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
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.|
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.|
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.|
MANAGING DIRECTOR AFRICA - OPIC
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
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
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.
For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:
+31 10 302 7907
For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Tom van Dorp
+31 10 302 7906
For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:
+31 10 3027912