Africa Investment Exchange: Gas
RSA House, London

Now in its fourth year, AIX: Gas is held under the Chatham House Rule and brings upstream players together with power sector and downstream developers and investors for a frank discussion of project opportunities and investment issues affecting all stakeholders across the gas sector.

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Agenda highlights

  • Separate streams focused on developments in West Africa (with a focus on Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana), Central Africa (Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea) and East and Southern Africa.
  • Financing along the value chain – examining the issues surrounding the financing of GTP, LNG and upstream projects, including progress of O&G projects towards FID, lessons from successful FID decisions and the potential for stronger partnerships and co-operation along the value chain.
  • Gas to market – Project stakeholders from Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana discuss the challenges of developing an indigenous gas industry that serves both African and international markets.
  • Africa Gas Outlook – highlighting key trends, with expert analysis and data from African Energy Live Data.
  • Building an LNG value chain – focusing on, the prospects and competitiveness of African LNG amid growing global supply availability, FLNG, FSRU, onshore projects and the complexity of the LNG to power value chain.
  • The potential for working with ‘new’ investor classes – From the European Commission and African Development Bank to upstream operators, gas industry investors are looking to tap into new sources of private capital to finance the take-off African energy industries need.
  • AfricaHardball – Political issues that weigh on Africa’s gas industries.


Panellists include:

  • Dafe Akpeneye, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Kishan Pillay, Director of Oil & Gas: Industrial Development Division, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
  • Victor Tivane, Director of Local Content, ENH, Mozambique
  • Tarik Hamane, Executive Director and Advisor to the Chairman, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
  • Jay Bhattacherjee, Chief Executive Officer, Aminex
  • Oliver Quinn, Director – Exploration and Africa, Ophir Energy
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor,  Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank
  • John Smelcer, Partner, Webber Wentzel
  • Pierre Raillard, Director Africa, OneLNG
  • Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Global Energy Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

There is a 25% early bird discount which runs until 22 December.

Price payable: £1,275 plus VAT (full price £1,700 plus VAT)

Book online or email Lauren Andrews for an invoice. Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667


Participants at AIX: Gas 2017 included senior representatives from:

Public sector

Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa; Electricity Company of Ghana, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) Mozambique; IPP Office, South Africa; Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; Office National of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) Morocco

Power sector developers

Aldwych International, Africa Energy Projects, Azura Power Holdings, Contour Global, EdF, Engie, GE, Genesis Energy Group, Globeleq, Great Lakes Africa, Impala Energy, InterGen, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Mott Macdonald, Powergas Africa, Proton Energy, Siemens

Finance and investment

Actis, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Àrgentil Capital Partners, Brandon Hill Capital, CDC Group, Fieldstone, Kuwait Investment Authority, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Nedbank, OM Capital Partners, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Power Africa, Rand Merchant Bank, RL Capital Partners, Standard Bank

Oil and gas project developers

Aminex, BP, Bowleven, Cheniere, Excelerate Energy, ExxonMobil, Fortesa International, Gazprom Global LNG, Modec, Mitsui, NewAge, Ophir Energy, Orca Exploration, PanAfrican Energy, Sasol, Shell, Victoria Oil & Gas, Vitol, Wentworth Resources, Woodside Energy

Professional services

Africa Confidential, Africa Energy Projects, BWSC, Clifford Chance, Control Risks, Cross-border Information, Gas Strategies,  Herbert Smith Freehills, IO Oil and Gas, IPA Advisory, Latham & Watkins, Milbank, SLR Consulting, SyEnergy, Webber Wentzel, Wood Mackenzie