Huawei announces sponsorship for African Utility Week

In addition to serving as platinum sponsor, the company will co-locate the Huawei Power Summit alongside the main event.

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Huawei announces sponsorship for African Utility Week Xiang: "We will better understand the needs of our customers and integrate Huawei's latest solutions and practices into smart grids to help the African power companies achieve safe, efficient operations and green sustainable development, and thus enriching lives in the era of energy intelligence."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  March 16, 2017

Huawei, a global information and telecommunication giant, has announced that it has signed on as a platinum sponsor to African Utility Week, which will run from the 16 - 18 May, 2017.

In addition to serving as lead sponsor of the African Utility Week Industry Awards, Huawei has also announced that it will host its 5th Huawei Power Summit in co-location with African Utility Week.

Under the theme of Leading New ICT, The Road to Smart Grid, the co-located event will be held on 17 May from 14:00 - 18:00.

Jerry Ji Xiang, president of Energy Industry at Huawei's Enterprise Business Group: "Huawei hopes that through Africa's most influential energy expo, we will better understand the needs of our customers and integrate Huawei's latest solutions and practices into smart grids to help the African power companies achieve safe, efficient operations and green sustainable development, and thus enriching lives in the era of energy intelligence."

Commenting on the sponsorship, Evan Schiff, event director, shared: "We have been honoured to have Huawei as a long-term partner with not only African Utility Week, but also our regional power shows on the continent."

He added: "We are thrilled that they have chosen to expand their investment in the show, and we believe this is testament to the value we offer to our esteemed partners. We take our task of gathering the best in the industry to discuss the challenges, solutions and successes very seriously and as market leader, Huawei should be part of that conversation. We look forward to their contribution in May."

The 17th annual African Utility Week is expected to gather over 7,000 decision makers from more than 80 countries. Over 300 suppliers are also expected to present at the event, along with more than 300 expert speakers.

This year's conference programme will look at the latest announcements and challenges around metering, technology, water and T&D.

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