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.
The Solar Show
The show presents a lucrative opportunity for the continent’s foremost solution providers to meet new customers. And to grow their client base in Africa.The year 1997 will always be memorable – it’s when we hosted the first annual Power and Electricity World Africa conference. Terrapinn (the organisers of the show) wanted to play a central role in influencing the growth of the energy sector.
This first event acted as the building block for channelling attention and investment as well as a guide to honing in on what is relevant and critical for all in the African energy sector.This is Africa’s longest running and largest power and energy show - an exhibition with 6000 attendees and a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. GE, Barloworld Power, Siemens, MTU, Alstom, Voith, IBM, ABB, Mott Macdonald, Solar World Africa, Yingley Solar, Vestas, SMA, Arup… just to name a few, have all leveraged Power and Electricity World Africa as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers.
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mPAD & Nigeria Manufacturing Expo - Where Nigerian Manufacturing Future Will Be Shaped
What does it take to increase Nigeria’s local production? mPAD – Manufacturing Partnerships for African Development hosted at the Nigeria Manufacturing Expo, Lagos
“Encouraging the development and growth of the manufacturing sector is the surest way to diversify the economy as the sector is essential to job creation, sustained growth and development of other key sectors such as agriculture, solid minerals among others,” says the president of the Manufacturers’ Assocation of Nigeria (MAN), Dr. Frank Jacobs, who will chair the mPAD* round table discussions at the Nigeria Manufacturing Expo on the 15 – 17 March 2016 in Lagos.
* (Manufacturing Partnerships for African Development)
Nigeria, one of the forerunners in Africa, has now focused its efforts on expanding the manufacturing sector by implementing the Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan, which is facilitating investment and growth within the sector. It is addressing concerns such as energy shortages, high interest rates and transport issues.
In his recent statement at the 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos, Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osibajo, said: “We are creating an enabling environment for things to fall in shape. We believe the manufacturing sector is key to attaining our set objectives as government to create job opportunities for our youths. There is no way we can achieve economic growth without diversifying our economy through agriculture value chain, mining, oil and gas and the likes, but the missing link is the manufacturing sector,”
The roundtable discussions during mPAD at NME are aimed to address challenges such as increasing Nigeria’s local production and how to tackle issues like factory financing mechanisms, technical workforce training, infrastructure and energy security.
Dr. Frank S. Udemba Jacobs - the President of MAN, Mr. Remi Ogunmefun - Director General of MAN and Mr. Y.S Labaran – Ag. Director of Trade for FMITI will chair the round table discussions to further steer policy and help shape the future of manufacturing in Nigeria during the mPAD sessions at the Nigeria Manufacturing Expo on the 15 – 17 March 2016 in Lagos. To drive the policy and strategic level discussions in line with the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan, mPAD will host Federal Government Agencies, ECOWAS Officials, the MAN Executive Committee, International Trade Departments and Export Councils as well as C-level Industrialists and Financiers.
In his supporting letter Y.S Labaran, Ag. Director Trade, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment adds: “We endorse the objectives of the event which is aimed at attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); support the realisation of the objectives of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) in addressing the supply-side constraints consistently inhibited the growth of manufacturing and industrialization in Nigeria; as well as generation of jobs and wealth creation.”
The objective of mPAD and the co-located Nigeria Manufacturing Expo is to support the NIRP, increase local production, support job creation and ultimately stimulate the growth and diversification of the Nigeria economy for self-reliance and export of non-oil and gas products.
Opportunities at exhibition
“mPAD and Nigeria Manufacturing expo will be an international platform to showcase manufacturing machines, facilitate re-tooling, build capacity of plant managers, stimulate investment and promote made-in-Nigeria products in accordance with the provisions of the Nigerian industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP)”, says Remi Ogunmefun, Director General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).
There are 100 international suppliers, including Festo, IBL, Thompson and Grace, exhibiting manufacturing machines, automation technology and machine tools in the co-located Nigeria Manufacturing Expo covering major sectors including - food, beverages and tobacco processing, plastics, packaging, labelling and print, textiles and leather, automotive, cement, ceramics and glass, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Nigerian manufacturers can secure funding support and financing products from Bank of Industry (BOI), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and various private sector banks at the event to evaluate and purchase new manufacturing machinery.
Visitors to Nigerian Manufacturing Expo include local SME and international manufacturers who come to evaluate and purchase new manufacturing machinery. Free training will also be provided for plant managers, procurement officers, technicians and engineers to help building manufacturing capacity.
The 3rd Annual mPAD and Nigeria Manufacturing Expo are organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. A trusted partner in African business. With 17 years’ experience of building relationships and a proven track record of success, our key organisational focus lies in engaging with the industry sectors core to Africa’s social and economic development. Other flagship power events by Spintelligent are the 11th annual West African Power Industry Convention in Lagos, 16th annual African Utility Week in Cape Town and 17th annual EAPIC in Nairobi. Clarion Events is a global business-to-business event organiser with over 500 staff in offices in South Africa, UK, Netherlands, Germany, United States, Brazil, UAE and Singapore.
Date: 15 – 17 March 2016
Location: Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
Event website: www.nigeriamanufacturingexpo.com
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Invited organisations to mPAD include:
• Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)
• Federal Ministry of Indsutry, Trade & Investment (FMITI)
• Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)
• Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
• Bank of Industry (BOI)
• Nigerian Export – Import Bank (NEXIM)
• Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA)
• Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
• National Planning Commission (NPC)
• European Commission for Nigeria
• Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC)
• Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC)
• Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)
• Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
• Lagos State Government
• Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
• Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
• Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
"Expanding access to climate financing" The Best Climate Practices 2016 Contest is on
Finance is one of the key elements for driving climate action and implementation in 2016 and in the years ahead. The key upcoming challenge will be to efficiently match commitments and contributions with actual needs and plans on a local scale.
The Best Climate Practices 2016 contest will focus on ideas and projects designed to raise and drive financial support toward local, small-scale mitigation and adaptation actionsand/or to increase inclusiveness and simplify access to climate finance (addressing, for example, investors’ risks, transparency, predictability, flexibility or accountability issues).
on developing their project or idea.
To find out more, please visit our website at www.bestclimatepractices.org
New Support to Civil Society working on Open Governance
Civil society is at the heart of open governance. Civil society can push to make government more open, can be a user of newly released government information, can work with government to implement reforms, and can hold governments to account when they don’t keep their promises.
This is central to the theories of change outlined in the Open Government Partnership’s 4 year strategy and by Making All Voices Count. Making All Voices Count was in part designed to support civil society organizations to play their full role in national OGP processes.
That’s why we are excited to announce a joint initiative to support civil society in their open governance work.
Countries of focus
We encourage civil society leaders in the following countries to apply for Making All Voices Count support:
Countries producing new OGP plans in 2016:
Countries currently implementing OGP plans:
Countries where civil society is campaigning for the government to join OGP:
What are we looking for?
Civil society organizations interested in applying should design proposals strongly rooted in the national context and the opportunities that the prevailing context offers. Proposals should include realistic assessments of the local political appetite for open governance reform and OGP, and projects should be designed based on that analysis. Making All Voices Count is open to considering a wide range of different activities, such as the following civil society activities:
- Campaign for OGP participation of your country;
- Strategically organize yourselves for effective OGP participation (playing a coordination role), including involving other organisations (e.g. women or youth focused organisations) that would ordinarily not participate;
- Advocate for, set up and/or play a leadership role in OGP permanent dialogue mechanisms;
- Draft of shadow action plans with civil society priorities
- Organize campaigning activities to influence new OGP action plans;
- Support the implementation of commitments;
- Monitor the process and/or the quality and impact of the commitments (for example through participating in the NAP review tool project).
How to Apply
Interested organisations should send their concept notes/ideas to the respective Making All Voices Count team:
Indonesia - Ria Ernunsari on firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Kenya - Varyanne Sika on email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
South Africa - Deborah Byrne on firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Ghana - Sachibu Mohammed on email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Tanzania - Sanne van den Berg on firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Liberia - Sachibu Mohammed on email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Philippines - Vivien Suerte-Cortez on firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Nigeria - Sachibu Mohammed on email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Submitted ideas will be discussed with applicants over a 2 month period, and Country Engagement Developers will support applicants to turn their concepts into full proposals.
Applicants who put in their ideas before April 2016 will have a greater chance of being funded.
Applications that come beyond May 2016 will not be accepted.
Dr. Fletcher Tembo is Director for the Making All Voices Count Programme, an international initiative that contributes towards effective governance and accountability by enabling citizen engagement and open, responsive government in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The programme is committed to promoting transparency, fighting corruption, empowering marginalised citizens, and harnessing the power of new technologies to make government more effective and accountable. He has also been Director for the Mwananchi Social Accountability Research and Learning, which started under the Overseas Development Institute’s five year, Six African Country Governance and Transparency Fund Programme funded by DFID.
Fletcher specializes in using Political Economy Analysis (PEA) approaches to address collective action problems; developing ‘fit for purpose’ monitoring and evaluation frameworks and developing models of donor support for transparency and accountability initiatives. He has been supporting the Monitoring and Evaluation design and implementation of several programmes in Africa, including the Mozambique Civil Society Support Foundation (MASC), Kenya Drivers of Accountability, and the Zambia Governance Foundation. He is also the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Independent Research Mechanism (IRM) researcher for Malawi and a member of the Political Economy Advisory Group (PEAG) for the Tilitonse Governance Programme in Malawi. In Asia, he has worked on several assignments in Bangladesh and on a number of Japan and Africa initiatives. Furthermore, he has been representing the Overseas Development Institute at the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) since its inception, and has participated in analyzing GPSA projects.
Prior to working as a full time Research Fellow at ODI in London (from 2006 – 2013), Fletcher worked for World Vision International as a Senior Economic Policy Adviser researching and managing advocacy campaigns on aid effectiveness and domestic accountability, using evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America. He led a number of bilateral and multilateral donor lobbying initiatives around this period.
Paul Maassen is Director for Civil Society Engagement at the Open Government Partnership. His team supports in all participating and aspiring countries to understand and strategically use OGP. He previously worked as Head of Finance and Partnerships for WWF International' Global Climate & Energy Initiative and with Dutch development organisation Hivos as programme manager for the global ICT & Media programme. He was involved in the establishment of the East African citizen agency initiative Twaweza, and attained private sector experience with Dutch telecom company KPN. He holds an MSC in industrial engineering and management. Paul is based in Brussels (Belgium) and is hosted by the Dutch development agency Hivos.
Joe Powell joined the Open Government Partnership Support Unit in May 2013 as Deputy Director. He previously worked for the ONE Campaign, where he was managing ONE’s global campaign for increased transparency in the extractive industries. As Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager at ONE, Joe also led global advocacy on the G20 and policy development for the 2013 G8. Prior to working at ONE Joe was based in Uganda, where he launched an online current affairs platform called ‘Uganda Talks’ for the Independent, a weekly East African news magazine, and worked for Action Aid Uganda. He also studied at Makerere University. Joe holds a BA from the University of Cambridge.
Making all voices count OGP
Nigeria’s International Power Event
The 2015 edition of Power Nigeria comes at a pivotal time in the country’s history with a new government paving the way for a renewed power sector. Due to its established reputation and relations with government, associations and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian power market, Power Nigeria is the best opportunity to meet international manufacturers and regional suppliers of power related products and services.
The exhibition serves as a comprehensive showcase for these core segments of the power and energy industry:
- Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution
- New & Renewable Energy
- Nuclear Energy
Visitors will have the opportunity to source a wide variety of products from major international brands and SME’s
- 96% would recommend Power Nigeria to colleagues
- 95% plan to return to Power Nigeria 2015
- 93% stated Power Nigeria was a good or excellent platform for sourcing / trying new products
- Estate Managers
- Facilities Managers
- Government Officials
- Health & Safety Professionals
- Lighting Designers
- Operations Managers
- Planning & Procurement Executives
- Port Authorities
- Project Managers
- Purchasing Managers
- Research & Development Managers
- Senior Management – Directors / CEO’s / General Managers Utilities
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Designed for the global electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK provides 5 day networking opportunities, consisting of 2 day conference as the focal event, 3 workshops, multiple case studies, expert views, and valuable insights on market outlook.
Meet your industry peers from national power companies, IPPs, electricity regulators, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage similar/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 project financing, contracts & negotiations and policy regulations on a different level, 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 thinkers, practitioners and industry leaders sharing insights
Practical masterclass - 3 full day masterclasses led by an unparalleled faculty of facilitators
Comprehensive conference - 20+ educational sessions 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
List of expert speakers from best industry players in the world:
Datuk Ir. Ahmad Fauzi Bin Hasan, CEO, Energy Commission, Malaysia
Sanjeev Mehra, Managing Director, Tata Power Trading, India
Thembani Bukula, Regulator Member, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa
Daniel Mallo, Managing Director, Head of Energy Project Finance, Société Générale, Hong Kong
Csilla Kohalmi-Monfils, EVP, Strategy, New Business and Communications, ENGIE GDF SUEZ Energy, Thailand
Gavin Barfield, Chief Technology Advisor, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Philippines
Sushil Purohit, VP, Middle East, Asia and Australia, Wartsila Power Plant Business, Singapore
Jack Crane, Senior Director, Business Development, Aboitiz Power, Philippines
Datuk Rozimi Rameli, VP Transmission, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia
Edgare Kerkwijk, Managing Director, Asia Green Capital
Nicky Davies, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
Simon Camroux, Manager, Wholesale Market Regulation, AGL Energy, Australia
Shah Zulfiqar Haider, Director, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Sustainable & Renewable Energy Development Authority, Bangladesh
Harold Brilliant, Director, Asia Power, Castleton Commodities Merchant Asia, Singapore
Sasank Goli, CEO, IPEx Cleantech Asia
Duncan Barker, Power Team Manager, Mott MacDonald, Thailand
Lim Wen Bin, Director, Power & Utilities, KPMG, Singapore
Sanjay Kuttan, Director & Country Manager, DNV GL, Singapore
Nick Wright, VP Business Development, Sarawak Energy, Malaysia
Adolfo Dindo Abueg, Co-Head, Project Finance, Korea Development Bank
Matthew Osborne, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills etc.Official Website Join the discussion
Who will you meet
CEOs, CXOs, Directors, Heads of Departments, Managers from:
Electricity regulators & ministries
Power & utilities
Banking / Investors
Fuel suppliers (oil, gas, LNG, coal etc.)
This conference provides a great opportunity to network and create new business partnerships that would boost your business. Meet your industry peers from national power companies, IPPs, electricity regulators, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage similar/top industry players from around the globe. POWER WEEK is certainly an event not to be missed!
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