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2016-12-06

World's Biggest Financiers to Meet with Heads of Utilities and Project Developers in Dubai at the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum on 23-24 January 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a
recent EY report, despite current global uncertainties regarding growth
prospects the longer-term outlook for economic growth and investment in
Africa remains positive. African economies remain resilient, with two-thirds
of sub-Saharan African (SSA) economies still growing at rates above the
global average this year. In addition to this, North Africa remains at the
top of the list as a strong investment destination.

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On 23-24 January 2017 financiers from around the world will come together with
project developers and heads of utilities from Southern, East and North
Africa
to get to the heart of the question: where are the investment opportunities
in energy and energy related infrastructure projects and how can investors
access them? Heads of utilities from North, East and Southern Africa
will present live projects seeking funding and some of the most experienced
and accomplished financial minds will present funding solutions and unlock
the huge investment potential of the continent.

Key topics to be addressed will include:

* The Economic and Business Outlook for Investments into Africa - how will
current global political and economic headwinds effect Africa's energy
development? Who will be the winners and losers?
* Current Project Pipelines and Investment Opportunities for Investors - What
projects are looking for investments? Where are the specific investment
opportunities?
* Commitment of the Gulf to Invest in Africa - What investment opportunities
are Gulf investors looking for?
* Successful Blending of Public and Private Financing - Are DFIs crowding-in
or crowding-out commercial capital?
* How are 'Non Traditional' Forms of Investments Shaping Project Financing? -
What are recent trends indicating?
* Effective Risk Mitigation for the Current Climate - Should DFIs be
developing more guarantee and risk mitigation instruments or should they
focus on fixing structural problems?

Among confirmed speakers are:

* Paul Horrocks, Lead on Private, Investment, Statistics and Development
Finance Division, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
* Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy, Telecoms, Nedbank
* Rajeev Mahajan, Project Finance Specialist, Private Sector Facility, Green
Climate Fund
* Gregory Smith, Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Financing, DLA Piper
* James Polan, Vice President, Finance, OPIC
* Ana Hajduka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo

Distributed by APO for EnergyNet.

More information:

Venue: https://Dubai.Park.Hyatt.com

Visit: www.ProjectFinance-GrowingEconomies.com

E: alexandra.cianciara@energynet.co.uk

T: +44 (0) 207 384 7936

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Source: EnergyNet Ltd. via Globenewswire

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