LONDON, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The 18th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will welcome 2,000 investors to London from 22-24 June to draw on the existing UK-Africa trade relationship and take advantage of the expertise and experience of UK companies. The Africa Energy Forum is an annual conference designed as a meeting place for decision-makers active in Africa's power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
According to EY's 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey, in recent years the UK has overtaken the US to become the biggest foreign investor into Africa. South Africa remains the UK's largest trading partner in Africa, followed closely by Nigeria.
Nick Hurd, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, Government of the United Kingdom will speak on a session focusing on UK-Africa partnerships. Hurd will be joined by UK speakers from Fieldstone, Barclays Africa, CDC Group, Globeleq, Norton Rose Fulbright, EleQtra, InfraCo Africa and PwC to examine why Africa continues to remain a top investment destination for the UK, taking a look at the success stories of established investors.
503 companies to date have registered for AEF, which is set to welcome 7 African Ministers of Energy, 10 heads of utilities and 11 heads of regulators from over 35 African countries to the UK's capital this June.
The Forum aims to connect senior-level power developer and investors in order to drive forward developments in global M&A activity to develop Africa's power sector.
The Africa Energy Forum is open to c-suite investors and power developers with a vested interest in Africa's energy and industrial sectors.
EnergyNet has been producing investment forums and executive dialogues for Africa's power sector for the last 18 years - in Europe, the USA, China and across the African continent.
We work with 23 different governments and national utilities to facilitate investment summits where international investors can build relationships with credible African public sector stakeholders to advance access to power.
Our team spend over 220 days a year travelling to meet stakeholders across Africa, so relationships and investor insights are both our business and our passion.
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Dates: 22-24 June 2016
Venue: London Intercontinental O2
Contact: Amy Offord - Marketing Manager
Twitter: #AEF16 @EnergyNet_Ltd