Business News of 2014-04-01

5th Oil and gas summit opens in Accra next week

The fifth Ghana Summit, an internationally recognised conference and exhibition opens in Accra from Tuesday April 8 to Thursday April 10 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This year’s Ghana oil and gas Summit, the most established oil and gas conference and exhibition in Ghana will be opened by His Excellence, President John Dramani Mahama.

Other speakers include the Minister of Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Alex Mould, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Theo Ahwering, CEO of the Petroleum Commission, Dr George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, CEO of the Ghana National Gas Company and Terry Hughes, Director, Project Ten, Tullow Oil.

The conference and exhibition which is organised by CWC Group in partnership with Kros Ghana has attracted over 40 other speakers with distinguished careers and expertise in oil and gas, including senior government officials, operators, technocrats, academia and business tycoons.

The fifth Ghana Summit is the most reputable oil and gas event in the country and feature a two-day conference and a three-day exhibition with up to 100 exhibitors.

A statement signed by Ania Szewczyk of CWC Group said this year’s conference will focus on topics such as maximising the potential of gas, upstream, challenges and opportunities, local content, showcasing Ghana’s investment potential, update on the Volta Basin and a special Project TEN showcase.

“The Ghana Summit 2014 will once again unite international and regional experts, key decision makers, contractors and service providers under one roof to discuss the future of the energy sector in Ghana” say Willy Olsen, Associate Director of the CWC Group.

The networking functions available to the delegates include drinks and dinner at Labadi Beach Hotel, VIP exhibition tour, roundtable discussions among many others.

“This year there will be an increased focus on local content and opportunities available to indigenous Ghanaian companies in the oil and gas space, a topic which is particularly important at present following the recent enactment of the Local Content Bill. Delegates will hear directly from successful Ghanaian oil and gas entrepreneurs on their success stories and how they overcame challenges faced”- Gurpreet Hayre, Senior Project Manager, The CWC Group added.

The exhibition is free to attend and enriched by the CWC Technical Seminars and networking opportunities, providing the ideal platform for companies to showcase their latest products, services and innovative solutions in the energy sector.

The CWC Technical Seminars will focus on Local Content & HSSE Practises within Ghana, as well as assessing innovative technologies required to meet production needs.