Exciting Africa Energy Indaba official side events

There’s less than a week to go before the tenth Africa Energy Indaba, the focus of which spans the oil and gas, renewables, nuclear, coal, hydro, biothermal and biomass sectors on the continent.

The 2018 Africa Energy Indaba will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from February 20 to 21, and will bring together businesses, organisations and leaders committed to powering Africa and are looking for energy solutions.

The event receives the highest level of endorsement and support of any energy event: it is the regional event of the World Energy Council (WEC), which has supported it since 2011. The event enjoys strategic partnerships with the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the African Union’s NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA). With the support of these key players, Energy Indaba’s status enjoys a lofty status locally as well as globally. In addition, it is the only major energy event hosted on the continent, organised by Africans, for the benefit of Africa.

The main two-day conference is complemented by an exhibition as well as a number of exciting side events:
Africa Gas Forum
The third Africa Gas Forum will address Africa’s oil and gas potential, which will grow significantly over the next two decades, driven by population growth, urbanisation and the emergence of a wealthier middle class. Africa is endowed with natural resources that are changing the global energy landscape, with six of the top ten global discoveries in the oil and gas sector in 2013 being made in Africa. This event takes place on February 19.

Women in Energy Conference
The fourth Women in Energy Conference supports the increase in leadership and development of women involved in the African energy space. This one-day forum, on February 19, will provide a platform for women to network, share their knowledge, discuss achievements and encourage the advancement of women across all sectors of the energy industry.

Nuclear Forum
The eighth Nuclear Forum will host a discussion on the development of the nuclear build programme in South Africa and the opportunity for localisation, skills development and access to business opportunities linked to the programme. In addition, participants will explore the importance of nuclear in the energy mix. This will take place on February 20.

Independent Power Producers and Power Purchase Agreements Conference (IPP & PPA Conference)

Already, 2018 has promised to be another active year for independent power producers and energy projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa and across various technologies. There is international investor focus on IPPs due to the power shortages and load shedding in the region and the increasing demand for energy amongst the region’s growing economies.

The fifth Independent Power Producers and Power Purchase Agreements Conference (IPP & PPA Conference) will be one of the four side events at the conference in Johannesburg on February 22.

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