PROGRAM /// DAY 1
1 November 2016
UNLOCKING SOLAR CAPITAL AFRICA - DAY 1

08:00 - Registration and welcome coffee



08:45 - Word of welcome

SESSION 1 - AFRICA IN THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

09:00 - Plenary Keynote
Going Further, Faster - Together

RACHEL KYTE
CEO /// SE4All

09:15 - Plenary Keynote
Investment Trends in the African Solar PV Market

VICTORIA CUMING
HEAD OF POLICY /// BNEF

09:35 - Plenary Opening Panel
Market opportunities and Bankability Issues in Africa: Setting the Stage

- Energy Roadmap and outlook for Africa
- What are the Drivers of the Market Underneath the Trend Lines
- Outlook and strategies for LCOE levels
- Future Gamechangers with Impact

MODERATOR
CHRISTOPHER MARKS
SR ADVISOR /// AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
JOHN MUDANY
CFO /// KENGEN
ANDREAS ZELLER
MANAGING PARTNER /// OPEN CAPITAL ADVISORS
NICOLE POINDEXTER
CEO & FOUNDER /// ENERGICITY
10:15 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by: Energy Access Ventures

SESSION 2A | ON-GRID


11:15 - Opening Words

MICHAEL SCHMELA
EXECUTIVE ADVISOR /// SOLARPOWER EUROPE


11:20 - Keynote Speech



11:30 - Supporting African Renewable Energy Markets -The RECP

MICHAEL FRANZ
TEAM LEADER /// RECP


11:45 - Panel Discussion
Love me tender? Deconstructing the tender model and assessing its value in Africa

- Keys to developing and executing a successful tender process
- Catalyzing the growth of PV through large-scale tender schemes and available support mechanisms
- Local content requirements and competitivity
- Regulatory, business and development implications
- Assessing the sustainability of competitive bidding prices

MODERATOR
MICHAEL SCHMELA
EXECUTIVE ADVISOR /// SOLARPOWER EUROPE
ARNAUD BRAUD
INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE SPECIALIST /// WORLD BANK
ROMAIN DESROUSSEAUX
DEPUTY CEO /// NEOEN
GULNARA ABDULLINA
GENERAL MANAGER AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST /// JINKO SOLAR
CHRISTIAN WRAY
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// JCM CAPITAL

SESSION 2B | MINI-GRID


11:15 - Status of the minigrid marketspace in Africa
- Insights into the current market position of minigrids in Africa
- Overview of the Region
- Market trends and their impact
- Challenges for mini-grids
- Collaboration between mini-grids & SHS

SHASHANK VERMA
HEAD OF ADVISORY SERVICES /// ENERGY 4 IMPACT
COURTNEY BLODGETT
PROGRAM OFFICER IMPACT INVESTMENT TEAM /// VULCAN


11:35 - Panel Discussion
Evaluating the Business Case for Minigrids

- Where, when and why is a mini-grid the better solution than an on-grid connection or single solar home systems?
- Towards a Commercial Business Model: minigrids as an asset class, Getting to Economies of Scale
- Leveling the Playing Field Through Regulation: the Role of Subsidies (stay or go?)

MODERATOR
ANDREW REICHER
CHAIRMAN /// BERKELEY ENERGY AFRICA
RIK WUTS
CO-FOUNDER & VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// POWERHIVE
MUREFU BARASA
MANAGING PARTNER /// EED ADVISORY
DIRK MÜNCH
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PERSISTENT ENERGY CAPITAL
MANSOOR HAMAYUN
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// BBOXX

SESSION 2C | OFF-GRID
UNLOCKING MAINSTREAM CAPITAL FOR THE OFF-GRID SOLAR SECTOR

11:15 - The role of development finance institutions
- Debt guarantees, credit enhancements or first loss capital for local banks
- Debt facilities backed by multilateral institutions
- Blended finance structures with high risk and low return expectations

CHRISTINE EIBS SINGER
DIRECTOR GLOBAL ADVOCACY /// POWER FOR ALL


11:35 - Panel Discussion
What is the path to expanded commercial finance for the sector, including significant lending from local banks?

- How can debt be made more accessible and affordable in a sector with a short track record?

MODERATOR
CHRISTINE EIBS SINGER
DIRECTOR GLOBAL ADVOCACY /// POWER FOR ALL
THOMAS DUVEAU
HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// MOBISOL
SUSANNE KERN
VP SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS /// DEUTSCHE AM
NED TOZUN
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// D.LIGHT
LENA BERGLÖW ELM
SR. ADVISOR LOANS & GUARANTEES /// SWEDISH EMBASSY
ANDREW GITHAIGA
SR. RELATIONSHIP MANAGER ENERGY /// JAMII BORA BANK
12:30 - NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3A | ON-GRID



14:00 - ElectriFI: Investments that bridge the gap between grant and commercial funding

ARJAN VISSER
INVESTMENT OFFICER /// ELECTRIFI


14:20 - Panel Discussion
Solar 2.0: PPAs with Large Non-governmental Electricity Consumers. How to Efficiently Structure Bankable Deals?

- Opportunities and Challenges Dealing with Commercial and Industrial Offtakers
- Effective Risk Allocation in Offtake Agreements
- Financing: Standalone Project Financing vs. Back-levered Financing of Project Portfolio

MODERATOR
MARC NORMAN
LAWYER /// CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP
MATTHEW TILLEARD
MANAGING PARTNER /// CROSSBOUNDARY
JEREMY CRANE
CEO /// YELLOW DOOR
RAOUL ILAHIBAKS
SR ASSOCIATE RENEWABLE ENERGY /// RESPONSABILITY
IRA GREEN
MANAGING PARTNER /// GG ENERGY

SESSION 3B | MINI-GRID



14:00 - Panel Discussion
Unlocking Capital for Minigrids

- Bridging the funding gap: Obtaining early stage capital for minigrid projects
- Using public funds to mobilise commercial capital
- Innovative financing mechanisms

MODERATOR
DANIEL SCHRÖTH
COORDINATOR SE4ALL AFRICA HUB - AFDB
HERTA VON STIEGEL
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIR/// ARIYA CAPITAL
RICHARD GOMES
HEAD OF POLICY AND ADVOCACY /// SHELL FOUNDATION
JACKSON MUTONGA
PROJECT ADVISOR MINIGRIDS /// GIZ
SURESH SAMUEL
MANAGING DIRECTOR AFRICA /// OPIC


14:45 - Company Spotlight
(African) solar start-ups get the chance to present their companies to the audience

MORWESI RAMONYAI
CCO /// THE SUN EXCHANGE
MATTHEW MCSHANE
REGIONAL MANAGER EAST AFRICA /// TRINE
EMILY MODER
VP OPERATIONS /// STEAMA.CO

SESSION 3C | OFF-GRID
BUILDING A PIPELINE OF FUNDABLE COMPANIES IN THE OFF-GRID SOLAR SECTOR ACROSS THE CONTINENT

14:00 - Spotlight on start-ups
Dynamic young companies making a mark on the African off-grid solar sector will share their experiences on raising funds as early stage companies.

KUNLE ODEBUNMI
CO-FOUNDER /// ARNERGY
ERIC KARININGUFU
FOUNDER /// 3E POWER
SAM ENIOJUKAN
CEO /// PAYSOLAR
WILLIAM PONELA
CEO /// ZONFUL ENERGY
MARIANNE WALPERT
FOUNDER /// SIMUSOLAR


14:30 - Panel Discussion
Spreading success: How can we move beyond a few big winners to increase the number of deals taking place and ensure that funding is available across the continent?

- How to ensure local companies and entrepreneurs are part of the game?
- How to address the mismatch in ticket size on offer and that demanded by companies?
- How to spur innovation through grant funding, challenge funds, prizes and business competitions?

MODERATOR
ARTHUR ITOTIA NJAGI
PROGRAM MANAGER LIGHTING AFRICA /// IFC
LESLEY MARINCOLA
CEO /// ANGAZA
LAWRENCE RIUNGU
PORTFOLIO MANAGER /// ACUMEN
MICHAEL GERA
MANAGING PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER /// ENERGY ACCESS VENTURES
PATRICIA SAFO
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLARKIOSK GHANA
15:15 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

15:45 - Round Table Sessions
More information on the round table sessions will follow soon.

16:45 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 4

17:15 - Closing Session - High Level Perspectives on Future Electricity Services

MODERATOR
PEPUKAYE BARDOUILLE
SR. ENERGY SPECIALIST /// IFC
THOMAS GOTTSCHALK
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// MOBISOL
PAUL PAN
GENERAL MANAGER /// HUAWEI FUSIONSOLAR SMART PV BUSINESS IN MEA

17:30 - Closing Networking Drinks

Sponsored by KFW DEG


18:30 - Networking Dinner
For participants specifically registered for the dinner
Sponsored by Oiko Credit

PROGRAM /// DAY 1