The eighth annual Africa Energy Indaba, held on the 16th and 17th February, hosted almost 1000 delegates and was the highlight for those who attended the Sandton conference, exhibition and many side events which are hosted during "Africa Energy Indaba Week" every year. Various African Energy Ministers, including 50 global and continental energy luminaries attended the in-depth workshops, panel discussions and private leader's dialogues in Johannesburg to decide and debate Africa’s energy future for the decades to come. The event was covered extensively in the African mainstream media, with front page headlines deliberating how Africa can overcome its enormous challenges in ensuring access to energy for all Africans.
The theme for the 2016 Africa Energy Indaba was "Energy – the key driver for Africa’s economic growth" and every aspect of the 2016 programme supported the growth and development ideals of Africa’s various energy sectors. For almost a decade, the annual Africa Energy Indaba has served as the connection point for investments into Africa's energy sectors catering to opportunities from small renewable energy projects to billion dollar utility tenders.
The Africa Energy Indaba is the World Energy Council (WEC) African regional event and as such the event receives global recognition as the foremost event for energy professionals operating in Africa, wanting access to the growing African energy sector. The African energy sector requires USD 40 billion worth of investment annually with a production capacity requirement of 7,000 megawatts per year to meet the demand required to ensure energy access to all Africans. This presents a major opportunity for companies to explore business opportunities in the African energy sector.
Ⅱ. Exhibitor Profile:
● Governments, development institutions & DFIs
● Country pavilions
● Power generation
● Oil & natural gas
● Hydro & solar
● Nuclear power
● Wind (onshore and offshore)
● Wave, tidal
● Geothermal technologies and developers
● Natural gas
● Financial Services Environmental
● Construction and Project Financing Energy Management & Integrated Building Automation
● Energy Efficiency and Conservation
● Lighting Efficiency
● Smart Metering
Ⅲ. Why Exhibit:
◆ The Africa Energy Indaba exhibition is a very targeted business exhibition platform unlike most other exhibitions.
◆ The exhibition provides access to the senior energy decision makers attending the Africa Energy Indaba conference. The conference delegates are people one would not normally get to meet at an exhibition and are executive energy decision-makers.
◆ All conference delegates have their refreshment breaks in the exhibition hall, guaranteeing access to the delegates.
◆ The partnership with the World Energy Council, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and SANEA brings key delegates to the Indaba from across the world, Africa and Southern Africa and all exhibitors will have an opportunity to interact and meet with them.
◆ A formal Business Matchmaking Programme is provided that is complimentary to all exhibitors ensuring access to the key delegates, other exhibitors and key visitors in attendance.
◆ The Business Matchmaking Programme yielded 570 meetings resulting in significant deal-flow at the 2014 Indaba.
Ⅳ. Conference Topics:
★ Debate policy
★ Review industrial progress and market trends
★ Discuss the efficiency of various public support mechanisms and public-private partnerships across the continent
★ Review new data and the latest technological trends globally
Ⅴ. Who Will Attend:
● Government & Municipality
● Project Developers/ Consultants/ Analysts
● Environmental Engineering
● Equipment & Technology Solutions
● Banks/ Investors/ Insurance
● Automotive & Transport
● Green Energy
● Commodity Traders/ Agents & Brokers
● Associations & Press
Ⅵ. Press Release:
The third annual Women in Energy conference, organised by the Africa Energy Indaba, will bring together Africa's leading women in the energy sector on Monday 20th February at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Africa Energy Indaba was the first energy conference on the continent to launch a specialised event for the promotion and empowerment of women in the energy sector and the theme of the 2017 one-day conference is “Developing African women Leaders to create our energy future”. Research indicates that overcoming gender inequality and gender-related legal restrictions would increase annual GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa by 0.75 percent.
The Africa Energy Indaba is the World Energy Council (WEC) African regional event and as such the event receives global recognition as the foremost event for energy professionals operating in Africa, wanting access to the growing African energy sector.
The Africa Energy Indaba’s Women in Energy conference is designed to aid the increase in leadership and development of women involved in the African energy sectors. The event comprises a number of keynote addresses by leading African women as well as a number of panel sessions. The event provides a platform for women (and men who are involved in empowering women in the workplace) to network, share their knowledge, discuss achievements and encourage the advancement of women across all sectors of the energy industry.
The two-day conference programme will provide extensive insight on how investors, governments, and corporates can come together to improve energy access across the continent, explore new energy resource opportunities, evaluate how to mitigate risks associated with investing in the energy sector, and identify the critical partnerships for ensuring the development and future sustainability of Africa's energy industries.