Africa Assembly

 

JUNE 24 – 25, 2019

The Westin, Paris

 

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN OIL & GAS FINANCE & INVESTMENT PLATFORM

Why attend 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 aim is to bring together the African energy industry community with the financiers and investors backing innovative projects across the continent.

The Assembly will offer you valuable and efficient networking too:

  • Sharpen your business strategy
  • Solidify your competitive position in the African industry
  • Grow your regional senior network

The renewed interest in the African oil and gas industry is setting 2019 up to be a turning point for the region. As such, the theme for this year’s Assembly is “New Beginnings: The Resurgence of African E&P”.

Our audience of 400 plus senior executives, including 60 speakers, will ensure that you:

  • Hear from the continent’s key players responsible for moving industry-changing projects forward
  • Gain in-depth industry knowledge and expert market insights

The Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly is recognised as the region’s most influential corporate development, strategy, finance and investment gathering. We bring together the African energy industry community with the financiers and investors backing innovative projects across the continent.

The Assembly will offer you valuable and efficient networking to:
Sharpen your business strategy
Solidify your competitive position in the African industry
Grow your regional senior network

The renewed interest in the African oil and gas industry is setting 2019 up to be a turning point for the region. As such, the theme for this year’s Assembly is
New Beginnings: The Resurgence of African E&P”.

Our audience of +400 senior executives, including 60 speakers, will ensure that you:
Hear from the continent’s key players responsible for moving industry-changing projects forward
Gain in-depth industry knowledge and expert market insights

Investors at the Africa Assembly

Join Helios Investment Partners, Africa Infrastructure Investment Management, A. P. Moller and the IFC amongst others to learn more about the many investment opportunities available across the African energy industry.

Join Helios Investment Partners, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, A. P. Moller and the IFC amongst others to learn more about the many investment opportunities available across the African energy industry.

The Africa Energy assembly is one of these very rare occasions where the industry, its investors, and service providers get together to share their experience and ideas in one place. The consistently senior level of attendees mixed with the informal setting leads to high quality discussions, sometimes origination, and always information for our investment decisions. The Council’s team unique approach to identify and play matchmaker at the individual level ensures we maximize the value we get from the conference, and in turn maximize our ability to further invest in energy in Africa.

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

The Africa Assembly in Paris is a dynamic forum engaging with affected participants across the entire value chain of oil and gas in Africa. It brings forth difficult discussions challenging the very future of energy in Africa. Corporates, investors, and governments have interacted across the high and the lows of the commodity cycles thereby enhancing the industry across all of the continent. The experience had in one year will not be replicated the next due to the honest and frank discussion promoted and nurtured annually. Therein lies the inexplicable, intangible, and unrepeatable gains experienced in Stonechair’s regular attendance at this event.

Chris Mclean

CEO, Stonechair Capital Corp.

I have been to similar events throughout my career and this was if not the best, way at the top in terms or organisation, time keeping and logistics. The speakers were relevant and impactful and the people that participated in the event were spending valuable time being there. Reflecting on it, it was definitely worth my time being there as I learnt new things and interacted with smart and knowledgeable individuals

Claudi Santiago

MD, First Reserve

2019 Speakers

Egbert Faibille Jnr

Egbert Faibille Jnr

CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Emmanuel Muggaga

Emmanuel Muggaga

Chief Financial Officer, UNOC

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

Pam Darwin

Pam Darwin

Vice President - Africa , ExxonMobil

Jonathan Peachey

Jonathan Peachey

Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business Shell

Bertrand Montembault

Bertrand Montembault

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Omar Mithá

Omar Mithá

CEO and Chairman, ENH Mozambique

Tim Gould

Tim Gould

Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, World Energy Outlook, IEA (International Energy Agency)

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Alix Deffrennes

Alix Deffrennes

Counsel, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Managing Director - Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Managing Director, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development

Amaechi Nsofor

Amaechi Nsofor

Head of Africa Business Group and Natural Resources, Grant Thornton

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources

Anass Joundy

Anass Joundy

Principal Banker Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Arun Mago

Arun Mago

Managing Director, Upstream Finance and Advisory, Société Générale CIB

Bala Wunti

Bala Wunti

Group General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy, NNPC

Carlos Zacarias

Carlos Zacarias

Chairman, INP

Austin Avuru

Austin Avuru

Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc

Daniel Litvin

Daniel Litvin

Founder and Managing Director, Critical Resource

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Head: Energy & Natural Resources, Natixis

Gil Holzman

Gil Holzman

President & Chief Executive Officer, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas

Giuseppe Sachero

Giuseppe Sachero

Sales and Business Development Executive and Director – Gas to Power LNG, Siemens

Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay

CEO Europa Oil & Gas

James D. Simpson

James D. Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr

Partner, White & Case

Jayanti Kar

Jayanti Kar

Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jeff Mace

Jeff Mace

Project General Manager, GTA Hub/Terminal, BP

Jens Thomassen

Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Møller Capital

Joseph Medou

Joseph Medou

Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Julian Maurice-Williams

Julian Maurice-Williams

Chief Financial Officer, Chariot Oil & Gas

Julius Svoboda

Julius Svoboda

Private Enterprise Officer, Power Africa, US AID

Kola Adesina

Kola Adesina

Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group

Lamé Verre

Lamé Verre

Regional Manager, Halliburton

Larry Bottomley

Larry Bottomley

Chief Executive Officer, Chariot Oil & Gas

Mariah Lucciano-Gabriel

Mariah Lucciano-Gabriel

Head, Commercial and Business Development, Asharami Energy (A Sahara Group Company)

Mark Hodgkinson

Mark Hodgkinson

VP Treasury & Commercial Finance, Subsea7

Matthieu Luchez

Matthieu Luchez

Industry Group Upstream Head, Natixis

Mohamed Rali Badissy

Mohamed Rali Badissy

Senior Attorney for Energy and Finance, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

ND Maduemezia

ND Maduemezia

Vice-President & General Manager Sub Saharan Africa, Schlumberger

Nicolas Bonnefoy

Nicolas Bonnefoy

VP - Legal and Commercial, Stonechair Capital

Nikolai Germann

Nikolai Germann

Partner, Enterprise Power

Nillian Mulemi

Nillian Mulemi

Chief Executive Officer, Petrofund

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

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

Paul Morton

Paul Morton

Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

Business Manager - Oil & Gas, UK Export Finance

Pierre Raillard

Pierre Raillard

Head of Business Development, Orca Exploration Group

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Ståle Monstad

Ståle Monstad

SVP Exploration, Aker Energy

Roger Brown

Roger Brown

Chief Financial Officer, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc

Romain Py

Romain Py

Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Seun Solanke

Seun Solanke

Principal Reservoir Engineer, Oando Energy Resources

Olajumoke Ajayi

Olajumoke Ajayi

Managing Director, Asharami Energy Limited

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Scott Macmillan

Scott Macmillan

Managing Director, Invictus Energy

Taciana Peao Lopes

Taciana Peao Lopes

Co-Founder, Mozambique Women in Energy (MWE)

Tobias Tonsing

Tobias Tonsing

Asset Manager for South Africa, Africa Energy

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

New Business and Cooperation Director, ONHYM

Yemisi Awonuga

Yemisi Awonuga

Partner, Energy Projects, Templars

2019 Agenda Overview

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

10:05 am
Presentation: How Do Changing Global Energy Dynamics Shape the Outlook for Africa?

10:25 am
Special Announcement – Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons of the Gabonese Republic

11:05 am Networking Coffee Break

11:10 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

11:35 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

11:55 am
Presentation: Renewing Players’ Commitment to Exploration & the Importance of Community Engagement in Capital Intensive Projects

12:05 pm
Panel Discussion: The Return of Deep-Water Exploration: Growing Confidence in Capital Intensive Projects across Africa & the Business Opportunities These Will Create

12:55 am  Networking Lunch Break

Sponsored by:

Trident Energy

 

 

 

13:55 pm
Panel Discussion: Money Matters: How to Get Creative with Financing Projects in a Revitalised Industry

14:45 pm
Finance Focus: Export Credit Agencies (ECA)- New Source of Funding for Large Upstream Oil & Gas Projects?

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15:15 pm Networking Coffee Break

Sponsored by:

Proexca Logo - Agenda

 

 

 

15:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Key Insights from Private Equity Investors: How Do They Evaluate Today’s O&G Opportunities in Africa?

16:35 pm
Presentation: Sustainability Challenges in Developing Africa’s Resources

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

17:40 pm Networking Drinks Reception

19:00 pm Africa Awards Dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday, 25 June 2019

08.30 am Registration and Networking Coffee

09:00 am
Presentation: Power Sector: Shifting Patterns and Rising Challenges – an Operator’s PerspectiveFinance Focus: Successfully Finding Sources of Finance Outside of Traditional Markets

09:15 am
Presentation: South Africa’s Future Energy Mix: Exploring the Commitment to the Private Sector in the Generation of Electricity

09:30 am
Panel Discussion: Gas-to-Power Potential: Exploring the Future of Natural Gas and LNG on the Continent; Key Projects, Updates and Next Steps

10:40 am Networking Coffee Break

11:10 am
Gas-to-Power: Expert Insights: Exploring New Directions in Gas-To-Power for Sub-Saharan Africa

11:50 am
Gas-to-Power – the African Perspective

12:10 pm
Gas-to-Power Case Studies

  • Lessons Learnt from the Banda Gas-to-Power Project
  • Developing Gas to Market Solutions in Africa

12:30 pm
Country Spotlights – Part One

  • Morocco

13:20 pm Networking Lunch Break

Sponsored by:

Trident Energy

 

 

 

14:20 pm
Country Spotlights – Part Two

  • Mozambique
  • Ghana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Senegal

15:30 pm Networking Coffee Break

Sponsored by:

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16:00 pm
Country Spotlights – Part Three

  • Uganda
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa

17:30 pm Close of the 2019 Africa Assembly

2019 Pricing & Registration

Africa Assembly Venue

The Westin Paris - Vendome

Address: 

3 Rue de Castiglione
Paris
France
75001

Africa Assembly HotelMap

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Investor Insight

Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

Investor Insight

Guy Casteels, Founder, GFinance

Expert Insight

Expert Insight from Herbert Smith Freehills

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

Christina Finnerty

Christina Finnerty

Business Development Manager, EMEA

Delegate Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 8006

Samantha Boustred

Samantha Boustred

Marketing Manager, Africa

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3885