We design events to create a variety of opportunities for our network members, from initiating business, to skills and knowledge development. Our events are conferences, webinars and training workshops, centred around our thematic areas. We draw on the power existing within of our network to provide thought leadership and technical training that meets best practise and international standing. Our mantra is there is power in partnerships and this is evident through our events.
Solar-Tec exhibition, co-located with the 27 year old Electricx exhibition attracts thousands of regional utilities and regulatory authorities, leading developers, contractors, consultants, system integrators, project managers and distributors who are constantly sourcing latest solar technologies from both the local and international markets.
The transition towards renewable energy is making a shift in Egypt’s economy, especially with the 2030 vision being announced. In the next few years, Egypt will install over 6.5GW of solar power capacity with investments totalling more than US $30 billion. Also, it was announced that US $13 billion worth of potential investment planned in the renewable energy sector and 2.3GW of solar capacity is targeted by 2017 of which 2GW will be centralized PV power plants and 300MW will be distributed PV installations under 500KW.
Visitor profile includes:
Manufacturers, Distributors, Assemblers, System Integrators, Turnkey Solution Providers and Installers of:
PV Cells and Modules
Energy storage Systems
Inverters and UPS Systems
Batteries and Battery Management Systems
PV Components, Tracking systems, Mounting systems
RH Renewable Heating systems
ST/RH Systems Technologies
PV Manufacturing Equipment, Materials and Components
Solar Thermal Technologies & Applications
Manufacturers and suppliers of products and services related to:
Regional Distributors / Agents of products and services
Utilities / Municipalities & Regulatory Authorities
Real estate / community developers
Retailers of Solar Systems
Sub-Contractors / Installers / System Integrators
Energy supply, transmission & distribution specialists
Facility Managers, Building Managers and Architects
Officials from Government & Semi Government companies (Private Utilities)
Media & Research Institutions
Introduced at Solar-Tec 2016 –
Dedicated solar hall with leading international brands – more manufacturing focused. Exhibitors including JA Solar, JINKO Solar, Conergy, PARU and many more…
Prestigious conference highlighting major challenges faced by developers in the region and panel discussions suggesting solutions and best practices
Knowledge seminars/workshops from key exhibitors who have the market know-how
B2B meetings pre-set between regional developers/contractors and international manufacturers*
To enhance the knowledge sharing experience and to facilitate business networking, the organizers of Solar-Tec have designed various comprehensive programmes highlighting key project developments and investments in and around Egypt. This year, based on extensive research about the market and current demands, the exhibition and conference will touch upon key subjects like energy storage (both on-grid and off-grid).
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Solar-Tec, co-located with Electricx, is North Africa’s leading solar energy exhibition. Whether you want to meet new suppliers, catch up with clients, network with industry colleagues or learn about the latest innovations, Solar-Tec is a must attend event for anyone with an interest in the solar industry.
The 2017 edition of Electricx will be one of the largest in the 27-year history of the power exhibition. With the growth to cover more than 15000 sqm, the event will be a truly international gathering of more than 10000 power distributors and retailers, consultants, government representatives, electrical engineers and purchasers from Egypt.
Demand for electricity is growing rapidly in Egypt at an estimated additional 1,500 to 2,000 MW per year due to rapid urbanization and economic growth. It was also announced that Egypt is the largest importer of gensets in Africa – 58.6 million units annually and 30GW of capacity is now planned to be installed in every year until 2020.
- Power generation, transmission and distribution
- Electrical installations, cabling, wiring and lighting
- Automation, testing, calibration and instrumentation
- Renewable energy, smart cities, micro grid and smart grid
- Energy storage systems (ESS)
- INTRODUCED IN 2016: LED products
Visitor profile includes:
- Distributor/Agent of Products & Services
- Energy Supply
- Transmission & Distribution
- Project Management
- Facilities Management
- Real Estate/Community Development
- Research & Development
The event is co-located with Solar-Tec, a solar focussed exhibition.
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Electricx features the latest equipment and services from the generation, transmission and distribution, lighting and renewable sectors.
Future Energy East Africa
Future Energy East Africa has evolved from the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC). After years of close collaboration with utilities, governments, regulators, large power users, consultants and solution providers it has become the number one power conference and exhibition in East Africa and will take place from 29 – 30 November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 45 suppliers from across the world will not only exhibit their latest technology and solutions but will be waiting to share their experience, case studies and best practices with you. There is no better place to be inspired by companies like Alstom-Grid, KPLC and Kengen, just to mention a few.
A core theme at the 2016 edition of the East African Power Industry Convention was: “What does the future hold for the East Africa Energy Market?” This stirred a necessary discussion. It was decided that East Africa not only needs to address short term goals but to aim for longevity and sustainability. However, in order to look to the future, one has to adapt to an ever changing market. A market that constantly evolving due to innovative technologies and mind-sets.
Future Energy East Africa is the largest and longest running regional power conference and exhibition in East Africa, making it a well-known and trusted brand. The event boasts both a strategic conference and a large trade exhibition which provides a platform for public and private stakeholders to engage in discussions around the future of the East African energy sector, giving stakeholders the opportunity to benchmark their operations, challenges and achievements against their peers and seek suppliers who are looking to gain access to projects across the region.
The event offers both dynamic round table discussions and dedicated technical workshops; with fringe events including investment breakfast briefings, Future Energy Leaders, CEO Forum, Women in Power luncheon, networking functions, off site visits to installations and a black tie industry awards function. Future Energy East Africa is the only event that can boast high-level delegations from ministries, utilities and regulators from across the region.Website Register Networking
The event attracts regional stakeholders from 12 countries, utilising Nairobi as an accessible hub.
Future Energy Nigeria
Future Energy Nigeria has evolved from the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC). This energy conference and expo addressing the Nigerian power crisis through industry connectivity and creative solutions. After 14 years of successfully driving new and existing industry relationships across the region, WAPIC has established its base in Nigeria to support the privatisation of the Nigerian power space. A country going through a tough economic cycle, compounded by a struggling energy sector, it is now that the platform of a meeting place to engage industry stakeholders keen to represent the sector is more important than ever.
This refreshed project will continue to drive collaboration, networking, solutions and positive results for a sector that begins to emerge from crisis. The only industry meeting point that discusses, debates and provides answers to the future development of the sector. Delivering a conference arena for consultative content, an exhibition platform for trade deals and networking for business growth. Future Energy Nigeria is the dedicated professional project that Nigeria needs to support its ascent from its current challenges.Website Register Networking
A 3-day strategic conference and a 2-day international exhibition which will support the change happening in the Nigerian power and energy sector, and showcase the latest technologies and service from over 100 companies.
InfraAfrica & Middle East Expo 2017
InfraAfrica &Middle East Expo 2017
An integrated and comprehensive efficient marketing tool for all companies in the infrastructure sector serving new and sustainable cities (agricultural, industrial & urban ) in Egypt & Africa. InfraAfrica &Middle East Expo 2017 will create a learning platform and provide delegates with various business opportunities, with leading local and international companies, organizations, factories, distributors, suppliers, agents and trade agencies in different infrastructure sectors, all under one roof. Infrastructure sectors considered are the following:
-Water & Wastewater
-Power & Electricity
-Transportation & logistics
- IT & Communications
- Building & Construction
- Safety & Security
- Drilling & heavy equipments
- Environment & Sustainability
- Banking & Financing
InfraAfrica is your golden-not to be missed-opportunity to promote and advertise your company’s products and services to your targeted customers in Egypt and other African markets.
Infra -Africa is more than an exhibition
- Live product demonstrations
- On-site displays
- Keynote addresses from industry leaders
- Free technical seminars, project updates and discussion forums
- Industry innovations
- Visitor and Exhibitor Networking Reception
- Free Business Matching service to arrange meetings with your preferred suppliers
iEcoAfrica have negotiated a special rate for all its network members, to be eligable for a 15% discount on expo registration quote IECO15Website Delegate Registration Form Venue
InfraAfrica &Middle East Expo 2017 Sustainable Infrastruture and Trade for Development
Future Energy Central Africa
Formerly iPAD Cameroon - Future Energy Africa’s goal is to become the regional platform for power and utility development, welcoming private developers, IPPs, and investors within the region, to facilitate regional grid extension, pricing and infrastructure development.
Future Energy Central Africa is a two day regional strategic conference that will allow neighbouring Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe to share their expertise, project developments and plans in order to facilitate regional grid integration. This two day conference and supplier exhibition will support the new up and coming energy sector in Central Africa.
This exclusive platform is a unique chance for delegates to identify potential business opportunities in response to an increasing power demand from the consumer and industry, enjoying rich and diversified energy resources. Alongside the conference is a CEO roundtable gathering Government officials from every member of the CEMAC region and representatives of investments and financial institutions.Website Speakers Registration
The success of iPAD Cameroon 2016 hosted by the Ministry of Water and Energy and ENEO, confirmed the urgency to create a platform to promote energy investments in Central Africa.
Future Energy Uganda
Future Energy Uganda is a two day Ugandan project investment forum and exhibition that brings projects being explored and projects in the pipeline to light. The forum discussions include policies, tax and rebates, project briefings, ROI’s, and project implementation. This provides a unique platform for investors, government and the private sector to discuss and network in support of the Ugandan power expansion plans and 2030 vision.
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Future Energy Uganda will provide a meeting platform for project developers, finance houses and multilateral investors, construction and planning companies as well as technology providers from Uganda, the region and from the rest of the world. The event will demonstrate the proactive nature of Uganda to develop the sector efficiently and effectively.
East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference
GTR's East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference will return to Kenya in 2017, on May 9th-10th 2017, bringing together the region’s leading corporates and trade financiers for two days of discussion and debate.
With an agenda addressing various political, economic and social issues risks and opportunities faced by Kenya and neighbouring countries, 2017’s conference will provide ideal networking and learning opportunities for those looking to build trade relationships in East Africa.
All online registrations receive a 15% discount with code: iEA15
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“A conference that challenges you to look deeper into sub-Saharan Africa”
P van Zantvoort, Rabobank
Power & Electricity World Africa 2017
Power & Electricity World Africa co-located with The Solar Show Africa, The Water Show Africa and Energy Efficiency Africa, is the largest and longest running power and electricity exhibition and conference in Africa.
An exhibition with 7000 attendees and a mecca of solution providers spanning 4 halls and thousands of square meters.
For 20 years the show has played a central role in influencing the growth of the energy sector. Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, concluded or influenced at this show.
iEcoAfrica have negotiated a special 15% discount for its network members on the registration fee for the conference VIP Delegate pass. It does not cover exhibition participation.
We also have 3 complimentary VIP passes (retailed at R15, 275.00) to distribute to members to attend the show free of charge. To express your interest contact us hereWebsite Register Contact
Sustainable smallholder development: How to empower farmers and deliver business solutions at scale
A multi-stakeholder meeting focusing on how business can create scalable solutions to tackle future supply chain vulnerabilities. The event will include structured debate addressing the major risks for smallholder farmers across agricultural sectors with speakers from Sime Darby, Unilever, Diageo, Mars, Nestlé Mondelez, Barry Callebaut, IFC, ING, Starbucks, Stumptown Coffee, Bayer and many others. Registration for this event is open now.
To find out more about this event please directly contact email@example.com
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Hosted By Diageo, sponsored by Sim Darby
GTR Africa Trade Finance Week 2017
Returning to Cape Town for its 11th year, the market’s premier pan-African trade finance gathering will take place at The Westin on March 9th-10th 2017.
Now also incorporating GTR‘s West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference, for increased focus on developments in key markets such as Nigeria, Ghana and the Francophone region, the event will focus on the extensive trade, export, commodity and infrastructure financing opportunities available across the continent, providing unrivalled access to those companies and institutions currently doing business in Africa, including regional and global corporates, financiers and trade specialists.
GTR’s ties to the market’s primary trade bodies, regulators and institutions allows on-stage discussion to focus on the latest challenges being experienced by those involved in African trade, as well as highlighting potential opportunities in a number of key countries and sectors.
All online registrations receive a 15% discount with code: iEA15
Use the event hashtag #AFTFW to join the conversation and see updates on Facebook
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“An excellent opportunity to interact with the African trade market across banks, corporates and other players. ”
K Hartwell, Standard Bank
Nigeria International Agriculture Business Forum & Exhibition 20-21st February 2017
NIAFE 2017 is a Global Initiative which will provide an excellent networking platform for Existing Agriculture Companies, Service Providers, Equipment Companies and Investors through which interested parties will be informed about opportunities and developments in the agriculture sector and industries.
NIAFE 2017 will feature unparalleled opportunities for sharing ideas, sharpening skills, discovering new tools and technologies, and networking with peers from around the world.
Nigeria is Africa's 2nd largest importer of food processing and packaging technology Nigeria has a young and growing population of about 173million people. The Nigerian consumer market is estimated at €130bn and has been thriving on the market demand stemming from a robust demography.
Nigeria is richly blessed with huge agricultural potentials which used to be the mainstay of her economy before the advent of petro-dollars from crude oil sales. The heartwarming news from the sector now is that a serious transformation program is going on. The current dispensation in the Ministry of Agriculture is seriously transforming the long neglected sector and our highly food importing country to a sector that creates wealth for the country and repositioned to becoming less dependent on food imports to feed her Citizens.
iEcoAfrica network members receive a 20% discount on ticket prices. For processing email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSpeakers Registration Venue
Under the Patronage of Hon. Chief Audu Ogbeh the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Nigeria
Sustainable sugarcane: how companies can deliver
Structured debate on the creation of thriving, sustainable producer communities and resilient, assured supply chains with speakers from Bonsucro, Pepsico, Mars, Bunge, CSC Sugar, Nordzucker AG, ISCC, and many others. Registration for this event is open now.
Innovation Forum is hosting the second annual Sustainable Sugar Forum ‘Sustainable sugarcane: how companies can deliver’ on 1st-2nd December 2016 in London in partnership with Bonsucro.
This event is designed for all stakeholders in the sugar value chain to discuss the commercial opportunities of the growing demand for sustainable sugarcane and how companies can build sugar supply chains that are ethical, resilient and secure from environmental pressures.
Some of the key topics being addressed include:
- Responsible sugar sourcing strategy, implementing effective programmes to source 100% sustainable sugar (for both food production and biofuels)
- Addressing future environmental pressures such as loss of biodiversity, climate change and water scarcity in sugar supply chains
- Social supply chain challenges around smallholder farmer development, land rights, securing livelihoods, financing, improving productivity and yield
- Investing in technology – impacts of communications, mechanisation, traceability and certification on smallholders
Whilst primarily focused on sugarcane, the sugar beet industry is warmly invited to share in this debate.
Senior executives at Mars, Coca-Cola Company, Nordzucker, Solidaridad, Shell, Fairtrade Foundation, ISEAL, SAI, ED&F Man, Pepsico, ISCC have already confirmed their participation.
Further information on speakers and updates to the agenda are available here.
As one of our members you are entitled to a 15% discount on the ticket price. Just quote IECOA15 when registering online or get in touch with Innovation Forum directly – email@example.com
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Sustainable Agriculture, Bonsucro Week
Sudan International Agriculture Business Forum & Exhibition (SIAFE 2016)
This is an event you can't afford to miss—join us for the Sudan International Agriculture Business Forum & Exhibition 2016 —the largest gathering of agriculture professionals in the Sudan. The Summit is brought to you by the Valiant Business Media.
The Summit provides the perfect opportunity to meet with hundreds of agriculture professionals and share exciting news about your company or organization`s products and services. You can be an exhibitor at one of the largest events in the country.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The concept is the responsibility and opportunity that the agriculture sector has to be an engine of flourishing for all people, locally and globally. Located in northeastern Africa, Sudan's agriculture sector employs over 80% of the work force and accounts for nearly 40% of the Gross Domestic Product. With over 300 million feddans of fertile land has a tremendous potential in the field of Agriculture.
Dialoguing on these resources and the opportunities ahead, we landed on the Global Agriculture Summit 2016 as our first summit. Providing the latest best practices in everything from agricultural production and marketing to sustainable community development and the theology of food, the summit will equip people to grow their communities and connect those with a passion The summit will be a venue where we can start to connect and link together the resources, knowledge and passion of people in the agriculture sector from Sudan and numerous others other countries around the world.
We hope many of you will join us at this event, from those actively involved in agriculture to those still seeking their calling. Be a part of building global connections, relationships and a community working together in agriculture for a flourishing world.
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Agriculture, Investment, Sudan
ESPA 2016 Annual Science Conference
This year’s Annual Science Conference will focus on synthesising learning across projects to answer the ‘big questions’ ESPA was established to address:
- How do ecosystem services influence human well-being in different ecosystems / locations and for different socio-economic groups?
- How will this change over time and what is driving this change?
- What options exist to mediate linkages so that human well-being is enhanced and ecosystems are conserved?
- What are the barriers / uncertainties inhibiting simultaneous achievement of the conservation and development outcomes and how can we overcome them? This includes those relating to governance and decision-making.
Attendance at the conference is free, however you will need to cover the cost of your own travel and accommodation unless you are a speaker at the conference. Speakers at the conference will have their economy travel and reasonable accommodation costs cover by ESPA.
Please direct queries regarding the conference to Julie Hands at email@example.com.Register Website About ESPA
Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016 - Marrakech
iEcoAfrica are supporting the Climate Action Programme on the Sustainable Innovation Forum. Be a part of the largest business-focused event taking place during the annual Conference of Parties (COP22) - the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016 - taking place on 14-15 November at the Four Seasons Marrakech, Morocco.
Building on year-round work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme, the 2 day Forum will convene cross-sector participants from business, Government, finance, UN, NGO and civil society to create an unparalleled opportunity to bolster sustainable innovation and bring scale to the emerging green economy.
Join us and over 1000+ attendees representing 50+ countries in Marrakech, Morocco and achieve your business visions at COP22 heading into 2017 and beyond...
The Paris agreement has now been signed, uniting 196 countries in a binding agreement to limit global warming to under 2C. Global governments are now charged with moving further and faster than ever before to tackle climate change, creating an unstoppable transition to a low carbon economy to end the fossil fuel age. $100 billion has been committed to financing such climate action in developing countries, creating new opportunities for sustainable innovation and collaboration.
Whilst the agreement has brought greater market certainty, there remains many questions around the path that such action will take to ensure a break away from traditional growth.
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Established in 2007 and headquartered in London, UK, Climate Action - producer of the Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP22, works in a unique, contractual partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the world’s foremost body on environmental protection and stewardship.
BGS Solar Summit
BGS Solar Summitis designed to accelerate solar energy investments and brings together key solar value chain representatives from Emerging Markets - governmental officials, utilities, investors and technology providers. Well-balanced audience and pre-scheduled b2b-meetings based on your business interests are the features that make BGS Solar a 'must-attend' event for those who are interested in new solar horizons.
What you will get
New Solar Projects: Learn about planned and proposed solar projects in your target region.
Targets and Plans: Discover how local governments are supporting solar energy and how it may help your business.
New Policies and Regulations: Find out the legal framework for your business in a certain country.
New Leads: Superior platform to get fruitful connections.
High-level Networking: Arrange a meeting with DMs of your potential clients in a VIP-meeting room.
New Investment Partners: Meet investors interested in your project.
New Leads: Superior platform to get fruitful connections.
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Solar, Emerging Markets, Investment, Technology
Designed for the global electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK provides 5 days of networking opportunities, consisting of 2-day conference as the focal event, 3 workshops, 2 supplementary masterclasses, multiple case studies, expert views, and valuable insights on market outlook.
Meet your industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage with top industry players from around the globe. With the vast range of participants at this exclusive event, learn about the success strategies and pitfalls of well-known power projects, through our intense case studies. With valuable insights on policy & regulations, technology innovations for generation / transmission / distribution, environmental impacts, fuel supply sources, renewable / hydro / nuclear / gas to power developments, power trading, IPP projects, investment & financing, power contracts & negotiations and many more from C-level expert speakers & attendees, POWER WEEK is certainly an event not to be missed!
6 reasons why you should not miss this electricity & energy show
Premium networking - Unrivalled networking and exchange of experiences across 20+ countries
Distinguished speakers - The world’s best practitioners and industry leaders sharing insights
Practical masterclass - 5 comprehensive workshops & masterclasses over 3 weeks led by an unparalleled faculty of facilitators
Comprehensive conference - 20+ educational presentations reflecting your most concerned business issues
Business opportunity - A celebration of the best technologies and innovations
Understand the market - Learn what has actually worked based on case studies from the region and beyond
This year’s conference will address cutting edge topics with Real Examples and Case Studies including:
main conference (8 - 9 November 2016)
pre-conference workshop A: Energy Market Investment (7 November 2016)
post-conference workshop B: Mastering Renewable & Alternative Energies (10 November 2016)
post-conference workshop C: Mastering Power Contracts & Negotiations (11 November 2016)
add-on masterclass D: Power Purchase Agreement (1 - 4 November 2016)
add-on masterclass E: Gas/LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation (14 - 18 November 2016)
List of expert speakers from best industry players in the world
Wong Tin Song, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA), Malaysia
Chuah Kee Heng, Managing Director, SP Services (Singapore Power), Singapore
Abdullah Al Shehri, Governor, Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia
Wouter Van Wersch, President & CEO, GE ASEAN, Singapore
Stephen George Lewis, President, Voith Hydro, China
Phumzile Tshelane, CEO, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), South Africa
Christopher Huang, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong
Constant Van Aerschot, Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Singapore
Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Lembong, Director, Business Development, Adaro Power, Indonesia
Shaharul Farez bin Hassan, Executive Vice President, Malakoff Corporation, Malaysia
Shigeru Muraki, Former Vice Chairman, Tokyo Gas, Japan
James Allan, Director, Frontier Economics, Australia
Kiran Jethwa, Managing Partner, Fumase, Malaysia
Kamilah Kasim, Partner, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore
Jo Ryan, Economist, Frontier Economics, Australia
Lim Wen Bin, Director, Power & Utilities, KPMG, Singapore
Andrew Koscharsky, Director, Energy, RCMA Group, Singapore
William Byun, Managing Director, Asia Renewables, Singapore
Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President, DNV GL Energy, Singapore etc.
POWER WEEK provides a great opportunity to network and create new business partnerships that would boost your business. Meet your industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage top industry players from around the globe. POWER WEEK is certainly an event not to be missed!
To register/sponsor/exhibit, please contact:
Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Official Website: www.power-week.com
1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016
Agrobiodiversity includes all components of biological diversity relevant to food and agriculture: the varieties, breeds and populations of useful plant, animal, and fish species and the diversity of insects, microbes and other species that are part of production systems. Human-mediated co-existence in diverse agro-ecosystems around the world has shaped, and sustained the unique structures, processes, functions and their economic value. With the advancement of societies and nations, the available food and nutrition basket has expanded globally due to exchange and effective use of available agrobiodiversity. Considerable loss of genetic diversity has occurred over the last few decades, demanding urgent action to research and conserve available genetic resources for posterity. In the process, National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), International Research Centers under the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have made significant efforts for conservation but it continues to remain a major challenge. Currently about 800 million people suffer from insecure food supplies and malnutrition globally. Although, the Green Revolution, led to considerable reduction in the poor and undernourished people, yet hidden hunger persists and affects over two billion people worldwide. Recently, the United Nations has renewed commitment to push the sustainable development agenda, in which food, nutrition and environmental security figures as the key sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Capacity building, trained human resource and partnerships, to research and adopt new technological options is imminently required for meeting the future demand of new varieties and breeds in agriculture through fast track germplasm use. Increased and targeted use of genetic resources is needed to cope with changed production environments, stress, etc., in climate change situations. Increased diversity in agriculture production systems, including their sustainable intensification will buffer capacity to cope with increased environmental instability. Efficient and sustainable agrobiodiversity management also requires functional convergence of global policy and regulatory frameworks [United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (NP-ABS), Aichi Targets 2011-2020; Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.] shaping biodiversity, food and agriculture, climate change and trade related mechanisms.
The above agrobiodiversity-centric issues would be addressed through in-depth deliberations involving researchers, intellectuals, regulators, policy makers, farmers, NGOs, donors, philanthropists, and other stakeholders on a common platform in the Congress. A system-wide approach is proposed for the deliberations which may reflect both in situ and ex situ conservation, use and sustainability of agrobiodiversity, including plants (crops, horticulture, agroforestry), animals, fish, insects, microbes, etc.
Organizers and Sponsors
The Congress has been jointly conceived and being organized by:
- Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR)
- Bioversity International,
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
- Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority (PPV&FRA)
- National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)
- Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS)
- National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
- M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
- Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (ISGPB)
Co-sponsors of the Congress include many partners such as:
- International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT),
- International Centre for Research in Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
- International Centre for Research in Dryland Areas (ICARDA)
- Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT)
- Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
- Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI)
- German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
- Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI)
- Provide a common platform to share experience and knowledge on the sustainable conservation and use of agrobiodiversity.
- Critically evaluate the current research and systems of management and use of agrobiodiversity and to assess the preparedness for meeting short- and long-term requirements of humanity.
- Identify and prioritize research areas that require greater inputs and thrusts for better management of agrobiodiversity.
- Strengthen capacity and build new partnerships to help manage agrobiodiversity worldwide.
- Agrobiodiversity for Food, Nutrition and Ecosystem Services
- Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and Farmers' Rights
- Quarantine, Biosafety and Biosecuirty Issues
- Conservation Strategies and Methodologies
- Science-led Innovation for Agrobiodiversity Management and Sustainable Use
- Capacity Building and Strengthening Partnerships
- New thinking on the sustainable management and use of agrobiodiversity through interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and opinions among various stakeholders.
- A roadmap to enhance food, nutrition and health security by optimal utilization of agrobiodiversity while protecting agro-ecosystems and landscapes.
- Mainstreaming agrobiodiversity related issues into global discussions to ensure fair access, benefit sharing and sustainable use.
- Developing a network of partnerships to strengthen agrobiodiversity management systems at the national, regional and global level.
- Develop a 'Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management' as a vision document to execute the above-mentioned action plan.
Agrobiodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Nutition, Environment Security
iPAD Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum
In close partnership with Rwanda Energy Group Limited, this 2-day conference will allow you to rub shoulders with key decision makers as it aims to attract energy sector stakeholders and investors to Kigali for the purpose of highlighting development opportunities within Rwanda. Supported by case studies and presentations, growth strategies and market data, iPAD Rwanda aims to develop conversational led investment meetings.
iPAD Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum is a perfectly timed opportunity for investors and developers to explore Rwanda’s untapped energy potentials and investment incentives. By bringing together international stakeholders, financiers, industry experts and valuable insights from the national utility and government.
This conference will demonstrate the business friendly climate and the future of Rwanda’s power and infrastructure sectors; the Electricity Access Rollout Programme (EARP) is expected to increase electricity access from the current 16% to 70% by 2017 with a global estimated investment capital of US$3 billion to achieve the planned generation 563MW.
Introducing a clear strategy with ambitious generation targets while promoting new power concessions, and transparent policies that will provide reliable power operations and infrastructure finance to guarantee a low risk environment for foreign investors and project developers.Website Register Contact
Rwanda, Infrastructure, Energy
GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016
London will once again play host to GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference on October 5-6 2016, bringing together high-level participants from across the trade finance community for topical discussions and unrivalled coverage of the African trade, export, infrastructure and commodity finance markets.
The event will offer timely updates through analytical conversations and insightful case-studies with the aim to develop strategies for growth across different parts of the African region.
Dedicated networking sessions will be held through-out the two days allowing delegates the chance to become re-acquainted with old contacts and foster new working relationships with those keen to do business across Africa.
We have secured a limited amount of corporate passes (available for exporters, importers, distributors, manufacturers, producers and traders of physical goods only) these passes will be available on a first come first serve basis. All other online registrations receive 15% discount with code: ECOAFRICA15. Please keep in mind that these offers are not available in conjunction with any other offers and are eligible for new registrations only.
In order to register for the corporate passes, or for any questions, please contact Elisabeth Spry at email@example.com, or visit the GTR website. All attendees must be registered prior to the event.Website Twitter Multimedia
Larger and more in demand than ever, Global Trade Review (GTR) returns to London on October 5-6 for the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016