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2015 Africa Assembly

23rd of June, 2015, 25th of June, 2015 InterContinental Le Grand, Paris, France

800+ Delegates - Senior oil & gas executives, financiers and investors join us for 3 days of meetings, panel discussions, and expanding their business network


800+ Delegates - Senior oil & gas executives, financiers and investors join us for 3 days of meetings, panel discussions, and expanding their business network


Over 70 Leading Speakers

800+ Delegates - Senior Oil & Gas Executives, Financiers and Investors
3 Days of meetings, panel discussions, and expanding your business network
10 Hours of Networking Functions

We have a very simply value proposition for you: If you do business in Africa, or are interested in finding out about the opportunities there, you can do three months of business development in three days in Paris.

Why? Because our 800+ delegates are senior E&P executives, Government Ministers, NOC Presidents, Investors, Financiers, and other experts – and it’s senior executives only. You want to meet the ‘right’ people after all.

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:

"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. I certainly appreciated their attention to detail and their knowledge of each participant and their interest."
Shane M. Jaffer, Senior Director, Africa, Alberta International Development Office (AIDO), Government of Alberta
“This was the first time I attended the Africa Assembly. Overall the event provided good opportunities to meet and network with some interesting people.”
Diederick Bax, Senior Business Development Manager, Upstream International, Shell International Exploration and Production
"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 Beinarovica, Senior Analyst SSU Risk Management, Statoil
"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
“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
“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
“I want to commend you and your team for an outstanding conference. The feedback that I have been receiving has been amazing…yours is one of the only conferences where our partners feel taken care of and not just a number on a panel.”
Julie Barlin, Business Development Manager – Africa and India, Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
“I can verify, first hand, that the Oil Council deserves its great reputation. The Africa Assembly had some very remarkable speakers, and moreover, I considered that overall the attendees as delegates were of a very high calibre, enthusiastic and engaging. I also have to say that I was really impressed by the quality and spirit of your team at the Oil Council."
Jeffrey Martin Waterous, Chairman, JMW Energy Ventures


2014 Africa Assembly Speakers
  • Dr. ABC Orjiako
    SEPLAT Petroleum
  • Alastair Milne
    Vice President, Exploration, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Carlos Aguilera
    Vice President & General Manager, Business Development, Africa and Latin America E&P
  • 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

Upcoming Events

16th of March, 2015
Langham Hotel, London, United Kingdom
23rd of April, 2015
Lancaster Hotel, London, UK
23rd of April, 2015
Venue TBC, London, UK
12th of May, 2015
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