Information for Exhibitors
The exhibition at the Second Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership offers an exceptional opportunity for private sector players and other organisations dedicated to advancing the AEEP 2020 Targets on energy access, energy security, energy efficiency and renewable energy to showcase their innovations, comprehensive energy solutions, academic and research programmes and other cutting-edge offerings to more than 300 high-level participants. Among them will be prominent African and European representatives from the public and private sectors including the banking & finance industry, as well as from civil society, academia, international organisations and media.
Exhibitors will be able to demonstrate their unique knowledge, skills, and capacities to achieve sustainable energy growth for both, Africa and the EU.
- Launch new products and showcase existing offers
- Learn more about the latest developments in the energy sector
- Business acquisition environment & networking: exceptional opportunity to meet potential new clients, business partners or sponsors and network with colleagues from over 32 different countries.
- Benefit from direct access to the Africa-EU ministerial and high-level audience: unique opportunity to reach out to a high number of prominent decision-makers at government and private sector level in a short period of time and in one location. The Stakeholder Forum will host Ministers from both Europe and Africa, and decision-makers from top level energy companies and organisations, and over 300 key energy experts who can visit your stand and learn more about your organisation.
- Be part of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership community: by participating in the 2nd Stakeholder Forum of the AEEP you will become part of a community that is dedicated to make a difference on both continents and jointly achieve the AEEP 2020 Targets.
Who should exhibit?
In principle, the exhibition is open to all companies and organisations who are interested in showcasing their cutting-edge energy technologies, solutions and projects in particular in an Africa-EU context.
Given the high demand for booths, please be aware that the booths will be assigned on a “first-come-first-serve” basis.
How to exhibit?
The exhibition will be open for the duration of the conference from 16th May to 17th May 2016. The exhibitors’ booths will be located at the Forum venue at the Campus of Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), easily accessible for all Forum participants.
There are up to 20 booths available inside the Forum venue. Each booth will be set-up with “standard” equipment which consists of:
- 1 desk
- 3 stools
- 1 multisocket plug
- 1 company signage flag
- 1 grey background panel (width: 200cm)
In addition to that, the exhibitors will profit from the following facilities:
- electrical capacity for the stand (no heavy appliances)
- complimentary Wi-Fi
- support for build-up and break-down of the exhibition
- meals and coffee breaks for the exhibitors
A detailed schedule for montage and de-montage of booths will be provided, once participation is confirmed. Similarly, guidance will be provided for the display of exhibition material/technologies.
Booths and facilities as described above, as well as the right to exhibit at the AEEP HLM are free of charge. As mentioned above, due to the high demand the booths will be distributed on a “first-come first serve basis”, so we encourage you to confirm your interest as soon as possible.
There is a limited budget for sponsoring travel and accommodation costs of selected exhibitors. If you require financial support, please indicate it in the respective section of the application form attached. Applications for financial support will be assessed on a case by case basis and cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that the following items and related costs are to be covered by the exhibitor and will not be handled or financed by the AEEP Forum Exhibition Team:
- transport, installation and use of any additional equipment (lights, projector, etc.) other than the one specified as “standard”
- import, transport, installation and demonstration of technologies
- import and transport of other material to be displayed at the booths