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African Energy Events

West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), Nigeria
Date: 25th – 26th November 2015
Venue: Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
Contact: Event Manager
+27 21 7003563

WAPIC brings together senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users, IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions and technologies to meet the needs of their organisations. The 2 day conference will update you on the power sector reforms plus presentations and panel discussions addressing electricity power generation, transmission and distribution issues. Discover new opportunities in the sectors and get insight on planned cross-border co-operations. With a comprehensive display of 90 exhibitors, free to attend on-the-floor workshops and networking opportunities, the WAPIC exhibition is your number one opportunity in West Africa to gain valuable insight into new market developments, select suppliers and save months on due diligence.

Africa Energy Indaba
Date: 16th — 17th February, 2016
Venue: Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tell: +27 11 463 9184
Cell: +27 71 844 2569

Africa is a continent with huge, as yet unrealised, potential. It is endowed with a diversity of natural resources, a generally hospitable climate and enough land for all its people. You, the person reading these words, hold the key to unlocking this awesome potential. Africa’s potential is constrained by a lack of infrastructure; particularly energy infrastructure. Energy is the driver for social and economic development enabling education, healthcare, economic and commercial enterprise and social wellbeing. Energy impacts on the life of every person and every person can impact on the availability of affordable and reliable energy for this continent. Africa needs your knowledge and skill whatever it is [financial, legal, educational, technical, social] to develop the energy sector and unleash the potential of our continent. Africa Energy Indaba provides the process for you to meet with others who share your dream of a thriving Africa; a continent where all its citizens prosper; a continent we are proud to call “home”. You are invited to step forward; to share your knowledge and expertise and to open your mind to receive the wisdom and experience of others. Become part of Africa Energy Indaba. Be one of the growing number of concerned citizens who come together to seek solutions for Africa’s energy future. Sign up to participate in this important process that is shaping the future of Africa.

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa event- East Africa
Date: 10th — 11th March, 2016
Venue: Sarova PanAfric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Tell: +44 (0)20 7871 0122

Stepping away from small-scale donor led schemes - Solar Energy East Africa brings together domestic and international solar players with East African commercial and industrial power users to explore grid-tied and off-grid commercially viable opportunities for PV deployment. Serving as forum to connect local developers with international partners and investors the conference aims to create well capitalised and experienced partnerships who can deliver high quality PV systems in a timely manner to the East African region.

Power & Electricity World Africa 2016
Date: 15th — 16th March, 2016
Venue: Sandton Conventional Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tell: +27 (0) 11 516 4000

This is Africa’s longest running and largest power and energy show - an exhibition with 6000 attendees and a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. GE, Barloworld Power, Siemens, MTU, Alstom, Voith, IBM, ABB, Mott Macdonald, Solar World Africa, Yingley Solar, Vestas, SMA, Arup… just to name a few, have all leveraged Power and Electricity World Africa as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers. Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, concluded or influenced at this show. What originally started as a conference, has since expanded exponentially into a world class exhibition and conference. Year on year, the event provides our partners with access to over 500 African energy utility and IPP decision makers, who traditionally are difficult to reach. And most importantly, the show allows them to meet real buyers.

Africa Energy Investment Summit
Date: 10th — 12th April, 2016
Venue: Washington DC, USA
Tell: +1 813 546 6938

The African Union, New Part¬nership for African Development, African governments and Multilateral organisation, etc. have put Africa’s Energy Sector as one of the key pillars for Sub Saharan Africa’s prosperity. At this conference, participants will get to hear from various policy makers, academics, government representatives, energy sector professionals, investors and investment bankers, etc. on new initiatives in the whole energy sector, the technology trends, investments opportunities, etc. The theme for 2016 edition of the conference is "Unleashing Africa’s potential through energy sector investment"

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa event-West Africa
Date: 21st — 22rd April, 2016
Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Tell: +44(0) 20 7871 0122

PV-Tech's second Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa conference and exhibition moved to Ghana in April, 2015 and covered the West African region. This year's event followed on from the sell-out success of the first event held in Kenya which hosted more than 200 international attendees. This high-level conference explores the huge on and off-grid market opportunities with an elite panel of over 45 international expert speakers, in-depth discussions, fantastic networking opportunities and a focused environment where deals will get done.

5th Power & Energy Africa 2016
Date: 12th – 14th May 2016
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Exhibitor Instant Support

The fourth edition of Power & Energy Africa is an imposing demonstration of its importance for the successful development of power and energy sector in Kenya. The expectations with the first show were not only fulfilled, but clearly surpassed. The 5th Power & Energy Africa is being held from the 12th to 14th of May, 2016 at Kenya's prime international venue; the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi. Exhibiting at the largest power event in the industry will allow you to showcase your products and services to the industry's largest gathering of qualified decision-makers. Trade visitors from all over East & Central African countries are being invited directly and in collaboration with several regional trade bodies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique & Congo. Though Kenya by itself is one of the biggest markets in Africa, major emphasis is being laid upon attracting traders and importers from neighbouring countries.

African Utility Week, 2016
Date: 17th – 19th May 2016
Venue: CITCC, Cape Town, South Africa
Contact: International Contact Details

African Utility Week, co-located with Clean Power Africa, has enabled global suppliers and investors to build long-lasting partnerships within the African utility sector and has also played a significant role in providing the industry with valuable knowledge and case studies to help develop the sector and close the funding gap to support Africa’s economic growth.

Africa Energy Forum 2016
Date: 21th – 26th June 2016
Venue:  London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8068

The 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum is an international marketplace where governments and power utilities in Africa unite with the energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects across Africa. Over 1800 industry stakeholders are expected to attend in June 2016 including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more.

Power-Gen Africa
Date: 19th – 21st July 2016
Venue: Sandtone Conventions Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 9309515 +27 (0)21 9309515

With POWER-GEN Africa’s conference and exhibition focusing on all aspects of the conventional and renewable power generation industry, 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. All attendees are welcome to attend the Joint Opening Keynote Session of POWER-GEN Africa on Wednesday 15th July 2015.

Global Energy Events

Global African Investment Summit 2015
Date: 1st — 2nd December, 2015
Venue: London
Tel: +44 (0)203 772 6022

The Global African Investment Summit in London is a leading international platform, bringing high-level African government and investors to London to discuss investment opportunities into Africa. The event is run in partnership with 6 African Heads of State, 30 Ministers from across Africa, 650 Private Sector Investors, Development Banks, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Multilateral Investment bodies and 135 Pan African Project owners, and looking to drive long-term international foreign direct investment into African Power, Agriculture, Financial Services, Capital Markets, Oil and Gas and Critical Infrastructure projects. The programme agenda will address ‘Transforming African Economies for Global Competitiveness’, covering the Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power Sectors. New for 2015, sees the addition of dedicated sessions on Infrastructure, Real Estate and FMCG, a case study stream, and roundtable discussions addressing over 150 bankable projects.

Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition
Date:7th – 8th December, 2015
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tell: 1 (647) 560-7000

Provincial governments and consumers are focusing more on renewable energy in an effort to lower greenhouse gases and utilize more affordable sources of energy. This has created a tremendous opportunity for companies to expand their market presence in Canada. Solar Canada Conference & Exposition 2015 will provide an excellent platform to connect with industry professionals and enter this growing market. Network with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors representing the entire industry: solar integration, development, engineering and EPC, equipment manufacturers, utilities, consultants, federal, provincial and municipal governments, communities, and students.

Wind Energy Symposium
Date: 4th-8th January, 2016
Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Tel: +1.703.264.7503/ +1.703.264.7508

This conference covers the broad range of topics related to wind energy technology for both land-based and offshore siting. Technical areas of interest include Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Acoustics, Dynamics and Control, Structures, Structural Dynamics, Materials, Design, System Engineering and Economics applied to wind energy systems.

World Future Energy Summit
Date: 18th-21st January, 2016
Venue: Abu Dhabi International Exibition Centre, United Arabs Emirates
Tel: +971 2 409 0409/ +971 2 409 0409

650 exhibiting companies from 41 countries made WFES 2015 the best yet for product launches, forging new partnerships and business networking on the exhibition floor. Every year, the world’s future energy pioneers come to showcase their innovations and leading-edge energy solutions before a high-profile audience of investors, partners, government officials and buyers. It’s the ultimate place to make connections that will take you into new markets.

International Conference on Ocean Energy
Date:23rd–25th February, 2016
Venue: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tell: +44 (0)20 7901 3000

For the first time ever, the 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in 2016 will be held in the UK. Organised and hosted by RenewableUK in partnership with Scottish Renewables, this event will be held in the historical city of Edinburgh. The ICOE is a global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of renewable marine energy. As the UK is currently the undisputed global leader in marine energy, with more wave and tidal stream devices installed than the rest of the world combined, it was the most natural choice for this event. RenewableUK always keeps the needs of the industry at the forefront of our work. Therefore, we have made the decision and are honored to be presenting ICOE 2016 in place of our usual dedicated Wave & Tidal conference in February 2016. ICOE 2016 will take place at the award winning centre of excellence, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The blend of UNESCO World Heritage architecture and world-class entertainment make Edinburgh a breath-taking city to visit, with easy access from over 100 countries around the world by air, rail or road.

International Geothermal Conference
Date:24th–25th February, 2016
Venue: Offenburg, Germany

The IGC is one of the most important geothermal events focusing on Niederenthalpie. Every year more than 200 international participants will meet at the industry gathering to discuss the opportunities and challenges of geothermal energy!

Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2016
Date: 11th-12th May, 2016
Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA

EE Global is an invitation-only opportunity to join hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders. The energy efficiency elite will convene in Washington, D.C. for two days with a goal of advancing the productivity and profitability of energy efficiency..

HydroVision International
Date: 26th-29th July, 2016
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Centre, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Tel: +1-918-831-9160 or 888-299-8016

HydroVision International is the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide. Highlighting perspectives on the role of hydropower, exploring issues affecting hydro resources, and helping participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro.

The Renewables Event
Date: 13th-14th September, 2016
Venue: NEC, Birminham, UK
Tel: +44 0203 033 2548

The Renewables Event is the only show of its kind dedicated to support those investing into renewable energy production and micro generation, offering across the two day event, insight into the spectrum of technologies and applications available, investment opportunities, policy insight, practical strategic guidance, case studies and quality networking opportunities.

World First Energy Branding Conference
Date: 19th-20th September, 2016
Venue: Harpa Conference Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland

The utilities market has moved from distribution to competition meaning that consumers have an added influence. The most effective way of communicating with them is through a well-designed, strong brand. This is opening up new opportunities, both for the utilities and the customers.