Africa Energy Forum to welcome Africa’s power sector leaders to Denmark

Kristian Jensen meeting Philip HammondKristian Jensen meeting UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond. (Image source: Foreign Office/Commons)The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 7-9 June in Copenhagen, Denmark it has been announced

The decision to host the forum in Denmark was made in order to capitalise on the investment potential of Nordic countries into Africa and to showcase the technologies being utilised across the region, which could potentially be transferred to African nations. 

Denmark's minister for foreign affairs, Kristian Jensen, said “This is a big accolade for Denmark, and a good platform for promoting Danish companies’ involvement in Africa’s energy industry. The arrangers have selected Denmark because of our unique experiences of investing in sustainable energy in African countries such as Kenya and South Africa, and we are proud to be a showcase… we use public sector development money to raise capital from pension funds, foundations and private companies for energy projects in developing countries, not least in Africa." 

In its 19th installment, AEF 2017 will bring together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward.

AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African. In addition, five major energy deals and mergers were announced at AEF 2016 in London from organisations including Harith General Partners, Africa Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, Mainstream Renewable Power and USTDA, demonstrating the role of the conference as a platform for industry developments.

More information on the event can be found here

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