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 6,500 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: GAS 2020

  • Start Date: December 8, 2020
  • End Date: December 8, 2020
  • Location: Online

The 6th AIX: Gas will be a series of monthly meetings held in a virtual environment between September to December 2020, with live streaming, fringe events, an online exhibition and networking opportunities.

AIX: POWER & RENEWABLES 2020

  • Start Date: December 15, 2020
  • End Date: December 15, 2020
  • Location: Online

The 7th AIX: Power & Renewables will be a series of monthly meetings held in a virtual environment between September 2020 to February 2021, with live streaming, fringe events, an online exhibition and networking opportunities.

Past Meetings

AIX: Power Update Webinar

  • Start Date: July 7, 2020
  • End Date: July 7, 2020
  • Location: Online

Africa Investment Exchange: Power Update Webinar ENABLING POWER PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA 13h00-15h30 GMT+1, 7 July 2020 This fourth webinar provided an update on the tariff renegotiations under way in several African markets as well as discussed the impact of ... Read More

AIX: Gas Update Webinar

  • Start Date: June 23, 2020
  • End Date: June 23, 2020
  • Location: Online

Africa Investment Exchange: Gas Update Webinar DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS ALONG THE GAS VALUE CHAIN 13h00-15h00 GMT+1, 23 June 2020 The third AIX Webinar provided an update on Africa’s gas market ahead of the sixth AIX: Gas meeting in September. Purchase access ... Read More

AIX: C&I Webinar 2020

  • Start Date: June 9, 2020
  • End Date: June 9, 2020
  • Location: Online

The second AIX: Webinar will focus on Africa's evolving Commercial & Industrial market. The three live stream sessions will examine emerging business models, compare different regulatory environments as well as look at considerations for customers considering captive power.

AIX: WEBINAR

  • Start Date: April 30, 2020
  • End Date: April 30, 2020
  • Location: Online, 12h50-17h00 GMT+1

Established at RSA House in 2013, the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) meetings have become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s energy sector stakeholders. In the absence of our London Spring meetings – AIX: Gas and AIX: Grid & Storage have been moved to September – we will be hosting a free AIX: Webinar on 30 April.

AIX: Online 2020

  • Start Date: April 30, 2020
  • End Date: December 31, 2020

Established at RSA House in 2013, the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) has become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s energy sector stakeholders. We have taken the AIX meetings online during the Covid-19 disruption.

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