Jeremy Rifkin,
President, Foundation
on Economic Trends
 
The internationally renowned economist, social critic and author, Jeremy Rifkin, will deliver a keynote address at the opening session of African  Utility Week on Wednesday 20 May in Cape Town.  Rifkin is a top advisor to several European governments and the president of the Foundation of Economic Trends in the United States.  He will address African Utility Week delegates on How utilities can prosper in the current economic climate.

Jeremy Rifkin is one of several high-level and industry-elite speakers from all over the world who will feature at African Utility Week which runs from 18-22 May at the CTICC, Cape Town.  The event has become the biggest annual forum for African and international power experts to come together and discuss strategies as well as technical improvements to the power industry.  

During the closing session of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to participate and share their views on the preparedness of the South African electricity industry to face the challenges of increased demand during the World Cup in 2010.

Part of African Utility Week is Power Indaba, a unique meeting forum for ministerial delegations, high-level power executives, policymakers and international financiers to tackle investment issues head-on, thereby encouraging and fast tracking the development of the African power sector.

For more information contact:
Conference producer:  Claire Volkwyn
Phone:  +27 (0) 21 700-3500 EXT:  3559
Email:  claire.volkwyn@spintelligent.com
Event websites:  www.african-utility-week.com ; www.powerindaba.com
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