Africa Energy Forum 2015

8 - 11 June 2015

ERM is the Sustainability Partner at Africa Energy Forum

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the international Forum focused on power generation for Africa with attendance from investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc from the power sector. AEF comes to the United Arab Emirates for the first time to capture the potential of Middle Eastern investment, and to learn from a region that has successfully built its gas based economy into a booming global empire.

The 17th Annual Africa Energy Forum will take place on 8-11 June 2015 at The J.W Marriot Marquis in Dubai and is set to welcome over 1200 industry stakeholders including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more.

ERM at Africa Energy Forum

ERM's experts will share their insight gained from involvement in numerous Africa Power projects over the past 20 years.

Tunde Morakinyo, Partner from ERM’s Impact Assessment and Planning Practice, based in our London office, will be participating in this panel discussion, along with other leading experts.

Regional Focus - West Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Guinea - Present Opportunities for Developers 

  • As West Africa makes a comeback in 2015, what investment opportunities does the region present for power developers? 
  • What are the biggest projects to look out for in 2015-2016?
  • What is the post Ebola investment strategy for country level and regional development?
  • How is the region restructuring their economies to counter the down-turn in global commodity prices? 

Stuart Heather-Clark, Partner also from ERM’s Impact Assessment and Planning Practice, based in Cape Town will be participating in the following panel discussion:

Finance Focus - The Latest Developments in Risk Mitigation

  • Foreign exchange and interest rate risk are at the forefront of the agenda in 2015. What further swings can investors expect from the markets?
  • Low returns in Europe and North America have pushed investors to chase ‘riskier’ projects - including in Africa - resulting in relatively lower returns. Has the pendulum swung too far? 
  • Can the risks be mitigated in a cost-effective manner?
  • Does the fall in oil and commodity prices put more pressure on the risk-reward profile of sovereign and private investments?
  • As government guarantees become increasingly scarce, what hedging techniques need to be considered?

Learn more about the Africa Energy Forum 2015


The J.W Marriot Marquis

Exhibiting at the Forum

If you are planning to attend the Forum, come and speak with our Environmental, Social and Sustainability Experts on Stand No. 47. We look forward to seeing you.


If you would like to find out more about what the Forum will offer, download the Agenda here