Africa Energy Indaba is pleased to announce that Dr. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council will be delivering the closing keynote address at the upcoming Africa Energy Indaba scheduled to take place from 21 -23 February 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The Africa Energy Indaba is an annual energy conference held in South Africa that brings together – under one roof – Africa’s leading energy experts, government officials, financers and other relevant energy stakeholders to talk on energy projects, challenges and opportunities in Africa. The World Energy Council formally recognises Africa Energy Indaba as the council’s African Regional Meeting, an event renowned as a leading energy gathering in the region which aims to facilitate interaction between energy leaders to plan the energy future and landscape of the continent.
Dr. Frei commented “Africa shares many of the global concerns of the energy leaders’ community. While there is no single silver bullet solution to respond to the varied nature of Africa’s energy challenges, the Africa Energy Indaba is an important forum to help leaders address the Energy Trilemma.” This is well aligned with the objectives of the World Energy Council –as the principal impartial energy policy forum promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Frei to this very important event and are pleased to be aligned with such a well-respected global organisation represented by 3000 members from governments, the private sector, NGO’s and other energy stakeholders from over 90 countries , 20 of which are African states,” says Liz Hart, Managing Director of Africa Energy Indaba. The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high level events, publishing authoritative studies and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the Energy Leaders’ dialogue.