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Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a must attend!

Africa’s longest running and largest power and energy show shaping the regional energy market through sharing knowledge, educating the market and facilitating influential meetings.

Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, influenced or concluded at this show. GE, Barloworld Power, Siemens, MTU, Alstom, Voith, IBM, ABB, Mott Macdonald, Solar World Africa, Yingli Solar, Vestas, SMA, Arup… just to name a few, have all leveraged Power & Electricity World Africa as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers.

Our mission is to maintain this forum as the industry meeting place where industry professionals come and learn how to develop sustainable, clean and bankable world class energy generation projects throughout the African continent. Year on year, the event provides our partners with access to over 500 African energy utility and IPP decision makers, who traditionally are difficult to reach. And most importantly, the show allows them to meet real buyers.

We are proud to have hosted utilities such as Eskom, STEG, Nampower, Zesco, KenGen, Tanesco, EDM, ENE, Ethiopian Electric Power, CEET, SNEL, Senelec, Sonabel, Nigelec, GRIDco, VRA, Tanesco, CIE, SONABEL, SBEE and many others over the years. And we are proud to have welcomed back on excess of 33 African countries for the 2016 edition of the event.

Power & Electricity World Africa continues to provide the meeting place for buyers, sellers and their partners to do the deals that drive Africa’s energy sector.

Exclusive conference highlights
The conference brings together the brightest and most innovative minds that are shaping the way we generate energy and meet growing demand. Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 is delighted to bring you the global and African leaders who are shaping our energy future. Our ‘headline acts’ include:

  • Dr. Donald Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Leading the way as a world-renowned expert in the area of batteries and grid-level energy storage, Dr Sadoway is disrupting our energy future. He is turning the power sector on its head.
  • Dr. Sadoway was chosen as Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and Bill gates has also invested in his start up.
  • Kelvin Doe, Innovator & Founder, Kelvin Doe Foundation, Sierra Leon. Doe, a completely self-taught engineer, manages his own fully-staffed community radio station in Sierra Leone, which is powered by a generator created from a deteriorating voltage stabiliser. Among those inventions is a battery that he created to light up homes in his neighbourhood. Kelvin Doe’s inventions are especially valuable in his home country of Sierra Leone, where, according to Kelvin, the lights there only turn on “about once a week.” The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has hailed Kelvin as a role model other African youth should emulate. Join Kelvin at Power and Electricity World Africa as he shares his story and speaks about how to get more young people involved in powering the continent.

You can also expect to hear from Special Presidential Advisors to a number of African presidents. They will be giving you exclusive insights on how their home countries are modelling the power & electricity markets.
Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • H.E. Jeannot Matadi Atadi Nenga, Minister, Ministry of Energy & Water, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • H.E. Come Manirakiza, Minister, Ministry Mines and Energy, Burundi
  • Jean-Chrysostome Mekondongo, Permanent Secretary, Central African Power Pool, Congo (Brazzaville)
  • H.E Serge Blaise Zoniaba, Minister, Ministry of Energy & Hydraulics, Congo Brazzaville
  • H.E. Mohamed Bechir, Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Energy & Mines, Mauritania
  • Siengui Apollinaire Ki, Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP)
  • Lebbi Changullah, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool (EAPP)
  • Andre Kamba, Special Advisor to the President, The Presidency, Congo (Brazzaville) 
  • Harbinder Singh Sethi, Executive Chairman, Independent Power Tanzania Limited
  • Andre Nguesseu, Head of Energy, ADEID, Cameroon
  • Gilbert Soa, Executive Director, Snedai Groupe, Ivory Coast
  • Celestin Dangbeji, Secretary General, SBEE, Benin
  • Felix Ngamlagosi, Director General, Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority, Tanzania
  • Karen Sund, Founder and Partner, Sund Energy, Norway   
  • Helen Tarnoy, Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Vahid Fotuhi, Managing Director, Access Power, UAE
  • Sophia Mgonja, Deputy Managing Director, Tanesco, Tanzania
  • Todeman Assan, Head of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water, Benin
  • Chiedu Agbo, CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Nigeria

Click here to see the full agenda

Our roundtable discussion topics will tackles topics such as:

  1. Building a local renewables manufacturing industry
  2. Trends in the power generation mix – fossil fuels, nuclear, renewable energy, and distributed generation
  3. Tapping into Africa’s geothermal prospects
  4. Is the high costs of temporary power preventing Africa from investing in permanent power?
  5. Is it time for power market reform to allow for retail customer participation and distribution network marginal pricing?
  6. Integrating energy efficiency with on-site generation
  7. Energy for the empowerment of women entrepreneurs
  8. Building infrastructure for energy evacuation
  9. Utility privatisation and partial listings: Is this the future?
  10. National and regional energy planning for nuclear power development

The conference combines thought provoking keynote presentations, practical case studies, country spotlights, numerous roundtables and workshops delivered by those who are at the forefront of globally disrupting and shaping the future of our industry.

With content covering solar, transmission and distribution, energy storage, clean technology, energy efficiency, finance and investment as well as country spotlights, means that there’s a full and varied agenda to choose from.

The conference and streams are pay to attend, which means the audience will be made up of senior level delegates and VIPs.
It’s an exciting and challenging time in energy, filled with innovation and disruption. Our agenda is designed to excite, provoke, inspire and captivate!

Book now to attend the show happening on the 28-29 March 2017 Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg South Africa