The Association of African Exhibition Organisers | AAXO | bigger African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa from 14-16 May at the CTICC 1 & 2 in Cape Town
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bigger African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa from 14-16 May at the CTICC 1 & 2 in Cape Town

bigger African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa from 14-16 May at the CTICC 1 & 2 in Cape Town

1.  Online registration
Please note that we have a new registration system whereby you can register yourself and your colleagues. Please click here, complete the online form (not all the questions are relevant to media, just put “media” if an answer is required), follow the prompts until you can log out and you will receive an email with a bar code confirming your registration shortly afterwards. Bring this e-ticket with you to the event to fast track your entry.

Can I ask everyone that has already contacted me about media accreditation, to please still fill out this online form as well.

2.  Media lounge
The media lounge this year is located in the centre of the expo floor in the combined Halls 1-4 in CTICC 1 (more or less where it was last year). If you need a quiet space to work, you can also use room 1.72 on the first floor in CTICC 1 – first come first served.

3.  Onsite news reports
Please note that we will have a journalist onsite again for the three days and we will be sending out two to three daily news reports covering the event highlights and which you will be welcome to use.

4.  Programme and content
– A breakdown of programme highlights and not-to-miss sessions will be sent out next week (after the elections) to help you to plan your coverage.

Click here to download:
  – The conference programme
  – Event press releases
  – Expert partner and speaker interviews
  – Exhibitor press releases

5.  Opening keynote session, Tuesday, 14 May – Hall 7, CTICC 2
MC and moderator: Eleni Giokos, Senior business correspondent, CNN   
09:35 – 10:00    Host Utility Welcome address
Phakamani Hadebe, Chief Executive, Eskom, South Africa

10:00- 10:20    Overview of the state of investment in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa, including accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities.
Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa, USA

10:20- 10:40    Host ministerial and VIP opening addresses
Hon Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy, Department of Energy, South Africa

11:25- 12:15    Panel discussion: Advancing global efforts to address and manage the impacts and risks of climate change:
•    Anton Eberhard, Professor: Management Programme in Infrastructure, Reform and Regulation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
•    Saliem Fakir, Head of Policy and Futures Unit, World Wide Fund, South Africa  
•    Mark Swilling, Programme Coordinator, Sustainable Development Programme in the School of Public Leadership, South Africa
•    Terje Osmundsen, Founder &CEO, Empower New Energy, Norway

6.  African Power, Energy and Water Industry Awards
Please note that there are limited seats available for the awards on Wednesday 15 May and these are by invitation only. We will have a press release listing the winners and quotes from the winners the next morning.

Let me know if you have any specific questions or struggle to register online.

Kind regards,

Annemarie Roodbol

Senior Communications Manager: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa
Telephone:  +27 21 700 3558
Mobile:  +27 82 562 7844

Twitter:    #AUW2019 #PGAF2019
Linkedin: African Utility Week