Oracle Utilities, Conlog, Nyamezela and Eaton support Utility CEO Forum Central Africa
By: Utility CEO Forum: Central Africa
Leading expert partners in the industry, Oracle Utilities, Conlog, Nyamezela and Eaton, provided expert insights during the discussions with the utility executives that take place under Chatham Rules. Also part of the panels were the Forum's developmental partners, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), African Development Bank (AfDB) and Union of Producers, Transporters and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa (APUA). Another panelist was the Central African Power Pool's Permanent Secretary, Mr Jean-Chrysostome Mekondongo.
The Utility CEO Forum: Central Africa is part of a five-part series of regional meetings organised by Clarion Events Africa, that since 2012 has gathered utility CEOs and executives around the continent for in-depth, confidential discussions with expert and developmental partners to support them in their daily responsibilities as well as long-term challenges.
Expert partner feedback
"Oracle had the honour of joining the Central African Utility CEO Forum" says Mike Ballard, VP Industry Strategy at Oracle Utilities. "In a time where utilities around the world are facing common challenges of reduced revenues and new working practices, whilst continuing to supply electricity, water and gas to the community, these virtual events are a great opportunity to meet, share experiences and generally just stay connected. I have found these virtual sessions have encouraged more focused and concise contributions as time is limited and with the lack of need for travel, we can actually increase the frequency and effectiveness of these meetings throughout 2020 and beyond."
Ballard continues: "as we all get better at virtual meetings, I believe these will become an enduring format for our industry. Perhaps an unforeseen silver lining of these travel restrictions will be an even better connected industry across the African continent in the future."
"It is great to hear, discuss and solve challenges that our African Utility CEOs face" says Viven Perumal, Conlog's Marketing Executive who was also part of the Utility CEO Forum discussions. He adds: "financial sustainability of utilities is so critical in providing access to energy and services that our African citizens need. Conlog is excited to be part of the solution to enriching lives by connecting people and resources."
The dates for the upcoming regional Utility CEO Forums are:
Utility CEO Forum: Southern Africa – 5-6 August 2020
Utility CEO Forum: East Africa – 1-2 September 2020
Utility CEO Forum: West Africa (Francophone)
Utility CEO Forum: West Africa (Anglophone)
Utility CEO Forum: Central Africa