Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit

May 4 to 6, 2016 - Maputo, Mozambique

Southern Africa Energy Infrastructure Summit

Hastening the Pace of Investment in Southern Africa’s Energy Sector

For the last 23 years, EnergyNet has worked closely with the governments and pivotal stakeholders of Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and Malawi.

Regional development is the key to unlocking Africa’s energy investment potential – it is with this in mind that EnergyNet are delighted to launch the groundbreaking Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit, which will bring together countries from the SADC region and beyond in Maputo, Mozambique from 4th to 6th of May to celebrate regional co-operation and promote energy and infrastructure projects that require both private and public-sector support to succeed.

This vibrant region has experienced many positive developments in recent years, both in energy and infrastructure development. Progress in governance, institution building and democratic consolidation are contributing factors to the positive indicators that long-term investors seek.

In tandem with this, southern Africa has witnessed local private sector-led initiatives, and wider participation in exciting projects such as South Africa’s ground breaking REIPPPP programme.

Distinguished speakers at this year’s Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit will include:

  • H.E. Salvador Namburete, Previous Minister For Energy, Republic of Mozambique
  • Karen Breytenbach, Head of IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Freddy Lamfel, Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Andrew M. Herscowitz, President Obama’s Coordinator for Power Africa and Trade Africa, USAID
  • Jose Benitez, Vice President for Engineering and Business Development, SoEnergy International
  • Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank
  • Martin Kalter, Vice President Sales Sub-Sahara Africa, Man Diesel& Turbo (S.A.)

Why Attend SAEIS 2016

Energy Insight is proud to be an official media partner for this event.

Meet with the key decision-makers responsible for influencing the power sector of Southern Africa, ensuring you maximise your time and networking potential.

Position your business at the forefront of sector intelligence and policy initiatives by learning the latest industry updates from the individuals directly involved.

Benefit from focused sessions which allow you to learn about the larger economic plan and landscape of Southern Africa’s power sector without attending countless meetings.

Unwind in an informal setting – Maputo offers the perfect relaxing backdrop to spend the entire two days networking with your peers and making long-term business connections.

Collectively discuss how barriers to international investment can be broken down to shape your investment strategy.

All sessions are developed in conjuction with the industry to ensure it meets the needs of attendees. Attendees will be encouraged to play a key part in discussions throughout the event. The coffee breaks, lunches and evening drinks receptions provide a relaxing and informal atmosphere, allowing you to reconnect with existing contacts and, just as importantly, establish new business relationships.

Who Attends SAEIS 2016

The meeting will be attended by decision makers from the Mozambican, South-African and wider international community including representatives from governments, power developers and investors. Attendees will also include:

  • Government and public sector
  • Local and international banks
  • Multilaterals
  • Regional development banks
  • Direct Foreign Investors
  • Gas-Power-Infrastructure Developers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Lawyers
  • Local and Regional Regulators
  • Transaction Advisors
  • Gas companies
  • Engineers
  • Construction companies
  • Consultants
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Power Tech companies
  • Private equity investors
  • Export credit agencies
  • Institutional investors

Confirmed Speakers

  • H.E. Hon Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy, South Africa
  • H.E. Hon Horace Gatien, Minister of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Madagascar
  • H.E. Hon. Samuel Undenge, Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe
  • H.E. Hon Salvador Namburete, Chief Executive Officer, Banco Big
  • Pascoal Bacela, National Director of Energy, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mozambique
  • Kescel Kaehaizi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Malawi
  • Antonio Saide, Chief Executive Officer, FUNAE, Fundo de Energia, (Energy Fund), Ministry of Energy, Mozambique
  • Karen Breytenbach, Head of IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Peter Ballinger, OPIC Director, U.S.-African Clean Energy Development and Finance Centre at Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Andrew Herscowitz, Co-ordinator, Power Africa, US Government
  • Fernando Balderrama, Investment Officer, African Development Bank
  • Phil Outram, DESA Infrastructure Adviser, Growth, Resilience and Rural Development, Department for International Development, Mozambique
  • Remigious Makumbe, Director of Regional Infrastructure and Services, Southern Africa Development Community
  • Mosad Elmissiry, Energy Expert, NEPAD
  • Alison Chikova, Acting Coordination Centre Manager, Southern Africa Power Pool
  • Mr Omar Vajeth, Head – SAPP Project Advisory Unit , Southern Africa Power Pool
  • Dr Ester Mpandi Khosa, Board Chairperson, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority
  • Paseka Nku, Acting CEO, National Energy Regulator of South Africa
  • Shamshir Mukoon, Production Manager, Central Electricity Board, Mauritius
  • John Kandalu, Chief Executive Officer, ESCOM, Malawi
  • Isaias Rabeca, Executive Board Member, EDM, Mozambique
  • Eric Mbala, Director General, Société Nationale d’Electricité, DRC
  • Guiherme Luis Mavilia, Chairman and CEO, CENLEC, Mozambique
  • Ntoi Paul Rapapa, Chief Executive, Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority
  • Martin Kalter, Vice President-Sales Sub-Saharan Africa, Man Diesel & Turbo (S.A.)
  • Jose Beneitez, Vice President, Engineering and Business Development, SoEnergy
  • Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecoms, Nedbank Limited
  • Leopoldo de Amaral, Partner, SAL & Caldeira
  • Brent Hampton, Director for Power and Gas Middle East Africa, Lafarge Holcim
  • Hamid Al Zayani, Managing Director, Midal Cables
  • Rashid Al Zayani, Director, MIdal Cables
  • Taiwo Adeniji, Director – Investments Group, Africa Finance Corporation
  • John Lotz, Head of Africa Development, Group5
  • Mirlan Aldayarov, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank
  • Marcel Bruhwiler, Principal Investment Officer – Hub Lead Johannesburg, Infrastructure Sub-Saharan Africa, International Finance Corporation
  • Moe Shaik, General Executive: International Finance, DBSA
  • Jonathan Hoffman, Head of Business Development, Southern Africa, Globeleq
  • Kribs Govender, Vice President Business Development: Power & Gas Corporate Finance & Business Development, Sasol
  • Camilla Helgo Fossberg, Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

High Level Attendees

  • Mr. Frank Viyazhi, Ambassador to Malawi, Embassy of Malawi
  • Mr Alvaro Alabart, Ambassador to Spain, Embassy of Spain
  • Ms. Alylin Tashan, Ambassador to Turkey, Embassy of Turkey
  • Mr Ahmet Yener, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Turkey
  • Mr. Blake Gray, Counsellor, Embassy of Australia
  • Mr. Philippe Fouet , Chief Commercial Officer, Embassy of France
  • Ms. Joanna Kuenssberg , British Ambassador, Embassy of the United Kingdom
  • Mr. Helio Cumbi , Head of UKTI, Embassy of the United Kingdom

Power and Infrastructure Projects to be Featured

  • United Africa- The Road Map
  • Mozambique- Africa’s ‘Dubai’ in Southern Africa
  • The Vital Role of the Southern Africa’s Utilities in Providing Transmission Grid Stability
  • The Critical Role of Gas in Southern Africa
  • Inga III- A Pivotal Development for Africa’s Energy Future
  • Infrastructure and Energy Financing

For more information about the Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit:
Contact Patti Carbonell at