25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos
25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos
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.
The first Solar PV conference focused solely on the Nigerian market
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
In this webinar, as a prologue to our event, our panel of experts will explore Nigeria’s solar market and frame the current status of the on-grid and off-grid segments.
|GODWIN AIGBOKHAN /// EXECUTIVE SECRETARY - RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (REAN)|
|This Association is a platform for Renewable Energy (RE) practitioners and project developers in Nigeria to contribute towards the development of the industry.|
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY /// REAN
|ERABOR OKOGUN /// CEO - NEMOANTE|
|Mr. Erabor Okogun is currently the MD/CEO of Nemoante a Project Development and Corporate Advisory firm. In the past 17 years Erabor Okogun has closely worked with Executive Management and at Board levels delivering on over 50 projects and investments. His contacts, network, insight and experience are highly valued. After graduating from the premier University in Ibadan, Nigeria, Erabor worked as a Credit Analyst on the Energy Desk of Nigerian American Merchant Bank (a Bank of Boston subsidiary now part of FCMB). He was involved in providing debts and structuring bank syndications to meet cash call obligations for NNPC JV companies such as Shell and Chevron for their Field Development Plans. Later on Erabor worked in Venture Capital at Heirs Capital in Heirs Alliance, then co-founded Nextzon and Meliora and was part of the Executive Management at Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp Plc). Outside these roles he has consulted for the National Parliament, the Federal Government of Nigeria in creating and shaping PPPs. Over the last 6years he is focused on Advisory and Project Development in West Africa recently raising finance for Energy projects in collaboration with the IFC and other world class institutions with a portfolio of over $2billion. In the renewable energy space Erabor recently developed a 100mw fully permitted Solar PV project and has a project portfolio including off-grid wind, solar and hybrids. Erabor brings a set of strong origination, transaction management, corporate strategy, regulatory advocacy skills sets plus a keen sense of local and global dynamics and opportunities. Erabor is a graduate of Leicester University, UK, where he completed his fulltime MBA. In his spare time, he has supported the UN as a coordinator and facilitator for regional youth Entrepreneurs Programs.|
CEO /// NEMOANTE
|FEMI ADEYEMO /// CO-FOUNDER & CEO - ARNERGY|
|Femi is the MD /CEO of ARNERGY, a clean technology company, that design, manufacture and commoditise rent to own rooftop solar energy solutions providing affordable, reliable and clean electricity for commercial,residential and rural electrification applications.
Femi has extensive experience in planning, designing (Start-up phase, Pre-Commercial launch) rollout, operation and maintenance (scale-up) of nationwide mobile networks in Africa, Middle East, Europe and South America. He has an in-depth local and regional knowledge and played a very active role in the nation’s telecom boom where he worked with Huawei Technologies in several technical and project management lead roles having deploying mobile network solutions across 33 of Nigerian 36 states and across Ghana’s 10 regions with Cornea Technologies, a company he co-founded,rolling out nationwide hybrid power solutions for MTN Ghana.
Femi then move to South America , Suriname, as a mobile network consultant where he was instrumental to the commercial launch of Uniqa, Suriname 2G Networks.Femi thereafter moved to Muscat, Oman to rollout and design the Managed Network Service framework and tender for 3G and LTE networks for Oman Telecommunication living in Oman for over 4 years. He holds a bachelor degree in Computer engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Femi is a social entrepreneur with flair for disruptive innovation.He is committed to replacing diesel and petrol generators with the sun in several homes and businesses across Nigeria.
He has an international perspective and diverse work environment skills having worked in four continents of the world.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// ARNERGY
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:
“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
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.
Tom van Dorp
+31 10 302 7906
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.
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