Sustainability at the Forefront of Enlit Africa

At Enlit Africa, we believe in the power of community and collaboration to drive meaningful change in the energy sector. That's why sustainability is a cornerstone of our efforts and integrated into every aspect of our event planning and execution.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Once a year, we bring our community together, for 3 days and in-person, to Connect, Inspire and Evolve and move the energy transition forward.
As event organisers, we recognise that this brings great responsibility in doing our part to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change in everything we do.
Read below about what we have been working on. And stay tuned for more, as we are always working on expanding our sustainability initiatives.

Our Host City: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has been hailed the greenest city in Africa, and for good reason. The 'Mother City' as it is affectionately known by its residents, has invested in cleaner public transport, a network of cycle lanes, and renewable energy to power its sprawling metropolis.

Our Venue: Cape Town Convention Center

As sustainability is both a moral obligation and a strategic imperative, the CTICC places great importance on integrating economic, social, and environmental sustainability into every aspect of its operations.

Driving triple bottom line sustainability objectives is their Nurture Our World (NOW) committee, which has implemented various practices and raised awareness around sustainability.


The CTICC’s water supply has, to date, been provided by the City of Cape Town. During the 2019/20 financial year, the CTICC used a total of 21 860.2kL from the municipal supply, representing a substantial decrease of 33.1% compared to 2018/19 (32 668.6kL).

Our Venue the CTICC has a number of water saving Initiatives and continues to implement a range of water-saving measures across all its departments and services.


In terms of energy consumption, during the 2019/20 financial year, the CTICC utilised 42 660.2 total gigajoules of energy from primary sources (fuel) and electricity generation. This means we used 4.7% less energy this year compared to last year.

From the maximum use of natural light to the incorporation of energy efficient lighting and emission minimising climate control, the CTICC is designed to be green at heart.


Minimising the amount of waste the CTICC send to landfill has always been a key pillar of the CTICC’s environmental sustainability efforts.

In the 2019/20 financial year the CTICC’s overall waste production dropped, with 71% of total waste diverted from landfill.

The CTICC is committed to reducing the impact of waste on the environment, which is generated through Enlit Africa.

Our Partners & Exhibitors

From choosing a city and venue to travel and accommodation, production & waste and logistics, freight and food. At Enlit we are working closely with our partners towards a common goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Our Exhibition Floor

Stand material

Our strategic track, coffee zones where we served delegate coffees, registration area and speaker lounge were all built out of recyclable Zinita board which can be used for a 3-year period.

Recycle bins

CTICC also supports their events with recycling by separating all waste from stand build in our skips into different recycling ‘’categories’’ during build up.

The Visitor Sustainability Experience

Paperless event

Nno printed event catalogue or programmes. Condensed NB show info and floorplan could be found in ESI and website was kept update and in realtime. We had QR codes on back of badge which attendees could get the latest floorplan and content programme on this.

Recycle bins

We had recycled bins in and around the venue for paper, as well as recycle bins for lanyards and bags. CTICC also supports their events with recycling by separating all waste from stand build in our skips into different recycling ‘’categories’’ during build up.

Bags going green

Our speaker bags were made from recycled PVC and waxed with sustainable material. We also supported job creation with this initiative as ladies in the under privileged communities hand makes the bags. Our logo was sewn on individualy with recyclable material as well. Speaker gifts (water bottles) were also made from wheat straw.

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