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Powering Africa: Summit

Powering Africa: Summit

January 27-29, 2016

The Powering Africa: Summit in Washington DC is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure opportunities across the continent, and to engage key decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.

This year’s summit will focus on the successes of the private sector including America’s private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds.

Following the recent announcement of The African Growth and Opportunity Act, giving sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to US markets for certain goods, trade relationships will also be an important focus at this year’s meeting.

Representatives from the IFC, World Bank, AFDB and BRICS-New Development Bank will discuss case studies and the routes to increasing project bankability.

The agenda will also look at infrastructure development and new power development opportunities, distributed power/off grid technologies, gas to power projects, technology showcase and small scale projects to watch in Africa.