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The Solar Future Nigeria


25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos

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The Solar Future Nigeria


25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos

Join 200+ high level executives to discuss the challenges & opportunities in the immediate future for Nigeria’s On-grid & Distributed Solar Power Market

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Nigeria is considered one of the biggest economies in Africa with more than 182 million people, yet about 55% of the population has no access to grid-connected electricity.

As the Nigerian government and the private sector are increasingly turning towards Solar PV to solve this issue, Nigeria is emerging to be one of the most attractive solar markets in the region. 

Solarplaza is organizing The Solar Future Nigeria, a 2-day conference focusing on the opportunities and challenges in this exciting and evolving landscape, to be the key-platform for all stakeholders to connect.
This will be Solarplaza’s 8th event in Africa. Get informed on the latest policies and regulations, market trends and project finance mechanisms, and network during exclusive workshops, roundtables and by using our networking platform.

Key characteristics

The first Solar PV conference focused solely on the Nigerian market
 

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All relevant companies, developers, financiers and investors and decision makers in one place for unparalleled networking opportunities

Covering the full solar PV electrification spectrum: from utility scale to pico-solar and in between

Tailored B2B Business and Finance matchmaking session, connecting projects with financiers and other key market participants

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Webinar


Webinar


PAST Webinar: Currency Risk and Convertibility Issues for Nigerian Solar/RE Projects

March 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET (RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW)


In preparation for The Solar Future Nigeria, we hosted a second webinar, focused on currency risks surrounding Nigerian Solar and RE projects.

1 – A view on Nigerian macro-economics, Naira volatility and USD liquidity
Practical evidence and key drivers of exchange rate volatility and Naira convertibiltiy

2 - Currency and convertibility risk in the Nigerian energy sector
Both on-grid and off-grid, how do these risks features and who bears them? Can they be managed?

3 - Solutions and sources
What mitigating solutions, providers and products are available and/or required?

4 - Q&A

PER VAN SWAAY /// SENIOR VP - TCX
Per van Swaay joined TCX in 2010 and is responsible for TCX business development in Africa. Prior to TCX, Per worked in African project finance at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank and before moving into banking and development finance, he worked as a corporate lawyer in Holland and the US. TCX is a special purpose fund to hedge the currency and interest rate mismatch that is created in cross-border investments between international investors and local borrowers in frontier and less liquid emerging markets.
PER VAN SWAAY
SENIOR VP - TCX
DENESH SRISHANKER /// SR. INVESTMENT ADVISOR - GUARANTCO
Denesh has over 10 years of banking experience, spending the last 6 years focusing on infrastructure in emerging markets with GuarantCo, looking at the origination and structuring of both project and corporate finance transactions utilising credit products. Prior to this he worked at Barclays Capital in London.
DENESH SRISHANKER
SR. INVESTMENT ADVISOR - GUARANTCO
LUZ LEYVA /// ECONOMIST / HEDGING SERVICES - MFX
Luz joined MFX in March 2013. She holds a BA in Economics from ITESM –Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – and a MPA with a concentration on Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University. She started her career in 2007 working at Banco Nacional de Mexico (BANAMEX/Citigroup) in the Treasury sales department in Monterrey, supporting derivative transactions for corporate and medium-size segments. Her experience includes trading of FX, interest rate, and commodity derivatives. After graduating from Columbia University, she worked at the International Finance Corporation. She is a CFA® charterholder.
LUZ LEYVA
ECONOMIST / HEDGING SERVICES - MFX
SUBHA NAGARAJAN /// MANAGING DIRECTOR AFRICA - OPIC
Nagarajan is Managing Director for Africa, responsible for coordinating business development across insurance, project and corporate finance, and private equity investments. Prior to joining OPIC, Subha was responsible for originating, structuring and executing private equity and project finance transactions in infrastructure, energy, agribusiness, and oil & gas sectors across Africa. She has co-authored the “Committee of Ten Policy Brief: Financing of Sustainable Energy Solutions,” and contributed to the WEF publication “Paving the Way: Maximizing the Value of Private Finance in Infrastructure,” along with other publications. She earned her PhD from George Washington University in Washington DC.
SUBHA NAGARAJAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR AFRICA - OPIC

This webinar was facilitated by TCX, with te support of BMU

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Program


Program


DAY 1 - 25th April

Session 1 - Introduction and Overview of the Market Potential of the Nigerian Solar PV Sector

Session 2 - Regulatory Issues, Policies and Funding mechanisms for Solar PV in Nigeria

Session 3 - Financing: Structuring Bankable Deals and Attracting Capital

DAY 2 - 26th April

Session 4 - Mitigating Financial and Operational Risks associated with Nigerian Solar PV Projects

Session 5 - The Road Ahead: Fulfilling Nigeria’s Solar Potential

B2B Matchmakinga structured information and matchmaking session that will bring together businesses and financiers. Organized by SolarPower Europe and supported by RECP. LEARN MORE

SIDE WORKSHOP - 27th April

Closed-door Workshop organized by
Power Africa, Global LEAP and Lumos.

 
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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


The international 2-day event will involve 200+ high-level decision makers from around the world.

Several opportunities are available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.


Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages including elements in both the exclusive trade mission and broader regional conference
  • Opportunity to host a specific memorable networking activity in exclusive locations in Nigeria
  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders
  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign
  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through presentation or panel discussion
  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during conference
  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group
CONTACT

Tom van Dorp
+31
10 302 7906
t.vandorp@solarplaza.com



DIAMOND SPONSOR
 
 
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MEDIAPARTNERS
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News and Resources


News and Resources


News and Articles


Resources

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Track Record


Track Record


SOLARPLAZA EVENT TRACK RECORD

As a professional solar event organizer, Solarplaza has hosted 80 events in 25 countries around the world, ranging from exploratory trade missions in emerging markets to large-scale conferences with 450+ participants.

We've successfully organized market-focused conferences in countries around the world, including events in emerging markets like Senegal, South Africa, Mexico, Panama, India and Thailand. Apart from that, we've also hosted many in-depth topic-focused events. These have ranged from events diving into financing for developing countries, conferences on crowdfunding for renewables and specific financing structures like yieldcos; to technical events on operations & maintenance and asset management.


Solarplaza has organized multiple events on and about the African continent, among which:
 

  • Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

  • Solar Finance Solutions Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa) 

  • Solar/Diesel Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa) 

  • Competitive Solar Solutions West Africa (Dakar, Senegal)

“Amidst the sea of renewable energy conferences, this one stood out. Well-organized, well-attended by decision makers. Glad I attended.” - Co-Founder /// Gigawatt Global

“A landmark event signaling the tipping point of the breakthrough of solar in developing countries.” - Co-Founder /// WakaWaka

“Effectively bridged emerging markets developers with western sources of finance.” - Managing Director /// nv vogt Singapore

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Venue


Venue


The venue for The Solar Future Nigeria will be the

InterContinental Lagos


InterContinental Lagos is located on Victoria Island, in the centre of Lagos, home to major consulates and multinational companies, making it the perfect residence for affluent business and diplomatic travellers. Built on an elevated terrain overlooking Lagos’ port, the hotel offers uninterrupted spectacular views of the Lagos Skyline, ample meeting space and grandiose accommodations. Finest restaurants in Victoria Island with an array of dining options from cosmopolitan to Nigerian delicacies.


InterContinental Lagos

Kofo Abayomi Street - plot 52
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria


+234-1-2366666
More information

 

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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


"Empowering professionals in solar business development by building the most valuable solar PV network"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 85+ EVENTS

  • 25+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 50.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK


Contact us

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER

Eveline Jansen
+31 10 302 7907
eveline@solarplaza.com

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Tom van Dorp
+31
10 302 7906
t.vandorp@solarplaza.com

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

MARKETEER

Kasper Bout
+31 10 3027912
kasper@solarplaza.com