This October, Africa Energy Week will bring together energy leaders, global investors and executives from across the public and private sector for four days of intense dialogue.
African Energy Week (AEW) is an annual event organized by the African Energy Chamber, bringing together leaders in African energy, global investors, and executives from both the public and private sectors. This four-day event serves as a platform for intensive discussions about the future of the African energy industry.
The event runs 16-20 October at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.
Africa Energy Week – The “premier gathering for Africa’s energy leaders”
AEW is a dynamic conference, exhibition, and networking event that was inaugurated in 2021 with a mission to eradicate energy poverty in Africa by 2030. The event features panel discussions, investor forums, industry summits, one-on-one meetings, and other interactive sessions. It plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the continent’s energy development.
In 2023, AEW returns on a greater scale, solidifying its position as the premier gathering for Africa’s energy leaders. It serves as the official meeting point for the continent’s energy elite. AEW underscores Africa’s role in global energy discussions, emphasizing African-led dialogues and decision-making processes.
AEW covers the entire energy sector and its value chain, making it the sole conference on the continent that represents the breadth and depth of this critical industry. This event is instrumental in driving forward the energy agenda in Africa and fostering collaboration among key stakeholders.
International speakers and political figures
This year, African Energy Week is expecting over 26 delegations and 47 ministries to attend, in addition to approximately 4,200 attendees from across Africa. Over 81% of attendees are from outside of South Africa.
Speakers include Senegal’s President, Macky Sall, Namibia’s Hage Gottfried Geingob, H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energies, Senegal, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Minister of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda, H. E. Nany O Chrougha, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania, H.E. Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy and Mines, Algeria along with leaders from leading companies in Africa’s energy sector.
The strategic sessions include:
- Global Energy Security: The Imperative of African Energy Development
- Hydrogen Summit – Powering the Future: Africa and Europe Unleashing the Green Hydrogen Revolution
- The Game Changer: Examining African Gas Development Strategies and Investment Opportunities
- Exploration Champions: Africa’s New il and Gas Hotspots
- Hydrogen Summit: Powering the Future: Africa and Europe Unleashing the Green Hydrogen Revolution
- Enhancing Local Capacity in Oil and Gas Procurement, Fabrication, and Manufacturing
- OPEC – Africa Roundtable
The AEW 2023 exhibition area is central to the conference and open to all attendees, providing exposure for exhibitors. A wide range of exhibition structures, designs and experiences are available, allowing you exhibitors to showcase the organization’s innovations, talent and competitive edge.
The JET concert
As entertainment, attendees will be able to buy tickets to the JET Concert. “Taking place on the eve of the main event African Energy Week 2023 this October, the concert aims to inspire a new era of innovation, celebration and progress across Africa’s energy sector by integrating two promising industries: culture and energy.
“The Just Energy Transition Concert is not just any ordinary concert, with the AEW23 driving the need for an African-centric approach to the energy transition, the Just Energy Transition concert will further consolidate this narrative, promoting investment, development, and wider participation across the energy industry,” said a promotional release.
The concert will include Ruger, Chike, Kamo Mphela, Spyro, DJ Dollar and many more and will take place on 16 October.
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