ChatGPT’s conference programme

AI is in its infancy but one particular chatbot, ChatGPT, has been getting a lot of press recently.

Having completed the initial agenda for our annual AIX:Power & Renewables meeting  – a process that involves a lot of conversations with colleagues across African Energy’s news, consultancy and data teams and with members of our AIX community – one colleague quipped that AI could probably do the job far more quickly.

You may view the actual themes for the AIX Power & Renewables 2023 programme here

But curious, we had to ask.


Write a conference programme on Africa’s power and renewables sector


Conference Program: Africa’s Power and Renewables Sector

Day 1: Setting the Stage

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:
Registration and Networking

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM:
Welcome Address

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM:
Opening Keynote Address

A prominent industry leader will deliver a keynote address, highlighting the current state and future potential of Africa’s power and renewables sector.

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM:
Panel Discussion – Powering Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Renowned industry expert

  • Exploring the challenges faced by the African power sector
  • Assessing the opportunities and potential for growth in renewables
  • Strategies to enhance access to electricity across the continent
  • Case studies of successful power projects in Africa

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM:
Coffee Break

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM:
Panel Discussion – Accelerating Renewable Energy Transition in Africa
Moderator: Leading sustainability advocate

  • Policy frameworks and regulatory measures to promote renewable energy adoption
  • Financing mechanisms and investment opportunities in renewable projects
  • Innovative solutions for overcoming infrastructure limitations
  • Showcasing successful renewable energy initiatives in Africa

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:
Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM:
Interactive Workshops (Parallel Sessions)

Workshop A: Enhancing Renewable Energy Technologies

  • Advancements in solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal energy technologies
  • Integration of energy storage solutions
  • Innovations in mini-grids and off-grid solutions

Workshop B: Policy and Regulation for Sustainable Power

  • Policy best practices to encourage renewables deployment
  • Regulatory frameworks for private sector involvement
  • Grid integration challenges and solutions

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM:
Coffee Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:
Spotlight Session – Women Empowerment in the Energy Sector

Learn about the initiatives and success stories in promoting gender diversity and inclusion in Africa’s power and renewables sector.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:
Networking Reception
Engage in networking activities and connect with industry peers, experts, and speakers to foster collaborations and explore potential partnerships.

Day 2: Showcasing Innovations and Opportunities

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:
Registration and Networking

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM:
Recap and Introduction to Day 2

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM:
Keynote Address – Innovative Approaches to Energy Access
Discover cutting-edge approaches and technological innovations that are driving energy access and affordability in underserved areas of Africa.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:
Panel Discussion – Decentralized Energy Solutions and Rural Electrification
Moderator: Rural electrification expert

  • Examining decentralized energy models (mini-grids, off-grid solutions)
  • Best practices for rural electrification
  • Overcoming financial and logistical barriers
  • Case studies of successful projects in rural areas

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM:
Coffee Break

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM:
Panel Discussion – Sustainable Power for Industrial Development

Moderator: Industry specialist

  • The role of renewable energy in driving industrial growth
  • Powering manufacturing, agriculture, and other sectors sustainably
  • Financing large-scale renewable energy projects
  • Opportunities for private sector involvement

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:
Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM:
Interactive Workshops

What do you think?
Merely a greatest hits of the African power conference industry? Or has AI got its digital fingers on the pulse of the sector?

We’d love to hear your views – Let us know here and help shape the conversation