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African Energy Events

South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference 2015 (SAIREC)
Date: 4th – 7th October 2015
Venue: South Africa
Contact: REN21 Secretariat

The Government of South Africa together with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) are hosting the South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), to gather ministers, decision-makers, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss experiences and strategies for accelerating the global deployment of renewable energy. The event is aimed particularly at giving the African renewable energy industry opportunities to showcase its work and gain insights from other participants. This event will build upon previous "IREC" conferences held in Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).

Managing Power Sector Reform And Regulation In Africa
Date: 12th – 16th October 2015
Venue: Cape town, South Africa.
Phone: 021 406 1314

This five-day course is aimed at managers and professionals in government, regulatory authorities, utilities, civil society and the private sector working in the electricity sector. The course is offered by the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. MIR is a leading centre of excellence and expertise in Africa and emerging economies. The course is run in association with the African Forum of Utility Regulators and the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa. Leaders, managers and professionals in infrastructure sectors around the world are facing new and complex challenges. State-owned, vertically integrated, monopoly industries are being restructured to improve performance, and private sector participation is frequently on the agenda. Renewable energy technologies are becoming increasingly competitive. New regulatory regimes are being put in place and reformed utilities need to deliver expanded and affordable services for the poor, while underpinning and supporting economic growth. This programme, focuses on Africa's needs, exposes participants to the frontiers of international experience, and to best practice in managing these changes and the new regulatory environment effectively. A number of case studies from Africa are presented. Participants will also be given a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and practice of economic regulation of utilities.

Date: 4th— 5th November, 2015
Venue: Internation Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 214 0660
Cell: +27 (0)82 746 33649

Under the theme ”Powering the winds of change’, Windaba 2015 will unpack the role of Wind Energy in South Africa’s new energy landscape, while also providing a state of the art exhibition opportunity. Windaba Conference and Exhibition is hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association ( SAWEA) in proud partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Gain invaluable strategic insight and generate credible business leads by visiting the annual showcase from 4-5 November in Cape Town. The 2 day conference includes: Breakaways, Plenaries and Panel discussions; Exhibition area; Cocktail & Networking events; Pre and during Conference, Business-to Business meeting scheduling; and Industry Awards Gala Dinner

West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), Nigeria
Date: 25th – 26th November 2015
Venue: Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
Contact: Event Manager +27 21 7003563
PO Box: 321

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.

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.

Global Energy Events

GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2015
Date: 20th-23rd September, 2015
Venue: Reno, Nevada-USA
Tel: (202)454.5263

Every year, the Geothermal Energy Expo® hosts the world's largest gathering of vendors providing support for geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management. It provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community.

World Energy Engineering Congress
Date: 30th September — 2nd October, 2015
Venue: Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL
Tel: (770) 271-7869

AEE is very pleased to bring the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) Orlando for 2015. Now in its 38th year, the WEEC is well-recognized as the most important energy event of national and international scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field. WEEC's featured Opening Session speaker for 2015 will be Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will focus her remarks on terrorism, energy, and economic security. She will also discuss challenges and opportunities we might face as a result of the ever changing geopolitical landscape.

RenewableUK 2015 Conference & Exhibition
Date:6th–8th October, 2015
Venue: ACC, Liverpool, UK
Tell: +44 (0)20 7901 3000

Widely recognised as the renewables event to attend in the UK – this is our flagship event covering onshore & offshore wind and small & medium wind systems. RenewableUK's 37th annual conference and exhibition will be attended by over 3,500 delegates, 200 exhibitors and 150 expert speakers. In 2015, the RenewableUK annual conference & exhibition will be heading to Liverpool to the newly developed purpose built exhibition centre at the ACC. On the banks of the River Mersey, at the heart of the city's iconic waterfront, the venue is a world-class facility in a unique setting. The easily accessible ACC has been voted Best UK Conference Venue for the last two years running by our clients and industry colleagues.

Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
Date: 16th— 19th November, 2015
Venue: Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, California
Tel: 803-705-8915

Every year, EWEA brings together over 60 nationalities from across the world, making the EWEA Annual Event truly international and a great place to find new suppliers, check out new developments and build partnerships. Europe’s premier wind energy event gathers high-level decision makers. With an array of insightful seminars, bustling exhibition, impressive networking events and the whole of the value chain present, it provides the ideal platform to meet valuable contacts and achieve great business performance.

EWEA Annual Event
Date: 17th— 20th November, 2015
Venue: Porte de Versailles Pavillon 1, Paris, France
Tel: +32 2 213 18 66

Attracting an international audience, the Fuel Cell Seminar features the latest fuel cell and hydrogen products, technical and market research, policy updates and commercialization strategies for all applications and market sectors. The Fuel Cell Seminar is the foremost event for networking with industry representatives, customers, stakeholders and decision makers interested in the clean, reliable, resilient power potential of fuel cells.

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.

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.