The 2015 conference will offer a pan-African platform for professionals from the liquids bulk supply chain to address the hurdles presented by infrastructure gaps and how investment and development can assist the flow of petroleum products across Africa.
Acting supporting partners, SAPIA (South African Petroleum Industry Association), SAOGA (South African Oil and Gas Alliance), the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and MCLI (Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative) are helping to raise the profile of African energy infrastructure as an investment model. Bidvest Tank Terminals, TSL Logistics and Franki Africa-Keller Group have already been confirmed as sponsors for the event.
Advisory board members and speakers consisting of commercial, scientific, industrial and municipal figureheads helped shape the structure of the two-day programme, including Tseliso Maqubela, Deputy Director-General of Petroleum Pricing and Regulation at the Department of Energy in South Africa; Mosetlho Kenamile, General Manager of Operations at Botswana Oil Limited; Michael Kariuki, Technology Manager at Kenya Petroleum Refineries; Remi Duchateau, General Manager of Operations at Total South Africa; Marijn Kuiper, Business Development Manager at Vopak; Mziwakhe Ngwane, Manager, Trading, Supply and Logistics at PetroSA; and representatives from other authorities from across the African and global liquids bulk sector.
Argus Africa Storage and Logistics 2015 expects to play host to a similar demographic as last year’s event in Cape Town with Puma Energy, NERSA, Vivo Energy, Oiltanking Mozambique, Trafigura, Horizon Terminals, Vitol South Africa, Engen Group, Oman Trading, Fluor, International Finance Corporation, CB&I, Intertek and several high-profile storage operators, trading firms, refiners, industry associations and equipment providers arriving from Africa, Europe and the Middle East.