- AEW 2022, in partnership with various international oil companies, national oil companies, and governments, is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition, and networking event.
- AEW 2022 will build on the momentum of the 2021 conference, providing sessions whereby the discussion on Africa’s upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors will be provided.
- AEW 2022 is focused on positioning regulatory reforms at the center of Africa’s energy sector development.
After a successful end to this year’s Africa Energy Week 2021[AEW], the African Energy Chamber has announced the next year’s dates.
The 2022 Energy premier week will take place from the 31st of October to the 4th of November 2022 across multiple venues at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, The African Energy Chamber has announced.
The second edition is deemed to be a bigger Energy event in the Continent under the theme ‘Developing Africa’s Energy Future by Creating an Enabling Environment.’
This event will play the biggest host to Africa’s energy Ministers, global players, and both public and private sector executives for a week of networking and deal-making in Cape Town.
It will also promote the significant regulatory achievements made in Africa this far, emphasizing the role that enabling environments will play in attracting investment, and making a strong case for ease of doing business in Africa’s energy sector.
AEW 2022 will be the place for investors to be introduced to African opportunities, driving the continent’s energy transformation and associated socio-economic growth.
Following a highly successful event last week, AEW 2022 will build on the deals signed, partnerships formed, and relationships cemented at the 2021 edition, following up on deals already initiated at AEW 2021 and further consolidating Africa’s position in the global energy dialogue.
In the face of the energy transition, global market fluctuations, and redirected capital channels, AEW 2022 is focused on positioning regulatory reforms at the center of Africa’s energy sector development and will promote enabling environments as a catalyst for enhanced industry growth and success.
With various countries across Africa already pursuing the creation of an enabling environment through modernized, market-driven regulations, AEW 2022 is committed to ensuring the work made by industry leaders does not go unnoticed, but rather, attention is brought to lucrative investment destinations across the continent.
Country’s such as Nigeria have passed the legislative Petroleum Industry Bill, Equatorial Guinea’s new Hydrocarbon Law and Senegal’s recently implemented Petroleum Code which all contribute to the creation of an enabling environment across Africa and will be critical components in Africa’s oil and gas transformation.
“We need gas for industry and also have the potential to develop an LNG industry. We need to bring more companies on board who are committed to gas. We need to work on the legal and fiscal roots to make it more attractive and then we will have all the conditions to be a gas player in Africa,” said Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of the Congo, H.E. Jean-Richard Itoua.
The Africa Energy Week 2021, which concluded last week saw many leaders campaign for unity towards eradicating poverty through energy.
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Leaders who attended the first edition of the premier event called upon their counterparts to make use of its existing and applicable resources.
“The African continent must develop new technology and strategies to ensure it continues to develop its resources,” stated Hon. Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy for South Africa, H.E. Gwede Mantashe.
In addition to promoting regulation as the key driver of investment and development, AEW 2022 will build on the momentum of the 2021 conference, providing sessions whereby the discussion on Africa’s upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors will be provided.
AEW 2021 promoted the role of national oil companies and domestic services companies in Africa, and AEW 2022 will extend on this narrative, ensuring these companies have the opportunity to lead discussions and drive the continent’s energy growth.
Meanwhile, with emerging opportunities coming online across the entire continent, Africa’s energy stakeholders are committed to driving the continent’s multi-sector energy growth.
South Africa and Namibia, for instance, with the highest potential for hydrogen globally, are both on the verge of becoming hydrogen economies. Additionally, countries such as Senegal, Mozambique, and Nigeria are aggressively pursuing natural gas expansion. At AEW 2022, these topics, among others, will be addressed by African and global stakeholders.
With AEW 2021 comprising the biggest, Africa-focused energy event to take place on the continent in 2021, the 2022 edition is expected to be even bigger with 1,700+ attendees, 175+ international speakers, and 21+ Ministers from all over Africa and the world coming to Cape Town.
“It is not uncommon for Africans to be invited to conferences on Africa, outside of the continent. That is why it is so important to be discussing issues faced in Africa on the African continent,” said Minister of Mines and Energy for Namibia, Hon. Tom Alweendo.
AEW 2022, in partnership with various international oil companies, national oil companies, and governments, is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition, and networking event. AEW 2022 unites African energy stakeholders with investors and international partners to drive industry growth and development and promote Africa as the destination for energy investments.
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