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.

Previous Featured Speakers

H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum & Mineral Resources, The Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima

H.E. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima

Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy, Equatorial Guinea

Guy Maurice

Guy Maurice

Senior Vice President, Africa, Total E&P

Luca Bertelli

Luca Bertelli

Chief Exploration Officer, eni

Pam Darwin

Pam Darwin

Vice President - Africa , ExxonMobil

Brian Maxted

Brian Maxted

Chief Exploration Officer and Founder, Kosmos Energy

Jonathan Peachey

Jonathan Peachey

Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business Shell

Jasper Peijs

Jasper Peijs

Vice President, Exploration BP

Wale Tinubu

Wale Tinubu

Group Chief Executive, Oando PL

Angus McCoss

Angus McCoss

Exploration Director, Tullow Oil

What's on at the conference?

Day 1 - June 5, 2017

08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee

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

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

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

10:45 am Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am
The Dos and Don’ts of Fiscal Regimes

11:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Building the Regulatory Foundations for Developing a Sustainable & Efficient Energy Industry

12:30 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

16:00 pm
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, 2017

08.30 am Networking Coffee

09:00 am
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

11:00 am
STREAM A: Spotlight on… Egypt

STREAM B: Spotlight on… Senegal

11:20 am
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

13:30 pm
STREAM A: Spotlight on… Mozambique

STREAM B: Spotlight on… Nigeria

13:50 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?

15:00 pm Networking Coffee Break

15:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Opportunities on the Horizon: Emerging NOCs

16:30 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 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

Venue & Accommodation

Venue Contact Information

The Westin Paris – Vendôme
3 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris
T: +33 144 771 008

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.


Special 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
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Amir Shirkhan

EVP & Head, Corporate Development

Sponsorship Enquiries
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Laurent Lafont

SVP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
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Marketing Manager and Stakeholder Liaison

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