Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, his counterpart in South Africa, H.E Jeff Radebe; Uganda, Hon. Irene Muloni and Kenya, Hon. Charles Keter along with over 300 delegates from over 50 countries and 1,500 global industry attendees are among others expected to attend the 2018 Future Energy Africa.
The three-day conference and exhibition, dedicated to advancing future oil, gas and energy solutions for the continent, was powered by the Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa. The event which will hold from 1st to 3rd of October 2018, at Cape Town International Convention Centre, CTICC2, is aimed at pulling, among the delegates, over 50 technical experts, 50 exhibition companies and over 60 conference speakers who would assemble to share knowledge and discuss potential solutions to Africa’s oil, gas and power.
Speaking on the importance of the conference, the Managing Director, Danvic Concepts International, Dr Mayowa Afe said the event promises to be a valuable platform for interactive networking and knowledge exchange. He said as Sub-Saharan Africa moves toward a low carbon energy future, events such as the Future Energy Africa Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference are providing valuable fora for the international oil, gas and future energy industry to debate the issues directly with Africa’s leaders.
Afe said the conference will provide an intensive tour across Africa, revealing insights on the issues confronting Africa’s future commercial, business and socio-economic trajectories. He disclosed that some of the sessions to take place include; Africa’s IOC-NOC’s discussions which would centre on re-inventing strategies and promoting industry-wide collaboration to meet Africa’s energy needs and that on Confronting the challenges of transformation and oil & gas policy frameworks for Africa’s growth.
Corroborating his view, Editor, Orient Energy Review, Mrs. Margaret Nongo Okojokwu said the conference will feature ministerial and panel discussions on regulating and transforming the hydrocarbon sector to foster a secure, sustainable and affordable energy landscape. She said the conference will discuss upstream and downstream and refining issues affecting Africa’s future oil and gas. On his part, the Chief Executive Officer, The McErnest Company, Mr Kemdy McErnest said other discussions to take place would center on Business luncheon in Africa, future energy mix and discussions on the reduction of greenhouse emissions and the role of renewable energy.