The meeting is expected to set the stage for German and African businesses as well as public enterprises to expand economic ties, strike deals, and combat “energy poverty”.
Under the theme “Realising & Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution”, the forum will highlight the most promising areas for investment opportunities and energy cooperation between German companies and Africa, including smart energy systems, waste-to-energy, renewable energies, hybrid systems and energy financing.
The conference will also focus on digitalization in the energy sector.
According to the organizers, the forum will gather a very prestigious list of African participants, including ministers from Angola, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, and South Sudan.
African governments and companies will have a unique opportunity to network and discuss deals with leading German and European companies and investors.
“Germany is a key partner for Africa, and German technology and know-how will be key in addressing Africa’s energy challenges,” said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman at the African Energy Chamber.
German companies are global leaders in renewable energy, off-grid solutions, gas-to-power and the development of power infrastructure, especially in the transmission & distribution area, said NJ Ayuk.
Attracting further German investments into Africa will be very beneficial to meet capital requirements in energy infrastructure.
Since 2006, the forum has attracted almost 4.000 participants and delegates from 52 African countries.