Programme 2017 – Day 1

Day 1: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – Wind industry focus
TimeActivity
07:45–09:00 Morning registration & refreshments in Jasminum
09:00–10:45Plenary 1: RM 1.4
Industry status quo in South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the World. Trends, challenges, available solutions and outlook.
Moderator: Brenda Martin, Chief Executive Officer, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
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10:45–11:15 Refreshment break & opening activities in Strelitzia
Refreshments Exhibition Hall 2
Media Briefing
11:20–12:50Breakaway 1Breakaway 2Breakaway 3 Breakaway 4
Venue:RM 1.60-1.62RM 1.63-1.64RM: 2.61 -2.63RM: 2.64 -2.66
Moderator:Mary Waller, Board Member, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Masechaba Mabilu, Board Member, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Brenda Martin, Chief Executive Officer, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Anne Henschel, Managing Director, Nordex/Acciona Windpower South Africa
Theme:Planning for the Transition
South Africa's Energy Roadmap & Status of IRP 2016 Update:
The Transition as a driver of transformation
The role of business in achieving sustainable development objectives/ The role of business in achieving transformation ,inclusive growth and economic development in South Africa
Planning for Transition: Socio- EconomicIndustry Focus: Technical and Operational
Empowering Job Creation through challenges of Wind Industry
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  • Christian Prins, Economist: Economic Policy Development, Economic Development Department
  • Dr Gunar Hering, Member of the Executive Board, ENERTRAG AG
  • Hilton Trollip, Senior Researcher: Energy, Environmental and Climate Change, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
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  • Janek Winand, Chief Executive Officer Siemens Gamesa South Africa, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Luis Eugenio Solla, Operations Director International Division Nordex Acciona Windpower
  • Allan Palmer, Country Sales Manager, ENERCON
  • Ivan Thuynsma, Director of Sales South East Africa, Vestas
    Southern Africa
  • Jianqing Zhou, Chief Executive Officer, Goldwind Africa
  • Janine Espin, Managing Director, Economic Development Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Christopher Wood, Economist, TIPS (Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies)
12:50–14:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall 2
14:00-15:30Plenary 2: RM 1.4
Challenges faced by the wind sector within the region – SA being the focal point
Moderator: Mark Pickering, Chairperson, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
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15:30-16:00Refreshment break in Exhibition Hall 2
16:00–17:30Breakaway 5Breakaway 6Breakaway 7Breakaway 8
Venue:RM 1.60-1.62RM 1.63-1.64RM: 2.61 -2.63RM: 2.64 -2.66
Moderator:Mary Waller, Board Member, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Masechaba Mabilu, Board Member, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Brenda Martin, Chief Executive Officer, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Chris Billingham, Grid Manager (Africa), Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa
Theme:Planning for the Transition:
Power Sector Reform
The Transition as a driver of transformation
Meaningful ownership and participation across the value chain
Addressing socio-economic development in the Energy transition: Jobs, Local ownership, Socio-economic & enterprise development.Industry Focus: Technical and Operational
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  • Tasneem Essop, Member, National Planning Commission
  • Lizeka Dlepu, Head of Community Relations and Sustainability, Enel Green Power South Africa
  • Marion Green-Thompson, Economic Development Director, Globeleq South African Management Services
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  • Jens Carsten Hansen, (Head of Integration and Planning Section, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy)
  • Andre Otto, WASA Project Manager: Clean Energy, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
  • Neil Lindsay, Business Development Consultant, Aggreko
  • Ken Pennock, Director-Grid Solutions, AWS Truepower, a UL Company
19:30–00:00Gala dinner at Suikerbossie Restaurant in Hout Bay
Shuttle service available to and from Suikerbossie