This year’s edition of the Ghana Gas Forum organized by The Gas Consortium (TGC), an independent non-profit organization, will focus on industrialization.
The programme is scheduled to take place on September, 25th and 26th in Accra.
Under the theme ‘Driving Ghana’s Downstream Gas Utilization’, the forum will perform a critical analysis of policy plans vis-à-vis the country’s goal of leveraging its gas resources for industrialization.
A press release issued by the Consortium said the forum will promote a close partnership among key industry players including the Ministry of Energy, Ghana National Gas Company and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation in the policy discussions.
The theme will help charge participants to reflect on the vast development opportunities associated with the downstream sector, specifically the petrochemicals industry, in support of the call for a diversified energy sector via the close linkage of the gas sector and the broader economy.
GGF2018 will also highlight the potential to expand and deepen growth in the local manufacturing sector, focusing sharply on local and global factors that determine the feasibility of downstream projects.
GGF2018 will feature a new session named the CEO Interactive Session on Day 2 – 26th September 2018, structured to enable decision-makers share their upcoming work plans with peers, service providers and interested participants.
This session will provide an excellent avenue for the dissemination of information that relates to the development of the gas sector, offering participants the opportunity to gain deeper insights and market intelligence that can bolster their respective businesses’ strategic plans.
By securing the support of the Energy Ministry as well as other relevant state-led planning institutions and enterprises, the input from the range of stakeholders is set to yet again play a critical role in the dialogues and debates that lead to policy recommendations.
The forum which will be chaired by Mr Kwame Pianim, will kick off from September 25, ending on the September 26, 2018.
The release said Energy Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu and will be Special Guest of Honour.
Speaking on expectations from the event, Executive Secretary of the Consortium, Mr Senam Gbeho noted that “the Ghana Gas Forum has gained recognition as the leading independent energy policy advocacy event on the calendar, as a result of the rigorous dialogues that it engenders and the sharp focus on natural gas as a strategic resource for development. At the heart of this policy making initiative is a desire to achieve economic transformation via industrialization and thus improve the well-being of the larger society.”
He noted further that this year’s forum will once again attract a critical mass that understands this objective and helps to align government and industry shared interests in such a manner that creates the space for policy interventions driven by a collective vision.