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Learn about African Energy Week’s mission

African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 is the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) first-ever interactive exhibition and networking event that seeks to unite African energy stakeholders, drive industry growth and development, and promote Africa as the destination for African-focused events.

The four-day high-level conference comprises networking sessions, innovative exhibitions, one-on-one private meetings, and much more.

The event is set to include industry delegates, movers and shakers and African and global industry leaders and speakers from the energy, oil and gas sector. The theme for the week, ‘At the Forefront of the African Energy Industry,’ aims to emphasise a core focus on the African energy sector, with specific attention being given to Africa’s role within the global energy transition.

The African Energy Chamber is proud to host AEW 2021 which signifies the first-ever African Energy Village that has been designed to comprise a hub of venues designed to host 700 delegates from Africa’s energy sector. Attendees will be granted the opportunity to choose which sessions they wish to participate in, as well as broadened sponsorships opportunities whilst adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

The concept of an Energy Village lends a narrative of networking through the sector’s advancements of leapfrogging the energy transition; work towards renewable energy solutions; addressing opportunities and challenges of investment on the continent and creating an enabling environment.

Additionally, the Energy Village enables companies to explore sponsorship opportunities with high-level reception options including lunches and cocktail events, as well as panel discussions and a golf tournament. This concept ensures increased exposure for companies, and additionally creates the opportunity for more exclusive sessions, enabling intimate networking opportunities.

AEW 2021 demonstrates the AEC’s commitment to African people and African energy. With a focus on attracting a global audience to Cape Town, AEW 2021 represents Africa’s ideal energy conference where decisions regarding the future of the continent’s natural resources and energy sectors will be made.

Instead of dwelling on the challenges hindering development, African Energy Week (AEW) focuses on integration and collaboration to reverse Africa’s resource curse and support energy explorers and producers across the continent. When we support upstream, midstream and downstream projects, we make energy poverty history by 2030, we support jobs, we create growth, we promote women and we drive innovation that bring solutions for our future.

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Recognizing that energy transition is shaping the global dialogue, AEW promotes the African position on the future of Africa’s energy sector. By advocating personal responsibility, free markets, individual liberty, and an enabling environment for investors, AEW ensures that Africa’s oil and natural gas industry and Africans stand to benefit, rather than continuing a reliance on foreign aid and assistance.