The 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE’19) will be held from 8th to 10th May, 2019 at the PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Center and Spa in Mombasa, Kenya.
The conference organized by the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and the EAC Partner States is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.
The 2019 edition of the biennial conference under the theme, East African Region: The Destination of Choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to Enhance Socioeconomic Transformation, aims at promoting the region’s petroleum potential and investment opportunities. The last eight Petroleum Conferences have proven a valuable forum for governments and petroleum industry players from around the world to dialogue.According to the EAC Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, while the conference provides a forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally, the 2019 edition of the Conference is also in line with the EAC Vision 2050 that aims to transform the region into an upper-middle income region by the year 2050.
“Energy is one of the vital infrastructure ‘enablers’ of EAC Vision 2050 and the level and intensity of commercial energy use in the region is a key indicator of the degree of economic growth and development,” added the Secretary General.
Held since 2003, the East African Petroleum Conferences have provided increasing awareness of the potential for petroleum production in the region and other important issues in the petroleum sector, including technological advancements in exploration, development and production.
Delegates can expect high quality technical presentations, exhibitions from a wide spectrum of players from the petroleum sector. The conference programme integrates field excursions to selected sites in each Partner State for delegates to see the rich geological variety that the region possesses as well as the tourist attractions that the region is well known for.
EAPCE’19 will take place at a time when the EAC has embarked on a journey to implement the Vision 2050. The objective of the energy sector development under the EAC Vision 2050 is to ensure sustainable, adequate, affordable, competitive, secure and reliable supply of energy to meet regional needs at the least cost. By 2050, the region’s target is to transform the energy landscape to be characterised by efficient distribution of petroleum products with sufficient strategic reserves.