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

2019 Speakers

Egbert Faibille Jnr

Egbert Faibille Jnr

CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

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

Eric Faillenet

Eric Faillenet

Director, The Carlyle Group

Romain Py

Romain Py

Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Tim Gould

Tim Gould

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

Joseph Medou

Joseph Medou

Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources

Chris McLean

Chris McLean

CEO Stonechair Capital

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

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

Daniel Litvin

Daniel Litvin

Founder and Managing Director, Critical Resource

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Natixis

James D. Simpson

James D. Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Giusppe Gregorio

Giusppe Gregorio

Regional Head, Siemens

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

10:10 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

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

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

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

– Mozambique
– Ghana
– Senegal
– Mauritania
– Nigeria
– Angola


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

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

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.

 

Event Name

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