TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2016


SESSION 1.1

INVESTMENT TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN POWER IN AFRICA
Chairperson: Ana Hajduka, Founder & CEO, Africa GreenCo, UK

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  • Pdf-Download-ButtonKarl Fickenscher, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa, USA
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonProfessor Anton Eberhard, Director: Management Programme inInfrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School of Business,UCT, SA
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonMichael Liebreich, Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, BNEF, UK
  • Jeannot Boussougouth, Executive Vice President, Power and Infrastructure, Investment Banking, Standard Bank, SA

14:00
Power Africa: Overview of Power Africa “Understanding Power Project Financing” Handbook

  • Mohammed Badissy, International Attorney Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), USA
  • Lucy Chege, General Manager: Infrastructure Finance – Energy, Environment & PPPs, DBSA, SA
  • Jay Govender, Director – Projects and Infrastructure, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, SA
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonVibhuti Jain, Project Finance Advisor, Power Africa, SA
  • Toyin Ojo, Senior Legal Advisor, African Legal Support Facility, (ALSF), Côte d’Ivoire
  • Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director – Africa, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), USA

SESSION 1.2
INCREASING INVESTMENT AND DEAL FLOW IN EMERGING MARKETS

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Scaling up finance for sustainable energy investments
Monika Weber-Fahr, COO, SE4All,

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ElectriFI – an innovative mechanism to unlock and leverage clean energy access investments
Lidia Afonso Gallegos, Energy and Public Finance Officer, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa,

Pdf-Download-ButtonRenewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP-Africa) – helping to realise the potential of small scale renewables in Africa
Peter Coveliers, Director, REPP-Africa, Luxembourg

Panellists:

  • Michael Liebreich, Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, BNEF, UK
  • Ana Hajduka, Founder & CEO, Africa GreenCo, UK
  • Robert Ashdown, Senior Originator Energy, Vice President, Products & Global Markets, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Advisors, SA
  • Lucy Chege, General Manager – Infrastructure Finance, DBSA, SA
  • Benjamin Mugisha, Senior Underwriter, ATI, Kenya

WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2016


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BANKABLE OR NOT – CREATING CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES
Moderator: Chiboni Evans, CEO, SAEEC, SA

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Georgio Maurp, Skypower
Pdf-Download-ButtonMohale Rakgate, GM: Project Preparation, DBSA, SA

Panel Discussion:
Best practices to enhance project preparation and project finance

Panellists

  • Ashley Peterson, Senior Business Development Manager, IDC, SA
  • Mohale Rakgate, GM: Project Preparation, DBSA, SA
  • Marcel Bruhwiler, Principal Investment Officer – Infrastructure & Natural Resources, IFC, SA
  • Georgio Maurp, Skypower

14:00
Power Africa: Currency Risk and Power Financing
Moderator: Vibhuti Jain, Project Finance Advisor, Power Africa, SA

Panellists:

  • James Doree, Manager, African Local Currency Bond Fund, UK
  • Per Van Swaay, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), The Netherlands
  • Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), The Netherlands
  • Jonathan Berman, MD, Fieldstone, SA
  • Gareth Hockey, Regional Head: Foreign Exchange and Money Market Sales, Western Cape, Global Markets, Standard Bank, South Africa

SESSION 2.2
THE SUCCESS OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY IPP PROGRAMME IN SOUTH AFRICA AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AFRICA
Moderator: De Buys Scott, Head of Infrastructure Deal Advisory, KPMG

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Moderator introduction: De Buys Scott, Head of Infrastructure Deal Advisory, KPMG, SA

Panel Discussion:
The success of the Renewable Energy IPP Programme in SA and current developments in Africa

Panellists:

  • Maduna Ngobeni, Program Officer, IPP Office DoE, SA
  • Jasandra Nyker, CEO, BioTherm Division Energy, SA
  • Silvia Kreibiehl, Head FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Jonathan Berman, MD, Fieldstone, SA
  • Bernhard van Meeteren, Senior Investment Officer, FMO, The Netherlands

THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016


SESSION 3.1
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO POWER DEVELOPMENT – REAPING THE BENEFITS OF REGIONAL POWER INTEGRATION
Moderator : Kannan Lakmeeharan, Partner, McKinsey & Company, SA

09:30
Moderator Introduction: Kannan Lakmeeharan, Partner, McKinsey & Company, SA

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Ana Hajduka, Founder & CEO, Africa GreenCo, UK 

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Omar Vajeth, Head: SAPP-PAU, SA

Panel discussion: Raising private sector finance for cross-border generation and transmission projects

Panellists:

  • Ana Hajduka, Founder & CEO, Africa GreenCo, UK
  • Omar Vajeth, Head: SAPP-PAU, South Africa
  • Lolette Kritzinger van Niekerk, Head Economist, IPP Office DoE, SA
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonCarmelo Cocuzza, Head of Regional Representation for Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, EIB, SA
  • Paul Runge, Partner & Director, Africa House, SA

SESSION 3.2
UNDERSTANDING EMERGING PROJECT FINANCING OPTIONS
Moderator: Vivek Mittal, Managing Director, Millennium Resource Strategies, UK

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Funding partners during project development – increasing options for developers
Vivek Mittal, Managing Director, Millennium Resource Strategies, UK

Ntlai Mosiah, Head of Power & Infrastructure, Standard Bank, SA

Discussion:

  • Vivek Mittal, Managing Director, Millennium Resource Strategies, UK
  • Ntlai Mosiah, Head of Power & Infrastructure, Standard Bank, SA
  • Mouhamadou Niang, Managing Director Africa, Meridiam, France
  • Geoff Sinclair, Head, Camco Africa
  • Jon Kornik, Principal Energy Investments, Google