Gas-to-Power Africa Congress



15 – 16 May 2018
CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa


Shaping the future of natural gas and energy development on the continent



What is the Gas-to-Power Africa Congress?

The Energy Council’s 3rd Gas-to-Power Africa Congress will once again see over 300 senior executives from along the gas and power value chains, including Governments, Regulators, Upstream E&Ps, Transport, Off takers, Developers, Utilities, EPC Companies, Financiers and Investors come together to discuss the future of Natural Gas and LNG as sources of energy and enabler on the continent.

Taking place once again in conjunction with Africa Utility Week, one of the world’s leading energy events which welcomed over 7400 attendees over three days in 2017, the Congress will explore gas pricing and the opportunities related to allocating supply between LNG exports and domestic power markets, developing bankable commercial frameworks, overcoming gas transportation infrastructure challenges and ensuring the competitiveness of domestic resources in a global market.

Hear the latest on South Africa and Morocco’s Gas-to-Power Programs as well as Nigeria’s Roadmap for Power Sector Reform and get an overview of projects and opportunities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. If you have a big announcement and are part of the gas ecosystem powering African development, we want to hear from you.

What to expect this year

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Outlook for Natural Gas and LNG in Africa in 2018

 Welcome Address: Iain Pitt, CEO, Oil & Gas Council and Energy Council

09:05 Welcome Address: Pippa Brown, Director, Africa, Energy Council

09:15 Ministerial Welcome Key Note: Update on South Africa’s Gas-to-Power Program

09:30 Ministerial Panel: The Policy Makers’ perspectives on the role of Natural Gas in securing African energy supply

  • What opportunities exist for Africa in the ever-shifting global LNG landscape?
  • Exporters vs. Importers – policy considerations in a buyers’ market
  • Overview of Gas-to-Power activities on the continent and where future opportunities lie

10:45 Networking Morning Coffee Break

11:45 Harnessing African Gas: Ensuring the competitiveness of domestic resources in a global market

  • Concentration of gas resources in a few countries and absence of gas transportation infrastructure – turning challenges in to opportunities
  • Economic trade-offs of allocating gas supply between LNG exports and domestic power markets
  • Can LNG import be a bridge to unlocking domestic resources for countries with major discoveries?
  • What are the opportunities to integrate the necessary LNG import and gas transmission infrastructure to unlock gas supply for use in multiple downstream applications?

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:15 Financing Appetite for Gas-to-Power Projects in Africa: Developing bankable commercial frameworks

  • How does the risk/return profile for GTP investing differ from pure upstream investing? What opportunities are LPs and Private Equity looking for?
  • Role of domestic banks vs. international commercial banks
  • How to develop bankable commercial framework (price reforms, improved regulatory arrangements, redefinition of role of public companies in gas sector)
  • Mix of instruments such as project bonds, project financing, and mezzanine debt.

15:15 Networking Afternoon Coffee Break

16:15 A World First: Learnings from the Delimara 4 LNG-to-power project

  • Why the option to source LNG on a non-recourse basis was chosen
  • Technologies utilised in the building of the 210 MW CCPP
  • Insight from the international banking consortium financing the project

17:15 End of day one

17:15 **Networking Drinks**

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Strategies & Successes – North vs. South vs. West vs. East

09:00 Welcome Address

09:15 South Africa’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan: Finding the right balance

10:15 Networking Morning Coffee Break

11:00 Morocco’s Gas-to-Power Program: Plan for 2018 and beyond

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 Nigeria’s Roadmap for Power Sector Reform: Leading the way in the West

  • How can the goal of 20 GW of generation capacity by 2020 (mostly gas-fired) be achieved?
  • What policy changes are underway in Nigeria and what are the implications for power sector reform?
  • Is a market reflective tariff required to attract further investment in to Nigeria?

14:00 Networking Morning Coffee Break

14:30 East Africa’s rise: The transformative potential of Natural Gas

  • How can Mozambique realise the transformative potential of gas such as gas exporting leader Qatar?

15:30 End of day two

19:00 *** Industry Awards Gala Dinner (night) ***

2018 Pricing




Standard Rate

ZAR23,600/2 Day Full Access Conference Pass

Tickets include access to Africa Utility Week (AUW)


2017 Featured Speakers

Honourable Minister Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi

Honourable Minister Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi

Minister of Energy, DOE

Jacob Modise

Jacob Modise

Chairperson, NERSA

Jerome Milongo

Jerome Milongo

VP Greenfield LNG Origination, Africa, BP

Jesus Bronchalo

Jesus Bronchalo

Vice President LNG Market Development, ExxonMobil

Karén Breytenbach

Karén Breytenbach

Head of IPP Office, DoE, SA

Marcel Bruhwiler

Marcel Bruhwiler

Principal Investment Officer, South Africa, IFC

Nicolas Pitiot

Nicolas Pitiot

Investment Director, CDC Group

Peter Purkl

Peter Purkl

Director, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Ransome Owan

Ransome Owan

Group Managing Director, Aiteo

Sabine Dall’Omo

Sabine Dall’Omo

CEO, Africa, Siemens

Thabane Zulu

Thabane Zulu

Director General, DOE

Vuyo Ntoi

Vuyo Ntoi

Regional Director, Southern & Central Africa, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

2018 Lead Sponsors

2018 Premium Sponsors

2018 Associate Sponsors

2017 Lead Sponsors

2017 Host City, Government & Host Utility

A Glance at 2017

2017 Success Stories

“It is always great to attend the Energy Council’s events in Africa, as provides the perfect setting to learn about the latest developments in the industry and meet the key players in the region.”

Frederik Smits van Oyen

VP Marketing & Origination, Cheniere

“Must-attend event if you want to meet energy industry peers and stakeholders.”

Peter Purkl

Director, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

“The World Gas to Power Council was valuable for us to attend, since all main stakeholders, both public and private, for the African gas to power space were present, and we appreciated the format of the conference, having relatively informal panel discussions that allowed interactive discussion on the topics rather than formalized presentations. We will certainly be back next year.”

Dominic José Goncalves

VP Business Development (South Africa), Abengoa

“Gas-to-Power in Sub-Saharan Africa is coming, and the conference provided a platform for all the stakeholders to maintain/ strengthen their networks in preparation for when the floodgates open!!” 

Lynn Rubow

Director, Power, Sub-Saharan Africa, Worley Parsons

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2018 Event Brochure

2017 Speaker Presentations

2017 Companies in Attendance

2017 Success Stories

“The Gas-to-Power World Congress is a special occasion gathering players in both upstream gas and downstream together, hence a good opportunity to meet the related industry players sharing thoughts on combined complexities for new investments.”

Maarten Van Der Horst

Chief Business Development Power, Gas and Infrastructure, Engie

“Thanks to the Energy Council for a successful conference.  The success of the panel discussion format really depends on the quality of the panellists, and the relevance and topicality of the subject matter, all of which were excellent.  The ground is shifting in the global gas industry, especially regarding gas to power in developing markets and Africa in particular.  Events like this are important for bringing stakeholders together, and help unlock the benefits that development of such projects can bring, so thanks are due to the Energy Council for this.”

Andrew Fisher

Senior Associate, The Energy Contract Company

“Well done on a really good event.  It really brought together the serious players in the industry together with key policy makers and was hugely worthwhile.”

John Smelcer

Director, Head of Energy & Infrastructure, Webber Wentzel



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Pippa Brown

Pippa Brown

Director, Africa

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Lyle Simpson

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VP Corporate Development, EMEA

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Wesley Johnson

VP Corporate Development, EMEA

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Gina Sole

Business Development Manager, EMEA

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