What is the Africa Assembly?
The Africa Assembly is recognised as the region’s most influential corporate development, strategy, finance and investment gathering. It is a catalyst for the growth and development of the African energy industry.
The Oil and Gas Council have announced the theme for the Africa Assembly 2018, ‘The New African Horizon’.
The event will attract over 800 delegates and will run from 5 -6 June, at the Westin, Paris. As every year, France will become home to the industry for one week, where key players will analyse the changes and evolution of the sector emerging into the new world order.
Bringing together senior industry stakeholders all under one roof, from E&P C-level executives, to key representatives from NOCs, Ministries and local regulators, this year’s Assembly will focus on highlighting the many opportunities in the African energy industry, and discuss the strategies needed to bring it into the next stage of development.
Previous Featured Speakers
H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State for Petroleum & Mineral Resources, The Republic of Nigeria
What's on at the conference?
Day 1 - June 5, 2017
08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee
Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council
The African Oil & Gas Industry within the Global Market
Industry Leaders Panel Discussion: Kick-Starting African E&P Activity in 2018
10:45 am Networking Coffee Break
The Dos and Don’ts of Fiscal Regimes
Panel Discussion: Building the Regulatory Foundations for Developing a Sustainable & Efficient Energy Industry
12:30 pm Networking Lunch
Investors’ Panel Discussion: Private Equity & the African Energy Industry: a Relationship on the Mend?
Financing Panel Discussion: Alternative Funding, Innovative Financing Solutions, M&A: Funding Strategies for the Future African E&P Sector
15:30 pm Networking Coffee Break
Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on the African Oil & Gas Industry
Panel Discussion: Flexibility in an Ever-Changing Operating Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Independent Companies in Africa
17:45 pm: Close of Day 1
19:30 pm: Africa Awards Dinner
Day 2 - June 6, 2017
08.30 am Networking Coffee
STREAM A: The Importance of Gas as the Fuel of the Future for Emerging Markets
STREAM B: Investing in Infrastructure: Providing a Solid Backbone for the Growing Industry
10:30 am Networking Coffee Break
STREAM A: Spotlight on… Egypt
STREAM B: Spotlight on… Senegal
STREAM A: North Africa: Reducing Risk & the Changing Energy Mix
STREAM B: Exploring Opportunities and Future Projects in the MSGBC Basin
12:30 pm Networking Lunch Break
STREAM A: Spotlight on… Mozambique
STREAM B: Spotlight on… Nigeria
STREAM A: Harnessing the Renewed Vitality in the Gulf of Guinea’s Energy Industry
STREAM B: Long-standing Kingpins of the African O&G Industry: What will 2018 and 2019 Bring for Producing Countries?
15:00 pm Networking Coffee Break
Panel Discussion: Opportunities on the Horizon: Emerging NOCs
Closing Panel Discussion: 2018 & Beyond: Future Outlook for the African Energy Industry
17:30 pm Close of the Assembly
2018 Event Pricing
2017 Success Stories
“I have seen during the three days top management of very successful IOCs and NOCs investing in Africa. I am sure that these nice gather of oil & gas experts, investors and engineers will generate more synergy to all parties involved in the Oil & Gas sector.”Jalel Samoui
“The Conference was a mutually beneficial networking session for us and our clients. I met a few new African players that were not on my radar.”Bayo Adebiyi
“Thanks to you and the OGC team for staging yet another great networking event.”Jon Therkleson
2017 Exclusive Media Partner
Africa Awards Dinner
The Council Awards programme represents a global benchmark of excellence for those working in the energy industry.
The awards offer both regional and international recognition for those who have created companies, been at the heart of frontier plays and have made some of the worlds largest discoveries. These people and their businesses have grown economies, created employment and encouraged thousands.
Join us for the Africa Awards Dinner, on the 5th of June, as we celebrate the African continent’s industry pioneers.
2017 Success Stories
“The conference was very positive indeed. Well attended by high level executives, and some of the panels provided a deeper insight into the matter of Gas to Power in particular that I found extremely enriching.”Vincent Gueneau
“An exceptional opportunity to engage and network with the industry, including small to large-cap O&G companies, the complete spectrum of service providers, as well as sector investors.”Brian Maxted
“Great success indeed! Congratulations for the quality of the event and of the audience.”Serge Matesco
2018 Full Agenda
Learn more about what’s on at the 2018 Assembly
2017 Post Show Report
Gain insight on the 2017 Assembly’s discussions, industry updates, speakers and sponsors
2018 EMEA Prospectus
Learn more about the EMEA series of 2018 Assemblies, Dinners & Networking Evenings
Our African Legacy
The Oil and Gas Council was founded in Africa. We have built over a decade of business experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, and have built trusted relationships with key government officials and leading regional and serve more than 4000 members in more than 800 African companies.
No other international network has the level of depth and local knowledge than the Council in Africa.
We also host the exclusive Leaders Series each year in Cape Town.
The company is a Level 2 BBBEE Contributor in South Africa.
Venue & Accommodation
Venue Contact Information
About The Westin Paris - Vendôme
The Westin Paris – Vendôme is centrally located in Paris’ first arrondissement, making it effortless for guests to enjoy shopping, sightseeing and a business visit. Find out more HERE.
We have arranged preferential rates for attendees wishing to stay at the Westin Hotel. To access these discounted rates, please CLICK HERE
Please note that rooms at these rates are limited, book today to avoid disappointment.