The Annual Meeting Place for Africa's Power Sector

Africa Energy Forum 2018 | 19-22 June

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors.

Now in its 20th year, AEF brings together senior decision-makers active in Africa's energy sector 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.

Our 20th anniversary in Mauritius

Come and help us celebrate 20 years of projects, deals and partnerships at the 20th anniversary of the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius. We're taking the Forum to Africa to mark the occasion, hosting AEF on the beautiful island of Mauritius. Limited sponsorship opportunities remain so if you're interested in finding out more, please contact our team

The Annual Meeting Place for Africa's Power Sector

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Counting down to AEF 2018 in Mauritius

Watch the highlights from 2017

Take a look at the highlights from the 2017 Forum in Copenhagen. Last year we were delighted to welcome over 100 public sector participants – our highest number yet – 370 speakers and 2000 delegates representing 77 countries - proof of the sector's continuing momentum with stakeholders more active than ever in moving projects forward.

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Who attends?

AEF attracts over 2,000 senior-level representatives comprised of governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, policy makers, EPC contractors, institutional investors, development banks, commercial banks, fund managers, private equity investors, multilateral financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms, IOCs & NOCs and large energy consumers to debate energy solutions, establish new connections and make decisions at the highest level.

The AEF 2018 Programme: an overview

Themes and focuses

Gas- discover which countries are moving on gas-to-power, critical issues stalling progress and the latest on Africa’s established gas markets as well as newly emerging gas economies

Renewables- learn where the next project opportunities lie for solar, wind, hydropower & geothermal, the countries, companies and individuals leading the field and the relationship between on-grid & off-grid projects & technologies

Project finance- examine financing options for temporary and permanent power solutions, debate what pension funds and private equity investors are really looking for, the role of DFIs, and how to increase engagement from private sector investors

Ministerial addresses- hear from Africa’s energy leaders on their countries’ natural resources, strategic visions for the future and unique approaches to the development and financing of power projects.

Country & regional focus sessions – dive into targeted discussions about the countries and regions that matter most to you-  country focus sessions drill down into the unique energy environments of Mozambique, Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mauritius, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana & Nigeria

Session highlights

Roundtable: 1998-2018 – How Far Have We Come?

Preparing for the Impact of New Innovative Financing Tools

The Race to Solar Power Africa Off the Grid

Breaking Boundaries with Future Innovative Technologies

Energy Impact on Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Tech & Tools Agenda

With a dedicated space in the exhibition, the Innovation Theatre returns in 2018 to host the tech & tools agenda: a space to learn about the most exciting recent developments in energy technology.

Get insights from leading energy Blockchain start-ups; discuss the role kites and drones will play in the future of the wind energy sector; explore the Water-Energy Nexus; discover the greatest off-grid energy innovations over the last decade and learn about the latest innovations in energy storage technology. This space will also feature presentations from leading private sector developers and investors working in Africa’s energy space.

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Insights on the investment of IPPs and Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Insights on the investment of IPPs and Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

As we review the progress made in private involvement in the energy sectors in sub-Saharan Africa over the last 20 years, IFC and the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town) have been invited to share their perspective and findings on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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