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.
What's on at the conference?
Day 1 - June 5, 2018
07:30 am Registration & Networking Coffee
07:45 am Women’s Council Breakfast Briefing
Women in the African Energy Industry
08:45 am Networking Coffee
Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council
Industry overview: The African Oil & Gas Industry within the Global Market
Industry Leaders Panel Discussion: Kick-Starting African E&P Activity in 2018
10:30 am Networking Coffee Break
Presentation: Political Risk in Hotspots in Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry
Panel Discussion: Building the Regulatory Foundations for Developing a Sustainable & Efficient Energy Industry
12:00 pm Networking Lunch Break
Investors’ Panel Discussion: Private Equity & the African Energy Industry: a Relationship on the Mend?
Presentation: Raising Capital in Canada for Projects in Africa
Financing Panel Discussion: Alternative Funding, Innovative Financing Solutions, M&A: Funding Strategies for the Future African E&P Sector
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15:40 pm Networking Coffee Break
Presentation: Investing in Infrastructure for the Development of the Nigerian Industry
Panel Discussion: Flexibility in an Ever-Changing Operating Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Independent Companies in Africa
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17:30 pm Close of Day 1
20:00 pm Africa Awards Dinner
Day 2 - June 6, 2018
08.30 am Networking Coffee
Taking the Lead: Assessing the Importance of Gas in the Energy Mix of Emerging Markets
Special Announcement: Highlighting the Upcoming Licensing Round in the Emirate of Ras al Khaïmah, UAE
– Equatorial Guinea
– Namibia & South Africa
11:00 am Networking Coffee Break
Panel Discussion: Exploring Opportunities and Future Projects in the MSGBC Basin
Panel Discussion: North Africa: Reducing Risk & the Changing Energy Mix
13:30 pm Networking Lunch Break
– Kenya & Ethiopia
– Updates on the EGINA Project – A Symbol of the Nigerian Industry’s Renewed Vitality
– What Will 2018 and 2019 Bring for the Nigerian Hydrocarbon Industry?
Lightning Talks: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on the African Oil & Gas Industry
15:30 pm Close of the Assembly
2018 Event Pricing
2018 Lead Sponsors
2018 Premium Sponsors
2018 Associate Sponsors
2018 Exhibition Floor Plan
Africa Awards 2018
5 June 2018
Join us as we Celebrate the African Continent’s Industry Pioneers
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.
Read about the 2018 Speakers, Sponsors, Awards and more.
2018 Full Agenda
Gain detailed insight on the agenda’s session topics and speakers
2018 Latest Attendee List
Find out who you will be able to meet at this year’s Africa Assembly
Senegal’s Oil and Gas Discovery: A New Approach to Maximise Local Content
Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors
Anass Joundy, Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
The MSGBC Basin- No “One Hit Wonder”
Meet the Speaker
Mike Doherty, Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas
Meet the Speaker
Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital
Learn more about CGG’s JumpStart™ Projects
Guy Casteels, Founder, GFinance
Our African Legacy
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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.
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