WACEE ’13 – sustainable energy for West Africa

West African imports of energy and electro-technology rose by 27.3%

The 2nd West African Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition and Conference, WACEE is scheduled to be held from 12 – 14 November 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. Double-digit growth rates for West African imports of energy and electro technology as well as political stability make Ghana the natural gate towards the high potential West African market. West Africa’s major energy, electrical engineering and environmental exhibition & conference is organised by AHK Ghana-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana and the German trade fair specialists fairtrade supported by GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Wealth of resources, a prosperous economy and an increasing energy demand require intelligent energy generation technologies. Proof of this, is the fact that West African imports of energy and electro-technology rose by 27.3% in 2011, to 7.642 billion Euros. West African imports in this sector stood firm on a high level in 2012, amounting to 7.402 billion Euros.

To cope with this potential, the leading trade show in West Africa provides an ideal business platform. At WACEE 2013 leading technology suppliers meet senior-level buyers, wholesalers, retailers, designers, planners and architects from all over Ghana and West Africa to learn, network and to do business.

Organised with full governmental support from all over West Africa, WACEE ’12, the 1st West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition and Conference was a success for both exhibitors and visitors alike. During the 3 days of professional meetings and debate, the event gathered a thousand professionals from all over West Africa discussing business with 67 exhibitors of 6 countries, 50 speakers and 500 participants to the conferences. Exhibitors showed themselves satisfied with the results of their participation and praised the high quality of the visitors.

In 2013, the 2nd edition of WACEE will have a broader focus on the economic fields that open up opportunities for the adoption of renewable energies. These will be energy efficiency, electrical engineering, lighting and automation. “Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the twin pillars of sustainable energy policy. Energy efficiency has proved to be a cost-effective strategy for building economies without necessarily increasing energy consumption”, says Patrick Martens, Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

About AHK Ghana:

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) offers substantial information and assistance to enter the Ghanaian market. We provide up-to-date information on economic and commercial issues, and offer various services to facilitate your market entry. All with the intention to enhance bilateral trade for new and existing businesses.

About fairtrade:

Founded in 1991, fairtrade today is a leading organiser of highly professional international trade fairs in emerging markets. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, it has established a powerful network of daughter companies, agencies and partnerships throughout the world.

Contact for press and media:

fairtrade GmbH & Co. KG

Dominik Rzepka

Public Relations

Kurfürsten-Anlage 36

D-69115 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 / 62 21 / 45 65 22

Fax: +49 / 62 21 / 45 65 25



Contact Ghana:

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana

George Gyan Addo

Marketing Officer

PMB 25 TUC – Accra, Ghana Office: Mezzanine Floor World Trade Centre

No. 29 Independence Avenue Accra-Ghana

Tel. +233-30-7011206

Mobile: +233-207157379



Contact for exhibitors:

fairtrade GmbH & Co. KG

Leonie Ganser

Project Assistant

Kurfürsten-Anlage 36

D-69115 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 / 62 21 / 45 65 27

Fax: +49 / 62 21 / 45 65 25



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