The 2nd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) is set to take place from the 29th to 30th October in Nairobi, Kenya. The turnout is bigger and better this year, compared to last years event, despite of the recent Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Westlands, Nairobi. This reveals that foreign oil and gas industry stakeholders still have confidence in Nairobi and Kenya at large.
Nairobi continues to attract many business travelers and potential investors as it continues to solidify its pre eminent position as East Africa's financial and logistics hub. It also looks set to become the hub for the emerging eastern and central Africa oil and gas industry.
The organisers of the EAOGS, the Global Event Partners (K) Ltd., look set to host a successful event and have every confidence that it will provide value for money, in a safe and secure environment for its participants.
See the press release by the EAOGs summit 11th October 2013 below:
The 2nd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) is set to welcome 400 delegates from over 150 regional and international companies on the 29th and 30th October at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. Despite the recent events in Westgate, delegates and sponsors are continuing to book from all over the world as now more than ever companies want to show their support and belief in the huge opportunities that the oil and gas sector has to offer throughout East Africa. In the last 10 days 3 new Gold sponsors; NOC Kenya, CFC Stanbic Bank and Milio, have joined the event and EAOGS 2013 now boasts 15 headline sponsors, a 200% increase in sponsors compared with last year’s summit.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya are looking forward to welcoming the international community to Nairobi to unite all the key players in the market and examine how to drive the oil and gas industry forward in Kenya and across East Africa. At the recent EAOGS press launch The Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya, Eng. Joseph Njoroje spoke about the necessity to build up Kenya’s infrastructure to ensure the successful development of the hydrocarbon industry for the benefit of all parties: ‘’We want to be a good example of the hydrocarbons in Kenya… The most important success factor of this industry is setting up of the infrastructure so that by the time you are extractive industry reaches its maturity stage, the infrastructure should be in place to avoid wastage and to avoid pilferage, to ensure the industry itself brings in the benefits to the investor, to the country and to the local community. ‘’ said the Principal Secretary.
He also spoke of his commitment to the EAOGS programme and the importance of knowledge transfer so Kenya is ready to develop the hydrocarbon sector: ‘’I have been assured by the team from Global Event Partners that this Summit is one of a difference. Global Event Partners are ready to engage the stakeholders including our Ministry so that they can identify the gaps in awareness and focus more in their summit in filling those gaps. ‘’
EAOGS 2013 will bring together regional National Oil Companies, Ministries, IOC's, independent oil companies, service companies, legal advisors and investors to debate the oil and gas road map for the region. The Speaker line-up features Sumayya Atthmani, CEO, National Oil Corporation, Kenya; Galib Virani, Director, Afren East Africa Exploration; Hassan Hassan, Managing Director, Operations, Simba Energy; Silvester Kasuku, Director General/CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority. The speaker line up so far features 33 regional and international experts representing both government and private sector companies and the full list of confirmed speakers, participating companies and the latest programme are available to view on the website eaogs.com.
EAOGS 2013 will build on the success of the 2012 Summit which was co-hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Kenya and Global Event Partners (K) and was a resounding success welcoming 326 delegates from over 170 regional and international companies attended with delegates coming from 29 countries.
Danny Grogan, Managing Director of the organisers Global Event Partners (K) Ltd explained the success factor behind the EAOGS Summit ‘’EAOGS benefits from the continued support and guidance from the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and the National Oil Company which positions EAOGS as the event of choice for all the leading industry companies. And Grogan concluded: ‘’EAOGS looks set to break new ground and attract 400 domestic and international participants to Nairobi this October.’’
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EAOGS is organised by Global Event Partners (K) Ltd, a specialist international event organiser in the oil and gas, infrastructure and financial sectors. Our team at Global Event Partners has more than 40 years’ experience in organising leading industry conferences and exhibitions around the world.