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H.E Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of Water Irrigation and Energy to present keynote address at Powering Africa: Ethiopia meeting

The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Ethiopia is to attend the annual investment meeting ‘Powering Africa: Ethiopia,’ taking place from 20-21st November in Addis Ababa (www.poweringafrica-ethiopia.com)

The 3rd Annual Powering Africa: Ethiopia (PA:E) meeting is organised by EnergyNet, who produce a global portfolio of investment meetings focused on Africa’s power and infrastructure sectors.

As Ethiopia enters the second phase of its Growth and Transformation plan, PA:E will connect government and energy ministries with local and international power-infrastructure developers and financiers with the ability to bring new investment opportunities into the region and meet the population’s energy demands. The concentrated two-day meeting will put Ethiopia on the map for global investment and support the government’s plans of becoming a Climate Resilient Green Economy by 2025.

Distinguished speakers include:

H.E Ato Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of Water Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

H.E Dawano Kedir, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Mr Lebbi Changullah, Secretary General, Eastern Africa Power Pool

Mr Adamassu Tadesse, President and CEO, PTA Bank

Mr V. K. Khare, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Utility

Mr Kenneth Gaynor, Director, Power Solutions-Africa, Cummins Power Generation

Mr Behailu Assefa, Vice President, Terra Global Energy Developers LLC

Mr Neb Girma, Senior Transaction Advisor, Powering Africa Ethiopia- USAID

Mr Mollalign Abebe, Director, Legal services Directorate, Ethiopian Electricity Authority

Mr Stephan Willms, Founding Partner, Africa Enablers

Mr Peter Ballinger, Managing Director for Africa, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Mr Liang Xuan, Chief Representative, Goldwind Middle East and Africa

Mr Chris Matthews, Business Development Director, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mr Abiyehoy Girma Mekuria, Senior Energy Officer, African Development Bank

Mr Magnus Asbjornsson, Regional Director Middle East & Africa, Reykjavic Geothermal

Mr Andreas Spiess, Chief Executive Officer, SOLARKIOSK

This year’s programme will welcome case studies focused on live and joint project presentations from government, project developers, investors and regulators who will shed light on success stories and lessons learnt for the future.

For more information about Powering Africa: Ethiopia:

Meeting dates: 20-21st November 2014
Venue: Radisson Blu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: Amy Offord, Senior Marketing Executive
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8068
Email: pa-e@energynet.co.uk
Visit: http://www.poweringafrica-ethiopia.com/