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Future Energy East Africa, with the official support of the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, has kicked off at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
Huge potential, unlimited opportunities – is summarily how energy experts in the region describe the East African power sector. The region requires investment of approximately $93 billion per annum to address East Africa’s power and infrastructure needs opens up exciting business opportunities for suppliers and solution providers from across the globe.
Formerly known as the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) the event boasts both a strategic conference and a large trade exhibition which provides a platform for public and private stakeholders to engage in discussions around the future of the East African energy sector, giving stakeholders the opportunity to benchmark their operations, challenges and achievements against their peers and seek suppliers who are looking to gain access to projects across the region.
Here is what the leading energy experts and industry that will be at Future Energy East Africa had to say:
“The electricity industry in this region is one of the fastest developing on the continent and Future Energy East Africa presents the perfect opportunity to showcase our products, services and expertise to a key growth market. We have been participating in EAPIC for many years and we are excited to see the event develop after its rebranding as Future Energy East Africa this year.” – Connie Ochola, Regional Marketing Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Lucy Electric, returning platinum sponsors, said.
“The smart money is on East Africa, Africa’s new economic powerhouse is taking root in Eastern Africa, with Ethiopia and Kenya taking the lead, and Tanzania and Uganda reinforcing this emerging regional cluster of more than 300 million people.” Lukas Duursema, CEO, Siemens Eastern Africa, platinum sponsors, said.