About Us

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 5,000 generation projects and plants across the continent, was launched in September 2017.

A unique perspective

As a consultant, rather than a traditional conference or events producer, we have a unique perspective when it comes to understanding the themes and topics that provide the foundations for a vibrant agenda and the mix of project stakeholders required to create a lively and engaging panel-led discussion.

We are focused on producing meetings that create enduring dialogues between development finance institutions and other established investment sources as well as non-traditional investors including, private equity firms, venture capitalists, family offices, foundations, institutional investors and impact investors

As well as our own events we can create tailored events for clients. Our unique service includes full event management from detailed agenda planning and development through to both pre- and post-event press campaigns, briefing papers and event write-ups.

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Current Meetings

AIX: LONDON SPRING MEETINGS

  • Start Date: April 28, 2020
  • End Date: April 30, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

The AIX: London Spring Meetings encompasses three Africa Investment Exchange meetings (AIX: Gas, AIX: Dinner and AIX: Grid & Storage) taking place at RSA House, London from 28-30 April 2020.

AIX: GAS 2020

  • Start Date: April 29, 2020
  • End Date: April 30, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Now in its sixth year, AIX: Gas brings upstream and LNG players together with investors, senior officials, power sector and downstream developers to help strengthen partnerships along the African gas value chain.

AIX: DINNER 2020

  • Start Date: April 29, 2020
  • End Date: April 29, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

This first AIX: Dinner at the Africa Investment Exchange London Spring meetings brings together the AIX community for an evening of discussion and frank exchanges in an amicable setting.

AIX: GRID & STORAGE 2020

  • Start Date: April 30, 2020
  • End Date: April 30, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Grid & Storage meeting on 30 April 2020 will focus on key issues facing Africa’s power network and examine the growth and impact of energy storage on the African electricity supply and other industries.

AIX: NAIROBI 2020

  • Start Date: September 30, 2020
  • End Date: October 1, 2020
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Venue: Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel

The third Africa Investment Exchange Power and Renewables meeting, to be held at Fairmont The Norfolk hotel in Nairobi (30 September to 1 October 2020).

AIX: POWER & RENEWABLES 2020

  • Start Date: November 18, 2020
  • End Date: November 19, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

The seventh Africa Investment Exchange Power and Renewables event, to be held at RSA House in London on 18-19 November 2020

Past Meetings

Off-grid Investment Exchange 2019

  • Start Date: November 14, 2019
  • End Date: November 14, 2019
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Off-grid Investment Exchange 2019 14 November 2019, RSA House, London The fourth annual Off-grid Investment Exchange was dedicated to bringing established suppliers of off-grid services together with international developers and investors (DFIs, banks, commercial and impact investors) and other potential ... Read More

AIX: Gas 2019 Update

  • Start Date: November 14, 2019
  • End Date: November 14, 2019
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Gas 2019 Update Gas, GTP and LNG Executive Briefing 14 November 2019, RSA House, London This half-day briefing picked up on key themes discussed at AIX: Gas 2019, which was held in London on 2-3 May. The two sessions ... Read More

AIX: Power & Renewables 2019

  • Start Date: November 13, 2019
  • End Date: November 14, 2019
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Now in its sixth year, AIX: Power & Renewables has become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s power sector stakeholders, including leading private and public sector investors, African officials and project developers.

AIX: Nairobi 2019

  • Start Date: October 2, 2019
  • End Date: October 3, 2019
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Venue: Kenya

Now in its second year, the AIX: Nairobi power and renewables meeting provides a rare opportunity to hear the perspectives from the public sector while also getting a better sense of the developments and challenges emanating from various other stakeholders in East Africa's dynamic energy market.

AIX: Gas 2019

  • Start Date: May 2, 2019
  • End Date: May 3, 2019
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Now in its fifth year, AIX: Gas responds to Africa’s growing gas demand, new discoveries and opportunities to commercialise gas resources shaped by technology, innovative financing structures and significant power demand. Africa's evolving utility-scale and small-scale LNG market will also feature in the agenda.

AfricaHardball

  • Start Date: November 15, 2018
  • End Date: November 15, 2018
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AfricaHardball Political risk perspectives for Africa’s energy industries 15 November, RSA House, London A moderated roundtable discussion on political risks and governance issues that affect power and renewables projects and investment decisions. Since 2006, AfricaHardball  has provided a private forum ... Read More