Digital Energy Festival 2020

aef: Part of the Digital Energy Festival 2020

The ‘Digital Energy Festival’ united the Africa Energy Forum, the Oil & Gas Council, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa under one banner, bringing Africa’s largest, all-encompassing digital energy platform. 

Experts representing upstream oil and gas, power, energy, manufacturing, trade and mining delivered critical business updates and information for Africa’s energy professionals, helping attendees to stay at the forefront of innovation as Africa looks ahead to the 5th Industrial Revolution.

Attendees accessed a world of content and AI-powered networking through intimate board rooms, fireside chats, digital dialogues, coffee mornings, online awards, country spotlights, masterclasses, digital-education, certified learning, online sales and lead generation via the digital marketplace. 

Six weeks – four events – one platform 

The Digital Energy Festival comprised the following market-leading events and publications:

African Utility Week
Africa Energy Forum
Oil & Gas Council
Smart Energy International
Renewable Energy World
Hydro Review
Mining Review Africa

In total the Festival saw 120 programme sessions and networking experiences, taking place over the course of the six weeks, across all four event brands as well as partnered publications.

Africa Energy Forum

The month-long digital aef covered all our traditional project-focused content including; country spotlights, topical broadcasts, masterclasses, fireside chats and investment & impact working groups.

We hosted masterclasses in digital innovation, limited number roundtables, technology demos, an industry quiz and fireside chats with experts from across the continent. We heard from our speakers how they are building more resilient businesses in response to COVID, and gained an insight into the latest technologies being deployed by in line with the 5th Industrial Revolution.
African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

African Utility Week, POWERGEN Africa and sister publication ESI Africa hosted twenty-three digital dialogues & panel discussions during the Festival, as well as three CEO & Municipal Leaders Forums.

Oil & Gas Council

The Oil & Gas Council hosted a series of Digital Dialogues on the following topics:
  • Investment Focus – what next for African Oil & Gas?
  • Exploration & Production: is it too late for Africa to profit from its resources?
  • Offshore Opportunities in Senegal  
  • Talent and Local Content
  • Exploring Gas Opportunities in Nigeria
  • Debate: There Is No Future For Frontier Exploration
In addition they hosted two Fire Side Chats with participants from the Women’s Energy Council.