The 21st Africa Energy Forum takes place from 11-14 June 2019 in Portugal, providing a platform for important energy projects to be reviewed and showcased in front of international investors
Part of this theme will recognise the increasing role of women in the sector, as mobilisers in small communities and industry influencers running the brightest and boldest companies in the energy space across the globe.
The organisers have therefore invited a diverse group of industry shapers, aiming to moderate all 56 panels of the Forum. This commitment will take the diversity ratio of female participants past 25 per cent for the first time, up from nine per cent in 2012.
Managing Director Simon Gosling commented, “The Forum’s shift to Lisbon has been warmly welcomed by the government of Portugal who continues to put partnerships, knowledge and technology transfer and economic opportunities firmly in the hands of all that welcome them. This is especially true in the exciting Lusophone countries who are seeing massive investment in their natural resource and electricity sectors.”
The Africa Energy Forum welcomes a wide range of credible and proven public sector decision makers from all corners of the world, with about 46 per cent African nationals and 21 per cent of total delegates being leading public sector policymakers. Mozambique, Angola, Cote D’Ivoire, Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Ethiopia will showcase their latest projects and investment opportunities in this closed networking environment which has earned the reputation of ‘not only being the greatest Africa energy forum, but the greatest energy forum in the world’.
A ‘project successes guide’ is expected to present projects closed more than the last 18 months. This will provide insights into how projects reached financial close and what it took to achieve that goal.
Other highlights include a pre-forum football tournament, the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative ‘University Challenge,’ where four teams from African universities compete to take on an industry panel in the closing session of the Forum, major announcements and intimate one-on-one meeting opportunities.