Massive response to East Africa power convention

Power_190From MARIA MACHARIA
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) - MORE than 1 500 participants from 40 countries attended the
recent East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC), representing a two-fold
increase from the previous edition.

The region’s leading power utilities, large industries and investors as well as 69
technology and service providers showcased their products at the exhibition at the
event held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya on
August 27-28.

Organisers said the attendance figures proved again why EAPIC was the longest
running power show in the region.

“We offered several new features to EAPIC this year, including a new venue, larger
exhibition with free workshops, new awards gala dinner and the Clean Power East
Africa conference track,” said EAPIC programme director, Natalie Bacon.

“And these all contributed to a hugely successful event!” 

Kenya Power and the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum were again key partners.

Some of the high-level speakers included South Sudan’s Minister of Electricity,
Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources, Jemma Nunu Kumba, Djibouti’s Minister of
Energy and Natural Resources, Ali Yacoub Mahamoud, and the Principal Secretary at
the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Joseph Njoroge.

Among the highlights of the event were the East African Power Industry Awards where
Kenya Electricity Generating Company were among the winners. Dr Albert Butare,
former Energy Minister of Rwanda won the Lifetime Achievement Award for East Africa.
Dr Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim from Ethiopia, who is the African Union’s
Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, won the Outstanding Woman in Power,
Regional Award East Africa.

EAPIC is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and
conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

– CAJ News 

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