Africa Australia Technology + Infrastructure Conference (AATIC) is a one-stop forum where Australian & African micro-grids stakeholders meet, exchange valuable contacts and start partnerships.
As African countries grapple with huge financial commitments to build mega power plants and reliable transmission lines to wheel-out electricity to teeming population, Micro-grids and off-grid renewable energy sources are increasingly becoming the most cost-effective and swift options to attain uninterrupted power supply for more Africans.
Africa Australia Technology + Infrastructure Conference is designed to support African energy stakeholders’ efforts to attract more foreign investment into microgrids and off-grid renewable energy sub-sector. AATIC is also positioned to give Australian micro-grid entrepreneurs an international platform to showcase their technologies and expand their business to high-demand electricity markets in African countries.
Participating African countries will present micro-grid and off-grid renewable energy supply business opportunities in areas such as:
AATIC 2017 will also present opportunities in the following:
Australian micro-grid stakeholders will present the latest technologies in:
According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), off-grid renewables have gained significant traction in Africa, where more than 28.5 million people benefit from access to electricity through solar lighting products (Lighting Africa, 2015a).
In Australia, the Government passed a legislation to ensure that at least 33,000 Gigawatt-hour (GWh) of Australia’s electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020. Solar power and wind power are the most popular forms of off-grid renewables. Solar power is the preferred choice for northern parts of the country while wind power is more popular in the southern states.
Both technologies can be supported by energy storage systems such as batteries (source: cleanenergycouncil.org.au).
Considering the inadequate electricity supply and enormous capital needed to meet astronomical power demand in African countries, AATIC supports microgrids and off-grid renewables energy sources as more economical options to achieve predictable and environment-friendly electricity in African countries.
Africa Australia Technology + Infrastructure Conference 2017 will feature:
To make a presentation at AATIC 2017, please send us expression of interest via email.
The closing date for all presentation requests is Friday 31st March 2017.
We are excited to introduce a 2-Day Masterclass on Micro-grids immediately after AATIC 2017.
The Masterclass is designed to give delegates the opportunity to advance their micro-grid knowledge through Australian experts.
About the course:
This course will provide a new or relatively new entrant into the micro-grid power sector with a clear understanding of the fundamentals, workings and technical components of micro-grids in general, and its application in the Australian and global industry.
Participants will learn about different technologies in micro-grids ranging from solar technology, wind technology, modular technology, hybrid technology, power storage technology, project management and maintenance methodologies.
You will gain a sound understanding for the terminology used within the industry and gain knowledge of the motivation and factors that influence the technical and broader industry personnel whom they interact with on a day-to-day basis. For those who need to become experts in the micro-grid power sector, this course will provide a fundamental background and starting point, and improve communication and negotiation with peers and stakeholders.
Africa Australia Technology & Infrastructure Conference 2017.
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September 2017.
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th September 2017
Free Guided Tour of Micro-grid sites in Perth.
Friday 8th September, 2017
Venue: Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCIWA), Perth, Western Australia.
Address: 180 Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia.
Join us @ AATIC and be part of a new beginning for sustainable micro-grid power in Africa.
See presentations from AATIC 2016 held on 6 September 2016 here.
AATIC welcomes the following organisations from Africa who have expressed an interest in attending AATIC 2017:
AATIC 2017 will provide you with an excellent opportunity to:
Discover infrastructure solutions and investment opportunities
Explore suitable business opportunities for your infrastructure solution(s) in participating African countries
Pitch your infrastructure investment opportunities to sector specific Australian target audience
Learn where and how to connect your business to rewarding opportunities in Africa
Discover growth countries and their market entry requirements
Find out how to effectively engage with African & Australian Infrastructure decision-makers
Engage and structure Africa strategy for your business and brand
Interact with leading Africa infrastructure experts and decision-makers
Gain informed insight into Africa business culture and rules of engagement
Engage Australian experts and learn more about infrastructure development best practice
Explore our business matching opportunities with qualified decision-makers from Africa and Australia
Connect with potential Australian investors or African business partners
Network with African delegates attending our exhibitions to review Australian infrastructure solutions suitable for their local markets
Explore joint venture partnership opportunities in participating African countries
Meet with pace-setters and keep your business ahead of your competition in Africa
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