Kenya is set to host the third Water Electricity and Renewable Energy expo – WEPEX 2019 – which is the largest platform for products, services and technologies in the water and energy sectors.
The three-day event is scheduled to take place from October 24 to 26 at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) and is expected to open doors for the international sector players as well as facilitate engagements with the East African industry in signing memorandum of understanding and partnership deals in going green.
The expo will be focusing on the entire value chain of water, electricity, and renewable energy technologies.
According to the event organizers, the objective of the expo is to provide a platform to showcase latest technologies in the utilities industry, build awareness of products and services within the sectors. It will also promote knowledge sharing and opportunities for best practices with the world’s leading players in the water, electricity and renewable energy industries.
“This year we are focused on signing closing deals supporting the Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda delivery for which water and energy are key enablers,” WEPEX organiser and ikapamedia East Africa Managing Director Florence Sugut said.
As a consequence of the growing demand for energy and water, Kenya’s utilities sector is expanding resulting from the rapid urban and industrial expansion, a fast-growing population, change in modern lifestyle and continuing government investment in infrastructure projects.
“As population grows, there is need for more sustainable power, more clean water, more electricity, more renewable and safe energy. That is what WEPEX brings to Kenya, technology that moves with time in the three sectors,” said Mrs. Sugut.
The expo will bring together utility professionals from across the globe to learn, share knowledge and engage with Kenyan entrepreneurs on topics that will secure the future development of Kenya’s power and water industries