5th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference

5th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference – WACEE 2016 on 13 to 15 September in Accra

Official German and Dutch Pavilion

Top-Level 3-Day Conference

(Heidelberg / Accra) The 5th edition of the West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE) is getting closer. Organised by AHK Ghana and the German fairtrade Messe the event takes place from 13 to 15 September 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana. WACEE will feature an official “made in Germany”-pavilion with 11 companies and a Dutch Pavilion. Another highlight is the 3-day Conference with speakers from policy and economics and the German Solar Training Week. More than 1,900 visitors are expected.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and AHK Ghana the 5th WACEE takes place on 13 to 15 September 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre. “After the great success in 2015, we expect more than 1,900 professional visitors this time”, says Martin März, fairtrades’ managing director. “They will discuss their business with more than 40 exhibitors. Highlights this year are the official German and Dutch Pavilions, the German Solar Training Week and the 3-day Conference.” Prominent speakers and an audience of leaders in policy and economics will discuss urgent issues on Ghana’s energy supply, RE potential and environment under the slogan “Towards Cleaner Energy & Environment: Bridging the gap between policy and socio-economic growth”.

Official German and Dutch Pavilion

For the third time in a row, WACEE features an official “made in Germany”-pavilion consisting of 11 German exhibitors in addition on an information stand. The German pavilion is presented by the Federal German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and supported by AHK Ghana – Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

There will also be a Dutch Pavilion featuring Dutch companies from the renewable energy and environment industry. The Dutch Pavilion is supported by the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC), a collaboration of the Netherlands African Business Council and the former Ghana Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and Culture.

German Solar Training Week

The German Solar Training Week is a great opportunity for acquiring knowledge in German Solar Technology from top German solar firms and a great opportunity to network with local solar companies. From 13 to 16 September 2016, the “Energy Solutions – Made in Germany” initiative will facilitate trainings conducted by German companies. It is organized by GIZ’s Project Development Programme and AHK Ghana.

Strong institutional support

WACEE 2016 is supported by the Ghanaian Ministry of Power, the Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, and the Ministry for Water Resources, Works and Housing. Further trust is given by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the “renewables – Made in Germany” initiative, the GIZ- German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation, the German Federal State of North-Rhine Westphalia and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

WACEE 2016 also partners with the Energy Commission, Kumasi Institute of Technology, Energy & Environment (KITE), the Renewable Energy Association of Ghana (REAG), West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Zoomlion.



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