Powering Africa: Summit

January 27 to 29, 2016 - Washington, DC, USA

The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.

President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has helped map the way for project investment, giving a platform to global investment funds and showcasing the role they can play in driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector. PAS 2016 will build on this progress.

What’s changed for the 2016 Summit?

  • This year’s Summit will focus on the successes of the private sector – including America’s private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds
  • Energy Insight is proud to be an official media partner for this event.
  • Trade relationships will be a new and important focus – This comes following the recent announcement of The African Growth and Opportunity Act, giving sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods
  • Showcase for infrastructure development and new power development opportunities – such as distributed Power/off grid technologies, Gas to Power projects, technology showcase and small scale projects to watch in Africa
  • A detailed look at the increasing interest of global investors in emerging markets energy infrastructure – following a surge of private equity interest across Sub-Saharan Africa, PAS will explore the power & infrastructure projects currently piquing the interest of investors, including the gas to power supply chain
  • An update on the South African Gas IPP programme – by design this programme will reward early stage movers, and if the South Africa: Gas Options conversation in Cape Town recently is a window to what could be achieved for the Gas to Power sector in South Africa, this opportunity could be huge
  • Improve your ability to interact with all participants and speakers – this year’s Summit will launch a networking APP for the first time to make it even easier to find those crucial contacts to do business with

The Power of Joint Ventures in Africa

Joint ventures have recently been heralded as a positive way for foreign companies to partner with local firms – considered to be attractive in Africa as they encourage profitable agreements between companies whilst offering improvements to infrastructure.

As well as case studies and panel discussions from industry leaders from both the public and private sectors across North America and Africa, this year’s Powering Africa: Summit (PA:S) will also examine how joint ventures enable investment-shy companies to take part in bold, landscape-changing projects in Africa.

They also encourage job creation, something that new investors must take into consideration. Global companies such as Sonatrach, BP, Statoil, Xaris Holdings and Ariya Capital are already taking advantage as a result.

Hear directly from some of the companies that have created successful JV partnerships at this year’s Summit, and attend a special dedicated workshop that will look at the requirements for one.

Why Attend

Why join us at the 2016 Powering Africa: Summit?

  • The Powering Africa: Summit is the only pan-African meeting which allows participants to directly engage with the individuals behind the Power Africa Initiative to find out the next steps for funding, development of projects and long term energy support plans for Africa
  • Hear from Power Africa’s Transaction Advisors working on the ground finalising practical and effective deals to forward development in the energy sector
  • Ministry showcase: Africa’s leading Ministers of Energy and Finance will discuss investment opportunities in the energy sector to enable you access to essential knowledge and the chance to build valuable relationships
  • High-level networking functions allow you to meet with some of Africa’s and the USA’S leading private-sector power developers and financiers to find out how they plan to achieve their development goals, and learn from other prospective investors about their experiences
  • Targeted sessions focusing on transmission, financing structures, gas, ministerial strategies and Power Africa objectives give a detailed overview of the landscape for investment, to help maximise your time and gain the best possible knowledge to take back to your team

Contact Alexandra Cianciara of EnergyNet at +44 207 384 7936 or alexandra.cianciara@energynet.co.uk and register with promo code EIPAS10 to receive a 10% discount off the normal conference price, compliments of Energy Insight!

Learn more with Powering Africa’s Future: Examining the Power Africa Initiative from Amazon.