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Online 2021

The online meeting place for investors in Africa’s infrastructure

Africa Investment Exchange: Online

January to December 2021

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 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.

Over 1,200 participants, including leading private and public sector investors, African officials and project developers registered to the AIX: Online meetings in 2020. The new format has opened up our events to a wider audience and we plan to continue producing online panel discussions and roundtable meetings with networking opportunities in 2021.

View the AIX 2021 programme (pdf)

AIX: Online 2021 schedule
19 January18 February16 March20 April
Sovereign debt:
What does it mean for projects in the power sector?
South Africa:
Drill into latest gas and electricity supply industry trends
Off-grid:
Expansion and integration of SHS and mini-grids
West Africa:
Looking at latest developments in francophone countries
18-19 May15 June13 July
Hybrid AIX Gas
The 7th meeting will be held online and at RSA House, London
Technology:
How might the grid evolve over the next 25 years?
Nigeria:
Focusing on policy issues and the energy value chain
21 September19 October16-17 November14 December
Grid & Storage:
Key issues facing Africa’s power network in an age of transition
East Africa:
Overview of the region’s diverse and dynamic energy sector
Hybrid AIX Power & Renewables
Held online and at RSA House, London
North Africa:
Developments in the gas and power market across the region
Upcoming AIX: Online 2021 meetings

Off-grid expansion and integration

12h00 to 13h30 GMT

The first part of the session will look at what data is available on the region’s established solar home systems (SHS) and mini-grid sector and what recent findings tell policy-makers and investors.

The second part will focus on off-grid solutions complementing T&D plans and electrification programmes.

  • Residential, mini-grid and commercial-scale options, and how they fit together.
  • Will a day come where grid expansion just isn’t worth it as distributed solutions come to dominate?

Satellite session: Mini-grid investment roundtable

Examining different models and opportunities for investment in mini-grid schemes.

  • Raising equity and accessing debt for mini-grid solutions.
Past AIX: Online 2021 meetings

Tackling sovereign debt issues: understanding a volatile situation for power and other infrastructure projects

12h00 to 13h30 GMT
Chair: Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI
The first AIX Online meeting in 2021 examined sovereign debt issues during the covid pandemic. What does it mean for projects in the power sector, government guarantees and utility indebtedness.
  • Is Africa really facing a new debt crisis?
  • Are institutions and traditional business models still fit for purpose
  • How do Chinese loans compare with other lenders
  • Prospects for evolving existing structures or creating a new generation of debt relief packages

Panellists: Gadi Taj Ndahumba, Head of Power Sector at African Legal Support Facility; Marc Howard, Researcher, African Energy; Jonathan Berman, Managing Director at Autonomi Capital; Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy & Telecommunication, Nedbank; Vincent Launay, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, World Bank; and Patrick Smith, Editor, Africa Confidential

Online feedback

“A very engaging session thanks to all”
Patrick O’Driscoll, Sales Director, Karpowership

“It was a productive and interesting discussion and we hope the audience thought so too.”
Simon Hodson, Chief Executive Officer, Gridworks

The Africa Investment Exchange is co-produced by consultants African Energy and held under the Chatham House Rule. By moving online and holding virtual meetings we will be able to expand our programme with fringe events and provide information sharing for the AIX community throughout the year.

Register online or contact Lauren Andrews for more information, discounts on multiple tickets and to pay by bank transfer.

Click here or contact Ricky Purnell for membership details.

INTERACTIVE PANELS – Ask questions and share ideas with the AIX community during interactive panels with live chat and polling.

CHATHAM HOUSE RULE – The meeting will continue to be held under the Chatham House Rule to allow for more open, but still useable, discussion.

SATELLITE SESSIONS – Take advantage of roundtable discussions, interviews, exhibition and social events.

CHAT & NETWORK – Our digital platform makes it easy for the AIX community to chat to one another, catch up with old friends with 1-to-1 video calls and connect with the contacts you want to meet.

UNIQUE CONTENT – Access material including survey results, event summaries and African Energy Live Data analysis. Participants at the meeting will benefit from exclusive analysis from our African Energy Live Data platform, which features constantly monitored project level detail on more than 6,000 operating, under-construction and pipeline electricity generation projects.

LIVE OR ON-DEMAND – Watch everything live or pick the time that suits you. Every panel session is recorded so you can catch up later.

More details on past online AIX meetings below.

Africa Investment Exchange: Webinar

13h00-15h00 GMT+1, 30 April 2020

The first webinar coincided with the publishing of the 2019 African Energy Live Data scorecard for the power sector within the latest edition of the African Energy Atlas.  Data and analysis related to this was included in the webinar. Results and comments from the African Energy survey was also presented during the webinar.

AIX Webinar 1.0

Book online or contact Lauren Andrews to pay by bank transfer.

Africa Investment Exchange: C&I Webinar

13h00-18h00 GMT+1, 9 June 2020

The second AIX Webinar examined Africa's evolving C&I space by comparing emerging business models and different regulatory environments as well as looking at the funding mechanisms in place.

AIX C&I Webinar

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Africa Investment Exchange: Gas Update Webinar

13h00-15h00 GMT+1, 23 June 2020

The third AIX: Webinar provided an update on Africa's gas market ahead of the AIX: Gas meeting in September.

AIX Gas Update Webinar

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Africa Investment Exchange: Power Update Webinar

13h00-15h00 GMT+1, 7 July 2020

The fourth AIX Webinar provided an update on the tariff renegotiations under way in several African markets as well as discuss the impact of covid on current and future project agreements.

AIX Power Update Webinar

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The first of the AIX Gas virtual meetings included two panel sessions: "Carbon in transition" and "Strategies along the gas value chain"

#1 – Agenda & Panellists

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The first of the AIX Power & Renewables virtual meetings included two panel sessions examining grid and storage issues in Africa today.

#1 – Agenda & Panellists (AIX:PR)

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The second of the AIX Gas virtual meetings included two panel sessions "West and Central Africa Focus" and "Transitional projects – pointing the way ahead"

#2 – Agenda & Panellists

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The second of the AIX Power & Renewables virtual meetings included two panel sessions focusing on East Africa’s strategic direction.

#2 – Agenda & Panellists (AIX:PR)

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The third of the AIX Gas virtual meetings included two panel sessions: "East & Southern Africa Focus" and "Gas-to-power investment strategies"

All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

#3 – Agenda & Panellists

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The third of the AIX Power & Renewables virtual meetings included two panel sessions focussing on Africa’s power sector transformation

All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

#3 – Agenda & Panellists (AIX:PR)

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The final of the AIX Gas 2020 virtual meetings will dive into small-scale LNG, gas trucking, CNG and other innovative solutions for using gas in multiple markets.

All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

#4 – Agenda & Panellists

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The fourth of the AIX Power & Renewables virtual meetings will be focusing on IPPs

All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

#4– Agenda & Panellists (AIX:PR)

Participants have access to the live panels, conference website, satellite sessions, list of attendees and all the networking opportunities on the conference platform during the meeting and for up to 24 hours after the event. Plus full access to the results of the survey and recordings of the sessions.