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Friday, 25 October 2013

East Africa Oil & Gas Summit opens in Nairobi on October 29th as part of the Kenya@50 Celebrations

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The 2nd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) which opens in Nairobi next week has officially been announced as part of the Kenya@50 Celebrations. The Summit which includes a strategic conference and exhibition is taking place on the 29th and 30th October at the Intercontinental, Nairobi.

‘’Following on from the huge success of the summit last year, we are very proud that the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit is officially part of the Kenya 50 Celebrations. As President Kenyatta unveils plans for country wide celebrations of Kenya’s 50 year anniversary of independence, we are honoured that the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit has been highlighted as a key event to launch the start of Kenya’s Celebrations’’ said Danny Grogan, Managing Director of the organising company; Global Event Partners (K) Ltd.

EAOGS is set to welcome 400 delegates from over 180 regional and international companies and the Summit features 18 headline sponsors, including Ernst & Young, Afren, NOC Kenya, Africa Oil, ABS, Barclays, CFC Stanbic Bank and Newport Africa.

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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; Henry Rotich, Mohamed Lino Benjamin, Director General of Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum, Mining and Industry, South Sudan Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, 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 40 regional and international experts representing both government and private sector companies.

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 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.

Global Event Partners is affiliated to the dmg::events network. dmg::events are the organisers of world renowned oil and gas events including Gastech, ADIPEC, the Global Petroleum Show and the  World Heavy Oil Congress and are a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc, one of the largest media companies in the UK. www.gep-events.com