Africa Energy Indaba announces a strategic partnership


The Africa Energy Indaba is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) to grow and develop the African Energy Sector with the SAEEC Member Companies.

The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a Public Private Partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) established to facilitate the export growth and internationalisation of its members. The partnership established creates an opportunity for the SAEEC to be recognised as the Trade Association Partner of the Africa Energy Indaba 2018 (AEI 2018).

The Africa Energy Indaba is supported at a strategic level by the World Energy Council (WEC) and this event constitutes the annual WEC Africa Forum. In its 10th year of operation AEI 2018 is the meeting place for African Energy Ministers and other Energy Sector leaders and experts from the African Continent.

At AEI 2018, the SAEEC will profile companies drawn from its membership base that represent South African companies that are highly regarded as solution providers for power and telecommunications infrastructure projects in Africa. As part of the Trade Association partnership, the SAEEC is proud to announce that, with the support of the dti, they will also be hosting high level delegates from various African countries, including, Zambia, Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique and Tanzania at AEI 2018.

Chiboni Evans, CEO of the SAEEC commented,
“We are delighted to partner with the Africa Energy Indaba, an event that is produced by Africans for the benefit of the African energy sector. The value for our member companies participating at this 10th edition of AEI is measurable and the aim is to link SAEEC members companies such as ABB, Powertech, Actom to other African businesses, projects or utilities attending the event to conduct business in the energy sector. We believe the Africa Energy Indaba 2018 will be a conduit for the dti mandated investment led export drive into the African continent.”


An African Energy event for Africans and by Africans
Africa is the continent of opportunity for the serious energy investor. With vast natural energy resources ranging from coal, oil, gas, hydro, solar, wind and geothermal, there is ample choice for the discerning energy entrepreneur. Lack of access to electricity means that there is an opportunity for regional governments, energy businesses, organisations and investors to unlock electricity access to millions of people who have don’t have power. The Africa Energy Indaba is the continent’s premier energy conference and exhibition: bringing together leading African and global energy players to unlock energy and business opportunities across the African continent. The Africa Energy Indaba has strategic partnerships with the World Energy Council (WEC), the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency (NPCA).

About Africa Energy Indaba

The Africa Energy Indaba is Africa’s premier energy conference dedicated to driving energy investment, trade, and innovation across the continent. Held annually, the event brings together industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and stakeholders to discuss key issues, explore opportunities, and shape Africa’s energy future.

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