12th Annual Energy Africa Conference

Smart Cities in Africa and Business Opportunities

Transforming the African economy by providing accessible, affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy solutions to every citizen.

November 14 -15, 2019
Denver, Colorado, USA



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Sheraton-Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place | Denver, Colorado 80202

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Conference Room Location

Majestic Ballroom [click for directions]

Date and Time

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:00 AM - 

Friday, Nov. 15, 5:00 PM [MST]

2019: Smart Cities in Africa and Business Opportunities

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Cities occupy only 2% of the land mass and yet they consume over 67% of electricity and account for more than 70% of the carbon emissions.  As cities become “smart” they are significantly reducing their carbon foot print by employing clean energy, and leveraging technologies for energy and operational efficiency, transportation, waste management and communication.  This year, the Energy Africa Conference in collaboration with the African diaspora, under the theme, “Smart Cities and Energy Solutions” will present the African Smart Cities and the inherent business opportunities. The Conference will focus on current and upcoming smart cities to highlight energy solutions and the inherent business opportunities.   

Join us and learn from high-level decision and policy makers how as an investor, project developer, consulting company, engineering company, technology or a business professional,
can plug into the many business opportunities in smart cities in Africa. Network, form partnerships and be part of unique group that is connected to existing and upcoming smart cities. Be one of the first firms to learn about these opportunities and know what is working and not working about smart cities. 

The Energy Africa Conference, now in its 12th year, has developed a community of project developers, investors, funders, policy makers, service providers and other professionals in the energy space from around the globe and Africa, to form partnerships, identify bankable projects in Africa and collaboratively fund and deploy these projects in line with the Power Africa Initiative and the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Under the theme, “Smart Cities in Africa and Business Opportunities”, this year’s conference will focus on smart cities as part of the energy solutions for Africa and the inherent business opportunities.  

This two-day conference features keynote presentations, enlightening case studies, expert and practitioner lively interactive conversations and opportunities for one on one business negotiations and networking under a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

We hope this conference inspires you to think bigger and more broadly about the lucrative energy related opportunities in Africa, to expand your horizons, to grow your businesses and to help make the world a better place while doing real business. Be part of the solution.



  • Investors

  • Block chain professionals

  • Technology solution providers

  • Renewable energy providers

  • Engineering firms

  • Engineering, Procurement and Management Companies

  • Municipalities and Cities

  • Utilities

  • Transportation providers

  • Telecommunications providers

  • Property developers

  • Financial Institutions

  • Consultants and Management Companies

  • Technology solution providers

  • Chambers of Commerce

  • Professionals

  • Anybody interested in smart cities


This conference will connect you to the business opportunities and latest developments in the smart city space. As a participant, you will: 

  • Tap into a captive audience from all over the world presenting investment and business expansion opportunities.

  • Take a glimpse into new technologies in the smart cities and energy fields from the United States and other countries for potential investments and partnerships.

  • Connect to real business projects in Africa

  • Talk directly to decision makers

This conference is unique in that you are not only networking, sharing best practices, ideas, technologies and knowledge, but also have the opportunity to be connected to real projects in Africa identified by the conference community.


About Us

The Global Commerce Forum

The Global Commerce Forum is a non profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities, and exchanging knowledge and ideas about global commerce and the environment.

This group of dedicated and forward thinking business executives, government and non-governmental officials, academicians, engineers, investors, students, and policy makers from different fields and countries around the world seeks to catalyze worldwide coordination, cooperation and collaboration among different constituents and stakeholders to facilitate low carbon global trade and emerging market countries’ economic development, alleviate poverty, and recast the standard of living of the under-served populations.

The Global Commerce Forum produces the Energy Africa Conference annually.

Meet our conference organizers.


2019 Speakers

Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe.

2019 Sponsors

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Jim and Mary Donovan

Mark Safty


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