CNN’s Business Africa Correspondent, Eleni Giokos, will be the moderator of the opening session of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference
The exhibition is taking place in Cape Town from 14-16 May. Climate change will be the big topic for debate.
Also speaking at the event will be Phakamani Hadebe, Chief Executive, Eskom, South Africa and Niklas Johansson, State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden.
An opening address will be delivered by Hon Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy, Department of Energy, South Africa.
The 19th edition of this leading conference and exhibition is expected to attract 10,000 energy and water professionals this year.
The three-day event will host country pavilions from the US, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India and Poland.
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa has secured the support from industry stalwarts including Conlog, Dromex, GE, Landis+Gyr, SAP, Sumitomo and Utility Systems as platinum sponsors and Aberdare, ADC Energy, Rosatom, Sulzer and Toshiba as gold sponsors.
The flagship energy event is organised by Cape Town-based Spintelligent, part of the Clarion Events Group. Spintelligent also produces Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, the Utility CEO Forums, Agritech Expo Zambia, Nigeria Mining Week and DRC Mining Week as part of a 40-event portfolio that covers the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, making it one of Clarion Events’ largest portfolios.