Francis Kamulegeya (Right) Country Senior Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers engages Minister David Bahati (left) during a panel discussion session at the 4th UIOGS at Serena International Conference Center in Kampala
KAMPALA — The fifth edition of the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) returns to Kampala on September 25-26, the organizer has confirmed.
Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the summit is a brain-child of UK-based Global Events And Partners together with local counterpart Image Care Uganda.
The event annually gathers more than 400 captains of the oil and gas industry for the two-day conference program, high-profile networking events and series of one-to-one meetings between decision makers from through all major players involved in Uganda and the region.
Speaking ahead of the conference, Energy Minister Irene Muloni said UIOGS is of utmost importance to the upstream, midstream and downstream development of Uganda’s oil industry.
“By providing Uganda with an annual platform; UIOGS is an event of the utmost importance… it provides invaluable insight into the challenges and priorities for Uganda’s oil and gas sector with a conference programme packed with industry leaders and global experts,” she said.
The events agenda has been developed in consultation with the Ministry and major operators, and will feature business, technical and special focus sessions, providing an outlook of the current oil and gas industry with the government’s goals and objectives over the near-medium term, the role of technology in the sector, local content, finance and collaborations, talent development and the future of the sector.”
Following the launch of Uganda’s second round of competitive bidding for five oil blocks, this year’s summit will feature a dedicated session on the licensing round on the opening day 25th September.
Detailed information will be available for all interested parties throughout the conference, including a special data room at UIOGS.
UIOGS continues to grow as a reflection of Uganda’s steady progress to commercial oil production and now annually attracts more than 400 attendees with a world-class conference program led by regional and industry experts.
It adds value to all participants and there are a number of commercial projects under consideration. Given the recent refinery and pipeline developments Uganda is developing as a hub for the region providing investors with a stable environment and attractive conditions.
Delegations from throughout the region now use UIOGS as a catalyst for business with official groups from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan and Tanzania in attendance.
Further national and international support comes from UIOGS’ increasingly growing number of sponsors and partners including; UNOC, CNOOC, Total, Flour, Ponticelli, RSK, Honeywell, Control Risks, International SOS, Atlas Oranto, Industrial Maintenance International (IMI), Mineral Services Limited, Petromall, Trade and Development Bank (TDB), Virtual University of Uganda and Yokogawa.