|ORGANIZING PARTNER /// FMO|
|FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 47 years. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. To that end, FMO invests in businesses, projects and financial institutions, by providing capital, knowledge and networks to support sustainable growth. We do this with the ultimate goal of empowering people to apply their skills and improve their own quality of life.
We invest in over 85 countries, supporting job creation and income generation and improving people’s lives in those parts of the world where this makes the biggest difference. Our role extends beyond financing, as we help businesses to operate and grow transparently in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We invest in sectors where we believe our contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness.
Through our approach, we aim to demonstrate to other investors that strong financial returns and positive impact in developing countries and emerging markets can go hand-in- hand. Our success in higher-risk markets provides them with the confidence to get on board allowing us to mobilize more funding for our clients.
FMO was founded in 1970 and is a public-private partnership, with 51% of our shares held by the Dutch State and 49% held by commercial banks, trade unions and other members of the private sector. FMO has a triple A-rating from both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.
|MEDIAPARTNER /// AFRICAN ENERGY|
|African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.
African Energy’s work is based on the foundation of experienced staff analysts – African Energy has been produced by the same lead team since its launch in 1998 – and a network of correspondents and sources across more than 40 African countries.
|African Energy Website|
|MEDIAPARTNER /// ASPIRE AFRICA|
|Aspire Africa is a digital platform committed to promoting African synergy! What is behind African entrepreneurship? Who are the movers and shakers of the continent? What are the challenges they have successfully overcome? How are they making positive contributions towards collective growth and sustainability of the richest continent on Earth? What is the source of inspiration that drives them? These are some of the questions, successes, and stories that we are aiming to showcase to our audience. We seek to present exceptional business journalism by profiling CEO’s, entrepreneurs, leaders and innovative companies to discuss business strategy, expert opinion, analysis, emerging trends, leadership and growth opportunities covering African achievement that our subscribers and readers will find highly engaging and valuable.|
|Aspire Africa Website|
|MEDIAPARTNER /// AFRICAN BUSINESS CENTRAL|
|African Business Central (“ABC”) is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general. ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience.|
|African Business Central Website|
|MEDIAPARTNER /// ESI AFRICA|
|ESI Africa is the journal and news portal of choice for Africa’s energy and power utility market. Established in 1996, the editorial team covers trending topics in generation, renewables, future power, finance & policy, research & development, transmission & distribution and metering – sifting through the noise to deliver the tale of Africa’s energy transformation. ESI Africa publishes five editions per year, an annual Elites publication, and daily newsletters distributed readers across Africa and abroad thus offering the ideal platform to engage with the industry at large. Visit our website for more information or contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591 for available branding opportunities.|
|ESI Africa Website|
|MEDIAPARTNER /// PHOTON|
|PHOTON is the largest and oldest independent publisher worldwide in the field of solar electricity production. PHOTON’s publications cover the solar world with in-depth, independently researched articles written by our own staff of editors from around the world.
Headquartered in Germany since 1996, we are the most renowned and completely independent solar magazine publisher dedicated to applying a critical approach to journalism. There is a strict separation between our editorial teams and advertising department to ensure a journalistic environment free of the influences of public relations. Our independent reporting is exactly what appeals to our readers.
|MEDIAPARTNER /// SUN-CONNECT|
|Sun-Connect News is provided since 2010 by Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation Sun-Connect News is the leading news platform for the decentralized solar energy industry in developing countries. We provide news, articles, company and country information as well as background information for the off-grid industry worldwide. Our weekly newsletter provides free informational service for more than 9,000 recipients. The target audience includes companies (manufacturers and distributors), investors and finance institutes, NGOs, practitioners, and state facilities worldwide.|
|MEDIAPARTNER /// ARE|
|The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association that promotes a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century, activating markets for affordable energy services, and creating local jobs and inclusive economies.
ARE enables improved energy access through business development support for its Membership along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies.