Investment & Finance


 

Investment and finance, Tuesday 26 March 2019

08:30

Organiser’s opening remarks

Bertha Dlamini
08:35

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Keynote Plenary

08:40

Keynote: Beyond the Grid: The thrilling potential for off-grid energy in Africa

  • The Samsø island story: Going 100% renewable
  • Rethinking the cost of off-grid power: Let's Do the Math
  • Sustainability matters
  • How Africa can best exploit off grid tech
Zayra Romo
09:00

Keynote: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Panel discussion
09:20

The big debate: Renewables versus clean coal

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following:How clean is clean? Cost? Tech?
09:30

Keynote: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
09:40

The Presidential fireside chat

What is it like to oversee multiple mega infrastructure construction projects from the very top? What informs an infrastructure development plan? How should Africa go about in developing new power infrastructure? What would the former president do differently given the chance? Regrets and lessons learnt
10:00

Keynote session reserved for the CEO of Eskom

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

Herta Von Stiegel
Investment and finance
11:40

Perspectives on the African power financing landscape and opportunities

  • Lender perspective on what defines a balanced PPP structure
  • Bringing together banks and institutional investors to fund deals and access long-term financing
  • Could the successes of green bonds and loans in other countries be replicated?
Investment and finance
12:00

Government catalysts for new infrastructure projects

  • Outlining the role of the new BRICS Bank
  • Describing types of projects the bank will support
  • Engaging the various stakeholders and private capital to spur innovation
  • Developing project pipelines that are attractive to investors
Patrick Dlamini
Investment and finance
12:20

Meet the DFIs How to attract DFI backing

  • Connecting global capital with
  • African infrastructure
  • Defining the key factors to consider when trying to attract DFI Capital
  • How does a structured investment fund work?
  • What types of clients do DFIs look for
12:30

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

12:40

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Institutional investors

Pappy Ngandu Luboya
Investment and finance
14:40

Behold the Knights in shining armour! Institutional investors with deep pockets

  • Assessing the appetite of institutional investors for power assets: Perceptions and strategies
  • How can institutional participation be stimulated?
  • What makes for successful participation of institutional investors alongside traditional lenders for long-term investment infrastructure investment?
Pappy Ngandu Luboya, Association of African Development Finance Institutions
Investment and finance
15:00

Is your project investable? Key tips from an institutional investors

  • A closer look at asset prices
  • How to highlight the opportunity and ROI
  • Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to attracting investment
  • Be prepared to negotiate
  • It’s about more than just money
  • Moving the juggernaut of institutional investment in power infrastructure
Lucy Chege
Investment and finance
15:20

Closing the infrastructure gap

  • Pension fund target allocation for power infrastructure
  • Risks & returns
  • Promotion of convertible bonds – infrastructure and community investment
  • Accessing bankable PPPs
  • Transparency and governance
  • Successful case studies
15:30

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

16:40

Addressing grid challenges and economic impacts of higher solar generation

Bernard Mbaine
16:40

Could offshore wind power be about to take off in Africa?

16:40

Cybersecurity: Safeguarding your data in the age of the dark Web

16:40

Data bankability: How Data can improve project financing metrics

16:40

How to enable agility and disruption in the energy industry

Andrew Palmateer
16:40

How to harness geothermal power in Africa

16:40

Human capacity development in the power and energy sector

16:40

Key tax developments affecting the energy industry

16:40

Mitigating financial risks on performing assets

16:40

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Daniel Ohonde
16:40

Solar energy: Finding the recipe for large-scale deployment

Daniel Ohonde, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Emmy Rono
16:40

Talking tariffs - How to negotiate a better energy deal?

16:40

Tech of the future: CFB technology in a low carbon world

16:40

The new economics of energy storage

Bernard Mbaine
16:40

Winds of change? How to develop the wind sector in Africa

16:40

Women’s energy roundtable: Bringing together top female leaders to inspire and encourage development

Godwin Ugah Unimke
16:40

Youths as catalyst for increased solar penetration in Developing countries

Godwin Ugah Unimke, Programme Director, Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria
Ezekiel Odiogo
17:40

Investor keynote panel: Hear what really matters to infrastructure investors

  • Putting financial close first
  • The ongoing role of infrastructure allocations in an alternatives strategy
  • How should new entrants to the asset class address the various risk factors?
  • The evolving definitions of infrastructure and the effect on investor thinking
  • Directs, co-investments and platforms. What do the access options of the future look like?
Helen Tarnoy
17:40

Keynote: A vision for a solar-powered Africa

  • Making DESERTEC a reality
  • Building one of the world’s largest solar factories in Africa
  • Lowering panel costs, taking control of the supply chain and supporting the new government’s agenda to bring manufacturing to Africa
  • Enabling Africa to become a leading energy exporter
  • The move towards becoming SEA’s first vertically integrated solar company
  • Bringing (solar) power to the people
  • Conditions for success
  • Creating a positive environment for Solar Home Systems investment
last published: 02/Nov/18 07:45

 


Investment and finance, Wednesday 27 March 2019

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:00

Keynote: The future of electricity and the forces disrupting the sector

  • An introduction to National Grid
  • The new digital disruptors
  • Digital innovations in international utilities and how Africa can capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age
  • Creating a robust distribution grid infrastructure to capitalise on the digital revolution
  • Building new technology infrastructures and installing millions of devices in the field while meeting the challenges of providing safe, reliable and lowest possible cost power and new services to an ever-growing customer base
  • Meeting changing customer needs by opening new digital channels and providing more information and insights, along with innovative products and services
  • Innovation, disruption and the utility business model – what’s next?
Mima Nedelcovych
09:20

The grand debate: Localising the energy economy

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following questions:What implications will the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement have for manufacturing localisation in the power sector across Africa? Will decentralised generation become mainstream? How utilities transition changing power markets? Is the net electricity exporter dream alive and well? Will embedded generation and net metering take off?
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Panel discussion
09:40

Keynote Panel: Preparing today’s utility for tomorrow’s disruption: Future-proofing your business / Keeping up with new world business models: Why and how utilities need to change and innovate to stay

  • Is the utility business model as we know it becoming obsolete?
  • With distributed and new sources of energy coming into play, how can utilities seamlessly integrate it into the business?
  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Becoming a trendsetter: How can utilities stay ahead of the curve?
  • New opportunities: Developing strategic partnerships with other industries
  • Why and how should a utility consider listing on a stock exchange
  • Strategies for long term shareholder value: What next following restructuring and where can growth be found in the power sector?
William Liabunya, CEO, Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Ltd (EGENCO)
Jean Bosco Kayombo Katanga, Director General, S N E L
10:20

Speed networking

Renewable investment

10:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

Renewable investment

Devin Snyman
Investment and finance
11:40

Global outlook: What is the current state of play in renewables and clean tech?

  • What and where are the most exciting opportunities and growth markets?
  • How are new technologies driving changes in the energy sector?
  • Markets with heightened political or operational risk
Lisa Pinsley
Investment and finance
12:00

Investing in Solar

  • Understanding its scope as a global investing opportunity
  • What are the characteristics that set solar apart from other forms of energy?
  • Drivers and challenges for the sector: changes in regulatory environments
  • Technological advancements and new solutions for solar
Investment and finance
12:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

12:20

Buying, selling, funding or restructuring IPPs or partnering with others

12:20

Converting data into insight

12:20

Embedding governance, risk and compliance throughout their organization, supply chain and business ecosystems

12:20

Engaging with customers on their terms

12:20

How a utility can turn cyber risks into an opportunity

12:20

Leveraging people as a strategic asset

12:20

Mitigating threats to operations, IT systems and business

12:20

Municipalities generating their own energy

12:20

Optimizing operations and streamlining support functions

Wendinmi Hermann Oger Dipama, Ingenieur Electromecanicien, Societe nationale d'electricite du Burkina
12:20

Re-engineering the skills SETAs - Establishing strategies to change, grow, adapt, shape and respond to a disruptive environment

Yvette Manuel, Training & SETA Administrator, Kelvin Power
12:20

The next big solar market: Engaging low & moderate income communities

12:20

Transforming risk into a strategic advantage

12:20

Trash talk: How waste-to-energy can gain traction in Africa

12:20

Turning the utility’s technology vision into reality

12:20

You will go bankrupt unless you know this: Codes and standards

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Alternative investment strategies

Landiwe Mahlangu
Investment and finance
14:20

Corporate venture funds: Investing in the energy transition

  • Exploring new technologies and business models
  • How do companies see investments impacting their wider business?
  • Evaluating which opportunities to pursue
Eric Monga Mumba
Investment and finance
14:40

Why and how Africa can issue the world’s first green mobile bonds

  • Lessons from the world’s first and only mobile bond: M-AkibaBond
  • Why Kenya should launch a green M-AkibaBond
  • GERD meets M-Akiba – The possibilities are endless
Helen Tarnoy
Investment and finance
15:00

Understanding hybrid financing structures and what opportunities they offer

  • What do attractive financing structures look like?
  • New hybrid structures being developed
  • Increasing institutional investors market participation
  • To what extent are lenders operating on old structures of financing that don’t account for changes in market conditions?
  • Is traditional project finance a thing of the past or is there still scope for its role in emerging markets?
Investment and finance
15:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

Private Equity Investment

Khalid Chand
Investment and finance
15:20

LP perspectives on renewables and other technologies

  • Views on geographical & strategic diversification
  • To what extent are LPs following the latest technological developments?
  • Comparing strategies of direct vs. fund investing
Khalid Chand, Associate Principal, Metier
Eyob Easwaran
Investment and finance
15:40

Panel: How to attract private investment in African power infrastructure

  • Elevating Africa's bankable power projects
  • Revenue streams & offtakes – what to look out for?
  • Innovative project financing and equity structures to properly allocate risk
Investment and finance
16:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

17:00

Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2019

last published: 02/Nov/18 07:45

 

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