CbI chairman Jon Marks led the Africa Hardball political risk roundtable on the opening day of the African Energy Forum in Istanbul.
Held under the Chatham House Rule, Africa Hardball brought together more than 40 energy industry professionals on 18 June to discuss topics ranging from key issues on the African political agenda, including South Africa after the elections, Nigeria and Tanzania in the run-up to their elections, and tensions and ambitions in Mozambique, to key developments in governance and transparency and the political likelihood that initiatives to develop cross-border electricity and pipeline interconnections can work.
Companies and organisations present included Amandi Energy, Aspen Energy, Baker & McKenzie, Bechtel, CRDB Bank, DNV, Doosan Heavy Industries, Electricity Control Board Namibia, Endeavor Energy Holdings, Tanzania state energy and water regulator EWURA, General Electric, International Finance Corporation, KenGen, Mantis, Marubeni Middle-East & Africa Power, Ministry of Energy and Minerals Tanzania, Nampower, The Abraaj Group, The Louis Berger Group, and Windlab Developments.
Jon Marks later chaired AEF's Frontier Power Briefing, a panel session focused on regional projects and the role of power in maximising capacity within the mining sectors of Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
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CbI is holding two further Africa Hardball roundtables in London on 1 and 2 July, focused respectively on North and East Africa.
North Africa Hardball on 1 July includes a panel featuring CbI's Jon Marks and John Hamilton; Kamal Benkoussa, Recent Candidate in the Algerian Presidential Election; Dominic Asquith, Director, Libyan British Business Council; Noman Benotman, President, Quilliam Foundation; Salem El-Maiar, Libyan National Adviser, International Organisation for Migration; Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Read the agenda
East Africa Hardball on 2 July includes a panel featuring CbI's Jon Marks and Thalia Griffiths; Harriet Mathews OBE, Head, East and West Africa Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Gabriel Bujulu, Principal Petroleum Engineer, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation; Andrea Bohnstedt, Director, Africa Assets; Alex Budden, Vice President External Relations, Africa Oil Corporation; Richard Nield, Journalist & Broadcaster; and Patrick Smith, Editor, Africa Confidential. Read the agenda