Metering, Billing/CRM Africa will take place from May 20–22, 2008, in Cape Town, South Africa as part of African Utility Week, the largest utilities event in Africa.

The three-day international conference and exhibition will feature over 40 international industry-elite experts who will provide a forum for utility professionals to explore all aspects of the customer-end service sector in the region. African utilities have rated the event as one of the best forums where stakeholders can meet, exchange ideas and create new business opportunities.

High-level speakers will be taking part in the conference programme, including:

  • Izak van Gass, Senior Consultant: Research & Innovation, Eskom, South Africa: Metering from a customer’s perspective
  • Victor Phasha, Senior Representative, City Power, South Africa: City Power smart metering project
  • Richard Sanders, Director, Datamatic, USA: Better utility management through AMR/AMI
  • Hoosain Essop, Head of Vending System, City of Cape Town, South Africa: A common vending system for the Metro
  • Edison Makwarela, Discipline Specialist, Eskom Distributor, South Africa: Smart metering: A solution to alleviate the country’s growing energy crisis?
  • Fritz Bruggink, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Echelon, USA: Enabling smart grids for the future
  • Danny K Mabuse, Marketing & Sales Director, Eason Electricity, South Africa: Electricity prepaid vending and revenue recovery for the utilities in South Africa

8 reasons why you can not afford not to participate in the singular must-attend event for the utilities metering, billing and CRM industry:

  1. Discuss the new regulatory frameworks on energy management
  2. See how Demand Side Management and tariff design overlap
  3. Gain insight into how AMI can play a key role in energy losses management, predictive maintenance, outage management and improved operational efficiency
  4. Hear international case studies on smart metering
  5. Explore the synergies between prepayment and AMI
  6. Discover the value of the metering data and how it can be leveraged
  7. Hear about the strategies to change your customers’ mindset and behaviour for energy conservation
  8. Get return on investments from the next-generation solutions and technologies presented

For more information, please contact Emmanuelle Nicholls:
emmanuelle.nicholls@spintelligent.com, phone +27 21 700 3500, fax +27 21 700 3501 or visit the website www.african-utility-week.com