1. BREE2013B O T S WA N A R E N E WA B L EE N E R G Y E X P Owww.botswanarenewableenergyexpo.orgIncreasing Energy Capacity with Sustainable Renewable sources07– 08 August 2013Botswana Conferenceand Exhibition CenterFairgrounds Gaborone
2. Botswana Renewable Energy Expo 2013Botswana Renewable Energy Expo 2013, the countrys Leading renewable energy event hosted by Africa Sustainable Energy Association and organised by Mathesis Consulting,will be held from the 06 - 08 August 2013 at the Botswana Conference and Exhibition Center ( Fairgrounds) under the theme "Increasing Energy Capacity with Sustainablerenewable sources".The event will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, delegates and exhibitors, who will gather to debate a new energy future for Botswana.BREE 2013 takes place in partnership with Africa Sustainable Energy Association, Southern Africa Alternative Energy Association, as well as numerous other local and multinationalorganizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Africa Renewable Energy Alliance, ADB, and World Bank, Clean Energy Business Council fromboth the public and private sectors. This year event will attract more than 4,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the World.The objective of the Botswana Renewable Energy Expo is to:• Create a platform for all stakeholders to network and transfer knowledge and skills.• Raise awareness and educate the public about renewable energy sources and climate change in Botswana and the World.• Showcase both local and international initiatives and technologies that are at the forefront of renewable energy and climate change resilience.• Mobilise Consumers across all sectors to act on climate change in all aspects of their lives. Create a platform for Business, Government and NGO’s to showcaseRenwabale Energy solutions and climate change initiatives and technologies.BREE is designed to enable participants stay abreast of developments and highlight issues affecting the energy industry and further highlight technologies, strategies andpolicies covering the wind, solar, biofuel, hydrocarbon, geothermal, ocean/tidal/wave, Agriculture, environment, finance, and hydrogen in Botswana.
3. Market Intelligence• Potential access to the SACU market of around 50 million inhabitants• Potential access to SADC market of around 200 million inhabitants• GDP per capital of USD 4828 at current prices as per Bank of Botswana Annual Report 2006• Tap into Botswanas import bill of around USD 5 billion.• No foreign exchange controls• Duty free importation of Machinery to be used in productionThe WorkshopThis session will highlighting the progress so far,challenges and options for generation, transmission,distribution and management of the Energy sector.Government officials,Company executives, Captains of industries andParastatals, amongst others will present papers.The ExpoThis session will be held concurrently with the expo,the Expo will focus on presentations by leadingcompanies and Organisation on sustainableenergy solutions for today andthe future of Botswana and Southern Africa.The exhibitor will present their latest technologiesand innovations that are already on working in othermarkets. There will be special Event Day/s andproduct launch during the Expo please contactOrganizers if you are interested to host one of them.Attend BREE 2013 and benefit:• Attract Foreign Direct investment• Promote joint venture opportunities between citizensand foreign investors• Networking amongst more than 200 senior levelenergy sector experts and decision-makers planningand reforming the Botswana energy sector.• Hearing from expert speakers presenting the latestand best industry practice.• Reviews on policy and regulation, industry progress,and changing market trends.• Establishing a remarkable presence in the Botswanamarket• Sourcing and commissioning of local agents foryour products.• Stimulate a culture of entrepreneurships locally.• Promote exports of locally-produced goods• Promote access to the Botswana market forinternational exhibitors• Value-addition for exhibitors• Networking Opportunities: Buyer/seller meetings• Free business invitations for clients and potentialclients.• Exhibitors will benefit from the worldwide marketing& advertising campaign undertaken by the organizers.
4. Attend BREE 2013 2012 and meet:• Government & Municipality Representatives• African Utilities & African Ministers of Energy• Project Developers/Consultants / Analysts• Equipment & Technology Solutions• Banks/Investors/Insurance• Energy representatives from the continent• Automotive & Transport• Green energy experts• Commodity Traders / agents &The exhibition ground: Fairground Ground is located in Gaborone’s city centre,our 50 hectares venue, houses Fairground Holdings a versatile venue for conferences,fairs and exhibitions. Our Conference Centre has the 10,000 seater Ditshupo chamberand Boipuso chamber accommodating 2,000 people cinema style. Both rooms areideal for conferences, gala dinner and weddings and have also been used for variousexhibitions. In addition to the main chambers we have three multipurpose conferencerooms which accommodate 250 to 500 people. We have 13 breakaway rooms oftenutilized as boardrooms and for conferencing. We are fully serviced with security,media facilities and have ample parking.Admission to the Exhibition is free but Conference and One on One Session require registrationDATE & VENUE• Press Day & Networking cocktail: 06 August 2013• Conference & Expo: 07 August 2013• Conference & Expo & One on One with the Stakeholders: 08 August 2013Time: 9am – 5pm.RegistrationAll visitors must register on arrival at the Venue. Registration cards must be obtained and completed before one can gain entry into the venue.Invitation cards may be obtained from the Organizers office at the Exhibition arena. Admission badges will be issued and must be worn at all timein the venue for security reasons. Subsequent entries can be made without further registration provided that the assigned badges are won.
5. Eco-LeadersThis Programme is aimed at helping local governmentofficials turn clean energy visions into reality.This will serve as a virtual clearing house of cleanenergy policy information and tools, and leverageassistance of global partners to offer policy bestpractices, peer-to-peer learning, expert policy assistance,and training. This programme will promotesynthesized lessons from several countries on policies, regulations, planning, and practices for effectivelyachieving and managing significant renewable energypenetration into municipalities.Participants will be connected to a global network ofclean energy experts for personalized attention and quickresponse to technical assistance on strategies,regulations, standards, financial incentives, anddeployment programs. this is the CSI BREE iscommitted to.1 2Green AwardThis initiative is to honour and recognize companies(of all sizes), government departments, schools, individualsand organizations who have demonstrated theircommitment to the advancement of energy efficiency byimplementing policies, projects and trainingthat are relevant, innovative and effective in the fields ofGreen Economy, Energy Efficiency, Urban planning,Communication, Ecology, Engineering, Policy,Clean technology, Lean process, ERPs, Counteractingthe disruption of nature such as Mitigating water scarcity& flooding,Preventing and managing pollution, Climate-proofingof infrastructure etc. The winners of the award will beinvited to receive the award andsign the Be GreenDeclaration during the event in front of an internationalaudience at the BREE 2013.3Investors Networking AreaThe networking areas aim to create engagementsession for exhibitors/investors to meet and establishrelationship on investment opportunities and facilitateas a kick-off stage for industry solution introduction.Additionally, formal and informal meeting rooms will beprovided to host private meetings, with InformationTechnology services (internet, teleconferencing,printing etc) forming part of the facilities as well as anon-line match making platform to allow exhibitors,delegates and visitors to network, meet and makenew connections.Media HubThe media hub is open to all local andinternational press and media. Facilities to beincluded are high speed internet, video andteleconferencing facilities and an open officelayout. Facilities for a local broadcaster maybe provided to host TV interviews, talk shows, etc.4 5Re-duce Re-use Re-cycle Station programme.Part of the mandate of the expo is to be environmentallyfriendly and achieve a zero carbon foot print.The Re-duce Re-use Re-cycle station will houseinitiatives involved in these areas. Such initiatives includerecycling, reducing emission by planting trees, the useof environmental friendly materials and placing ofrecycling bin at key location in the State.Features of BREE 2013:BREE will stimulate local by give back to the community we do business with follow feature over and above the event:
6. Key FactsPolitical LeadershipPresident: Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian KhamaVice-President: Lt Gen. Mompati MerafheCurrency: One pula (BWP) is made up of 100 thebeTimeTwo hours ahead of GMTMeasurementsMetric systemElectricity Standards220VGeographical LocationBotswana is centrally located in the heart of Southern Africa.It shares borders with Zambia in the north, Namibia in the northand north-west, Zimbabwe in the north-east and South Africain the south and south-east. Consequently, Botswana is a land locked country. But that has not crippled trade inthis country.AreaBotswana is roughly the size of France or Texas in the United States.The country surface area is 581 730 square kilometres.Botswana is 84% covered by Kgalagadi desert.The capital city is Gaborone, which is in the south-eastnear the border with South Africa.ClimateBotswana straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, located in the southern hemisphere. It is within thehigh-pressure belt in the southern African interior, away from oceanic influences. In consequence,the rainfall is low and the temperatures are high.The summer season begins in November and ends in March. It usually brings very high temperaturesup to 40°C mark and higher. However, summer is also the rainy season, and cloud coverage and rain cancool things down considerably, although only usually for a short period of time. In summer during themorning period humidity ranges from 60 to 80% and drops to between 30 and 40% in the afternoon.The winter season begins in May and ends in August. This is also the dry season when virtually no rainfalloccurs. Winter days are invariably sunny and cool to warm; however, evening and night temperatures candrop below freezing point in some areas.In winter humidity is considerably less and can vary between 40 and 70% during the morning and fall tobetween 20 and 30% in the afternoon.Most of Botswana is at an average elevation of 1,000 metres, with much of the country comprising a vast,and nearly level, sand-filled basin characterised by scrub-covered savannah.Some 85 per cent of the country (including the entire central and south-west regions) is covered byKalahari (Kgalagadi), a semi-arid expanse of wind-blown sand deposits.In the northwest the Okavango river flows in from Namibia, soaking into the sands and forming the15,000 sq km of convoluted channels and islands comprising the Okavango Delta. In the lower elevationsof the northeast are the large salty clay expanses of the Makgadikgadi Pans.Due to the predominantly semi-arid land, most rivers and streams inside the country are ephemeral withmost valleys usually dry, except during the wettest months which are normally January and February.Perennial rivers, including the Chobe and the Okavango, have their source outside the country.
7. Stable EconomyThe economic success of Botswana is attributable to successful exploitation of its vast mineral resources, especially diamonds. Botswana continues to be the largest exporterof gem diamonds in the world in terms of value.The economy of Botswana has since the commencement of the global financial crisis realized an economic performance below her potential. In 2008, only a sluggish realeconomic growth of 3.1 percent was recorded and a contraction of 3.7% was then subsequently recorded for 2009. This being the case though, the economy of Botswanahas started to show some good performance in line with the global economic recovery. In particular, the improvement of diamond and copper sales in the world market hasseen the mining sector experience a 21.7% increase from a low base. This great growth rate of the mining sector, together with the growth of the rest of the economy at 6.3%,saw the economy of Botswana register a real economic rate of about 10.7% over the four quarters ending September 2010. The economy is expected to grow in real termsby 6.8% in 2011 and 7.1% in 2012, this being subject to a growth over the same period of at least 15% and 6.2% respectively for the mining sector as the largest contributor to GDP.One major pillar of Botswana’s macroeconomic policy is to maintain a stable and manageable inflation and exchange rate in order to improve Botswana’s competitiveness ininternational markets and contribute to the broader national objectives of sustainable economic development and employment creation. Year-on-year inflation continues to beunder control having reduced from 8.2% in 2009 to 6.9% in 2010. It is anticipated that the rate will fall within the medium term inflation objective of the bank of Botswanaat 3 – 6% from the second quarter of 2011. With the prospects of a low and stable inflation in the medium term, the Bank of Botswana embarked on an “economic growthsupporting” monetary policy that seeks to maintain price stability as well as influence the inflation outlook. The Bank Rate has been reduced to 9.5% in December 2010and this was followed by commercial banks’ reduction of the prime lending rate to 11% as of December 2010.Gross Domestic Product per CapitaBotswana had real GDP per capita of about P12 673 in 2005/06. Total Per Capita GDP (including mining) declined marginally by 1.5% in 2005/06.