By Oke Peter
EnergyNet Limited has announced its 4th Powering Africa: Summit (PAS). The event will take place from 28th February - 2nd March 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The annual Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, and engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.
The summit, Officially supported by the United States government agencies will provide participants with a credible platform to build relationships; showcase project and give detailed insights into a whole spectrum of project case studies, from coal to renewables.
The meeting will also provide opportunity to obtain up to date information on power development efforts in Africa and at the same time meet relevant industry participants;Get unique, valuable information at the only US-based meeting that focus solely on investment opportunities within Africa’s power sector, taking the commercial potential of Africa to the heart of US policy makers.
There will be opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion at the event. Our speakers get the chance to address an audience of over 500 vetted decision-makers and solution providers working in Africa's energy sector. The Summit will feature a diverse programme of panel discussions, workshops, sponsored seminars, networking functions and exhibition of vetted solution providers. Accordingly, EnergyNet’s projection for Africa countries that will be discussed at the event include: GDP to multiply six-fold between 2010 and 2040; Power Africa pledges 60 million new household and business connections by 2030; 5,000 megawatts of IPP projects approved by South African IPP Office in 2015; Investors in Africa nearly tripled their share of FDI projects over the last decade and Renewable investment accounts for US$6billion per year.
The Summit will also explore the success of some of America’s most important investors, institutional partners and private sector visionaries who remain at the forefront of energy advancement. US companies are spawning technologies such as battery power storage, hugely efficient turbines and financing mechanisms such as block chain, which could be the mythical leapfrog innovation in Africa. With a clear mandate to increase America’s commitment to Africa in pursuit of massive trade and infrastructure deals, we look forward to welcoming you to Washington in February to embrace an energised US Foreign Policy in emerging markets. The Powering Africa: Summit is the annual meeting place for North American decision-makers to meetwith the leaders of Africa’s energy sector to form partnerships, sign deals and move the industry forward. Expected speakers at the summit include, the Chief Executive Officer /Founder, Dell’Amore Consultants, Idris Mohamed; Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, (KENGEN), Joshua Choge; Managing Director, Transaction Services, K&M Advisors LLC, Ralph Fairbanks; Chief Executive Officer, Joule Africa, Paul Kunert; Chief Executive Officer, Infra-Tech Capital, Kamran Khan; Power Africa & Region III Director, USADF, Tom Coogan; Chief Executive Officer, Global Nexus, Hynd Bouhia; Energy and Investor Advisor, Independent, South Africa, Moe Shaik; Director, IPP Office South Africa, Maduna Ngobeni and the Minister for Energy, Mines and Minerals, Uganda, Her Excellency, Irene Muloni among other captain of industries. Accordingly, the Summit will give all participants an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Ministers and Senior Government Officials from across Africa and the United States and providing a clearer vision on the ever-changing current climate and path forward for the industry.