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Barcelona, Spain 2024

We're delighted to have welcomed 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 anticipated 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, the forum focused on "Energy Systems of the Future – Balancing Africa's Needs with Global Goals." aef brought four interactive discussions covering vital areas such as project developments, technology innovations, cross-sector opportunities, and collaborations.

What was New at aef 2024?

  • Industry Debates: Engaging discussions on critical sector issues
  • Breakfast Briefing and Think Tanks: Morning brainstorming sessions
  • Closed-Door Roundtable: Corporate Leadership Roundtable for private sector leaders
  • Tech Innovation Theatre & Boardroom: Featuring the latest sector tech innovations 

4

Days

2000+

Stakeholders

300+

Speakers

150+

Sponsors & Exhibitors

 


 

 
  • 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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