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:
There is currently a heated debate in the public discourse about nuclear proliferation and government’s announcement that it will proceed with a nuclear build programme. Media coverage about whether nuclear power is the right solution for South Africa is extensive. Nuclear power development brings with it the opportunity for South Africa to become skilled and competent as a nation in certain technological developments that aren’t found with other forms of energy. Spinoff benefits to having a thriving nuclear industry include the opportunity to increase the already successful nuclear medicines industry. The treatment of cancer and the training and skilling of nuclear engineers and scientists are major areas to benefit from this.
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 8th annual Africa Energy Indaba will be held on the 16 - 17 February 2016 in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Host to 11 African Energy Ministers and many energy luminaries, the event is set to provide access to key energy decision makers in Africa. The event comprises a number of conferences and an exhibition to showcase energy products and services to meet Africa's energy demands.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.
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.