Egypt hosts 2nd Africa Smart Grid forum today

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Egypt hosts the 2nd Africa Smart Grid forum on March 5-7 at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel under the auspices of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) stated in a statement Saturday.

The forum will be inaugurated on Sunday by the Egyptian environment minister Khaled Fahmy with the presence of Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker FEI’s Chairman Ahmed El Wakil.

According to the statement, the forum is organised by African  Electrotechnical  Standardization Commission (AFSEC), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), The African Energy Commission (AFREC), the Egyptian-German Joint Committee for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE), and the Union of African Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Porfessions (UACCIAP).

On Saturday, El Wakil -also the chairman of African Union of Chambers of Commerce- will deliver the opening speech followed by Claude Koutoua -chairman of AFSEC- then the main speeches of Minister Shaker and PM Ismail.

The forum will welcome over 500 international experts and managers including 50 AFSEC members coming from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Sudan, Senegal, Rwanda, Namibia, DRC and Cote d’Ivore who will join to learn about the latest developments in the field of Smart Grids, understand its benefits for Africa and be able to develop a strategy for the emerging economies of the African countries.

It targets decision makers, organizers, investors, experts and suppliers of solutions from various industries to network and share experiences.

The forum; which will include a trade exhibition, will develop recommendations based upon the outcomes of the different sessions to provide guidance for electricity sector stakeholders to the opportunities that lie ahead.