Energy for All Investor Forum

The Energy for All Investor Forum 2018 is an annual regional event organized by ADB that highlights important trends and best practices in the energy access sector. At the center of this event is an investor matching activity wherein bankable SMEs that serve the energy poor are promoted to impact funds, climate funds and other financing institutions. By facilitating private sector investment in this manner, ADB aims to broaden the impact of these SMEs in the Asia Pacific Region. This activity may also result in the adoption of the technologies developed by these SMEs in mini-grids, and other applications in the broader renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

The topics discussed in each session are designed to inform and benefit government representatives, investors, financing Institutions, energy access entrepreneurs and other clean energy practitioners.


ADB is jointly organizing the Energy for All Investor Forum 2018 with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) during the Singapore International Energy Week. This activity is part of the capacity building services offered by the Sustainable Energy Centre of Excellence (SECOE), which was jointly established by ADB and SEAS through a knowledge partnership agreement. 

The Energy for All Investor Forum will begin with two-panel discussions about the trends in the energy access sector.

Session 1 will discuss the services ADB offers to clarify the local market potential for decentralized energy solutions, and support Governments to develop enabling policies and regulations that encourage greater private sector participation in this domain. By aggregating multiple data sets from online and offline sources and visualizing them in a GIS Map, ADB intends to demonstrate the merits of a national electrification plan that utilizes decentralized electrification solutions, and in the process, de-risk individual project opportunities for private sector companies.

In Session 2, ADB will touch on the business acceleration and investment facilitation services it offers to SMEs operating in the energy access sector. The focus of the panel discussion will be the experience of the entrepreneurs who implemented energy access projects with the support of ADB, and their views on the multidimensional challenges that persist in the decentralized energy sector.

After the panel discussions, ADB will proceed to Session 3 wherein selected companies will be given an opportunity to make a pitch to the investors in attendance.

Finally, in Session 4, ADB will organize a facilitated networking event that will allow all participants to interact with the panelists from the previous sessions.

For more information, download the draft concept note here.

Event Details
November 02, 2018 8:00AM, Friday

November 02, 2018 6:00PM, Friday
Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore Room 4611, Roselle Junior Ballroom Level 4 Singapore (Show Map)

Energy Efficiency, Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy, Energy Access, Consultation, Urban Energy Access

95 slots available
Charles Navarro