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

Monica Rovers

Monica Rovers

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

Geoff Porter

Geoff Porter

President, North Africa Consulting, Inc.

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

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

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Angus McCoss

Angus McCoss

Exploration Director, Tullow Oil

Chris McNally

Chris McNally

Expert Partner, McKinsey & Company

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

Vincenzo Insalaco

Vincenzo Insalaco

Vice President Exploration Africa Total E&P

Egbert Faibille Jnr

Egbert Faibille Jnr

CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

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

10:10 am
Opportunities on the Horizon: Emerging NOCs

Session sponsored by:
veolia

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 am Networking Coffee

11:30 am

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

11:50 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

13:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

14:30 pm

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

14:50 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?

16:00 pm
Closing Panel Discussion: 2018 & Beyond: Future Outlook for the African Energy Industry

16:30 pm Close of the Assembly

 

 

 

 

2018 Event Pricing

2018 Lead Media Partner

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.

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

Speaker Interview

Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital

Speaker Interview

Jeremy Asher, Chairman & CEO, Tower Resources

Expert Insight

Learn more about the African Energy landscape

Expert Insight

Learn more about CGG’s JumpStart™ Projects 

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

Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Paris - Vendôme

3 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris
France
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 the discounted rates are available until Tuesday, the 17th of April. Thereafter, standard hotel rates will apply.

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Esme Till

Esme Till

EMEA Portfolio Manager

General and Speaking Enquiries
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Amir Shirkhan

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