The year 1997 will always be memorable – it’s when we hosted the first annual Power and Electricity World Africa conference. Terrapinn (the organisers of the show) wanted to play a central role in influencing the growth of the energy sector. This first event acted as the building block for channelling attention and investment as well as a guide to honing in on what is relevant and critical for all in the African energy sector.
This is Africa’s longest running and largest power and energy show - an exhibition with 6000 attendees and a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters.
GE, Barloworld Power, Siemens, MTU, Alstom, Voith, IBM, ABB, Mott Macdonald, Solar World Africa, Yingley Solar, Vestas, SMA, Arup… just to name a few, have all leveraged Power and Electricity World Africa as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers.
Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, concluded or influenced at this show.
What originally started as a conference, has since expanded exponentially into a world class exhibition and conference. Year on year, the event provides our partners with access to over 500 African energy utility and IPP decision makers, who traditionally are difficult to reach. And most importantly, the show allows them to meet real buyers.
We are proud to have hosted utilities such as STEG, Eskom, Nampower, Zesco, KenGen, Tanesco, EDM, ENE Ethiopian Electric Power, CEET, SNEL, Senelec, Sonabel, Nigelec, GRIDco and many others over the years. And this year we will welcome back in excess of 33 African countries for the 2017 edition of the event.
It is for good reason that Power and Electricity World Africa is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy in South Africa and has Eskom, Africa’s largest utility as a Diamond Partner.
It’s been 20 exciting business-filled years!
Power and Electricity World Africa continues to provide the meeting place for buyers, sellers and their partners to do the deals that drive Africa’s energy sector. This is THE place where buyers find solutions to their challenges. Let’s not forget that our expo presents the largest gathering of solution providers to the African continent.
“A truly world class show” - “WOW” - “The best energy show” - “Mind blowing” are a few of the words our customers have used to describe the show.
TENS OF THOUSANDS of executives and business leaders from across Africa have attended the show over the last 20 years.