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. 18 countries were represented at PAS in 2016, with over 500 participants. These included 100 senior public officials and private sector leaders contributing to the panel discussions, workshops, and keynote presentations, outlining opportunities for investors in energy and infrastructure projects.
Under the new US administration, how can the relationship between the US and Africa be strengthened to pave the way for future investments? This year’s Summit will showcase project opportunities across the African continent, presented by some of the sector’s most respected decision-makers.
Partnered with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), this meeting will take place once again take place under the endorsement of Power Africa, an organization which has demonstrated tremendous effort in increasing the pace of Africa-owned deals, expanding their reach in core markets considerably as a result. Additionally, the US Africa Business Center (USABC) will endorse the meeting, an organization responsible for designing and building game changing technologies to aid efficiency in the life cycle of projects.
Topics for discussion include:
- Maintaining US competitiveness in Africa: how the world’s most powerful country is cooperating with the world’s most exciting economies to create technology and long term power deals
- Partnerships for job creation, capacity building, energy efficiency and industrial growth
- Investors Round Tables focusing on Africa’s Gas IPP Procurement Programmes and the Renewable Energy Revolution
- Country Focus Roundtables on Nigeria and South Africa
- Regional Focus Roundtables on Morocco, South Africa and Egypt – African Co-operation for the Whole Continent
- Blending of Public and Private Financing for Clean Energy Projects
This meeting is co-located with the Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum. A discounted rate applies for delegates wishing to attend both meetings whilst in Washington.