Over the past 10 years, the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) has firmly established itself as the definitive power event for East Africa. The event has consistently attracted high level decision-makers involved in the expanding power industry of the region, providing a forum for stakeholders to meet, strategise and find solutions to the challenges facing sustainable development in the region’s power sector.

This year the event is being held in Nairobi, Kenya from 16 – 18 September. The keynote speech will be presented by the Honourable Kiraitu Murungi, Kenya’s Minister of Energy, on Wednesday, 17 September. In his keynote, the Minister will look at the Millennium Development Goals for 2015, with a special focus on Kenya’s achievements and future plans in the energy sector.

On Monday, 16 September, a site visit to the Kenya Bureau of Standards’ testing laboratories will provide a first hand demonstration of the testing of electric cables, conduits and conductors.

The audience includes a cross-section of African utilities, regulators, IPPs, high-level government officials, manufacturers, contractors and suppliers. Top-level speakers from Africa and abroad fill the 2008 programme, and exhibitors showcase the finest products available to the utility power market.

Some of the speakers who will be presenting include: Pancrace Nyimbona, Economic Officer, UNECA (Ethiopia), Jasper Oduor, Executive Secretary, Eastern African Power Pool (Ethiopia), Sandy Tickodri-Togboa, Chairman, Uganda Electricity Generation Company (Uganda), Frederick Nyang, Power Economist, Energy Regulatory Commission (Kenya), Humphrey Ndwiga, Power Systems Operations Specialist, Nile Basis Initiative (Tanzania), and many more speakers, both from Africa and abroad.