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Access two of Africa’s economic hubs

Join ministers and respected industry leaders at breakfast for focused discussion sessions about opportunities in two of Africa’s key countries. Register today!

Access Breakfasts provide direct access to, and interaction with, key decision makers!
Date: 21 May 2009
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07: 00 – 08:45
Access DRC:
Breakfast round table discussion

Blessed with amongst the best hydro potential in the world, the DRC has long wanted the full potential of the Congo river exploited.

With enough potential energy to provide power to most of Africa, developing the Inga 111 and Grand Inga hydropower schemes has never been more vital than now, when Africa is on the verge of a growth explosion, but faced with the challenges of insufficient electricity supply.

Top representatives:

  • Honourable Minister Laurent Muzangisa Mutalenu, Minister of Energy, DRC
  • Yengo Massampu, Managing Director, Société Nationale d’Électricité (SNEL), DRC
  • Laurent Kitoko Senghi, International Relations, Société Nationale d’Électricité (SNEL), DRC
  • Vika di Panzu, Previous Chief Executive Officer, Société Nationale d’Électricité (SNEL), DRC

07: 00 – 08:45
Access Nigeria:
Breakfast round table discussion

Nigeria currently generates around 1,800 megawatts (MW), a figure government wants to increase to 6,000 MW by 2009. Capacity figures of as high as 100,000 MW have been mentioned in order to make Nigeria a fully industrialised country.

The Nigerian government is keenly aware that among other priorities, rebuilding and maintaining infrastructure is necessary for the country to attract foreign investment and encourage economic growth.

2008 saw an increase in investments in renewable energy sources and the Nigeria Special Climate Change Unit aims at moving 20% of the country’s electricity users to renewable energy sources by 2012. Opportunities abound for targeted investments

Top representatives:

  • Honourable Minister Dr. Lanre  Babalola, Ministry of Power, Nigeria*
  • Eng H Labo, Chief Executive Office, Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Nigeria*
  • Uzoma Achinanya, Executive Director, Market Operations, Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Nigeria*

For more information, please contact Claire Volkwyn