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ABOUT POWER-GEN AFRICA CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION



 

POWER-GEN Africa and its sister event DistribuTECH Africa, will return to Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, from 15-17 July 2015 and will once again provide comprehensive coverage of the power needs, resources and issues facing the electricity generation industries across sub-Saharan Africa.

With POWER-GEN Africa’s conference and exhibition focusing on all aspects of the conventional and renewable power generation industry and DistribuTECH Africa focusing on transmission and distribution sectors within sub-Saharan Africa, the event brings together the world’s leading power equipment suppliers along with companies developing power infrastructure in this dynamic region of the world.

As Africa’s power requirements expands in line with rapid growth and development throughout the continent, there continues to be a driving need for more widespread, reliable and sustainable electricity.

There is no better time than now to attend POWER-GEN Africa and be part of the Africa's exciting market growth.

QUICK OVERVIEW

EVENT SNAPSHOT

Over the course of 3 days, POWER-GEN Africa and co-located DistribuTECH Africa 2015 will feature:

  • 40+ conference sessions as part of a multi-track conference programme
  • 145+ eminent international speakers from around the world
  • Hot topic presentations and panel discussions
  • Guided technical tours
  • 100+ leading exhibitors from the region and world-wide showcasing their latest technologies
  • Informative training workshops

TARGET AUDIENCE

POWER-GEN Africa and co-located DistribuTECH Africa targets those who work in:

  • Utility and private power sectors
  • Engineering
  • Commercial personnel from the equipment manufacturing and consulting fields.
  • Professionals from utilities and energy intensive industries with responsibility for ensuring power supply
  • Officials and ministers from the national and regional political spheres who are tasked with energy policy

 

WHAT MAKES POWER-GEN AFRICA SPECIAL?

POWER-GEN Africa is already making a statement in the industry and is:

  • Set to become sub-Saharan Africa’s premier and leading event dedicated to the power generation industry, focusing on the current and future trends, needs and resources within this region of the world
  • An outstanding opportunity to reach and meet over 2,000 high-level industry professionals in one place at one time, allowing networking, business and sales opportunities with key industry buyers and influencers from around the globe
  • Organized by PennWell, the worlds leading event organizer and publisher in the power industry. The experience and knowledge that PennWell commands will ensure that POWER-GEN Africa continues to grow and become the regions premier industry event

WHY ATTEND?

POWER-GEN Africa and co-located DistribuTECH Africa provide the ideal opportunity for you to:

  • Upgrade your company's infrastructure to compete with your competitors
  • Improve staff skills and resources with training and development
  • Expand your company's expertise with new equipment and project developments
  • Deploy new technology to improve business performance
  • Attract investors to advance market presence

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CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED

The Call for Papes is NOW CLOSED for the POWER-GEN Africa 2015 conference.

The Advisory Baord will assess all submissions and successful and unsuccessful canditates will be notifed accordingly by end of December 2014.

POWER-GEN AFRICA CONFERENCE







             

POWER-GEN Africa will consist of a conference and exhibition dedicated to the needs, resources and issues facing the power generation sector across sub-Saharan Africa. It will, for the 3rd year, bring together a range of experts involved in every aspect of the business of power generation from policy makers, project developers, financiers, engineers, suppliers and operators in a forum that offers valuable networking and information exchange.

POWER-GEN Africa is set to become the meeting place between the world’s leading equipment and services providers and those developing and operating power infrastructure in this dynamic region of the world. The conference and exhibition will also attract those who work in government planning, finance and legal aspects, utility and private power producers.

The worldwide POWER-GEN family of events stands for quality information exchange and leading edge technology. Make your mark at the 3rd POWER-GEN Africa alongside leading power professionals from the international and African power sectors.

For further information regarding the POWER-GEN Africa conference, please contact:

Samantha Malcolm
Senior Conference Manager
T: +44 (0) 1992 656 619
F: +44 (0) 1992 656 700
E: samantham@pennwell.com

WHO ATTENDS?

       




                              
Following on from the success of the 2nd POWER-GEN Africa conference and exhibition, the 3rd annual POWER-GEN Africa 2015 is expected to progress year-on-year to become the region's leading event for industry professionals to attend from the following industries:

• Power Generation Companies
• Electric Utilities
• Architects/Engineers
• Engineering Companies
• Consulting Firms
• Financial Firms
• Government Local/State/Federal Energy Companies
• Construction & Maintenance Contractors
• Fuel Suppliers
• Independent Power Producers
• Original Equipment Manufacturers
• Power Industry Consultants
• Power Plant Designers
• Project Developers
• Research and Development Organizations
• Human Resource Managers and Recruiters
• Equipment Inspection and Repair Specialists
• Construction Contractors
• Maintenance Service Providers
• Operations Service Providers
• IT Specialists
• Human Resource Managers and Recruiters
• Equipment Inspection and Repair Specialists
• Construction Contractors
• Maintenance Service Providers
• Operations Service Providers
• IT Specialists
• And others

WHY ATTEND?

Whether you are a start-up or more established company, POWER-GEN Africa 2015 offers you the opportunity to raise your company profile by launching new technologies or raising awareness about your products and equipment. 

No where else gives you the opportunity to reach and meet leading power industry professionals in one place at the same time and network with key industry buyers and influencers from around the globe.

86% of conference delegates to POWER-GEN Africa, rate the quality of the conference programme as very good or excellent

97% of visitors to POWER-GEN Africa, specifically attend to view the exhibition

For speaker and exhibitor opportunties, view the:

SAVE THE DATE BROCHURE

 

Conference & Speaker Enquiries:
Samantha Malcolm
Senior Conference Manager

T: +44 (0) 1992 656 619
F: +44 (0) 1992 656 700
E: samantham@pennwell.com
 
   

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Enquiries:
Leon Stone
Exhibit Sales Manager 
T: +44 (0) 1992 656 671
F: +44 (0) 1992 656 700
E: leons@pennwell.com


Exhibitor Service Enquiries:

Joanna
Gillespie
Senior Exhibit Services Manager

T: +44 (0) 1992 656 672
F: +44 (0) 1992 656 700
E: joannag@pennwell.com   

 

WHY EXHIBIT?





   

  

 

POWER-GEN Africa exhibition and concurrent conference, is a unique forum which showcases the latest technological developments from around the world.

Now in its 3rd year, POWER-GEN Africa is quickly becoming recognized as one of the region's premier events for the power generation sector within the African continent.

The exhibition floor is populated by major players in the conventional power generation and renewables sectors, alongside a high-level conference featuring strategic and technical presentations by leading experts in the renewable power energy field.

Attracting senior decision makers, this unriivalled platform enables you to:

EXPLORE business opportunities and meet new partners in dynamic surroundings
PROMOTE new products and services to the marketplace
RAISE your company profile and awareness within the sub-Saharan market
SHOWCASE your products and technologies and develop new customer bases
CREATE sales leads and make lasting relationships with clients
ACCESS the regions most influential decision makers over 3 days
STAY ahead of your competition
MEET your customers face to face

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POWER-GEN MULTI SHOW DISCOUNT

EXHIBIT AT MULTI SHOWS & SAVE!

Exhibit at three (3) or more POWER-GEN events and receive a 10% discount on each or at two (2) POWER-GEN events to receive a 5% discount on each.

DistribuTECH events included in this multi-show discount offer are: POWER-GEN Africa 2015, POWER-GEN Russia 2015, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2015, POWER-GEN Brasil 2014, POWER-GEN Asia 2014, POWER-GEN Middle East 2014 and POWER-GEN International 2014.

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POST EVENT REPORT - 2014

 

POST EVENT REPORT 2014

ClLICK ON IMAGE for everything you need to know about DistribuTECH Africa including typical:

  • Event Stats
  • Countries Represented
  • Special Event Highlights
  • Most Popular Conference Sessions
  • Exhibitor & Conference Attendee
  • Feedback at a Glance
  • Exhibitor List
  • Sponsors, Partners, Supporters
  • Contacts
  • Attendee Survey Responses

 

     

POWER-GEN AFRICA 2014 STATS AT A GLANCE


 

The world's key players converged in Cape Town for the 2nd POWER-GEN Africa 2014 event along with co-located DistribuTECH Africa which saw:

  • Over 2,300 visitors attended from over 69 countries, representing 6 continents
  • 61% of visitors came from 28 countries across Africa
  • 81% of visitors either specify or buy products and services
  • 75% of visitors come looking for new products / technologies
  • 78% of visitors intended to conduct business as a result of attending POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa 2014
  • 76% of visitors found POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa 2014 important to achieving their business objectives
  • 90% of visitors surveyed said POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa fulfilled expectations

POWER-GEN AFRICA 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa 2014 was held over 3 days from Monday 17- Wednesday 19 March 2014. The event welcomed over 2,300 people in attendance from 69 countries worldwide. The event comprised:

JOINT OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION

The Joint Opening Keynote Session, attended by over 350 delegates was standing room only with presentations by:

  • Mr. Nigel Blackaby, Director of PennWell Conferences, PennWell Corporation
  • Mr. Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy, USA
  • Dr. Wolsey Barnard, Deputy Director General: Policy, Planning and Clean Energy Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa
  • Mr. Robert Kahimise, Chief Executive Officer of Erongo RED, Namibia
  • Dr. Steve J. Lennon, Group Executive, Sustainability, Eskom Group Holdings, Republic of South Africa


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RIBBON CUTTING

The opening of the POWER-GEN Africa and co-located Africa took place on the exhibition floor with an official Ribbon Cutting and tour of the exhibition floor by the Keynote Speakers at the conclusion of the Joint Keynote Session.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________JOINT

PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION

After the official opening the conference continued with the Joint Plenary Panel Discussion, based upon the topic of "Energy Security on Africa".

This was followed by Conference Sessions on various hot topics including:

  • Emissions Control
  • Country Spotlights
  • Capacity Building
  • Operation & Maintenance & Plant Improvements
  • Boiler & Technology Issues
  • Renewable Energy Policy & Finance
  • Gas Turbines and Combined Cycle
  • Training & Development
  • Generators & Steam Turbines
  • Policy & Regulations
  • Project Case Studies
  • A Wind Powered Africa-a Panel Discussion on South Africa Power Pool
  • Harnessing Africa's Hydropower Potential
  • Electrical & Auxiliary
  • Africa's Solar Future

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CONFERENCE

The Conference included many significant and interesting topics with a host of high-quality international and local speakers covering the 5 concurrent tracks that made up the POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa conference programme.


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EXHIBITION

The Exhibition itself hosted a range of local and international companies of high stature, including exhibits from Andritz Hydro, Ansaldo Energia, FATA, ABB, Doosan Power Systems, Eaton South Africa, Foster Wheeler, SPX, and Eskom, to name but a few.  

Over the 3 days, the Exhibition Floor continued to be open enabling delegates and visitors the opportunity to meet previous contacts, make new business contacts, network and create new business opportunities.


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CLOSING RECEPTION
& BEST PAPER AWARDS

The event closed with a Closing Reception & Best Papers Awards Ceremony on the final day. Award presentations were awarded to:

TECHNICAL TRACK

Winner:
Refurbishment, Repowering and Life Extension of Power Plants in South Africa
Klaus-Dieter Tigges, Babcock Borsig Steinmüller

Highly Commended:
Implementation of DeSOx Technologies in a South African Context 
Candice Stephen, Eskom Holdings SOC

Highly Commended:
Solar Aided Power Generation (SAPG):  A South African case study
Warrick Pierce, Aurecon

STRATEGIC TRACK

Winner: 
Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI) 5-years research strategic plan
Louis Jestin, Electricite de France (EDF)

Highly Commended:
Operational excellence through qualification and global knowledge transfer     
Phindile M. Mooketse, Eskom Holdings SOC

Highly Commended:
Capacity Building in Africa through Major Projects
David Leligdon, Black & Veatch


RENEWABLE TRACK

Winner:
Non-Profit/Profit Partnership in SHPP: CEFA's Experiences and Perspectives in Tanzania
Jacopo Pendezza, CEFA Tanzania

Highly Commended:
Enhancement of Existing Assets of Hydro Power Plants African Perspective (Kainji Hydro Electric Power Station as a case study)
Salihu Auta, Kainji Hydro Electric

Highly Commended:
Own Generation Solar PV System in Agriculture and Manufacturing the Case of South Africa
Yoann Joyeux, Emergent Energy

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MEDIA COVERAGE:

The opening of POWER-GEN Africa 2014 achieved wide media coverage across the board - print, online and broadcast media.

For a brief snapshot about the latest topics that were discussed, we invite you to read the articles below:

fin24.com
news24.com

Desperate need for a shared vision and for comprehensive long-term planning
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Africa's energy potential in the spotlight
CLICK HERE to read more

   
Business Day online Spotlight on Africa's Energy Future
CLICK HERE to read more
   
CNBC Africa: U.S strategies for powering up Africa
CLICK HERE to read more

 

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