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Lead Sponsors

Aksa Energy
AKSA, with its foundations dating back to the 1950s, has been a leader of the energy sector. Always committed to customer satisfaction and trust, the Company is focused on power generation, natural gas distribution, energy generation and electricity distribution and sales. The Group makes...
AMEA Power
Headquartered in Dubai, AMEA Power is a fast-growing developer, owner, and operator of power assets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company has built a strong pipeline of approximately 7,000MW across technologies and at different stages of development in emerging markets. AMEA Power is led...
BWSC
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is an engineering and contracting company. We are project-oriented, specialising in the development, design, construction and operation of turnkey power plants and energy systems with ambitious goals within biomass-to-energy, waste-to-energy...
CDC
CDC is the UK government-owned development finance institution. It supports investing in businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives. CDC has a six-decade heritage as an investor and lender in African power, and has directly or...
European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank is one of the largest financiers of sustainable energy projects in the world. Access to sustainable and modern energy services is prerequisite for meeting basic human needs and for economic and social development. This is the seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal, and...
Karpowership
Karpowership is the only owner, operator, and builder of the first Powership™ (floating power plant) fleet in the world and plays an active role in the medium to long-term investments; with more than 2500 employees globally. Currently, Karpowership owns and operates 20 Powerships with an installed...
Lekela
Lekela is a renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects which supply much-needed clean energy to communities across Africa. Through a platform built to develop, own and operate wind and solar assets, Lekela draws from its team members extensive experience, and from its...
METKA
METKA is a leading international energy sector contractor, working with its clients and partners throughout Africa to bring critical power projects to life. Beyond its core strength in power plant construction, METKA leverages the significant development and management expertise of its group...
Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm with more than 4000 lawyers based in over 55 offices across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. We offer a leading commercial legal practice throughout Africa, one of the fastest growing economic regions in...
Red Rocket
What began in 2012 as Africa and the Middle East’s business unit of Building Energy, a global independent power producer, has since become Red Rocket. With the mothership located in Cape Town, Red Rocket provides integrated solutions, from design and development to energy production, operation and...
Standard Bank
Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses...
Sterling and Wilson
Sterling and Wilson is an Indian multinational company engaged in engineering, construction, manufacturing and energy services with over $1.5Bn in revenue. The company, part of the $6Bn Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has global operations in hybrid power and energy storage solutions, manufacturing of...
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Wärtsilä Energy Business leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and...

Strategic Partners

DLA Piper
DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms in Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working in the energy sector and a widespread and established local presence across the continent through DLA Piper Africa. Our extensive global reach and strong local market knowledge allows us to...
Fieldstone
Founded in 1990, Fieldstone has established itself as a leading independent investment bank in the energy and infrastructure sector. As an independent entity, Fieldstone offers service and advice to all its clients that is not shaped by balance sheet conflicts. Reputation is our greatest asset....
Nedbank
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Nedbank is a JSE Top 40 company with ordinary shares listed on the JSE since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007....

AEF Global Partners

Sponsors

ABSA
We are committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end, we offer a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, wealth management and insurance solutions.   We are driven by our purpose and guided by our...
Actis
Actis is a leading private capital investor in the growth markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America. With c120 investment professionals, operating across 17 offices, Actis has raised over US$15bn since inception, and deployed capital across the real estate, private equity, energy and infrastructure...
Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
In 2017, KfW, the German development bank and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) launched a guarantee facility for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) with renewable energy projects operating in Africa. The Facility known as the RLSF (Regional Liquidity Support Facility), aims to fill a...
Altaaqa Global
Altaaqa Global Energy Services, a member of the Saudi-based international conglomerate Zahid Group, is a pioneering energy services business providing cost-effective integrated power solutions to a diverse range of industry sectors, such as mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, cement, process, and...
Baker and Mackenzie
Baker McKenzie is best known as the ‘Global Law Firm of Choice for Africa’, advising many of the most dynamic and successful global business organisations through more than 4,000 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 77 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global...
Camco Clean Energy
Founded in 1989, Camco has become a global leader in low-carbon energy projects and climate finance. Since formation, the company has provided creative finance solutions to 180 projects worth $15bn, and in geographies as diverse as China to Malaysia and the US to Uganda. https://www.camco.energy
CHINT
CHINT Electric Co., Ltd is a subsidiary of CHINT Group Corporation, which is the leading player in the high-voltage electrical equipment manufacturing(such as power transformer, distribution transformers, gas insulated switches (GIS), circuit breakers and disconnectors, insulators, surge arresters...
Clarke Energy
Clarke Energy a Kohler Company is a specialist in distributed power generation and combined heat and power technology. The company is an authorised distributor and service provider for GE’s reciprocating engines business in 25 countries. Clarke Energy has been operating in West Africa since 2002...
Clifford Chance
40 years delivering international expertise with local knowledge across the African continent. Clifford Chance has a proven track record advising on high profile, market-first transactions in the African energy sector, including the recent award-winning Nachtigal Hydropower Project (Cameroon),...
Denham Capital
Since its founding in 2004, Denham Capital has raised ten institutional funds totaling over $9bn in committed capital. They invest in three energy and resources sub-sectors: Oil & Gas, Mining and International Power. Denham sponsors entrepreneurs with the financial and other resources they need...
DNV GL
DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent...
Finnfund
Finnfund is a Finnish development financier with the mission to build a better world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Addressing global challenges such as climate change, inequality and youth unemployment call for urgent private investments of an...
FMO
FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering...
Global Affairs Canada
Canada’s presence includes firms with expertise and experience to facilitate or provide power solutions in Africa – IPPs (Canadian Solar, Développement Énergie Renouvelable Africa, JCM Power, Windiga Energy); project development and delivery (Manitoba Hydro International); investors (Reservoir...
Globeleq
Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation in Africa.  Its experienced team of professionals has built a diverse portfolio of IPPs, generating nearly 1,300 MW in 8 locations across 5 countries and has around 2,000 MW of power projects in development.  
Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is a leading global law firm.  Recognised as one of the global elite, we are renowned for our experience in infrastructure, energy and social development projects in Africa. Having worked on the continent for several decades we have experience of working in some the world's most...
Investec
Investec, comprising Investec plc and Investec Limited, is an international, specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base. Founded as a leasing company in Johannesburg in1974, we acquired a banking license in 1980 and...
JinkoSolar
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile,...
Joule Africa
Joule Africa: Joule Africa is a developer owner-operator of sustainable power projects across Africa. In addition to its 143MW Bumbuna II hydro project in Sierra Leone, Joule Africa is developing Kpep, a 485MW hydro project in Cameroon, while considering various options for its third project. Joule...
KFW DEG
DEG: More than finance   For almost 60 years DEG has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. We provide our customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs...
Man Energy Solutions
MAN Energy Solutions enables its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future. Addressing tomorrow’s challenges within the marine, energy and industrial sectors, we improve efficiency and performance at a systemic level. Leading the way in...
Manitoba Hydro International (MHI)
Manitoba Hydro International Ltd. (MHI) has provided innovative energy services and products to clients in over 120 countries. MHI operates right across the energy market — from generation, through transmission and distribution, to the end user. As part of one of Canada’s most highly regarded...
Marubeni Corporation
Marubeni Corporation, with over 150 years of its history, is one of the leading Japanese trading and investment conglomerate with 131 branches and offices in 66 countries and regions around the world. The total revenue for the fiscal year ended on March 2017 was US$ 65 billion with a net income of...
Norfund
Norfund is a state-owned investment fund mandated to develop sustainable enterprises in developing countries. Norfund invests in clean energy, financial institutions and agribusinesses. The main investment region is Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as selected countries in Asia and Latin America. Clean...
Pinsent Masons
Against a backdrop of geopolitical, technological and regulatory disruption, Pinsent Masons help market players across the energy sector to adapt and thrive. From conventional power to low carbon and renewables, their deep experience of all facets of the energy sector provides a point of certainty...
Power Africa
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Launched in 2013, Power Africa’s goals are to increase electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by adding more than 30,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity and 60...
Proparco
Proparco is the private-sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). For 40 years we provide funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions in developing and emerging-market countries. We seek to partner projects in key development sectors: infrastructure with...
Rand Merchant Bank
Rand Merchant Bank, a division of JSE-listed FirstRand Bank Limited, (RMB) is the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group – one of Africa’s largest financial services providers. RMB is a leading player in the African infrastructure and project finance sector, offering advisory and funding...
Reservoir Capital Corp
Reservoir (CSE: REO) is a clean power investment vehicle concentrating on hydro and geothermal power generation in emerging markets. The Company's investment strategy is to approach owners of privately-held quality clean energy assets and to offer their investors diversification, liquidity, and...
RTI International
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and...
Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track...
Shearman and Sterling
Shearman & Sterling’s success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. Our Africa practice have advised sponsors, commercial lenders, investment...
Siemens
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the...
Swedfund
Swedfund International AB is the Swedish government’s development finance institution. Through sustainable investments in local businesses we contribute to the economic, environmental and social development in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Since 1979,...
Synergy Consulting
Synergy has financially closed US$ 25+ Billion tendered projects and negotiated deals in 50+ countries in Asia, Middle East, Americas, Europe and Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa,...
Tetra Tech
Our Company Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. We are differentiated by Leading with Science® to provide innovative technical solutions to our clients. We support global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure,...
The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC)
CEC: A trusted and reliable partner in energy The Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation and distribution Company with interests in optic fibre based telecommunications, in Zambia and the Sub-Saharan African region. A member of Southern...
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU). IFU - Investment Fund for Developing Countries is an independent government-owned development finance institution. We provide risk capital and advice to companies wishing to do business in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe....
Total Eren
Founded in 2012 by Pâris Mouratoglou and David Corchia, Total Eren develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy power plants (solar, wind, hydro) representing a gross capacity of more than 2,300 MW in operation or under construction worldwide. Through partnerships with local developers...
Trinity International
Trinity International LLP, founded in 2006, is a niche projects, finance, corporate and commercial law firm, with a particular focus in Africa. The firm acts for developers/sponsors, borrowers, financial institutions, investors, equity funds and governments / public sector entities. Trinity has...
UL
UL works to help renewable energy manufacturers, developers,  owners, investors, lenders, utilities and policy makers navigate the risk and complexity associated with renewable energy. We have become a trusted advisor by providing access to proven science and expert engineering, and by offering...
Valmet Technologies   
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production...
Voltalia
Founded in 2005, Voltalia is a renewable power producer and service provider from solar, wind, hydro and biomass energies. As an integrated company, Voltalia has developed strong expertise throughout the value chain of a renewable project: project development, project financing, EPC and O&M....
White & Case
White & Case is a leading global law firm with 42 offices in 30 countries. We are distinguished by the depth and scope of our legal advisory services and unmatched experience in both established and emerging markets. Our lawyers in Johannesburg, Cairo, London, Paris, New York, Beijing,...
ZOB
The ZOB Forum is an independent, non-partisan, organization started by a vibrant group of Zimbabweans who are passionate to see Zimbabwe become a great and productive nation and thus creating more opportunities to the people of the nation.  This team was drawn together in 2018 by the theme that...

Exhibitors

Allen & Overy
In addition to the recent opening of our office in Johannesburg, South Africa, our Africa Group includes a full-service office in Casablanca, Morocco plus over 100 lawyers from across our network of office in key hubs across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.  Our team has...
Alvus ESG Consulting
At Alvus, we specialise in addressing the ESG challenges that our clients face when operating in emerging markets, such as compliance, access to funding, and reputational risks. We address them by deploying a strong scientific and technical knowhow and working with all stakeholders to design...
Azura Power
Azura Power is a developer, financier, acquirer, and operator of Independent Power Plants (IPPs) across Africa. Our ambition is to build the continent's leading power generation platform. We utilise our project development, industry expertise, and financing skills to develop, acquire and finance...
Baker Botts
Baker Botts is a full-service, leading global law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve.   Our firm has a long, distinguished tradition of service to our clients, tracing our history back to the 1840s. During the earliest days of Houston, Baker Botts represented the...
BASF New Business GmbH (BNB)
BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) is a 100%-daughter company of BASF SE, the worldwide leading chemical company. BNB explores and builds up new businesses beyond the core activities of BASF. In the field of stationary energy storage, BNB sells high-energy, long-duration sodium-sulphur batteries for grid...
Bollfilter España SLU
BOLL & KIRCH is a German manufacturer of industrial filters, being the world leader in filtration technology in the naval and motor construction sectors. Being a specialist in fluid liquid and gas filtration, the scope of application of BOLLFILTER filters are multiple and cover the most varied...
BPL Global
BPL Global is the world’s leading insurance broker specialising in credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) for multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions. Our greatest strength is the expertise and experience of our people, all of whom are committed to putting our clients’...
Canadian Solar
The future of energy is digital and we can be quite sure that energy is the next sector where digital disruption will hit. Digital energy is the enabling factor in the ecosystem of smart products and services that define networks, energy and production systems. Furthermore, Digital Energy concerns...
Covington
From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, we practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on...
Cresco
Cresco is a boutique financial advisory firm. Our key service is to obtain project finance for project promoters in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is underpinned by developing projects from concept to financial draw-down through the myriad complex of investor and financier requirements. Cresco provides...
Delphos International
Delphos International is a Washington, DC-based independent transaction advisor, which specializes in the development, structuring, and fundraising for energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Since 1987, we have arranged US$11+ billion in loans, loan guarantees, equity, and grants...
FEI-ONGRID
The Facility for Energy Inclusion is a debt financing facility for small-scale energy access projects - off-grid solar, small IPPs, captive installations and mini-grids. The Facility is a $500m initiative capitalised by the African Development Bank, the European Union, Norfund, NDF, GEF, CTF, All-...
Gilkes Hydro
Gilkes offer a reputable single source solution for a range of hydropower turbines, providing efficient, clean, renewable energy.  Our range of Pelton, Francis, and Turgo Turbines cover high, medium and low head projects capable of generating up to 30MW per unit with a Streamline range designed for...
Gridworks
Gridworks is a development and investment platform principally targeting equity investments in transmission, distribution and off-grid electricity in Africa. Backed by CDC Group, Gridworks develops and invests in critical power infrastructure, both on and off-grid. Gridworks is a developer, long-...
Iltekno
Core business of Iltekno is to providing turnkey gas-/diesel engine based power plants. Celebrating her 25th year Iltekno has realized a number of innovative cogen/trigen applications in various sectors like hotels, hospitals, airports, universities, landfills, biogas plants, industrial facilities...
Jua Solar
Jua is committed to bringing electricity services to unhappy on-grid customers as well as off-grid communities.  Jua offers reliable pre-packaged solar hybrid energy solutions: barrels, cabinets and containers for MicroGrid solutions. Moreover, these systems are bankable and built to last, making...
Marsh JLT Specialty
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan...
NEO THEMIS
Neo Themis (Themis) is a leading project developer and investor with an exclusive focus on incremental renewable power generation assets in Sub Saharan Africa.   Themis integrates project development, equity investment and asset portfolio management in its operations. Its current portfolio is...
Starsight Limited
StarSight is an independent energy efficiency company delivering sustainable solar power and cooling services. We are backed by Helios Investment Partners (US$3.2bn Funds Under Management) and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (US$2bn Funds Under Management). Our objective is to achieve...
Sunel Group
Sunel, with his headquarters in London and regional headquarters in Turkey and Dubai, consists of highly-experienced and specialized teams of engineers, project managers, site managers, electricians and technicians. The Sunel team is full of energy and initiative. They are dynamic, questioning and...
Techno Systems
TECHNO SYSTEMS: the EPC leader for Solar Energy in Mauritania.   Our core business is Energy (thermal, photovoltaic, hybrid), Electricity (Production, Transport and Distribution), Water (Thermal and solar water pumping systems, booster station, irrigation and drainage station, wastewater treatment...
Trade & Development Bank (TDB)
Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly the PTA Bank, is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of about US$ 5.6 billion. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration,...