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
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
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
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 individualsClaudi Santiago
Investors attending the Africa Assembly include
Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, World Energy Outlook, IEA (International Energy Agency)
Mohamed Rali Badissy
Senior Attorney for Energy and Finance, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
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?
How Do Changing Global Energy Dynamics Shape the Outlook for Africa?
10:35 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
12:30 am Networking Lunch Break
Panel Discussion: Money Matters: How to Get Creative with Financing Projects in a Revitalised Industry
Finance Focus: Export Credit Agencies (ECA)- New Source of Funding for Large Upstream Oil & Gas Projects?
Session Sponsored by:
14:50 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
17:30 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
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
In these short, to-the-point, country-focused sessions, the audience will hear from government representatives,
NOCs, O&G companies and industry experts highlighting current projects, drilling programmes, bidding rounds,
and regulatory changes bringing to light the opportunities for further E&P activity, partnerships and investment
to develop the country’s hydrocarbon sector.
– South Africa
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
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.