East Africa Gas Forum Opens in Tanzania


At the inaugural East Africa Gas Forum in Dar es Salaam, running from 6 -7 September, nearly 150 attendees will spend two days discussing the challenges and commercial opportunities presented by the recent gas finds throughout the region.


During the Forum, delegates will hear from key organisations in the region including ExxonMobil, TPDC, Ministry of Mines Ethiopia, BG Group, Songas, ENH, PetroSA, Uganda Investment Authority, and Ecobank. A full speaker list is available at www.eastafricagasforum.com


Key presentations include:


  • · ExxonMobil on the role of natural gas in the transformation of global energy markets
  • · BG Group on building a natural gas business
  • · TPDC giving an exploration update and status in Tanzania
  • · PetroSA on LNG take off and applications in Africa
  • · Case studies on the situation in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Kenya

Attendees are a mixture of Tanzanian and regional companies, and international delegates from the UK and Europe, Australia, the USA, Asia, and the Middle East.


The conference was preceded by an exclusive drinks reception on evening of 5 September, at the Serena Hotel, supported by the UKTI and featuring a short speech from the British High Commissioner to Tanzania.  Speaking at the reception Katie Whatmore, Director of Conferences, dmg::events said:


“We are delighted to hold this inaugural forum in Dar es Salaam. The event has already kicked off with a fantastic social gathering that has brought together regional and international organisations to network and form partnerships.  I am sure the next two days will be filled with invaluable learning and relationship building. I look forward to coming back next year as the event grows and becomes a key date in the East African gas development diary.”


The event has also gained the commercial support of many companies including ExxonMobil, Halliburton/Landmark, Schlumberger, Everett Aviation, Lootah BCGas/GMCS, BQ Contractors, Mantrac, Civicon, SGS, and Ecobank.


With the success of this inaugural event, dmg::events are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual East Africa Gas Forum, to be held in Dar es Salaam in September 2013.  Ms Whatmore adds: “We are delighted with the support already received from key stakeholders and look forward to forming even deeper regional relationships next year to ensure the Forum adds even greater value locally and internationally.”


For additional information, media enquiries, or to participate, contact +44 (0)203 615 2872 or email michaelcluskey@dmgevents.com

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