From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)
EnergyNet recognised by British Prime Minister and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in Birthday Honours
EnergyNet organises a global portfolio of investment meetings, conferences and infrastructure events focused specifically on the power and industrial sectors across Africa
LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 22, 2014/ — EnergyNet (http://www.energynet.co.uk) is delighted to announce that on the advice of the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present EnergyNet Ltd. the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
This award has been made in recognition of EnergyNet’s international success over the last three years uniting public and private sector leaders under one common goal; to increase investment success in Africa’s power sector, promoting economic development and job creation.
Simon Gosling, MD, EnergyNet says – “Over the past few years we have been witness to a political landscape that has shifted dramatically, where Ministers from Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa and beyond have had to adapt to meet the needs of both ‘the people’ demanding increased access to energy and also the international investors that will help to deliver that energy.
As a reflection of this, EnergyNet’s portfolio has grown whilst remaining committed to our highly focused industry demographic, building strategic alliances with key businesses that are shaping the investment landscape across Africa, including; Norton Rose Fulbright, Aggreko, KenGen, APR Energy, GE, Schneider Electric, IIPELP, Copperbelt Energy Corp, TANESCO, National Treasury South Africa, CADFund, Globeleq, Symbion Power, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, OPIC, USAID, MCC, IFC, AFC, World Bank and AfDB.
It is these leaders who are laying the foundations for future generations and that are the champions for tomorrow’s success. However, it is the entrepreneurs of tomorrow that will create the biggest transformation. They will have the opportunity to squander what today’s industrialists build or to take continent forward to a 23rd century where Africa is King.
To support those entrepreneurs and industrialists of tomorrow we have established the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’ bringing legal, finance and engineering students to our international forums to promote capacity building and their own awareness of ‘Africa’s industrial potential’. It will also enable them to gain a deeper insight into the nuances of doing international business across all foreign continents which for us as a content provider is hugely important for the development of international trade for Africa.
It is an exceptional honour to have one’s achievements recognised. It is a reflection of our partners that have consistently supported EnergyNet and our values over the years and that have invested heavily (beyond just financial investment) ‘turning the lights on in this incredible continent’.
Inspiration comes in many forms, today we have been inspired to do more and to be better, but equally important, we have been inspired to remain resolute in our business strategy, linking the impact of power generation to job creation.”
Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of EnergyNet Ltd.
For more information please contact:
Amy Offord, Senior Marketing Executive
T: +44 20 7384 8068
Who we are:
EnergyNet Ltd. (http://www.energynet.co.uk) organises a global portfolio of investment meetings, conferences and infrastructure events focused specifically on the power and industrial sectors across Africa.
Proven to engage the decision makers and technical directors behind Africa’s most exciting economies, EnergyNet places economic development at the heart of industrial solutions, helping to generate a more stable and viable investment option for your organisation in Africa. We challenge the way your business does business in Africa; the information we provide isn’t available on the internet and isn’t out of a dusty old textbook.
Whilst EnergyNet is an Africa focused team of researchers and experienced power conference professionals, we are owned and supported globally by the UK’s largest conference and exhibitions organisation, Clarion Events. With vast resources and over 500 people covering defence, energy and utilities in Brazil, Germany, London, New York, San Francisco, South Africa, Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Singapore, EnergyNet Ltd and Clarion Events are committed to providing global insights and local partnerships.
What we do:
Knowledge, passion, detailed research and commercial thinking drive our daily activities so that our content is always ahead of the curve and our speakers are relevant and at the cutting edge of sector developments. We need to be proud of what we deliver.
Trust and confidence shape our relationships and we appreciate that we often represent major corporations and their brands. globally. The responsibility of caring for each of our clients’ brands is something that we take very seriously.
Most importantly, we listen to stakeholders from both the public and private sectors so that we can react better to the changing investment climates around the world.
EnergyNet delivers local strategies, local content and local insights for global businesses.
How can Energynet support your P&L and help limit your risk:
EnergyNet works with governments, energy and infrastructure ministries and national utilities across Africa. We work with our partners to understand their strategic needs and bring together solution providers to support those goals.
We focus on core industry providers including private power developers, investment banks and DFIs, Lawyers, credible consultants, EPCs and immediate power providers to support contract delivery and project success.
It’s not so much about the ‘global’ economies as the ‘local’ economies:
We understand what it takes to work in challenging environment to generate, transmit and distribute power, and how easily millions of dollars are wasted because of changing politics, out of date industry data or simply cultural nuances. We will support your business development by connecting you with stakeholders that provide you direction and technical insight and will work directly with you to answer the most pressing questions challenging your business.
By attending one of the EnergyNet Forum’s or Powering Africa: Series’, you’ll only meet people relevant to major power and industrial projects, including; national and local government, industrial cluster and free trade zones, major power users such mining, ports and international shipping companies as well as the legal, finance and technical solution providers behind many of Africa’s power projects.
EnergyNet has proved over the last 15yrs that by remaining focused, you can build a network that can find solutions in the most challenging of environments – “It’s all about what you know and who you know!”