As the voice of the African energy sector, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) is dedicated to collaborating with continental and international organizations and individuals committed to driving energy security dialogue. In this regard, the AEC is pleased to announce that Eleni Giokos, Business Africa Correspondent at multinational cable news channel CNN, will host the 2022 edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition, which will take place from October 18 to 21 in Cape Town.

Giokos’ attendance and participation at AEW 2022 – where African energy matters are discussed – will be critical in shaping discussions around energy poverty, energy security, the energy transition, and the impact of global geopolitical trends on the African energy sector.

Giokos’ passion for Africa makes her the ideal candidate to drive serious AEW 2022 discussions about energy investment trends, the sustainable development and exploitation of Africa’s massive energy resources for economic growth, and how the continent can achieve its goal of eliminating energy poverty by 2030.

Prior to joining CNN, Giokos worked for some of the world’s leading media organizations, including Bloomberg TV Africa as Senior Anchor, CNBC Africa as News Anchor, eNews Channel Africa as News and Business Anchor, and the Mail and Guardian newspaper in South Africa.

Having covered key global events such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Monetary Fund Forum, the African Finance Corporation Forum, and the Africa CEO Forum, as well as interviewing some of Africa’s key political and business leaders such as former South African President H.E Jacob Zuma, former Nigerian President H.E Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote, South African mining businessman Patrice Mostepe, and former South African President H.E Goodluck Jonathan,

“The Chamber is honored to host Eleni Giokos as Chair of serious AEW 2022 discussions around Africa’s role in global energy security and how the continent can boost investments to maximize energy developments, including enhancing oil and gas exploration, production, and infrastructure installations to address looming energy shortages and high prices while fast-tracking electrification efforts,” says NJ Ayuk, the AEC’s Executive Chairman.

Under the banner of ‘Exploring and Investing in Africa’s Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment,’ the conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Eleni Giokos will moderate high-level discussions with government representatives and senior industry executives from both the private and public sectors about best practices for Africa to address critical energy market challenges such as increasing energy investment and closing the infrastructure rollout gap.

The AEC’s annual conference, exhibition, and networking event is AEW 2022. AEW 2022 brings together African energy stakeholders, investors, and international partners to drive industry growth and development and promote Africa as an energy investment destination. The African Petroleum Producers Organization, as well as African heavyweights such as Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, have partnered with AEW, bolstering the event’s role in Africa’s energy future.


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