Kenya’s Vision 2030 to Support East African Power Industry Convention

Nairobi, Kenya, January 19, 2013 --( The annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) has secured the support of Kenya’s Vision 2030. The organisers of EAPIC, the Cape Town-based events company Spintelligent, met with the Vision 2030 directorate in Nairobi recently.

Claire Volkwyn, Director of Content and Strategy for Spintelligent, says: “We are very pleased to partner with the Vision 2030 office in order to highlight opportunities in Kenya. We firmly believe that Kenya is one of the countries to watch over the next five to ten years. With an expected average GDP growth of 5%, Kenya’s emphasis on growing generation capacity will continue to see a positive impact on the economy.

“Opportunities in geothermal development are particularly strong in Kenya, and along with the need to continue strengthening transmission and distribution infrastructure, there is on-going investment in energy management and energy efficiency for large industry. We expect to see these as key areas for the foreseeable future.”

The EAPIC 2013 conference and exhibition takes place at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 9 – 12 September 2013.

Vision 2030 to transform Kenya
The Vision 2030 plan is an economic and social blue print to transform Kenya into a “middle-income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030.” Consisting of three pillars of transformation, namely social, economic and political, the Vision 2030 is a comprehensive and ambitious country development programme.

One of the key parts of this development plan is a robust economy and for this to happen, Kenya needs to have a stable, efficient and reliable supply of electricity to fuel economic growth.

EAPIC 2013 will bring together the key stakeholders from across the region to discuss and debate the future of the power sector in East Africa. This exclusive forum for Eastern Africa gathers together international experts and key industry leaders to discuss strategies for the continued development of the power industry, with particular focus on financing, opportunities and investments in this vital sector.

The dates for next year’s East African Power Industry Convention are:
Exhibition & Conference: 10 – 12 September 2013
Pre-conference Workshops: 9 September 2013
Site Visits: 13 September 2013
Location: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Annemarie Roodbol
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