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Investment opportunities for discourse at Powering Africa Summit 2019

Investment opportunities for discourse at Powering Africa Summit 2019OpeOluwani Akintayo

11 February 2019, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Investors from across North America, Africa, and Europe will gather for the first time, in Miami between February 25 and 27, 2019, to discuss energy projects, investment opportunities and build relationships within the international power community at this year’s Powering Africa Summit.

Organised by an international organisation that facilitates energy conferences and investment drive, EnergyNet Limited, the event will hold at JW Marriott Miami, will be co-located with the third Latin American Energy Forum, LAEF.

The summit will present an opportunity to engage and network with senior decision makers from professional services, financial institutions, developers, government’s representatives, technology provider, law firms, non-governmental organisations, and distribution companies.
There will also be answers to pressing questions challenging businesses in Africa. Participants will also meet with some of the solution providers behind many of Africa’s and Latin America’s energy projects.

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According to the Senior Marketing Executive, Partnerships, EnergyNet, Monique Bonnick: “Powering Africa Summit 2019 will address the needs of Latin America’s evolving energy sector as well as exploring the evolution of the region’s energy mix and the role of gas in supporting the increased use of nonconventional renewable. Investors from across North America, Africa, and Europe are expected to present energy projects, discuss investment opportunities and build relationships within the international power community.”

“The summit will host case studies and exclusive presentations on the Cerro Dominador 210mw solar project in the Atacama Desert in Chile by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Fernando Gonzalez and ‘Waste-to-energy: a niche in the energy mix’ by Wieland F. Uchdorf, Facility Engineer, Resources Recovery Facility, Department of Solid Waste Management, Miami-Dade Country,” she said.

The programme will also feature the United States Policy on Africa, US/Africa ministerial roundtable, gas policies and generation, the alliance between IFI and public sector utilities; FinTech — increasing efficiency and collections and off-grid energy access.

Accordingly, notable investors, delegates, speakers and government ministers will be on attendance, while 18 African countries from across North America, Africa, and Europe are expected to meet with the leaders of Africa’s energy sector to form partnerships, sign deals and move the industry forward.

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Key speakers expected at the event include: the Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa 50, Raza Hasnani; Country Programme Coordinator, Nigeria, United States African Development Foundation, Andrew Echono; Chairman, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Yusuf Abubakar; the Chief Executive Officer, Dell’Amore Consultants, Idris Mohamed; the Acting Director, United States Trade and Development Agency, USTDA, Thomas Hardy; the Director-General, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency, AMEE, Said Mouline; Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, KENGEN, Joshua Choge; Partner, DLA Piper, Joseph Tato; the Coordinator, Power Africa, Andy Herscowitz and the Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Dafe Akpeneye, among others.

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