Africa Investment Exchange – AIX: Gas was a two-day meeting at RSA House, London, 28 to 29 May 2015
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!”
Proceedings were held under the Chatham House Rule and structured round a series of interactive panel-led sessions to facilitate dialogue.
• Develop partnerships between Africa’s upstream operators, equity investors, financiers and power developers.
• Engage with experts, to assess investor confidence, develop projects and monitor risk.
• Meet African entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to gain first-hand insights.
• Explore innovative financial structures, commercial returns, entry and exit strategies.
• Analyse key markets, such as Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
AIX: Gas followed on from a very successful AIX:Energy meeting held in London in November 2014, and provided a trusted environment for investors, developers, service providers and other stakeholders to build contact networks, and create opportunities for future business across Africa.
Participants in 2015
Finance and investors
Actis Energy Fund • AIIM • Bridge Capital • Carlyle Group • CDC Group • Denham Capital • Ecobank • Eranove • Harith General Partners • Helios Investment Partners • Green Ventures Capital • IFC • London Stock Exchange • Nedbank • OPIC • Standard Chartered Bank
Power sector and downstream developers
Aldwych International • CET Power • Contour Global • Gasol • Genesis Electricity • Globeleq • Parsons Brinckerhoff • GE • Mitsui & Co • Nexant • Quantum Power • Siemens
Azonto Petroleum • Bowleven • Cairn Energy • ENI • Kosmos Energy • NewAge (African Global Energy) • Ophir Energy • Shell • Seven Energy International • Wentworth Resources • Tullow • Victoria Oil and Gas
Regulators and professional services
Bracewell & Giuliani • Challenge Energy • DeRisk • Eversheds • Ghana Energy Commission • Hunton & Williams • National Energy Regulator of South Africa • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission • Orrick • Sener • Webber Wentzel
AIX London meetings are hosted at the Royal Society of Arts’ historic headquarters. They are designed to allow participants to engage with experts to assess investor confidence, develop projects and monitor risk. AIX:Gas provided a forum of experienced oil and gas experts, investors, financiers and strategic planners to identify responses to existing problems and inspire new projects. It provided an important source of market information and points of contact for those looking to enter, or explore more deeply, Africa’s gas markets.
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