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African Energy Week

Cape Town, South Africa 16 - 20 October 2023

Main Conference Program
17 October 2023 18 October 2023 19 October 2023
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1A & Hall 1B

Sponsored by:

Welcome address:

  • NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber

Opening remarks:

  • Andrew Inglis, Chief Executive Officer, Kosmos Energy
  •  H.E. Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General, APPO
  • H.E. Tarek El-Molla, Minister, of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Joshua Volz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mele Kolo Kyari, CEO, NNPC Limited
  • Rune O. Pedersen, President & CEO, PGS
  • H.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo
  • Richard Barke, Director South Atlantic Exploration, ExxonMobil
  • H.E. Antonio Oburu Ondo, President of the OPEC Conference and Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Rick Kennedy, Chairman and Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited
  • Mike Sangster, Senior Vice President Africa E&P, TotalEnergies
  • Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, IEF
  • H.E. Mohamed Hamel, Secretary General, GECF
  • Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa

Presidential addresses:

  • H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique
  • H.E. Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda
  • H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal
  • H.E. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

This panel focuses on the vital role of Africa in addressing global energy security concerns. With the world’s population and energy demand rising, Africa’s energy sector is presented with an unmissable opportunity: to develop its own industry while tackling energy poverty and strengthening its stake in the global energy supply chain.

This panel will address challenges and opportunities, while providing recommendations for governments, policy makers, and stakeholders to collaboratively build a secure energy future for Africa and
the world.

Keynote speech: Calib Cassim, Interim Group Chief Executive Officer, Eskom

Moderator: Atul Arya, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, Ghana
  • H.E. Carlos Zacarias, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mozambique
  • Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
  • H.E. Puot Kang Chol, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan
  • Adewale Tinubu, GCE, Oando PLC
  • Osvaldo Inácio, Executive Board Member, Sonangol
  • Eng. Fuad Mosa, Deputy Minister of Localization and Local Content, Risks Management, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1A

A Presentation by Dmitry Khandoga, CEO, Gazprom Export

Natural gas has emerged as a critical driver of sustainable development across the African continent, offering opportunities for economic growth and energy security. Gazprom Export will delve into the role of natural gas in advancing Africa’s development goals and making energy poverty history.

With total reserves of more than 17 trillion cubic meters and global hydrocarbon capital expenditure projected at $52.7 billion by 2025, Africa’s natural gas offers sizable opportunities for transitional energy, power generation and diversified growth. The continent is expected to increase its global gas supply share to 11% by 2050, making African gas pertinent to global energy policies. This panel will explore Africa’s gas reserves, production capacities, infrastructure development and export potential, discussing its future role as a global supplier and the opportunities and challenges inherent in market integration and diversification.

Keynote speech: Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State for Gas, Nigeria

Moderator: Michael Wynne, Vice President, Upstream Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Congo
  • Belarmino Chitangueleca, Executive Director, ANPG
  • Estêvão Tomás Rafael Pale, Chairman, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos
  • Todd Niebruegge, Senior Vice President and Head of Mauritania/Senegal Business Unit, Kosmos Energy
  • Emmanuel Magani, Managing Director, Sahara Group Limited

Witnessing a rebound in high-impact drilling success rates, Africa’s upstream sector has produced a surge of recent on- and offshore hydrocarbon discoveries, with exploration “hotspots” cropping up in southern, eastern and western regions. This panel will focus on key regional discoveries and explore their resource potential in terms of estimated reserves, quality and recoverability, as well as provide valuable insights into their scale and commercial viability.

Keynote speech: Emmanuelle Garinet, Vice President for African Exploration, TotalEnergies

Moderator: Jay Park, Managing Partner, Park Energy Law

Panelists:

  • Marco Fonnesu, Exploration Manager (Blocks 1/14 & 28), Azule Energy
  • Cany Jobe, Director E&P, GNPC
  • Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Foday Mansaray, Director General, Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone
  • Brian Reinsborough, CEO, ReconAfrica
  • Justin Cochrane, Director, African Regional Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Senior Representative, TotalEnergies
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1B

As a seasoned statesman with a wealth of experience in both national and international affairs, Chief Olusegun OBASANJO will lead discussions on a wide range of topics, including the role of energy and natural resources in Africa’s development, the productive capacity and the private sector, and the just and equitable transition. This session will provide a platform for high-level dialogue, fostering the exchange of ideas and insights among leaders, policymakers, and experts.

Moderator: Tania Habimana, Anchor, CNBC Africa

Panelists:

  • H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • H.E. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia
  • Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
  • H.E. Lionel Zinzou, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Benin
  • Paulo Gomes, Chairman, Orango Investment Corporation

Sponsored by Namibia International Energy Conference

Representing one of Africa’s most exciting exploration frontiers, Invest in Namibia International will provide an in-depth insight on the region’s upstream exploration and hydrogen production opportunities. Namibia’s key policymakers and companies will welcome investors to a global energy hotspot.

Keynote speech: Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia

Presentation: Johannes !Gawaxab, Governor, Bank of Namibia

Moderator: Paul Burkhardt, Energy reporter for sub-Saharan Africa, Bloomberg

Panelists:

  • Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Channa Kurukulasuriya, Country Manager, Chevron
  • Marcio Rocha Mello, President, Brazil Petroleum Studies
  • Adriano Bastos, Head of Upstream Special Projects, Galp Energies
  • Klaus Enderson, General Manager, Kudu Gas (BW Offshore)
  • Ejike Egbuagu, CEO, Moneda Investa Group
  • Shiwana Ndeunyema, Acting Managing Director, Namcor
  • Nillian Mulemi, CEO, Petrofund
  • Chris Drage, Senior Vice President – Sales, PGS
  • Ndapwilapo Selma Shimutwiken, CEO, Rich Africa Consultancy
Venue: CTICC - Meeting Room 1.4

This panel will shed light on the importance of strengthening procurement, fabrication, and manufacturing capabilities in Africa’s oil and gas industry. The discussion will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to explore the potential benefits, challenges, and strategies for promoting local content development, enhancing supply chain resilience, and fostering sustainable growth in the region’s energy sector.

Keynote speech: Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary, NCDMB

Moderator: Megan Rodgers, Director and Sector Head of the Oil & Gas Practice, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Attorneys Inc.

Panelists:

  • Timi Austen-Peters, Chairman, Dorman Long Engineering Ltd
  • Eric Williams, President and Principal Consultant, Royal Triangle Energy Solutions (St. Lucia) Limited
  • Said Nachet, Director of International Relations, IFP Énergies nouvelles
  • Edgar Longui, Director Global Strategic Marketing, Technip Energies
  • Ejiro Dortie, Manager Capacity Building Division, NCDMB

Sponsored by ENH and Mozambique Energy Chamber

Over 180 trillion cubic feet of estimated natural gas reserves have made Mozambique one of the most attractive gas plays globally. With the recent start-up of its Coral Sul FLNG facility, Mozambique became the sixth large-scale LNG producer on the African continent, signaling opportunities for other projects in the Rovuma Basin to resume development. Meanwhile, projected gas revenues – valued at $95 billion over 25 years – offer the ability to foster long-term economic diversification, job creation, skills development and industrial growth. This session will identify investment opportunities to build Mozambique’s domestic gas/gas-to-power market, fuel gas exports to energy-hungry regions like Europe, and develop associated industries such as commercial farming, manufacturing and petrochemicals.

Keynote speech: Estêvão Tomás Rafael Pale, Chairman, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH)

Moderator: Analene Enslin, Technical Research Principal, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Rudêncio Morais, Executive Director and Member of the Board, Exploration and Production, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH)
  • Arne Gibbs, General Manager & LCM, ExxonMobil
  • Julien Larour, Mozambique Country Manager, Technip Energies
  • Senior Representative, INP

Sponsored 

The MSGBC region (Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry) region is poised for a transformative period, fueled by continued global interest in a rxange of hydrocarbons and renewables projects. No longer a frontier exploration province, the MSGBC countries are showcasing innovation, ambition and the dividends of regional cooperation – based on sound policymaking and a strong resource foundation. The session examines upcoming initiatives in exploration, production, natural gas, hydrogen, renewables and services.

Keynote speech: Marco Villa, COO, Technip Energies

Moderator: To be confirmed

Panelists:

  • Abdoulie Jobe, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, The Gambia
  • E Aly Seydouba Soumah, Minister of Energy, Hydraulics and Hydrocarbons, Guinea
  • E. Nani Chrougha, Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania
  • Ismail Sid Ahmed, VP and Country Manager Mauritania, Kosmos Energy
  • Mohamed Mansare, Uptream Director, SONAP
  • Thierno Seydou LY, Director general, Petrosen
  • Ama Wane, Managing Director, AGL
  • Ben Sayers, Founder, GeoPartners
Venue: Westin - Ballroom West

Africa and Europe are transforming the energy landscape as they drive the global green hydrogen economy. With Africa’s renewable energy potential and Europe’s production and import goals, energy flows are undergoing a significant shift, creating both new dynamics and reshaping existing patterns.

Keynote speech: Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, South Africa

Moderator: Ashutosh Singh, Head of Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • E. Nani Chrougha, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania
  • Solomon Nwabueze Agbo, Scientist and Project Coordinator, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • Tarik Berair, Sales Manager Africa, Technip Energies

The International Energy Agency predicts that Africa is capable of producing up to 5,000 megatons of green hydrogen a year. With an electrolyzer pipeline of 114 GW announced for the continent, Africa’s economies are poised for prosperity as green hydrogen serves as a catalyst for growth.

Moderator: Joyce Kabui, Africa Manager, Green Hydrogen Organisation – GH2

Panelists:

  • Anja Berretta, Head of Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • Abubakar Abbas, PhD., Senior Energy Forecast Analyst, Energy, Economics and Forecasting Department, GECF
  • Jean-Louis Kindler, CEO, Ways2H
  • Laurent Coche, Green Hydrogen CEO, Chariot
  • Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman and CEO, Genesis Energy Holding

Alex Epstein, a leading advocate for fossil fuels, will present his compelling arguments about why fossil fuels continue to play a crucial role in modern society. He will delve into the ethical considerations surrounding energy choices, emphasizing the benefits of affordable and reliable energy sources for improving human well-being across the globe.

Organized by Rosatom and Gazprom

As Africa continues to experience rapid economic growth and industrial development, there is an increasing need for sustainable and collaborative energy solutions. Rosatom and Gazprom are industry leaders with many years of experience in implementing complex infrastructure projects. “Powering Africa’s Future” aims to address this pressing issue by bringing together key industry players, policymakers, and experts to explore innovative strategies and foster partnerships.

Opening Remarks:

  • H.E. Ilya Rogachev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Kiril Komarov, First Deputy Director General for Development and International Business, Rosatom
  • Dmitry Khandoga, Head of Department, PJSC “Gazprom” General Director, “Gazprom export” LLC

Moderator: Ryan Collyer, CEO, RCSA Energy

Panelists:

  • Boris Arseev, Division Deputy Head – International Business Director, Rosatom
  • Ilya Vergizaev, First Deputy Director General – Executive Director, Rusatom Energy Projects JSC
  • Grin` Evgeniy, Deputy Head of Division, International Business Department, PJSC “Gazprom”
  • Francis Carruthers, CEO, Lesedi Nuclear Services (Pty)
  • Jan Neethling, Director of the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (CHRTEM) Professor, Department of Physics, Nelson Mandela University
  • Nosizwe Nokwe-Makamo, Executive Chairman, Raise Africa Investments (Pty)
  • Cheikh Niane, General Secretary, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1A & Hall 1B

Invitation Only and Ticket holders.

Venue: CCIT - Hall 1A

Reinforcing African Priorities Amidst the Global Energy Transition

Global net-zero ambitions have created a divide between African and industrialized nations, highlighting the challenges of establishing equitable low-carbon targets. Facing mounting pressure to decarbonize by wealthy countries, African hydrocarbon-rich nations are striving to balance net-zero goals with their own commitments to energy security, industrialization and socio-economic development. This session will gather African and international government officials and industry leaders to discuss energy transition policies and their respective impacts on the African energy industry, which seeks adaptive regulations and targets.

Keynote speech: Keith Hill, Independent Consultant and former CEO Africa Oil Corp.

Moderator: Atul Arya, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Per Magnus Nysveen, Co-Founder & Chief Analyst, Rystad Energy
  • Tosin Eromi, Head, Commercial and Planning, Asharami Energy (A Sahara Group Upstream Company)
  • Dr. Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association
  • Osvaldo Inácio, Executive Board Member, Sonangol
  • Ayed Al-Qahtani, Director of Research, OPEC

Florival Mucave, Executive Chairman, Mozambique Energy Chamber

As upstream CapEx returns to pre-pandemic levels across the continent, Africa’s exploration and production sector has attracted a range of upstream investors, featuring improved fiscal terms and opportunities for marginal and onshore resource development. At the same time, the industry has witnessed a string of recent mergers and acquisitions, providing a vehicle for oil and gas players to explore new synergies and benefit from cost reductions. This panel will delve into CapEx trends, improvements in fiscal and production sharing terms, and the new rules of engagement shaping Africa’s upstream industry.

Moderator: Bimbola Kolawole, Vice President & Head of Business Development, Rystad Energy

Panelists:

  • Sandisiwe Ncemane, Interim CEO, PetroSA
  • Anastasia Deulina, Chief Financial Officer, Afentra
  • Zion Adeoye, Managing Director, Centurion Law Group
  • Tamoor Ali, Originator, bp Trading and Shipping
  • John Hamilton, CEO, Panoro Energy
  • Ricardo Van-Deste, CEO Exploration and Production Business Unit, Sonangol

Regional integration remains a top priority for Africa, holding the potential to establish integrated production networks and facilitate intra-African trade, while pooling resources and maximizing energy efficiencies. This panel will explore the impact of major pipeline initiatives across the continent, as well as the key to unlocking cross-border financing, regulation and trade agreements. Government officials and project developers will unite to discuss the evolving energy map, highlighting how these infrastructure projects are poised to revolutionize regional connectivity, enable resource monetization and drive economic growth.

Keynote speech: H.E. Carlos Zacarias, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mozambique

Moderator: Dr Chinnan Maclean Dikwa, Independent Consultant

Panelists:

  • Irene Batebe, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
  • Joseph Medou, Director General, Réseau Gazier du Sénégal (RGS)
  • Proscovia Nabbanja, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company Limited
  • Hélder Lisboa, Director of Strategy and Portfolio Management, Sonangol
  • Bongani Sayidini, COO, Petroleum Agency SA

Natural gas represents a critical solution to Africa’s power scarcity, in part due to sizable recoverable reserves that carry the potential to generate approximately 400 GW of power in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, gas-to-power technology represents a key intermediary step in the energy transition – emitting 50-60% fewer carbon emissions from combustion and serving to eliminate the practice of gas flaring. This session will delve into the opportunities and challenges intrinsic to financing large-scale gas infrastructure, integrating gas into the energy matrix, ensuring the provision of competitive tariff structures, off-take agreements, and implementing market reforms that facilitate the development of gas-to-power projects.

Keynote speech: Per Magnus Nysveen, Co-Founder and Chief Analyst, Rystad Energy

Moderator: Hendrik Malan, Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer Sub-Saharan Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Panelists:

  • Manuel Barros, CEO of the Gas and Renewable Energy Business Unit, Sonangol
  • Julian Horn, Managing Director Renewables, Savannah Energy
  • David Pappoe Jr, Executive Director, Energas West Africa Limited
  • Olakunle Williams , CEO, Tetracore Energy
  • Pierre Raillard, Head of Gas Business and Morocco Country Director, Chariot Limited
  • Sujen Balakisson, Business Development Manager for the Southern and Eastern Africa region, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
  • Jérôme Paillat, Senior LNG Project Director – TotalEnergies Gas, Renewable & Power

Presenters:
• Bimbola Kolawole, Vice President & Head of Business Development, Rystad Energy
• Siva Prasad, Senior Analyst, Rystad Energy

With over 26 drilling campaigns and rigs scheduled to be active in Africa this year, the contracting of highly skilled service providers is essential to advancing the continent’s E&P agenda. With a view to optimizing oil field operations, piloting new exploration techniques, spearheading technological innovation and implementing decarbonization strategies, this session will discuss how service companies are key to the effective development and evolution of Africa’s energy industry.

Moderator: Jason Robinson, Director of Business Development – Africa, Mediterranean & Middle East, TGS

Panelists:

  • Sopiribo Ideriah, Group Managing Director – West Africa, SLB
  • Beulah Adeoye, Partner – West Africa Forensic Leader, Deloitte
  • Antoine Berel, Managing Director – Subsaharan Africa, Halliburton
  • James Gara, Business Development Manager, AMME, PGS
  • Neil Hodgson, Vice President Geoscience, Searcher

With legacy fields accounting for almost one-third of Africa’s production, how are oil and gas majors restrat- egizing to mitigate the decline of these maturing assets? What are the innovative approaches, technologies and best practices when it comes to breathing new life into existing fields? This panel session will impart valuable insights into reservoir management, enhanced oil recovery techniques, optimization strategies and more to highlight the untapped production potential within Africa’s oil and gas acreage.

Moderator: Robert Onyejekwe, Member of the Board of Directors, African Energy Chamber

Panelists:

  • Gerd Nji, Managing Director, Kariya Energy
  • Henry Menkiti, Chief Operating Officer, Asharami Energy (A Sahara Group UPstream Company )
  • Jean-Michel Jacoulot, CEO, Trident Energy
  • Olajide Farinre, Group General Manager, Operations, Amni

In the ever-evolving landscape of the upstream oil and gas industry mergers and acquisitions have become integral for companies seeking growth, diversification, and strategic positioning. This session will delve into the intricacies of M&A activities in the upstream oil and gas sector.

Moderator: Oneyka Ojogbo, Director, Centurion Law Group

Panelists:

  • Laura Bradley, Partner, Fasken
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil and Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank
  • Tope Imasekha, Board Director, Moneda Capital
  • Senior Representative, AFC
  • Senior Representative, Afreximbank
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1B

Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s leading oil producer, and continues to attract FDIs into its thriving oil and gas sector. In this roundtable, participants discuss strategies to maximize exploration today, invest in new

technologies to revitalize mature fields, and explore new frontiers to ensure future production. Attendees will gain valuable insights into Angola’s energy investment landscape, highlighting opportunities for growth and investment.

Keynote speeches:

  • Belarmino Chitangueleca, Executive Director, ANPG
  • Osvaldo Inácio, Executive Board Member, Sonangol
  • Edson dos Santos, CEO, etu energias

Moderator: Paulo Moreira, Managing Partner, Mazars Angola

Panelists:

  • Belarmino Chitangueleca, Executive Director, ANPG
  • Osvaldo Inácio, Executive Board Member, Sonangol
  • Edson dos Santos, CEO, etu energias
  • Billy Lacobie, Managing Director, Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit, Chevron
  • Jeff Weidner, Development manager, Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited, ExxonMobil
  • Ian Cloke, COO, Afentra
  • Adriano Mongini, CEO, Azule Energy

Sponsored by Petroleum Commission The Gambia

The Gambia is embarking on a transformative journey in the energy sector, setting the stage for economic growth and development. With its ambitious plans to harness renewable energy and develop its oil and gas potential, The Gambia offers promising investment opportunities in the energy sector.

This session will showcase The Gambia’s evolving energy landscape and highlight the attractive avenues for investment in this emerging West African nation.

Opening Remarks: Hon. Abdoulie Jobe, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, The Gambia

Moderator: Sheick Omar Bittaye, Director of Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of The Gambia

Panelists:

  • Kanni Touray, Deputy Director, General Petroleum Commission
  • Baboucarr Njie, Managing Director Gambia National Petroleum Corporation
  • Alieu Jawo, Director Geology, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of The Gambi
  • Nani Juwara, Managing Director, NAWEC

Sponsored by IEF

Global energy and climate policies, impacted by successive shocks, now pose risks to energy security and just transitions. Dialogue and collaboration are essential to mitigate trade and investment hurdles, ensuring market predictability and affordability for a sustainable future. The push for mid-century net-zero goals clashes with increased critical mineral import dependencies and continued hydrocarbon reliance. To align priorities and avoid polarization, initiatives like the G20 Circular Carbon Economy and Global Biofuels Alliance can promote investment, technology transfer, and innovation, aiding affordable energy access and carbon abatement. Leveraging markets is key to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals and COP28 objectives by 2030.

Panelists:

  • Sarah Baashan, Head, Corporate Support and Industry Insights, Saudi Aramco
  • Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, IEF
  • Proscovia Nabbanja, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company Limited
  • Nj AYUK, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber, CEO of Centurion Law Group
     

African countries, and the OPEC+ alliance has brought into even greater focus how important the continent is to the oil producers’ group.

This roundtable unites OPEC and non-OPEC African explorers and producers to discuss Africa’s energy development needs, current market conditions, and future expectations.

Opening remarks: Dr. Ayed Al Qahtani, Director of Research, OPEC

Moderator: Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu & NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber

Panelists:

  • E. Antonio Oburu Ondo, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea, and President of the OPEC Conference
  • Puot Kang Chol, Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, South Sudan
  • E. Tarek El-Molla, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt
  • E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Congo
  • Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
  • E. Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General, APPO
  • Fuad Mosa, Deputy Minister of Localization, Local Content and Risk Management, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
  • Miloud Medjelled, Director General of Economic Studies and Foresight, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Algeria
  • Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary, African Refiners & Distributors Association

Partnering with Africa’s Private Sector to Drive Energy Growth

This roundtable discussion will discuss the untapped potential for stronger economic ties between Saudi Arabia and African nations. Join us for an engaging conversation on how increased trade, particularly in petroleum products and LPG, and collaboration across upstream, midstream, downstream segments can contribute to addressing energy poverty across Africa, with South Africa serving as a strategic gateway.

Opening remarks: Hussam Y. Algheraimil, Saudi General Authority of Foreign Trade, Saudi Arabia

Keynote speech: Eng. Fuad Mosa, Deputy Minister of Localization, Local Content and Risk Management, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia

Moderator: NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber

Panelists:

  • Fuad Mosa, Deputy Minister of Localization, Local Content and Risk Management, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
  • Puot Kang Chol, Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, South Sudan
  • Sidi Ould Tah, President, BADEA Bank
  • Ayad M. Alamri, Chief Strategy Officer, DataVolt, and Vice Chairman of the Saudi- South African Business Council
  • Meshack Tshekedi, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Oil Limited
  • Amb. Ombeni Sefue, Chairman, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation
  • Kola Karim, Managing Director and CEO, Shoreline Energy International
  • Senior Representative, Aramco Trading
  • Rene Awambeng, Global Head, Client Relations, Afreximbank
  • Senior Representative, Saudi EXIM Bank
  • Senior Representative, ACWA Power
  • Mohammad Al Tayyar, Program Director, Oil Sustainability Program (OSP)
  • Estêvão Tomás Rafael Pale, Chairman, ENH
  • Godfrey Moagi, CEO, SFF
  • Sandisiwe Ncemane, Acting CEO, PetroSA
  • Gideon Leparan Ole Morintat, CEO & Managing Director, National Oil Corporation of Kenya

Hosted by 

This roundtable discussion will feature a diverse group of influential women leaders in the energy sector, who will gather to address critical issues that are shaping the African energy landscape. The panel will delve into a wide range of topics, including tackling energy poverty, overcoming infrastructure challenges, innovative financing and technological solutions, decarbonization and net zero, and the imperative of creating an inclusive environment for women and youth within the industry. We explore innovative strategies and collaborative efforts to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy for all Africans and drive sustainable energy development.

Moderator: Grace Orife, CEO, Adelaar Energy

Panelists:

  • E. Dr. Aïssatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energies, Senegal
  • Martha Nyamal Choat, Deputy Managing Director and CEO, Nile petroleum Corporation company (NILEPET)
  • Allyson Anderson Book, Chief Sustainability Officer, Baker Hughes
  • Ibi Ogunbiyi, Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi
  • Nadja Haakansson, Managing Director for Africa, Siemens
  • Oluseyi Afolabi, Principal Consultant/CEO, Reservoir and Facilities Solutions Nigeria ltd
  • Shirley Webber, Head of Natural Resources & Energy, ABSA
  • Taelo Mojapelo, CEO, bP SA
  • Ayanda Noah, Chairperson, CEF
  • Sarah Baashan, Head of Global Insights and Engagements, Saudi Aramco

The Republic of the Congo is seeking to revive its hydrocarbon industry – specifically tapping into its 284 billion cubic meters of proven natural gas reserves – and is projected to garner approximately $10 billion in investment from international companies involved in exploration and production activities over the next three to four years. Hosted by the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and national oil company, Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC), this session will highlight lucrative energy prospects across the region and position ROC as a key driver of the central and west African energy narrative.

Opening remarks: Maixent Raoul Ominga, Director-General, SNPC

Presentation: Mirko Araldi, Managing Director, Eni Congo

Keynote speech: H.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Congo

Moderator: Herman Wang, Associate Director of News, EMEA Upstream, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Maixent Raoul Ominga, Director-General, SNPC
  • Mirko Araldi, Managing Director, Eni Congo
  • Gerd Nji, Managing Director, Kariya Energy
  • Nosa Omorodion, Director, National Directorates & Independent, West Africa, SLB
  • Paul Turner, Commercial Director, Golar LNG
  • Eyas Alhomouz, Chairman, Petronor E&P

Discover the groundbreaking journey of The Black Impact foundation to create a cohesive global black community where black people across the globe are empowered to take control and improve the quality of their lives, assert their value, and be protected from exploitation while building their capacity for social economic independence and social responsibility. The Foundations believes that by empowering individuals, fostering innovation, and cultivating strong leadership, we can unlock the untapped potential within our community and create lasting impact on a global scale.

By showcasing success stories, sharing best practices, and facilitating meaningful connections, The Black Impact Foundation aspire to inspire and equip every participant with the tools and knowledge to effect positive change and ensure that generations after us can successfully thrive in an equal and inclusive world. 

Chair: Clarence Seedorf, Former International Football Player, Chairman Black Impact Foundation. 

Panelists:  

  • Mthokozisi Madonda, Social Responsibility & Player Programs Lead, NBA Africa 
  • Ejike Egbuagu, Chief Executive Officer, Moneda 
  • NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber 
  • Alycia M. Powell, Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Champions for Impact  
  • Atong Amos, Founder & CEO, Triple A Group  
Venue: CTICC - Meeting Room 1.4

The session will delve into the pivotal role coal plays in the energy portfolios of African nations, serving as a reliable baseload power source for driving economic growth. Despite contributing to 28% of Africa’s electricity generation in 2021, coal remains a subject of global controversy. The discussion will examine coal’s significance within the domestic and global energy landscape. Of particular focus will be the examination

of coal’s role in the context of a Just Energy Transition, considering the need for balancing environmental concerns with the socio-economic development imperatives of African countries.

Keynote speech: Dr. Zwanani Titus Mathe, CEO, SANEDI

Moderator: Dr. Lwazi Ngubevana, Director: African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) at WBS (Wits University)

Panelists:

  • Lars Schernikau, Energy economist and strategic advisor, HMS Bergbau AG
  • Blair Aiken, CEO, Rain Cage Carbon
  • Lemogang Pitsoe, CEO, AEMFC
  • Vuslat Bayoglu, Director, Menar
  • Dan Mashigo, General Manager, Primary Energy, Eskom

Sponsored by 

This session will analyze the impact of supply-chain disruptions and evolving global supplier relationships on Africa. It will delve into the specific effects on the continent and explore strategies for logistics providers to address these impacts and capitalize on emerging opportunities. The session will also highlight potential risks that may arise in the future, offering participants valuable insights to proactively navigate the evolving logistics landscape.

Keynote speech: Koen Rombouts, Managing Director, AGL Moderator: Shawn Duthie, Associate Director, Control Risks

Panelists:

  • Koen Rombouts, Managing Director, AGL
  • Dennis Malkoc, Business Development, Universal Africa Lines
  • Filippo Bof, Head of Business Development, Africa and Med, Shell Trading & Shipping Company
  • Maryam Ayati, Co-Founder, Watr Protocol

The following session will provide the audience with the latest challenges and opportunities present within the Southern African country’s power generation sector and seek out effective strategies in enhancing South Africa’s energy availability.

Keynote speech: Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa

Moderator: Matthew Watson, Global Commercial Director, Rystad Energy

Panelists:

  • Hasnayn Ebrahim, Managing Director, Africa International Advisors
  • Bongani Khumalo, General Manager Business Development & Integration (BD&I), bp Southern Africa
  • Zwanani Titus Mathe, CEO, SANEDI

This panel discussion will focus on power system privatization, electrification, and financial strategies to drive infrastructure development across Africa. In addition, it will explore strategies aimed at reducing tariffs, and ensure sustainable energy pricing, while shedding light on how Independent Power Producers (IPPs) can lead in generation capacity development.

Moderator: Sophie Masipa, Co-Founder, MwunganoESG

Panelists:

  • Christopher de Vere Walker, Head of Power Utilities, Carbon Tracker
  • William Liabunya, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Ltd
  • Sherif Elzeiny, Group Chief Financial Officer, Elsewedy Electric

Africa is a key provider of uranium, thorium and other minerals necessary for the sustainable development of the nuclear energy industry. Global energy demand presents an opportunity for developing local supply chains and industrial clusters that can provide quality jobs, mineral resources and the necessary energy to assist in the socio-economic growth of the continent.

This panel discussion will address challenges to the feasibility of nuclear projects across the continent, the role of international partnerships in helping develop Africa’s nuclear industry, and its potential role in driving industrialization across the continent.

Keynote speech: H.E. Enobot Agboraw, Executive Secretary, African Nuclear Energy Commission

Moderator: Wei Huang, Director of the Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management in the Department of Nuclear Energy (NEPIK), IAEA

Panelists:

  • E. Enobot Agboraw, Executive Secretary, African Nuclear Energy Commission
  • Sayed Salah Eldin Motyaser Aly, Occupation: Chief of Sector at Nuclear Power Plants Authority, NNP Egypt
  • Stephen Yamoah, Executive Director, Nuclear Power Ghana
  • Lassina Zerbo, Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Chairman, Rwanda Atomic Energy Board
  • Dan Mashigo, General Manager: Primary Energy, Eskom Holding SOC Limited

This panel will discuss industry support for the development of nuclear energy in Africa, focusing on its potential contributions to sustainable development and economic growth. This panel brings together industry leaders, experts, and policymakers to discuss the essential role of industry in advancing nuclear power on the continent. Topics include technological advancements, safety and regulatory frameworks, and the significance of international collaboration in nuclear energy development.

Keynote Speech: Dr. Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association

Moderator: Dr. Sama Bilbao y Léon, Director General, World Nuclear Association

Panelists:

  • Suzie Jaworowski, Consultant Domestic and International Energy Infrastructure, American Energy Global LLC
  • Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General for Development and International Business, Rosatom
  • Des Muller, Managing Director, NuEnergy Developments
  • Derik Wolvaardt, Nuclear Engineering Specialist, Lesedi Nuclear Services
  • Loyiso Tyabashe, Group Chief Executive Officer, South Africa Nuclear Energy Coporation SOC limited
  • Vassily Savin, Partner at Kept Advisory, Former Partner, Head of Valuations and Power and Utilities (KPMG CIS), Head of Deal Advisory, Kazakhstan
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Algeria holds a prominent position in the global energy market, boasting significant natural gas reserves, a notable oil and gas exporting capacity, and substantial untapped shale gas resources.

In this spotlight session, participants will examine the latest developments and opportunities in this major energy producer.

Presentation: Alessandro Tiani, Managing Director and Country Manager, Eni

Moderator: Laura Sima, Associate Director, Upstream Solutions Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Nassr-Edine Fatouhi, Gas Liquefaction Vice President, Sonatrach
  • Alessandro Tiani, Managing Director and Country Manager, Eni Algeria
  • Miloud Medjelled, Director General of Economic Studies and Foresight, Ministry of Energy and Mines of Algeria
  • Lounes Adour, Director of Promotion and Valuation of Hydrocarbons Mining Field, ALNAFT

Unleashing the Power and Potential through the
Black Impact Foundation

Chair
: Clarence Seedorf, Former Dutch International Football Player and Chairman of BIF

Panelists:

  • Mthokozisi Madonda, Social Responsibility & Player Programs Lead, NBA Africa

Session 1

07:30-09:00
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
09:00-10:00
Strategic Session 1.2.4
The African Energy Renaissance:
Reinforcing African Priorities Amidst the Global Energy Transition
Global net-zero ambitions have created a divide between African and industrialized nations, highlighting the challenges of establishing equitable low-carbon targets. Facing mounting pressure to decarbonize by wealthy countries, African hydrocarbon-rich nations are striving to balance net-zero goals with their own commitments to energy security, industrialization and socio-economic development. This session will gather African and international government officials and industry leaders to discuss energy transition policies and their respective impacts on the African energy industry, which seeks adaptive regulations and targets.
10:00-11:00
Strategic Session 1.2.5
Revolutionizing E&P Growth: Exploring Smart Solutions from Service Providers
With over 26 drilling campaigns and rigs scheduled to be active in Africa this year, the contracting of highly skilled service providers is essential to advancing the continent’s E&P agenda. With a view to optimizing oil field operations, piloting new exploration techniques, spearheading technological innovation and implementing decarbonization strategies, this session will discuss how service companies are key to the effective development and evolution of Africa’s energy industry.
11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30-12:30
Strategic Session 1.2.6
Invest in the Republic of Congo Energies
The Republic of the Congo is seeking to revive its hydrocarbon industry – specifically tapping into its 284 billion cubic meters of proven natural gas reserves – and is projected to garner approximately $10 billion in investment from international companies involved in exploration and production activities over the next three to four years. Hosted by the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and national oil company, Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC), this session will highlight lucrative energy prospects across the region and position ROC as a key driver of the central and west African energy narrative.
12:30-14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:00
Strategic Session 1.2.7
The African Upstream: Examining Investment Trends and New Opportunities
As upstream CapEx returns to pre-pandemic levels across the continent, Africa’s exploration and production sector has attracted a range of upstream investors, featuring improved fiscal terms and opportunities for marginal and onshore resource development. At the same time, the industry has witnessed a string of recent mergers and acquisitions, providing a vehicle for oil and gas players to explore new synergies and benefit from cost reductions. This panel will delve into CapEx trends, improvements in fiscal and production sharing terms, and the new rules of engagement shaping Africa’s upstream industry.
15:00-15:20
Rystad Energy 2024 Outlook
15:20-16:20
Strategic Session 1.2.8
The New Energy Map: Pipeline Projects Reshaping Africa’s Oil and Gas Landscape
Regional integration remains a top priority for Africa, holding the potential to establish integrated production networks and facilitate intra-African trade, while pooling resources and maximizing energy efficiencies. This panel will explore the impact of major pipeline initiatives across the continent, as well as the key to unlocking cross-border financing, regulation and trade agreements. Government officials and project developers will unite to discuss the evolving energy map, highlighting how these infrastructure projects are poised to revolutionize regional connectivity, enable resource monetization and drive economic growth.
16:20-16:50
NETWORKING BREAK
16:50-17:20
Strategic Session 1.2.9
LPG: An Integral Component of Energy Access for All
Hosted by the World LPG Association
17:20-18:20
Strategic Session 1.2.10
Powering Africa: Harnessing the Promise of Gas-to-Power
Natural gas represents a critical solution to Africa’s power scarcity, in part due to sizable recoverable reserves that carry the potential to generate approximately 400 GW of power in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, gas-to-power technology represents a key intermediary step in the energy transition – emitting 50-60% fewer carbon emissions from combustion and serving to eliminate the practice of gas flaring. This session will delve into the opportunities and challenges intrinsic to financing large-scale gas infrastructure, integrating gas into the energy matrix, ensuring the provision of competitive tariff structures, off-take agreements, and implementing market reforms that facilitate the development of gas-to-power projects.

Session 2

07:30-09:00
Strategic Session 2.1.1
OPEC – Africa Roundtable
African countries, and the OPEC+ alliance has brought into even greater focus how important the continent is to the oil producers’ group. This roundtable unites OPEC and non-PEC African explorers and producers to discuss Africa’s energy development needs, current market conditions, and future expectations.
09:00-10:30
Strategic Session 2.2.4
Invest in Angola Energies
Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s leading oil producer, and continues to attract FDIs into its thriving oil and gas sector. In this roundtable, participants discuss strategies to maximize exploration today, invest in new technologies to revitalize mature fields, and explore new frontiers to ensure future production. Attendees will gain valuable insights into Angola’s energy investment landscape, highlighting opportunities for growth and investment.
10:30-11:00
NETWORKING BREAK
11:00-12:00
Strategic Session 2.2.5
Invest in MSGBC Energies
Sponsored by Technip Energies The MSGBC region (Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry) region is poised for a transformative period, fueled by continued global interest in a range of hydrocarbons and renewable projects. No longer a frontier exploration province, the MSGBC countries are showcasing innovation, ambition and the dividends of regional cooperation – based on sound policymaking and a strong resource foundation. The session examines upcoming initiatives in exploration, production, natural gas, hydrogen, renewables and services.
12:00-13:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:30
Strategic Session 2.2.6
Invest in Namibia Energies
Representing one of Africa’s most exciting exploration frontiers, Invest in Namibia Energies will provide an in-depth insight on the region’s upstream exploration and hydrogen production opportunities. Namibia’s key policymakers and companies will welcome investors to a global energy hotspot.
14:30-15:30
Women in Energy Roundtable:
Strategic Session 2.2.7
Hosted by AWBEN
This roundtable explores how women specializing in technology, policy, operations, and more are making a formidable impact in advancing the energy sector in Africa. Our panel examines the role of women at international and African companies operating across the continent, highlights successes and challenges for women at all levels of the business, looks at means to upskill and empower young women in energy and outlines recommendations for companies looking to build a more representative and effective workforce. .
15:30-16:00
NETWORKING BREAK
16:00-17:00
Strategic Session 2.2.8
U.S. x Africa Roundtable
The robust engagement of the United States’ private and public sector has been of paramount importance in driving the development of the African energy industry. Climate policy and global competition have changed the landscape for U.S. investors and actors in Africa. This roundtable looks at how the U.S. and Africa can continue to partner on technology, policy, and investment, and what the future holds for this critical alliance.
17:00-18:00
Strategic Session 2.2.9
Invest in Equatorial Guinea Energies
A mature producer, OPEC member, and innovator in the natural gas infrastructure sector, Equatorial Guinea has long been a key energy provider. We examine Equatorial Guinea’s partnerships and investment needs, showcase the successes and understand the country’s anticipated next moves. End of Day 2 VIP COCKTAIL CRUISE – BY INVITATION ONLY

Session 3

07:30-09:00
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
09:00-10:00
Strategic Session 3.2.3
King Coal is Back – Africa’s Future Clean Coal Industry
The session will delve into the pivotal role coal plays in the energy portfolios of African nations, serving as a reliable baseload power source for driving economic growth. Despite contributing to 28% of Africa’s electricity generation in 2021, coal remains a subject of global controversy. The discussion will examine coal’s significance within the domestic and global energy landscape. Of particular focus will be the examination of coal’s role in the context of a Just Energy Transition, considering the need for balancing environmental concerns with the socio-economic development imperatives of African countries.
10:00-11:00
Strategic Session 3.2.4
The Fundamental Role of Logistics in Strengthening Supply Chains
This session will analyze the impact of supply-chain disruptions and evolving global supplier relationships on Africa. It will delve into the specific effects on the continent and explore strategies for logistics providers to address these impacts and capitalize on emerging opportunities. The session will also highlight potential risks that may arise in the future, offering participants valuable insights to proactively navigate the evolving logistics landscape.
11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30-12:30
Strategic Session 3.2.5
Spotlight on South Africa: Unveiling the Energy Availability factor
The following session will provide the audience with the latest challenges and opportunities present within the Southern African country’s power generation sector and seek out effective strategies in enhancing South Africa’s energy availability.
12:30-14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:00
Strategic Session 3.2.6
The Future of Coal in the Green Economy
South Africa is the world’s seventh top coal producer worlwide, with output estimated at 258.5 million tons per annum. This session will examine the challenges and opportunities associated with coal’s place in the energy transition, its critical role in Southern Africa’s power generation, while discussing innovative technologies, policy frameworks, and strategies that can shape the industry’s role in low-carbon future.
15:00-16:00
Strategic Session 3.2.7
Operating a Sustainable Power System: Examining Optimal Practices for Power Utilities and
Municipalities
This panel discussion will focus on power system privatization, electrification, and financial strategies to drive infrastructure development across Africa. In addition, it will explore strategies aimed at reducing tariffs, and ensure sustainable energy pricing, while shedding a light on how Independent Power Producers (IPPs) can lead in generation capacity development.
16:00-16:30
NETWORKING BREAK
16:30-18:00
Strategic Session 3.2.8
Nuclear Power: The Answer to Energy Poverty?
Africa is a key provider of uranium, thorium and other minerals necessary for the sustainable development of the nuclear energy industry. Global energy demand presents an opportunity for developing local supply chains and industrial clusters that can provide quality jobs, mineral resources and the necessary energy to assist in the socio-economic growth of the continent. This panel discussion will address challenges to the feasibility of nuclear projects across the continent, the role of international partnerships in helping develop Africa’s nuclear industry, and its potential role in driving industrialization across the continent. End of Day 2
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1A

Ghana’s energy landscape comprises a diverse mix of resources, from thermal power generation to hydroelectric from dams like Akosombo and Bui. Also representing one of sub-Saharan Africa’s leading oil producers, the country is expected to commence 17 oil and gas projects over the period 2023-2027, including the development of three offshore fields, nine midstream projects, two refineries and three petrochemical processing facilities. This session will delve into Ghana’s efforts to attract both local and foreign investors to its projects through various policies and fiscal incentives.

Moderator: Tunbosun Oke Afolaya, Energy Sustainability and ESG Expert

Panelists:

  • Egbert Faibille Jnr, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum Commission
  • Ben Asante, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana National Gas Company
  • Joe Mensah, Senior Vice President and Head of Ghana Business Unit, Kosmos Energy
  • Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
  • Yaw Amoateng Afriyie, Deputy CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
  • Olakunle Williams , CEO, Tetracore Energy
  • Nosa Omorodion, Director, National Directorates & Independent, West Africa, SLB

With shifting market dynamics, heightened consolidation and a strong focus on local content development, this panel aims to explore the evolving landscape for independent oil and gas companies by discussing investment models and strategies essential to capitalizing on emerging prospects in Africa.

Moderator: Justin Cochrane, Director, African Regional Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Kola Karim, Managing Director and CEO, Shoreline Energy International
  • Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune, COO, Oando Energy Resource
  • Tim O’Hanlon, Senior Advisor, Panoro Energy
  • Robert Mwanachilenga, Country General Manager, ReconNamibia
  • Eyas Alhomouz, Chairman, Petronor E&P
  • Scott Macmillan, Managing Director, Invictus Energy

Deal Signing 

AEC & BIF

In a world where access to clean and affordable energy remains a pressing concern, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) emerges as a vital player in ensuring energy access for all. This strategic session, hosted by the World LPG Association, aims to shed light on the pivotal role of LPG in addressing energy poverty, promoting sus- tainability, and supporting global energy transition efforts. Join us as we explore the multifaceted benefits of LPG and delve into the opportunities it presents for a more inclusive and sustainable energy future.

Presentation: Dominic Heath, Sales Director, Honeywell

Moderator: Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuakoh, General Manager, Strategy & Investment, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation c

Panelists:

  • Senior Representative, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
  • Damilola Owolaboi, CEO, Selai Gas
  • Philippe Hoeblich, Co-Founder, PayGas
  • Mfano Nkutha, COO, Strategic Fuel Fund
  • Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, CEO, National Petroleum Authority of Ghana
  • Nicolas Mignot, Chief Financial Officer, Sahara Energy International

The LNG forum will explore the multifaceted role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in driving economic growth, enhancing energy security, and shaping global trade dynamics. The discussion will cover topics related to supply and demand dynamics, pricing trends, socio-economic benefits, and LNG’s potential in diversifying energy sources.

Presentation: Perenco

Moderator: Riverson Oppong, PhD., Manager, Commercial Operations Ghana National Gas Company

Panelists:

  • Julius Rone, Managing Director & CEO, UTM FLNG Ltd
  • Lorenzo Disaro, Offshore LNG BD & Sales Manager, Technip Energies
  • Oscar Garcia Berniko, Director, Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbon, Equatorial Guinea
  • Karl Staubo, CEO, Golar LNG
  • Mamadou Fall Kane, Deputy Secretary, Strategic Orientation Committee for the Oil & Gas (COS- PETROGAZ)
  • Christophe Auger, Deputy VP LNG Business Development, TotalEnergies SE
  • Neville Ephraim, General Manager, iGas Operatio

South Africa has vast untapped conventional gas resources onshore and offshore. Recent discoveries onshore have the potential to be developed faster and at lower cost to offshore. Developments of this nature could create new pathways to energy security, job creation and industrialized growth. This panel will discuss South Africa’s potential as a gas producer and what energy independence could mean for the country.

Presentation: Nick Mitchell, Co-Founder, Renergen

Moderator: Analene Enslin, Technical Research Principal, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Nick de Blocq, Chief Executive Officer, Kinetiko
  • Barrisford Petersen, Managing Director, Bastion Oil & Gas
  • Mlandzeni Boyce, CEO, Rompco
  • Melissa Sikwila, Chief Vice President: Project Development and Strategy, Genesis Energy Group
  • Nick Mitchell, Co-Founder, Renergen
  • Senior Representative, SAOGA

This panel aims to explore the changing dynamics in Africa’s upstream sector, specifically focusing on the trend of IOCs divesting and exiting the continent while African NOCs and African independents take center stage by acquiring these assets. The discussion will bring together African NOC representatives, independents, and financial institutions to shed light on the implications, challenges, and opportunities arising from this significant development.

Moderator: Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, Founder & CEO, Tsavo Oilfield Services

Panelists:

  • Taona Kokera, Director, Mazars
  • Dele Kuti, Global Head Oil and Gas, Client Coverage, Standard Bank Group
  • Senior Representative, SNPC
  • Nosa Omorodion, Director, National Directorates & Independent, West Africa, SLB
  • Leke Ogunlewe, Chief Financial Officer, AMNI

Ahead of COP28, leading policy experts, government officials, and African and international energy companies will come together at AEW’s flagship session, “A Just Energy Transition: COP28 and African Priorities.” This session will discuss the critical role of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in advancing the global energy transition, while addressing the unique challenges faced by African nations in ensuring energy security, poverty reduction and industrialization.

Moderator: Atul Arya, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
  • Ruth Ssentamu Nankabirwa, Minister of Energy, Uganda
  • E. Dr. Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General, APPO
  • Puot Kang Chol, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan
  • E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Congo
  • Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, IEF
  • Cheick Omar Diallo, Leader Task Force Communication and Spokesperson Tilenga & EACOP Projects, TotalEnergies E&P
Venue: CCIT - Hall 1B

Hosted by EnerGeo Alliance

This panel takes a scientific view of the fundamentals of exploration in Africa’s petroleum systems, while looking at the legislation and market factors that will enable the next generation of major discoveries.

Moderator: Nikki Martin, President, Energeo Alliance

Panelists:

  • Liz Schwarze, Vice President, Global Exploration, Chevron
  • Andrea Lovatini, Director, Exploration Data and Geosolutions, SLB
  • Rune Olav Pedersen, CEO, PGS
  • Siraj Ahmed, CEO, Impact Oil and Gas

The robust engagement of the United States’ private and public sector has been of paramount importance in driving the development of the African energy industry. Climate policy and global competition have changed the landscape for U.S. investors and actors in Africa. This roundtable looks at how the U.S. and Africa can continue to partner on technology, policy, and investment, and what the future holds for this critical alliance.

Moderator: Jude Kearney, Managing Partner, Asafa and CO

Panelists:

  • Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
  • Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • E. Antonio Oburu Ondo, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea, and OPEC President
  • Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
  • Nikki Martin, President, Energeo Alliance
  • Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, IEF
  • Atul Arya, D., Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Joshua Volz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia, S. Department of Energy
  • Rene Awambeng, Global Head, Client Relations, Afreximbank
  • Africa Finance Corporation representative
  • Kola Karim, Group Managing Director and CEO, Shoreline Energy International
  • Reed Blakemore, Director of Research and Programs, Global Energy Center

Sponsored by 

This session offers a comprehensive outlook on investing in Nigeria’s energy sector, highlighting key aspects that contribute to its investment appeal and sustainable development. Panelists will share the latest insights on Nigeria’s upstream, midstream, and downstream ambitions and successes. The panel will also delve into the role of legislation and policy in the development of the sector.

Sponsor Speech: Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Chairman, Platform petroleum Limited

Keynote speech: Hon. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Moderator: Mansur Mohammed, Head of West Africa Upstream Content, Sub-Saharan Africa Oil and Gas , Wood Mackenzie

Panelists:

  • Senior Representative, NNPC
  • Anim Osadebe John, Managing Director/CEO, Platform Petroleum Limited
  • Rick Kennedy, Chairman and Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited
  • Anthony Ellis, CFO, Century Group
  • Elliot Ibie, President, NAPE
  • Nzan Ogbe, Group CEO, Levene Energy Group
  • Senior Representative, Minister of Energy, Saudi Arabia

Sponsored by 

A mature producer, OPEC member, and innovator in the natural gas infrastructure sector, Equatorial Guinea has long been a key energy provider. We examine Equatorial Guinea’s partnerships and investment needs, showcase the successes and understand the country’s anticipated next moves.

Moderator: Laura Sima, Associate Director, Upstream Solutions Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Chair: H.E. Antonio Oburu Obondo, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea

Panelists:

  • E. Benjamín Bakale Nkara, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Business Promotion, Equatorial Guinea
  • Oscar Garcia Berniko, Director, Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbon, Equatorial Guinea
  • Pablo Memba , CEO, Grupo Memba
  • Scott Childres, Director, Mid-Africa, Chevron
  • Fidel Envo, VP & Country Manager Equatorial Guinea, Kosmos Energy
  • Teresa Isabel Nnang Avomo, Managing Director, GEPetrol
  • Serafin Ncogo Eyang, Strategic Planning Manager, EG LNG
  • Sebastian Wagner, Managing Director, Atlas Petroleum
  • Nosa Omorodion, Director, National Directorates & Independent, West Africa, SLB
  • Jean-Michel Jacoulot, CEO, Trident Energy
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Sponsored by UNOC and PAU

An energy revolution is underway in Uganda, igniting the nation’s path towards prosperity and economic development. Acceleration of the Kingfisher and Tilenga projects, as well as the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), has opened new doors for investment aimed at attaining energy security and positioning the country as sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-largest producer. This session will shine a spotlight Uganda’s energy journey, with a focus on new investment opportunities in the East African hub.

Keynote Speech: Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

Moderator: Elison Karuhanga, Partner, Kampala Associated Advocates

Panelists:

  • Proscovia Nabbanja, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company Limited
  • Sandisiwe Ncemane, Interim Chief Executive Officer, PetroSA
  • Ali Ssekatawa, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs, PAU
  • Aggrey Ashaba, General Secretary, Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum
  • Job Kahigwa, Chairman and CEO,  ROHI Investment LTD 

Youth Perspective & Initiatives: Addressing Energy Access Challenges and Solutions

The Youth Energy roundtable serves as a discussion to empower young Africans and recognizes their role in driving the advancement of the African energy industry, energy transition and empowerment of the African people through the sustainable exploration of natural resources.

Moderator: Michael Wynne, Vice President, Upstream Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Panelists:

  • Adeleke Alao, Managing Associate, Dentons ACAS-Law
  • Mercy Chilumba, Director, Anric Gas Technology Company Tanzania Limited
  • Achare Takor, Senior Associate, Centurion Law Group
  • Mandisa Gaba, Managing Director, Ntsika Uhuru
  • Hafeni Motsi, Senior Energy Investment Analyst, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board
  • Monique Ntumngia, Founder, Green Girls Organisation
  • Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, Director: Communications and Stakeholders Relations, ReconEnergy Namibia
  • Ubuhle Noluti Mtetwa, National Manager, Secondary Logistics, bp Southern Africa
  • Thobekile Gambu, Environmental Scientist, uMngeni-uThukela Water
  • Vere Shaba, Founder of Greendesign Africa
Venue: CTICC - Meeting Room 1.4

Explore the opportunities and challenges of energy planning and integration in regional power markets. Engage in discussions on cross-border power trade, regional grid integration, and collaborative approaches to maximize energy resources and promote sustainable development across borders.

Moderator: Oliver Dickson, Business Reporter, SAFM


Panelists

  • Dr. Babangida Kure, Managing Director, MyDeeds 
  • Florival Mucave, Chairman, Mozambican Energy Chamber 
  • Eng. Ps. Irene Batebe, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

A fresh slate of regulatory reforms has made Africa’s renewable-rich nations that much more attractive for foreign capital. Coupled with rising electricity demand and pressures to transition to green energy, the continent has all the ingredients to advance its renewable energy capacity, with private sector capital and innovation serving as the engine for growth.

Moderator: Marco C. Funk, Chief Executive Officer, Decarb.Earth

Panelists:

  • Adeola Ogunsemi, Group CFO, Oando Plc
  • Dwayne Dreger, CFO, Rain Cage Carbon
  • Maryam Ayati, Co-Founder, Watr Protocol
  • Kelvin Emmanuel, Co-Founder & CEO of Dairy Hills Limited,
  • Dan Ginsberg, Actuary in the Office of the Group CEO, Discovery
  • Julian Horn, Managing Director Renewables, Savannah Energy
  • Dirk van den Berg, Head of Export Finance for Southern Africa, UK Export Finance

Sponsored by

As Africa’s energy sector continues to grow and attract investments, local content development must ensure sustainable economic growth, job creation, and the maximization of value for African nations. The session will examine policies, incentives, and frameworks to empower African companies and the domestic workforce, and enhance their competitiveness.

Moderator: Jozsef Marton, Consultant, Preng & Associates

Panelists:

  • Nillian Mulemi, CEO, Petrofund
  • Kyle Jones, COO, ESS Group
  • Ejiro Gray, Director – Governance and Sustainability , Sahara Group
  • Leoncio Amada Nze Nlang, President, Apex Industry
  • Kenneth Dan-Anyiam, Chairman and Managing Director, Africa Global Logistics
  • Ibra Ndieme Ndiaye, Director, Mazars

The AfCFTA’s Transformative Power in Shaping the Continent’s Future

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major effort towards regional economic integration in Africa, with its consolidated single market generating a GDP of USD$3.4 trillion. As Africa’s energy sector continues to expand, the preferential trade access provided by the AfCFTA offers lucrative opportunities for the private sector to enter new markets within the energy value chain. From harnessing hydrocarbon and renewable resources to strengthening intra-African cooperation, this panel will delve into the transformative power of the AfCFTA in shaping the future of energy across the continent.

Moderator: Oneyka Ojogbo, Director, Centurion Law Group

Panelists:

  • E. Benjamín Bakale Nkara, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Business Promotion, Equatorial Guinea
  • Saviour Kasuwere, Executive Chair, Migdale Holding (Former Minister of Environment of the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Chilenye Nwapi, Legal Advisor, Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate, Commonwealth Secretariat of the United Kingdom
  • E. Gabriel Obiang Lima, Minister of Planning and Economic Diversification, Equatorial Guinea
  • Lloyd Manokore, Managing Consultant, Emerging Africa Advisory Group
  • Obeth Mbur Kandjoze, Director General, National Planning Commission, Office of the President of the Republic of Namibia
  • Robin Matthews, Director (Energy and Resources Deal Advisory M&A), KPMG
  • Anthony Paul, Energy, Policy & Strategy Advisor, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Venue: The Westin Hotel - Ballroom West
Driven by various projects and initiatives aimed at increasing energy production, sustainability, and access, Kenya presents various investment opportunities for those looking to participate in the country’s growth and development. This session will look at key areas of focus for energy investment in Kenya, including upstream, gas, and renewable energies. 
 
Moderator: Patricia Rodrigues, Associate Director, Control Risks 
 
Panelists
  • Leparan Gideon Ole Morintat, Chief Executive Officer, National Oil Company (Kenya)
  • Hon. Kiraitu Murungi E.G.H, Chairman of the Board, National Oil Corporation of Kenya
 
Trends, Technologies, and Policy Pathways
 
Uncover the immense potential of solar power in Africa and discover the latest trends, technologies, and policy pathways driving its accelerated adoption. Gain insights into successful case studies, innovative financing models, and regulatory frameworks that promote solar energy development for a greener and more resilient future.
 
Moderator: Kevin Robinson, South Africa Representative, AFSIA Solar 
 
Panelists: 
  • Jaime Luzolo, Energy Transition and Decarbonization Director, , Azule Energy
  • Mathapelo Malao, Head of Energy Environment and ICT, DBSA

Session 1

07:30-09:00
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
09:00-10:00
Strategic Session 1.3.11
New Opportunities for African Independents
With shifting market dynamics, heightened consolidation and a strong focus on local content development, this panel aims to explore the evolving landscape for independent oil and gas companies by discussing investment models and strategies essential to capitalizing on emerging prospects in Africa.
10:00-11:00
Strategic Session 1.3.12
Invest in Ghana Energies
Ghana’s energy landscape comprises a diverse mix of resources, from thermal power generation to hydroelectric from dams like Akosombo and Bui. Also representing one of sub-Saharan Africa’s leading oil producers, the country is expected to commence 17 oil and gas projects over the period 2023-2027, including the development of three offshore fields, nine midstream projects, two refineries and three petrochemical processing facilities. This session will delve into Ghana’s efforts to attract both local and foreign investors to its projects through various policies and fiscal incentives.
11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30-12:30
Strategic Session 1.3.13
Unlocking Hidden Value: Maximizing Revenue in Africa’s Mature Fields
With legacy fields accounting for almost one-third of Africa’s production, how are oil and gas majors restrategizing to mitigate the decline of these maturing assets? What are the innovative approaches, technologies and best practices when it comes to breathing new life into existing fields? This panel session will impart valuable insights into reservoir management, enhanced oil recovery techniques, optimization strategies and more to highlight the untapped production potential within Africa’s oil and gas acreage.
12:30-14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:00
Strategic Session 1.3.13
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Forum
The LNG forum will explore the multifaceted role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in driving economic growth, enhancing energy security, and shaping global trade dynamics. The discussion will cover topics related to supply and demand dynamics, pricing trends, socio-economic benefits, and LNG’s potential in diversifying energy sources.
15:00-16:00
Strategic Session 1.3.15
South African Gas: Gas Potential and Development
South Africa is estimated to hold over 390 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas reserves along its southern, western and eastern coasts. Unlocking this potential means creating new pathways to energy security, job creation and industrialized growth. This panel will discuss South Africa’s potential as a major gas exporter and what this could mean for the greater SADC region
16:00-16:30
NETWORKING BREAK
16:30-17:30
Strategic Session 1.3.16
The Rise of African Operators: Driving Asset Acquisition into African Hands
This panel aims to explore the changing dynamics in Africa’s upstream sector, specifically focusing on the trend of IOCs divesting and exiting the continent while African NOCs and African independents take center stage by acquiring these assets. The discussion will bring together African NOC representatives, independents, and financial institutions to shed light on the implications, challenges, and opportunities arising from this significant development.
17:30-18:30
Strategic Session 1.3.17
Turning Words into Action: Advancing African Priorities in the Just Energy Transition at COP28 Ahead of COP28, leading policy experts, government officials, and African and international energy companies will come together at AEW’s flagship session, “A Just Energy Transition: COP28 and African Priorities.” This session will discuss the critical role of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in advancing the global energy transition, while addressing the unique challenges faced by African nations in ensuring energy security, poverty reduction and industrialization.
End of conference

Session 2

07:30-09:00
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
09:00-10:00
Strategic Session 2.3.10
Africa Exploration and Capital Frontiers
Hosted by EnerGeo Alliance This panel takes a scientific view of the fundamentals of exploration in Africa’s petroleum systems, while looking at the legislation and market factors that will enable the next generation of major discoveries.
10:00-11:00
Strategic Session 2.3.11
Invest in Gabon Energies
Gabon, the fifth-largest oil producer in Africa, is opening new licensing rounds for shallow and deepwater drilling. The reorganization of the Gabon Special Economic Zone simplifies customs compliance and provides tax benefits to foreign investors. The session will focus on Gabon’s economic ambitions and its efforts to attract foreign investment..
11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30-12:30
Strategic Session 2.3.12
Europe x Africa Roundtable
As part of the 6th EU-AU Summit, the EU introduced a new Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative. This initiative addresses three key priorities: expanding access to affordable and sustainable energy; facilitating investments in renewable energy; and promoting energy efficiency. The session will focus on balancing competing priorities, promoting community engagement, and and securing investment in the pursuit of a mutually beneficial African-European energy collaboration.
12:30-14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:30
Strategic Session 2.3.13
Invest in Uganda Energies
An energy revolution is underway in Uganda, igniting the nation’s path towards prosperity and economic development. Acceleration of the Kingfisher and Tilenga projects, as well as the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), has opened new doors for investment aimed at attaining energy security and positioning the country as sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-largest producer. This session will shine a spotlight Uganda’s energy journey, with a focus on new investment opportunities in the East African hub.
15:30-16:00
NETWORKING BREAK
16:00-17:00
Strategic Session 2.3.14
Enhancing Local Capacity in Oil and Gas Procurement, Fabrication, and Manufacturing
This panel will shed light on the importance of strengthening procurement, fabrication, and manufacturing capabilities in Africa’s oil and gas industry. The discussion will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to explore the potential benefits, challenges, and strategies for promoting local content development, enhancing supply chain resilience, and fostering sustainable growth in the region’s energy sector. End of conference

Session 3

07:30-09:00
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
09:00-09:15
Strategic Session 3.3.9:
Presentation: Sustainable Aviation Fuels by Melanie Form, Member of the Board and Managing Director, AIREG
09:15-10:00
Strategic Session 3.3.10
Energy Planning and Integration in Regional Power Markets: Opportunities for Collaboration
Explore the opportunities and challenges of energy planning and integration in regional power markets. Engage in discussions on cross-border power trade, regional grid integration, and collaborative approaches to maximize energy resources and promote sustainable development across borders.
10:00-11:00
Strategic Session 3.3.11
Fostering an Enabling Environment for Green Energy Financing
A fresh slate of regulatory reforms has made Africa’s renewable-rich nations that much more attractive for foreign capital. Coupled with rising electricity demand and pressures to transition to green energy, the continent has all the ingredients to advance its renewable energy capacity, with private sector capital and innovation serving as the engine for growth.
11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30-12:30
Strategic Session 3.3.12
Unlocking Africa’s Energy Potential: The AfCFTA’s Transformative Power in Shaping the Continent’s Future
The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major effort towards regional economic integration in Africa, with its consolidated single market generating a GDP of USD$3.4 trillion. As Africa’s energy sector continues to expand, the preferential trade access provided by the AfCFTA offers lucrative opportunities for the private sector to enter new markets within the energy value chain. From harnessing hydrocarbon and renewable resources to strengthening intra-African cooperation, this panel will delve into the transformative power of the AfCFTA in shaping the future of energy across the continent.
12:30-14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:00
Strategic Session 3.3.13
Empowering Black Entrepreneurship: Unleashing the Power and Potential through the Black Impact Foundation
15:00-16:00
Strategic Session 3.3.14
Invest in Nigeria Energies
This session offers a comprehensive outlook on investing in Nigeria’s energy sector, highlighting key aspects that contribute to its investment appeal and sustainable development. Panelists will share the latest insights on Nigeria’s upstream, midstream, and downstream ambitions and successes. The panel will also delve into the role of legislation and policy in the development of the sector.
16:00-17:00
Strategic Session 3.3.15
Youth in Energy Roundtable
The Youth in Energy roundtable serves as a discussion to empower young Africans and recognizes their role in driving the advancement of the African energy industry, energy transition and empowerment of the African people through the sustainable exploration of natural resources.
End of Day 3

Session 4

10:00-11:00
STRATEGIC SESSION 4.3.2
Building Value and Promoting Investment through Capacity Building
As Africa’s energy sector continues to grow and attract investments, local content development must ensure sustainable economic growth, job creation, and the maximization of value for African nations. The session will examine policies, incentives, and frameworks to empower African companies and the domestic workforce, and enhance their competitiveness.
11:00-12:00
Strategic Session 4.3.3
Invest in Kenya Energies
Kenya’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is expected to launch an offshore licensing round covering the Lamu Basin in 2023, with companies already holding licenses to explore 26 out of 63 total blocks in the country. 35 blocks will be open for bidding. This country spotlight will reveal the latest investment opportunities in Kenya’s hydrocarbon industry, as well as looking at the country’s leading position in renewable energies (including geothermal) and investment in infrastructure.
14:00-15:00
Strategic Session 4.3.4
Spotlight on Niger
This session focus on Niger’s significant hydrocarbon potential and the opportunities it presents for exploration and production activities. Panelists will discuss how the country has implemented new strategies aimed at attracting investment, leveraging technology, and fostering regional cooperation to unlock and maximize its hydrocarbon resources.
15:00-16:00
Strategic Session 4.3.5
Invest in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s energy sector is becoming critical to the country’s economic development, heralding an improvement of national economic prospects. Endowed with potential new oil and gas discoveries, mineral resources, hydropower, and other resources, Zimbabwe is becoming a dynamic market for investment.
16:40-17:40
Strategic Session 4.3.6
Distributed Energy Resources and Grid Integration Challenges in African Utilities
Gain insights into the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) and the challenges utilities face in managing decentralized energy generation. Explore innovative solutions for grid integration, demand response, and grid stability to ensure reliable and sustainable energy supply in the face of increasing DER penetration.

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