Creating Power For Sustainable Growth


International & Sub-Saharan African Industry Experts and key players are coming together this week for Africa’s World Class Energy Event, 19-21 July 2016.

Starting from today until 21 July, over 3,000+ industry experts across Africa and around the world will meet at the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa is the platform for industry experts and key players to come together to exchange knowledge and encounter technology capable of creating a brighter future for African power. The event covers the entire power generation spectrum, renewable, fossil fuels, nuclear and addresses the technology needs of utilities and power distributors.  End-to end, it is the must attend event for all those generating and delivering power as well as large scale users of electricity.

Under the theme ‘Creating Power for Sustainable Growth, the event will focus on renewable energy, sustainable power generation and distribution, pan-African power provision and smarter power infrastructure management. These co-located and integrated events, staged by PennWell Corporation in partnership with host utility Eskom, will feature presentations by international power industry leaders about the strategies and technologies the world is using now to address power sector challenges.

Among the event highlights will be an expo floor showcasing advances in power generation and distribution technology and the signing of a five-year Eskom funding agreement to support the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI) programme for advanced engineering skills development.  The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom, will present a workshop on modern Russian technologies for thermal power engineering, a Turkish Pavilion will showcase the latest solar technologies, while young engineers will showcase their innovations at the EON Consulting Gen-X Theatre.

Leading stakeholders including

Ms Lynne Brown, Minister of Public Enterprises, Republic of South Africa , George Njenga; regional executive of GE Steam Power Systems SSA; Bill Price, VP of ENEL in the US; Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist of the Efficient Group; and Shamal Sivasanker, director at Deloitte Consulting SA, will be among scores of African and international power experts presenting talks at the conferences.

Chris Edeh, Director of POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 supporting association African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA), says AFSEA sees the event as an ideal opportunity to engage with African policymakers. “It is typically difficult to access the right government decision-makers to discuss policies that support the advancement of energy programmes,” he says. ‘Events like POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa are practically the only places where you can get many policy makers under one roof, in the right state of mind to talk about renewables.” International investors looking to Sub Saharan Africa to build lasting partnerships to secure a sustainable energy model and build economic growth will find there is no better time be participating at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa.

Attendees will benefit from three days of presentations, panel discussions, workshops and comprehensive exhibition floor showcasing the latest technological developments. The event will also feature targeted B2B matchmaking service and sponsored networking receptions.

There is still time to participate. Entrance to the exhibition hall is free and there are great value conference options available. For more information, please visit

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