The Government of Cameroon, through the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), invites you to the International Invest’€lec Salon. This conference and exhibition will focus on realising current and future investment and business opportunities in renewable energy to boost clean rural electrification in Cameroon.
To do so, the Salon will facilitate business partnerships and networking between local and international companies, particularly from the European Union. It will also promote public-private partnerships and dialogue concerning ‘Investment and business opportunities in renewable energy and access to electricity in rural areas’.
The International Invest’€lec Salon is expected to bring together about 250 stakeholders from the rural electrification sector of Cameroon, and an additional 100 from Africa and Europe. At least 75 enterprises (25 from Europe and 50 Cameroonian local enterprises) shall be exhibiting their know-how, experience in clean rural electrification and production line.
This Salon is part of the wider Invest’€lec project funded by the European Union which promotes private investment in rural electrification, through the use of renewable energy. Specific objectives include capacity building for SMEs in view of investment in renewable energy and rural electrification; promoting dialogue and public private partnerships; ensuring the promotion of sustainable private investment within the rural electrification sub sector.
TUESDAY, 10 MARCH 2015
09:30 Session 1: Opening Ceremony of the Conference
10:30 Coffee break
10:50 Session 2: Institutional and regulatory framework
Moderator: Director of renewable energy and energy efficiency (MINEE)
12:30 Session 3: Investment opportunities in the segment of decentralized electricity production from renewable energy sources in Cameroon
Moderator: General Manager EDC
14:00 Session 4 : Renewable energy and rural electrification
Moderator : General Manager of EED
15:00 Session 5: Restitution of results from the Invest’€lec Project
Moderator: Invest’€lec Project Director ARSEL
18:00 Registration of participants to B2B networking
WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH 2015
08:30 Session 6: Presentation of technology and know-how of foreign and local companies on renewable energy and rural electrification.
Moderator: Deputy General Manager ARSEL
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Session 7: Local public-private partnership and funding opportunities for decentralized power generation investments based on renewable energies
Moderator: Representative of the European Union
Public funding opportunities
Private funding opportunities
15:00 International cooperation funding opportunities
16:00 B2B Networking
THURSDAY, 12 MARCH 2015
08:30 Session 8: B2B and discussions on specific projects
Moderator: Invest’€lec Chief of Project ARSEL
Continuation of B2B networking
Local Entreprises, Decentralised Collectivities and Foreign Enterprises
Continuation of specific meetings
14:00 Closing Ceremony
FRIDAY, 13 MARCH 2015
14:00 End of excursion
10-13 March, 2015
Yaoundé Conference Centre
PO Box: BP 6064
English and French
ARE has been selected by ARSEL as a supporting organisation. To register, kindly provide your name, organisation, position, email, telephone number and address to Ms Ling Ng, ARE Communications and Marketing Officer, indicating what you are registering for.
As spaces are limited, participation will be on a first-come, first serve basis.
JOIN THE ALLIANCE FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
Invest’€lec Salon registrants benefit from a 33% discount for first year of membership with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (only applicable to new members). The Alliance is the global business association chosen at the Salon to promote decentralised renewable energy technologies in the developing world.