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Investors to discuss financing options for Africa’s power projects

by Robin Okuthe
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The eighth annual finance options meeting is scheduled for October 30, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The principal pan-African executive briefing will host senior-level directors and CEOs to get to “the heart of the issues and opportunities surrounding the financing of power projects within Africa.”

According to EnergyNet Ltd, the program will focus on a series of open discussions chaired by regional experts focusing on key trends including the development of IPP programmes, financial frameworks and regulatory environments.

EnergyNet Ltd also noted: “As Africa’s demand for power generation continues to outstrip supply, the question of how to finance the future of Africa’s power sector looms large. Prospective investors must fully understand the latest developments in Africa’s finance sector in order to launch successful projects and build long term relationships with local government.”

“Confirmed speakers will include Karen Breytenbach, Head: IPP Office, National Treasury, South Africa, Moremi Marwa, the CEO of Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange, Peter Ballinger, the Director of U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Centre, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and Waziri Bintube, Chief Financial Officer, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, who will present regional perspectives and case studies to open the floor for discussion,” added EnergyNet Ltd.

Karen Breytenbach

Other confirmed speakers include Eric Olo, Head Corporate Finance and Business Strategy, North South Power; Zubair Suliman, Senior Investment Manager, DEG- Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH; Tshepo Mahloele, Chief Executive Officer, Harith General Partners*; Alastair Campbell, Managing Director, Vantage GreenX; Keith Martin, Initiavie for Risk Mitigation in Africa, African Development Bank; Sakkie Leimecke, Head: Energy, Nedbank Capital; Martin Kavanagh, Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Finance; Herbert Smith Freehills, Brigette Baillie, Partner; Webber Wentzel, Professor Anton Eberhard, Management of Infrastructure Reform & Regulation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and Kamran Khan, Vice President of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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