Some African Energy Ministers are expected to host exclusive roadshows and bidding rounds highlighting licensing and investment opportunities to global operators and investors at the Africa Oil Week forum.
The five day forum which opened on Monday in Cape Town South Africa is being attended by over one thousand participants globally.
Ghana, Madagascar, Republic of Congo and Uganda are among countries that will be hosting exclusive roadshows and bidding rounds.
This year’s forum is building on 25 years of success by adding a host of sessions and programmes tailored towards driving transactions, deal-making and new partnerships.
It will also showcase the Africa Oil Women Initiative, which is designed to mainstream women in energy, develop blueprints for capacity building and gender equality to ensure women have a presence and a voice in shaping energy policy across Africa.
The AOWomen Initiative will kick off with an exclusive breakfast briefing on Thursday 8 November with speakers such as the Vice President of Exxon Mobil Pam Darwin and Director for Women, Gender Development at the African Union Mahawa Kaba-Wheeler.
The Summit will also host a live panel broadcast on CNBC Africa on Thursday 8 November surrounding future funding models in the African energy sector.
This session will cover topics such as global funding in the African upstream and funding strategies, presented by expert panellists including: Solomon Asamoah, CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund, Paul McDade, CEO, Tullow Oil and Somit Varma, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC.