The 2012 North Africa Oil and Gas Summit was hugely successful. Attended by senior level representatives from across the North Africa region and international oil and gas sector, the key theme for the summit was ‘growth’. Discussions were deep and insightful, and everyone left the summit informed and inspired.
This year’s event will be held in Tunis, Tunisia, and is looking to build on last year’s success. It will again explore growth opportunities and how it can be secured through profitable partnerships, and will also look at major challenges that the region currently faces.
Within these themes, discussions and presentations will deal with the energy strategy of each North African country, non-technical risk requirements, the latest technologies that are available, the opportunities presented by regional integration and how to ensure regional job creation.
The conference will again be attended by major players in the oil and gas industry, as well as important North African role players. Besides the main summit - during which interactive panels and country-specific roundtables will take place - attendees will also have to chance to participate in a business card exchange and networking lunches. These events will enable participants to forge new relationships and meet up with existing partners.
To accommodate more participants and to encourage more interaction, the presentations and discussions will be translated into French as it happens. The exhibition area has also been improved – it will take place in a much bigger space this year, which gives more developers the chance to show off their new technologies.
The Steering Committee is confident that the North Africa Oil and Gas Summit will once again prove itself as the most important event dealing with oil and gas production in this part of the African continent. They look forward to welcoming everyone on African soil and shaping the future of the North African energy sector.