Venue: Vineyard Hotel & Spa
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Register: Powering Africa: the Finance Options
Description: The 8th Annual Powering Africa Finance Options Meeting is an executive briefing designed for CEOs and senior-level directors active in the energy, finance and consulting sectors and involved in the financing of projects across Africa. The meeting will get to the heart of the issues and opportunities surrounding project finance, allowing participants to directly engage with key decision-makers over the course of the concentrated 2 day retreat. A closed debate under Chatham House rule provides the perfect setting for dynamic and uninhibited discussions which provide a comprehensive overview of the policies and reforms currently influencing investment into Africa’s power sector in 2014.
As Africa’s power sector continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, so does the appetite of global investors looking to invest in Africa. Private equity investments into Africa were up by 136% in 2013 (with a huge chunk of that going to power and infrastructure projects), pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are also increasingly looking into long term power projects to fund and lenders are working hard on developing debt financing models to keep up with Africa’s power market.