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For 25 years, Africa Oil Week has worked alongside Africa’s oil & gas sector to enable dialogue and create a platform for business intelligence and transactions, at the centre of driving the industry forward.
Here are five (out of many) reasons to attend this year’s most important summit for Africa’s oil & gas industry:
1. 14 Energy & Petroleum Ministers Present (and open to private meetings)
Africa’s oil and gas authorities know that Africa Oil Week is where they achieve their goals. Over the course of the week, leading nations will take meetings and present proprietary information regarding up-and-coming projects exclusively at Africa Oil Week. The Africa Oil Week plenary will also host two Ministerial Panels, set to address national energy strategies with a focus on stronger and more efficient regulatory frameworks to attract investment in Africa.
2. Exclusive Access to Bidding Rounds & Proprietary Information
Africa Oil Week will focus on a number of countries who will unveil their plans regarding future bidding rounds. Hon Minister Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya of Congo will officially open their national bidding rounds, whilst Hon Minister Irene Muloni will outline the timings of Uganda’s 2019 bidding round launch. The Ministries will lead delegations to the event, with players from both the public and private sector.
3. Access the Prospect Forum (an engine room for deal making)
An engine room for deal-making and new business transactions, the AfOW Prospect Forum in partnership with and co-produced by AAPG, and supported by PVE Consulting is a unique platform for National Oil Companies, Independents and Geo-science Companies to meet decision makers and technical specialists from AAPG’s co-located ICE event, to source and originate new opportunities, showcase open acreage, present data viewings and broker farm-out opportunities. The Prospect Forum provides a dedicated platform to access decision makers who can secure the deals, making it the quickest way to develop new partnerships and finance your priority projects and activities.
4. World-Class Networking with Global Oil & Gas Leaders
1300 delegates from 50+ countries are set to attend Africa Oil Week, including 500 C-suite and 400 senior management. As the leading business intelligence and transaction platform for the industry, the event has become THE meeting place for African oil and gas. It’s not just in the congress halls where business is done though. Five days of illustrious social functions across Cape Town’s beautiful sights offer a relaxed and unique atmosphere for world-class networking.
5. Meet 17 National Oil Companies
Africa Oil Week provides the perfect platform for NOCs to share their strategies for growth, and better national participation in the upstream oil and gas sector, including presenting bidding rounds, open acreage and new data. Those NOC representatives are open to 1-2-1 meetings and private data-viewings over the course of Africa Oil Week.
Africa Oil Week will take place on 5-9th November 2018 in Cape Town.