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20 - 23 June 2023 | Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya


Africa Energy Forum 2023

We start our 25th edition of the Africa Energy Forum journey to Nairobi, Kenya, where we will host it from 20-23 June 2023.

Once again, we will unite governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services.

Over the last 24 years, the Forum has earnt a reputation as the most meaningful gathering of decision-makers in African energy to form partnerships, identify opportunities and move the industry forward. We hand-pick the most credible organisations in the sector, delivering an intensive networking experience.



Days of Networking & Deals


Industry Stakeholders


Expert Speakers in a Multi-Streamed Agenda


Sponsors & Exhibitors

2023 Topics & Themes to discuss:

  • Insights from Energy Ministers and Heads of Utilities into Project Pipelines
  • Increasing Pace and Scale of Africa’s Renewable Energy Projects
  • The Growing Role of Africa’s Gas  within Today’s Geo-Political Context
  • Breaking Down Barriers to Energy Transition in Mining
  • Capital Flows and Risk Mitigation in Today’s Markets
  • Financing an African ‘Transition’ 
  • Africa’s Path to Becoming a Global Hydrogen Power House
  • Building Regional Power Markets:  Electricity Trade Between Countries

NEW streams for 2023:

  • Mining, Critical Minerals & Energy 
  • Hydrogen – Africa’s Opportunity


Co-located with YES!:

YES! is back this June alongside AEF. YES is creating a platform and network for early career professionals, entrepreneurs, students and educators to boost the skills, connections and business readiness of a new generation of African energy Leaders.

The Youth Energy Summit (YES!) has ambitious goals to accelerate access to reliable energy on the African continent – however, we cannot do this alone. Our expertise exists in convening the biggest actors in the energy sector to actualise their business ambitions through events such as the Africa Energy Forum. This time, we are doing things differently.

YES! is partnering with corporates, foundations, NGOs, universities, and other initiatives across the globe.

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  • The African Energy Forum 2021 event was very successful, and I would like to thank you for all your support. The venue is very well situated, the conference room was perfect, and lunch in reception worked very well. From my perspective, the way you managed the aef21 was great, and the event days were exemplary. We will be back with more success, Inchallah, at aef 2022
    H.E. Honourable Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi
    Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy, Egypt
  • Thank you again for your assistance during the aef event. After the Country Project Spotlight: Ghana session, we were inundated with investors wanting to meet with us for further discussions. I want to say a big thank you for giving us the opportunity. Since the meeting, six investors have travelled to Ghana for other discussions on development opportunities in RE development.
    Anthony Boye Osafo-Kissi
    Deputy CEO, Engineering, Bui Power Authority, Ghana
  • It was an intense few days and, for me, a perfect opportunity to catch up with many people, explain SAPP’s current project development plans in more detail, and get more feedback than is possible over online meetings. I have a lot of following up to do. Thank you for all your efforts in getting it together.
    Farid Mohamed
    Chief Transactions Advisor, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP), Kenya
  • AEF indeed brings everyone to one place. The conference provided an extremely valuable opportunity to convene with key partners, meet new ones, learn about new initiatives, and confirm the trends we’ve seen across our portfolio... The invitees were spot-on – the people I spoke to were ready and able to speak to the details of deals and technologies, and the result was that it felt like a very productive week.
    Anna Skubikowski Aguilera
    Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA)