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Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa


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Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa


Plus de 350 décideurs se réunissent pour discuter du développement financier de l'energie solaire en Afrique et concrétiser de nouveaux projets

L’Afrique est en train de s’imposer rapidement comme l’une des principales régions pour le développement de l’énergie solaire photovoltaïque dans le monde. L’abondance des rayonnements solaires, le besoin extrême (et grandissant) d’énergie avec 600 millions d’africains encore privés d’accès à des solutions modernes d’électricité et l’augmentation des engagements pris par les gouvernements du continent en matière d’énergies durables sont autant de facteurs qui expliquent l’intérêt croissant manifesté par les entreprises locales et les parties prenantes internationales. La conférence Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2018 rassemblera plusieurs centaines de représentants des banques de développement, des fonds d’investissement, des promoteurs d’énergie solaire, des producteurs indépendants d’électricité (IPP), des sociétés d’ingénierie « clé en main » (EPC) et d’autres intervenants du secteur de l’énergie solaire. Plus de 350 décisionnaires seront ainsi réunis pour participer à des discussions approfondies sur la manière de combler le déficit de financement du secteur africain de l’énergie solaire et faire aboutir les projets.

ORGANIZING PARTNER
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Édition 2018
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Plus de 350 responsables de haut niveau de la finance et du développement de projets 

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Des discussions approfondies dans le cadre de sessions distinctes sur le financement et le développement de projets solaires rattachés au réseau ou autonomes (hors réseau/mini réseaux)

Contacts garantis grâce à notre logiciel personnalisé, à des pauses interactives visant à nouer des relations et à plusieurs heures de networking

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Événement organisé dans l’une des villes phares de l’Afrique : Dakar, Senegal.

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Commercial & Industrial Solar in Sub-Saharan Africa

PAST WEBINAR /// April 30 /// 4pm CEST

The market of on-site solar for C&I customers has started maturing in Sub-Saharan Africa in the last few years. The dominant business model up till now is direct purchase, however, some companies are also offering financing options including PPA and rental & leasing. Join our upcoming webinar to learn about the main drivers of the C&I-solar market and about the current landscape of business players and business models.

  • A maturing C&I Solar Market, what are the drivers behind the uptake and where is project development happening?

  • The landscape of business players and business models: dominated by direct purchase, PPA’s on the rise? 

  • What are the barriers for faster market growth, and how to overcome these?

ANTOINE PRÉDOUR /// HEAD ENERGY DEBT - RESPONSABILITY
Antoine Prédour is Head of Energy Debt at responsAbility investments A.G, an asset manager in the field of development investments.

The Energy debt funds managed by responsAbility (Global Climate Partnership Fund and responsAbility Energy Access Fund) are financing small scale Renewable Energy (mainly off grid), Energy Efficiency and Energy Access projects either directly or through financial institutions in developing and emerging countries.

Antoine has over 15 years of experience in investments (debt & equity), business development, fund management and credit risk management. He has extensive knowledge of business practices in developing countries, including completing due diligence in more than 30 countries.

He holds a degree in business engineering from UCL Mons, a European master of Microfinance from Solvay Brussels School and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).
ANTOINE PRÉDOUR
HEAD ENERGY DEBT - RESPONSABILITY
TAKEHIRO KAWAHARA /// FRONTIER POWER SR ASSOCIATE - BNEF
Takehiro joined Bloomberg NEF in December 2012. After engaging in research and analysis for Japan’s renewable energy sector, he joined the Frontier Power team in February 2017. The team covers off-grid and weak-grid energy sector in emerging countries, including microgrids, solar-diesel hybrids, captive generation, and portable and short-term energy (eg., off-grid solar). He has worked on energy for telecom tower infrastructure and microgrid control systems within the team.

Prior to Bloomberg NEF, Takehiro completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden, and worked in Japan Science and Technology Agency.
TAKEHIRO KAWAHARA
FRONTIER POWER SR ASSOCIATE - BNEF
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Sponsors & Partenaires


Sponsors & Partenaires


SPONSORS & PARTENAIRES POSSIBILITÉS DE PARRAINAGE

Cette manifestation internationale de deux jours réunira plus de 350 décideurs de haut niveau du monde entier. 
 
Plusieurs possibilités vous sont offertes pour faire connaître et promouvoir votre marque auprès d’un groupe diversifié, mais spécialisé, d’intervenants locaux et internationaux de haut niveau comprenant investisseurs, financiers, promoteurs de projets, sociétés d’ingénierie EPC, producteurs indépendants d’électricité et fabricants

Options possibles:

  • Présentation personnalisée de votre marque et formules centrées sur le networking

  • Organisation de rencontres privées avec des intervenants clés

  • Visibilité dans le cadre de campagnes marketing en ligne et hors ligne

  • Possibilité de prendre la parole dans le cadre de présentations ou de tables rondes

  • Possibilité d’organiser une table ronde ou d’animer une table de repas lors de la conférence

  • Accès à des opportunités de contact sans équivalent avec un groupe ciblé

 

CONTACT

Pour toute question concernant les possibilités d’exposition et de sponsoring, veuillez contacter:

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Tom van Dorp
+31 10 3027906
t.vandorp@solarplaza.com

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Conférenciers 2018


Conférenciers 2018


ALESSANDRO ORTU /// HEAD PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - PHANES GROUP
Alessandro Ortu is the Head of Project Development, leading the Project Development Team for Phanes Group. He is responsible for overlooking the planning and implementation of the company's PV solar portfolio.

He brings a proven track record of managing PV solar projects in Europe, North and South America and in the MENA region from his experience as Project Manager – Renewable Energy Consultant at Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and consultancy company.

Alessandro has an advanced capability to execute due diligence studies, PV plant modelling, electrical design and plant performance assessment. He has conducted the review and discussion of international EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), O&M (Operation and Maintenance) and PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) for an extensive number of renewable projects worldwide (about 1 GW).

Expertise also includes construction and operation monitoring of wind and biomass plants. Furthermore, he also gained significant business and technical experience in the renewable energy market as Technical Director in Energy Corp, and as Project Manager in Solergy srl and SHAP spa.

He holds a Master’s of Electronic Engineering from Tor Vergata University (Rome, Italy), he has been Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA); he is a Chartered Engineer of the Italian Order.
ALESSANDRO ORTU
HEAD PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - PHANES GROUP
WELDON TURNER /// DIRECTOR, COO & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER - GIGAWATT GLOBAL
Weldon Turner was formerly the Director of International Equity Sales/Trading at Credit Suisse in New York, and has been a senior product manager at RCS Solar, a leading supplier of solar power plants in Europe and Africa. From 1994 to 1999, and from 1985 to 1992 he was a V.P. of Equity Sales/Trading at Salomon Brothers in New York. Turner has been on the Board of Advisors of Thorium Power Company and Portofino Equity Advisors. He has extensive experience in growing new companies; he managed GoldNames from 1999-2000, a domain name internet company, from inception to an organization with over 50 employees. He holds a BA in History and Political Science from Union College, NY, received his JD law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and his LLM from Thomas Jefferson Law School.
WELDON TURNER
DIRECTOR, COO & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER - GIGAWATT GLOBAL
MARINA PANNEKEET /// MANAGER ENERGY, SOUTHERN & EAST AFRICA - FMO
Marina Pannekeet is Manager Energy at FMO responsible for a team of professionals dedicated to investment in the energy sector in Africa, with a focus on countries in the East and Southern African region.

Marina obtained a university degree in Business Economics at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Before joining FMO, she worked in the maritime industry for almost 15 years where she fulfilled positions as (transport) economic, financial advisor and project manager.
Since joining FMO in 2005, Marina has been involved in various energy projects amongst others in Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa. In addition, she worked on various off grid related transactions with the latest being SIMA and SunFunder, two debt funds active in the off grid sector in the east African region.

Her professional interests focus on structuring debt and mezzanine transactions and managing a team of specialists. As such, she is involved in strategic projects related to providing access to energy and avoiding greenhouse gasses, in line with FMO’s mandate as a development bank.
MARINA PANNEKEET
MANAGER ENERGY, SOUTHERN & EAST AFRICA - FMO
PER VAN SWAAY /// SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - TCX
Per van Swaay joined TCX in 2010 and is responsible for TCX business development in Africa. Prior to TCX, Per worked in African project finance at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. Before moving into development finance, Per worked as a corporate lawyer in the Netherlands and the US. TCX is a special purpose fund to hedge the currency and interest rate mismatch that is created in cross-border investments between international investors and local borrowers in frontier and less liquid emerging markets.
PER VAN SWAAY
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - TCX
KARIM ASALI /// TECHNICAL DIRECTOR EUROPE & AFRICA - FIRST SOLAR
Karim Asali began his career in the renewable energy sector in 1987 focusing on CSP plants in the United States. He later joined ABB where he spent ten years in oil and gas and power plants design. Since 2000, Karim shifted his focus to develop PV business at companies such as Kyocera, Sharp and First Solar.

He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
KARIM ASALI
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR EUROPE & AFRICA - FIRST SOLAR
DESNEI LEAF-CAMP /// HEAD ACQUISITION, INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY - ENGIE
For over 16 years, Ms Leaf-Camp has been involved in “powering” the development of Africa through enhanced access to affordable capital and access to safe and reliable electricity. One of the forerunners in the IPP business in Africa, Desnei has worked for both IPPs and financial institutions raising over USD1.4 billion in financing for renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, plus an additional USD170 million for non-energy related projects.

Ms. Leaf-Camp, who is currently engaged with ENGIE in southern Africa, has also worked for the AES Corporation in the United States and Cennergi, a South African IPP. One of her most exciting projects was the initial development of the Bujugali Hydropower Project, Uganda’s first IPP and Africa’s largest privately developed and funded hydropower project.

Between her employment with AES and ENGIE, Desnei was a Development Banker, leveraging her sector and regional experience to deepen access to limited recourse financing for infrastructure projects. She kicked off this phase of her career in 2003 with the Development Bank of Southern Africa before joining the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2006.

Desnei holds a MBA in International Trade & Finance and a Masters of Arts Degree in International Development from the American University in Washington, DC.
DESNEI LEAF-CAMP
HEAD ACQUISITION, INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY - ENGIE
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Solarplaza Event Track Record


Solarplaza Event Track Record


SOLARPLAZA EVENT TRACK RECORD

En sa qualité d’organisateur professionnel d’événements sectoriels consacrés au solaire, Solarplaza a organisé 100+ événements dans 30+ pays du monde entier, allant de missions commerciales exploratoires dans des pays émergents à des conférences de grande envergure rassemblant plus de 450 participants.

 
Nous avons organisé avec succès des conférences spécifiques à certains marchés dans des pays du monde entier, comprenant notamment des marchés émergents tels que le Sénégal, l’Afrique du Sud, le Mexique, le Panama, l’Inde ou la Thaïlande. Nous organisons également de nombreux événements approfondissant des thèmes particuliers : séminaires consacrés au financement dans les pays en développement, conférences sur le financement participatif (crowdfunding) des énergies renouvelables ou certaines structures de financements particulières telles que les yield cos, manifestations plus techniques sur le fonctionnement et l’entretien ou la gestion des actifs.


Solarplaza a déjà organisé plus de 8 événements dans le continent africain:

  • The Solar Future Nigeria (Abuja, Nigeria)

  • Desert to Power Mission Sahel (Niger, Senegal, Mali)

  • Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

  • The Solar Future Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

  • Solar Finance Solutions Africa (Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud

  • Solar/Diesel Africa (Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud

  • Competitive Solar Solutions West Africa (Dakar, Sénégal)

“Parmi la myriade de conférences consacrées aux énergies renouvelables, celle-ci se distingue par la qualité de son organisation et le nombre de décideurs présents. Je suis heureux d’y avoir participé.” - Co-fondateur /// Gigawatt Global

“Un événement phare qui marque un cap dans l’avènement du solaire dans les pays en développement.” - Co-fondateur /// WakaWaka

“A su faire le lien entre promoteurs des marchés émergents et sources de financement occidentales.” - Directeur Exécutif /// nv vogt Singapore

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Le Dernier Contenu


Le Dernier Contenu


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À propos de Solarplaza


À propos de Solarplaza


À propos de Solarplaza


"Accélérer la transition vers les énergies durables pour un impact positif dans le monde"

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Nous contacter

Pour toute question concernant la conférence et son programme, veuillez contacter:

CHEF DE PROJET

Lydia van Os
+31 10 3027908
lydia@solarplaza.com

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Pour toute question concernant la conférence et son programme, veuillez contacter:

CHEF DE PROJET

Thomas Boersma
+31 10 302 7915
thomas@solarplaza.com

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Pour toute question concernant l’exposition et les possibilités de sponsoring, veuillez contacter:

RESPONSABLE DE COMPTE

Tom van Dorp
+31 10 3027906
t.vandorp@solarplaza.com

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Pour toute demande de renseignement concernant des partenariats médias ou des opportunités de marketing, veuillez contacter:
RESPONSABLE MARKETING

Irene Rodríquez Martín
+31 10 3027912
irene@solarplaza.com

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À Propos de la GOGLA


À Propos de la GOGLA


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À PROPOS DE LA GOGLA

GOGLA is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry. Established in 2012, GOGLA now represents over 140 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Our services assist the industry to build sustainable markets and profitable businesses delivering quality, affordable off-grid electricity products and services to as many customers as possible across the developing world.

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We believe that with the right support, the off-grid solar market can scale to provide affordable solar power products and services to provide electricity to the 1 billion people currently living without energy by 2030, in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7. Off-grid solar products and services are also a solution for the estimated 1 billion people with weak grid connections.

The off-grid solar industry needs to deliver quality, affordable products and services to households, businesses and communities in challenging developing markets. It’s a sector that requires coordinated support, the right partnerships, resources, and services to help its businesses scale sustainably and at speed in these complex environments.

What we do?

We support our members with the following services: 

  1. Market intelligence, building an understanding of market opportunities and impact.

  2. Knowledge-sharing and networking through events and communications.

  3. Advocacy, for building enabling policy and investment.

  4. Creating industry standards and guidelines e.g. quality assurance and consumer protection.

 The industry’s impact

The off-grid solar industry transforms lives and is making a lasting economic, social and environmental impact. The products and services provided by the industry are reducing CO2emissions, improving health and education, creating jobs and income opportunities and helping consumers save money.