Municipality Forum

Connect with municipal leaders from around the world to learn new strategies, share best practices and drive change.

Network of Knowledge & Solutions for Municipal Leader

The Municipal Forum is a peer-to-peer network that aims to support municipal leaders as they navigate a changing municipal landscape.
Municipalities in South Africa are under increased pressure to increase performance and output, improve service delivery and secure the financial future of the districts within which they operate.

The Municipal Forum provides municipal professionals with the chance to explore the financial benefits of wheeling electricity via municipal electrical networks, develop renewable energy infrastructure and the opportunity to enhance revenue generation and collection within the Municipal landscape in South Africa.

The regulatory framework is also changing in South Africa and municipal leaders have a lot of questions on how they can best manage their power delivery and consumption moving forward, the Municipal Forum aims to create a network for knowledge share and solutions, while breaking silo’s to a just energy transition.

What is the Municipal Forum?

The Municipal Forum is dedicated to providing its members with a range of resources and support services to help them become more effective leaders and informed industry professionals. Through post-forum reports, monthly newsletters, and tailored content, the team at the Municipal Forum strives to keep its members informed and up-to-date on the latest industry developments, best practices, and trends.

The post-forum reports provide a comprehensive summary of the key discussions and outcomes from each forum, helping members to stay informed about the latest trends and developments in their field. The monthly newsletters provide ongoing insights and updates on the latest news, events, and trends in the industry, helping members stay informed and connected to the wider community.

Tailored content is also developed specifically for the members of the Municipal Forum, providing them with valuable insights and expertise that is relevant to their unique needs and challenges. This content is designed to support members in their ongoing professional development and help them stay informed about the latest trends and best practices in their field.

By engaging with its members in this way, the Municipal Forum is helping to support and strengthen the local government sector, and to ensure that its members have the tools and resources they need to be effective and informed leaders.

For two days, this new forum aims to support municipal leaders with:

1. Best practices and innovative solutions for addressing local challenges and opportunities.

2. Networking and collaboration opportunities with peers from different municipalities.

3. Access to experts and industry leaders for guidance and advice on specific topics.

4.I nformation and resources on current trends, regulations, and policies impacting municipalities.

5. A platform for sharing experiences and lessons learned, and for promoting and recognizing success stories.

6. A space for exploring and discussing emerging issues and their potential impact on municipalities.

7. Opportunities for capacity building and professional development.

The ultimate goal of the forum is to support municipal leaders in their efforts to improve their communities and enhance the quality of life for their residents.

Become An Expert Partner

It is true that the energy sector is undergoing significant changes, and municipalities are not immune to these disruptions. The shift towards renewable energy sources, the growth of distributed energy systems, and changes in regulations and policies are all contributing factors to this disruption. As a result, municipal leaders must be proactive in adapting to these changes and seeking out new opportunities.

One way to do this is through the development of new business models that take advantage of the changes in the energy sector.

Be Seen As An Industry Leader

Become an Expert Partner at the Municipal Leaders Forum

The selection process is competitive, and the number of Expert Partners is limited to five, including one Lead Partner. To become an Expert Partner at the Municipal Leaders Forum, follow these steps: Review the Forum's objectives and approach: Familiarize yourself with the Municipal Leaders Forum's goals and methodology, and ensure that your company philosophy aligns with the Forum's approach.

Assess your expertise: Evaluate your expertise in the area of municipal challenges and determine how relevant it is to the Forum's objectives.

Check your market positioning: Ensure that your company is well positioned in the market to address current municipal challenges. Speak to an Expert: reach out to one of our expert team members find where the synergy may lie. The selection is based on the relevance of expertise and market positioning and the ability to address current municipal challenges in addition to alignment between the Forum’s approach and company philosophy.

Our Partners

Our Partners

New technologies, regulations and business models now mean Municipalities are facing unprecedented disruption in their electricity revenue models. The Municipal Leader Forum has been specifically developed to allow the leaders responsible in this crucial local government space to expand their skill set, equip them to be proactive rather than reactive and take advantage of the incredible opportunities created by this disruption.

Chanelle Hingston
Group Director
Power & Energy Africa,
VUKA Group

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