Penplusbytes is participating in the next edition of the Sub-Sahara Africa Upstream Oil and Gas Summit and Exhibition to be held in Accra, Ghana from 6th – 8th April 2016 with the theme “Preparing for the Challenges of Changing Times”.
This is to afford Penplusbytes, which plays a leading role in the extractive industry insight provision, networking of key actors and international media training, an opportunity to interact with other players in the upstream oil and gas industry.
The conference is expected to attract top industry players from across Africa and beyond with forty participating organizations and eighteen speakers. Key amongst which include Chris Bredenhann of Partner Pricewater Coopers, South Africa and Head of PwC Africa Oil and Gas Desk, Victor Eromosele, an oil and gas industry expert who has been in the career for more than 33 years, holding 19 management positions and Sim Katende, a legal advisor to the Government on the procurement of a lead investor to develop Uganda’s first greenfield oil refinery.
There will be specialist breakout sessions for subject matter experts to discuss and harmonise industry best practices and emerging issues in sub sea technologies, partnership and finance and investment.
Penplusbytes will also be exhibiting expertise in the use of new digital technologies that has enhanced the work of journalists reporting on the sector through trainings, online & social media integration, information, events and publications.
Experiences and knowledge gathered from working in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia and field experiences in Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, and Nigeria will also be showcased.
The exhibition will also provide opportunities for other established oil and gas companies, government agencies, services providers, equipment manufacturers and new entries to network and showcase their possibilities.
According to organisers, the summit is Africa’s unique platform for exchange of ideas and exploration of mutually beneficial opportunities by the oil and gas community and this year’s edition will particularly focus on how the industry can develop robust systems and processes that will enable it cope with changing challenges.
The executive director of Penplusbytes, Kwami Ahiabenu,II, commenting on Penplusbytes participation in the upstream industry event said, “we consider it important to interact with industry players as we work to provide better services to our audience and this event affords us a unique opportunity share as well as gather new trends and technologies that are helping address the challenges facing the industry in these times”.
Penplusbytes is a not-for-profit organization driving change through innovations in three key areas: using new digital technologies to enable good governance and accountability, new media and innovations, and driving oversight for effective utilisation of mining, oil and gas revenue and resources.
“Penplusbytes vision is to be the leading institution for promoting effective governance using technology in Africa and beyond”