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We gather to debate how best to unlock public and private capital to fund critical projects across the continent. How we do we deal with increasing issue of debt sustainability and disadvantageous lending ratings? Will we see longer tenors, an extended period of 95/5% cover, and more private market activity? The ESG challenge; will it be possible to balance the environmental need for green and the social need for infrastructure?

Frederik Hsu
Chairman, NMS International
Sekete Mokgehle
Head: Export Credit Finance, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Bank
Portia Dube
Head of Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)
Luka Lightfoot
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Moderator
Ed Harkins
Managing Director, GKB Ventures

While electric vehicles, battery storage, energy transition and new grid infrastructure promise a clean and green future, the demand for the metals and rare earths from the African continent brings each tenant of ESG to question. Can mining these resources be environmentally friendly? Are the labour conditions socially acceptable? How do we avoid child labour? How can ensure governance standards are met? In terms of supply is it possible to meet the demand for cobalt and copper at current extraction rates and what does the pipeline look like? How can address and improve supply chain and logistics challenges?

Fabio Manca
CEO, EVDO Technologies
Cesar Daniel
Senior Structured Commodities Finance, Trafigura
Vivek Dharni
Director of Business Development Africa, Rio Tinto
Moderator
Angelica Adamski
Financing Consultant, Grow the future AB

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With the Ukraine crisis causing food security concerns and a reshuffling of Agri markets, what is the impact on Africa as both an import and export market? Are logistics and supply chains able to cope with new demand and routes? How can SME and Mid-Size Traders overcome difficulties in accessing finance and insurance?

Wouter Kool
General Manager / Head Trade &Commodity Finance Africa, Rabobank Kenya
Vishal Vijay
Director, Strategic Investments, Agrocorp Internatioanl
Giles Lewis
Trader, Scipio
Moderator
Dr. Robert Besseling
CEO, PANGEA-RISK

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With renewables dominating the pure project finance market in South Africa, we examine the two main procurement streams, Renewables Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP) and the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Program (RMIPPPP) for their contrasting successes and shortcomings. With serious questions surrounding Eskom, its indebtedness and possible unbundling what will the IPP market look like? When will the fleet of coal fired plants be phased out, and will COP26 Just Energy Transition Partnership countries stick to their promises to help? Will the new trend of wheeling projects change the landscape? Can international banks compete with local banks lending in rand?

William Makwinja
Senior Investment Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Mike Peo
Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank Capital
Ed Stumpf
Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
George Kotsovos
Executive: Energy & Infrastructure Finance at The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, Standard Bank Group
Moderator
Thomas Hopkins
Deputy Editor, Proximo

With blended finance and private capital mobilised by DFIs often touted as the answer to funding the huge demand for vital infrastructure across Africa we assess how the effect of the pandemic, Ukraine crisis, food security, supply chain crisis and impending global recession will impact access to private capital. What more can DFIs do to facilitate investment from institutional investors? How effective are products such as unfunded risk transfers? How big a role is the market for impact investing to fill SDG criteria playing?

Marcus Williams
GlobalHead and Sector Manager - Energy & Extractive Industries, MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Hildabertha Kundu
Senior Deal Originator, DBSA
Bernard van Meeteren
Senior Investment Officer, FMO - Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank
Moderator
Sam McManus
Director, Uxolo

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We gather to debate how best to unlock public and private capital to fund critical projects across the continent. How we do we deal with increasing issue of debt sustainability and disadvantageous lending ratings? Will we see longer tenors, an extended period of 95/5% cover, and more private market activity? The ESG challenge; will it be possible to balance the environmental need for green and the social need for infrastructure?

Frederik Hsu
Chairman, NMS International
Sekete Mokgehle
Head: Export Credit Finance, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Bank
Portia Dube
Head of Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)
Luka Lightfoot
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Moderator
Ed Harkins
Managing Director, GKB Ventures

While electric vehicles, battery storage, energy transition and new grid infrastructure promise a clean and green future, the demand for the metals and rare earths from the African continent brings each tenant of ESG to question. Can mining these resources be environmentally friendly? Are the labour conditions socially acceptable? How do we avoid child labour? How can ensure governance standards are met? In terms of supply is it possible to meet the demand for cobalt and copper at current extraction rates and what does the pipeline look like? How can address and improve supply chain and logistics challenges?

Fabio Manca
CEO, EVDO Technologies
Cesar Daniel
Senior Structured Commodities Finance, Trafigura
Vivek Dharni
Director of Business Development Africa, Rio Tinto
Moderator
Angelica Adamski
Financing Consultant, Grow the future AB

Stream

With the Ukraine crisis causing food security concerns and a reshuffling of Agri markets, what is the impact on Africa as both an import and export market? Are logistics and supply chains able to cope with new demand and routes? How can SME and Mid-Size Traders overcome difficulties in accessing finance and insurance?

Wouter Kool
General Manager / Head Trade &Commodity Finance Africa, Rabobank Kenya
Vishal Vijay
Director, Strategic Investments, Agrocorp Internatioanl
Giles Lewis
Trader, Scipio
Moderator
Dr. Robert Besseling
CEO, PANGEA-RISK

Stream

With renewables dominating the pure project finance market in South Africa, we examine the two main procurement streams, Renewables Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP) and the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Program (RMIPPPP) for their contrasting successes and shortcomings. With serious questions surrounding Eskom, its indebtedness and possible unbundling what will the IPP market look like? When will the fleet of coal fired plants be phased out, and will COP26 Just Energy Transition Partnership countries stick to their promises to help? Will the new trend of wheeling projects change the landscape? Can international banks compete with local banks lending in rand?

William Makwinja
Senior Investment Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Mike Peo
Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank Capital
Ed Stumpf
Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
George Kotsovos
Executive: Energy & Infrastructure Finance at The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, Standard Bank Group
Moderator
Thomas Hopkins
Deputy Editor, Proximo

With blended finance and private capital mobilised by DFIs often touted as the answer to funding the huge demand for vital infrastructure across Africa we assess how the effect of the pandemic, Ukraine crisis, food security, supply chain crisis and impending global recession will impact access to private capital. What more can DFIs do to facilitate investment from institutional investors? How effective are products such as unfunded risk transfers? How big a role is the market for impact investing to fill SDG criteria playing?

Marcus Williams
GlobalHead and Sector Manager - Energy & Extractive Industries, MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Hildabertha Kundu
Senior Deal Originator, DBSA
Bernard van Meeteren
Senior Investment Officer, FMO - Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank
Moderator
Sam McManus
Director, Uxolo