Introduction to the Powering Africa: Summit

Introduction to the Powering Africa: Summit

The 4th Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) took place from 28th February - 2nd March 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit welcomed over 370 investors to Washington DC from across North America, Africa and Europe to present energy projects, discuss investment opportunities and build relationships within the international power community.

What to expect
The Summit features a diverse programme of panel discussions, workshops, sponsored seminars, networking functions & exhibition of vetted solution providers. It is the essential platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. 

Outcomes of the 2018 Summit

2018 Summit saw robust attendance and a keen appetite from some of the industry’s most credible investors, developers and public sector officials despite expectations of a more challenging year. 

Over the course of the two days, the Summit gave all participants an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Ministers and Senior Government Officials from across Africa and the U.S., providing a clearer vision on the ever-changing current climate and path forward for the industry. 

It was an honour for us to hear from the following ministers:

  • H.E. Hon. Antonio Belsa da Costa, Secretary of State of Energy Affirs, Angola 
  • H.E. Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda 
  • H.E. Hon. Salim Alio Ibro, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Somalia 
  • H.E. Hon. William Aidoo, Deputy Minister for Power, Ministry of Energy, Ghana 
Outcomes of the 2018 Summit

Find out what our delegates think about the Summit

The Powering Africa: Summit is the annual meeting place for North American decision-makers to meet with the leaders of Africa’s energy sector to form partnerships, sign deals and move the industry forward.

Download the Post Show Report

Find out more about the sessions, speakers, attendees and themes from last year's Powering Africa: Summit by downloading the Post Show Report