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

Jonathan Peachey

Jonathan Peachey

Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business Shell

Eric Faillenet

Eric Faillenet

Director, The Carlyle Group

Carlos Zacarias

Carlos Zacarias

Chairman, INP

Tim Gould

Tim Gould

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

Paul Welch

Paul Welch

President and Chief Executive Officer, SDX Energy

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Managing Director - Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources

Arun Mago

Arun Mago

Managing Director, Upstream Finance and Advisory, Société Générale CIB

Chris McLean

Chris McLean

CEO Stonechair Capital

Austin Avuru

Austin Avuru

Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc

Daniel Litvin

Daniel Litvin

Founder and Managing Director, Critical Resource

Francesco Verre

Francesco Verre

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Natixis

Garrett Soden

Garrett Soden

CEO, Africa Energy

Giuseppe Sachero

Giuseppe Sachero

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

James D. Simpson

James D. Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr

Partner, White & Case

Jeff Mace

Jeff Mace

Project General Manager, GTA Hub/Terminal, BP

Joseph Medou

Joseph Medou

Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Keith Hill

Keith Hill

President, CEO & Director, Africa Oil Corporation

Lamé Verre

Lamé Verre

Regional Manager, Halliburton

Matthieu Luchez

Matthieu Luchez

Industry Group Upstream Head, Natixis

ND Maduemezia

ND Maduemezia

Vice-President & General Manager Sub Saharan Africa, Schlumberger

Nillian Mulemi

Nillian Mulemi

Chief Executive Officer, Petrofund

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

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

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

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

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

10:10 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
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?

Session Sponsored by:

 


15:15 pm Networking Coffee Break

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

16:45 pm
Finance Focus: Top 7 Tips to Achieve Successful Project Financing

17:00 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 the Gas-to-Power Africa Workshop running alongside Day 2 of the Africa Assembly. 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

What is the Gas-to-Power Africa Workshop?

Thought Leaders Shaping the Future of Gas-To-Power on the African Continent

The GTP Africa Workshop will provide a platform for a strategy-driven series of discussions covering the key challenges facing the development of Gas-To-Power on the African continent.

Our line-up of expert speakers will share their insights and encourage the audience to get involved in tackling the difficult questions head-on. The result: an insightful series of discussions used to build a strategy to move Gas-to-Power forward on the continent and a key takeaways report 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