Lagos will play host to the 6th Power Nigeria Conference and Exhibition taking place from the 5th to 7th of September 2017. The event is scheduled to take place at the Landmark Centre Lagos. The event is set to once again attract the entire power market value chain, from decision makers and business leaders to experts and trade professionals who will gather to deliberate the latest trends and progression within the country’s power sector.
“Now is the time to invest. The Nigerian power sector is a market that no rational investor can ignore. We must be focused and cautious, as the sector is very sensitive. There is no need for just profiteers and inflammatory talk. The grid is strong and we are looking at expansion in the future.” Babatunde Fashola, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing stated while speaking on the sidelines of last year’s conference.
Power Nigeria draws on the strengths of Informa Industrial Group’s foothold in the Middle East and Africa through its partner events Electricx and Solar-Tec in Cairo, and Middle East Electricity in Dubai, which holds the title of world’s largest power event.
The 2017 edition will be its largest ever as it is set to attract over 100 exhibitors from 11 countries. The event offers visitors a first look of some of the latest products available on the market covering transmission and distribution, cables, transformers, switch gears and lighting. This year, there has also been a significant increase in country pavilions from one to three with representation from Turkey, China and India.
This year’s Power Nigeria Agenda, which will run throughout for three days provides the platform for municipal, disco, financial, manufacturing, and solar leaders to come together to discuss the nation’s electricity deficiencies and solutions with the greater electricity market. The event promises to move strategic and technical discussions forward on topics such as Reaching last mile customers; Managing project and financial risk; and Building on and off-grid solar capacity.
“If you look at all the growth areas in Power Nigeria, from exhibitor numbers and country pavilions through to planned product launches, we’re confident that this edition is the most suited to date to assist the country’s growing power sector. Solar is becoming an increasingly import industry sector and we have made sure that our content streams this year are set up to support discussions on how to grow solar in the country,” said Anita Mathews, Group Director – Industrial Group, Informa Exhibitions.
Some of the exhibitors to look out for this year include Cummins, Polycab, Gil Automations, Beta Transformator and Skipper Seil.