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The shape of things to come in 2020

It’s a time for relaxation while keeping an eye on the year ahead.

Originally published in the ESI Africa final newsletter for 2019 on 13/12/2019

Firstly, the ESI Africa team thanks you for your support in 2019. From reading our daily news, weekly features, watching our videos, participating in our live webinar events, contributing insight to our magazine articles and more, your continued participation and engagement are what we are most excited about for 2020!

Secondly, don’t be perturbed if you find your mailbox scarce of news from us over the next three weeks – we are taking a break to share time with family and friends. I have, however, pre-selected trending articles from the past year, which will be delivered via email to you.

Also, when you feel the urge for a glimpse into the ESI Africa market take a peek at our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It is here that you will continue to find our thought-provoking content.

During 2019, the ESI Africa team travelled far and wide, and you may have received a personal copy or met with us at one of the many events we attended.

These strategic platforms include the annual African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa conference in Cape Town, Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi, the well-known investment summit aef in Lisbon (diarised for Barcelona in 2020), Future Energy Nigeria in Lagos, and also in Cape Town – known for its smart city aspirations – the Windaba forum hosted by SAWEA, the AMEU Convention, and Mining Indaba.

Diarise these events in your 2020 calendar now and let us know which ones you will be attending on our social media pages.

It’s going to be a busy year for the ESI market, and we have four bumper issues already taking shape. In order of publication, our editions will focus on Clean Power, African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa, Smart Energy, and Municipal Utilities – along with regular features on generation, T&D, smart grids, business & markets, and exclusive interviews.

During the coming weeks, I trust your holiday season delivers all that you anticipate.

Until next year.

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
As the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention.