Networking Functions

NETWORKING PARTIES & COCKTAILS

WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION 

15 May, 17:00, Expo Floor, Open to all

Wind down after a day of business and join your colleagues at the free networking reception. This is a unique opportunity to market yourself and your business. Ask questions and talk about your goals. Have your business cards ready!

AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK INDUSTRY AWARDS 

16 May, 19:00, Ballroom, Tickets for collection at reception

The fifth edition of the African Utility Week Industry Awards will bring together 850 of Africa’s most renowned power, energy and water industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of African Utility Week. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the elite networking event.

CLOSING DRINKS RECEPTION

17 May, 16:30, Delegate lunch area, Open to all

One final chance to network and mingle before the close of the event. Make that last connection, swop that last business card or set up a follow up for the following week.

PARTNER EVENTS & COCKTAILS

EU pavilion opening

15 May, 11:30, Stand J5

Dr Marcus Cornaro, EU Ambassador to South Africa, will inaugurate the first ever European pavilion at African Utility Week and welcome the delegation of 14 handpicked European SMEs showcasing EU-supported technologies.

Indian Pavilion Opening

Join the official opening of the Indian Pavilion at their stand.

15 May, 12:00, Open to all

Women in Power and Water Lunch 

15 May, 12:00, Roof Terrace Foyer, By invite only

We will celebrate the role that women play in the power and water sectors, and the great contributions they can make in shaping Africa’s future. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet champions in these fields. Request an invite at the info desk during the event.

Request an invite at auw@spintelligent.com or at the info desk during the event

Conlog Product Launch 

15 May, 15:00, Ballroom, By invite only

Conlog is excited to launch its next generation meters at an exclusive product launch, by invitation only, at the Ballroom at the CTICC (AUW keynote venue). The launch will usher in a new era of metering solutions for Africa. Quality and reliability are two attributes synonymous with the Conlog brand, and our new products speak to this promise. Request invite at the info desk.

Conlog Cocktail Party 

15 May, 16:00, Stand D8, Open to all

Conlog, leaders in prepaid metering solutions since 1965, and a proudly, authentic African company, is hosting a Cocktail Party at stand D8 following their highly anticipated, exclusive product launch in the Ballroom at the CTICC (AUW keynote venue).. The cocktail event is by open invititation and attendees will witness the product unveiling at the stand. Conlog are excited to launch their new cutting edge product at African Utility Week, the premier utility event on the continent – technology engineered by Africans for a true African metering solution meeting the demands of our fellow citizens. Come along and join in our new generation of metering solutions.

EEP Africa Call for Proposals launch 

15 May, 16:30, Workshop 1, Expo floor, Open to all

The new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa) is hosted and managed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). With a combined commitment of EUR 25 million from Finland and NDF, it will support clean energy access and sustainable and inclusive green growth projects in 15 countries in Southern and East Africa. EEP Africa will operate as an open, competitive challenge fund providing early stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models. At the event EEP Africa will launch its first Call for Proposals.

STS Metering Cocktail 

15 May, Launch presentation 15:00, Workshop 2, Expo floor | Cocktail 16:00, Stand E16, Open to all

Danish Pavilion Ambassador Address and cocktail

15 May, 16:00, Workshop 3, Open to all

Representatives from six Danish companies operating in the water and energy sector will showcase their latest Danish innovation within their respective sectors. Thereafter, Trine Rask Thygesen, the Danish Ambassador, will open the Pavilion and welcome the participants. Participants are invited to join us for the seminar, reception and networking opportunity at the Danish Pavilion. This will be an excellent opportunity to liaise with Danish and South African colleagues in the energy and water sectors over some cocktails.

ERWAT Cocktail 

15 May, 16:00, Stand M13c 

Prime Alliance Breakfast 

16 May 2018, 07:30 -09:00, Roof Terrace Foyer

Egypt AMI Use Case Study: PRIME Alliance Utility Breakfast

African utilities are invited to attend this breakfast briefing to understand how you can replicate Egypt’s meter solution by maximising PRIME PLC and Radio hybrid solutions.

Email pia@ianusgroup.com  to register your attendance

IRENA/AFDB Lunch

Advice for accessing the IRENA/ADFD Facility final funding cycle offer for your renewable energy project.  

16 May, 12:00, Roof Terrace Foyer, Invite only

The IRENA/ADFD Facility has a seventh and final cycle offering funding for renewable energy projects. The lunchtime briefing will guide project developers, utilities and governments on the details needed to apply for funding, provide helpful hints and answer questions. Request an invite at the info desk during the event.

Request an invite at auw@spintelligent.com or at the info desk during the event

Power Africa Handbook Launch 

16 May, 16:45, Workshop 3, Expo floor, Open to all

(Co-hosted with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr), refreshments and launch of the third handbook in Power Africa’s “Understanding” series, Understanding Power Project Procurement. The newest Power Africa handbook, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is intended to serve as a practical resource for decision-makers on the policy and strategy behind the procurement of power projects. The issue of power project procurement is often raised as a persistent challenge in the African market, which has led to this reference guide that lays out the procurement procedures governments have employed to manage the orderly planning, negotiation, and construction of power projects.