Africa Assembly

 

23 – 24 JUNE 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 June.  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, 23 June 2020

08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee 

09:00 am Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council

09:05 am Industry Keynote: Understanding the African Landscape

09:20 am Panel Discussion: Raising Capital for African E&P Projects – Understanding Opportunities in a Changing Global Landscape

10:00 am Panel: What does a Low Carbon Future Mean for African Investment?

10:30 am Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am Keynote: A Major’s Perspective on Deepwater Exploration and Production

11:30 am Panel: Drilling Activities & HIgh Potential Discoveries – The Future of African E&P

12:10 pm Presentation: A New Age for Deepwater Exploration? Exploring the Role of Independent African E&P Companies

12:30 pm Lunch Break   

14:00 pm Private Equity Panel – How can Africa Stand Out?

14:40 pm Presentation: Assessing Lenders Commitment to African E&P Projects: Exploring Below & Above Ground Risks for Capital Intensive Projects   

14:50 pm Panel: Access to Financing: What Are Lenders Looking for?     

15:30 pm Networking Coffee Break / Diversity in Oil & Gas Networking Session

16:15 pm Discussion: Alternative Sources of Financing

16:50 pm  Exploring Islamic Finance

17:30 pm Networking Drinks Reception 

Close of Day One 

Day 2 - Wednesday, 24 June 2019

08.30 am Registration and Networking Coffee

09:00 am Opening Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council 

09:05 am Panel: Regulatory Landscape – the Need for Stability and Transparency

09:50 am Keynote Government Addresses

10:10 am Panel: Local Content in Action – Success Stories from Across the Continent

10:30 am Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am Panel: Large LNG Projects vs. Domestic Commercialisation – Diversifying Downstream Uses for Emerging Gas Markets

12:00 pm Quick Fire Round: The Buyer Landscape 

12:30 pm  Lunch Break 

14:00 pm  Regional Spotlight: The Resurgence of Gas Exploration and Production in North Africa 

14:30 pm  Regional Spotlight: Exploring Opportunities in the MSGBC 

15:00 pm  Regional Spotlight: What’s New in West Africa? 

15:30 pm  Networking Coffee Break 

16:15 pm Regional Spotlight: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique 

16:45 pm Panel: Gas-To-Power 

Close of the African Assembly 2020 

2019 Speakers

Egbert Faibille Jnr

Egbert Faibille Jnr

CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana

Emmanuel Muggaga

Emmanuel Muggaga

Chief Financial Officer, UNOC

Pam Darwin

Pam Darwin

Vice President - Africa , ExxonMobil

Jonathan Peachey

Jonathan Peachey

Vice President Exploration Portfolio & New Business Shell

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

VP Africa New Ventures, Upstream, BP Exploration

Omar Mithá

Omar Mithá

CEO and Chairman, ENH Mozambique

Tim Gould

Tim Gould

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

Akshai Fofaria

Akshai Fofaria

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Alix Deffrennes

Alix Deffrennes

Counsel, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Ade Adeola

Ade Adeola

Managing Director - Energy & Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Managing Director, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development

Amaechi Nsofor

Amaechi Nsofor

Head of Africa Business Group and Natural Resources, Grant Thornton

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune

Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources

Anass Joundy

Anass Joundy

Principal Banker Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Arun Mago

Arun Mago

Managing Director, Upstream Finance and Advisory, Société Générale CIB

Bala Wunti

Bala Wunti

Managing Director (MD), Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) NNPC

Carlos Zacarias

Carlos Zacarias

Chairman, INP

Bertrand Montembault

Bertrand Montembault

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Austin Avuru

Austin Avuru

Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc

Daniel Litvin

Daniel Litvin

Founder and Managing Director, Critical Resource

Frank Pluta

Frank Pluta

Global Head Of Industry Group - Energy, Natixis

Gil Holzman

Gil Holzman

President & Chief Executive Officer, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas

Giuseppe Sachero

Giuseppe Sachero

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

Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay

CEO Europa Oil & Gas

James Simpson

James Simpson

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr

Partner, White & Case

Jayanti Kar

Jayanti Kar

Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jeff Mace

Jeff Mace

Project General Manager, GTA Hub/Terminal, BP

Jens Thomassen

Jens Thomassen

Partner, A.P. Møller Capital

Julian Maurice-Williams

Julian Maurice-Williams

Chief Financial Officer, Chariot Oil & Gas

Julius Svoboda

Julius Svoboda

Private Enterprise Officer, Power Africa, US AID

Kola Adesina

Kola Adesina

Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group

Lamé Verre

Lamé Verre

Regional Manager, Halliburton

Larry Bottomley

Larry Bottomley

Chief Executive Officer, Chariot Oil & Gas

Joseph Medou

Joseph Medou

Exploration & Production Director, Petrosen

Mariah Lucciano-Gabriel

Mariah Lucciano-Gabriel

Head, Commercial and Business Development, Asharami Energy (A Sahara Group Company)

Mark Hodgkinson

Mark Hodgkinson

VP Treasury & Commercial Finance, Subsea7

Matthieu Luchez

Matthieu Luchez

Executive Director: Upstream, Natixis

Mohamed Rali Badissy

Mohamed Rali Badissy

Senior Attorney for Energy and Finance, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

ND Maduemezia

ND Maduemezia

Vice-President & General Manager Sub Saharan Africa, Schlumberger

Nicolas Bonnefoy

Nicolas Bonnefoy

VP - Legal and Commercial, Stonechair Capital

Nikolai Germann

Nikolai Germann

Partner, Enterprise Power

Nillian Mulemi

Nillian Mulemi

Chief Executive Officer, Petrofund

Nina Bowyer

Nina Bowyer

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

Paul Morton

Paul Morton

Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

Business Manager - Oil & Gas, UK Export Finance

Pierre Raillard

Pierre Raillard

Head of Business Development, Orca Exploration Group

Richard Norris

Richard Norris

Energy Advisor, Helios Investment Partners

Ståle Monstad

Ståle Monstad

SVP Exploration, Aker Energy

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

Olajumoke Ajayi

Olajumoke Ajayi

Managing Director, Asharami Energy Limited

Olivier Mussat

Olivier Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Scott Macmillan

Scott Macmillan

Managing Director, Invictus Energy

Taciana Peao Lopes

Taciana Peao Lopes

Co-Founder, Mozambique Women in Energy (MWE)

Tobias Tonsing

Tobias Tonsing

Asset Manager for South Africa, Africa Energy

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

Wafae Benjelloun Benhammou

New Business and Cooperation Director, ONHYM

Yemisi Awonuga

Yemisi Awonuga

Partner, Energy Projects, Templars

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

Wesley Johnson

Wesley Johnson

SVP Corporate Development, EMEA

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 8097

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