Lagos expo shows confidence in power sector
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE growth of the recently-concluded West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) reflects the increased confidence of the region’s power sector, organisers said.
The 12th edition of the region’s leading power and energy conference and trade expo took place in Lagos where a record 1 815 power professionals, up 37 percent compared to 2014, attended.
“The buzz around the exhibition floor was electric with visitors wanting to learn about the latest products and services,” said WAPIC Event Director, Natalie Bacon.
“During the opening of the conference the private sector unleashed their solutions for how to increase the current pace of electricity generation. Due to the honest and well researched presentations the speakers had the room captivated and bursting with ideas,” she added.
Some 200 top power professionals gathered for the second edition of the sold-out gala dinner at the West African Power Industry Awards to cheer on and celebrate well-known industry pioneers and companies.
Joseph Makoju, Honorary Advisor for the Dangote Group, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Regional Award. Akon Lighting Africa scored a double nod of approval from the industry with two awards, namely Best Renewable Energy Project and CSR Initiative of the Year.
The African Development Bank walked away with the Project Transaction of the Year accolade for its OMVG Energy Project.
WAPIC enjoyed overwhelming support from the industry with the global networking and telecommunications giant, Huawei, returning as the exclusive diamond sponsor. Eko Electricity Distribution Company, MEMMCOL and Mojec International were platinum sponsors while Ecobank and Siemens
were gold sponsors.
Momas and Huawei were award sponsors while Accenture was the official verifier of the award procedures.
The West African Power Industry Convention is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.
– CAJ News
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