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
08:00 am Registration & 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: The Dos and Don’ts of Fiscal Regimes
Panel Discussion: Building the Regulatory Foundations for Developing a Sustainable & Efficient Energy Industry
12:00 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
Lightning Talks: 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, 2018
08.30 am Networking Coffee
Taking the Lead: Assessing the Importance of Gas in the Energy Mix of Emerging Markets
Opportunities on the Horizon: Emerging NOCs
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11:00 am Networking Coffee
STREAM A: Spotlight on… Egypt
STREAM B: Spotlight on… Senegal
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
13:00 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?
Closing Panel Discussion: 2018 & Beyond: Future Outlook for the African Energy Industry
16:30 pm Close of the Assembly
2018 Event Pricing
2018 Lead Sponsors
2018 Premium Sponsors
2018 Associate Sponsors
2018 Exhibition Floor Plan
Africa Awards & Dinner
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
Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital
Jeremy Asher, Chairman & CEO, Tower Resources
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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
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
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 the discounted rates are available until Tuesday, the 17th of April. Thereafter, standard hotel rates will apply.