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    Africa Energy Expo 2024’s Comprehensive Program Attracts Renowned Speakers, Key Stakeholders Influencing Continent’s Energy Sector

    With two conference tracks featuring over 40 sessions, delegates will gain access to the exclusive insights of industry leaders on crucial matters within the energy sector.

    Informa Markets, the organizers of the inaugural Africa Energy Expo (AEE), are pleased to announce that government ministers from three African nations will participate as esteemed speakers at this groundbreaking energy event. The AEE will be held from November 4 to 6, 2024, at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda.

    Esteemed delegates can anticipate engaging discussions with the Honorable Dr. Jimmy Gasore, Minister of Infrastructure for Rwanda; the Honorable Ibrahim Matola, Minister of Energy for Malawi; and the Honorable Tom Alweendo, Minister of Energy and Mines for Namibia. These esteemed individuals will join a distinguished panel of experts from across the continent for three days of insightful deliberations and thought-provoking exchanges aimed at reshaping the strategies employed by key stakeholders in navigating Africa's evolving energy landscape.

    Offering two conference tracks, the Technical Seminar and the exclusive Leadership Summit, encompassing over 40 sessions, delegates will gain access to industry leaders' unparalleled insights into critical energy sector issues. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive investment and hosted buyer programs..

    “AEE 2024 is the ideal platform for engaging with energy sector stakeholders, emphasising youth involvement in the energy transition, and building lasting partnerships to promote sustainable energy in Africa. It will play a key role in accelerating Africa's energy transition by facilitating dialogue, networking, and collaboration between governments and the private sector. We look forward to connecting with industry leaders, investors, and policymakers dedicated to advancing clean energy in Africa,” said Mohamed Alhaj, Founder and Managing Director, Terra Energy. 

    The exclusive Africa Energy Leadership Summit seeks to foster partnerships and opportunities that will expedite targeted interventions and accomplish the goals and pillars outlined in the Africa Power Vision to Action initiative and, by extension, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) for a just, equitable, and fair energy transition.
    Topics under discussion include universal electrification and a policy framework to leverage the African single electricity markets; financing energy access in Africa and mitigating the risks associated with energy infrastructure projects; the role of innovation in driving last-mile rural electrification with decentralised renewable energy; carbon market mechanisms to drive investment; green hydrogen; and gas-to-power infrastructure, amongst others.

    “AEE 2024 covers key touchpoints in Africa’s energy transition journey, bringing together stakeholders in the continent’s energy sector to share insights and experience, build and foster relationships, and lay the groundwork for much needed partnerships and investment,” said Ade Yesufu, Exhibition Director – Energy, Informa Markets. 

    The Africa Energy Leadership Summit, a paid conference, focuses on investments, integration, infrastructure, and governance to drive the energy transition. It convenes over 70 speakers and senior decision-makers committed to bridging the continent's energy and power infrastructure gap. The summit fosters partnerships and opportunities to expedite targeted energy and power initiatives.

    The following speakers have also confirmed their attendance at AEE 2024:

    • Abdellatif Bardach, President, National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Morocco 
    • Armand M. Zingiro, CEO, Rwanda Energy Group 
    • Audrey Joe-Ezigbo, Co-Founder and Deputy Managing Director, Falcon Corporation Limited  
    • Ernest Sipho Mkhonta, Managing Director, Eswatini Electricity Company, Kingdom of Eswatini 
    • Dr. Geoffrey Aori Mabea, Executive Secretary, Energy Regulators Association of East Africa  
    • Eng. Gissima Nyamo-Hanga, Managing Director, Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) 
    • Kweku Awotwi, Chairman, United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd. 
    • Marlene Ngoyi, CEO, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) 
    • Muyangwa Muyangwa, Director General, National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), Zambia  
    • Ing. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana  
    • Pat Thaker, Editorial and Regional Director, MEA, The Economist Intelligence Unit  
    • Eng. Stephen Dihwa, Executive Director, SAPP (Southern African Power Pool Coordination Centre)
    • Dr. Sydney Gata, Executive Chairman, ZESA Holdings 
    • Eng. Victor Mapani, Managing Director, ZESCO - Zambia  

    Other key features of AEE 2024 include:

    • over 150 exhibitors from five product sectors: renewable and clean energy, transmission and distribution, energy consumption and management, back-up generators and critical power, and smart solutions; 
    • a Technical Seminar aimed at sharing cutting-edge innovations and technologies, and serving as a knowledge hub where delegates have the opportunity to learn and share industry best practices and scientific developments;
    • an Entrepreneurs Bootcamp that is open to entrepreneurs and youth, to develop essential business skills and knowledge, and build a network in the utilities sector; and
    • investor matchmaking, which is a meeting facilitation service supporting Africa’s PPP development, connecting equity investors with energy project companies in person at AEE 2024.

    Join more than 5,000 stakeholders, industry experts, and enthusiasts for the inaugural Africa Energy Expo 2024 and play a role in shaping the future of energy in Africa.

    Register for free as a visitor: https://apo-opa.co/4cy2wGN

    Book your delegate pass: https://apo-opa.co/4cy2wGN

    Visit the event website: www.Africa-EnergyExpo.com/  

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