After its successful launch in 2023, AOW: 50 returns in 2024 to provide an intimate platform that generates ideas and discuss policies that will result in actionable and progressive outcome for African nations. As part of our Governments & VIP programme, AOW: 50 is a niche and high-level vehicle that drives high impact deals and pragmatic solutions for Africa’s energy sector.

2023 Highlights

The grand launch of AOW 50 in 2023 put a highlight on African energy transition journeys. Opened by Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, the discussion focused on highlighting the diversity of each region's energy mix and promoting public-private sector cooperation to invest in Africa's wide range of energy sources.

Minister Mantashe shared South Africa's energy growth story and insisted on the need to attract additional private sector investments across the country's energy infrastructure. He especially called on energy cooperation and trade amongst African nations and expressed hopes to the see the mega Inga III hydropower project from the D.R. Congo back on the table very soon. Following his opening remarks, AOW:50 organised a leadership roundtable between the public and the private sector before inviting our community to intimate roundtable discussions around key topics driving Africa’s energy transformation journey: finance, gas, and power.

Why join AOW:50 Ministerial & VIP Programme?

  • Closed door, roundtable discussion under ‘Chatham House Rules’

  • Opportunity to influence and problem solve with African government and energy executives across the globe

  • A complimentary pass to attend AOW 2024

  • Invitation to AOW:50 Programme and functions throughout the week

  • Opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with industry, investors and governments

  • Bespoke AOW:50 schedule for Minister and senior government officials highlighting core activities for the week

  • Speaking opportunities to be discussed and offered in line with the governments and programmes objectives

  • Press and media opportunities with our global PR agency Ogilvy

Our VIP Lounge

In 2023, AOW: Investing in African Energy launched its premium and exclusive VIP Lounge at CTICC 2, reserved for our government officials and VIP members. The VIP Lounge provides a prestigious setting at the heart of AOW where government officials and executives can meet and exchange in a private setting away from the crowd. Contact the Government Relations team for further information on AOW:50 Ministerial & VIP Programme.

A snapshot of AOW:50