The 22nd Future Energy East Africa and associated Utility CEO Forum will go ahead, but in a virtual format. The organisers, Clarion Events Africa, report that the industry is eager to engage, question, find solutions and close deals. However, to protect the health and safety of all guests and staff, the event will no longer take place over two days in Nairobi, and will instead be held over three days (1-3 September 2020) online.

“[I]t is now more important than ever for the utility and energy industry to gather and share information, best practice and, most critically, continue doing business.”

“While Africa is currently still dealing with a rising curve in Coronavirus infections, it is now more important than ever for the utility and energy industry to gather and share information, best practice and, most critically, continue doing business,” says the show’s managing director, David Ashdown. “It is key to address the sector’s current COVID-19 challenges, but also to get ready for post-COVID realities. Just as technology has played an enormous role in keeping a lot of businesses going with lockdown restrictions, including the event sector, as well as in the fight against the pandemic, it will also play a crucial role in the post-pandemic era.”

Last month, Clarion Events Africa successfully took African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa online. “We were the first in the sector to pull this off and the attendee numbers and level of engagement speak for themselves, 3,642 registrations and 7,015 matchmaking recommendations, showing clearly that that the industry is eager to engage, ask questions, find solutions and close deals,” says Ashdown.

“[T]he upcoming Virtual Future Energy East Africa will be even more interactive and the content will be of interest to the sector’s full value chain, from utilities and regulators to project developers and technology and service providers.”

He adds: “Our media division has been organising webinars for years and we were able to partner with them and seamlessly run the event online, managing to deliver a meaningful audience on a digital platform. As event organisers we have also heeded the attendees’ feedback and the upcoming Virtual Future Energy East Africa will be even more interactive and the content will be of interest to the sector’s full value chain, from utilities and regulators to project developers and technology and service providers.”

Highlights of Virtual Future Energy East Africa will include:

Conference: 1-3 Sep 2020

  • Keynote
  • Country focus roundtables

Utility CEO Forum: 2-3 Sep 2020

Matchmaking: 1-3 Sep 2020

  • Throughout the three-day event programme

Training sessions: 1-3 Sep 2020

The Virtual Future Energy East Africa will provide a mix of free and premium sessions to ensure that all levels of attendee can get the most value from in-depth content. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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