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South Africa’s Tourism Minister Excited Over Return Of Africa Oil Week To Cape Town

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has expressed her delight over the announcement that the annual Africa Oil Week will be hosted in Cape Town from 2022 and beyond.

Africa Oil Week is the meeting place of choice for the continent’s upstream oil and gas sector. Now entering its 27th year, the event brings together governments, national and international oil companies, independents, investors, the G&G community and service providers.

The news comes after Africa Oil Week recently announced the 2021 edition will temporarily move to Dubai to ensure the safe and wellbeing of their attendees and to provide the greatest opportunity of holding a live event. Africa Oil Week will now be the only large-scale African upstream event taking place in person in 2021.

Meanwhile, Hyve Group Plc, organisers of Africa Oil Week have signed a 3-year deal with the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), reaffirming their long-term commitment to the continent.

“I am delighted with the news that from 2022, Hyve Group will be hosting Africa Oil Week and Future Energy Series Africa in South Africa for the following three years and beyond”, the minister said.

According to the minister, it is worthy to note the continued commitment of Africa Oil Week to the social and economic development of South Africa and the wider Pan African community.

“The event has put Africa at the heart of every decision, and we are proud to call Africa Oil Week partners of Africa in every sense of the term. The opportunities for international visitors remain as strong as ever and we very much look forward to welcoming all delegates once again for a safe and inspired visit to our beautiful country”, she added.

Similarly, Chief Financial Officer of CTICC, Wayne De Wet echoed the minister’s delight saying, “We are extremely happy to announce our continuing partnership with Hyve Group as their venue of choice for Africa Oil Week for at least the next three years, taking us to 2024. Through a strong, collaborative relationship we are confident we can continue to host these senior, market leading events at the highest standard expected by all attendees.

He also noted that the events serve critical industries that play a significant role in the development of economies across Africa.

“We are delighted to play our role in hosting such impactful dialogue between leading stakeholders and governments from around the world. We welcome the commitment to South Africa, the wider continent and look forward to working with Hyve for many years to come”, he added.

Similarly, a Director at Hyve, Paul Sinclair, is also excited to return to Africa next year for the hosting of the week-long event stating.

 “We have come along way in our journey with Africa and for Africa, this next chapter in the show’s history reaffirms our unwavering commitment to the continent and will ensure we continue driving sustainable economic development into upstream oil and gas as well leading the conversation on the energy transition at South Africa’s best suited venue in CTICC”, he further explained.

Africa Oil Week will run this year from 8-11 November in Dubai and return to Cape Town in 2022 (31 October – 4 November).

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