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The Solar Future Nigeria


15-16 May 2018 /// Abuja

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The Solar Future Nigeria


15-16 May 2018 /// Abuja

Join 250+ 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 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.

 

Key characteristics

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

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Webinar


Webinar


UPCOMING Webinar:
Establishing foothold in the Nigerian solar PV market - Navigating challenges and opportunities with Nigerian finance specialists

February 1, 15:30 PM - 16:30 PM CET

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:

  • How to attract investments,
  • Access to local currency and the role of blended finance,
  • Innovative finance instruments and business models,
  • How to mitigate risks. 
CHINUA AZUBIKE /// CEO - INFRACREDIT
A short bio will follow soon...
CHINUA AZUBIKE
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.
ABIODUN ONI
HEAD OF POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE - STANBIC IBTC BANK
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Program


Program


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CONFERENCE DAY 1 - 15 MAY

Opening Panel: Nigeria one year later

Analysis on the latest developments and key characteristics of the Nigerian solar PV market.

Panel: Public facilitation of private initiatives

The role of the Nigerian public sector in the development of the national solar pv sector
Insights in policies/regulations and public risk mitigation tools.

Side Sessions

Disclose opportunity for multi MW developments in Nigeria
The pursuit of rural electrification

Panel: On customs & taxes

How to navigate Nigerian customs and tax authorities?
Discussion on lessons learned and potential for improvement.

Closing Speech

CONFERENCE DAY 2 - 16 MAY

Panel: The road to bankable projects

Investment opportunities in Nigerian solar
Innovative business concepts
Structuring bankable solar projects
How to improve the bankability of your project?

Tapping in on opportunities while mitigating risks

Which risks to take into account?
Strategies to reduce risk during project development.

From diesel to solar When companies turn to solar

Main considerations when turning to solar pv
How to embark on the road to solar
Contracts & finance

Roundtables

Closing Speech

Matchmaking

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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


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.

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
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Laura Fortes
+31 10 3027911
laura@solarplaza.com

DIAMOND SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

 
 

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Venue


Venue


The venue for The Solar Future Nigeria is the

Sheraton Abuja Hotel

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2017 Edition


25-26 April 2017 /// Lagos

2017 Edition


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

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News and Resources


News and Resources


News and Articles


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Track Record


Track Record


SOLARPLAZA EVENT TRACK RECORD

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:
 

  • Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2017 (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)

  • The Solar Future Nigeria 2017 (Lagos, Nigeria)

  • Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2016 (Nairobi, Kenya)

  • Solar Finance Solutions Africa 2015 (Johannesburg, South Africa) 

  • Competitive Solar Solutions West Africa 2014 (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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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

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ 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

Lydia van Os
+31 10 302 7908
lydia@solarplaza.com

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For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Laura Fortes
+31 10 3027911
laura@solarplaza.com

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

MARKETEER

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 3027912
irene@solarplaza.com

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Register Now


Register Now


Registration

VERY EARLY BIRD
Until 10 March
EARLY BIRD
Until 15 April
REGULAR
Until 14 May
LATE BIRD
at the door
Local Organizations*More information will follow soon...
International Organizations€765€875€930€1000
*Local stakeholders / organizations are those which are headquartered in Nigeria