Supported by Sonatrach, and with opening remarks from CEO, Sonatrach, this is an unmissable platform for the North African oil and gas sector. 

“I can certainly say the North
Africa Summit was a success
for us. We had a high volume
of meetings off the back of it,
actually the highest in 3 to 4 years
and this is why it wasn’t a hard
decision to decide to sponsor

Vasco Felix, Area Manager,
Africa, Packers Plus Energy

Key themes for 2014

“I found the event to be well
organized with high level attendants
that were relevant to my business.
It was easy to network and the
information provided was
up-to-date and interactive.”

Pickard Trepess, Marketing
Manager, Sintex Minerals

The only event dedicated to the downstream industry in North Africa, now in it's 2nd year.

North Africa is currently focusing on increasing downstream capacities and decreasing imports. While governments understand the necessity to invest in the improvement of the refinery and petrochemical sector, operators are focusing not only on upgrading existing plants but also on building new ones to better capture the more sophisticated economic opportunities that exist along the value chain.

Download the first look agenda here.

Gathering over 120 of your senior level peers, the Summit is essential for companies that are involved, or want to be involved, in the development of the North Africa downstream market potential. It will bring together the strategic and commercial angle of the North Africa Downstream sector in light of the overall energy strategy of the region. 

Download the first look agenda here.

Organised with the support of Sonatrach and as part of the 9th North Africa Oil & Gas Summit, the North Africa Downstream Summit will create a unique platform for key representatives from the governments, NOCs and IOCs playing or wanting to play a central role in the development of the downstream sector in the region.

Why you should attend the North Africa Downstream Summit:

  • Meet the key representatives from the governments and NOCs during the shared plenary session with the 9th North Africa Oil & Gas Summit
  • Cement your position within the downstream industry in North Africa and liaise with profitable partners
  • Explore different techniques of production optimisation with Midor, Stir, Tahrir Petrochemical and Takreer
  • Exchange business cards and ideas during the speed networking session
  • Discover technology innovations to improve fuels quality and yields for both domestic and export markets
  • Learn about new projects in the region and understand long term supply-demand dynamics
  • Promote and secure investments in the downstream industry
  • Discuss the benefits of refining & petrochemicals integration at the world cafĂ© sessions
  • Network with all the stakeholders involved in the North Africa oil and gas industry at the welcoming drinks reception and the Gala dinner shared with 9th North Africa Oil & Gas Summit


The inaugural North Africa Downstream Summit in numbers:

  • 120 senior representatives from the downstream sector took part in the first and only event focusing on the North Africa Downstream sector, in Tunis last October
  • 24 countries were represented with the percentage of attendees from Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Egypt accounting for 41% of total attendees followed by UK, France and the United Arab Emirates representing 28% overall
  • A high portion of the attendees were affiliated to a refinery or a petrochemicals plant (32%) but viewing the need for innovative technology in this region the proportion of vendors and technology providers was even higher accounting for 41%. The audience was mainly made up of senior managers followed by business development managers.
Download the 2013 post-summit report here

To find out more about how to participate at the event please contact:

Giulia Chiatante
Senior Conference Producer | World Refining Association
t: +44 (0) 207 384 8031