South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants electro-technical outlets in the country to participate in the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC 2016) exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria, and grab hold of the wealth that comes with the opportunity of being exporters of electro-technical services.
Reports estimate that Nigeria alone, has a power deficit of 35,000MW. That alone, is a huge market opportunity for South African electro-technical companies. The convention however, is for West Africa at large – the opportunities abound.
DTI said the exhibition is a convergence of power professionals, spanning government, consulting, investors and utilities.
The department emphasized that it will offer opportunities for exporting companies to identify niche export opportunities, and divulged that they’ll be providing assistance to participating companies.
The assistance will come through the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) in the form of air travel, subsistence allowance, payment for exhibition space and freight forwarding of display material.
As related, WAPIC 2016 will focus on boilers/combustion systems, cables, computers/software, converters, inductors and transformers, emission control, engineering services, construction companies and generation equipment.
It will as well, feature instrumentation controls, motors/electrical equipment, meters and associated technologies.
In addition, pumps, compressors, relays, renewable equipment and suppliers, switch-gear and control equipment, turbines, transmission equipment and substations, wiring and accessories will be showcased at the exhibition.
Speaking, DTI Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina charged South African companies to apply to participate before 24 June.
“WAPIC is an exhibition that gives exporting companies access to an emerging high-growth market through the provision of a platform to showcase pioneering technology and innovative products in the electro-technical sector.
This exhibition will build on the successes of the dti’s participation at WAPIC 2015 by providing a lucrative platform for South African manufacturers of products and related services from the electro-technical sector to showcase South African expertise in this sector, which in turn will increase exports,” Masina stated.
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the convention will take place from 23 – 24 November.