– The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) is expected to host the very first African Energy Week (AEW) in Cape Town from November 9-12, 2021.
– Replacing Africa Oil Week, the four-day interactive conference aims to unite industry stakeholders, international speakers and stakeholders in the African oil and gas sector.
– The conference features high-class networking events, innovative exhibits and private one-on-one meetings, with a golf tournament on the last day, providing a unique experience for stakeholders interested in the growth and success of the energy sector in Africa.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA / ACCESSWIRE / June 14, 2021 / The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is delighted to announce the official launch of African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, which will take place in Cape Town on November 9 – 12, 2021. AEW 2021 will feature the first-ever African Energy Village, an interactive exhibition and networking event that aims to unite African energy players, spur industry growth and development, and promote Africa as the destination for events focused on Africa.
Starting with a three-day conference and ending with a golf tournament on November 12, the main objective of the event is to define and promote the African energy agenda through development, agreement-making and private sector involvement. Key topics include ending energy poverty by 2030 and the future of Africa’s oil and gas industry; African opportunities upstream, mid-term and downstream; African oil, gas and finance in the face of the energy transition – highlighting African financing institutions such as the African Development Bank, the African Import-Export Bank, the African Financing Company, Africa50, the Industrial Development Company and the Development Bank of Central African States; local content; women in energy and make African energy competitive for investment in a carbon-free Africa.
In addition, the conference will address the role of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the International Energy Agency (IEC), the African Organization from Petroleum Producers (APPO), the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), and the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Africa. By opening the dialogue on Africa’s gas miracle and its potential in markets such as Senegal, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Algeria, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Congo-Brazzaville and Angola – along with small-scale liquefied natural gas, intra-African trade and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement – the conference represents the ideal networking and negotiating platform for all African energy players.
The ACS commitment to host this Africa-focused event in Africa comes at a critical time for the oil and gas industry. In light of recent developments which seek to suggest that Africa is not capable of hosting world-class events, the Chamber feels responsible to speak out against this and to lead by example by showcasing the continent and all its deep beauty.
With that in mind, the only Africa-focused in-person energy event aims to capture the essence and cultural center that exists in Cape Town. The AEC will not abandon the continent for international competitions. AEW 2021 is an energy event like no other and the ACS is fully focused on promoting Africa’s development and growth through events held in Africa.
âWe are happy with the tremendous support from so many African and foreign countries. Our oil and gas producers have been a force for good and we should be proud of this industry. We must also embrace the energy transition and engage Africa with the most energetic conversation and solutions for the future. AEW 2021 offers a unique and interactive networking experience in which global energy players can unite and participate in the transformation of the continent. The time has come, âsaid NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.
âAfrica Energy Week will have a bold message that encourages energy solutions that cut tariffs, handouts and foreign aid. No one owes us anything and so many Africans who want to make energy poverty history triumph , we need to embrace all forms of energy in our energy mix. We need to attract investors and strengthen our leadership so that every country wins when we create and foster an enabling environment, âAyuk adds.
AEW 2021 is taking place with the full support of prominent African and global industry leaders and oil and gas organizations and focuses on expanding opportunities in Africa. Additionally, AEW 2021 will feature innovative exhibition spaces at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront that aim to promote African heritage and culture, while showcasing the exciting technological advancements the industry has to offer.
âAfrican energy producers can only grow and meet the demand for energy when we all do our best to mobilize our resources and defend important principles of personal responsibility, smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal freedom and the rule of law. start the investment and make a transition that works for Africa. Let’s do it in Africa, for Africa and for the energy sector, âAyuk concludes.
Equally important, the event will take place under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all attendees. In accordance with applicable government regulations, AEW 2021 will host a series of networking events at various locations across the V&A Waterfront, ensuring that social gathering limits are in place at all times. Additionally, through mandatory testing and the availability of personal protective equipment and facilities, AEW 2021 aims to protect attendees while ensuring a successful and productive event.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the African Energy Chamber.
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SOURCE: African Energy Chamber
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