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25 - 28 June 2024 | Fira de Montjuïc |Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain 2024

We're delighted to welcome you to aef 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, where the future of Africa's energy landscape takes centre stage! Returning for the 26th year, we eagerly anticipate uniting the continent's key stakeholders, investors, and future leaders at the premier platform for collaboration and innovation in Africa's energy sector.

As we approach a pivotal moment in the industry, focusing on "Energy Systems of the Future – Balancing Africa's Needs with Global Goals." aef will bring four interactive discussions covering vital areas such as project developments, technology innovations, cross-sector opportunities, and collaborations.








Sponsors & Exhibitors

Why Barcelona, Spain?

Barcelona is chosen for aef 2024 due to its vibrant atmosphere and strategic location as the European country closest to Africa. Spain's government prioritizes Africa politically and strategically, evident in collaborations and agreements focusing on Northern Africa,  actively participating in the AfDB and a $2 billion investment commitment to South Africa's energy transition.
Barcelona's allure adds excitement, making it the ideal host city for this significant event.


Download the 2024 Agenda

Download the 2024 Agenda



Youth Energy Summit, YES!  

Youth Energy Summit, YES!


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  • The well-organized forum was a great success, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to speak as a distinguished guest. It was an excellent chance to discuss energy investment in Africa with experts and engage in fruitful discussions. The sessions were coordinated, and the speakers were knowledgeable. I look forward to future engagements with industry experts and attending your team's events.
    Aymen Alfakhal
    Director of Oil, Gas & Energy Portfolio, Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), Libya
  • Simon, Gemma, Shiddika, thank you for the unexpected and much-appreciated Lifetime Award. I have enjoyed my association with all of you and aef, and you are providing a valuable service to the African energy sector. Your meaningful impact will only grow, even with more hard work. I appreciate the recognition and hope AEF continues to make a significant impact.
    Kweku Awotwi
    Board Chairman, United Bank for Africa (Ghana) & Co-Founder & Director Cenpower Generation Company,
  • “As specialists in renewable energy with transformative projects in Nigeria and Angola, for the second consecutive year, we are proud to be the forum sponsor of this imperative event for Africa.”
    Adam Cortese
    CEO, Sun Africa
  • We, as the KenGen family, take immense pride in having hosted the 2023 Africa Energy Forum in Nairobi, a resounding triumph. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to EnergyNet and all our esteemed sector partners for their invaluable contributions to the success of the inaugural AEF in Africa. The forum provided us with invaluable insights, reaffirming Africa's readiness to lead the vital transition towards green energy."
    Abraham Serem
    Ag. Managing Director and CEO, KenGen
  • EIH is happy to have taken part in the Africa Energy Forum. It gave us the opportunity to network with potential partners and learn about the experience of other countries.
    Meleket Sahlu
    Deputy CEO, Ethiopian Investment Holdings (EIH), Ethiopia
  • “The African Development Bank’s participation at the Africa Energy Forum underscores our commitment to sustained dialogue, collaboration, and partnerships to transform the energy landscape across Africa. In Barcelona, the Bank will showcase initiatives aimed at innovating finance, delivering technical assistance, and mobilizing investments to achieve universal access to modern, affordable, and reliable energy in Africa.”
    Wale Shonibare
    Director - Energy Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulation, African Development Bank
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