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Event Date Mon Feb 25 EST - Wed Feb 27 EST (almost 3 years ago)
Location JW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Region Americas

The 4th Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) took place from 28th February - 2nd March 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit welcomed over 370 investors to Washington DC from across North America, Africa and Europe to present energy projects, discuss investment opportunities and build relationships within the international power community.

What to expect
The Summit features a diverse programme of panel discussions, workshops, sponsored seminars, networking functions & exhibition of vetted solution providers. It is the essential platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.

Who will I meet?
Powering Africa: Summit welcomes over 340 investors from across North America, Africa and Europe to present energy projects, discuss investment opportunities and build relationships within the international power community. The summit is an essentail platform for North American decision-makers to meet with the leaders of Africa’s energy sector to form partnerships, sign deals and move the industry forward. Engage and network with senior decision makers from the below industries:​
• Professional Services
• Financial Institutions
• Developers
• Government
• Technology Provider
• Law firms
• Distribution


2019 Speakers

Ebipere Clark
Special Assistant (Energy) to the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Alex Okoh
Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Nigeria

Eric Mwangi
Economic Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Jared Othieno
Ag. CEO and Managing Director, Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC)

Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation and International Business Development

Jonathan Amoako-baah
Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ghana

Shiferaw Telila
Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU), Ethiopia

Sasanka Thilakasiri
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change & Energy, Oxfam America

Mohamed Rafique Jusub
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Moçambique Telecom (TMcel)

Hardeep Anand
Deputy Director, Miami-Dade County

Desmond Alufohai
Snr. International Trade Coordinator, Economic Development & International

Hon. Ladoris Harris
Founder & CEO, Jabo Global

Mohsin Seedat
Interim Chief Operation Officer, iGas

Astrid Hernández
President, Grupo Energía Bogotá

Doug Moorehead
President, FlexGen Power System

Jason Harlan
Chief Executive Officer, Fieldstone

Tunde Gbajumo
Deputy Chief of Party, Nigeria Power Sector Program, Deloitte Nigeria

Joseph Brandt
President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board Member

Fernando Gonzalez
Chief Executive Officer, Cerro Dominador

Samuel Z Alemayehu
Co-founder and Managing Director, Cambridge Industries

James Shepherd
Chief Executive Office, Altaaqa Global Energy Services

Lisa Pinsley
Director, Energy, Actis

Karim Megherbi
Director of Business Origination, Access Power

Sean Long
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Endeavor Energy Holdings

Rosanety Barrios Beltrán
Former Head of the Industrial Transformation Policy Unit, SENER, Mexico

Subha Nagarajan
Managing Director, GE Capital

Terence Govender
Chairperson, STASA and SAREC

Claire Nelson
Rwanda Lead, Power Africa

Katie Auth
Acting Energy Office Director, Power Africa

Vibhuti Jain
Head of Financial Solutions - Senior Project Finance Advisor, Power Africa

Sam Slaughter
Chief Executive Officer, PowerGen Renewable Energy

Adam Terry
Director: Due Diligence, EMEA,, UL

Heather Lanigan
Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agement

Katrien Hinderdael
Power Africa Country Manager for East Africa, U.S. Trade and Development

Shannon Roe
Country Manager, West Africa Region, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Alexander (Sandy) Oppenheim
Chief Executive Officer, Vital Capital

Raza Hasnani
Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa50

Andrew Echono
Country Program Coordinator- Nigeria, US African Development Foundation

Thomas R. Hardy
Director (Acting), U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Yusuf Abubakar
Chairman, Kaduna Disco, Nigeria

Saïd Mouline
Director General, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE)

Nomfundo Maseti
Full-Time Regulator Member responsible for Piped Gas Regulation

Marlena Hurley
Director of Political Risk Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corp.

Jacob Modise
Chairman, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

H.e. Honorable Aziz Rabbah
Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco

Erik Bethel
Executive Director, The World Bank Group

David Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Dafe C Akpeneye
Commissioner, Legal, Licensing & Compliance, Nigerian Electricity Regulations

Anthony Molle
Lead Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Financial Structuring & PPPs

Jonathan Nash
Head of Agency and Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Joshua Choge
Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, KENGEN

Idris Mohamed
CEO/Founder, Dell’Amore Consultants

Joseph Tato
Partner, DLA Piper

Lynn Tabernacki
Deputy Vice President SME Finance & Head of Global Energy, OPIC

Andy Herscowitz
Coordinator, Power Africa

H.e. Irene Muloni
Minister for Energy, Mines and Minerals, Uganda

Karén Breytenbach
Director, IPP Office South Africa

2018 Past Speakers

Rentia Van Tonder
Head: Power, Corporate And Investment Banking, Standard Bank

Helen Tarnoy
Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd

Jonathan Nash
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Moctar Toure
Special Advisor To The President, The Presidency Of The Republic Of Ma...

Monica Maduekwe
Renewable Energy Program Officer, Ecree

Dr. Alfred O Ahenkorah
Executive Secretary, Energy Commission Of Ghana

Ayodeji Odeji
Chief Executive Officer, Protergia Nigeria Ltd

Wayne Glossop
Business Development Manager, Wartsila

Roger Price
Executive Chairman And Chief Executive Officer, Windlab Limited

Joshua Choge
Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Kengen

Ralph Fairbanks
Managing Director, Transaction Services, K&m Advisors Llc

Paul Kunert
Chief Executive Officer, Joule Africa

Kamran Khan
Chief Executive Officer, Infra-tech Capital

Tom Coogan
Power Africa & Region Iii Director, Usadf

Hynd Bouhia
Chief Executive Officer, Global Nexus

Moe Shaik
Energy And Investor Advisor, Independent, South Africa

Idris Mohamed
CEO/founder, Dell’amore Consultants

Paul Hinks
Chief Executive Officer, Symbion Power

Joseph Tato
Partner, Dla Piper

Maduna Ngobeni
Director, Ipp Office South Africa

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors


• altaaga global

• Manitoba

• Association for Borderless Renewables
• Dii

• African Review

• AfCD
• AFRICA outlook
• allAfrica
• Alternative Energy
• CR
• InfraPPP