Energy Capital & Power (ECP) Events: The Gateway to Doing Business in Africa
As the leading investment platform for Africa’s energy sector, ECP (EnergyCapitalPower.com) has facilitated numerous agreements and partnership agreements between global and African stakeholders through its world-class events. In 2021, ECP was responsible for the first large-scale energy event to take place on the African continent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the company’s commitment to driving investment and improving business in Africa. . With $2.5 billion in deals signed at the company’s 2021 events, ECP’s 2022 event lineup – South Sudan Oil & Power (https://bit.ly/3OtVPJw) (September 13-14, 2022 ); Angola Oil & Gas (https://bit.ly/3OkYfKC) (November 29, 30 and December 1, 2022) and MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power (https://bit.ly/3ODioeR) (September 1-2, 2022) – promises new opportunities for collaboration and gateways to doing business in Africa.
Africa: officially open for business
Africa is officially open for business. Regulatory policies and institutional restructuring across the continent have not only opened current and emerging markets to international participation and investment, but have essentially improved the continent’s competitiveness. With the aim of creating conducive environments for investment, the policies introduced have, in a short time, significantly improved the ease of doing business in Africa. Notable regulations include Nigeria’s implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act – a comprehensive framework comprising 16 petroleum laws aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of the sector to international investors; the new Petroleum Code of Senegal promulgated in 2019; and the Angolan government approving the National Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Agency to manage oil and gas exploration and production activities. On the gas front, policies and initiatives include Nigeria’s Gas Decade initiative, the Republic of Congo’s Gas Master Plan and Equatorial Guinea’s Gas Mega Hub initiative.
Against the backdrop of an improved business environment, ECP events will provide insight into emerging opportunities and operating landscapes while providing policy insight and regulatory oversight. For so long, the continent has been viewed as risky and unfavorable to foreign actors, however, ECP events disprove these concerns, providing stakeholders with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions and do business in Africa.
Promote multilateral partnerships
ECP events serve as official networking platforms for the energy sector in Africa. Focused on engagement, these events offer stakeholders the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with ministerial representatives, energy professionals, financiers as well as public and private executives from the regional and international sector. For international stakeholders, ECP events represent the official forum to be directly introduced to African opportunities, with networking forums providing a basis for partnerships and multilateral cooperation.
Meanwhile, for African stakeholders, ECP events represent the ideal platform to forge regional partnerships and boost intra-African trade. With the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in January 2021, African stakeholders have a unique new opportunity to expand their business across the continent. Serving as the official meeting place for African energy stakeholders, ECP events foster growth, partnerships and cooperation, providing delegates with the unmissable opportunity to collaboratively develop African energy.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital & Power.
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