Day 1
26 Nov 2018
Day 2
27 Nov 2018

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

OPENING CEREMONY

Dr Achille Ngwanza
H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya
H.E. Diamantino Azevedo
10:00 – 10:45

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PHOTO AND COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 1

LEVERAGING THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY TO GENERATE SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE GROWTH

During this session, Ministries, NOCs, regulators and legal entities will discuss local content policy development and regulatory frameworks across the petroleum producing countries and what needs to be implemented to develop trust and attract investment.

  • Creating a comprehensive roadmap for local content
  • Adopting legal, institutional and regulatory framework favourable to the promotion of Local Content
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Promoting good governance and transparency
  • Updates on National Oil Companies (NOC’s) Local Content policy implementation and improvements
  • Evaluation criteria of a local content policy
Henrik Fredborg Larsen
Dr Lahra Liberti
Bráulio de Brito

Q&A SESSION

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

SESSION 2

BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDIES IOC - NOC PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LOCAL CONTENT

This session will showcase National and International Oil Companies (NOCs and IOCs) that have worked in unison to increase local content expediently, to develop communities through social economic enhancement.

  • Early engagement and collaboration
  • Innovative partnership models
  • Developing long term strategies
  • What worked and what didn’t?
Pedro Guimarães

Q&A SESSION

14:15 – 14:45

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 3

FUNDING LOCAL CONTENT – FINANCING, RISKS AND REWARDS

Financing domestic enterprises requires both government and private funding. Industry experts will discuss:

  • Attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs)
  • Local financing structures
  • Corporate sponsorship options
  • Financing options for SME’s
  • Tax strategies
  • Establishing government funds for the promotion of Local Content
  • Assessing the risk vs rewards when investing in Local Content
Dr Kofi Konadu Sarpong
Paul Eardley-Taylor

Q&A SESSION

WRAP UP OF DAY 1 DISCUSSIONS

OFFICIAL COCKTAIL FUNCTION

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

SESSION 4

WORKING TOWARDS ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE - COUNTRY SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTS

This session will showcase select petroleum producing countries that have implemented solid local content policies and partnership mechanisms recently for sustainable development in the hydrocarbons sector.

Q&A SESSION

10:15 – 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 5

PANEL DISCUSSION SETTING THE CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY OF LOCAL COMPANIES

Panellist will consider the criteria that SMEs should work towards, in order to qualify as a petroleum sub-contractor, and to increase local content targets including but not limited to:

  • Quality, price, guarantees
  • Service level agreements
  • Suitable infrastructure
  • Professional business processes
  • Effective delivery of services
NJ Ayuk
Niall Kramer

Q&A SESSION

SESSION 6

PANEL DISCUSSION HOW WE MADE IT - SUCCESSFUL INDIGENOUS OPERATORS AND SUPPLIERS PANEL

During this panel discussion, local companies will outline their success stories, challenges and expansion plans.

Q&A SESSION

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

SESSION 7

ADVANCING LOCAL ENTITIES – INCREASING COMPETITIVENESS, CAPACITY AND EMPLOYMENT

Continuous local supplier enterprises and individual development is vital to increase competitiveness. This panel will discuss how companies can strengthen existing capacities through integrated technical assistance and training plus consider the need for proposals that will ensure that employment and training of locals is strategically orientated.

  • Assessing the skills gap
  • Transference of knowledge
  • Training levies
  • Capacity building programmes, internships and technical schools etc
  • Connecting into the international oil and gas industry networks
  • Building employment and training into local content policies
Isalino Márcio João
Dr Ibilola Amao
Nelia Dias

Q&A SESSION

15:15 – 15:45

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 8

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH INDUSTRIALISATION AND REGIONAL ALLIANCES

Diversifying from oil via state-led industrialisation, will create opportunities for the expansion of exports, which, in turn will generate employment and increasing revenues.

  • Developing manufacturing bases and industrial zones
  • Access to electricity and Infrastructure expansion plans
  • Building a supply chain and service sector specific to projects
  • Cross-border agreements
  • Establishing associated downstream industries
  • Finding regional solutions to local content challenges

Q&A SESSION

PRESENTATION OF THE AFRICA PETROLEUM PRODUCERS ORGANISATION GUIDE FOR LOCAL CONTENT PROMOTION

  • Senior Representative, Jus Africa
Dr Achille Ngwanza

OFFICIAL CLOSING COMMUNIQUÉ

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