ABOUT THE EVENT
Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS)
is a leading renewable energy investment summit with a conference and expo. The
event seeks to accelerate renewable energy investment in African countries by
linking institutional investors, project developers, policy makers, energy
utilities, regulators, corporates and the most influential energy sector
decision makers under one roof.
Despite having the world’s largest
renewable energy potential, almost half of Africa’s 1,2 billion population is
still not electrified. Renewable energy presents the best opportunity to
accelerate energy access and end energy poverty on the African continent. An
estimated $70 billion in yearly renewable energy investments is required for
Africa to meet its electrification targets by 2030, according to a report by
the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Through ARIS, key renewable energy
stakeholders and investors from across the globe will descend on African soil
to discuss ways to harness Africa’s renewable energy potential, and pioneer
solutions to fast track Africa’s energy transition. Investment facilitation for
renewable energy projects is at the core of ARIS. Together with our strategic
partners and affiliates, we’ll identify potential projects across the continent
for potential investment, and link them to interested investors and developers.
ARIS is not just another talk shop, it’s a
platform where actual investment is made. Our suite of investors will make
investment pledges for renewable energy projects, and sign memorandum of
understandings (MoUs) with relevant authorities for specific countries they
wish to invest in.
Africa’s rapidly growing cities and economies require massive expansion of clean, modern and affordable energy systems. Renewable energy provides Africa with the best opportunity to leap-frog straight into a sustainable energy future.