Confronted by the challenges posed of bringing people together during a period of continued global health, the organisers of the Africa Energy Forum (aef) and Africa Investment Exchange (AIX): Power & Renewables have agreed to work in parallel to hold their industry-leading events in London during the week of 15-19 November.
Africa Energy Forum organiser EnergyNet has moved the leading industry event to London in “exceptional circumstances”, says managing director Simon Gosling. “Our over-arching theme for the Africa Energy Forum 2021 is ‘Reunited. In one place’. By partnering with AIX we aim to send a message to the conference world that we are stronger together and that in times of crisis we can unite behind a common goal to better support continent wide business development – now is not the time to undermine one another, but to support each other considering the unprecedented last 18 months we have all faced.”
CbI Meetings and African Energy traditionally hold their flagship AIX: Power & Renewables event at RSA House in mid-November. “AIX is a different kind of event, held under the Chatham House Rule to stimulate frank discussion. This year, with the COP26 outcomes to dissect, is no exception,” says Cross-border Information (CbI) chairman and African Energy founder Jon Marks. “AIX and aef have always operated extremely amicably in parallel to each other and the message to the markets we serve is that that will not only continue but will be consolidated.”
The events will take place at venues across London – aef based at the London Marriott hotel on 15-17 November and AIX at RSA House on 17-18 November – each retaining their own flavour.
There are plans to hold a joint reception in the historic surroundings of RSA House on the evening of 17 November.
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Africa Energy Forum (aef):
AIX: Power & Renewables
About the Africa Energy Forum:
EnergyNet has been producing emerging market-focused investment forums and executive dialogues for over 25 years – in Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America and across the African continent.
We work with 23 different governments and national utilities to facilitate investment summits where international investors can build relationships with credible African public sector stakeholders to advance access to power.
Best known for the Africa Energy Forum, EnergyNet also produces the Regional Energy Summit in Senegal and the Powering Africa Summit in Miami, as well as our Latin America meetings Latin America & Caribbean Gas Conference in Peru and Latin America Energy Forum in Miami.
Over the last 22 years the Forum has earnt a reputation as the most meaningful gathering of decision-makers in African energy to form partnerships, identify opportunities and move the industry forward. We hand-pick the most credible organisations in the sector, delivering an intensive networking experience like no other.
About Africa Investment Exchange
CbI Meetings was formed in 2013 by Cross-border Information (CbI), an established Africa and Middle East-focused consultant active in primary infrastructure sectors. In 2014 we created the Africa Investment Exchange, a series of international meetings for leading investors in Africa’s high growth industries
Our meetings pair the extensive regional expertise and source network of Cross-border Information (CbI)’s African Energy with a seasoned events team experienced in producing high-level investment forums and dialogues across the African continent.
Through its power sector consultancy work and leading industry newsletter, African Energy has been involved at the heart of the debate surrounding the development of the energy sector in Africa for more than 20 years – African Energy Live Data, an innovative and interactive data platform featuring detailed profiles of more than 6,700 generation projects and plants across the continent, was launched in September 2017.