The African Oil, Gas and Mines Trade and Finance Conference and Exhibition is an annual forum for sharing experiences and debating topical issues relating to the extractive industries, such as: investment and finance; legal and regulatory issues; revenue and resource management; energy security; technology; and local participation. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for high-level policy dialogue between producers and consumers, investors and host countries and other stakeholders.
This year´s meeting has a theme of value retention and value addition in natural resources development. The aim is to assess the opportunities and challenges in Africa´s extractive industries and identify appropriate policies, and legal frameworks to promote local participation and value addition in the sector.
The conference is expected to attract up to 400 participants, including key decision-makers; investors; executives of major and small oil companies as well as mining companies.
This is the 14th conference organized by UNCTAD on the African continent since 1996. Previous locations include: Zimbabwe (1996 and 1997), Ivory Coast (1998), Namibia (1999), Ghana (2000), Cameroon (2002), Angola (2003), Morocco (2004), Mozambique (2005), Algeria (2006), Kenya (2007), Equatorial Guinea (2008), Mali (2009).