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
2019 Lead Sponsors
2019 Premium Sponsors
2019 Associate Sponsors
2019 Partnering Associations & Media Partners
Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, World Energy Outlook, IEA (International Energy Agency)
2019 Agenda Overview
Day 1 - Monday, 24 June 2019
08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee
Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council
Industry Keynote: Raising Capital for African E&P Projects: What Can We Learn from Recent M&A Activity, Debt Market Trends & Opportunities?
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
Game-Changing Discoveries: Exploring How Recent Developments Will Impact South Africa’s Energy Future
Session Sponsored by:
11:00 am Networking Coffee Break
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
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
Finance Focus: How is Today’s CFO Securing Debt Funding?
Panel Discussion: Money Matters: How to Get Creative with Financing Projects in a Revitalised Industry
15:00 pm Networking Coffee Break
Panel Discussion: Key Insights from Private Equity Investors: How Do They Evaluate Today’s O&G Opportunities in Africa?
Finance Focus: Top 7 Tips to Achieve Successful Project Financing
Women’s Energy Council Panel Discussion: From Encouraging STEM Subjects to Balancing the Boardroom: Gender Diversity & Equality in the African Energy Industry
18:00 pm Networking Drinks Reception
19:00 pm Africa Awards Dinner
Day 2 - Tuesday, 25 June 2019
08.30 am Networking Coffee
Finance Focus: Successfully Finding Sources of Finance Outside of Traditional Markets
Panel Discussion: Gas-to-Power Potential: Exploring the Future of Natural Gas and LNG on the Continent; Key Projects, Updates and Next Steps
Interested in Gas-to-Power? Join our Gas-to-Power Africa Workshop running alongside the Africa Assembly on the 25th. See below for more information.
10:30 am Networking Coffee Break
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
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
Gas-to-Power Africa Workshop
Thought leaders shaping the future of gas-to-power on the African continent
Building on the panel taking place in the Africa Assembly’s programme, the GTP Africa Workshop provides a platform for a strategy-driven series of discussions covering key challenges, from exploring impactful trends in the gas market, to developing the bankability of GTP projects and the regulatory frameworks needed to encourage them.
Our line-up of expert speakers will share their insights and experience, and encourage the audience to get involved so as to tackle the difficult questions head-on. The result: an insightful series of discussions building a strategy to move Gas-to-Power forward on the African continent, and a key takeaways report from the workshop compiling the forward-thinking findings of the group.
Topics covered in the workshop include:
- Supply & Demand, and the Evolving Role of LNG
- Case Studies of Successful Projects – Lessons Learnt & Future Plans
- Project Financing – Structuring to Increase Bankability of Gas-to-Power Projects
- Infrastructure – Exploring Main Priorities and Challenges
- Regulatory Environment – Creating Frameworks Conducive to Development
2019 Pricing & Registration
Venue Contact Information
The Westin Paris – Vendome
3 Rue de Castiglione
2018 Success Stories
Refreshingly focused on topical subjects that currently matterAhmadu Kida-Musa
Africa Assembly this year proved to be an engaging event. The changing landscape of the Africa oil and gas world was starting to be dealt with head-on throughout the assembly. This confirmed for me that communal gatherings such as this are very important for staying abreast of industry trends, changes and ideas.Chris Mclean
The 7th Edition of the Africa Assembly once again brought together leading representatives from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and companies from around the world. The conference was well organized and drew participation from the major actors in the Africa Oil & Gas value chain, from policy makers to operators, consultants and service companies. This event creates an opportunity to expand business ties both within the African region in general and internationally.Jalel Smaoui
Jérôme Halbout, Managing Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors
Meet the Speaker
Chris Mclean, CEO, Stonechair Capital
Guy Casteels, Founder, GFinance
Head of Technology, Twister BV
Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa
Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL E&P Nigeria
Group Head – Energy, Natixis
Dr Jonathan Evans
VP Africa New Ventures, BP
VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP
Chairman, Impact Oil & Gas
2018 Success Stories
The oil and Gas Council Africa Assembly 2018 was one of the best conferences that I have had the pleasure of attending this year, the organisation was excellent and the networking was brilliant.Jide Jadesimi
The conference was very insightful and provided an opportunity to meet CEOs, Directors and policy makers. Discussions both set the scene, but gave us cutting edge industry news.Michael Amaning
O&G Council is the benchmark in high level strategic exchange on O&G and the energy transition. A must attend by senior executives across the sector.Frederic Yeterian
Our African Legacy
We have built over a decade of business experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, and have built trusted relationships with key government officials and leading regional and serve more than 4000 members in more than 800 African companies.
No other international network has the level of depth and local knowledge than the Council in Africa.
The company is a Level 2 BBBEE Contributor in South Africa.
We also host the exclusive Leaders Series each year in Cape Town.