Africa Assembly


JUNE 5-6, 2018

The Westin, Paris


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.

2018 Speakers

Jonathan Peachey

Jonathan Peachey

Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business Shell

Jasper Peijs

Jasper Peijs

Vice President, Exploration BP

Diakaria Koulibaly

Diakaria Koulibaly


Jalel Smaoui

Jalel Smaoui

Director of International Operations, ENAP

Joseph Medou

Joseph Medou

Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Geoff Porter

Geoff Porter

President, North Africa Consulting, Inc.

Lance Crist

Lance Crist

Global Head, Natural Resources, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, IFC

Peder Bratt

Peder Bratt

Managing Director, Warburg Pictures

Ezekial Adesina

Ezekial Adesina

Senior Business Strategy & Performance Analyst, Nigeria LNG

Diederick Bax

Diederick Bax

New Business Development & Commercial Manager, Shell

Angus McCoss

Angus McCoss

Exploration Director, Tullow Oil

What's on at the conference?

Day 1 - June 5, 2018

08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee

09:00 am 
Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council

09:10 am
Industry overview: The African Oil & Gas Industry within the Global Market

09:30 am
Industry Leaders Panel Discussion: Kick-Starting African E&P Activity in 2018

10:30 am Networking Coffee Break

11:00 am
Presentation: The Dos and Don’ts of Fiscal Regimes

11:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Building the Regulatory Foundations for Developing a Sustainable & Efficient Energy Industry

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

13:30 pm
Investors’ Panel Discussion: Private Equity & the African Energy Industry: a Relationship on the Mend?

14:30 pm
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

16:10 pm
Lightning Talks: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on the African Oil & Gas Industry

16:30 pm
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, 2018

08.30 am Networking Coffee

09:00 am
The Importance of Gas as the Fuel of the Future for Emerging Markets

10:10 am Networking Coffee Break

10:40 am

STREAM A: Spotlight on… Egypt
STREAM B: Spotlight on… Senegal

11:00 am

STREAM A: Panel Discussion: North Africa: Reducing Risk & the Changing Energy Mix
STREAM B: Panel Discussion: Exploring Opportunities and Future Projects in the MSGBC Basin

12:10 pm Networking Lunch Break

13:40 pm

STREAM A: Spotlight on… Mozambique
STREAM B: Spotlight on… Nigeria

14:00 pm

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?

15:10 pm Networking Coffee Break

16:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Opportunities on the Horizon: Emerging NOCs

16:45 pm
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

Director International Operations, ETAP

“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

VP Global Accounts, Schlumberger

“Thanks to you and the OGC team for staging yet another great networking event.”

Jon Therkleson

Global Derivatives Officer Origination and Marketing, BP IST

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

Chairman, Kappafrik Group

“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

Founder and Chief Exploration Officer, Kosmos Energy

“Great success indeed! Congratulations for the quality of the event and of the audience.”

Serge Matesco

Former Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa, Upstream, Total

2018 Brochure

Read about the 2018 Speakers, Sponsors, Awards and more. 

2018 Full Agenda

Gain detailed insight on the agenda’s session topics and speakers

2017 Post Show Report

Learn about the 2017 industry updates, attendees, speakers and sponsors

Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Paris - Vendôme

3 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris
T: +33 144 771 008

Discounted Rates

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.

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Contact Us

Esme Till

Esme Till

EMEA Portfolio Manager

General and Speaking Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 7861

Amir Shirkhan

Amir Shirkhan

EVP & Head, Corporate Development

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 8058

Laurent Lafont

Laurent Lafont

SVP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 3287 3447

Samantha Boustred

Samantha Boustred

Marketing Manager and Stakeholder Liaison

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3885