LAGOS: THE West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) resumes this morning in Lagos where some 1 800 power professionals have converged. The conference and expo which will once again gather government, utilities, consultants and investors to discuss the challenges of local markets, capacity building and investment. The Federal Ministry of Power has endorsed the event.
Once again, WAPIC is enjoying overwhelming support from the industry with the global networking and telecommunications giant, Huawei, having already confirmed that it is returning as the exclusive diamond sponsor. Eko Electricity Distribution Company, MEMMCOL and Mojec International are platinum sponsors while Ecobank and Siemens are gold sponsors. Celebrated Chief Executive Officer of Seplat Petroleum Development Company, Austin Avuru, and Andela co-founder, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, are some of the high-level experts and industry stalwarts who will address the opening session of the 12th edition of the event.
Other speakers include Shi Weiliang (Vice President of West and Central African Regions, Huawei Technologies, China), Eyo Ekpo (former Commissioner, National Energy Regulatory Commission) Olufunke Jones (Country Head, Power and Energy, Ecobank Nigeria) and Robert Dickerman (Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company).
The second edition of the eagerly-anticipated West African Power Industry Awards gala dinner will also take place on Tuesday evening when industry pioneers and projects will be recognised and celebrated in seven different categories. Meanwhile, the WAPIC expo floor will showcase the latest technologies and services for the industry. The West African Power Industry Convention is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY