Africa Energy Indaba
The Africa Energy Indaba is held annually at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference continues to grow and has become the foremost forum for debating and exchanging solutions to Africa’s energy challenges and focuses on: African power suppliers; alternative and renewable energies; oil and gas; the legal and regulatory framework, and investment opportunities in African energy projects, to name a few. The exhibition has become a significant market-place for African and international stakeholders doing business in Africa’s energy sector.
The need for infrastructure development in emerging markets is critical. In most African countries, particularly the lower-income countries, infrastructure emerges as a major constraint on doing business. The cost of addressing Africa’s infrastructure needs is around $93 billion a year, according to the World Bank.
The annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum will present stakeholders with an opportunity to unpack the enormous growth potential in addressing Africa’s infrastructure needs. Africa, with a population exceeding 1 billion people is well placed as an emerging market, keen for investment & growth and has successfully maintained an average growth rate of 4% for the past few years as a continent.
South Africa’s economy is under pressure and as a result business confidence is in a decline.
The manufacturing industry continues to face tremendous challenges. A shrinking manufacturing base, supply chain challenges, human capital challenges and the threat of other emerging economies and cheap labor continue to threaten the growth and prosperity of the South African manufacturing sector. The aim of the Manufacturing Indaba is tobring together business owners, industry leaders, government officials, capital providers and professional experts to discuss challenges and to brainstorm solutions. The success of our nation depends on a strong and innovative manufacturing base. We must continue to work together to promote prosperity throughmanufacturing, science and innovation.