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The 19th edition of the multi-award-winning African Utility Week conference and exhibition in Cape Town has obtained official US Trade Fair Certification from the US Department of Commerce, paving the way for greater American participation at the event in Cape Town from 14-16 May 2019.

Along with the recently acquired co-located event, POWERGEN Africa, the confex gathers the largest group of power, energy and water professionals in the African market.

“We are delighted to announce that US Trade Certification has been granted, with the United States officially endorsing the event. We are looking forward to working with the US Commercial Service over the next few months to facilitate US participation at the event,” says Edgar Baron, international sales and business development manager for Spintelligent, the organisers of African Utility Week.

He adds: “US exhibitors will be able to connect with 10,000+ attendees from over 80 countries over the 3-day exhibition and conference and generate leads and qualified business inquiries showcasing their innovative solutions and build partnerships at the leading power, energy and water expo in Africa.”

The US Commercial Service/ITA team will be providing export assistance to US exhibitors. B2B matchmaking meetings with utilities, energy providers and government officials will be available to US exhibitors.

Apart from the official US country pavilion at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa showcasing specialised technology and services for the utility, metering, renewable and water industries, country pavilions from Germany, India, Denmark, France and Canada have already confirmed their presence at the 3-day event in May 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town.

At least four more country pavilions are expected on the exhibition floor.

ESI Africa, as the official host publication, is offering exhibitors a special add-on package that extends the brand campaign through our print and digital exposure before, during and long after the event. Contact tarryn.bester@spintelligent.com for more information.

Dates for African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa:
Conference and expo: 14-16 May 2019
Site visits: 17 May 2019
Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa