The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) with the kind support of  Energias de Portugal (EDP) and the  African-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), has the pleasure to invite you to the 
ARE Energy Access Investment Forum, taking place on 22-23 March 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Given the high level of interest for the Summit, Day 1 will now take place at the Auditorium of the EDP Headquarters providing for up 340 seats and Day 2 at the Turbine Hall of MAAT/EDP Foundation.

The aim of the event is to discuss market conditions, key policy initiatives, business opportunities and showcase financial and technical instruments supporting rural electrification projects in developing and emerging markets. 
      • Day 1: ARE Energy Access Investment Summit (22 March 2017) 
      • Day 2B2B Off-grid Matchmaking (23 March 2017)
Ticket price: 125 EUR

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and subject to 21% VAT.

The 2017 ARE Annual General Meeting will take place a day ahead of the Summit on 21 March 2017 and is open to all ARE members.

  Day 1: ARE Energy Access Investment Summit (22 March 2017)
With a diverse programme, the Summit aims to deepen participants' understanding of policy and finance trends for existing and upcoming rural electrification business and engagement opportunities in developing and emerging markets. It also helps participants to understand where the opportunities lie and how to take advantage of them. 

Finally, with representatives from the international and European public and private sector, high level institutions as well as other key stakeholders for the development of business strategies in the decentralised renewable energy sector, the Summit creates a unique networking opportunity for companies, public institutions and NGOs working in off-grid renewable energy markets. 

For more detailed information on the Summit, including the latest agenda, please visit the event page.


ARE offers different and customisable sponsorship options according to your wishes. Contact us to get a quote.

 Day 2: B2B Off-grid Matchmaking (23 March 2017)

ARE in cooperation with the  Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) , will organise a B2B Off-grid Matchmaking event, which will  bring together key institutional and business decisions makers and representatives to accelerate business growth in off-grid renewable energy markets.

Through structured B2B and B2Finance sessions participants are offered the chance to meet their next business partner or financier and to   advance existing projects at different stages of maturity. 

The event will also feature presentations on the market opportunities in Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal, brought to you by high-level speakers of the respective local renewable energy associations.

For more detailed information on the B2B, including the latest agenda, please visit the event page.


 Confirmed Speakers for the Summit's High-level Session

Rachel Kyte 
CEO, SE4All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General 

Roberto Ridolfi
Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG for International  Cooperation and Development
European Commission

Faris Hasan
Director of Corporate Planning and Economic Service

Ariel Yepez-Garcia
Chief of the Energy Division
For more detailed information on the Summit, including the latest agenda and an overview of other confirmed speakers, please visit the event page.

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Erika Gomez
Event Coordinator
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Jens Jaeger
Policy & Business Development Officer
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