The only event dedicated to the North Africa downstream industry

Download the 2014 post event report to find out the top 5 takeaways 

The Energy Exchange and the World Refining Association have recently commissioned the North Africa Oil and Gas Survey Report. The report is based on opinions of over 200 industry experts representing IOCs, NOCs and service providers doing business in the North Africa upstream and downstream sectors.

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“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

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The World Refining Association is excited to announce that the North Africa Downstream Summit, is returning to Algiers on the 7th – 9th December 2015.

The only event of its kind dedicated to the downstream industry in North Africa unites the region’s refining and petrochemical communities in a dedicated conference co-located with The Energy Exchange’s North Africa Oil & Gas Summit. The North Africa Downstream Summit will encompass both plenary sessions with North African Ministers, NOCs and CEOs as well as offer a dedicated technical and strategic downstream content.

Thanks to the support of Sonatrach and the region, in 2014 we saw over 470 attendees, 50 speakers and 30 sponsors. We are delighted to be back in Algeria where we will continue to grow on last year’s success. The key themes for this year’s summits:

  • Increase production
  • Develop local know-how
  • Develop the downstream industry

Beyond Algeria, senior officials from refineries and petrochemical producers representing Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Mauritania will join us in Algiers to discuss:

  • Algeria and the region’s investment plans for developing their refining and petrochemicals sectors over the next five years
  • The role that technology and government subsidies play in supporting the region’s increasing refined product demand 
  • The global and regional impact of a suppressed oil price on downstream operations
  • Regional strategies to increase downstream capacity and reduce dependence on import burdens
  • Plant modernization and Operational Excellence initiatives – run plants more efficiently, profitably and safely
  • The incentives of Refinery and Petrochemical integration for the North Africa region
  • Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Incentives for expansion vs optimization  

2014 Top conference take aways:

  • Algeria is committed to expand its petrochemicals industry
  • The region is investing in the modernisation of its facilities and increasing its competitiveness
  • Flexibility is the key success factor to operate in a fast changing market
  • Investing in technology is a key to growth
  • There are large incentives for integration in the North Africa region

Want to read more? Download the full post event report here