After a highly competitive evaluation process, 15 top innovation leaders from 10 different countries have been selected to attend the African Utility Week 2018, the best entry point into the South African power, energy and water markets. This trade fair will take place on 15-17 May in Cape Town. The 15 selected companies will showcase their innovative products on a shared EU booth at the fair and count with a number of dedicated support services through the SME Instrument Overseas Trade Fairs programme (OTF) of the European Innovation Council.
This 3-day trade fair consists of an exhibition and a conference gathering the largest group of power, energy and water professionals in the African market. The event fulfils the needs of various stakeholders providing a professionally organized gathering where attendees can source solutions, generate business and connect with new and existing energy markets. The trade faire embraces knowledge sharing and capacity building.
Power and water infrastructure projects can take significant time to implement; the African Utility Week is here to support companies and their teams through each step and phase. Whether companies are seeking for investment, sourcing new technology or looking to reduce technical and non-technical losses, the objective is to connect companies among themselves and with expert speakers and specialist information in order to increase market opportunities.
Last week, the representatives of these innovative SMEs joined in Brussels for an intensive pre-departure briefing. During this full-day training, the participants were guided through the market opportunities in their sectors in South Africa and the broader African region by several market experts, as well as business culture aspects, and the preparations to carry out during the next two months to optimize their experience at the Trade Fair.
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Meet the SME Instrument Overseas Trade Fairs Programme Delegation of European Innovators at the African Utility Week 2018
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