|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// EVERSHEDS|
|Our specialist clean energy and sustainability team is one of the leading international teams and has been awarded Renewable Legal Advisors of the Year (Euromoney / Ernst & Young).
We advise on all aspects of all renewable and clean energy technologies across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including: onshore and offshore wind, biomass, waste and landfill gas to energy, solar, wave and tidal, hydro generation, bio fuels, CDM projects, carbon credit trading.
We are leaders in advising on offshore wind: advising on over 50% of the UK’s offshore wind projects; lead advisers on the largest offshore wind project in the world; as well as leading on the financing of the world’s largest proposed biomass project, and a cross-border hydropower project in West Africa.
We understand the global renewable energy market and have lawyers throughout the key jurisdictions. We are represented on key committees and groups in the sector.
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// DEG|
|The mission of DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is to promote business initiative in developing and emerging market countries as a contribution to sustainable growth and improved living conditions of the local population. To this end, we make long-term financing and advice available to private enterprises investing in these countries.
It is of utmost importance to us that the investments co-financed by DEG have a sustained beneficial impact in developing countries. We put emphasis on companies that are successful in the long term and on value-added investments that make an impact.
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// PROPARCO|
|PROPARCO, AFD’s subsidiary dedicated to private investment, promotes private investment in emerging and developing countries in order to boost growth, promote sustainable development and reach the Millennium Development Goals. Its financing is tailored to the specific needs of investors in the productive sector, financial systems, infrastructure and private equity investment.|
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// THESAN|
|The Thesan mission is to search for new and increasingly better ways of producing renewable, affordable and really environmentally sustainable energy. It began with solar energy and quickly branched out into new strategic sectors, in particular focusing on saving energy in the building industry. Right now, Thesan has two separate business units: Renewable & Clean Energy and Air Quality & Energy Saving.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// TCX|
|The Currency Exchange Fund N.V. (“TCX”) is a development finance initiative that offers currency derivatives in financial markets where such products are not available or poorly accessible.
TCX acts as a market‐maker in currencies and maturities not covered by banks. A key objective of the Fund is to allow lenders and borrowersto hedge currency mismatchesthatresult from cross‐border financing involving frontier markets.
TCX typically offers longer‐dated products to support longer‐term local currency finance.
TCX covers over 70 currencies worldwide. Since starting operationsin 2008, TCX has hedged over USD 3.6 billion of local currency loans. By December 2015, the Fund’s portfolio of cross currency swaps and forwards amounted to over USD 1.3 billion spread across 50 currencies and 650 transactions. TCX’s investor base consists of development finance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles active in emerging and frontier markets.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// JINKO SOLAR|
|JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base worldwide. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3 GW for solar cells, and 6 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2016.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 16 overseas subsidiaries: Singapore, Japan (2), India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and South Africa and 17 global sales offices: China (2), United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia.
|Jinko Solar Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// PHANES GROUP|
|Phanes Group is an international solar energy developer, investment and asset manager, strategically headquartered out of Dubai with a local footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, through its two offices in the region’s largest economies - Nigeria and South Africa.
Phanes Group has a pipeline of 600 MW under development in Africa, with 260 MW of grid connected solar PV in Nigeria across three different projects. The first of the three to be built, in the Sokoto region, is backed by one of the Nigerian government’s 14 PPAs. In addition, the group is developing off-grid solar solutions to ensure communities across the region have access to a stable and clean energy supply.
Established in 2012, Phanes Group’s integrated approach, combining financial and engineering expertise, enables the company to deliver end-to-end solar energy solutions. The group has a growing portfolio of solar investments and developments spanning multiple geographies with a distinct focus on emerging markets, especially MENA and sub-Saharan Africa.
In the Middle East, Phanes Group is delivering the region’s largest distributed solar project (DP World Solar Program) and completed phase I (33.4 MW) of the largest solar project in the Caribbean (Monte Plata). Cumulatively, the company’s global clean power contribution is in excess of 70 MW, with a further 1.5 GW in the pipeline.
|Phanes Group Website|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// SCATEC SOLAR|
|Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer (IPP), delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long-term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW. The company is producing electricity from 322 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and Jordan. With an established global presence, the company is growing briskly with a project backlog and pipeline of more than 1.8 GW under development or construction in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.|
|Scatec Solar Website|
|REGISTRATION SPONSOR /// VOLTIQ|
|Voltiq raises equity and debt for its clients and partners, focusing exclusively on renewable energy and energy transmission projects. Main focus is on wind (on- and offshore), solar PV, and transmission, primarily in emerging markets.Voltiq has offices in The Netherlands, Spain and Panama, and has executed more than 50 deals since 2009 covering 3,300 MW of wind capacity, 1,600 MW of solar PV, 300 MW of CSP, 240 MW biomass, and over 5,000 km of high voltage transmission. Voltiq secures maximum value creation for its clients in energy projects, arranging complex (international) financing structures. Voltiq has extensive networks with all leading financial institutions including commercial banks, multilaterals and development banks.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CROWDCREDIT|
|Crowdcredit was founded in 2013 aiming at connecting borrowers in needs of capitals in countries with premature financial infrastructure and investors in needs of asset management opportunities in countries with saturated financial market, namely Japan.
Currently, the company is exploring solar energy sector and is developing partnership with those parties; such as, off/on-grid manufacturers, installers, financiers, project developers, etc. who have regular financing needs for business expansion. Moreover, it is possible for Crowdcredit to suffice their needs by serial loans that are funded every two weeks by Japanese retail investors in its proprietary crowd funding platform.
As of today, Crowdcredit has raised loan funds of US$ 45mm+ from 8,000+ registered investors at the recent rate of US$ 4mm per month with increasing trend. Also, the company has provided loans to SMEs, non-bank lenders and individuals mainly in emerging or newly developed countries; such as, Peru, Estonia, Georgia, Cameroon, etc.