Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Development and Investment Road Show 2016

May 9, 2016 - May 10, 2016 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa investor and the IFC will host the upcoming Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Development and Investment Road Show 2016 in Johannesburg on 9th and 10th May.

This Summit will gather Africa’s top project developers, project financiers, construction co-developer infrastructure investors, PPP project preparation facilities, PPP Units and infrastructure policy makers to forge partnerships and advance critical projects.

Colin FitzRandolph, Commercial Manager and Linda Thompson, Senior Development Manager will represent Mainstream at this key event.


Energy and Mines Summit, Chile

May 17, 2016 - May 18, 2016 | Santiago, Chile

Mainstream are proud sponsors of the Energy and Mines Summit in Santiago, Chile . The event will  provide an opportunity for our team to meet the key energy decision-makers in the mining community who are actively looking for alternative energy solutions.

Energy is a major operational cost and strategic focus for the global mining sector. The competitiveness and growth of mining is being challenged by rising energy costs and power supply disruptions. With energy accounting for at least 20 to 40% of operational costs and production being curtailed due to power shortages, mines across the world are looking to renewables to drive affordable and secure power solutions for grid-tied and remote operations.

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New Energy Update South Africa 2016

June 8, 2016 - June 9, 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

CSP Today South Africa, PV Insider South Africa and Wind Energy Update South Africa conferences are co-locating for 2016 to form New Energy Update South Africa, enabling a day of plenary sessions delving deep into cross-industry renewable generation topics such as regulation and finance, before splitting into three technology-specific tracks. As such, New Energy Update South Africa will be the focal point for the Sub-Saharan African renewables industry, bringing together 300+ leading investors, government officials, developers and EPCs to discuss the present and future of the market.

Our Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor will participate in the event providing a key-note address.  He will be joined by other industry leaders including: Department of Energy, IPP Office, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environmental Affairs, Eskom, NamPower, Embassy of Spain, Development Bank of South Africa, Rand Merchant Bank, PWC, Nedbank Capital, and Barclays.

The 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum

June 21, 2016 - June 24, 2016 | London, UK

Mainstream are proud sponsors of the 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 22-24 June in London at The O2 Continental hotel.

AEF has established itself as the international marketplace where governments and power utilities of Africa unite with the energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects across Africa. All the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time.  Over 1800 industry stakeholders are expected to attend in June 2016 including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more.

With massive demand for power in Africa and international investors keen to fund power projects, this is the most established African power event that African governments and private sector attend year on year. To be added to the mailing list for this meeting, please email

Mainstream will have a delegation from our business development and finance teams attending.  Our stand is located in the main aisle, stand number 85.

Founder and Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor will deliver a keynote address on Thursday 24th June at 0910 hours.

Should you wish to schedule a meeting with any members of our delegation, please email us.

Visit the AEF website here for more information.