Day 2

AIX: Power & Renewables – Friday 20 November

09h00 to 10h00
Structuring deals – breaking the bottlenecks
Examine the challenges of developing complex projects that include local, regional and international stakeholders
Reaching financial close: what are the pitfalls and how can stakeholders move projects forward?
What do lenders, investors, developers and government need to make a project bankable?
Preparing projects: is it becoming easier?
Project finance: is it time to reassess risk?
Transmission projects: how to engage the private sector?

Karl Fickenscher
Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa

Paul Kunert
Managing Director, Havergate Infrastructure Partners

Anthonia Okoh
Associate Director at Standard Chartered Bank

Joseph Tato
Partner, Global Co-Chair of Energy Sector, DLA Piper

Jens Thomassen
Director, Denham Capital

10h30 Coffee

10h00 to 11h00
Country Snapshot
Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to clean up and accelerate developments; gas-to-power projects are burgeoning – on paper, at least – with IPPs emerging, along with distribution and other privatisation opportunities. This session will take the temperature of the Nigerian industry, analysing project opportunities, the policy environment and results so far for Buhari’s first term.

Sam Amadi
Chief Executive, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Akinwole Omoboriowo II
Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Electricity

Olusola Lawson
Regional Director, West Africa AIIM

11h30 to 13h00
Innovative finance and exit strategies
A look at how traditional investment models are adapting to African markets and the alternative financial structures that are emerging.
Innovative structures – yield cos, holding companies, platform companies, debt models – what are the options?
Alterative types of exit strategies and successful track records to date
Greenfield and acquisitive growth
Listings on the stock exchange
Tapping the bond market
Mezzanine debt options

James Adams
Partner, Alexa Capital

Andrew Barton
Country Risk Analysis Division, UK Export Finance

Ragnar Gerig
Director Energy Africa, DEG

Andy Louw
Principal: Infrastructure Investments, Stanlib

Adrian Mucalov
Director Energy, Actis

13h00 Lunch

14h00 to 16h00
Africa Hardball
Using a scenario-building process, the group will feed in questions and conclusions on the direction the industry is heading and draw-up practical policy recommendations to come out of the meeting.

Jon Marks
Chairman, CbI

16h00 End of AIX meeting

Wednesday 25 November – Publication of AIX: Power & Renewables’ Recommendations


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