TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM  2.4.4

09:30
Opening Keynote

11:30
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 1.1
NAVIGATING THE AFRICAN POWER INVESTMENT MARKET

Moderator:
Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Fieldstone, South Africa

13:30
How is the African power investment landscape changing?

Speaker:
Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank CIB, South Africa

13:45
How have power investors evolved? What are they investing in Now?

Speaker:
Anton Eberhard, Professor: Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

14:00
How many African power projects are reaching financial close?
Consideration of what types of projects are actually reaching financial close and construction

Speaker:
Soumya Banerjee, Principal Investment Officer, Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation, South Africa

14:15
Panel: What can governments do in the current fundinglandscape to attract more cost effective capital and ultimately drive down costs of generation?

  • How can governments apply a best-practice approach to energy planning and finance?
  • How are governments securing PPAs on more advantageous terms?
  • Reviewing public/sovereign/utility PPAs and private PPAs
  • Sovereign guarantees: Why all the fuss?

Speakers:
Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank CIB, South Africa
Soumya Banerjee, Principal Investment Officer, Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation, South Africa
Anton Eberhard, Professor: Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hugh Hawarden, Power and Renewables Transactor, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 1.2
THE IMPACT OF REGULATION ON FUNDING

Moderator:
Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Fieldstone, South Africa

15:15
What does smart, user friendly regulation and procurement look like?

Speaker:
Gadi Ndahumba, Head of the Power Sector Division, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), C.te d’Ivoire

15:30
Panel: Is regulation helping or hurting?

  • Investor friendly regulations
  • The importance of cost reflective tariffs for investors

Speakers:
Christopher Forlee, CEO, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), South Africa
Christian Lukusa, Attorney, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gloria Magombo, CEO, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA), Zimbabwe
Birgit Edlefsen, Senior Investment Officer, Energy, FMO, Netherlands
Kwasi Twun Addo, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

16:30
Day 1 Close and Drinks Reception


WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM  2.4.4

09:30
Keynote

11:30
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 2.1
EQUITY INVESTMENT IN THE POWER SECTOR

Moderator:
Lolu A. Adubifa, CEO, Lavayo Energy, Nigeria

13:30
Advisory Viewpoint: What are the different models for private equity investment?

Speaker:
Francois Viljoen, Director, Cresco Project Finance, South Africa

13:45
Panel: What are private equity investors looking for in a project?

  • Ato Gyasi, Senior Director, Investments, Head: Power, Heavy Industries & Telecom, AFC, Nigeria
  • Christopher Scott Clarke, Managing Partner, Inspired EvolutionInvestment Management, South Africa
  • Francois Viljoen, Director, Cresco Project Finance, South Africa
  • Romain Py, Head of Transactions, AIIM, South Africa
  • Romain Py, Head of Transactions, AIIM, South Africa
  • Lebohang Mosetu, Senior Underwriter, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC), South Africa

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 2.2
RAISING DEBT IN THE POWER SECTOR

Moderator:
Derek Campbell, Senior Project Manager, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Germany

15:15
How are DFIs working with local banks? What are the advantages of blended finance?

Speaker:
Jonathan First, Lead Specialist, Product Incubator, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa

15:30
Case study: Issuing Green Bonds

Speaker:
Kevin Jacoby, Chief Financial Officer, City of Cape Town, South Africa

16:00
Panel: Which energy projects are attractive to the debt providers?

  • What are the criteria for funding?
  • How are specialist debt funds supplementing the existing DFI dominated debt market?

Speakers:
Bonnie Guo, Director, OPIC, USA
Jonathan First, Lead Specialist, Product Incubator, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa
Kevin Jacoby, Chief Financial Officer, City of Cape Town, South Africa
David Donnelly, Partner, Global Infrastructure Finance, Mazars, UK

16:30
Day 2 Close and Awards Gala Dinner


THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM  2.4.4

SESSION 3.1
THE FUTURE OF AFRICA’S POWER AND ENERGY SECTOR: SCENARIO REPORT

12:00
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 3.2
PROJECT PREPARATION: FEASIBILITY TO BANKABILITY

Moderator:
David Donnelly, Partner, Global Infrastructure Finance, Mazars, UK

13:15
Accessing funding for replicable, scalable and transformative renewable energy projects through the IRENA/ADFD Facility

Speaker:
Seleha Lockwood, Programme Manager, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

13:30
Case study: A developer’s journey of successfully accessing funding

Speaker:
Jan Fourie, Vice President Project Development Africa, Scatec Solar, South Africa

13:45
Panel: In the eyes of investors, what are the criteria for a bankable project?

  • Leading investors share their experiences and expectations
  • How much risk are DFIs and banks willing to take on energy project finance deals?
  • What level of technical and financial knowledge is expected from the developer?

Speakers:
Shelmith Theuri, Investment Officer, SunFunder, Kenya
Jean-Jacques Ngono, Managing Partner, Finergreen, C.te d’Ivoire
Jan Fourie, Vice President Project Development Africa, Scatec Solar, South Africa
Seleha Lockwood, Programme Manager, International Renewable
Energy Agency (IRENA)

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 3.3
BANKABILITY CONTINUED…. MITIGATING RISKS

Moderator:
David Donnelly, Partner, Global Infrastructure Finance, Mazars, UK

15:15
Case study: How is GET FiT Zambia mitigating risks?

Speaker:
Arnold Simwaba, Act. Director, Department of Energy, Zambia

15:30-15:45
Clean Energy Transition in Emerging Market

Speaker:
Dario Traum, EMEA Policy & Global Climatescope, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK

15:45-16:30
Panel: Understanding the significance and mitigating against the key project risks preventing bankability

  • Project construction
  • Operational risk
  • Political risk, creep expropriation
  • Land right issues
  • Currency risk

Speakers:
Arnold Simwaba, Act. Director, Department of Energy, Zambia
Birgit Edlefsen, Senior Investment Officer, Energy, FMO, Netherlands
Dario Traum, EMEA Policy & Global Climatescope, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK Lebohang Mosetu, Senior Underwriter, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC), South Africa

16:30
AUW Closing Drinks Reception