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West African Power Industry Convention

Chinese tech boost to Lagos regional power summit

West African Power Industry Convention

West African Power Industry Convention

LAGOS – PREPARATIONS for the upcoming West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), set for Lagos, have received a major boost after a global information and telecommunications firm returned as the exclusive diamond sponsor.

This is the third consecutive time Huawei, the Chinese multinational company, sponsors the summit.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Huawei has given WAPIC the seal of approval for the third time in a row,” said Claire O’Connell, event director of WAPIC.

The event executive said they took their task of gathering the best in the industry to discuss the challenges and successes very seriously.

“And as a market leader, Huawei, should be part of that conversation. We once again look forward to their contribution to this year’s conference and exhibition.”

The Managing Director of Huawei Nigeria, Li Beifang, is a speaker in the WAPIC opening session, while the Huawei Forum, which forms part of the strategic conference, will focus on “Leading new ICT, building a better connected intelligent grid.”

Other highlights of the WAPOIC are the Innovation Hub and Industry Awards.

Set for November 23-24, WAPIC is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

– CAJ News