Africa Assembly

 

 

 

JUNE 5-6, 2018

The Westin, Paris

 

THE LARGEST AFRICAN OIL & GAS FINANCE & INVESTMENT EVENT

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

Amina Benkhadra

Amina Benkhadra

General Director of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines ONHYM

Diakaria Koulibaly

Diakaria Koulibaly

CEO, ONAP

Jalel Smaoui

Jalel Smaoui

Director of International Operations, ENAP

Joseph Medou

Joseph Medou

Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Adeola Ogunsemi

Adeola Ogunsemi

CFO, Oando Energy Resources

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Jayne Baird

Jayne Baird

VP Exploration Africa and Atlantic Margins Woodside Energy Ltd

Jérôme Halbout

Jérôme Halbout

Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Partner, Streamsowers & Köhn

Monica Rovers

Monica Rovers

Head - Global Energy, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

Partner & Co-Head Global Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills

Peder Bratt

Peder Bratt

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Rolake Akinkugbe

Rolake Akinkugbe

Head, Energy and Natural Resources, FBN Merchant Bank

Ezekial Adesina

Ezekial Adesina

Executive Secretary Africa Energy Study Group

Tushar Kumar

Tushar Kumar

Director, Investments and Portfolio Management, Kerogen Capital (UK) Limited

Diederick Bax

Diederick Bax

New Business Development & Commercial Manager Shell

Willie Mokgatlhe

Willie Mokgatlhe

CEO Botswana Oil Limited

John Young

John Young

Chief Executive, Twister

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Aissatou Sy

Aissatou Sy

Legal Counsel Petrosen

Angus McCoss

Angus McCoss

Exploration Director, Tullow Oil

Chris McNally

Chris McNally

Expert Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dr Amy Jadesimi

Dr Amy Jadesimi

Managing Director, LADOL

Chris McLean

Chris McLean

CEO Stonechair Capital

Manoj Narender Madnani

Manoj Narender Madnani

CEO DSA Investments

Ade Adeloa

Ade Adeloa

Head of M&A Standard Chartered Bank

Xavier Venereau

Xavier Venereau

Head of Producers, IST Marketing & Origination BP IST

Dr. Patrick Allman-Ward

Dr. Patrick Allman-Ward

CEO Dana Gas

Jeremy Asher

Jeremy Asher

Chairman & CEO Tower Resources

Phil Birch

Phil Birch

Exploration Director Impact Oil & Gas

Mike Doherty

Mike Doherty

Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas

Keith Hill

Keith Hill

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director Africa Oil Corporation

Enzo Insalaco

Enzo Insalaco

Vice President Exploration Africa Total E&P

Egbert Faibille Jnr

Egbert Faibille Jnr

CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Valery Konyushenko

Valery Konyushenko

Chairman & CEO Tower Resources

Alessandro Colla

Alessandro Colla

Regional Geormarket Director, South Africa and Sub-Sahara, CGG

Ben Payton

Ben Payton

Head of Africa Research, Verisk Maplecroft

Ernest Rubondo

Ernest Rubondo

Executive Director, Petroleum Authority Uganda

Jake Vlok

Jake Vlok

Director Project and Export Finance, Siemens Financial Services, Siemens

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

Kevin Foo

Kevin Foo

Chairman, Victoria Oil & Gas 

Kimberly Heimert

Kimberly Heimert

Kimberly Heimert, General Counsel, AFRICA50

Julia Dias

Julia Dias

Legal Director, ENH Mozambique

Bart Prast

Bart Prast

Head of Technology, Twister

Kelly Latter

Kelly Latter

Country Manager, Noble Energy

Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa

Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa

Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL E&P Nigeria

Nishant Dighe

Nishant Dighe

Chief Executive, RAK Petroleum Authority and CEO, RAK GAS

Ben Clube

Ben Clube

Chief Operating Officer, FAR Limited

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Head of M&A, Standard Chartered Bank

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

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08:45 am 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: Political Risk in Hotspots in Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry

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

12:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

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

14:30 pm
Presentation: Raising Capital in Canada for Projects in Africa

14:40 pm
Financing Panel Discussion: Alternative Funding, Innovative Financing Solutions, M&A: Funding Strategies for the Future African E&P Sector

Session sponsored by:
oando

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:40 pm Networking Coffee Break

16:20 pm
Presentation: Investing in Infrastructure for the Development of the Nigerian Industry

16:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Flexibility in an Ever-Changing Operating Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Independent Companies in Africa

Session sponsored by:

veolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:30 pm Close of Day 1

20:00 pm Africa Awards Dinner

Day 2 - June 6, 2018

08.30 am Networking Coffee

09:00 am
Taking the Lead: Assessing the Importance of Gas in the Energy Mix of Emerging Markets

10:00 am
Special Announcement: Highlighting the Upcoming Licensing Round in the Emirate of Ras al Khaïmah, UAE

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10:10 am
Country Spotlights

West Africa
– Ghana
– Equatorial Guinea

Southern Africa
– Mozambique
– Botswana
– Namibia & South Africa

11:00 am Networking Coffee Break

11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Exploring Opportunities and Future Projects in the MSGBC Basin

12:30 am
Panel Discussion: North Africa: Reducing Risk & the Changing Energy Mix

13:30 pm Networking Lunch Break

14:30 pm
Country Spotlights

East Africa
– Kenya & Ethiopia
– Uganda

Nigeria
– 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?

15:10 pm
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 Media Partner

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.

Learn More

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

2018 Latest Attendee List

Find out who you will be able to meet at this year’s Africa Assembly

Expert Insight

Senegal’s Oil and Gas Discovery: A New Approach to Maximise Local Content

Investor Insight

Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

Investor Insight

Anass Joundy, Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Expert Insight

The MSGBC Basin- No “One Hit Wonder”

Meet the Speaker

Mike Doherty, Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas

Meet the Speaker

Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital

Expert Insight

Learn more about CGG’s JumpStart™ Projects 

Investor Insight

Guy Casteels, Founder, GFinance

Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Paris - Vendôme

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

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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
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Laurent Lafont

Laurent Lafont

SVP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
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Samantha Boustred

Marketing Manager and Stakeholder Liaison

Marketing Enquiries
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