We design events to create a variety of opportunities for our network members, from initiating business, to skills and knowledge development. Our events are conferences, webinars and training workshops, centred around our thematic areas. We draw on the power existing within of our network to provide thought leadership and technical training that meets best practise and international standing. Our mantra is there is power in partnerships and this is evident through our events.
Designed for the global electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK provides 5 days of networking opportunities, consisting of 2-day conference as the focal event, 3 workshops, 2 supplementary masterclasses, multiple case studies, expert views, and valuable insights on market outlook.
Meet your industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage with top industry players from around the globe. With the vast range of participants at this exclusive event, learn about the success strategies and pitfalls of well-known power projects, through our intense case studies. With valuable insights on policy & regulations, technology innovations for generation / transmission / distribution, environmental impacts, fuel supply sources, renewable / hydro / nuclear / gas to power developments, power trading, IPP projects, investment & financing, power contracts & negotiations and many more from C-level expert speakers & attendees, POWER WEEK is certainly an event not to be missed!
6 reasons why you should not miss this electricity & energy show
Premium networking - Unrivalled networking and exchange of experiences across 20+ countries
Distinguished speakers - The world’s best practitioners and industry leaders sharing insights
Practical masterclass - 5 comprehensive workshops & masterclasses over 3 weeks led by an unparalleled faculty of facilitators
Comprehensive conference - 20+ educational presentations reflecting your most concerned business issues
Business opportunity - A celebration of the best technologies and innovations
Understand the market - Learn what has actually worked based on case studies from the region and beyond
This year’s conference will address cutting edge topics with Real Examples and Case Studies including:
main conference (8 - 9 November 2016)
pre-conference workshop A: Energy Market Investment (7 November 2016)
post-conference workshop B: Mastering Renewable & Alternative Energies (10 November 2016)
post-conference workshop C: Mastering Power Contracts & Negotiations (11 November 2016)
add-on masterclass D: Power Purchase Agreement (1 - 4 November 2016)
add-on masterclass E: Gas/LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation (14 - 18 November 2016)
List of expert speakers from best industry players in the world
Wong Tin Song, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA), Malaysia
Chuah Kee Heng, Managing Director, SP Services (Singapore Power), Singapore
Abdullah Al Shehri, Governor, Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia
Wouter Van Wersch, President & CEO, GE ASEAN, Singapore
Stephen George Lewis, President, Voith Hydro, China
Phumzile Tshelane, CEO, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), South Africa
Christopher Huang, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong
Constant Van Aerschot, Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Singapore
Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Lembong, Director, Business Development, Adaro Power, Indonesia
Shaharul Farez bin Hassan, Executive Vice President, Malakoff Corporation, Malaysia
Shigeru Muraki, Former Vice Chairman, Tokyo Gas, Japan
James Allan, Director, Frontier Economics, Australia
Kiran Jethwa, Managing Partner, Fumase, Malaysia
Kamilah Kasim, Partner, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore
Jo Ryan, Economist, Frontier Economics, Australia
Lim Wen Bin, Director, Power & Utilities, KPMG, Singapore
Andrew Koscharsky, Director, Energy, RCMA Group, Singapore
William Byun, Managing Director, Asia Renewables, Singapore
Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President, DNV GL Energy, Singapore etc.
POWER WEEK provides a great opportunity to network and create new business partnerships that would boost your business. Meet your industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage top industry players from around the globe. POWER WEEK is certainly an event not to be missed!
To register/sponsor/exhibit, please contact:
Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the discussion:
LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/POWER-WEEK-6985809
Official Website: www.power-week.com
1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016
Agrobiodiversity includes all components of biological diversity relevant to food and agriculture: the varieties, breeds and populations of useful plant, animal, and fish species and the diversity of insects, microbes and other species that are part of production systems. Human-mediated co-existence in diverse agro-ecosystems around the world has shaped, and sustained the unique structures, processes, functions and their economic value. With the advancement of societies and nations, the available food and nutrition basket has expanded globally due to exchange and effective use of available agrobiodiversity. Considerable loss of genetic diversity has occurred over the last few decades, demanding urgent action to research and conserve available genetic resources for posterity. In the process, National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), International Research Centers under the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have made significant efforts for conservation but it continues to remain a major challenge. Currently about 800 million people suffer from insecure food supplies and malnutrition globally. Although, the Green Revolution, led to considerable reduction in the poor and undernourished people, yet hidden hunger persists and affects over two billion people worldwide. Recently, the United Nations has renewed commitment to push the sustainable development agenda, in which food, nutrition and environmental security figures as the key sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Capacity building, trained human resource and partnerships, to research and adopt new technological options is imminently required for meeting the future demand of new varieties and breeds in agriculture through fast track germplasm use. Increased and targeted use of genetic resources is needed to cope with changed production environments, stress, etc., in climate change situations. Increased diversity in agriculture production systems, including their sustainable intensification will buffer capacity to cope with increased environmental instability. Efficient and sustainable agrobiodiversity management also requires functional convergence of global policy and regulatory frameworks [United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (NP-ABS), Aichi Targets 2011-2020; Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.] shaping biodiversity, food and agriculture, climate change and trade related mechanisms.
The above agrobiodiversity-centric issues would be addressed through in-depth deliberations involving researchers, intellectuals, regulators, policy makers, farmers, NGOs, donors, philanthropists, and other stakeholders on a common platform in the Congress. A system-wide approach is proposed for the deliberations which may reflect both in situ and ex situ conservation, use and sustainability of agrobiodiversity, including plants (crops, horticulture, agroforestry), animals, fish, insects, microbes, etc.
Organizers and Sponsors
The Congress has been jointly conceived and being organized by:
- Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR)
- Bioversity International,
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
- Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority (PPV&FRA)
- National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)
- Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS)
- National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
- M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
- Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (ISGPB)
Co-sponsors of the Congress include many partners such as:
- International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT),
- International Centre for Research in Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
- International Centre for Research in Dryland Areas (ICARDA)
- Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT)
- Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
- Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI)
- German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
- Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI)
- Provide a common platform to share experience and knowledge on the sustainable conservation and use of agrobiodiversity.
- Critically evaluate the current research and systems of management and use of agrobiodiversity and to assess the preparedness for meeting short- and long-term requirements of humanity.
- Identify and prioritize research areas that require greater inputs and thrusts for better management of agrobiodiversity.
- Strengthen capacity and build new partnerships to help manage agrobiodiversity worldwide.
- Agrobiodiversity for Food, Nutrition and Ecosystem Services
- Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and Farmers' Rights
- Quarantine, Biosafety and Biosecuirty Issues
- Conservation Strategies and Methodologies
- Science-led Innovation for Agrobiodiversity Management and Sustainable Use
- Capacity Building and Strengthening Partnerships
- New thinking on the sustainable management and use of agrobiodiversity through interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and opinions among various stakeholders.
- A roadmap to enhance food, nutrition and health security by optimal utilization of agrobiodiversity while protecting agro-ecosystems and landscapes.
- Mainstreaming agrobiodiversity related issues into global discussions to ensure fair access, benefit sharing and sustainable use.
- Developing a network of partnerships to strengthen agrobiodiversity management systems at the national, regional and global level.
- Develop a 'Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management' as a vision document to execute the above-mentioned action plan.
Agrobiodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Nutition, Environment Security
iPAD Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum
In close partnership with Rwanda Energy Group Limited, this 2-day conference will allow you to rub shoulders with key decision makers as it aims to attract energy sector stakeholders and investors to Kigali for the purpose of highlighting development opportunities within Rwanda. Supported by case studies and presentations, growth strategies and market data, iPAD Rwanda aims to develop conversational led investment meetings.
iPAD Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum is a perfectly timed opportunity for investors and developers to explore Rwanda’s untapped energy potentials and investment incentives. By bringing together international stakeholders, financiers, industry experts and valuable insights from the national utility and government.
This conference will demonstrate the business friendly climate and the future of Rwanda’s power and infrastructure sectors; the Electricity Access Rollout Programme (EARP) is expected to increase electricity access from the current 16% to 70% by 2017 with a global estimated investment capital of US$3 billion to achieve the planned generation 563MW.
Introducing a clear strategy with ambitious generation targets while promoting new power concessions, and transparent policies that will provide reliable power operations and infrastructure finance to guarantee a low risk environment for foreign investors and project developers.Website Register Contact
Rwanda, Infrastructure, Energy
GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016
London will once again play host to GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference on October 5-6 2016, bringing together high-level participants from across the trade finance community for topical discussions and unrivalled coverage of the African trade, export, infrastructure and commodity finance markets.
The event will offer timely updates through analytical conversations and insightful case-studies with the aim to develop strategies for growth across different parts of the African region.
Dedicated networking sessions will be held through-out the two days allowing delegates the chance to become re-acquainted with old contacts and foster new working relationships with those keen to do business across Africa.
We have secured a limited amount of corporate passes (available for exporters, importers, distributors, manufacturers, producers and traders of physical goods only) these passes will be available on a first come first serve basis. All other online registrations receive 15% discount with code: ECOAFRICA15. Please keep in mind that these offers are not available in conjunction with any other offers and are eligible for new registrations only.
In order to register for the corporate passes, or for any questions, please contact Elisabeth Spry at email@example.com, or visit the GTR website. All attendees must be registered prior to the event.Website Twitter Multimedia
Larger and more in demand than ever, Global Trade Review (GTR) returns to London on October 5-6 for the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016
Sustainable Investment Forum
“The finance sector will make the difference... you cannot build what you do not finance- you are the architects of the future”Christiana Figueres, Executive Director, UNFCCC (UN Investor Summit, January 2016)
The Sustainable Investment Forum, organized by Climate Action, will unite 300 stakeholders from national and regional government, international finance, private industry and carbon management sectors for a day of high level discussion and debate during New York Climate Week.
The appetite for sustainable investment is growing…
- The UNEP Inquiry concluded that $53 trillion needs to be invested to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement
- Ban Ki-moon has urged global business leaders to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn a year by 2020
- The Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition aims to scale green bond investment from $40 billion to $1 trillion
The Sustainable Investment Forum will progress the dialogue on the development of effective public- private funding mechanisms for scaling low carbon innovation and the way in which they can to come together to achieve the aims of the Paris agreement.
30 industry leaders will address the following topics:
- Developing climate-friendly investment portfolios
- Private sector support for low carbon technology development
- Scaling green finance mechanisms
- Towards consistent carbon markets and pricing
- Cities and regions as drivers of change
- Measuring and standardizing green mechanisms
Who will be there?
International, national and state level policy makers
- PRI and UNEP-FI
- State treasurers
- Regional sustainability bodies
- Large private sector organizations
- Corporate venture capital
- Small innovative firms
- National financial institutions
- Green banks
- Asset Owners
- Pension funds
- Property firms
- Asset Managers
- Commercial banks
- Development banks
- Other green bond issuers
- ESG providers
- Carbon market trading platforms and project developers
NGOs, associations and institutions focused on:
- 55% US
- 35% Europe
- 10% other (mainly Latin America/ other North American)
Social media: Twitter: @Climate_Action_ #SInv16
East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC)
"There is no one size fits all approach to developing geothermal. It's an amazing source of base load, renewable energy, but we have to take a realistic approach to how it's developed" – this is according to Amanda Lonsdale, Institutional and Commercial Development Advisor for the East Africa Geothermal Energy Facility (*EAGER). During the upcoming East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi in September, Amanda is the moderator of the geothermal development conference track.
*EAGER was established by the British Department for International Development (DFID) to facilitate the development of geothermal energy for power generation and other uses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.
Focus on geothermal
The EAPIC conference and exhibition takes place for the 18th time this year and is expected to gather more than 2000 visitors from more than 30 countries, including from the region’s leading power utilities, large industries and investors as well as dozens of technology and service providers who will showcase their products at the KICC in Nairobi from 21-22 September. During the conference, there will be a strong focus on geothermal, including sessions on geothermal business models for the region, financial de-risking and a look at critical factors for an enabling environment for geothermal development.
"Estimated geothermal potential in the region is more than double the current peak demand, so the potential impact is significant" says Amanda Lonsdale. She adds: "geothermal does have to compete with traditionally less expensive energy sources such as hydro and gas for its position in a country's base load, so it's unlikely to become the dominant source for base load power, but it could displace more expensive, less clean sources".
She continues: "my vision would be to jumpstart geothermal development in the region through a series of smaller projects that can be quickly developed and financed to show early success to governments and developers, increase interest and investment in further development."
As moderator of the geothermal conference track at EAPIC Amanda Lonsdale’s message will be that: "there is no one size fits all approach to developing geothermal. It's an amazing source of base load, renewable energy, but we have to take a realistic approach to how it's developed, taking into account (first and foremost) the resource itself, the regulatory regimes, and technical and financial capabilities of the countries. People need to educate themselves about geothermal, and to listen to experts who have successfully developed projects in the past."
More EAPIC conference programme and speaker highlights include:
- Inspirational Leadership Keynotes:
- Smart Africa: Leading Technological Transformation
Jesse Moore, CEO, M-Kopa, Kenya
- Determined leadership fast tracking a powerful and sustainable East African economic bloc
- Libérat Mfumukeko, Secretary General, EAC East African Community, Tanzania
- Kwame Parker, Executive and Regional Head Power and Infrastructure East Africa, Stanbic Bank, Kenya
- Energy Saving Procurement Contracts
Hellen Odegi, CEO, Skylon Group & Board Member, KEPSA Energy and Security Sectors, Kenya
- Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) Master Plan – Reaping the Benefits of Regional Power Integration
- The EAPP Ten-Year Strategic Plan and Road Map
Lebbi Changullah, Secretary General, EAPP, Ethiopia
- Regional power integration - funding power generation and large scale regional projects
Ana Hajduka, CEO, AfricaGreenCo, UK
- Country spotlights
Moderator: Ayuli Jemide, Executive Chair, Advisory Board, Project & Transaction Resources (PTRL)
- Country Investment Focus – Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi
- Country Investment Focus – Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda
- Country Investment Focus - Djibouti, South Sudan, Eritrea
- Closing session: What does the Future Hold for the East Africa Energy Market?
Chairperson: Albert Butare, Former Minister of State for Energy, Water and Communication in the Republic of Rwanda and CEO of Africa Energy Services Group, Rwanda
- Eng. Isaac N. Kiva, Director, Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, Kenya
- Victoria Cuming, Head of Policy – Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), UK
As in previous years of this long running, flagship event in the region, EAPIC has already secured impressive industry support, including from Lucy Electric, a global secondary distribution leader in the electricity sector, who are this year’s platinum sponsor. "EAPIC presents the perfect opportunity to showcase our products, services and leading expertise to one of our key growth markets’ says Phil Dingle, Lucy Electric’s marketing director. Gold sponsors that have signed up so far for this year’s event are Poweroad Africa and Stanbic Bank.
EAPIC is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. Other flagship events in Spintelligent’s power portfolio on the continent are African Utility Week, the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), iPAD Rwanda Power & Mining Investment Forum and iPAD Cameroon Energy & Infrastructure Forum.
EAPIC dates and location:
Pre-conference Masterclass: 20 September 2016
Conference and exhibition: 21-22 September 2016
Site visits: 23 September 2016
Event location: KICC, Nairobi, KenyaWebsite Register LinkedIn
iEcoAfrica network members and subscribers get 10% discount on conference passes to all Spintelligent events. This is on top of the early bird discounts (15%-30%) that we offer our normal delegates.
Uganda-UK Investment Convention
The theme for this year is 'Why Invest in Uganda Now?'. The event will feature a fantastic line up of distinguished Speakers and Panelists from diverse businesses and organizations across East Africa, including Prime Minister of Uganda, Sudhir Ruparelia, Chairman-The Ruparelia Group, Emmanuel Katogole, CEO - Cipla Quality Chemical, Dr. Simon Kagugube, Lord Popat, Uganda Trade Envoy, Eversto Kayondo, Chairman, KACITA Uganda, Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, Prince Junju Crispin Suuna Kiweewa and many more speakers will share how they have taken a regular company from obscurity to massive success.
The Ugandan Convention is holding its 6th event in London on the 10th Sept 2016 at Troxy-London. It has become the only trade and investment forum attracting the largest gathering of Ugandans and investors in UK. The Ugandan UK Convention, a Trade and Investment Forum, has now become firmly established as an annual event in the UK.
The theme of the Convention is "Why Invest in Uganda Now? Enhancing Investment for Job and Wealth Creation". Uganda continues to record remarkable economic growth. According to the latest report by the Centre for International Development (CID) at Harvard University, Uganda’s economy is projected to grow at an average annual growth projection of 7% over the next decade. At this growth rate, Uganda is projected to be the fastest growing economy in the Africa Region, and among the top 4 fastest growing economies in the world behind India at 7.9%.
The Convention addresses the essential need-to-know topics most prevalent to Uganda, such as opportunities within the priority sectors; infrastructure development, Power & Energy, Health-care, Agriculture & Agri-business, Real Estate, tourism, increasing intra-regional trade and developing risk mitigation strategies through collaborations and private equity, and VC finance access.
The theme for the Forum could not have been timelier, as Uganda is enduring high economic growth. Despite the positive growth outlook, Africa still faces an annual funding deficit of $31 billion for electrical power alone, while some donor countries have been falling short of their international commitments. This is an indication of trade and investment opportunities to fill the deficit gap. And given the rapid growth of the Ugandan population—three-quarters of the population are below the age of 30 years—coupled with the fact that the youth are getting better educated through higher access to primary and secondary education, a stronger focus on job creation for this cohort of people cannot be overemphasized.
The Forum 2016 will therefore highlight key aspects of the following thematic discussion areas:
- What are the key opportunities available when venturing into this highly lucrative space
- What strategies, techniques and tools needed to succeed doing business in Uganda
- The role of Ugandan women in sustainable economic development
- Bilateral trade arrangements between UK and Uganda
- Increasing UK's exports and attracting UK investment into Uganda
- Agribusiness in Uganda; food security and value addition
- Youth Entrepreneurship: Uganda’s key to prosperity for all
- Case studies and challenges doing business in Uganda
The focus on these issues will help provide a wider platform for stakeholder participation and emphasize the critical issues in each area.
Women and youth entrepreneurship and empowerment will be taken into consideration as cross-cutting issues in the discussion of all the areas mentioned above.
Website Register Videos of previous events
2016 Sustianable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Global Dialogue
The SSE 2014 Global Dialogue in the Palais des Nations in Geneva held on 14 October 2014 as part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014
Held once every two years, the SSE flagship Global Dialogue is a unique global gathering designed to bring together market leaders to analyse, promote and foster communication on stock exchanges’ sustainability initiatives. Attracting speakers and audience members from around the world, the SSE Global Dialogue has become the main global platform for convening dialogue on sustainable capital markets.The 2016 Global Dialogue will build on the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the outcomes of the United Nations Paris Summit on Climate Change (COP21). These two agreements have led to a new Global Sustainable Development Agenda, which is further strengthened by the 2016 G20 China presidency Green Finance Study Group. The 2016 SSE Global Dialogue will provide a platform for stock exchanges to meet with their peers and stakeholders to evaluate the impact of new global sustainable development and green-finance policy agendas on capital markets.
Key questions to be addressed:
- What implications will the new sustainable development goals have on capital markets, and how can stock exchanges, investors and companies contribute to their implementation?
- How can stock exchanges help to achieve effective ESG disclosure and promote transparency with the aim of creating value for listed companies and attracting investors?
- How can stock exchanges effectively foster new types of green finance products such as low carbon indices and green bonds?
Hosted alongside the PRI in Person, an annual meeting of investors, the dialogue will welcome a high-level roundtable of speakers from stock exchanges, regulators, investors, companies, ministries and international organizations as well as around 150 observers.
Stock exchanges will demonstrate progress, while highlighting challenges and opportunities that can benefit from policy innovation. Market participants share experiences which can assist exchanges and their regulators in their efforts to better incorporate sustainable development into capital markets.
SSE VIP Lunch*
*Participation is by invitation only
Participation in the Global Dialogue is limited to high-level capital market leaders, such as CEOs of stock exchanges, heads of investment agencies and listed companies, policy makers, regulators and heads of UN agencies. Participants in past Global Dialogues have included:
Policy Makers and Regulators
Chairman of the Securities Commission of Brazil
Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission
Chairman of the Securities and Exchanges Board of India
Senior Advisor, Financial Supervisory Service of the Republic of Korea
Chairman of the Superintendency of Securities Markets of Peru
Former Chairman, US Securities and Exchanges Commission
Vice Chairwoman, State Securities Commission of Vietnam
Member of European Parliament
CEO, BM&FBovespa (Brazil)
Chairman, Shanghai Stock Exchange (China)
President, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (China)
Executive Chairman, Egyptian Stock Exchange
CEO and Managing Director, Bombay Stock Exchange (India)
CEO and Managing Director, National Stock Exchange of India
CEO, Japan Exchange Group
President and CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Chief Regulatory Officer, Bursa Malaysia
CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange
CEO, Lima Stock Exchange (Peru)
President, Stock Exchange of Thailand
Chairman and CEO, Borsa Istanbul (Turkey)
Vice Chairman, Nasdaq (USA)
Chairman and CEO, Hanoi Stock Exchange (Vietnam)
CEO, Hochiminh Stock Exchange (Vietnam)
Investors and Listed Companies
CEO, Aviva Group
President & COO, Moody’s Investors Services
President, Banco do Brasil DTVM
President, Public Investment Corporation, South Africa
Chair, Hermes Focus Asset Management
CEO, Beltone Financial
Deputy CEO, Ethos
Managing Director, Triodos Bank
Associate General Manager, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co.
Please sign up to our mailing list to be informed when registration is open to the public. If you have been invited to speak at this event, you are not required to register, but please ensure you have confirmed your participation with the SSE team.
The SSE Global Dialogue takes place alongside PRI in Person, which does have a fee. For more details on this event, please visit the PRI’s website here.Join our mailing list PRI's Website
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
30 August - 2 September 2016, Johannesburg
1 - 4 November 2016, Singapore
There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout Africa urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming and strengthening today’s electricity sector. These include the latest models in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.
This 4-day comprehensive workshop gives you clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation, of designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy, through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets. Case Studies will include real examples from Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. Furthermore, cases stimulate independent thinking and discussion among participants.
Benefits of Attending
- LEARN about all the essentials of different PPAs
- NEGOTIATE fair and sustainable PPAs
- STRUCTURE successful PPAs based upon your own company’s risk profile and risk allocation needs
- EXPOSE to the frontiers of international experience in IPP development
- LEARN theory and practice of pricing and tariff design
- ANALYSE the relationship between Public, Private, and Government sector
- PERFORM a policy and risk analysis of PPA contracts
- EXPLORE a PPA relationship with EPC, O&M, Fuel Supply, and Interconnect Agreement
- GAIN the tools and models in directing your country’s electricity transformation and market design plans
- IMPROVE your awareness of the common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid in today’s private power investments
- LEAD successful power project finance transactions
- IDENTIFY how financial derivatives can be used as an effective hedge of financial and electricity market based risks
“Excellent! There are many interesting topics which cover almost all relevant issues in electricity market, such as market reform and PPA negotiation. And the speaker is simply great.”
- Head of PPA Section, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
To register/enquire, please contact:
Infocus International Group
Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Programme Registration
Power Purchasing Agreement
World Water Week in Stockholm
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. This year, the theme is Water for Sustainable Growth. It is also the 20th jubilee of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. In 2015, over 3,300 individuals and close to 300 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week.
Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.
Download PDF Thematic Scope Water for Sustainable GrowthRegister Programme and Theme About SIWI
Project Financial Modelling
"Developing the knowledge and skills to create and analyse fi nancial models on a consistent and focussed basis"
Today, Financial Modelling is uniquely challenging. Even the most carefully structured deals can face difficulties in attracting sufficient funding from international and local investors. More than ever, project developers, equipment suppliers, bankers and other credit agencies and investors must be properly equipped to analyse and explain the risks and prospects for a project’s future performance.
Therefore, this course is designed to help delegates build a financial model to best practice standards for project finance. The general logic and overall approach will be demonstrated; then you will step through developing a model: handling inputs, building detailed calculations and creating final outputs. You will then learn how to sensitise the model to understand how changes in assumptions affect the business results and viability.
Over 4 intensive days, you will learn modeling techniques from a highly experienced expert in the field, and you will develop a framework for recognising and analysing qualitative and quantitative risks. You will also understand how Excel models are used to assess debt capacity, cover ratios, NPV, investment returns and other metrics common to attractive deals.
Benefits of Attending
- Examine structuring and best practice in financial modelling
- Learn how to build models to accommodate change
- Evaluate funding structures and cash flow waterfalls that fit your commercial model
- Develop an integrated modelling approach with balance sheets and P&L statements
- Analyse using the outputs of the model – ratios, sensitivity analysis, scenarios to make effective decisions
- Understand key risks and learn the mechanisms for risk mitigation
- Apply knowledge in interactive and realistic case study to highlight what leads to success, and what leads to failure!
“The most resourceful financial modeller I have worked with.”
-Sam Borelli, Operations & Project Development Manager
Project Financial modelling
Presentation of IMANI's Fiscally Reckless Index of MDAs, Boards of Public Corporations, Polytechnics and Pre-University Institutions Between 2012-2014
Governments have a social contract with their citizens to provide social infrastructure among other public goods and improve their economic wellbeing. However, the rehearsed mantra is that most governments are saddled with scarce resources amidst mounting socioeconomic needs.
Surely one will be surprised to find out that between 2012 and 2014 alone, a total of GHS 5,940,767,187.09 ($1.6BN) was officially reported missing or misused among 19 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, 18 Public boards and institutions which fall under 18 Ministries, 10 Polytechnics and Pre-University Educational institutions in 10 regions of Ghana. $1.5 bn can end Ghana’s perennial electricity poverty. It can double the economic value of Ghana’s second capital city, Kumasi. It can free Ghana of all donor support in the delivery of good drinking water. Donors have been taking up 80% of our water bills for some time now.
The story is not different from previous years. Annual reports released by the Auditor-General’s department have negatively cited several Ministries, Department and Agencies for consistently being fiscally reckless with very little evidence of punitive sanctions meted out to culpable agencies or their principals. The overwhelming conclusion from these unfortunate accounts is that there is enough money in Ghana to finance development in education, health and create jobs if we are fiscally prudent. The socioeconomic agenda for the country will be grossly undermined if these fiscal improprieties are left unanswered.
It is in this vein that IMANI in partnership with Oxfam in Ghana, as part of the project named “Citizen’s Demand for Efficient Public Financial Management”, humbly invites you to the outdooring of a composite report, that amongst others, analysed and ranked Ministries, Departments and Agencies in terms of their fiscal imprudence.
It is hoped that this index will bring to light another leg of shame and arouse positive public angst against the apparently passive behavior of the Auditor-General and get his office into responsibly applying the constitutionally mandated sanctions of surcharging or disallowing odious monetary decisions.
Beyond this important exercise, we need to confront the following questions:
a. Do we need a fiscal responsibility law? Don’t our laws have enough teeth?
b. Has the Auditor-General ever audited all procurement of services within the public sector?
c. How serious has the Auditor-General been in exercising its power to surcharge and disallow suspicious transactions?
d. Are we doing enough to prosecute public officers found culpable in cases of malfeasance?
e. Could we be better off weaning many public agencies off the national budget once proven they can sustain themselves from their internally generated revenues?
The event will also be used to launch several advocacy initiatives of other CSOs with their specific policy asks into an elections campaign drive that Oxfam America and partners have dubbed CITIZENS DECIDE.Website Live Streaming Link
IMANI Africa have kindly agreed to share this content with iEcoAfrica Network members
United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange Executive Dialogue on Green Finance
The sustainable development agenda culminated last year with the UN climate summit (COP21) where world leaders demonstrated the necessity for collective action on climate change. The momentum of this global agreement carries over to 2016 which sees the launch of the G20 Green Finance Study Group and the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) industry-led disclosure task force on climate-related financial risks. Together these initiatives indicate the growing importance policy makers now place on the finance community’s contribution to the global climate agenda. The SSE Executive Dialogue on Green Financewill address key elements of the new global agenda on green finance, and evaluate what role stock exchanges can play at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Key questions to be addressed:
- What challenges and opportunities does the global green finance agenda pose to capital markets worldwide, and what does this mean for Stock Exchanges?
- What green finance products are having the greatest impact, and which products can stock exchanges best support?
- What impact will the new green finance agenda have on the alignment of the financial and real economies?
- How will stock exchanges be expected to support this new agenda?
- High-level UN officials
- CEOs of stock exchanges, listed companies and investors
- Heads of regulatory bodies
- International experts on green finance
12:00-14:00 Executive Luncheon
15:00-15:20 Welcome Address and Key Note
15:20-17:40 Interactive Roundtable
Please sign up to our mailing list to be informed when registration is open to the public. If you have been invited to speak at this event, please confirm your availability and the SSE team will assist you in the registration process.
The SSE Regional Dialogue takes place as part of the 2016 UNCTAD World Investment Forum. For more details on this event, please visit the World Investment Forum website.
World Investment Forum
The World Investment Forum 2016
World Investment Forum 2016 will continue to serve as the global forum for inclusive dialogue and policy formulation on investment-development needs at the highest level, bringing together investment partners to discuss challenges, opportunities and policy solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
Providing a meeting place to shape development solutions, exchange ideas, forge partnerships andlaunch actions, World Investment Forum 2016 will facilitate engagements and effective networking through a rich diversity of high-profile events.
Why You Should Participate in World Investment Forum 2016
World Investment Forum 2016 will allow you to:
- Engage with investment stakeholders to help shape an effective, inclusive and fair agenda for change
- Create strategic partnerships and expand your network
- Learn how you can be part of a global “New Deal”
- Discover what the changing development agenda means for your business
There are no fees for this United Nations event, but registration is required. Please stay tuned for event details, or subscribe to the World Investment Forum mailing list to stay informed.
The Spintelligent Training Academy
Our quality trainers, practical and cutting edge course content and latest learning methodologies merge, to deliver best in breed training workshops.
The Spintelligent Training Academy is a new division under the Spintelligent brand which offers both public courses and In-house training solutions covering a variety of topics within the power sector. Please visit our website for a list of public courses.
Discounted training registration for iEcoAfrica network members and subscibers. All members will benefit from a 20% discount on in-house training course registration, 10% discount on public courses. Sign up to our community or organisation network here
Training, Knowledge, Enhanced Competitiveness, Industry Best Practice
The Elsevier Foundation-TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme
The Elsevier Foundation - TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme supports visits of distinguished scientists in sustainability to institutions in developing countries, especially those in the 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The programme aims to provide institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially those with limited outside contacts with the opportunity to establish long-term links with world leaders in sustainability and further build capacity in their countries. *Please note: only persons who are experts in the field of sustainability will be considered for the programme.* The visit should provide a minimum stay of two weeks at the host institution. The sponsoring organization, through TWAS, will provide the visiting expert with the most direct economy-class travel (round-trip).More information About TWAS
African climate change and environmental reporting awards (ACCER) 2016
The third edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (ACCER 2016) has been launched. The competition aims to recognize and reward excellence in environmental journalism at all levels of society.
Over a period of seven weeks, (8th March – 26th April 2016) citizen as well asprofessional journalists and other media practitioners from across Africa may submit entries demonstrating how their work has practically enhanced access to environmental information, built climate change resilience or changed the way societies “do business.” After the online submission process, finalists will be announced at the sidelines of the United Nations Environmental Assembly - UNEA - (23rd – 27th May) and enrolled in an intensive training program, the ACCER Awards Finalists Academy (TAAFA).
ACCER Awards are open to citizen or professional journalists working in any medium, and will recognize excellence in the following categories:
- Environmental Journalist of the Year
- Emerging Young Journalist
- Photographer of the Year
- ACCER Blogger
- Documentary of the Year
- Environmental story of the year
- Francophone Journalist of the Year
- Unique angle of the year
An independent judging panel of eminent professionals with backgrounds in: Journalism, Environmental Science, Academia and Climate Change Research and Advocacy will choose finalists for each of the categories. The winners will be unveiled at the gala night on the eve of the World Environment Day (June 5, 2016). The entire process will be audited to ensure it is fair and transparent.
Wanjohi Kabukuru, one of the ACCER Awards 2016 judges says that environmental journalists have what it takes to move environmental stories from the back and feature pages to the front page. “This can be achieved by sourcing stories deeply as environmental stories touch on other issues such as economic, health and politics,” He added.
The ACCER awards are coordinated and implemented by Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) with support from a number of partners among them the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Christian Aid, the Government of Sweden, and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) among others.
For more information, visit the awards website: http://www.accerawards.com/ or contact:
Malowa Oduol - email@example.com/ +254 721 818 015
Muthoni - firstname.lastname@example.org/ +254 720 95 88 15Apply Award Categories Gallery
Africa, Climate change, Environmental, Reporting
5th GRI Global Conference 2016
Empowering Sustainable Decisions
The 5th GRI Conference will create an inclusive platform to inspire and engage a truly global network of sustainability leaders.
African Utility Week Industry Awards: celebrating African projects and people solving the continent's energy challenges
"For Bokpoort winning the African Community Project of the Year award not only recognises our dedication towards dealing with socio-economic issues in the areas we invest in, but also encourages us to do more. The Bokpoort Project has spent over ZAR1.6-billion in local content through the project alone. This, with the focus on high local employment, has transformed the economy of the area.”"- Nandu D Bhula, CEO Acwa Power SolAfrica Bokpoort CSP Power Plant, southeast of Upington, South Africa and winners of the African Utility Week Industry Award for African Community Project of the Year in 2015.
This year's African Utility Week Industry Awards will once again honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent. The third edition of the awards takes place on Wednesday, 18 May, during the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa at the CTICC in Cape Town. Categories vary from Power Utility of the Year Award, Clean Energy Project of the Year to the Future Leader Award and Power or Water Woman of the Year.
These prestigious industry awards will be presented during a gala dinner welcoming 700 of Africa’s most distinguished power and water industry professionals to recognise those that represent a benchmark of excellence for the industry. Entries for nominations for the awards close on 11 March and the public is invited to nominate themselves or colleagues and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the sector.
Last year's winners included City Power’s Sicelo Xulu, who was named Utility Executive of the Year, eThekwini won Municipality of the Year while retailing giant Ackermans won the award for the Clean Energy Project of the Year. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr Lawrence Musaba, Coordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool in Zimbabwe.
Awards focus on achievements
Lucy Electric South Africa, experts in secondary distribution solutions, are platinum sponsors for African Utility Week and are also returning award sponsors. Rick St John, Regional Director for Lucy Electric says "I am looking forward to personally presenting the Power Utility of the Year Award during the evening".
Another returning sponsor for the awards is silver sponsor Kamstrup. "The African Utility Week Industry Awards focus on achievements,” says Petrus Van Heerden, Country Manager of Kamstrup in South Africa, "and how utilities are part of the solutions to the challenges the communities in Africa are facing.”
He adds: "we have sponsored the event for several years, and find that we get optimum exposure and improved awareness to our brand. Of course, Kamstrup is proud to be associated with a best in class award, but just as important is that we send an important message to the stakeholders on what is required to be world class."
Other leading names in the utility industry that are also awards sponsors are Powertech (lead sponsor) and Accenture.
The esteemed panel of judges that will decide on the winners includes:
• Charles A. Hemba, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Niger Delta Support Programme, Water and Sanitation Component, Nigeria
• Wim Jonker-Klunne, Programme Director, Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP) Programme, South Africa
• Carl Kachale, Director, Trade Finance in Sub-Sahara Africa, CITI, Malawi
• Ronoh Kibet, Geothermal Project Engineer, KenGen, Kenya
• Lungile Mashele, Energy Specialist, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
• Nathan T. Moore, Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Tanzania
• Joseph Ndegeya, Business Development Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
• Paul T. Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria
• Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa, South Africa
African Utility Week Industry Award 2016 categories:
• Lifetime Achievement Award
• Power Utility Executive of the Year
• Water Utility Executive of the Year
• Power Utility of the Year
• Water Utility of the Year
• Clean Energy Project of the Year
• Pioneer in Project Finance – NEW CATEGORY
• Community Development Project of the Year
• Future Leader Award – NEW CATEGORY
• Energy/Water Efficiency Project of the Year
• Power/Water Woman of the Year
More information about the awards and how to nominate a person or project is available here: http://www.african-utility-week.com/awards
The 16th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and trade exhibition returns to Cape Town from 17-19 May 2016 – gathering some 6000 engineers, stakeholders and solution providers from around the globe.
The event will feature 250 exhibitors, 250 speakers, a six stream strategic conference, a free-to-attend technical conference on the expo floor, three high-profile keynote sessions, technical site visits and the coveted industry awards gala dinner.
The trade exhibition will be free when registering in advance and showcase water and energy saving technologies and services for the industry and feature hands-on demonstrations and CPD-accredited technical workshops on the exhibition floor.
African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa are organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. The event forms part of a global energy event series, including European Utility Week, Australian Utility Week, Asian Utility Week and Latin American Utility Week. Other African flagship events in Spintelligent’s power portfolio are East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC), West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), iPAD Rwanda Power & Mining Investment Forum and iPAD Cameroon Energy & Infrastructure Forum.
Dates for African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa 2016:
Conference and expo: 17-19 May 2016
Awards gala dinner: 18 May 2016
Site visits: 20 May 2016
Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone: +27 21 700 3558
Mobile: +27 82 562 7844
Sustainable Extractives Forum: how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty
As extraction continues to take place in ever more remote geographies, low commodity prices persist and expectations for responsible business practice continue to grow, the sustainability challenges faced by the extractives sector have arguably never been greater. With this in mind, Innovation Forum will be bringing together leading experts in the field representing corporations, investors, NGOs, government and academics for a two-day event focused on solutions and strategy.
Senior Executives from the likes of Anglo American, Statoil, Tullow Oil, Arcelor Mittal, Rio Tinto, IPIECA, DFID, Total, World Economic Forum, International Alert, Oxfam, Greenpeace and Credit Suisse, among many others, are confirmed to attend.
Innovation Forum would like to offer all iEcoAfrica members a 15% discount on the ticket price. Just quote IF15 when registering here. Or get in touch with Innovation Forum directly – Natasha.email@example.comRegister Online Website Venue
Agritech Expo to gather Zambias farming community in Chisamba again to focus on agri successes and challenges
“It is so important for the farming community to get together to discuss the current challenges and share success stories in the sector” says Liam Beckett, Event Director of the Agritech Expo, which is Zambia’s leading outdoor agriculture exhibition. “This year we look forward to welcoming some 15 000+ farming professionals, from emerging, to small holder to commercial farmers, and agri experts, in Chisamba in April”, Liam adds, “it is a unique opportunity for them to share best practice, get training, test and try out new products and technologies and brainstorm about current challenges such as productivity and competitiveness as well as the effects of current adverse weather conditions.”
Last year’s Agritech Expo, which is owned by the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU), drew more than 11 700 visitors, including the country’s President Edgar Lungu, the Vice President, Mrs Inonge Wina, the Zambian and German Agri Ministers and many other dignitaries and agri experts.
Continue to innovate
Says Liam Beckett: “Agritech Expo has been embraced by the Zambian farming community from the get-go and in our third edition from 14-16 April 2016 we will continue to innovate and offer our partners and visitors more technology, demonstrations, free workshops and specialised zones to learn and opportunities to do business. We will have 130 exhibitors, including some of the leading international suppliers to the agriculture industry, 20 live crop trials and 11 machinery demonstration fields. There will also be an extended Livestock Zone, an Irrigation Zone, an SME Business Zone, 4x4 Test Track, a Sprayers Arena and technical and practical workshops for emerging farmers as well as a VIP Business Lounges for commercial players.”
He continues: “energy is a constant challenge in this sector and we want to show the farming community the different options that there are available at Agritech Expo’s exciting new “Energy Park”. We listen to what the sector needs and pride ourselves in servicing the needs of the entire agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighbouring countries.”
Taking place at the GART Research Centre in the heart of Zambia’s agri community in Chisamba, Agritech Expo enjoys great support not only from government but also from the agri sector. Already Zanaco (Zambia National Commercial Bank) has confirmed that it is returning as the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of the event. Other big names in the farming sector that will be at Agritech Expo are AFGRI, who are Platinum Sponsors, and Action Auto, JCB, John Deere, SARO and Zamseed who are all gold sponsors.
Meanwhile, more than 540 students and 17 teachers at the Golden Valley Basic School in Chisamba, Zambia are already reaping the benefits of the Agritech Expo Outreach Programme that was launched last year. The school is situated on the GART Research Centre where the annual expo takes place, and the event organisers decided to raise funds to assist the school with much needed building renovations, equipment supply and management of the school’s farm. The Outreach Programme is an on-going project and the next phase is already underway.
Website Twitter LinkedIN
Agritech Expo is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.