Introduction to the Powering Africa: Summit

Introduction to the Powering Africa: Summit

The 4th Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) will take place from 28th February - 2nd March 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

The annual Powering Africa: Summit is a 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. 

In 2017 the Powering Africa: Summit welcomed 500 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. This year’s Summit will return to the Marriott Marquis in Washington from 28th February – 2nd March 2018.

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.

Outcomes of the 2017 Summit

Last year’s meeting 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 Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee , as well as learning updates  on two of the most significant Gas IPP Programmes for investors across the African continent; South Africa’s IPP Office and Morocco’s ONEE. Additionally, it was excellent to hear from Algeria’s CEEG in relation to their 4,000 MWG tender. 

Outcomes of the 2017 Summit

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