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AIX: Energy

24-25 November 2014

Africa Investment Exchange: Energy

Enabling power project development in Africa

24-25 November 2014, RSA House, London

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.

The AIX: Energy agenda was devised by CbI, the business intelligence company behind the respected African Energy consultancy and newsletter.

Take a look at the agenda

The AIX: Energy meetings allowed participants to:

  • Engage with experts, to assess investor confidence, develop projects and monitor risk.
  • Meet African entrepreneurs and firms to gain first-hand insights.
  • Explore innovative financial structures, commercial returns, entry and exit strategies.
  • Measure the wider impact of investments on social and economic development.
  • Analyse key markets, such as Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.

Praise for AIX:Energy 2014

“I would like to say that you prepared a brilliant event. It really stimulates collaboration and innovative thinking around the energy industry in Africa, both for investors and developers.
It was indeed valuable for us at AEE Power, as we are both power developers and EPC contractors in sub-Saharan Africa, not just because of the networking but also because we have this opportunity to hear the opinions of relevant stakeholders in the industry.
I would like to congratulate you and your team for the way the event was handled.”
Francisco Lopez, General Manager of AEE Power Ventures

Confirmed panelists at AIX:Energy

James Addo, Director, GFI

Richard Santo Apire, Chairman, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

Ryan Anderson, Head of Section – Renewable Energy Advisory Services, Norplan

Orli Arav, Head of Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Clifford Aron, Principal, GreenMax Capital Advisors

Tracey Austin, Acting Head of Impact Investment, CDC Group

Peter Ballinger, Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Andrea Bohnstedt, Director, Africa Assets

Fred Beelitz, Director, Economic Consultancy Associates

Rosalyn Breedy, Partner, Forsters

Gabriel Bujulu, Petroleum Engineer, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

Thembani Bukula, Regulator Member Responsible for Electricity Regulation at NERSA

Bob Chestnutt, Project Director, Aldwych International

Huub Cornelissen, Director Energy, FMO

David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub- Saharan Africa, IFC

Eyo Ekpo, Commissioner for Market Competition & Rates, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Gunter Fischer, Senior Investment Manager, European Investment Bank

Mark Florman, Special Advisor, 8 Miles

Tomas Freyman, Valuations Partner, BDO LLP

Andrew Gaines, Managing Director, DeRisk

Alex Katon, Executive Director, InfraCo Africa

Paul Kunert, Head of Business Development Africa, Globeleq

Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI

Adrian Mucalov, Director, Actis Energy

Stephen Murphy, Special Advisor, Qalaa Holdings

Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Electricity

Terje Osmundsen, Senior Vice President, Scatec Solar

Richard Onyango, Investment Director, EISER Infrastructure Partners

Nick Palairet, Director, Asante Capital

Pradeep Pursnani, Deputy Director, Shell Foundation

Joe Tato, Partner, DLA Piper

Jens Thomassen, Director, Denham Capital

Alastair Vere Nicoll, Co-Founder, Berkeley Energy

Jan Martin Witte, Head of Division, Infrastructure Southern Africa, KfW

AIX: Energy participants:

8 Miles • Actis • Africa Assets • Agua Imara • Asante Capital • Baker Botts • BDO • Belgian Investment Company BIO • Berkeley Energy • Capital Dynamics • CbI • CDC Group • Cluff Geothermal • Control Risks • Cross-border Information • Denham Capital • DLA Piper • EDF Energies Nouvelles • EleQtra • European Investment Bank • FTI Consulting • FMO • Geothermal Development Company • GFI Merchant Bank • Ghana Capital Partners • Globeleq • GreenMax Capital Advisors • Inspired Evolution Investment Management • Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company • Karpower International • KfW • LGT Venture Philanthropy • NamPower • National Energy Regulator South Africa • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission • Norfund • Norplan • Odebrecht • US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) • Parsons Brinckerhoff • Pöyry • Royal African Society • Scatec Solar • Siemens • Shell Foundation • Stephenson Harwood • Standard Chartered Bank • SunEdison • Uganda Electricity Regulatory Authority