PETAN targets expansion of local content agenda at SAIPEC 2023
February 3, 2023258 views0 comments
By Innocent Obasi
The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has announced that its partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) to host the seventh edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC),scheduled for February 13-16, 2023 at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos.
The conference focuses on local content, providing in-country opportunities for service providers, investors, as well as powering regional partnerships for local content practice in the execution of projects across Africa.
For 2023, discussions will commence on the 13th February, preceding the main conference, at the African Content Series seminar, which will be attended by a select number of NOCs, regulators,governments and private sector representatives. This will showcase local content best practices and provide an overview of Africa’s hydrocarbon resource base and the factors that lead to the introduction of local content in the energy, oil and gas industry.
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The main strategic conference programme will follow on 14th February over three days, placing its emphasis on the future of the energy, oil, and gas industry, regional collaboration and country specific showcases, the energy transition, diversity, equality and inclusivity and youth empowerment.
2023 will also feature a free to attend technical conference, hosted as part of the SAIPEC Exhibition which will open from 14 – 16 February, featuring a record number of exhibitors that span various companies specialising in services across the energy, oil and gas value chain.
Finally, a plethora of networking opportunities underpins the main conference and exhibition proceedings including the SAIPEC Awards, drinks receptions and PETAN’S golf day as the concluding event on 16 February.
PETAN, in a statement made available to Business A.M, said the week-long programme of activities will be attended by delegates, speakers and organisations from over 40 countries across sub Saharan Africa and beyond. It also features a host of B2B networking and partnership opportunities to drive regional collaborations.
In addition, over 100 global experts from across Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Ghana and Nigeria plus other countries across the globe will outline their experiences and share best practices, strategies and knowledge across a full programme of sessions and networking.
Commenting on the forthcoming event, Nik Odinuwe, PETAN chair, said: “SAIPEC sets the precedence for honest debate and the drive for stakeholders to see the highlighted abundance of business opportunities in the oil and gas industry in Sub Saharan Africa and the global energy industry – and discussion and strategic collaboration don’t end at the conference. It has led to developmental progress.”
Odinuwe also remarked that the massive turnout of stakeholders, including IOCs, NOCs, regulators, service providers, the academia and other stakeholders at SAIPEC annually, suggests it is the biggest platform that links stakeholders to the global energy industry and markets.