Public and private sector energy industry leaders and decision makers speak at Enlit Africa

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  • Enlit Africa runs from 21-23 May 2024 at CTICC, Cape Town.
  • Decisions affecting the prosperity and future of Africa must be made in Africa.
  • Expect robust dialogue on ‘ACTION’, not just conversation regarding finance, the energy transition, smart energy, alternative power, and project bankability.
  • Prioritising water and power innovation is key to Africa’s growth.
  • The event attracts public and private sector leaders and decision makers who determine the path of Africa’s energy sector.
  • South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe, will deliver the keynote address.

Enlit Africa turns the African energy conversation into tangible action. It is time for countries across the continent to lead the narrative from within, ensuring decisions around the future of the continent are made by those who live on it. At the event, thought leaders and experts gather to discuss how Africa can catalyse a sustainable transition while forging new connections, gaining invaluable insights, and making a case for realistic change.

“The African energy transition faces significant and legacy hurdles that impede radical transformation at speed, however, it is time to empower African countries to make their own choices around energy and their future,” says Chanelle Hingston, Event Director, Enlit Africa. “At this event, there are speakers, thinkers and decision-makers coming together to talk about the reality of Africa’s energy and water challenges. The goal is to create actionable insights that drive measurable change for the continent across two key priorities – water and power.”

This commitment is reflected throughout the agenda. A keynote focusing on a framework designed to determine how easily a country can make its energy transition based on the infrastructure, policies and projects it currently has in place; a discussion focused on the role of gas to power and its value to Africa – a contentious discussion that has complex roots and repercussions; and the multifaceted world of financing in Africa’s power and water sectors across bankable projects, bridging the gap and keeping it local.

Some of the key names expected at this year’s event include Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Nobuhle Pamela Nkabane, State-owned power utility Eskom Group CE Dan Marokane, Eskom CFO Calib Cassim and Department of Mineral Resources and Energy director-general Jacob Mbele.

In addition, the event’s attendee list includes well-known decision-makers and thought leaders who can provide relevant and informed answers to pressing questions. This allows for clarity in thinking and forward planning to ensure the networking and conversations at the event ignite real and relevant change. Some of the key names at the event include Geordin Hill-Lewis, Executive Mayor, City of Cape Town, Barry MacCall, Electric Power Institute (EPRI) and Sabine Dal’Omo, CEO of Siemens South Africa; also, representatives from Eskom, GE, Actom, the DMRE, SAPVIA and Western Cape Government, to name just a few.

Other confirmed to attend are representatives from some of the following utilities: Botswana Power Corporation, Cenored, Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM), Electricity Company of Ghana, Lesotho Electricity Company, NAWEC, Transmission Company of Nigeria and ZESCO.

From Kenya to Uganda to South Africa, attendees bring insights from across the continent to discussions that empower Africa.

Link to the full list of attendees HERE 

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Author: Bryan Groenendaal



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