Africa Oil Week 2019: Where the Future of Africa’s Energy and Gas Is Discussed
TheAfrica Oil Week 2019 is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) at 1 Lower Long Street in the Foreshore of Cape Town. The event is considered the leading platform for intelligence collection and transactions for role players in the oil and gas sector on the African continent. The event is hosted from the 4th to the 8th of November 2019, giving participants several days in which to form partnerships, seek investments, offer investments, and participate in meaningful discussions relevant to the industry.
The most prestigious and respected E&P stakeholders in the sector attend the event. Being on the list of participating companies already provides exceptional prestige and opportunities for participants. People from international oil conglomerates, investment companies, and governments are among the participants, and the key players with which attendees can rub shoulders.
With top decision-makers on the attendance list, discussions and workshops on topics of importance are set to impact the future of the industry. Numerous beneficial partnerships are formed at this event with its bidding rounds. Energy ministers from various countries on the continent also attend, giving even more weight to the outcomes of discussions and partnerships.
The ministers attending the event include the US Assistance Secretary for Fossil Energy, the Premier of the Western Cape, and ministers from Uganda, Tunisia, and Equatorial Guinea. The focus includes an in-depth look at what the future holds for the energy and gas sectors, and what can be expected from future energies.
The Africa Oil Week has been CPD certified. This means the event has been certified according to the requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This describes the activities by professionals in a particular industry committed to the engagement and development of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The event, therefore, meets the requirements of a proactive development platform for professionals within the oil and gas industries.
Among the Many Notable Speakers Providing Exceptional Insight in the Industry Are:
- Adewale Fayemi – MD of Exploration and Production in South Africa, as a representative of Total.
- Karyna Rodriguez – Petroleum Geoscientist from TGS.
- Ahmet Dik – CEO of Victoria Oil & Gas.
- Ajay Trikam – Director of Energy from the Western Cape Government.
- Alan Driscole – Principal Geologist from Beagle Geoscience.
- Jasper Pejis – Exploration Vice President for BP.
- Jeremy Asher – CEO of Tower Resources.
- Richard Nelson – Deputy Coordinator of Power Africa.
- Thabane Zulu – Director General of the Department of Energy, South Africa.
The above list is indicative of the level of professionalism and influence at the Africa Oil Week. It is by no means exhaustive as several keynote speakers address peer professionals at the event. The event includes an impressive VIP and government attendance programme.
Top brands in the industry sponsor the event and just as many exhibit, so their brands receive tremendous international exposure. Among the many exhibitors are names such as Aveon Offshore, ION, Polarcus, and TGS, to name just a few.
Africa Oil Week is a noteworthy event that puts industry players in the driving seat regarding the future of oil, energy, and gas on the African continent. If you missed this year’s event, make sure to gear up for it next year.