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AIX: Energy in Transition

RSA House, London, 17-18 April 2023

Africa Investment Exchange: Energy in Transition

17-18 April 2023, RSA House, London

The meeting examined how to deliver affordable and reliable energy across the continent and meet SDG7 ambitions, energy security and the role of gas in Africa’s energy transition. Emerging decarbonisation technologies including low carbon hydrogen, advanced civil nuclear, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and other innovations also featured during the two-day discussion.

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Produced by African Energy and held under the Chatham House Rule, the meeting is known for its knowledge-led approach and unusually robust debate.

The meeting provides a forum for high-level executives and government officials to constructively discuss challenges, new ideas and trends in the energy sector.

It is held at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA House) in London, which provides a relaxed setting to network and arrange meetings.

Key themes to be discussed:

Energy in transition: reconciling security and sustainability
How to deliver affordable and reliable energy across the continent, and meet SDG7 ambitions.

Global gas and LNG markets
International geopolitics and its impact on Africa’s gas market.

Industrial pathways
Can transition energies work to speed up industrialisation?

ESG is more than an acronym
A balanced discussion of how ESG is evolving

Carbon markets revisited
Unlocking capital and accelerating project development

C&I gas and renewables
New opportunities for investment

Natural gas utilisation
Prospects for small-scale LNG, LNG-to-power, LNG for mining, CNG, LPG and LNG for industry across the continent

Southern Africa opportunities
Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa's gas market.

West Africa opportunities
Focus on the scale of gas resources, demand potential, market development and integration with neighbouring countries.

Financing hydrogen
Accessing carbon markets and international infrastructure capital for African H2 and NH3.

Blue hydrogen + CCS
Can innovations in CCS and hydrogen open up new opportunities and future-proof existing infrastructure?

Scaling-up Africa’s fertiliser supply
Strategies to increase domestic fertiliser production across the continent.

Energy transition infrastructure
Has financing gas-to-power (GTP) and other schemes moved back towards the mainstream.

Hydropower, geothermal, nuclear and other solutions. Which baseload energy options fit with Africa’s realities.

Royal Society of Arts (RSA House)
8 John Adam Street
London, WC2N 6EZ

The Venue
Conveniently located in central London within easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and the South Bank, RSA House was designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s, and is the historic home of the Royal Society of Arts. A famous centre for Enlightenment thinking, the building has been the intellectual and social home of some of the greatest thinkers and social activists of the past 200 years. Today it is also recognised as one of the most exclusive and sought after locations for executive meetings in London.

London – access to international funds
The world’s leading global financial centre, home to a large number of internationally significant banks, businesses, and stock exchanges, and barometer for international investor appetite in Africa’s growth industries.

London is an ideal destination which provides African industries access to a large international audience as well as the opportunity to capitalise on the city’s financial expertise.

Participating organisations:

Actis – Advocaat Law – Africa50 – Africa Confidential – Africa Energy Study Group – Africa EU Energy Partnership  – Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) – Africa Go Green – African Energy – Alliant – Anergi International – Àrgentil Capital – Autonomi Capital – BIO – Blue International – British International Investment (BII) – Chariot Energy – Clarke Energy – Clifford Chance – Climate Fund Managers – CMS – Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle – DEG – Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) – Echosys Advisory – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – Falcon Corporation – Fortescue Future Industries – Gaffney, Cline & Associates – Gas Strategies – Gemcorp Capital – Globeleq – H2Global Advisory – Hanas LNG – Harmattan Renewables – Herbert Smith Freehills – Hive Energy – International Finance Corporation (IFC) – Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) – Kenya Ministry of Energy – Kivu Power – KOKO Networks – Lekela – Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC) – Milele Energy – Namibia Ministry of Energy & Mines – Nareva – Nedbank – Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) – Norfund – PA Consulting – Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) – Rensource Energy – Rolls-Royce – Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – Saqara Energy – Savannah Energy – Seplat Energy – Shell – SLR – Solarcentury Africa – South Pole – Standard Bank – Stena Power & LNG Solutions – Sustainable Markets Initiative – Tema LNG Terminal Company – Templars – Thunder Energy – Tony Blair Institute for Global Change – Total Eren – TotalEnergies – University of Oxford – UK Department for Energy Security and Net-Zero (DESNZ) – UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) – UK Research and Innovation – US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) – Vitol – Vivo Energy – Voltalia – Wärtsilä – West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo)