Friday 7 September will see the first of a series of meetings of the African Utility Week Brand Ambassadors. These meetings will be used as kick off points to the development of the conference programme where discussions will centre around the most pertinent topics, themes and speakers for African Utility Week 2013.
African Utility Week, which is the largest utility services event in Africa, African Utility Week brings together the entire ecosystem for the African power sector, from high level government representatives, utilities and municipalities, regulators and power pools to consultants, vendors, service providers and energy intensive power users for the purpose of sharing and determining the future development of Africa’s power industry.
Says Event Director, Russell Hughes, “African Utility Week 2013 is going to be bigger and better than ever before. The strong support of our Brand Ambassadors will ensure that this continues to be an event ‘for the industry, by the industry’. This year the quality and quantity of the Brand Ambassadors are stronger than ever, with more than 10 director level participants, 7 CEOs and a sector director from the African Union all collaborating on this world class event”.
The first meeting, which takes place in Johannesburg, will be followed by another in Dar es Salaam and follow up meetings in Addis Ababa and Lagos.
Claire Volkwyn, Spintelligent’s Director of Content and Strategy continues: “By restructuring the team, we have been able to form two dedicated sub-teams – one with a focus on the exhibition, and another which is totally focussed on putting together a world class programme, which addresses and informs the current challenges, trends and opportunities within the power and water sectors. This strategy will ensure that the quality of the conference is maintained even as the rest of the event grows”.
African Utility Week conference and exhibition attendees can explore information on Large Power Users, Metering, Clean Power, Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids, Water, Infrastructure Investment and Power Generation.
African Utility Week 2013 will take place from 14 – 15 May at the Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa, with pre-conference workshops on 13th May and site visits on 16th May. More information about African Utilty Week can be found at www.african-utility-week.com
African Utility Week Brand Ambassadors:
|Sam Amadi||Chairman & CEO||Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (Nerc)|
|Keith Bailey||Sales and Marketing Director||Elster Kent|
|Essop Basha||Utility Sustainability Manager||Growthpoint Properties|
|Harry Blake||Contracted Senior Manager||Iec Smart Grid|
|Karen Breytenbach||Senior Project Advisor: PPP Unit||National Treasury|
|Scott Brodsky||Baker & McKenzie|
|Simon Dart||General Manager – Electricity Division||Elster Kent Metering|
|Malcolm Fawkes||Senior Manager (Eskom Academy of Learning)||Eskom|
|Jean Greyling||Energy Engineer||Anglo Gold Ashanti|
|Paul Johnson||Executive Secretary||African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission|
|Deon F. Joubert||Corporate Specialist (Financial Planning and Regulation)||ESKOM|
|Chanda Kapanda||Wind Prospect|
|Leonard Kassana||International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility||GEHydro|
|Doug Kuni||Managing Director||IPP Association of South Africa|
|Vimal Mahendru||Immediate Past President||Ieema – Indian Electrical And Electronics Manufacturers’ Association|
|Nobert Matarutse||Technical Director||Mbada Diamonds|
|Francis Maze||Manager – Large Power User||Tanesco|
|Anastas Mbawala||Director of Electricity||EWURA|
|John McArdle||Advertising Manager||Eskom|
|John Eric Mugyenzi||Managing Director||Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd|
|Mike Muller||Infrastructure Specialist||Development Bank of South Africa-Dbsa|
|Lawrence Musaba||Co-ordination Centre Manager||SAPP – Southern African Power Pool|
|Benon Mutambi||Director Economic||Regulation Electricity Regulatory Authority|
|David Mwangi||Consultant||Private consultant|
|Paroshen Naidoo||Head of Operations||Util Labs|
|Philippe Niyongabo||Head of Energy Division||Department of Infrastructure and Energy African Union|
|Alex Osei||Divisional Manager: MIS||Electricity Company of Ghana|
|Debbie Roets||Executive Secretary||African Forum For Utility Regulators|
|Nkumbulo Sithole||Senior Renewable Energy Advisor||Eskom|
|Sarah M Tibatemwa||Africa Director||IWA|
|Kobus Van Den Berg||Principal Engineer||Aurecon|
|Zelda Weitz||Business Development Africa||Symbion-Power|
|James White||Sales Manager||Vestas|
|Jan Martin Witte||Programme Manager||KFW|
|Silas Zimu||Managing Director||Suzlon|