Why Join Us in 2017?

Join the most important gathering in the African energy calendar

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Discover why our delegates come back year on year

Delegates return to AEF year on year in order to meet with new and existing clients, sign business deals and learn about specific investment climates from the key industry stakeholders.

It’s not what you know… AEF brings 75% of Africa’s energy ministries, utilities and regulators to Europe to meet and do business with power investors from around the world. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.

Find the information that matters, all on your doorstep… the AEF programme splits into targeted country and sector- specific sessions to make sure you maximise your time and money by discovering the facts that matters to you and your business, delivered directly from the decision-makers themselves

Networking has never been so easy…with the AEF 2017 networking app, ensure you find those crucial contacts and arrange some one-on-one meetings. At AEF 2016, 70% of attendees used the app, arranging nearly 200 meetings and exchanging over 1900 messages

Whether you’re buying or selling… the AEF private exhibition is the hub of the Forum, bringing together over 80 credible solution providers in a shell scheme show where investors can promote their products and services and discuss how best to overcome current challenges faced within the market

Gain value from interactive dialogue – intimate thought-leadership seminars will run alongside the main sessions hosted by partners such as World Bank Group and European Investment Bank. If there’s a question you want answered, now’s the time to ask!

The Africa Energy Forum 2016 in numbers

Testimonials from our 2016 attendees

"An excellent opportunity to understand the latest developments across the energy sector and a brilliant networking opportunity"

Lance, Khumalo, Kuattro

“Great event, great sponsors and good value for money”

Njavwa Mulwanda, Wells Fargo

“Well done again for this year! Such a great networking event for Africa!”

Audrey Caulliez-Louis, Crown Agents Bank

“First time I attended - will return in 2017. Great event”

Erwin Van Landeghem, Power Solutions

“A fantastic and well run event which has provided our business not only excellent and real project opportunities but also valuable contacts to develop further projects”

Malcolm Truman, PWRstation

“The deal making conference for people with projects and finance to connect with each other”

Asif Saad, K Electric

“Very, very good! Simple as that!”

Jesper A. K. Nielsen, BWSC

“The meeting point for Africa’s energy sector decision-makers”

Thierno Olory-Togbe, ALSF

“The networking was spot on as usual”

Dolapo Kukoyi, Detail Commercial Solicitors

“Excellent place to meet all the stakeholders involved”

Simon Parent-Pothier, Windiga Energy

“A fantastic networking opportunity to meet all the relevant industry players in one location”

Neil Anderson, Exxaro Resources

“Greatest opportunity for networking”

Tony Kashihara, Sumitomo Corporation

“Well organised and all the right people in the right place”

Liam Leahy, Mainstream

“Best event this year - delivered engaging dialog with our customers”

Patrick Odriscoll, Karpowership


“Extremely Engaging”

Ashwin West, AIIM


David Muthike, KenGen

“Excellent content & well attended”

Derek Smith, Dundee

“Excellent networking – an excellent platform for business in Africa”

Kelley Starke Dow, Kensani Capital / PowerHouse Capital


Boris Martor, Eversheds

“Impressed by the organisation and content”

Segun Omoregie, G.Elias & CO.

“Great experience”

Daisuke Fukuoka, Marubeni


David Olowoloba, MHPS EU

“Extremely Informative”

Ashwin West, AIIM

“Great networking opportunity”

Aditya Thakur, ACWA Power

“Thank you, well organized”

Toma Videnov, Mitsui & Co

“Extremely good for networking”

Jean Madzongwe, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP)

“Great opportunity to network with a pretty well balanced mix of all the key players in the Power Africa arena”

Francesco Belfiore, ERM