The 18th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will be held on 21-24 June in London at the new London Intercontinental O2 overlooking the River Thames. The Forum comes to London to capitalise on the investment potential of the United Kingdom and promote the strong trade relationship between the UK and Africa.
The Africa Energy Forum is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure & industrial sectors, expected to welcome 1,000 investors, 500 public sector stakeholders, 300 technology providers, 270 developers and 70 countries in June later this year.
Shiddika Mohamed, Programme Director, commented, “The theme of the 2016 Forum this year is ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’, so hosting the Forum in the world’s M&A capital will enable Africa’s growing number of small and mid-cap power developers to present their business to decision makers from across the investment spectrum.”
Highlights of the Forum include the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative, which will bring 50 African students to the Forum from relevant disciplines to build relationships with industry leaders in the power sector.
Organisers EnergyNet will extend a warm welcome to London for their international partners and colleagues by hosting an opening pub quiz on the evening of 21st June, featuring topical games, prizes and traditional British fare.
The Growing Economies Energy Forum (GEEF) will launch this year at AEF, running alongside the main Forum. GEEF will host open discussions between the governments and private sector from new energy markets such as Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar and Cuba, as these growing economies open up for international investment following political and economic developments.
The conference and exhibition will see the return of a mobile networking app to assist delegates with networking. 70% of attendees used the app in June 2015, with 1,900 messages exchanged and nearly 200 meetings arranged.
The Africa Energy Forum is open to c-suite investors and developers with a vested interest in Africa’s energy and industrial sectors.