Quality networking opportunities with the right people

For the last 20 years aef has been the annual gathering for Africa’s energy sector, gathering governments, utilities, power developers, financial institutions, power technology providers, EPC contractors and consultants from all over the world.


The Forum has evolved into the number one platform to attend meetings, do deals and drive projects forward, all under one roof.  With a 991% increase in attendees since the first Africa Energy Forum, it’s clear the appetite for investment in Africa’s energy sector shows no signs of abating.

Networking highlights for 2020

Africa Challenge Cup

We’re delighted to announce that this year the Africa Challenge Cup will take place at the newly renovated Nou Camp in Barcelona! Join us for an unmissable networking event and a major part of the aef calendar for 2020. 

The Quiz of the Year

Think you know it all? Time to prove it! Taking place throughout the agenda, sponsors and delegates can take part in a general knowledge & industry themed quiz, going head-to-head in a tournament in a bid to win the aef trophy

Africa pavilion

For the first time ever, we’ll be organising targeted 1-2-1 meetings between selected aef partners and public sector country delegations. The country delegations will be led by Ministers, Heads of Utilities and Regulators.

Weclome Drinks reception

aef will host a networking drinks reception at the close of day one - this is a great opportunity to dive into meeting as speakers and exhibitors as possible in an informal setting before the conference is in full swing.

Additional networking opportunities

Private Meeting Rooms

Business Development Tables

Onsite Networking Application

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.