15-16 May 2018 /// Abuja
15-16 May 2018 /// Abuja
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 organizes 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 10th 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
Join our upcoming webinar to receive the latest information on how to establish foothold in the Nigerian solar PV market. Two Nigerian finance specialists will take us through the characteristics and latest data of the solar PV market and outlook before diving into the topic of structuring finance. The finance specialists will go over the following topics embedded in the Nigerian context:
|CHINUA AZUBIKE /// CEO - INFRACREDIT|
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CEO - INFRACREDIT
|ABIODUN ONI /// HEAD OF POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE - STANBIC IBTC BANK|
|Abiodun joined Stanbic IBTC in 2010 and served in the Transactional Products & Services (TPS) team as Sector Head, Oil, Gas & Telecoms Corporates from where he joined Power & Infrastructure team in January 2011. He played a key role in developing the bank’s strategy for the Power Sector in 2012 and in securing mandates in excess of $200 million in 2013 for acquisition finance of PHCN. Abiodun played a key role in Stanbic IBTC’s bid and success in the tender for Settlement Bank for NBET in 2014. He works closely with government stakeholders in the Power sector, ie NERC, TCN and NBET.
Before joining Stanbic IBTC, Abiodun Oni was employed as a graduate trainee in Guaranty Trust Bank in 2003, where worked in Oil & Gas in various capacities in the upstream and downstream sectors including Head, Downstream marketing, over 7 years.
Abiodun had is undergraduate studies at the University of Ilorin, where he graduated with a BSc in Statistics in 2000.
HEAD OF POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE - STANBIC IBTC BANK
The international 2-day event will involve 250+ 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.
+31 10 3027911
25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos
25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos
It's safe to say that the first edition of The Solar Future Nigeria - which was also the very first event in the country fully dedicated to solar PV - was a hugely successful conference and a landmark event for the solar industry in Nigeria. It became crystal clear how much need and how much potential there is for solar applications in Nigeria, which is such an exciting market with its booming economy and unimaginable hunger for energy.
Though there are important hurdles to overcome on the way to getting solar applied on a significant scale, it was encouraging to see such a large group of professionals eager to overcome those challenges and make it all happen, combining the best elements of local entrepreneurship and international experience and support. Innovative solutions and business models in all segments - large scale, mini-grid, off-grid - were discussed and important issues related to financing, risks and instabilities were met head-on by the experts on stage. As always, networking was a key element in the event, with many opportunities for the attendees to make important connections to accelerate their businesses.
“A great event for the Solar industry in Nigeria. The conference was very well organised offering rich content and excellent networking opportunities. We look forward to taking part next year!”
- Marketing Director - Solynta Energy
“The right conference, the right people, the right companies at the right time.”
- Business Strategy and Planning Advisor - AllOn
“A must attend for anyone interested in Nigeria's solar industry.”
- Consultant - Power for All
“The conference was a game-changer for the Nigerian solar community. It marks the beginning of a new phase in Nigeria.”
- CEO/Managing Director - The Solar House - Brone Renewables Ltd
As a professional solar event organizer, Solarplaza has hosted over 100 events in 30 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
For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:
Lydia van Os
+31 10 302 7908
For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:
+31 10 3027911
For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:
Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 3027912
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