The Republic of Ghana is expected to host the 3rd edition of the Africa Oil & Gas Local Content Sustainability Conference & Exhibition (ALC2019) scheduled from October 10-11, 2019, at the plush Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, capital of the West Africa nation.
The two-day event, which is under the theme: ‘Shaping the Future through Sustainable Local Content Policies’, is expected to attract national, regional and international oil and gas industry Local Content Experts.
The first and second editions were hosted in Luanda, Angola.
A statement issued by the Ghana’s National Oil Company (GNPC), which is the local organiser and copied to energynewsafrica.com, explained that the choice of Ghana was informed by the various policies and actions of the Ghana Government & Industry, to encourage local content development and participation of citizens in the oil and gas value chain, since the country joined the ranks of African oil producers.
ALC 2019 will feature a technical exhibition alongside the main conference. And it will gather national, regional and international stakeholders from both public and private sectors, including government representatives, development partners, international and national oil companies, service providers and decision makers from the industry.
The event is a high-level policy dialogue and professional networking forum for key stakeholders in the African and international oil and gas industry, focusing on the sustainability of local content regulatory and institutional frameworks and policies that have, so far, been implemented by African Oil & Gas Producing Countries to enable and advance local economic development and national industry participation.“ALC2019 will promote knowledge exchange and showcase the best practical solutions for sustainable national industry participation and domestic value addition through local enterprise, contractor and supplier value chain development,” the statement said.
It would also explore opportunities for collaboration in regional local content for the development of regional supply chain within the oil and gas value chain in Africa.
ALC2019 is the third annual continent-wide policy response initiative and platform that brings together regional decision-makers and relevant stakeholders.
Below are speakers assembled for the programme.
- John-Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy, Republic of Ghana.
- Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary General, APPO.
- K.K. Sarpong, CEO, GNPC
- Egbert Faibille Jnr. CEO, Petroleum Commission, Ghana
- Kwame Amoah Baah- Nuakoh, General Manager, Sustainability, GNPC
- Lahra Liberti, Natural Resources for Development, OECD
- Yanchun Zhang, Chief, Commodity Policy Implementation, UNCTAD
- Kwaku Boateng, Director, Local Content, Petroleum Commission, Ghana
- Aphrodite ODDET, Head of Communication, SNPC, Congo
- Karl NGAKAKALA, Head of Downstream, SNPC
- Benjamin Kwame Asante, Director, Petroleum Upstream, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
- Jessica Kyeyune, National Content Specialist, Uganda National Oil Company
- Nillian Mulemi, CEO Petroleum Training & Education Fund, NAMCOR, Namibia
- Emmanuel Y. Amangala, Manager, NIPEX, Nigeria
- Victoria Nalule, Executive Director, AEMI
- Nuertey Adzeman, Executive Director, Ghana Oil & Gas Service Providers Association.
- Tunde Adelana, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation NCDMB, Nigeria
- Luiz Henrique De Oliveira Bispo, Manager, Local Content, ANP, Brazil
- Jide Jadesimi, Executive Director, LADOL
- Kwabena Aforo-Addo, CEO Connexus Energy, Ghana
- Paul Eardley Taylor, Head Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank
- Florent BIOKA, Directeur Général, Société Forages Petroliers (SFP)
- Clarence Nartey, Country Manager, Invest In Africa
- Senior Representative, SONANGOL, Angola