African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa, the leading energy event on the continent for the last 20 years, has clinched once again the AAXO ROAR Award for Best Trade Exhibition in the 12000+ sqm category. The event is organised by the multi-award-winning Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser Clarion Events Africa (formerly Spintelligent). The ROAR* Organiser and Exhibitor Awards took place in Johannesburg last week and honoured excellence in the exhibition and events industry on the continent during 2019. The awards are organised by the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO).
*ROAR = Respect, Opportunities, Achievement, Recognition
It is the third time that African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa walks away with top honours at the AAXO ROAR Awards. The event also received a distinction for its Operations & Logistics in its category. ICE Africa, Clarion Events’ ground-breaking gaming expo, also won a distinction for its Operations & Logistics in the 6000 sqm trade show exhibition category.
“We are delighted and very proud to have won the AAXO ROAR Award again, especially in the year that we celebrate our 20th anniversary,” says Chanelle Hingston, Power & Energy Portfolio director at Clarion Events Africa. “Winning this category for the fourth time is testimony to the entire team’s continued and sustained hard work and dedication to keep innovating the event and keeping it fresh. However, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa would not be successful without our valued partners, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and visitors, who, year after year, support us in our vision and goal to produce a relevant and ground-breaking industry platform. It is now more apparent than ever that South Africa and indeed the entire continent’s economic future depends on the strength and sustainability of its energy and water sector and we are proud to be part of that journey.”