Powering progress across a broad value chain as IFAT Africa launches Renewable Energy Pavilion
IFAT Africa, the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa, has announced a new highlight to be launched at the 2021 trade show – Powered by IFAT, a focused renewable Energy Pavilion, supported by Renewable Energy Track at the IFAT forum.
The new pavilion will add value across IFAT Africa and its two co-located shows: food & drink technology (fdt) Africa and Analytica Lab Africa, say event organisers Messe Muenchen South Africa.
“The three co-located events cover a broad and interlinked value chain across science, food & drink, water, environmental technologies, sewage and waste treatment,” says Suzette Scheepers, CEO of Messe Muenchen South Africa.
“All of these industries are simultaneously enabled by power and in many respects capable of contributing to the development of a renewables sector. Therefore, we believe the new Renewable Energy Pavilion will attract keen interest from the over 8,000 decision-makers who attend the co-located events.”
Amid growing demand for the delivery of secure alternative energy services, and new opportunities for certain sectors to develop their own power from waste or tap into emerging energy opportunities, IFAT Africa’s new Renewable Energy Pavilion will present solutions and opportunities across the key renewables sectors. These include solar, wind, hydropower, biomass and biowaste technologies and services. Pan-African decision-makers will have an opportunity to build cross-sectoral networks and assess solutions on the show floor.
The Renewable Energy Pavilion is being developed in partnership with key industry associations and an expert advisory board and will include a strong supporting programme including CPD accredited workshops, as well as a focus on SMMEs and women in renewable energy.
IFAT’s high-calibre forum programme, which addresses key topics across water, sewage, refuse and recycling, will also be strengthened in 2021 with the addition of a Renewable Energy track covering issues such as new trends in renewable energies, regulations and licensing for IPPs, energy storage, integrating renewables into existing power systems and new project opportunities in Southern Africa.
In 2021, IFAT Africa, food & drink technology Africa and analytica Lab Africa will be staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre from July 13 – 15.
IFAT Africa is the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa, featuring solutions from around the world and a high-calibre forum programme addressing various trends, challenges and solutions from the water, sewage, refuse and recycling sectors.
Analytica Lab Africa is the only trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics in South Africa.
Food & Drink Technology Africa (fdt Africa), the third successful offset of Messe München’s Drinktec, presenting solutions for the African market: from innovative developments for resource conservation to raw materials, through to processing, filling and packaging machines.