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Ready to turn the lights back on in your hospitality business? ‘Talking Energy with FEDHASA’ is your roadmap to innovation in a load shedding landscape.

On July 19, hospitality players can join industry pioneers in Umhlanga Rocks free of charge for practical guidance, tailored solutions, and essential networking.

DURBAN, 17 July 2023 – Survival in hospitality in South Africa today hinges on your ability to adapt, innovate and harness the power of alternative energy! FEDHASA, in collaboration with Nedbank, is hosting a not-to-be-missed event, ‘Talking Energy with FEDHASA’, in Umhlanga Rocks on July 19. This is THE essential event for those operating in South Africa’s hospitality industry.

In a world where load shedding threatens to put a damper on your service, this trailblazing forum will arm you with invaluable insights, practical tools, and industry-specific knowledge to secure your place in a dynamic energy landscape. It’s survival of the brightest, and this event is where you’ll find the sparks to ignite your energy revolution.

“Starting out on an alternative energy journey can be daunting. There are so many options, suppliers and vendors out there and the funding required may also seem unattainable,” says Brett Tungay, FEDHASA East Coast Chairman. “FEDHASA will continue to make platforms such as these accessible to the hospitality industry, ensuring that we bring together the public and private sector to find solutions to the energy crisis,” he says.

Here is what to expect on 19 July in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal:

Conference opening: Jaya Naidoo, Senior Lecturer at the Durban University of Technology: Hospitality & Tourism Department and FEDHASA East Coast executive board member and trustee.

10:05 – 10:10: Opening address by Siphamandla Ndhlovu, Nedbank Business Unit Executive: Relationship Banking

10:10 – 10:20: Welcome address by Brett Tungay , Managing Director, Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort and FEDHASA East Coast Chairman

10:20 – 10:50: Impact of the energy crisis on the economy and industry
Liandra da Silva, Specialised Economist: Nedbank Group Economic Unit

10:50 – 11:20: It’s all about Demand Side Management

Roger Hislop, Executive: Smart Energy, CBI :energy

11:20 – 12:05: Panel discussion: Optimising energy efficiencies in your hospitality business and the A to Z of energy solutions

Hosted by: Brett Tungay, Managing Director, Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort and FEDHASA East Coast Chairman

Panellist: Marshall Fourie, Utility Management Specialist, Energy Resource Optimizers
Panellist: Shaun Slabber, Co-Founder and Managing Director, NuHome Africa

12:05 – 12:20: Refreshment break

12:20 – 12:35: Nedbank funding options

Vasie Govender, Area Client Manager, Retail Relationship Banking at Nedbank

12:35 – 13:20: Hohm Energy

Matthew J. Cruise, Head of Public Relations, Hohm Energy

Lourens Weyer, Senior Sales Executive, Hohm Energy

13:20 – 13:35: The Green Tourism Incentive Programme

Langakazi Tiba, Assistant Director at the Department of Tourism

13:35 – 13:45: Thank you and close

Nick Parry, Regional Manager: Commercial Banking: Nedbank KZN

It’s not just talking heads – we’ve also planned a light lunch to power you through your networking.

Make no mistake – this is THE energy event of the year. Don’t get left in the dark – join us at ‘Talking Energy with FEDHASA’ in Umhlanga Rocks on July 19.

Secure your spot now!

‘Talking Energy with FEDHASA’ will be hosted at Nedbank Park Square located at 9 Park Avenue, Umhlanga Rocks, on 19 July 2023 at 10:00. For more information about the event, please contact: fedhasa@bigambitions.co.za

You can view the full programme: here

You can register for this event here


Founded in 1949, a restructured and transformed FEDHASA (Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa) is recognised by Government as the official representative of the hospitality industry of South Africa. With industry support, FEDHASA remains the umbrella association for hotels, restaurants, conference centres, caterers, self-catering accommodation, home hosting establishments (B&Bs and guest houses), clubs, taverns, shebeens, suppliers and trainers, consultants and service providers to the hospitality industry. For more information, visit https://fedhasa.co.za/

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