The Africa Energy Forum: from 20th October - 13th November

The Africa Energy Forum (aef) moved online from 20th October to 13th November, providing a digital platform for the community to access content and networking opportunities in the absence of the live event. More than one hundred digital broadcasts were held during aef, featuring the many voices of African Energy. Watch them all on-demand!

4 weeks. 100+ sessions. 4285 attendees. Highlights at a glance from the Africa Energy Forum online.


The Digital Energy Festival



The ‘Digital Energy Festival’ united the Africa Energy Forum, the Oil & Gas Council, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa under one banner, bringing together Africa’s largest, all-encompassing digital energy platform. 

Experts representing upstream oil and gas, power, energy, manufacturing, trade and mining delivered critical business updates and information for Africa’s energy professionals, helping the aef community stay at the forefront of innovation as Africa looks ahead to the 5th Industrial Revolution.

Attendees accessed a world of content and AI-powered networking through intimate board rooms, fireside chats, digital dialogues, coffee mornings, online awards, country spotlights, masterclasses, digital-education, certified learning, online sales and lead generation via the digital marketplace. 

Six weeks – four events – one platform 

Watch the aef2.0 broadcasts

EnergyNet delivered aef2.0 this summer – a free-to-attend series of daily digital broadcasts and roundtables with industry leaders from the aef community.

Taking place on the previous dates of the Forum (30th June – 3rd July), aef2.0 was underpinned by the theme: ‘Investment & Impact - Out of Response and Into Recovery.'


Discover the highlights from aef 2020

aef2020 - Highlights from Week One

Key moments from our first week at the Digital Energy Festival

aef2020 - Highlights from Week Two

Key moments from our second week at the Digital Energy Festival

aef2020 - Highlights from Week Three

Key moments from our third week at the Digital Energy Festival

aef2020 - Highlights from Week Four

Key moments from our fourth week at the Digital Energy Festival

aef Weekly Issue 1

Discussions on energy transition, Mozambique’s power sector, solar energy and local currency financing.


aef Weekly Issue 2

An overview of the winners of the AFSIA Solar Awards, with articles from Sponsors Trina Solar and Control Risks. 


aef Weekly Issue 3

Last week's key sessions, such as the ESKOM & IPP Office Boardroom and country focus on Algeria, Egypt and Ethiopia


aef Weekly Issue 4

Key sessions with African Development Bank Group, Wärtsilä, Tetra Tech, USAID, IFC, World Bank & MIGA.