On November 29 to 1 December 2017, Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, The 'Gas Options North and West Africa Summit' and The 'Africa Renewable Energy Forum' will assemble some of the most active national and international public and private stakeholders to forge partnerships, finalise deals and glean the most important developments taking place in Africa's energy and power sector.
Travelling to Casablanca to join these high-level discussions, the Forums have confirmed the participation of 5 Ministers of Energy including:
Honourable Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
H.E. Honourable, Patrick Eyogo Edzang, Minister of Water and Energy, Gabon
H.E. Honourable Minister Maliki Alhousseini, Minister of Energy and Water, Mali
H.E. Honourable Jorge Seguro Sanches, Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal
Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo, Deputy Minister for Power, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
H.E. Honourable Senator Tsitsi Muzenda, Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe
With the support and attendance of high level experts from Cheniere, Siemens, Shell, White & Case, Wärtsila, Clarke Energy, Karpowership, DBSA, DLA Piper, ENGIE, Fieldstone Africa, Jinko Solar, ACWA Power and Alfanar, the Gas Options: North and West Africa Summit and the Africa Renewable Energy Forum will collaborate with distinguished experts such as Amina Benkhadra, Director General, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), Leila Farah Mokaddem, Country Manager of Morocco, of the African Development Bank, Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie, Director, Head of Morocco, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Koffi Klousseh, Director of Project Development, at Africa50, Rafael Huarte, Lázaro, Director, International Gas Union (IGU), and Khalid Berradi, Chief Operations Officer, of OCP Policy Center.
Some of the most pressing topics to be discussed will include, what is the long-term commitment of the private sector in making renewable energy profitable and affordable, What new technologies are promising to change the course of renewable energy development, should Governments and DFIs be developing more guarantee and risk mitigation instruments and the potential of the Gas IPP procurement programme as an anchor for industrial growth.