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2015 Africa Assembly

23rd of June, 2015, 24th of June, 2015 InterContinental Le Grand, Paris, France

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Africa’s largest O&G conference focused on financing and investment opportunities

The 2015 Africa Oil & Gas Assembly is a corporate development, strategy and investment focused meeting designed for attendees to meet, identify and discuss:

  • Corporate development opportunities both in Africa and internationally
  • New investment opportunities across the booming Africa O&G landscape
  • Effective management strategies and practices to overcome emerging business challenges Deal flow and capital emanating to and from the region
  • How to successfully access international capital markets and active investment community.

The success of the Oil Council events series is based on high quality networking and deal-making opportunities with an audience of senior buy-side executives, a free and frank flow of ideas amongst influential leaders (supported by CHATHAM HOUSE RULES) and year round global support in cementing relationships made over two days of conferencing.

In 2015, the Africa Assembly will bring together 800 senior oil and gas executives from across the O&G, finance and investment sectors to Paris for insightful thought leadership and high-end CEO-level networking. Additionally we host the prestigious Summer Dinner where we present the annual African Business Executive of the Year Award.

See what some of the 800 attendees from the 2014 Africa Assembly had to say:

"Congratulations for a quality event, which contributes in making Paris a place of choice for meetings and debates on the African Oil & Gas industry. With the diversity in attendance this was an excellent opportunity to develop networks and discover new opportunities."
Abiodun Afolabi, Secretary General Africa, Total
“It was my first time at the OC and I enjoyed a well-organized event, with a functional format and world-class attendance.”
Ciro Antonio Pagano, Senior Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eni
"This was the first time I attended the Africa Assembly. Overall the event provided some good opportunities to meet and network with some interesting people."
Diederick Bax, Senior Business Development Manager, Upstream International, Shell

"For me, this has been the most productive conference and gathering of oil and gas professionals I’ve ever attended. Suddenly, there is so much appetite and so much capital looking for good investment opportunities in Africa and in Nigeria in particular.”
Abdulrazaq Isa, Co-Founder and CEO, WalterSmith Petroman

"I was impressed by the Oil Council Africa Assembly 2014 - the event was perfectly organised, covered a range of relevant topics presented and discussed by an outstanding group of industry players."
Irina Beinaroviča, Strategy Analyst, Statoil 

“Many of the other conferences are far more technical and low level. At my level at the company where I work, I look for a conference where I can make serious networking contacts. What I like about this particular Assembly is the level of the executives that are present.”
Dr Mark Fenton, General Manager, Dana Gas

“The Oil Council’s Africa Assembly is truly a gathering place of key decision makers and investors who are engaged in Africa. The team at the Oil Council go out of their way to ensure that participants get a chance to meet those people of interest to your company."
Shane M. Jaffer, Senior Director, Africa, Alberta International Development Office (AIDO), Government of Alberta

“Everyone is here, all across the value chain, be it the service providers, the lawyers, the accountants and of course the bankers."
Adeniran Aderogba, CEO, Calag Capital Limited

“Africa is a vast continent; in East Africa its exploration and in West Africa it’s monetizing shallow discoveries. This is a must attend event on the calendar.”
Rob Shepherd, CEO, Azonto Petroleum

“We like the Oil Council. They fit into our strategy and we hope to continue to have this platform to put our message out there. You will find even public policy makers using this platform to say things to a global audience.”
Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko, Managing Partner, Streamsowers & Kohn

"It was a great pleasure for me to attend your event in Paris, which I considered a great success. The Oil Council deserves its great reputation…I found the Paris conference had some very remarkable speakers, and the various subject matters were very informative. I also thought that the location of the venue was exceptional, which means a lot - particularly when many people travel such a distance, not to mention commitment of time away from other things."
Jeffrey Martin Waterous, Chairman, JMW Energy Ventures

“There is a huge bandwith – you can meet with all companies and government officials. You get to see many international players and a lot of our clients are here.”
Ramin Lakani, General Manager, Halliburton

“Congratulations on a well-organized and I am sure successful event. I am sure either myself or one of my colleagues will see you all again in the near future at another of your conferences."
Howard McDowall, General Manager, Luba Freeport

“The good thing about the Oil Council Africa Assembly is that it’s well-attended and a good mix of advisors and industry. The off-the-record conversations we’ve had have been very educational and we picked up on things that we wouldn’t have at an ordinary event.”
Nick Cooper, CEO, Ophir Energy

“What I find particularly unique about the Oil Council is the combination of industry, the funding bodies and the people who are providing the capital which allows us to go about our business. It’s the combination of those elements in the same room which makes it such a productive, enjoyable and interesting forum.”
Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO, Dana Gas

2014 Africa Assembly Speakers
  • Alastair Milne
    Vice President, Exploration, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Carlos Aguilera
    Vice President & General Manager, Business Development, Africa and Latin America E&P
  • Dr. ABC Orjiako
    SEPLAT Petroleum
  • Frank Patterson
    Senior Vice President, Exploration
  • H.E Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima
    Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy
    Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Nick Cooper
    Ophir Energy
  • Pade Durotoye
    Chief Executive Officer
    Oando Energy Resources Inc
  • Pam Darwin
    Vice President Africa
    ExxonMobil Exploration Company
  • Roberto Casula
    Executive Vice President, Africa and Middle East
    Eni Exploration & Production
  • Robin Batchelor
    Managing Director, Natural Resources
  • Sudhir Mathur
    Interim CEO
    Cairn India

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