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Fri,27Feb2015

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Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (NOG)

Dates16-19 March 2015
Venue: ICC, Abuja
Location: Abuja, Nigeria 

alt Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), NOG is the established meeting place for the entire Nigerian oil and gas value chain from Ministries and Government organisations to leading international and indigenous producers and service providers.

NOG this year will bring together a distinguished line-up of local and international speakers to establish best practice and discuss practical solutions, enabling Nigeria to continue its journey towards transformation and growth.

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Chatham House Conference: Extractive Industries in Africa
New Approaches to Overcome Existing Challenges
dates: 16 – 17 March 2015
Venue: Chatham House
Location: London, UK

altThe Chatham House conference: Extractive Industries in Africa will consider how African countries can balance attractive investment terms for business while securing local jobs and tax revenues.

Featuring ministers from Angola, Ghana and Guinea as well as business leaders and academics, this conference will address the impact of the commodity market on the sector and assess the industry’s future.
Speakers Include:
Jeffrey Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs
Alan Davies, Chief Executive, Diamonds and Minerals, Rio Tinto
Hon Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana
Clare Short, Chair, Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative
Francisco Manuel Monteiro de Queiroz, Minister of Geology and Mines, Angola
Kerfalla Yansané, Minister of Mines, Guinea
Read the Agenda
Register
For registration guidance, call +44 (0) 20 7314 2782 or e-mail conferences@chathamhouse.org.

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THE AFRICA CEO FORUM 2015
Dates: March 16-17th
Venue: Hotel Intercontinental
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

altThe foremost meeting for African CEOs, bankers and investors

2015 will mark the third edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM. Since its inception in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has established itself as the foremost event devoted to promoting the African private sector.

Each year, the event brings together more than 700 world-class CEOs, bankers and investors, cementing its reputation as a must-attend forum for top African business leaders.

A unique platform for thought-provoking discussions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your business, shape your strategy and enhance your company’s competitiveness.

For more information, please visit: www.theafricaceoforum.com
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WCA Executive Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2015
Dates: 17-19 March 2015
Venue: Intercontinental Lagos
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

alt“AFRICA INVESTORS & EXECUTIVE GAME-CHANGERS: CLOSING in 2015"
80+ of Africa’s leading Investor and Executive Game-Changer speakers and hosts confirmed!

Register using code “TAR” for 20% discount 
www.wcaexecsummit2014.eventbrite.co.uk 
  cochair_summit2014@whartonclubofafrica.com

2013 Summit phenomenal success described as “inspiring”, “truly epic”, “one of the best Africa executive investment summits ever attended”; 350+ from 30 countries, 70% C-Level Executives, 85% seasoned Investors; solid feedback on 2014 strategic partnerships and investments closed! 
Unique high-value Pan-African “801” executive summit for seasoned Executives & Investors
Keynotes by African Region & Middle East; Major Africa and International investors: family offices, SWF, private equity, institutional, strategics
35% OF SUMMIT – CEO Forum, Targeted Deal-Making & Strategic Connections
Venture Capital Competition | Africa Business Leadership Awards | Executive Development & Leadership
PARTNERS: The Africa Report, Wall Street Journal, CCTV, Nation Media, AfrAsia Bank, Investment-One, Amara Suites, Private Equity Africa, YPO-WPO, Africa Investor, Africa Assets, Qatar Airways / One World …
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Agribusiness Forum 2015
Dates: 22-25 March 2015
Venue: Grand Hotel
Location: Kinshasa, DRC

altThe AgriBusiness Forum is an annual event attracting 400 and more experts and decision makers including private entities, financiers, donors, multinationals, researchers, governments, int’l organisations, NGOs and consultants from around the world. This is an international platform created to strengthen the Agri-Food sector in Africa, by encouraging partnerships, exchanging best practices and attracting investment. Annually taking place in an African business hub, each edition of the forum revolves around a core theme that tackles the challenges and opportunities in the Agri-Food sector in Africa. One of the AgriBusiness Forum features is the Project Incubator Award, which is an EMRC initiative launched in 2008 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa among SMEs. A call is sent for entrepreneurs to put forward their projects. Finalists present their business projects in front of the audience and the winner wins a cash prize sponsored by the Rabobank Foundation.

For more information: www.emrc.be –   info@emrc.be – Tel: +32.2.626.1515
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Terrapinn: Power & Electricity
Dates: 24 – 25th March 2015
Venue: Sandton Convention Center
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa

altAfrica’s power sector is booming! Right now, the attention is on building power generation capacity, upgrading infrastructure, increasing energy efficiency, facilitating investment, raising funding and exploring alternative energy sources.

Utilities must deliver more reliable services, invest in new technologies, and streamline operational process.
And they are urgently looking to identify and evaluate solutions to meet these goals.
Power and Electricity World Africa is the leading marketplace and ideas exchange for African power producers, large energy users and governments hungry for innovative solutions.
For more information, please visit: www.terrapinn.com/powerafrica or contact Wayne Harris on +27 (0) 11 516 4055 or email Wayne at 

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Nigeria Conference 2015
Date: 23 April 2015
Venue: 200 Aldersgate street 
Location: London, UK
www.nigeriaconference2015.com

alt Nigeria's 2015 elections are a watershed for the country with the biggest economy and population in Africa. The outcome will have ramifications far beyond Nigeria's shores.

That's why, if you're serious about Nigeria, you should join us in London on 23 April 2015 for a conference, organised under the auspices of Africa Confidential, which will analyse head-on the central issues facing Nigeria. You'll come away from the day with expert risk management and strategic tools you can use to prepare your organisation for the post election period – whoever wins the national polls.
You'll meet and hear from an unparalleled group of Nigeria analysts, policy-makers and corporate executives. Arnold Ekpe, Fatima Akilu, Patrick Smith, Kayode Fayemi, Jon Marks, Jibrin Ibrahim and others – all of them with first-hand experience of the country.
Whether you are a direct or portfolio investor, a corporate executive, a government or non-governmental senior official, an academic or policy analyst, this is one day away from your desk which you definitely cannot afford to miss. Please visit our website: www.nigeriaconference2015.com or contact us at: chris@africa-confidential.com

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Africa Gri 2015
Dates: 21-22 April 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altAfrica GRI 2015 (21-22 April in Johannesburg) will gather together the most active players in African real estate industry. Local and international investors, developers, retailers, corporate tenants and lenders will discuss investments’ opportunities in all Sub-Saharan African markets.

Africa GRI attracts the most influential companies in the sub-Saharan real estate market including Actis, Eris Property Group, RMB Westport, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts etc. Like with all GRI meetings, Africa GRI has no speakers and no presentations, but active discussions. That means, everybody can participate, share experiences and build up trustful relationships in a very unique way.
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African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa 2015
Date: 12 – 14 May 2015
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

http://www.african-utility-week.com/

altThe 15th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike.

Exhibition - 250 exhibitors on 12,000sqm
This market leading trade exhibition is the first port of call for senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users, IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions or to meet new clients and suppliers. Participating as an exhibitor will enable you to make crucial contacts within the African power and water industry, enter new markets and widen your network.

Conference - 1200 delegates across 8 tracks
If challenges around power generation, T&D, metering, clean energy, finance, reliability, water supply or energy efficiency are keeping you awake at night, African Utility Week will be the right place to find suitable solutions, best practices and case studies from around the world. More about the conference

Networking - 5000 attendees, unlimited networking opportunities
New exhibition opening times and a 3-day conference programme double the engagement time between delegates, visitors and exhibitors. A more engaging exhibition floor with product demonstrations, workshops, cocktail functions, free refreshments and meeting lounges will create business opportunities for our attendees.

Any company with an interest in Africa’s power and water industry cannot afford to miss this event. South African utility Eskom and the Ministries of Energy and Water Affairs as well as local municipalities such as Johannesburg's City Power and the City of Cape Town have been key event partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, SNEL, Senelec, UEGCL, KenGen, TCN, ZESCO, NamPower and many more are regular visitors.

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12th Africa Independents Forum 
Discount: 10% (See URL for details)
Date: 26 - 27 May 2015
Venue: Waldorf Hilton Hotel
Location: London, United Kingdom
http://www.globalpacificpartners.com/events/?id=880

altProgram Includes:
8th African National Oil Companies: Strategy Briefing - Tuesday 26th May - Separately bookable
12th Africa Independents Forum - Wednesday May 27th
69th PetroAfricanus-World Networking Cocktail Reception - Wednesday 27th May
Guest Speaker Brian O’Cathin
3rd Global Women In Africa: Buisness Luncheon Wedensday 27 May

The 12th Africa Independents Forum will be held in London, and gathers together key corporate independent players from across Africa.
Both listed and unlisted, and provides enhanced exposure to the wider oil and gas upstream industry plus key financial markets, equity financiers and investors found on AIM and the LSE, and related parties drawn from around Europe, as well as elsewhere.

8th African National Oil Companies Strategy Briefing
Will provide key insights on the Continent, the Governments and state players within the complex Africa upstream oil/gas-LNG game. Based on over 30 years of oil and gas knowledge, and extensive research in and across Africa, Cape to Cairo. Presented by Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman of the Board, Global Pacific & Partners), leading thinker, writer and strategist on Africa. Participants benefit from an unrivalled knowledge, critical insights, rich-content, forensic views, and high-level executive networking, with Luncheon and Cocktails, plus online download access to the Presentations (with around 600 Images).

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Southern African International Trade Exhibition for Retail Products
Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 21-23 June, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altSAITEX, the Southern African International Trade Exhibition, an international export/import multi-sector business and trade exhibition, promotes trade between South Africa, African countries and around the globe. Now in its 22nd year SAITEX has a formidable reputation for delivering results to all parties concerned. The event is internationally recognised on the foremost platform for intra-Africa trade, attracting visitors in the form of importers, distributors, agents, wholesalers and retailers from throughout Africa.

Co-located with: The 13th Africa's Big Seven –the only event of its kind in Africa that consists of seven elements that track food and beverage products from the farm gate through all manufacturing processes into the retail environment.

The combined SAITEX 2014 & AB7 shows recorded over 854 exhibitors and 14,657 trade visitors from 44 countries in total (that's over 22% of the world's nations!).

Exhibition Management Services (Pty) Ltd
Lineke van der Brugghen
Operations Director
 admin@exhibitionsafrica.com
www.exhibitionsafrica.com

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BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA
Dates: 15-18 September 2015
Venue: Johannesburg Expo Centre
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altBAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material
Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles takes place between September 15 and 18,
2015, in the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) for the second time. The premiere of bauma Africa in
September 2013 attracted 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries.
Covering a total of 60,000 square meters of exhibition space (40,100 square meters net) this is
the biggest event for the sector in Africa.
Join the Industry’s key players and gain access to the African market as you discover our extensive
range of product and service categories at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015.
This year sees the introduction of IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa which focuses on water,
waste, recycling and energy conservation in the mining and construction industry.
www.bCAfrica.com
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22nd Africa Oil Week 
Dates: 26 - 30 October 2015
Venue: Capetown International Convention Center
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
http://www.globalpacificpartners.com/events/?fa=event&id=937

altOnce again, but including this year’s 13th Africa Independents Forum 2015, our 17th Scramble for Africa: Strategy Briefing, and our four-day 22nd Africa Upstream 2015 format, we welcome our blue-chip suite of world-class sponsors, an unrivalled spectrum of top-line speakers, a globally-diversified mix of senior-level government and corporate delegates, plus a much larger dedicated industry.
The 22nd Africa Oil Week 2015 will include:
• 22nd Africa Upstream Plenary Sessions, with 100 Speakers
• Inaugural Africa Oil & Energy Finance Forum
• The 19th Annual “Big Five” Board Awards
• 3rd Annual Africa Oil Legend Induction
• Dinners, Breakfasts, Luncheons: and Networking Receptions
• Government Showcases & Roadshows
• Africa Local Content Forum
• Africa Exploration Technologies Forum
• Africa Hydrocarbon Arguments: Analysts & Thinkers
• The Young Professionals In Oil, Gas & Energy - Africa
• 22nd Africa Oil Week Icebreaker (at Waterfront Aquarium)
• Traditional Braai-BBQ (Grand Africa Beach Cafe)
• The Global Women Petroleum & Energy Club Luncheon (With Guest Speaker)
• The 71st PetroAfricanus Dinner In Africa (With Guest Speaker & Awards)
• Celebration: 20th Anniversary of the African Institute of Petroleum
• Safari Park Exhibition – with 150 Exhibitions (Governments & Companies)
• Africa Crude Continent: The TV/Film Documentary
• Africa Upstream Reception (Waterfront)



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