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Energy Capital & Power to Deliver a Series of Successful Events in 2022 – African Business

Energy Capital & Power
Energy Capital & Power

Despite the economic downturn brought about by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s leading investment platform for the energy sector, Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (, hosted a successful lineup of large-scale energy events across the continent in 2021, whereby $2.5 billion worth of deals were signed by event delegates. Against this backdrop, and with an exciting 2022 event lineup, ECP is poised to exceed this impressive figure, ushering in a new era of investment and development across Africa’s energy sector.

A Successful 2021

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the continent paving the way for Africa’s event industry to kick off after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECP served as an events organizer pioneer in 2021, organizing five large-scale energy events in five different countries across Africa as well as a successful conference that was held in Houston, Texas. With over 5,000 event attendees and an online audience of over 100,000, ECP’s world-class, investment-focused 2021 events were considered pivotal, providing a platform for regional and international stakeholders to connect with African energy leaders.

ECP kicked off its event calendar year with the fourth edition of South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP), representing the company’s first post-COVID-19 event. During the conference, presentations and Ministerial keynote addresses made a strong case for investment in the east African nation, providing insight into sector-specific investment opportunities including solar, oil and gas exploration and infrastructure. Meanwhile, ECP also held two investment-centered events in Angola and Senegal. Firstly, an exclusive invite-only event in Angola, which connected the country’s public and private sector elite for a gala dinner and two-day conference, represented the official meeting place for the country’s oil industry and set the stage for sizable deals and partnerships for 2022. Following this event, ECP hosted the first-ever MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference and exhibition, representing the entire region from Mauritania to Guinea. Through case study analyses, comprehensive presentations and exclusive networking events, the event detailed regional investment opportunities with the aim of kickstarting energy growth in the MSGBC region.

Meanwhile, in north Africa, ECP organized Libya’s first international energy event in over a decade. The Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 invited regional and international delegations to participate in the reopening of the Libyan economy, while providing a platform for industry-advancing deals to be signed. The most noteworthy of these includes the multiple agreements signed by French oil major, TotalEnergies, which included two agreements with Libya’s Government of National Unity and the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL), for the development of 500 MW of solar photovoltaic power in the north African country. In April 2022, TotalEnergies and GECOL representatives met to discuss the next steps regarding project commencement.

What’s more, with the aim of introducing American companies to African opportunities, ECP organized the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum, promoting greater investment in African energy and advancing U.S.-Africa partnerships and cooperation. The event followed an online seminar and networking event organized by ECP in July 2021 which centered around exploring diverse investment and export opportunities across Africa.

Towards a Strong 2022 Event Calendar

In 2022, ECP’s event lineup will be no different, with the strong lineup of industry-advancing events expected to bring in millions of dollars’ worth of investment deals for Africa’s energy sector. This year, ECP will be organizing three large-scale events: SSOP ( returns for its fifth edition in September (13-14) following MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 (1-2) (, with Angola Oil & Gas 2022 ( taking place from November 29 and 30 to December 1. As global economies undergo a dramatic shift and investment in African energy reopens, these events will be instrumental in securing the capital needed to drive Africa’s energy expansion. All three conferences have wide-spread government support, are sponsored by some of the world’s leading energy and finance companies, and have confirmed an array of energy experts, industry executives and global investors as speakers. This year’s events are even more concentrated around increasing investment in Africa and comprise the necessary panel discussions, engagement sessions and investor summits to do just that. In this regard, ECP is well positioned to meet its target of exceeding $2.5 billion in deals for 2022.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital & Power.

For more information on ECP’s 2022 event calendar, please visit Interested in connecting and learning more about how you can secure investment for your project? Contact our sales team at [email protected] and let us kick-start your journey. 

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Bajans deliver three medals in the field events

Bajans deliver three medals in the field events

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Bajans deliver three medals in the field events
Vivica Addison (left) and Vanessa Greaves (right) won silver and bronze, respectively, in the Under-20 girls’ javelin. Aisha Gibbons of Guyana won gold with 42.54 metres, (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

Barbados’ medal tally at the 49th CARIFTA Games in Kingston, Jamaica now stands at four.

Following Layla Haynes’ bronze in the Under-20 girls’ 1500 metres event yesterday, three other Barbadian athletes delivered the goods on a bright and sunny Easter Sunday morning here at the National Stadium.

It was the island’s best session of the games so far and it all started in the Under-20 girls’ javelin.

There was double delight as Vivica Addison captured silver with a throw of 41.92 metres in her swansong outing at the region’s most prestigious junior track and field event.

Then her teammate Vanessa Greaves secured a first CARIFTA medal with bronze. Greaves’ throw was 41.17 metres. The event was won by Guyana’s Anisha Gibbons (42.54).

Bajans deliver three medals in the field events
Aren Spencer won bronze in the Under-20 boys’ long jump. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

About an hour later, Aren Spencer won bronze in the Under-20 boys’ long jump with a personal best leap of 7.48 metres.

Jamaica’s Jaydon Hibbert took gold with 7.62 metres while Uroy Ryan of St Vincent and the Grenadines (7.52) secured silver.

On the track, Amani Mascoll-Beckles (21.69) advanced to the semi-finals of the Under-20 boys’ 200-metre, along with Josiah Parris (22.12).

Meantime, Kadia Rock is also safely through to the Under-17 girls’ 200-metre semi-finals after finishing second in her heat in 25.81 seconds.

Ashlyn Simmons advanced to the Under 17 girls’ 800-metre final in 2:20.37 minutes.

Jaleel Armstrong finished ninth in the 1:58.34 in the Under-20 boys’ 800-metre preliminaries. (AGB)


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Linseed paint manufacturer appointed to deliver first collaborative transatlantic events for RIBA – The Manufacturer

Michiel Brouns, a natural paints expert and CEO of Leeds-based linseed paint manufacturer Brouns & Co, has been commissioned to deliver a programme of continuing professional development (CPD) events with the US chapter of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA-USA.

In the first transatlantic collaboration of its kind, Mr Brouns, a leading expert on property restoration and sustainability, is due to deliver the CPD workshops for architects in the US on the use of linseed paint, which is ideal for sustainably coating and preserving timber.

Taking place in conjunction with the British Consulate and the Department for International Trade, the seminars will take place in Boston and New York in April and May. The sessions will inform US architects how linseed paint can benefit US projects, and explain how and why it is used and its applications for historic properties and new builds.

Michiel Brouns said: “Linseed paint is undergoing a renaissance, especially in the US states where early European settlers constructed the timber buildings that survive to this day. From our base in Yorkshire, where the flax that is the paint’s principal ingredient is grown, Brouns & Co are seeing a surge in US orders, as Americans with historic timber properties to renovate and preserve turn to linseed paint as an ideal and totally sustainable coating, both inside and out.”

He added: “As one of only a handful of manufacturers of linseed paint globally, we are evangelical about its unique properties. I’m really excited about this collaboration with the US chapter of RIBA, which will help to spread the word about this paint and its tremendous potential for American buildings both ancient and modern.”

Catherine Clark, president of RIBA-USA said: “We believe the role of architects includes helping to shape the built environment to become a healthier space for everyone. Linseed paint, with its incredible sustainability and durability credentials, is set to play a much greater role in reducing the environmental impact of building design and renovation here in the US and we’re thrilled to be able to work with Brouns & Co in this collaborative way.”

The inaugural CPD event takes place in at the British Consulate in Boston at the end of April. The New York linseed paint workshop is on 24 May, at the studios of award-winning architects Fairfax & Sammons and will be accessible via Zoom, enabling a potentially unlimited audience of qualified architects and students to join the session online.

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‘It was a pretty exciting and happy event’: Paramedics deliver baby on Highway 21

'It was a pretty exciting and happy event': Paramedics deliver baby on Highway 21

A Sherwood Park couple welcomed their newest addition on the side of Highway 21 with the help of local paramedics.

Baby Emi was born safe and healthy in the back of a Strathcona County ambulance on March 9.

Lee Dombrosky was one of the firefighter/advance care paramedics on shift when the call came in from Emi’s mom.

“We met up with the mom on her way to the hospital and we didn’t quite make it so she delivered baby Emi while we were in the ambulance,” said Dombrosky.

“This is the first one that’s been delivered in the ambulance so it was a pretty exciting and happy event to be a part of,” he said.

Seven crew members from the Strathcona station were on the call together, Dombrosky said it was nice for them to all be a part of it.

“And to welcome a new little one into the world was pretty special,” said Dombrosky.

On Tuesday, Emi and her parents stopped by the fire station to visit the crew on their day shift.

“Sometimes it’s more of… not good events that you’re bringing people into the hospital and once you drop them off you really don’t hear much from them after the fact, so to have the mom and dad stop by with their new baby was a really exciting part of our day.”

Dombrosky said it was one of the more positive calls the crew has done in the past few years.

“After a couple years of being in the pandemic and that sort of thing, it’s been stressful for everybody, so it was fun to be a part of that for sure.”