15 May 2018 - 16 May 2018 at CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

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Day 1
Day 2

Assembly Day 1: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 

Market Dynamics, Financing and Investment 

 - Welcome Address

  • Iain Pitt, CEO, Oil & Gas Council and CEO, Energy Council

09.15 - Ministerial Welcome and Keynote: Update on South Africa's Gas-to-Power Programme

  • Honourable Minister Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi, Minister of Energy, DOE

09.30 - Opening Plenary: Global Gas Market Outlook and Opportunities in an Emerging Gas Market

  • Maximising the global abundance of new natural gas resources and affordability to create perpetual energy growth
  • Is the current global glut just another cycle, or has the industry permanently transformed in certain ways?
  • Destination flexibility vs. price formula review moving forward. Will gas be able to contractually and physically move across regions, equalizing arbitrage by 2020?
  • Where next for South Africa’s energy policy that will foster the next wave of investment?
  • What tools are needed to support a solid energy strategy? The impact of cost-reflective tariffs, PPAs, third party access, risk allocation & regulators

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jacob Modise, Chairperson, NERSA
  • Jesus Bronchalo, Vice President LNG Market Development, ExxonMobil
  • Karen Breytenbach, Head of IPP Office, DOE
  • Laurence Gouet, Project Director, Gaz Renewables & Power, Total
  • Silas Mzingeli Zimu, Special Advisor to the President, Republic of South Africa
  • Thabane Zulu, Director General, DOE
  • Andrew Fisher, Senior Associate, The Energy Contract Company (Moderator)

10.45 - Networking Morning Coffee Break

11.30 - US Department of State Keynote

  • An update on Power Africa's gas strategy
  • US Department of Energy's LNG Handbook for emerging African producers
  • Case Studies from assisting Nigeria in monetization of gas

Confirmed Keynote:

  • Taylor Ruggles, Regional Energy Counsellor for Africa, US Dept. of State

11.45 - Development Models and Energy Infrastructure: Catalysing New Demand and Unlocking Domestic Resources

  • Tomorrow’s Energy Outlook: How can development models for power in all future GTP markets be adapted as oil and coal are displaced?
  • Where does the industry need to invest to catalyze new demand and is investment in energy infrastructure the answer?
  • Can LNG import be a bridge to unlocking domestic resources for countries with major discoveries?
  • What are the opportunities to integrate the necessary LNG import and gas transmission infrastructure to unlock gas supply for use in multiple downstream

Confirmed Keynote: 

  • Gert de Beer, Chief Business Development Officer, Transnet

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Erik Wandrag, Senior Transaction Advisor, Power Africa
  • Frederik Smits van Oyen, Vice President - Origination and Marketing, Cheniere
  • Jerome Milongo, VP Greenfield LNG Origination, Africa, BP 
  • Kishan Pillay, Director: Up- and Midstream Oil & Gas, DTI
  • Pumi Motsoahae, CEO, Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone
  • Dr Ransome Owen, Group Managing Director, Aiteo (Moderator)

Networking Lunch

14.15 - Finance and Investment: Mobilising Private and Public Capital - Unlocking Improved Value for Capital Expenditure and Filling the Funding Gap

  • Credit enhancement: Understanding the tax exemptions behind PPAs that can drive gas development  
  • What risk elements do investors and financers have to consider when acquiring or developing energy and infrastructure assets?
  • How does the risk/return profile for GTP investing differ from pure upstream investing?  What opportunities are LPs and Private Equity looking for?
  • PPA/IPP: Developing strong power purchase agreements that enables cost recovery and investor protection
  • Highlighting the differing considerations needed between small and large-scale projects (early stage risk, long dated PPA – good structuring – indexing in hard credit) 
  • Extolling the virtues of counterparty credit and fair pricing to ensure projects are investable for pension and infrastructure funds
  • Understanding hedging strategies to mitigate currency risk and foster GTP investment
  • Regional vs. international lending for gas to power projects - overcoming challenges of debt markets for energy– supply side and demand side challenges (cost of debt, credible off takers and regulatory markets)
  • Highlighting which liquefaction projects will likely get to FID in 2017?  What critical commercial threshold has to be met before FID?

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Alan Muir, MD, Azura Power Holdings
  • Frédéric Droulers, Head of Power and Infrastructure Advisory, SMBC Group
  • Nicolas Pitiot, Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Tiago Almeida, Investment Director, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Vuyo Ntoi, Regional Director Southern and Central Africa, AIIM
  • Mohamed Rali Badissy, Senior Attorney for Energy and Finance, U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Moderator)

15.15 - Networking Afternoon Coffee Break

16.15 - Pre-arranged structured finance facility: For pre-approved sponsors and developers under the Gas-to-Power Program

•    Successfully accessing and leveraging DFI involvement (Direct loans, Mezzanine debt and Equity)
•    How can the debt capital markets assist in funding the development of Gas infrastructure?
•    Charting the importance of Multilaterals in providing political risk insurance and other credit enhancements given the risk of downgrading
•    Options for accessing institutional investors through e.g. the issuance of a ZAR project bond
•    Project financing - is there a requirement for credit enhancement to cover political and commercial risks?
•    How to engage international funders who do not have a long term ZAR balance sheet
•    Highlighting the well-structured Gas IPP programs that are providing opportunities for initial investment in other developing markets

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Carmelo Cocuzza, Head of Regional Representation for Southern Africa, European Investment Bank
  • Marcel Bruhwiler, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
  • Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure Project Finance, Nedbank
  • Peter Purkl, Director, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
  • Shaad Ebrahim, Transactor, Debt Capital Markets, Standard Bank
  • Jonathan First, Head Syndication Finance, DBSA (Moderator)

17.15 - End of Day One

Assembly Day 2: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

GTP, LNG and IPP Case Studies

09.00 - Ministerial Opening Keynote

09.15 - Production and Supply Security: The Upstream Gas Supplier - Creating Models for Partnership with the Downstream Power Sector

  • Marrying investment horizons of gas fields with financing realities of gas fired power generation? What lead times are needed to bring on board more indigenous gas?
  • What regulatory environment is required to encourage investment in each stage of the project value chain in gas-to-power?
  • Financing and developing dynamic growth in smaller scale GTP – the benefits of modularity and flexibility
  • The benefits of production sharing agreements (PSA) and off take considerations
  • Power transmission capacity to load centres – what can the upstream provider realistically expect? Priority of use?

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Alessandro Sessa, Head of Business Development, South Africa, Enel
  • Benjamim Chilenge, EVP Commercial, ENH
  • Dominic Jose Goncalves, VP Business Development (South Africa), Abengoa
  • Doug Waters, Director, Energy Services, Uniper
  • Maarten Van Der Horst, Head of Business Development Africa, ENGIE
  • Victor Okoronkwo, Senior Vice President, Commercial & Gas, Aiteo
  • Kribs Govender, Vice President Business Development: Power & Gas, Sasol (Moderator)

10.15 - 
Progress & Delivery on the Continent: Pioneering Technology and Innovation

  • Fostering tighter relationships with gas companies to bring resources online faster - Removing pressure on upstream companies to develop the entire gas value chain
  • Creating regional gas hubs to provide sufficient feedstock – the relationship between upstream and downstream sectors
  • The technology pioneers breaking boundaries to progress - the GTP technical approach, and country specific considerations in the energy landscape
  • Enabling renewables on the grid - the future of gas

Confirmed Keynote:

  • Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO, Africa, Siemens

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Bruno Morgado, CEO, Matola Gas Company
  • James M Hughes, Director, Strategy & Business Development, FLUOR
  • Lynn Rubow, Director, Power, Sub-Saharan Africa, Worley Parsons
  • Nosizwe Dlengezele, Executive Managing Director, Anglophone Africa ex Nigeria, GE Gas Power Systems
  • Sandisiwe Ncemane, Project Development Manager, Energy Sector, Coega Development Corporation
  • Henry Camp, Partner, ERM (Moderator)

11.15 - Networking Morning Coffee Break

11.45 - AMANDI: Lessons learned from developing and planning a 200MW Power Plant in Ghana

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Daniel Zinman, Senior Transactor, Infrastructure Finance, RMB
  • Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure Project Finance, Nedbank
  • Nicolas Pitiot, Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director, Africa, OPIC
  • Kaushik Ray, Partner, Trinity International LLP (Moderator)

12.30 - Quantum Power: FSRU Project Case Study from Ghana

Confirmed Keynote:

Edwin Ehrlich, Business Development, Quantum Power
12.45 - LNG Case Study: Innovations in LNG and Power Delivery

  • Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options: Key Factors for Accessing and Developing Natural Gas and LNG Projects
  • Summary of Findings and Recommendations from LNG Handbook
  • Lessons Learned: Keys to a Successful LNG Project in Africa
  • Upcoming LNG to Power Programs and Procurements in the region (with a focus on South Africa)
  • U.S. LNG Exports in the context of gas to power in Africa (maybe in the context of price, reliability, affordability, and building local markets)

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Ezekiel Adesina, Executive Secretary, Africa Energy Study Group
  • Frederik Smits van Oyen, Vice President - Origination and Marketing, Cheniere
  • Jim Jewell, International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John Smelcer, Director & Oil & Gas Sector Group Head, Webber Wentzel
  • Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa (Moderator)

13.30 - Networking Lunch
19.00 *** Industry Awards Gala Dinner ***

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