“Strong opportunities in power development particularly in Kenya”
NAIROBI, Kenya, 1 7 Jan 2013 - The annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) has secured the support of Kenya’s Vision 2030. The organisers of EAPIC, the Cape Town-based events company Spintelligent, met with the Vision 2030 directorate in Nairobi recently.
Claire Volkwyn, Director of Content and Strategy for Spintelligent, says: “we are very pleased to partner with the Vision 2030 office in order to highlight opportunities in Kenya. We firmly believe that Kenya is one of the countries to watch over the next five to ten years. With an expected average GDP growth of 5%, Kenya’s emphasis on growing generation capacity will continue to see a positive impact on the economy.
“Opportunities in geothermal development are particularly strong in Kenya, and along with the need to continue strengthening transmission and distribution infrastructure, there is on-going investment in energy management and energy efficiency for large industry. We expect to see these as key areas for the foreseeable future”.
The EAPIC 2013 conference and exhibition takes place at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 9 – 12 September 2013.
Vision 2030 to transform Kenya
The Vision 2030 plan is an economic and social blue print to transform Kenya into a “middle-income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030”. Consisting of three pillars of transformation, namely social, economic and political, the Vision 2030 is a comprehensive and ambitious country development programme.
One of the key parts of this development plan is a robust economy and for this to happen, Kenya needs to have a stable, efficient and reliable supply of electricity to fuel economic growth.
EAPIC 2013 will bring together the key stakeholders from across the region to discuss and debate the future of the power sector in East Africa. This exclusive forum for Eastern Africa gathers together international experts and key industry leaders to discuss strategies for the continued development of the power industry, with particular focus on financing, opportunities and investments in this vital sector.
For more information: visit www.eapicforum.com
The dates for next year’s East African Power Industry Convention are:
Exhibition & Conference: 10 – 12 September 2013
Pre-conference Workshops: 9 September 2013
Site Visits: 13 September 2013
Location: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
EAPIC – the East African Power Industry Convention, is the most established and relevant power event in the region. The conference and exhibition gathers utilities, government organisations, IPPs, investors, financiers, large power users and service providers under one roof. The strategic and technical content attracts the whole industry from senior-level decision makers to middle management and technical staff. The regional stakeholders share expertise, key learnings and discuss the challenges and solutions of power generation, transmission and distribution for the region. This must attend premier event will give participants essential information and contacts for profitable involvement in East African power industry!
Spintelligent is part of Clarion Events, a global business-to-business event organiser with over 500 staff in offices in the UK, Netherlands, United States, South Africa, Brazil, UAE and Singapore. Spintelligent forms part of Clarion’s specialist energy and utilities portfolio which also includes Synergy and The Energy Exchange. Spintelligent has established itself as the key strategic information provider to the global metering, meter-to-cash and customer-end technology sector and as a specialist in African infrastructure development, with a focus on the power and mining sectors.
For more than 13 years, Spintelligent has been building, sharing, connecting and thinking about the business sectors we serve. Our industry leading media products – publications, online portals, conferences, exhibitions, industry reports – enable us to share knowledge and insights, build relationships and deliver real business value to our customers and stakeholders.
Spintelligent is recognised for its print and electronic publications, with market-leading brands including Metering International, ESI Africa and Mining Review Africa. Its regular global events and exhibitions, as well as its critical business intelligence and integrated marketing services make it a leader in its field. The company’s highly skilled resources in management, marketing, research and production allow for unique products bridging the developed and developing worlds.