Deutsche Messe AG will launch its first-ever event in South Africa with “International infrastructure & invest convention – IIIC” in Johannesburg. The event will run 12 – 13 September 2012, and covers the topics energy efficiency, smart grids, renewable energies, water and wastewater, mobility, and transportation infrastructure. The conference which is organised by Hannover Fairs International and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be integrated into the existing trade fair “Electra Mining Africa” at Expo Centre, Nasrec. Organised by the South African company Specialised Exhibitions, Electra Mining Africa (10 – 14 September 2012) is the world’s second largest mining trade fair and comprises the mining, construction, industrial, and power generation sectors. In the next three years, EUR 86-billion will be invested in South Africa’s infrastructure. Much of Africa's current infrastructure spending remains directly related to investments in energy and mining. In the future, South Africa wants to reduce dependence on coal power and rely more on renewable energy. According to Germany Trade & Invest, by 2030 up to 17 800 MW should be fed into the energy grid from renewable sources. Transportation should also be expanded during the next few years with billions in investments. In particular, this includes such public transport investments as rapid bus systems and upgrading railway lines with signal technology. The conference offers exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities to interested companies.
Contact Anja Brokjans, Hannover Messe, firstname.lastname@example.org