Africa Energy Investment Summit


Washington DC United States of America

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The inaugural Africa Energy Investment Summit #AEIS2016 will be held during the spring of 2016 in Washington DC, USA. The event will be held on 10th – 12th April, 2016.

The Africa Energy Investment Summit will in the coming years become a flagship event for the Power & Energy sector in Africa - for policy makers in governments, corporate businesses, finance houses and all other professionals in the sector. The Summit presents an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of professionals in the field whilst attending presentations, participating in debates and generally taking stock of where you are in your respective field compared to your peers, either growing or sharing your learning and experiences in the field of power & energy and the energy infrastructure development for sub Saharan Africa. All of this happens in a context that is dynamic and fun where there is no such thing as a small player or investment destination.

Our focus for the summit in the spring of 2016 is taking stock of what we as a people are doing about the energy infrastructure development for Africa in a manner that looks forward rather than backward and that provides some beacons of direction for Power & Energy in Africa to play a major role. The summit will look at regional regulatory frameworks, investment climate for the energy sector, finance & investment, regional cooperation, etc. and have new dialogue on new initiatives that are already proving to become game changing in energy provisioning and we plan to devote time at the summit to events that will assist you in working effectively within the new regulatory regime, while exploring emerging themes in sub Saharan Africa’s energy sector.

Our unashamed aim is an exhausting technical and social programme that leaves you tired but inspired when you return to your day-to-day activities. Hence supporting and being a media partner for this conference will put your organization at an advantage with unparalleled exposure in combating Africa’s energy woes by 2030.

Some of the Topics for the Africa Energy Investment Summit

The event will focus on Sub Saharan Africa’s power sector from investment opportunities and investment climate to energy sector policy reforms and regulatory framework, renewable energy market, off-grid & mini-grids to local participation in developing Africa’s power sector and unleashing it full potential.

#AEIS2016 will also provide a great platform for regional industry leaders, and will bring together public and private sector executives, institutional lenders and investment bankers to discuss the energy crisis and the opportunities to the exploited by investing on the continent.

A major highlight of the Africa Energy Investment Summit will be the Panel Discussions featuring expert panelists outlining the challenges facing the electricity supply industry across Africa and the provision of a low cost and reliable electricity supply which is critical for growth and development in the region. These panel topics are:

  • The changing face of renewables for Africa
  • Incentives for Attracting Foreign Direct Investments into Power Generation
  • Promoting Energy Mix in Power Generation in Africa and the use of PPP in achieving energy independence
  • Bridging the energy gap in Sub Saharan Africa by promoting entrepreneurship in energy sector

Other topics of the programme are:

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Sub Saharan Africa
Ankush Chhabria, Founder & Managing Director, Novel Energy, Rwanda

Demystifying the perceived challenges in legal frame works and statutory institutions when investing in infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jito kayumba, Partner Kukula Capital Plc, Zambia

Gas to Power – Considerations for a bankable PPA
Ashley Grohn, Power Generation Leader, Aurecon South Africa

Structuring Power Project in East Africa – Bankability and Case Studies
Amyn Mussa, Partner & Head of Energy & Infrastructure, Anjarwalla & Khanna

Investing in Africa’s Energy Transition
Rolake Akinkugbe, VP & Head, Energy and Natural Resources, FBN Capital Nigeria

Becoming a Solar IPP in Nigeria: Project & Experience
Emmanuel Guyot, Senior Vice President, Dusable Capital, Washington DC, USA

To what extent should a Host Government interfere in the drafting and conclusion of a Joint Operating Agreement?
Dr Eduardo G Pereira, Legal counsel & energy professor at various universities

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Nyembe Chapeshamano, Conference Director
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Supporting Organisations

Asia Plantation Capital
Diamond Energy
City Developments Ltd