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Tuesday 12 May 2015

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SESSION ONE: Finance & Investment

Changing Investor Perceptions: Success Stories of Project Finance & Risk Management
Chairperson: Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director: Africa, Rockefeller Foundation, Kenya

13:05 – 13:20
Case Study 1: GUMP & REIPPPP
Karen Breytenbach, Head: IPP Office, partnership between DoE, National Treasury & DBSA, SA

13:20 – 13:50
Case study: Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya
Erik Wandrag, Senior Investment Director for Energy, Harith General Partners, SA

13:20 – 13:35
Case study: Gigawatt Global, Scatec Solar and Norfund PV Park, Rwanda
Chaim Motzen, Co-Founder, Gigawatt Global Coöperatief, The Netherlands

13:35 – 14:15
Panel Discussions: How to change investor perceptions
Moderator: Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Fieldstone, SA

Panellists:
• Chaim Motzen, Co-Founder, Gigawatt Global Coöperatief, The Netherlands
• Andrzej Golebiowski, Vice President Business Development, Country Manager South Africa, Scatec Solar, SA
• Bernhard van Meeteren, Senior Investment Officer, FMO Development Finance Corporation, The Netherlands
• Roland Janssens, Deputy Head: Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Frontier Markets Fund Managers, UK
• Laura Kiwelu, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Kenya

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SESSION TWO

Powering Africa’s Marginal Power Projects: Creative Investment Vehicles and Initiatives
Chairperson: Sisa Njikelana, Chairman, SAIPPA (SA Independent Power Producer’s Association), South Africa

15:00 – 15:05
Welcome address by Chairperson
Sisa Njikelana, Chairman, SAIPPA, SA

15:05 – 15:20
Case study: Develop your clean energy projects into bankable opportunities
Peter Ballinger, Managing Director, Africa, OPIC, USA

15:20 – 15:35
Case study: The Sustainable Energy for All initiative
Mohinder Gulati, Chief Operating Officer, SE4ALL, Austria

15:35 – 16:15
Panel Discussions: How to access and leverage soft funding for social development programmes
Moderator: Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Fieldstone, SA

Panellists
• Virinder Sharma, Deputy Head Sustainable EconomicDevelopment Section Climate Change Adviser, DFID Kenya & Somalia, British High Commission, Kenya
• Roland Janssens, Deputy Head: Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Frontier Markets Fund Managers, UK
• Peter Ballinger, Managing Director, Africa, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, USA
• Jan Martin Witte, Head of Division, Infrastructure Southern Africa, KfW Development Bank (GET FiT Uganda), Germany
• Marc Leistner, Deputy Head of Regional Representation of Southern Africa, European Investment Bank, SA
• Paul Runge, Managing Director, Africa Project Access, SA
• Mohinder Gulati, Chief Operating Officer, SE4ALL, Austria

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

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SESSION THREE: Finance & Investment

Creating the right conditions for investors: Financial & legal de-risking mechanisms by policy makers

13:00 – 13:05
Welcome address by Chairperson
Mohinder Gulati, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy for All, Austria

13:05 – 13:20
Case Study: Exploring the strategies and reforms that South Sudan is adopting to create a more attractive investment environment
Hon. Jemma Nunu Kumba, Minister of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation & Water Resources, Republic of South Sudan

13:20 – 13:35
Case Study: The Ghana Power Compact attracts private investment
Jonathan Bloom, Deputy Vice President, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), USA

13:35 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Putting the right legal framework in place
Moderator: Gregory Nott, Director, Africa, Norton Rose Fulbright, SA

Panellists
• Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Fieldstone, SA
• Andrew Herscowitz, Co-ordinator – Power Africa, Power Africa, USA
• David W. Hunt, Principal Consultant – Legal and Project Finance (PATRP), Nexant, USA
• Sisa Njikelana, Chairman, SA Independent Power Producer’s Association, SA
• Sam Amadi, Chairman & CEO, Nigerian Energy Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
• Yinka Balogun, Special Assistant – Energy Sector, to the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
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SESSION FOUR

Creating the right conditions for investors: Project based de-risking mechanisms for utilities & IPPs

15:00 – 15:05
Welcome address by Chairperson

15:05 – 15:20
Case study: Tools for de-risking energy investments in Africa
Benjamin Mugisha, Resident Underwriter Uganda/Rwanda/ Burundi, The African Trade Insurance Agency, Uganda

COMBINED UTILITY CEO FORUM SESSION

15:20 – 16:15
Panel Discussion: The fundamentals you must consider for structuring a bankable PPA
Moderator: Gregory Nott, Director, Africa, Norton Rose Fulbright, SA

Panellists:
• Jeannot Boussougouth, Executive Vice President, Power and Infrastructure, Investment Banking, Standard Bank, SA
• Benjamin Mugisha, Resident Underwriter Uganda/Rwanda/Burundi, The African Trade Insurance Agency, Uganda
• Peter Van Den Dool, Liaison/Private Enterprise Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, SA
• Chris Ehlers, Country Manager, ACWA Power, South Africa
• Eric Olojugba, Chief Commercial Officer, North South Power/ Shiroro GENCO, Nigeria
• Bernhard van Meeteren, Senior Investment Officer, FMO Development Finance Corporation, The Netherlands
• Gregor Binkert, Country Director: Central Africa, World Bank, Cameroon

18:30 – 23:30
Industry Awards Gala Dinner

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Thursday 14 May 2015

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Closing Keynote Session: Finance & Investment

Powering the continent together:
How intra-Africa investment can improve utility sector finance

09:30 – 09:35
Opening statement by Moderator
Chiboni Evans, CEO, South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), SA

09:35 – 10:10
Panel Discussion: The context of intra-African investment (IAI) vs foreign direct investment (FDI)
• What impact will intra-African investment (IAI) have on energy finance and infrastructure funding?
• Why have African investors nearly tripled their share of FDI projects over the last decade
• Do African governments have more capability to fund energy projects than they realise?
• What can be done to encourage more intra-Africa investment?
• How can the international investor community work with intra-Africa investors to increase investment from within?

Panellists
• Marc Leistner, Deputy Head of Regional Representation for Africa, European Investment Bank, SA
• Derek Campbell, Sub-Sahara Africa Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, SA
• Ben Todd, Business Development Officer, EXIM Bank, USA
• Wole Abegunde, CEO, Meristem, Nigeria

Future Outlook: A Contrast of Risks and Rewards

10:10 – 10:15
Opening statement by Moderator
Chiboni Evans, CEO, South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), SA

10:15 – 10:45
Closing Panel Discussion: The long-term outlook for Africa’s power sector
• What is the role of the power pools in driving, co-ordinating and being custodian of cross border power trade?
• What are the future trends around capital inflow (Chinese vs IPPs vs DFIs)?
• What to expect in terms of procurement approaches – tenders, FIT, direct negotiations
• What policy reforms are required?
• What future procurement programs will be rolled-out across the continent?
• What are the financing trends on the horizon?

Panellists:
• Jonathan Berman, Managing Director, Fieldstone, SA
• Bernhard van Meeteren, Senior Investment Officer, FMO Netherlands Development Finance Corporation, The Netherlands
• Alistair Petersen, Director for Growth Implementation Solutions, Africa, Frost & Sullivan, South Africa
• Hendrik Malan, Operations Director, Africa, Frost & Sullivan, SA
• Knox Msebenzi, Executive Director, PIESA, SA

14:00 – 15:30
Closing keynote session:
Designing smart cities for a brighter African future