Featuring a high-level line-up of women in power, Future Energy Uganda opens at the Serena Hotel in Kampala on 13 September 2017. Opening session speakers include the Minister of Energy and Minerals Development, Irene Muloni, and three leading ladies in the region's energy sector from Power Africa, Siemens and a former Ugandan finance minister.
Women in African Power
"Women play critical roles throughout the energy sector,” says Andrew Herscowitz, Power Africa Coordinator, “as policy makers within national and regional governments and institutions, as executives of private sector companies, as entrepreneurs engaged in energy enterprises, as managers within power sector utilities, as employees of generation plants and transmission and distribution systems, and finally as customers of electricity services. For this reason, Power Africa has brought hundreds of women from each of these areas together through our ‘Women in African Power’ group to find new business opportunities and to exchange ideas."
Power Africa's Women in African Power Network aims to elevate the presence and participation of women in Africa's energy sector. The network connects women leaders and emerging leaders to a community of professionals dedicated to supporting women's advancement in the energy sector. Participants enjoy access to business and job opportunities, events and speaking engagements, and shared knowledge and learning events.
“In Uganda, Siemens’ primary goal is to assist the government to increase national power generating capacities and to connect the local population to the power grids. A reliable and extensive power supply system is the fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development, economic growth and job creation” – this is according to Sabine Dall'Omo, CEO, Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa. Siemens is in the process of establishing a permanent office in Uganda to serve as a base for long term collaboration with Ugandan public and private entities.
Siemens is this year’s diamond sponsor for Future Energy Uganda, an indication of the widespread support the event is enjoying from the industry. Lucy Electric are platinum sponsors while Conlong and Eskom South Africa are silver sponsors. Bronze sponsors are African Trade Insurance Agency and Gilkes while Clarke Energy, Netral and Norwegian Energy Partners are strategic partners for Future Energy Uganda.
Leading energy platforms
Future Energy Uganda is organised by Cape Town-based Spintelligent. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, Future Energy East Africa (formerly EAPIC), Future Energy Nigeria (formerly WAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), Agritech Expo Zambia, Kenya Mining Forum, Nigeria Mining Week, DRC Mining Week and EduWeek. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group.
Future Energy Uganda details:
Strategic conference: 13-14 September 2017
Venue: Serena Hotel, Kampala