Energy News Africa Ltd, the online publisher of energynewsafrica.com, in the Republic of Ghana, has signed a partnership deal with African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa, one of Clarion Events Africa’s award-winning flagship events.
Clarion Events Africa is part of the Clarion Events Group’s Clarion Energy Series, which runs over 40 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, making it the group’s largest portfolio.
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa takes place annually during May in Cape Town, South Africa.
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the organisers have postponed the 20th live, in person edition of this popular conference and exhibition to 2021.
However, the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa will take place as a digital event from 24-26 November 2020 and forms part of the Digital Energy Festival. The ‘Digital Energy Festival’ unites African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, Africa Energy Forum and the Oil & Gas Council, under one banner, forming Africa’s largest, all-encompassing digital energy platform.
According to the partnership, energynewsafrica.com will support the organisers in publicity in order to reach more players in the energy industry across the continent for both the digital and live events.
The partnership will enable readers of energynewsafrica.com, who would attend the 2021 African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa event to enjoy 10% discount on the registration fees.
Commenting on the partnership, Managing Editor of energynewsafrica.com, Michael Creg Afful said they were excited to enter into a partnership with African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.
He said the aim of energynewsafrica.com is to support building a resilient energy sector in Africa through the sharing of credible energy-based information with industry players in Africa and beyond.
“We believe that this partnership will afford us the opportunity to share the vital information that the industry players require for the recovery of the sector following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Energy is very critical to the development of the continent and we can all attest to the fact that energy has played a critical role in the fight against Covid-19. ”
He adds: “Unfortunately, we have seen some countries like South Africa, Liberia, Nigeria, etc. having serious problems in the energy sector. Countries that are going through power crises need the right information to turn the situation around and so we see this partnership as an opportunity to assist in sharing ideas from experts that can help solve problems in Africa’s energy sector,” Mr. Afful stated.
“At African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, both in our 2020 digital and 2021 hybrid formats, is looking forward to working with energynewsafrica.com by connecting with industry elites and professionals within the energy sector in Ghana and the rest of Africa.
The Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa offers an inspiring online platform with world-class speakers, live discussions, digital networking and product showcases as we address industry hot topics and trends through our invited industry leading experts, relevant content and learnings. Through the media partnership with energynewsafrica.com we aim to attract regional role-players to our free-to-attend digital event in 2020 and hybrid event in 2021 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre,” says Chanelle Hingston, Group Director: Power & Energy Africa, Clarion Energy.
Clarion Events Africa is a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. Other well-known events include the Utility CEO Forums, Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, Nigeria Mining Week, Africa Mining Forum and DRC Mining Week.