First Call for Papers 2019SAEEC

The President of the Board of the South African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), Ms Lisa Reynolds, cordially invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to speak at the 2019SAEEC Conference to be held from 14-15 November 2019 at Farm Inn, Silver Lakes, Pretoria, South Africa. Speaker abstracts will be reviewed and considered by the Technical Programme Committee, reserving the right to make recommendations for improvement.

Successful speakers will be invited to present their papers at the conference and have the benefit of full delegate attendance over the 2 days at no charge. Provided that submission deadlines are adhered to, and submission and the speaker’s SAEEC membership is in good standing at the time of the 2019SAEEC.

2019SAEEC aims to enable discussions around sustainability of resources by providing insightful discussions and information dissemination between small and large businesses so that economic development in the energy industry can be stimulated in Southern Africa.

Abstracts covering The BIG 5 discussion themes are welcomed for submission:

  1. Strategies for environmental change
  • Government activities, all about carbon, funding, grants, incentives, policies
  1. Energy nexus links
  • Energy, water, transport, food
  1. Sustainable generation and distribution
  • Renewables, alternative generation, smart grids, storage
  1. Fourth industrial revolution and energy
  • Internet of Things, technologies, industrial energy management
  1. The business of energy businesses
  • Energy services, project management, business finance, business case for energy, marketing, PR, writing skills

We are diversified across industries to which topics should speak: industrial, commercial, institutional, parastatal and utilities, operating in the fields of energy engineering, energy management, energy services, resource sustainability, renewables and power generation.
Speakers will receive the following benefits:

  • Peer reviewed papers
  • Access to Plenary Session
  • Access to Pre-booked Breakaway Sessions
  • Access to Exhibition Area
  • Access to Conference Catering
  • Delegate Bag and Inserts
  • Lanyard & Folded Programme
  • Access to Conference Proceedings
  • Networking & Knowledge Sharing
  • 2 AEE Certification Renewal Credits for presenting the paper
  • ECSA CPD points by SAIEE post event

Note that limited speaker slots are available. Deadline for submissions 23 July 2019.


  • ​Industry leaders from well-recognized organizations
  • Innovators and decision makers with a proven track record, ready to share practical experience as well as theory
  • Exceptional presenters

As delegates cannot fully benefit from lengthy oral presentations, we request that all presentations do not exceed 30 minutes and all presentations are to be in PowerPoint. The conference proceedings showcasing all our speakers’ presentations will be placed on the SAEE Confederation’s website after the event and the link will be distributed to all paid delegates.

  • ​Submit a short biography (maximum 250 words). Please take note that this bio will be used to introduce you to conference delegates.
  • Submit a PowerPoint presentation at the Speaker Registration Desk on-site at Farm Inn, Pretoria on the day of your presentation.
  • Inform the event organizer of audio-visual equipment required for your presentation.
  • ​Adhere to the allocated time period of 30 min
  • Adhere to the allocated topic
  • Allow time for questions from delegates (10 min)
  • Supply the necessary visual aids
  • Adhere to no product promotion in your paper or presentation.


  1. Please complete the speaker registration form by following this link.
  2. Include your 250 words biography.
  3. Kindly email your headshot colour photograph (JPEG High-resolution) to  as soon as possible.
  4. A speaker confirmation letter with a 2019SAEEC Conference programme will be forwarded to you two weeks prior the conference.
  5. Your PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the conference organizers at the Speaker Registration Desk 2 hours prior to your presentation.
Please note:
There is no speaker fee involved, however, you are liable for the costs of your own transport and accommodation; and your membership must be in good standing.

For more information please contact us:
Ms. Franki Mc Kechnie
Tel:  +27 63 235 8031
Email: Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference (2019SAEEC) is presented by the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC)