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IAE 2024 Set To Shape Africa’s Energy Future Through Collaboration, Investment

By Patience Chat Moses 

The Invest in African Energy 2024 (IAE) is set to take place as a pivotal forum, fostering collaboration between global investors and Africa’s burgeoning energy markets.

 The two-day event is scheduled to take place from May 14 to 15, 2024, at the prestigious The Westin Paris, Vendôme, Paris, France. It aims to accelerate sustainable energy solutions and promote investments into Africa’s most promising projects.

Speaking about the event, Head Strategist and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Legend & Legacy, official coordinators of Nigeria’s delegation to the Paris event, Kunle Odusola-Stevenson, noted that the premier gathering is a unique opportunity for global and African stakeholders to forge collaborative pathways for investment.

He added that the forum’s impact extends beyond financial considerations, influencing economic diversification, regional integration, employment opportunities, and the crucial electrification of the region.

Under the theme; Enabling African Natural Gas & Energy Investments, the forum will discuss market outlook, investment trends, and challenges in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and also delve into strategies for governments and regulators to support gas developments, along with new technological advancements for enhancing efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

 Another session will examine policy agility, regulatory adaptation, financing sector strategies, and cooperation across various energy industry stakeholders to maximize energy resiliency.

There will be a Ministerial Panel on Mapping Africa’s path in the just energy transition, discussing global environmental policies, growth opportunities, and navigating political landscapes.

The Financing African Renewable Energy Projects’ session will explore groundbreaking financing models, green financing mechanisms, challenges, opportunities, and policy frameworks for investor confidence.

The Opportunities in Midstream and Downstream Investment in Africa session will uncover business prospects, partnership opportunities, and strategies for pipeline projects across the continent while the session on Investment Opportunities in African Petrochemicals will focus on key drivers of the petrochemical industry, African mining, and the nexus between petrochemical demand and gas exploration.

Confirmed Speakers for IAE 2024 include; Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources – Gas, Nigeria; Antonio Oburu Ondo, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea; Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Republic of Congo; Marcel Abeke, Minister of Petroleum, Gabon; Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Democratic Republic of Congo; Mike Sangster, Vice President Africa, TotalEnergies; Armel Simondin, Chief Executive Officer, Perenco; David Pappoe Jr, Chief Executive Officer, Energas West Africa Limited; Calib Cassim, Chief Financial Officer, Eskom; Julius Rone, Group Managing Director, UTM Offshore amongst others.

IAE 2024 will gather delegates for engaging sessions, networking receptions, offering unparalleled access to insights that will shape energy landscapes in both the continent and the globe.