Africa Assembly

 

22 – 23 September 2020

Paris

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN OIL & GAS FINANCE & INVESTMENT PLATFORM

Why attend the Africa Assembly?

Paris will host the 10th Oil & Gas Council Africa Assembly this forthcoming September.  For over a decade this event has acted as the leading platform connecting African E&P companies with global capital markets.

The Oil and Gas Council members network directly connects our partners with senior O&G executives, financiers and a range of quality investors at the Assembly. 

Face-to-face connections are coordinated through the Council Connect team and One2One meeting platforms that offer partners tailored access to potential clients that enable them to meet their goals and priorities in Africa.

The Assembly is the regions most comprehensive gathering that connects African focused Oil and Gas executives with their partners.  Partnership with the Oil & Gas Council Africa Assembly offers you and your business an invaluable opportunity to:

 – Facilitated Networking. Talk to the people you’re there to meet. Through Council Connect, One2One platform, private dinners & lunches match making is not left to chance.

 – Branding. Have your brand featured on the main agenda, online through the iCouncil content platform, sent to 80,000  followers throughout the year and not at a single standalone event.

 – Global. Showcase your solutions not just to Africa but the world.  The Oil & Gas Council network is the only platform that operates in every major O&G and capital markets hub. The Council in the only platform able to bring the O&G world to Africa.

The Oil & Gas Council, and especially the Africa Assembly is probably the only event that I would recommend to attend for any person active in O&G/Power in Africa to reconnect with its network and get valuable insight on the latest industry trends.

Olivier Poix

Commercial Director, Maurel & Prom

The Africa Assembly allowed me to meet with other energy professionals to discuss the most pressing issues that are impacting power development in Africa.

Julius Svoboda

Private Enterprise Officer, USAID

A great event bringing together the industry’s key decision makers.

Romain Py

Head of Investments, Africa Infrastructure Investment Partners

Great event to pick up all the trends on exploration, financing, latest deals, recent success stories and best practices for Africa oil and gas activities. It really helped me broaden my outlook and this will strengthen my business acumen.

Jeff Mace

Project General Manager, BP

2020 Agenda Overview

Day 1 - Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Session 1: Understanding the African Landscape

Presentation: Assessing the Economic forecast for Africa: what are the key enablers and challenges to growth?

Panel: Raising Capital for African E&P Projects – Understanding Opportunities in a Changing Global Landscape and What Does a Low Carbon Future Mean for African Investment?


Session 2: E&P Activity

Presentation: A Major’s Perspective on Deepwater Exploration and Production

Panel: Drilling Activities & High-Potential Gas Discoveries – The Future of African E&P

Presentation: Assessing the Changing Role of Small and Mid-Cap Independents in E&P Activity

Presentation: A New Age for Deepwater Exploration? Exploring the Role of Independent African E&P Companies


Session 3: Finance and Investment

Private Equity Panel – How Can Africa Stand Out?

Presentation: Assessing Lenders Commitment to African E&P Projects: Exploring Below & Above Ground Risks for Capital Intensive Projects

Panel: Access to Financing: What are Lenders Looking for?

Panel: Diversity in Oil & Gas – How balancing the boardroom and promoting diversity & equality in the African energy industry will have a positive impact for investment and project development

Panel: Alternative Sources of Financing

 – Drinks Reception – 

Day 2 - Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Session 4: Exploring Above Ground Risk and Opportunities

Panel: Regulatory Landscape – the Need for Stability and Transparency

Keynote Government Addresses

Local Content in Action – Success Stories from Across the Continent


Session 5: Growth Outlook for Emerging Domestic Gas Markets

Panel: LNG Projects, Gas-to-Power & Domestic Commercialisation – Growth Outlook for Emerging Domestic Gas Markets

Quick Fire Round: The Buyer Landscape


Session 6: Regional Spotlights

The Resurgence of Gas Exploration and Production in North Africa

Presentation: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Investment and E&P Activity in North Africa

Panel: Regulatory Change, Huge Discoveries and the Potential for Export – the Changing North African Landscape and what it Means for the Rest of Continent

Regional Spotlight: Southern Africa

Mozambique Panel – Discuss the progress of the Mozambique LNG project, the development of the country’s legal framework and infrastructure to understand how this impacts future project development and access to funding & investment in the country

South Africa and Namibia: High Impact Wells, Discoveries & Opportunities

Exploring Opportunities in the MSGBC Basin: Discuss how recent discoveries, project FIDs and upcoming licencing rounds in the MSGBC Basin are increasing interest in the region

2020 Speakers

Haran Sivam

Haran Sivam

Global Energy Unit, Natural Resources Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Stéphane Le Galles

Stéphane Le Galles

Deputy Senior Vice President – Mozambique LNG, Total

Loren Regier

Loren Regier

Vice President - Africa New Opportunities, ExxonMobil

Salah El-Ekhfifi

Salah El-Ekhfifi

Exploration Geologist, National Oil Corporation - Libya

Claudia Santos Cruz

Claudia Santos Cruz

Consultant, Morais Leitão

Alieu Jobe

Alieu Jobe

Director of Finance, GNPC - Gambia National Petroleum Corporation

Estevao Tomas Rafael Pale

Estevao Tomas Rafael Pale

Chairman, ENH, Hydrocarbonetos de Mozambique

Belarmino Chittargueleca

Belarmino Chittargueleca

Executive Director, Agencia Nacional de Petroleo, Gas e Biocombustives – ANPG Angola

H.E. Fafa J Sanyang

H.E. Fafa J Sanyang

Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of the Republic of The Gambia

Jonathan Peachey

Jonathan Peachey

Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business Shell

Enzo Insalaco

Enzo Insalaco

Vice President Exploration Africa Total E&P

Yaya F. Barrow

Yaya F. Barrow

Managing Director, GNPC

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Managing Director - Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Sandra Antonovic

Sandra Antonovic

Chief Operating Officer, Reflex Marine

Bertrand Montembault

Bertrand Montembault

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Gil Holzman

Gil Holzman

President & Chief Executive Officer, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas

Jens Thomassen

Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Møller Capital

Africa Assembly Advisory Board

Shahin Amini

Shahin Amini

Investor Relations Manager, Africa Oil

Graeme Bullen

Graeme Bullen

Managing Director, Head of Reserve Base Finance, Societe Generale

David Pilling

David Pilling

Head Oil & Gas Finance, Nedbank

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

Tayo Ariyo

Tayo Ariyo

Commercial Manager - New Ventures Sub Saharan Africa, Shell

Valery Konyushenko

Valery Konyushenko

Executive Director, Head of Business Development & Commercial, Mazarine Operator Services B.V.

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Managing Director - Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Diederick Bax

Diederick Bax

New Business Development & Commercial Manager Shell

James Simpson

James Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jérôme Halbout

Jérôme Halbout

Founding Partner, 4D Global Energy Advisors

ND Maduemezia

ND Maduemezia

Vice-President & General Manager Sub Saharan Africa, Schlumberger

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

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

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

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

A great event bringing together the industry’s key decision makers.

Romain Py

Head of Investments, Africa Infrastructure Investment Partners

Well attended with high level and high quality panels and presentations.

Jeremy Burke

Investment Director, CDC Group

Investors that attended the Africa Assembly included

Contact Us

Sam Scarpa

Sam Scarpa

Director - Africa

General and Speaking Enquiries
Tel: +44 207 384 8208

Jessica Salawu

Jessica Salawu

VP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 8065

Graham Swanson

Graham Swanson

SVP Corporate Development

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +44 207 384 7853

Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

Marketing Manager

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +44  2073848085