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AIX: Gas 2021

RSA House, London, 23 June & 17 November 2021

Africa Investment Exchange: Gas

Developing partnerships along the value chain

23 June & 17 November, RSA House, London

AIX: Gas returns to RSA House – alongside on-screen participants around the world – to discuss whether natural gas really is the ‘transition fuel’.

View the AIX Gas agenda (pdf)

The meeting continues to bring upstream and LNG players together with investors, senior officials, power sector and downstream developers for an afternoon of panel discussions and an evening reception at RSA House.

With travel still curtailed by the pandemic, the hybrid AIX Gas meeting will also be held online for delegates unable to attend the event in person. There will be a professional technical team managing this hybrid model to ensure a smooth digital process.

The 7th annual AIX Gas will take place over two meetings in 2021.
• Part one on 23 June
• Part two on 17 November

13h45 -  Conceptualising the industry's future shape

Chair: Jon Marks, Chairman, African Energy

With fossil fuel markets under ever greater pressure from shifting strategies and projects searching for increasingly elusive funding as stakeholders follow a climate change agenda more rigorously, AIX: Gas will examine the relevance of gas to African economies, their domestic markets and export potential.

  • Moustapha Bechir, ‎Director General of Hydrocarbons. Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania
  • Kwaku Boakye-Adjei, Commercial Consultant, Tema LNG Terminal Company
  • Olivier Mussat, Chief Investment Officer, Global Energy, IFC
  • Adrian Mucalov, Partner: Infrastructure, Actis
  • Francois Vuylsteke, Senior Developer, Wärtsilä

An overview of Africa’s gas market by African Energy (John Hamilton, Managing Director, CbI)

15h15 - Networking break

15h45 - Opportunities and challenges investing in south-eastern Africa

Chair: Steve Husbands, Head of Commercial, Oil & Gas Advisory, SLR

A regional focus with lessons for all stakeholders operating in and around the industry.

  • Nomfundo Maseti, Full-time, Regulator Member: Piped Gas Regulation, NERSA
  • Pedro Nguelume, Executive Board Member, EDM
  • Mitesh Pema, Investment Director, AIIM
  • John Smelcer, Business Development Director, Globeleq

16h30 - Networking break

16h45 – The western margins
A discussion of opportunities along the West coast, from Morocco to Nigeria.

  • Damilola Agbaje, Investment Director, AIIM
  • Steve Brann, Senior Investment Manager, Vitol
  • Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman, Board of Directors, Genesis Energy
  • Alex Douglas, Managing Director Head of Business Development, West Africa, Globeleq
  • Okechukwu Mba, General Manager, Gas, Seplat
  • Duncan Wallace, Technical Director, Chariot Oil and Gas

Co-produced by CbI’s African Energy, the Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting is structured around interactive panel-led sessions and held under the Chatham House Rule.

Participants benefit again from exclusive analysis based on African Energy Live Data – our unique platform that combines a range of analytics tools with project level detail of more than 6,200 power plants across the continent that are operating, planned or under construction.

All participants, including speakers, can choose whether to participate in-person or join the meeting virtually.

Book online or contact Lauren Andrews for registration details. Tel +44(0)1424 721667.

Royal Society of Arts (RSA House)
8 John Adam Street
London, WC2N 6EZ

The Venue
Conveniently located in central London within easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and the South Bank, RSA House was designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s, and is the historic home of the Royal Society of Arts. A famous centre for Enlightenment thinking, the building has been the intellectual and social home of some of the greatest thinkers and social activists of the past 200 years. Today it is also recognised as one of the most exclusive and sought after locations for executive meetings in London.

London – access to international funds
The world’s leading global financial centre, home to a large number of internationally significant banks, businesses, and stock exchanges, and barometer for international investor appetite in Africa’s growth industries.

London is an ideal destination which provides African industries access to a large international audience as well as the opportunity to capitalise on the city’s financial expertise.