African Utility Week

Infrastructure Investment 

21 – 24 May 2012 

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 21 May 2012

Session 0.6.1

10h00 – 12h00

Carbon Financing for Renewable Energy Projects
JD Symington, Head of Waste to Energy Carbon Finance, Nedbank Capital, South Africa
Akani Mathebula, Carbon Transactor, Nedbank Capital, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Session 1.0.1
Opening/Keynote session
Chairman: Thembani Bukula, Regulatory member, NERSA, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Welcome address
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Keynote address
Minister Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

10h30 – 11h00

Keynote address: Africa Cities of the Future
Ger Bergkamp, Regional Group and Programmes Director Executive Director, International Water Association, The Hague

11h00 – 11h30

The future of M2M communications in Africa: what the opportunities are for utilities, governments and other stakeholders
Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

African Utility Week Awards

Session 1.6.1
Africa’s power infrastructure needs – a snapshot of the situation and the problems.

13h30 – 14h00

Africa’s power infrastructure needs – a snapshot of the situation and the problems
Mustafa Husain, The World Bank, United States

14h00 – 14h30

Power – Africa’s largest infrastructure challenge
David Donaldson, Head IFC Infraventures, Sub-Saharan Africa, United Kingdom

14h30 – 15h00

What have the traditional finance options been, what has worked and what hasn’t
Monique Koning, Head of Division, Project Finance and Guarantees, European Investment Bank, Belgium

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 1.6.2
The investment environment – participants’ viewpoints

15h30 – 17h15

The investment environment – participants’ perspectives

  • Clare Akamanzi, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda
  • Malcolm Taylor, Managing Director, Songas, Tanzania
  • Andrew Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers, South Africa
  • JD Symington, Head of Waste to Energy Carbon Finance, Nedbank Capital, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Session 2.6.1
Alternatives to traditional project finance – how it’s being done elsewhere

09h00 – 09h30

The perspective of the African Development Bank on the African Investment landscape
Neside Tas Anvaripour , Head of Infrastructure Finance, Private Sector Department, African Development Bank, Tunisia

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

09h30 – 10h00

The deregulation of the Indian Power sector over the past 10 years: The problems with private sector participation in power in India before 2002, the reforms brought in since then, results of the reform programme and what lessons this might hold for Africa
Rajiv K Mishra, Executive Director, PTC India, India

10h00 – 10h30

Restructuring the United Kingdom’s power sector and the impact on investment
Malcolm Taylor, Managing Director, Songas, Tanzania

Session 2.6.2
Participants debate a way forward

11h00 – 12h30

Panel discussion: African finance – the good, the bad and the realistic assessment

Project Developers:

  • Malcolm Taylor, Managing Director, Songas, Tanzania
  • Andrew Johnstone, Captial Funds Director, Macquarie, South Africa*

The Financiers:

  • JD Symington, Head of Waste to Energy Carbon Finance, Nedbank Capital, South Africa
  • Monique Koning, Head of Division, Project Finance and Guarantees, European Investment Bank, Belgium
  • M’Hirsi Karim, Private Sector Department, African Development Bank, Tunisia
  • David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, Sub-Saharan Africa, United Kingdom

Session 2.0.1

Closing session: Thought leaders: insights into 2012
Chairperson: David Mwangi, Consultant, Mwangi and Associates, Kenya

14h00 – 14h30

Nelson Mandela Bay mentorship programme
Adriaan Vermaak, Projects Mentor, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: Thought leaders of today share their vision of Africa in 2012

Panellists:

  • Carlos Pone, Managing Director, ABB, South Africa
  • Shamal Sivasanker, Director, Deloittes, South Africa
  • Tebogo Leopeng, Country Sales Executive, GE, South Africa
  • Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa