About Us

Set up in 2014, the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) pairs African Energy's extensive regional expertise and source network with a seasoned events team experienced in producing high-level investment forums and dialogues across the African continent.

Through our 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 7,000 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.

We are focused on creating enduring dialogues between project developers and investment sources, including development finance institutions, private equity firms, venture capitalists, family offices, foundations, institutional investors and impact investors.

Membership programme

In 2020, we started holding monthly online meetings (and, later, hybrid meetings) in response to the brutal impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and traditional networking channels.

Building on this, African Energy’s experienced team of analysts has curated an AIX membership programme designed to offer stakeholders a trusted year-round forum for frank discussion and exchange of ideas and information.

Find out more about the AIX membership programme

Bespoke events

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

Transmission and interconnections – towards a Continental System Master Plan

  • Start Date: December 6, 2022
  • End Date: December 6, 2022
  • Location: Online

After years of glacial progress, the continent’s power pools are advancing a scheme to unite the whole of Africa in a Continental System Master Plan. This online roundtable will evaluate progress to date and consider the impact which this plan will have on African ESIs.

AfricaHardball – political risk strategy roundtable

  • Start Date: January 17, 2023
  • End Date: January 17, 2023
  • Location: Online

This AfricaHardball™ political risk strategy roundtable will identify a range of upcoming political, commercial and reputational issues, and discuss scenarios to help stakeholders refine their strategies.  As usual with AIX meetings, the roundtable will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Green hydrogen and green ammonia and the new scramble for Africa

  • Start Date: February 21, 2023
  • End Date: February 21, 2023
  • Location: Online

It is still too early to say when or how green hydrogen (GH2) and green ammonia (GNH3) technologies will become bankable at scale. However dozens of projects are now under development across the African continent. This online roundtable will assess the progress, the challenges and the key emerging players.

AIX: Energy in Transition 2023

  • Start Date: April 17, 2023
  • End Date: April 18, 2023

Africa Investment Exchange: Energy in Transition 17-18 April 2023, RSA House, London The meeting will examine the role of gas in Africa’s energy transition, energy security and in the development of affordable and reliable power projects that meet SDG7 ambitions. Emerging ... Read More

Past Meetings

AIX: Power & Renewables 2022

  • Start Date: November 16, 2022
  • End Date: November 17, 2022
  • Location: RSA House, London

First held at RSA House in 2014, AIX: Power & Renewables has become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s power sector stakeholders to discuss the big issues confronting the industry and its financiers.

Carbon and renewable credit markets – routes to entry and future shifts

  • Start Date: October 20, 2022
  • End Date: October 20, 2022
  • Location: Online

From ESG to net-zero, corporate investors are increasingly looking for new routes to carbon friendly investments.

African power data: Renewable energy trends

  • Start Date: October 4, 2022
  • End Date: October 4, 2022
  • Location: Online

Join Ajay Ubhi and other African Energy analysts for a webinar on the latest trends in Africa's renewable power generation. The webinar will start with a presentation of the latest data from African Energy Live Data.

Kenya: What next for the energy sector?

  • Start Date: September 20, 2022
  • End Date: September 20, 2022
  • Location: Online

Join African Energy for a roundtable discussion of the recent elections in Kenya and their implications for the energy sector.

North African energy markets: domestic threats and export opportunities

  • Start Date: July 19, 2022
  • End Date: July 19, 2022
  • Location: Online

From Morocco in the west to Egypt in the east, governments and investors are wondering whether they stand on the threshold of a new era of energy exploitation.

Understanding the gas value chain in Nigeria

  • Start Date: June 28, 2022
  • End Date: June 28, 2022
  • Location: Online

An AIX membership roundtable focused on the opportunities and obstacles in developing Nigeria's natural gas resources and meeting the government's net-zero target.

Africa power: Latest data, trends and opportunities

  • Start Date: June 16, 2022
  • End Date: June 16, 2022
  • Location: Online

Be the first to hear African Energy Live Data’s assessment of the power industry’s 2021 performance and the future direction of the sector.

Liberalising power markets – South Africa

  • Start Date: May 31, 2022
  • End Date: May 31, 2022
  • Location: Online

The first in a series of three webinars, exploring the diverse experiences of three African countries which have moved to liberalise their power markets.

AIX: Energy in Transition 2022

  • Start Date: April 27, 2022
  • End Date: April 28, 2022

The meeting at RSA House will examine the future of gas as a transition fuel as well as the prospects for hydrogen, carbon-capture, storage and alternative baseloads in the energy mix.

Power sector health check

  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • End Date: March 29, 2022

An online meeting examining the state of the African power sector and its possible future directions.

Solar in the Sahel

  • Start Date: February 22, 2022
  • End Date: February 22, 2022

The online meeting will examine solar investments in six countries: Senegal and the G5 Sahel states (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). It will ask, what is required to encourage private sector participation and build capacity, how to prepare projects and mitigate risks, and what especially political and economic issues confront investment in the region.

AfricaHardball: Political and other risks in a year of re-emergence and high tension

  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • End Date: January 25, 2022
  • Location: Online

A frank examination of the political pressures and flash points – from sovereign debt to PPA renegotiations – that may impact on power sector development in 2022

AIX: Online 2021

  • Start Date: December 31, 2021
  • End Date: December 31, 2020

We are pleased to combine a monthly online AIX series with traditional live AIX: Gas and AIX: Power & Renewables meetings held at RSA House, London in 2021.

AIX: Gas 2021

  • Start Date: November 17, 2021
  • End Date: November 18, 2021
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House and online

We are pleased to return to RSA House in 2021, combining a live event with online streaming and networking for delegates unable to travel to London.

AIX: Power & Renewables 2021

  • Start Date: November 17, 2021
  • End Date: November 18, 2021
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House and online

We are pleased to return to RSA House in 2021, combining a live AIX: Power & Renewables meeting with online streaming and networking for delegates unable to travel to London.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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: Nairobi 2018

  • 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: 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 & 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.

AIX: Gas 2016

  • Start Date: April 28, 2016
  • End Date: April 29, 2016
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Sponsored by Actis, Denham Capital and Endeavor Energy, AIX: Gas focused on bringing upstream and LNG players together with power sector and downstream developers and investors for a frank discussion of project opportunities and investment issues affecting all stakeholders across the gas sector. Co-produced by African Energy, proceedings were held under the Chatham House Rule, and structured round panel-led discussions and roundtables to facilitate dialogue.

AIX: Power & Renewables 2015

  • Start Date: November 19, 2015
  • End Date: November 20, 2015
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Power & Renewables brought together a high-level audience from the private and public sectors to discuss the challenges facing investors, examine innovative structures emerging from deals along the electricity value chain and draw together recommendations for the future of the sector. The meeting was sponsored by Actis, DLA Piper, Globeleq, InfraCo Africa and FMO and supported by the Business Council for Africa, the Netherlands-African Business Council, Power Africa and US Chamber of Commerce.

AIX: Transport and Logistics

  • Start Date: September 28, 2015
  • End Date: September 29, 2015
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

AIX: Transport and Logistics brought together private and public sector investors and operators to discuss opportunities and strategies for infrastructure partnerships that will help unlock wider economic development. Proceedings were held under the Chatham House Rule and structured round a series of interactive panel-led sessions to facilitate dialogue.

AIX: Gas 2015

  • Start Date: May 28, 2015
  • End Date: May 29, 2015
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

Sponsored by Actis and co-produced by African Energy, CbI’s respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, AIX:Gas responded to new opportunties to commercialise Africa’s gas resources shaped by new discoveries, innovative financing structures and significant power demand. As one of the panelists stated: “It was the right topic at the right time for sub-Saharan Africa!”

AIX: Energy 2014

  • Start Date: November 24, 2014
  • End Date: November 25, 2014
  • Location: London
  • Venue: RSA House

The first Africa Investment Exchange responded to new paradigms in the African energy sector shaped by new players, innovative financing structures, impact investment strategies and technological innovation. Held behind closed doors, AIX: Energy focused on channeling private resources into the African power sector – from thermal IPPs to innovative distributed power and renewables solutions – providing a forum for investors to meet with African businesses and policymakers.