The organisers of the upcoming East Africa Power Industry Convention have today announced that the exhibition floor for the conference is sold out with a record number of exhibition booths being sold. The event, which takes places at the Kampala Serena hotel from 6 – 7 September, is the annual gathering of power sector specialists in the region.
Says event director, Claire Volkwyn "We have three days of pre-conference workshops and conference sessions which will focus on all number of relevant topics, and an exhibition which focuses primarily on the power markets for East Africa. In addition, the exhibition allows attendees to interact with the exhibitors who have travelled from all across the world to share their technological innovation and insight. Engaging with them during the many networking opportunities presented by EAPIC and Water Utilities East Africa enables stakeholders to explore technological solutions to some of the challenges which they face in their efforts to bring water and electricity to the people of the region."
With the following companies represented, the full spectrum of the power sector is well represented at the exhibition:
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
East African Cables
Haefely, Hipotronics, Tettex
Lucy Electric South Africa (Pty) Ltd
McDonald Live Line Technology
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Socabelec East Africa
Volkwyn continues, "This year, we are particularly excited to be hosting the inaugural Water Utilities East Africa alongside EAPIC. As one of the drivers of human development, water is as critical to the survival of a nation as power, and we believe that the synergies between these two critical sectors are such that professionals from both sectors will be able to learn from each other, and share common insights and solutions to challenges."
The keynote address for the event will be delivered by Mr Andrew Reicher, immediate past programme head for the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a multi-donor organisation with creates and funds activities to help correct constraints on private infrastructure investment. Over the past 7 years, in addition to $300m invested directly, PiDG involvement has facilitated private funds flows of over $9bn to infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. His career started with 10 years in investment banking followed by over 20 years as a private equity investor – and experience of three serious recessions including the present one. in addition to capital markets and private equity, the main themes in his work have been emerging markets, especially poorer countries in Africa and Asia, creating public/ private partnerships, and infrastructure.
Visitors to the exhibition can attend the key note address on Tuesday 6th September at 9:30 free of charge by registering online at www.eapicforum.com before the event.