2019 Sponsors


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the 24th World Energy Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, from 9-12 September 2019. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event that enables dialogue among Ministers, CEOs and industry experts on critical developments in the energy sector. As the world’s premier energy gathering, the Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. The 24th World Energy Congress will gather over 5000 delegates, 500 exhibitors, 500 CEOs and 70 ministerial delegations for the first time in the Middle East.



ECIC is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South African government. ECIC provides insurance that enables South African exporters to offer their services and products on the international market, with a particular focus on emerging markets that are considered too risky for conventional insurers. Its overarching goal and mandate from the South African government is to make South African exporters attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create local jobs.


12k Energy is an energy industrial holdings company, we are Leaders in off-grid and grid-tied solar PV solutions in Southern Africa and Africa. Over 38MWp installed. Over 200 installations and Qualified Engineers.

Highlights: Team Of Qualified Engineers Available, Offer High-Quality Solar PV Solutions, Competitive projects in Botswana, South Africa, Ghana, Lesotho, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

12k Energy in South Africa is part of the international 12k Holdings Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business is focused on Solar Energy and Onshore Wind Energy. We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services and we are also recognized leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-diesel & Hydro. To date 12k Energy Africa has built five utility scale solar plants and also develops and bids wind projects. In addition to this, 12k Energy South Africa participates in the Government’s Small Independent Power Producer (IPP) Programme.

12k Energy Africa also constructs large embedded Solar PV projects that deliver cost effective electricity to a range of commercial and industrial end-users.

IPP & PPA Conference Sponsor

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms. We advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.

Our energy experts are internationally recognised as market leaders in the power, nuclear,  renewables and oil and gas sectors. Together they provide a broad range of legal expertise required by clients across the globe and through every stage of the energy project life cycle. We advise project sponsors, corporates, lenders and other stakeholders on general corporate and regulatory matters, project development and finance, EPC and O&M agreements, fuel supply and power off-take and dispute resolution relating to power generation.

We have a long-established practice in Africa, where we have acted on countless matters across the continent over the past three decades and more than 200 in the last year alone. We are consistently ranked top for projects and energy work in Africa by industry benchmarks and we have also received the highest rankings in relation to power work.

Our Africa practice achieved a major milestone in late 2015 with the opening of the firm’s Johannesburg office – our first office in Africa. The combined strength of our Johannesburg partners and the firm’s other Africa specialists enables us to provide a true on-the-ground pan-African offering, wherever you are doing business on the continent.

Session Sponsor

MOTT MACDONALD: We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.