The Annual Meeting Place for Africa's Power Sector

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.

Africa Energy Forum 2018 | 19-22 June

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. Sponsorship opportunities are selling fast 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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Watch the highlights from 2017

We're delighted to announce that the 20th anniversary of the Africa Energy Forum will take place in Africa for the first time. AEF 2018 will be hosted on the beautiful island of Mauritius from 19-22 June- the only country on the continent to boast 100% energy access. 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 the sector continues to gain strong momentum and stakeholders are 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

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- projects, key players, and government strategies to increase power generation and encourage investment

Workshops & seminars- learn about the latest energy technologies, gain a unique perspective from an industry expert and discover new business partners

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