The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) is set to host the fifth Sub Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) scheduled to hold virtually on 19 – 21 May 2021.

SAIPEC, since 2017, is the only full stream business platform for the African continent which has played a major role in connecting more than 6,000 visitors, over 300 participating companies, 20 regional Chief Operating Officers (CEOs) and delegates, over 80 industry experts, and over 200 exhibitions to encourage collaboration and discussions on the challenges and successes in the oil and gas sector.

The biggest industry event for the region, SAIPEC boasts representations from key sub-Sahara African oil and gas industry players, delivering high-level strategic discussions on game-changing solutions combined with an international exhibition.

The organising committee of the event announced the event’s return this year as a virtual conference and exhibition all within the energy advance platform following due consideration of the safety and wellbeing of SAIPEC’s sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, and visitors.

As a pivotal platform for the whole region serving the oil and gas community, organizers of the event have developed a world-class virtual platform including a special exhibition area that will provide participants with the best possible experience; to promote their products and expertise, to develop leads and generate meetings.

The SAIPEC conference programme will benefit from the participation of industry leaders and experts from all over the region. Delegates will be able to access more than 40 hours of the highest-level content, providing invaluable insight, information, and a real platform for an interactive debate.

It is also poised to spur regional growth in support of the objective of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to reshape economies across the region, boost output in the services, manufacturing, and natural resources sectors as well as attract direct foreign investment.

Participants at SAIPEC will learn about the latest technological advances in the region’s oil and gas sector, identify the direction, opportunities, and challenges of the industry and develop business partnerships through SAIPEC’s enhanced Business Matching Service (BMS), an easy-to-use technology platform with personalized service to help maximize networking opportunities and engage with target markets.

Opening remarks will be given by the Chairman, PETAN, Mr. Nicolas Odinuwe, while a keynote address will be delivered by the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Dr. Timipre Sylva.

SAIPEC 2021, which will also have in attendance, top industry players such as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote and Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kyari, is projected to attract more than 200 exhibiting companies and 6,000 visiting professionals from across Sub Saharan Africa, Europe, Americas, and Asia, including the Secretary-General of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO), Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim; Mrs. Proscovia Nabbanja of Uganda National Oil Company Limited; Managing Director, SOBETH, Republic of Benin, Dr. Issifou Yari; Head of Gas Gabon Oil, Gabonese Republic, Mr. Yann Pierre Yangari, Director General, Petroleum Directorate, Republic of Sierra Leone, Mr. Foday Mansaray; Managing Director, Ghana National Gas Company, Republic of Ghana, Dr. Ben K.D Asante; Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Republic of Namibia, Mrs. Maggy Shino, Vice President, DAI, USA, Mr. Zachary  Kaplan.

Others are Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Programme, Chatham House, UK, Dr. Valèrie Marcel; Director of E&P, Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, The Gambia, Ms. Cany Jobe and Director, Exploration and Production, Petrosen, Republic of Senegal, Mr. Joseph Medou.

Confirmed Speakers  Heading International Oil Companies include the Chairman/MD Business Unit, Chevron Nigeria/Mid Africa, Mr. Richard Kennedy; Managing Director, Total Energies, Nigeria, Mr. Mike Sangster, Managing Director, Gas, Shell, Nigeria, Mr. Ed Ubong and Managing Director, SNEPCo, Nigeria, Mr. Bayo Ojulari.

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