Africa Assembly

 

JUNE 24 – 25, 2019

The Westin, Paris, France

 

THE LARGEST AFRICAN OIL & GAS FINANCE & INVESTMENT EVENT

What is the Africa Assembly?

The Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly is recognised as the region’s most influential corporate development, strategy, finance and investment gathering.

The Assembly will bring together over 400 senior industry stakeholders under one roof, from E&P C-level executives, financiers and investors as well as key representatives from NOCs, ministries and regulators. The Assembly is a catalyst for the growth and development of the African energy industry.

The programme is focused on highlighting the many opportunities across the African oil and gas landscape and includes a celebration of the exciting developments at the annual Africa Awards Dinner. The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the year’s best performing companies and executives on the African continent, those who have pioneered new frontiers, inspired others throughout their activities and achieved growth in challenging markets. The Dinner will take place on the evening of the 24th of June.

The Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly is recognised as the region’s most influential corporate development, strategy, finance and investment gathering.

The Assembly will bring together over 400 senior industry stakeholders under one roof, from E&P C-level executives, financiers and investors as well as key representatives from NOCs, ministries and regulators. The Assembly is a catalyst for the growth and development of the African energy industry.

The programme is focused on highlighting the many opportunities across the African oil and gas landscape and includes a celebration of the exciting developments at the annual Africa Awards Dinner. The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the year’s best performing companies and executives on the African continent, those who have pioneered new frontiers, inspired others throughout their activities and achieved growth in challenging markets. The Dinner will take place on the evening of the 24th of June.

2019 Early Confirmed Speakers

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Chris McLean

Chris McLean

CEO Stonechair Capital

Daniel Litvin

Daniel Litvin

Founder and Managing Director, Critical Resource

Eric Faillenet

Eric Faillenet

Director, The Carlyle Group

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Natixis

James D. Simpson

James D. Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

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

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Omar Mithá

Omar Mithá

CEO and Chairman, ENH Mozambique

Paul Welch

Paul Welch

President and Chief Executive Officer, SDX Energy

Romain Py

Romain Py

Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

2019 Agenda

Day 1 - Monday, 24 June 2019

08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee 

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

09:05 am
Industry Keynote: Raising Capital for African E&P Projects: What Can We Learn from Recent M&A Activity, Debt Market Trends & Opportunities?

09:15 am
Panel Discussion: New Drilling Activities, High-Potential Discoveries, New Ventures Launched: How the African Upstream Industry is Making a Comeback, and Why Now is the Time to Take Notice

10:10 am
Game-Changing Discoveries: Exploring How Recent Developments Will Impact South Africa’s Energy Future

Session Sponsored by: 

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11:00 am Networking Coffee Break

11:30 am
Industry Overview Presentation: Place Your Bets: Successful Investing, Planning & Restructuring in Order to Come Out on Top in the Next Generation of the African Oil & Gas Industry

11:50 pm
Panel Discussion: The Return of Deep-Water Exploration: Growing Confidence in Capital Intensive Projects across Africa & the Business Opportunities These Will Create

12:45 am  Networking Lunch Break

13:45 pm
Finance Focus: How is Today’s CFO Securing Debt Funding?

14:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Money Matters: How to Get Creative with Financing Projects in a Revitalised Industry

15:00 pm Networking Coffee Break

15:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Key Insights from Private Equity Investors: How Do They Evaluate Today’s O&G Opportunities in Africa?

16:30 pm
Finance Focus: Top 7 Tips to Achieve Successful Project Financing

16:45 pm
Women’s Energy Council Panel Discussion: From Encouraging STEM Subjects to Balancing the Boardroom: Gender Diversity & Equality in the African Energy Industry

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18:00 pm Networking Drinks Reception

19:00 pm Africa Awards Dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday, 25 June 2019

08.30 am Networking Coffee

09:00 am
Finance Focus: Successfully Finding Sources of Finance Outside of Traditional Markets

09:15 am
Panel Discussion: Gas-to-Power Potential: Exploring the Future of Natural Gas and LNG on the Continent; Key Projects, Updates and Next Steps

10:30 am Networking Coffee Break

11:10 am
Panel Discussion: Going Digital: Harnessing the Potential of Digitalisation and AI for the African Energy Industry to Increase Efficiency, Reduce Risk and Diminish Costs

12:10 pm Networking Lunch Break

13:30 pm
Country Spotlights

– Senegal
– Mauritania
– Nigeria
– Angola
– Namibia
– South Africa


15:30 pm
Panel discussion: Survival of the Fittest: Predicting the Future African Energy Mix & How the Oil & Gas Industry Will Be Affected

16:00 pm Close of the 2019 Africa Assembly

2019 Pricing & Registration

Assembly Venue

Venue Contact Information

The Westin Paris – Vendome

3 Rue de Castiglione
Paris
France
75001

T: +33144771111

Special Rates for Delegates

Book your room at the Westin Paris via this link to access special discounted rates.

 

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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.

Watch this space for the announcement of the 2019 Award Nominees

“I would like to extend my most sincere thanks for choosing me as the Executive of the Year. I am pleased, honored and humbled to receive this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected. This award is an honor for ONHYM and for Moroccan women. I enjoyed participating in Africa Assembly because it is a unique opportunity to meet and exchange with world’s key industry players on African energy key challenges.”

Amina Benkhadra

General Director, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, ONHYM

Investor Insight

Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

Meet the Speaker

Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital

Investor Insight

Guy Casteels, Founder, GFinance

Bart Prast

Head of Technology, Twister BV 

Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa

Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL E&P Nigeria

Frank Pluta

Group Head – Energy, Natixis 

Dr Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, BP

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP

Mike Doherty

Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas

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
Tel: +44 20 7384 8058

Laurent Lafont

Laurent Lafont

SVP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 3287 3447

Samantha Boustred

Samantha Boustred

Marketing Manager, Africa

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3885