African Utility Week: a truly world class showcase of power and water solutions
The 12th edition of African Utility Week, which is organised by Cape Town-based Spintelligent, broke records on all fronts this year: from the staggering 9048m² indoor and outdoor exhibition space for 194 exhibitors to the 4900 visitor registrations from 56 countries. Representatives from 79 utilities from across Africa attended the event while 128 industry experts addressed more than 930 conference delegates.
Feedback from some of the many rewarded attendees:
“I was very impressed by how well the event was organised.”
Deon Joubert, Eskom, South Africa
“Thanks for the wonderful AUW Conference 2012. We enjoyed it tremendously.”
Sandy Tickodri Togboa, Chairman, Ugandan Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda
“It was an event worth attending as it linked us up to the bigger water and energy family of Africa and beyond”.
Steve Mwale, Development Advisor, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zambia
“We are delighted that the site tour met the delegates’ expectations and thanks again for considering Johannesburg Water to be a partner in this international conference.”
Puleng Molepi, Communications Officer, Johannesburg Water, South Africa
Exciting targets with strong support from exhibitors
The event has exciting targets for next year, namely 220 exhibitors and more than 5000 attendees. “The African Utility Week team pulled off an impressive event in May”, says the new event director Russell Hughes, “and thereby turning it into an internationally recognised, must-attend power and water event for all African utilities.” He continues: “the strong support of our exhibitors will now enable us to produce a truly world class showcase of power and water solutions to the fast growing African market. Next year’s exhibition will focus on the latest industry launches, practical solutions to our delegates’ biggest challenges and profound insight and knowledge through an impressive array of free workshops on the exhibition floor.”
Russell Hughes says the vision of the African Utility Week team is to deliver a quality service to all attendees and double the engagement time between delegates and exhibitors. “Currently boasting the highest representation of any African utility event, with 25 out of 54 African countries attending in 2012, we still aim to double this and secure 100% representation from the entire continent. Any company with an interest in Africa’s power and water industry cannot afford to miss this flagship trade fair.”
South African utility Eskom and the Ministries of Energy, Water Affairs and local municipalities such as Johannesburg’s City Power and the City of Cape Town have been key event partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, Snel, NERC, PHCN, ZESCO have also been regular visitors over the years.
For all the event statistics and information about African Utility Week 2012, including the media coverage, marketing and promotion reports and quotes from satisfied delegates and exhibitors, download the post-event report on the event website.
The dates for next year’s African Utility Week are:
Exhibition & Conference: 14-15 May 2013
Pre-conference Workshops: 13 May 2013
Site Visits: 16 May 2013
Location: CTICC, Cape Town
African Utility Week is part of Clarion Events, the UK's largest independent events company with annual turnover of over £150m, drawing upon over 80 years of experience of hosting strategic conferences conferences and seated events across Britain, Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Our events, business-to-business and business-to-consumer, serve 15 different market sectors from leisure and entertainment to finance, from retail to gaming and from fine art to energy.
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone: +27 21 700 3558
mobile: +27 82 562 7844
Postal address: PO Box 321, Steenberg, 7947, South Africa
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release African Utility Week: a truly world class showcase of power and water solutions here
News-ID: 232937 • Views: 1496
More Releases from African Utility Week
Will the African utility of the future be a lion, hyena, a white elephant or a h …
A brand new study into the future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent’s energy sector will look like by the year 2030. In the whitepaper, titled: “The Future of Energy and Power Utilities in Africa”, utilities are envisioned to either become “The Lions of Africa”, “Hungry Hyenas”, “An Elephant Herd” or “White Elephants”, with each scenario having
Indian energy companies ready to do business at African Utility Week
“Indian utility vendors and services will find a huge market and scope in Africa, especially in South Africa’s energy sector, says Dr. Rajeev Singh, the Director General and CEO of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC represents India at the upcoming African Utility Week from 15-17 May in Cape Town, hosting a pavilion of more than 45 suppliers of specialised technology and services for the energy sector. Dr Singh
Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards show continent-wide …
The fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards received nominations from far and wide for the 12 different categories celebrating excellence in the energy and water industries. The finalists have been announced for the awards which honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent during 2017/2018. The awards gala dinner takes place on 16 May and forms part of the African Utility Week
African Utility Week announces diamond sponsorship by longstanding partner Lucy …
African Utility Week has announced that Lucy Electric, a longstanding partner of the event, will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at this year’s exhibition and conference in Cape Town from 15-17 May. Lucy Electric is a highly respected industry leader in secondary distribution solutions with more than 100 years’ experience in the electrical industry. “African Utility Week is a key conference which evolved over the years from an electrical measurement, generation,
More Releases for Africa
Energy Drinks in South Africa
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Energy Drinks in South Africa to its growing collection of premium market research reports. Energy Drinks in South Africa industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the
Meat in South Africa 2017
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Meat in South Africa 2017 to its growing collection of premium market research reports. Meat in South Africa industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis: Essential
14th Africa Independents Forum
The 14th Africa Independents Forum 2016, 25-26th May, gathers together leading independents and corporate players worldwide and from across Africa, both listed and unlisted, large and small, established and new entrants, and provides enhanced exposure to the wider Africa-wide upstream industry in oil, and gas, exploration and development, including issues in crude oil and financial markets, engaging equity financiers, banks, private equity and investors found on the AIM and LSE,
Vizocom Selects iSAT Africa as Its Africa C-band Partner
Vizocom, a leading global provider of satellite services, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with iSAT Africa to cooperate in providing satellite services and solutions. Sharjah, UAE, March 02, 2016 -- Vizocom, a leading global provider of satellite services, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with iSAT Africa to cooperate in providing satellite services and solutions such as data solutions including C-band VSAT services and
23rd Africa Oil Week
While the African Continent continues to attract a steady stream of oil and gas commitments in its fast-growing oil, gas-LNG and energy industry, our landmark Africa Oil Week 2016 event will again showcase Africa’s Governments, National Oil Companies, Licensing Agencies and corporate players shaping the continent’s future – in exploration and production/development, across new frontiers and established basins; onshore in the Rifts and offshore in the shelf and deep-water, providing
Avnet extends its Africa focus
Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has extended its focus on the fast growing African region by investing heavily in the resources with a dedicated team of highly skilled sales, technical, financial and marketing professionals to expand its footprint across the continent. Avnet is also expanding its portfolio of products, solutions and services for solution providers on the African continent. A