Africa’s largest energy event to be held at V&A Waterfront
Cape Town – Cape Town is set to host the continent’s first and largest energy event, Africa Energy Week (AEW) 2021, at the V&A Waterfront.
The event will focus on Africa’s role in the global energy transition and the future of Africa’s energy sector.
AEW consists of a four-day interactive exhibition and networking conference from November 9-12 by the African Energy Chamber, showcasing the African Energy Village which includes various venues designed to accommodate 700 delegates from the African energy sector.
After a year and a half of muted business tourism, James Vos, a member of Economic Opportunities and Asset Management Mayco, said the city welcomes the announcement.
Vos said this event has the potential to have a huge impact on industries and communities in Cape Town, as the conference will take a multi-platform, community-driven approach to energy events.
“The conference will not only focus on oil and gas, but will also focus on renewable and sustainable energy solutions. Cape Town has made significant progress in this area, so this is a great opportunity to show what we have done and also what we have to offer in this regard, ”Vos said.
Vos said the Atlantis Greentech Special Economic Zone is one of the viable initiatives in line with renewable and sustainable energy solutions and has already attracted investments of around R700 million.
“I want to encourage businesses from all sectors involved – from restaurants to culture and retail – to start looking at how they can capitalize on this event,” Vos said.
Key conference topics include maintaining and improving profitable operations in a post-Covid-19 environment, Africa as a powerhouse for renewable energy, and how Africa could create value from of the energy transition.
African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk said AEW aims to leave a bold message that encourages energy solutions that cut duties, donations and foreign aid.
“African energy producers can only grow and meet the demand for energy when we all do our best to mobilize our resources and defend important principles of personal responsibility, smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal freedom and the rule of law, ”Ayuk said. .