Wednesday 4 December
PROGRAM DAY 1

Thursday 5 December
PROGRAM DAY 2

08:30Registration and welcome coffee

09:30Opening address by Solarplaza

  • Why, Goals, audience involvement & house rules

Session I - INTRODUCTION

09:45Keynote opening

10:15The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge - 2018 Panel

  • Introduction to the challenge
  • Key outtakes of the 2018 edition
  • Progresses made by the 2018 recipients since the latest edition
11:15 NETWORKING BREAK + MATCHMAKING

Session II - LOCAL MARKET UPDATE AND OUTLOOK

12:15An overview of Nigeria's solar situation and key updates since May 2018

  • What has happened in the past year?
  • Focus on the Nigeria Electrification Program (NEP) and local investments
  • Key PV facts for Nigeria: requirements, strengths and weaknesses?
  • Local incentives and regulation, how do these impact growth?
  • Opportunities for growth - what is achievable by 2023, and how?
12:45 NETWORKING LUNCH + MATCHMAKING

Session III - FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVES

13:45How can financial tools support solar off-grid growth?

  • Which ones to use to figure out the business case?
  • Innovative finance for off-grids
  • Customer protection

14:15Panel - Financing and Investment

  • What are PPA's, and can they help us develop solar in Nigeria?
  • Best practices and tips to sign your PPA
  • Risks and opportunities to invest in solar
  • How to increase investements getting to local players
15:00 NETWORKING BREAK + MATCHMAKING

Session IV - C&I & 2019 ENERGY CHALLENGE

16:002 C&I success stories

  • Why did we start our project?
  • Which challenges did we have to overcome?
  • How do we look at our project now?
  • What are our next steps, and recommendations for those who want to be the next ones?

16:30Panel - C&I Impact on Nigeria

  • How can solar improve health and wealth in Nigeria (impact on hospitals, agriculture...)
  • Foreseen developments
  • Financing and how to accelerate investments?
  • The role of private banking

17:15The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge - 2019 panel

  • Announcement of the 2019 edition
  • Key expectations and objectives
18:15 NETWORKING DRINKS & BITES
19:00 END
PROGRAM DAY 1
Wednesday 4 December
Thursday 5 December