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Events & Workshops

AFSEC-IECEx International Seminar

AFSEC-IECEx International Seminar

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 8 - 9 September 2014


The seminar will be in English and in French - Le séminaire se tiendra en anglais et en français

The seminar is for experts, senior staff and professionals from the mining and electrical sectors in African countries who are involved in the standardization, manufacturing, inspection, repair, exploitation, maintenance and overhaul of equipment, specifically in mines.

Africans wishing to participate can register on the AFSEC website.

Le séminaire s′adresse aux experts, responsables et professionnels des secteurs miniers et électriques du continent Africain impliqués dans la normalisation, la fabrication, l′inspection, la réparation, l′exploitation, l′entretien et la rénovation des équipements, en particulier pour les mines.

Les africains souhaitant y participer peuvent s′enregistrer sur le site web de l′AFSEC.


( Website | Information pdf icon EN 286 KB / FR 269 KB)

Hydropower Development Europe 2014

Hydropower Development Europe 2014

Porto, Portugal, 17-18 September 2014


Hydropower Development: Europe 2014 Summit, organized by ACI (Active Communications International), will take place on 17-18 September 2014 in Porto, Portugal. The event will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities, focusing on both current operational and future planned hydro power plants, energy markets reform, potential barriers and support policies as well as project economics and finance.


IEC experts get a 15% discount with the code EHP1_MP


( Website | Agenda )

InnoTrans 2014

InnoTrans 2014
International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems

Berlin, Germany, 23-26 September 2014


InnoTrans is the established international industry showplace for Railway Technology. Features include railway infrastructure, interiors, public transport and tunnel construction. The event brings together international representatives from public and private transport companies and operators; manufacturers & suppliers of transport technology; construction companies; engineering; trade associations and institutions and many more.

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Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Energy Access Seminar

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Energy Access Seminar: Meet the experts

Brussels, Belgium, 30 September 2014


You are warmly invited to the upcoming ARE Energy Access Seminar to learn how to successfully realise self-sustainable business solutions for access to energy and services in developing countries by making use of upcoming finance supporting schemes. During the ARE Seminar, experts with long-standing experience in the sector will give practical insights and hands-on advice to both experts and newcomers from the private and public sector on important issues for practitioners.


The IEC will be hosting a round table:

How can IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems facilitate rural electrification in developing countries
Françoise Rauser, Affiliate Country Programme Executive Secretary / International Liaison Officer for Developing Countries, IEC


( Website | Registration | Information pdf icon 434 KB)

IEC 61850 Europe 2014, 2nd Annual Conference, Exhibition, Networking Forum

IEC 61850 Europe 2014, 2nd Annual Conference, Exhibition, Networking Forum
Driving Large-Scale Deployement of IEC 61850 across TSO and DSO Smart Grid Infrastructures

Prague, Czech Republic, 14-16 October 2014


IEC 61850 is firmly established as the conference, exhibition and networking forum that addresses the information and implementation needs of the European end-user community; TSOs and DSOs. This years event reveals the success critera that are driving large-scale deployement.The event includes case studies, tech innovator panel discussions, workshops and group discussions, a solution zone and networking.

IEC experts benefit from a special 10% discount (promotion code: IEC61850-14-IEC)

( Website )

IEC 61850 Europe 2014, 2nd Annual Conference, Exhibition, Networking Forum

CIGEE/CDEE 2015 - 2015 Global Smart Grid (China) Summit

Beijing, China, 15-17 June 2015


This is China's largest Smart Grid event. The event is organized jointly by the four global electric power industry organizations and aims to promote a global Smart Grid consensus to drive safe and sustainable energy use.

The IEC will be represented by Richard Schomberg, Convenor of the Systems Committee Smart Energy, who will be giving a key note speech during the opening session of the summit.

IEC experts benefit from a 15% reduction. If you are interested, please send an email to


( Website )

Call for papers
International Symposium – Development of electricity infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 26-30 October 2015


The aim of the symposium, organized with the direct cooperation of APUA (African Power Utilities Association) or ASEA (Association des Sociétés d’Electricité d’Afrique, previously UPDEA), and AFSEC (African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission) is to provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and future vision the development of the electrical systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Participants wishing to present papers are invited to submit their abstract in English (500 words) to the Central Office of CIGRE before 30 November 2014 to:


( Website | Call for papers )