Day 1, Wednesday June 1st

Welcome, Opening Speeches & Keynotes

Dr Peter Tschentscher 
First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, 

Dr Patrick Graichen
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany


Christoph Kannengiesser
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany

Nadja Håkansson 
Managing Director Region Africa 
Siemens Energy, Morocco


Prof. Dr Stefan Liebing 
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany

H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid
Commissioner Infrastructure, Energy, ICT and Tourism
African Union, Ethiopia


Opening Discussion: Energy Transition through Africa's lens

Marius Brand 
Executive Vice President, Sasol 2.0 Transformation 
Sasol Ltd., South Africa


Reda Hamedoun
Executive Vice President - Strategy & International Affairs
Nareva Holding, Morocco


Zanele Mavuso Mbatha 
Executive Chairperson 
Bambili Group, South Africa 


Meeting Africa's Primary Infrastructure Needs and finding the Right Energy Mix

Hon. Goddy Jedy Agba 
Federal Minister of State for Power, Nigeria 


Reginald Demana
Head of Mining, Metals, Infrastructure & Energy
Industrial Development Corporation South Africa


Cheikh Niane
Permanent Secretary for Energy
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal


Ayoub Hirt
Head of Department
Green Chemistry, Bioenergy and Agritech
IRESEN, Morocco


Dr Robert Cisek
Chairman and Managing Director
Volkswagen Group South Africa


James Mnyupe
Presidential Economic Advisor
Government of The Republic of Namibia


It's a Match - Innovation meets Transition

Adeola Adebomi 
Regional Sales Manager West & East Africa 
Megger Germany GmbH, Germany


Alexander Schoenfeldt
Enerox GmbH, Austria


Dr Rebecca Masemurule 
Acting Deputy Director General - Technology Innovation 
Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, 
South Africa 


Falk Reimann 
Global Head of Funding Solar Home Systems 
ENGIE Energy Access, Germany 


Scaling up Investments and Partnerships for Renewable Energy in Africa

Hon. Dr Sultan Woli 
State Minister of Water and Energy, Ethiopia


Tamer Shafik 
Vice President Business Development 
Orascom Construction, Egypt 


Hon. Ibrahim Yacouba 
State Minister of Energy and Renewable Energy, Niger


Olufunso Somorin 
Regional Principal Officer 
African Development Bank 


Anja Casper-Berretta 
Head of Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate 
Change in Sub-Saharan Africa 
Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Kenya 


Shelmith Theuri
Deputy Director-Off-grid Fund Management 
GreenMax Capital Advisors, Kenya


Evolving Financing Structures for Power Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jan-Philipp Apking
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes, Germany


Hitesh Kumbat
Chief Financial Officer
Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited, Sweden


Tobias Behringer
Vice President, Treasury & Corporate Finance
Siemens Energy, Germany


Rodrigo Costeira
Business Development
Grupo MCA, Portugal


Financing Africa's Energy Transition - What to Expect?

Thomas Mahl 
Managing Director 
African Energy Guarantee Facility, German


Linda Rudo Munyengeterwa 
Director of Infrastructure and Natural Resources for Africa and the Middle East 
International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA


Powering Globalization: Africa's Future Legacy?

Hon. Mohamed M. Oun
Minister of Oil and Gas, Libya 


Ezekiel Adesina 
Secretary General 
Africa Energy Study Group (AESG) 


Ulrich Voegtle
VP Market Intelligence & Global Sales Support Power Segment
MAN Energy Solutions, Germany


Energy for Growth - the Missing Piece in Africa's Economic Breakthrough

Tanja Baur 
Managing Director, CEO International Cooperation 
Dorsch Group, Germany


Verick Schick 
Senior Advisor 
Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE), Germany


Farag Darbil 
Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Libya


Lunga Mani
Practice Leader
Fragomen Africa (Pty) Ltd., South Africa


Day 2, Thursday June 2nd

Welcome, Opening Speeches and Keynote Day 2

Claudia Voss 
Managing Director 
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany


Dr Malte Heyne 
Managing Director 
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Germany 


Mohamed Atef
Chief Commercial Officer - Africa  
Elsewedy Electric, Egypt


A Seat at the Table: Africa's Role in an International Climate Club

Hon. Dr Aissatou Sophie Gladima
Minister of Petroleum and Energies, Senegal


Dr Simone Peter
German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)


Ayoub Hirt 
Head of Department
Green Chemistry, Bioenergy and Agritech
IRESEN, Morocco


Christoph Kannengiesser 
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany


One Size Doesn't Fit All: How to Achieve Access to Finance for the Diverse Renewable Energy Projects Africa Wants?

Joseph Mbuyi
Origination and Structuring, Financial Institutions & Sovereigns
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Germany


Martin Baart 
Ecoligo, Germany


Alkeydi Touré Ibrahima 
Business Development Africa 
Akuo Energy, France 


H2-conomy: Creating a Hydrogen Value Chain in a European-African Partnership

Reginald Demana 
Divisional Executive for Mining, Metals, Infrastructure and Energy
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), South Africa 


Tobias Ostermann
Group Category Buyer Power & Gas
HeidelbergCement AG, Germany


Christopher Frank
Head of Strategic Business Development & Key Account Management
Africa & Asia
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany


Mohammed Yahya Zniber
Cluster Green H2, Morocco


James Mnyupe 
Presidential Economic Advisor 
Hydrogen Commissioner
Government of The Republic of Namibia


Current Regulatory Developments and Delivery Models for Captive Power Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa on the Basis of a Study for Mali

Yola Traum
Becker Büttner Held, Germany


Turning the Hype into Business: Hydrogen and how we will use it to Power Future Industries

Hon. Abdessalam Mohamed Saleh
Minister of Oil, Mines and Energy, Mauritania


Hendrik Louw
Chief Executive Officer
Northern Cape Economic Development Agency, South Africa


Heike Bergmann 
Senior Vice President Sales Africa 
Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG


Vandré Spellmeier
Head of the German-Angolan Hydrogen Office - H2 diplo
Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Angola


Tarik Hamane 
Managing Director Development 
MASEN, Morocco


COP27 in Egypt - An Outlook on the African Climate Conference

Cheikh Niane
Permanent Secretary for Energy
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal



Khadi Camara
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany


Ulf-Peter Noetzel
Senior Policy Advisor
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany


Cornelius Matthes
Dii Desert Energy


Wiebke Polomka
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany


Tara Méité
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV), Germany


Tony Tiyou
Renewables in Africa