The Utility CEO Forums are exclusive, by invitation only, gatherings of African Utility and IPP CEOs within the power sector. The forums provide a unique, dynamic and safe space to discuss challenges from peer to peer, to network and to share best practices in an environment both relaxed and challenging at the same time. The networking and learning platform indeed challenges leaders to lead by example and to look at problems innovatively with a collective approach.

The CEO Forum team engages with CEOs throughout the year to support them in their daily responsibilities with leadership and industry expertise through post-forum reports, monthly newsletters and tailored content developed with and for the members.

The Forum has been successfully running since 2012. Over the years, 64 Utilities have attended our forums. The platform has been growing consistently with a record attendance of 31 Utility CEOs from 17 countries who attended our latest forum co-located with African Utility Week.

When and where do the forums take place?


  • Utility CEO Forum: Africa, co-located with African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa (13-15 May 2019)
  • Utility CEO Forum: Central Africa in Yaounde, Cameroon (3 & 4 July 2020)
  • Utility CEO Forum: East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya (co-located with Future Energy East Africa, 17 & 18 September 2019) 
  • Utility CEO Forum: West Africa for Anglophone countries in the region (co-located with Future Energy Nigeria, 13 & 14 November 2019)
  • Utility CEO Forum: Afrique de l’Ouest  - a special edition co-located with European Utility Week from the 12 to 14 of November 2019 in Paris to encourage international collaborations and investments in francophone countries


The Utility CEO Forum: Africa, our pan-African forum welcoming CEOs from the entire continent, is always co-located with African Utility Week every year in May in Cape Town, South Africa. Four regional forums are organised throughout the year to continue the conversation at a regional level. Regional forums might rotate depending on the Host Utility. 

*Dates and locations are subject to change.

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