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.

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Current Meetings

AIX: Nairobi

  • Start Date: October 3, 2018
  • End Date: October 4, 2018
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Venue: Fairmont Hotel

Held under the Chatham House Rule and structured through a series of panel-led sessions, AIX Nairobi will be limited to 90 senior executives and offers a rare opportunity for an in-depth discussion on the issues and challenges facing clean energy projects in East and Southern Africa.

AIX: Power & Renewables 2018

  • Start Date: November 14, 2018
  • End Date: November 15, 2018
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Now in its fifth year, AIX Power & Renewables features two main conference streams, additional break-out sessions and an evening reception alongside: The third annual Off-grid Investment Exchange; AIX: Gas 2018 Update; and AfricaHardball.

AIX: Gas 2018 Update

  • Start Date: November 14, 2018
  • End Date: November 14, 2018
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

This half-day briefing will pick up on key themes discussed at AIX: Gas 2018 and provide an update on the progress of major LNG and GTP projects across the continent. Participants will benefit from a shared networking lunch with stakeholders attending the fifth annual AIX Power & Renewables meeting.

Off-grid Investment Exchange 2018

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

An afternoon of sessions dedicated to a bringing established suppliers of off-grid services together with international developers and investors (DFIs, banks, commercial and impact investors) and other potential new entrants who are looking to buy into this fast-growing industry.

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

AIX: Gas 2019

  • Start Date: May 1, 2019
  • End Date: May 2, 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.

Past Meetings

AIX: Gas 2018

  • Start Date: April 11, 2018
  • End Date: April 12, 2018
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Sponsored by Actis, Azura Power and Watson Farley & Williams, the fourth annual AIX: Gas meeting brought upstream players together with senior officials, project developers and investors to help develop and strengthen partnerships along the African gas value chain.

AIX: Power and Renewables 2017

  • Start Date: November 15, 2017
  • End Date: November 16, 2017
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Power and Renewables 2017 welcomed 180 participants from 29 different countries, was sponsored by Actis, AfIDA, DEG, DLA Piper, Engie, FMO, Globeleq, InfraCo Africa, Joule Africa, KEDCO, Lumos Global and Winch Energy and supported by Power Africa and the Global Off-grid Lighting Association.

AIX: Gas 2017

  • Start Date: April 5, 2017
  • End Date: April 6, 2017
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

The third annual Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting was sponsored by Actis, Azura Power Holdings and Globeleq and attracted more than 100 senior executives from leading investors, project developers and other stakeholders for a frank discussion of project opportunities and investment issues affecting all stakeholders across Africa's gas sector.

AIX: Power & Renewables 2016

  • Start Date: November 21, 2016
  • End Date: November 22, 2016
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Power and Renewables 2016 welcomed 160 senior level participants drawn from DFIs, private investors, developers and government policymakers. The meeting was sponsored by Africa Finance Corporation, Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA), Denham Capital, BioTherm Energy, DLA Piper and FMO.

MIX: Energy 2016

  • Start Date: September 29, 2016
  • End Date: September 30, 2016
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

MENA Investment Exchange: Energy brought together investors, developers, financiers, policy-makers and analysts for a frank discussion of the region’s diversified gas-to-power and renewable energy industries. The meeting was supported by Apricum – the Cleantech Advisory, British Photovoltaic Association, Clean Energy Business Council, Eversheds, the Middle East Association, and the Middle East Solar Industry Association.

AIX: Transport & Infrastructure

  • Start Date: June 9, 2016
  • End Date: June 10, 2016
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Transport & Infrastructure brought together public and private sector investors, developers and other stakeholders to discuss the strategies, opportunities and partnerships necessary to unlock wider development. The meeting was supported by AIIM, the Business Council for Africa, Nectar Group and Stephenson Harwood. Proceedings were held under the Chatham House Rule, and structured round panel-led discussions and roundtables to facilitate dialogue.