African Energy Forum

7. - 9.6.2017


AEF 2017 comes to Denmark

The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 7-9 June 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. 

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AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African. In addition, 5 major energy deals and mergers were announced at AEF 2016 in London, demonstrating the role of the conference as a platform for industry developments.

AEF in Denmark will explore the appetite for Nordic investments into Africa, as well as showcasing the technologies being utilised to manage cities cleanly and cost effectively – and the potential to transfer some of these examples to African nations.

What’s new for 2017?
This year’s AEF will feature a Platinum agenda which will focus on bringing together senior government representatives, head of utilities and key private sector investors in open floor discussions on how the public and private sector should be working together to mobilise investments for current projects more efficiently & effectively.

With over 120 speakers are confirmed to date, including:

  • H.E. Hon Dr. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia 
  • H.E. Honourable Advocate Sadique Kebonang, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security Botswana
  • Alexandre Santos, President, Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), Member of the Board of Directors, of the ERSE, Portugal
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco 
  • Moncef Harrabi, Chief Executive Officer, Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG)
  • Ifey Ikeonu, Former Chairperson, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)
  • Hisham Sallam, Second Secretary, Embassy of Egypt in Denmark  
  • Dr. Mateus Magala, Chairman of the Boards of Directors, EDM – Mozambique, Mozambique 
  • Emmanuel Antwi-Dark, Chief Executive Officer, Volta River Authority, Ghana 
  • William Amuna, Chief Executive Officer, GRIDCo, Ghana 
  • Omar Vajeth, Head – SAPP Project Advisory Unit, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) 

AEF 2017 will host an exclusive Golf day at the Royal Championship Golf Club in Copenhagen. The Royal Golf Club is a premier international 18 hole golf course, designed by the retired Senior Chief designer at Jack Nicklaus; Ron Kirby. This is a fantastic opportunity to begin networking in an informal & relaxed environment, whilst enjoying the beautiful landscapes of this championship course. To register your interest please contact us quoting GOLF in the subject line

First-class networking functions and Danish site visits are all in the pipeline, including a pre-AEF networking excursion on 6th June, so watch this space.

Members of the Finnish Venture Capital Association are entitled to a 15% discount off on our gold pass. 

To claim your discount email,  quoting the code FVCA1. 
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