- Financing of Energy Projects - Financing of Energy Related Infrastructure Projects.
Dar es Salaam, 23- 25 January 2018
Powering Africa: Tanzania is a platform to discuss the country’s potential to attract private investment and encourage the development of IPPs. The meeting will also explore opportunities for regional collaboration within the East African region, exploring procurement models and taking a look at some of the critical infrastructure projects which will contribute to realising the region’s development goals.
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.