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African Energy Week 2021’s Forums to be Moderated by World Renowned Journalists

As the continent’s premier energy event, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 comprises a series of panel discussions, debates, presentations, and industry forums that not only cover multiple sectors across the African energy sector but every level of the value chain.

The event unites global and African energy stakeholders in Cape Town, with the continent’s top industry professionals and organizations driving the discussion on Africa’s energy future. In line with this, and in a bid to ensure transparency, productivity, and multi-sector collaboration, AEW 2021’s discussions will be moderated by world-renowned journalists who have all committed to facilitating conversations in Cape Town.

AEW 2021 is proud to have journalists from top media organizations moderating and leading discussions

AEW 2021 will proudly host journalists from all across the world, representing multiple organizations and various sectors globally. Correspondents include Geoff Hill, former Africa Bureau Chief, The Washington Times; Paul Burkhardt, covering energy, renewables, power and labour in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa for media company Bloomberg; Xolisa Philip, an independent communications consultant who writes for The Daily Maverick and The Africa Report; Jo Kromberg, foreign news editor at Xinhua News Agency; Nicolas Négoce, reporter, presenter and producer for BBC Afrique; Boason Omofaye, CEO and Executive Editor, Frontier Africa Reports; Ikaba Koyi, British journalist at Al Jazeera English; and Alexandra Wexler, Africa Corporate Reporter, Wall Street Journal.

With extensive experience in Africa’s energy and economic sectors, these individuals will be instrumental figures in any and all discussions on Africa’s energy sector. AEW 2021’s all-star journalism team will be critical for the event as it aims to enhance existing energy sector dialogue, introduce new insights, and promote African voices and perspectives. By having high-level, expert reporters moderating and leading discussions, AEW 2021 has prioritized an unbiased approach to the discussion on Africa, ensuring dialogue is both impactful and industry advances.

“AEW 2021 is proud to have journalists from top media organizations moderating and leading discussions. The event is focused on providing both an inclusive and productive platform whereby industry stakeholders can engage in the discussions that will drive Africa’s energy growth. Emphasizing Africa’s position in global energy dialogue and using their extensive experience and deep knowledge of the sector to guide discussions, the correspondents will be instrumental in Cape Town,” stated Tomás Gerbasio, Conference Director for AEW 2021.

AEW 2021, in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy DMRE, is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition and networking event. AEW 2021 unites African energy stakeholders with investors and international partners to drive industry growth and development and promote Africa as the destination for energy investments.


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