The rise of Africa in the energy industry
Continental and international energy experts are preparing for the ninth Africa Energy Indaba and the imminent rise of Africa in the energy industry.
This Energy Indaba, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on February 21 and 22, is the only African energy event organised for Africans, by Africans, in Africa. It is the regional Africa event of the World Energy Council (WEC).
The indaba is strategically partnered with the South African National Energy Association (SANEA), the NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) and the South Africa Electrotechnical Export Council as the official Trade Industry Association partner.
The Indaba comes at a crucial time, as several African countries are experiencing first-hand the impact of poor energy infrastructure, increased demand for energy and a lack of supply. Disruptive new technologies and global environmental challenges are driving the energy sector to make significant changes to the way in which energy is produced and consumed.
For the third time, Africa’s female leaders in energy will be attending the Women in Energy Conference – which is an essential part of the Indaba. The theme of the one-day conference, held on February 20, is “Developing African women leaders to create our energy future”.
The Indaba is a platform for the discussion of critical issues, providing a space for innovative solutions to inspire change and deliver business growth opportunities for Africa’s energy sector. It’s also a showcase for an exciting exhibition, which allows energy companies to display their products or services to influencial people in the industry.