The U.S. Commercial Service-Michigan, and Power Africa invite you to attend a roundtable event at Ann Arbor SPARK on July 11th to learn about the U.S. government initiative,Power Africa.
Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Ann Arbor SPARK, 330 E. Liberty St. Lower Level, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: No Charge
Round-Table event will:
• Highlight business opportunities in the energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa
• Showcase American companies successfully doing business in the sub-Saharan Africa energy sector
• Provide an opportunity to meet and engage first-hand with Power Africa team members interested in helping you explore opportunities for your company.
• Showcase American industry and knowhow.
What is Power Africa?
• A market-driven, U.S. Government-led public-private partnership to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa
• Two primary goals: add 30,000 MW of generation capacity and expand electricity access to 60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa
• A one-stop shop for businesses seeking tools and resources to do business in Africa’s power sector
• Brings together more than 140 of the world’s top companies, development institutions, and financial entities
• Employs a transaction-centered approach to address constraints to project development and investment
• Aims to reduce risk and accelerate projects — with financing, risk mitigation, technical and transaction support, and local government engagement
9:00 am – 9:20 am: Opening and Welcome Remarks – Richard Corson, Director, U.S. Commercial Service E. Michigan
9:20 am – 9:30 am: Introduction to Power Africa – Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa
9:30 am – 9:50 am: Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Africa – Megan Taylor, Commercial Outreach Coordinator, Power Africa
9:50 am – 10:10 am: USTDA Support for U.S. Companies and Role within Power Africa – David Riposo, Implementation Manager, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
10:10 am – 10:30 am: Question & Open Discussion
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Networking
Ann Arbor SPARK location: 201 S. Division, Suite 430, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
330 East Liberty Street