“We see enormous value in covering such a high-level gathering”Leading television news channel CNBC Africa will broadcast the ministerial opening session of the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) that is taking place on 21 September in Nairobi. The energy ministries from six East African countries: Kenya, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, including three ministers, have been confirmed to address the opening of this long running regional summit.

CNBC Africa is a premier pan-African business news television channel broadcasting in 48 African countries.

The high-level energy ministry representatives at the EAPIC opening session are:
Dr Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
- Dr. Dheu Mathouk Diing, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Dams, South Sudan
- Hon Eng, Simon D’Ujanga, State Minister, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
- Dr Eng Juliana Pallangyo, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania
- H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Siraj, State Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, Sudan
- Liban Mohamed H. Mohamoud, Director, Department of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Somaliland
- Dr Albert Butare, Rwanda’s former Minister of State for Energy, Water and Communication, will be the session chairman.

Energy dialogue and collaboration in East Africa
“We are both honoured and excited to partner with such a strong and authoritative news platform such as CNBC Africa“, says EAPIC event director Claire O’Connell. “The fact that so many countries will take part in this ministerial opening shows how serious the region is about contributing to the energy dialogue and collaboration in East Africa.”

“We see enormous value in covering such a high-level gathering about the energy future of East Africa and the investment opportunities that exist in power projects in the region”, says Ajay Sharma who heads up the East African division of the ABN Group which comprises CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa.

The broadcast will be recorded during the opening from 09h00 on 21 September and broadcast on CNBC Africa across 48 African nations. Veteran CNBC Africa news anchor Bonney Tunya will moderate the ministerial discussion while the audience members in the opening session will also be able to pose questions to the panel.

Regional power gathering
The 18th edition of EAPIC is expected to gather more than 2000 visitors from more than 30 countries, including from the region’s leading power utilities, large industries, project developers and investors as well as dozens of technology and service providers who will showcase their products at the KICC in Nairobi from 21-22 September. During the event the East African Power Industry Awards gala dinner will also take place, honouring the region’s leading power professionals and projects.

The event is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. Other flagship events in Spintelligent’s power portfolio on the continent are African Utility Week, the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), iPAD Rwanda Power & Mining Investment Forum and iPAD Cameroon Energy & Infrastructure Forum.

EAPIC dates and location: 
Pre-conference Masterclass: 20 September 2016
Conference and exhibition: 21-22 September 2016, Opening session: 09h00
East African Power Industry Awards:  21 September 2016, 19h00
Site visits: 23 September 2016
Event location: KICC, Nairobi, Kenya

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