A snapshot of what to expect in Dubai...

66% of African Governments Represented

45 Ministers and Government Leaders confirmed

50+ Hours of CPD accredited sessions

Major CEOs to meet with

Unlimited deal-making potential

Fuelling the future of African energy

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At Africa Oil Week our mandate remains the same – Africa is at our core and the event will continue to stimulate upstream deals and transactions, drive investments into African projects and facilitate new partnerships and networking opportunities for the African upstream.

This year’s event will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai due to legal restrictions preventing events from happening in Cape Town. The 2022 event will return to CTICC in Cape Town for which we have signed a 3-year deal. 

We hope you can join us and the hundreds of brands who have already confirmed their place.


  • Major CEOs confirmed including Rahul Dhir, CEO of Tullow Oil and Mark Heine, CEO of Fugro

  • Investment and JV opportunities presented by 15+ Independents including Tullow Oil, Discover Exploration and ReconAfrica

  • 15+ national energy strategies, prospective asset and investment opportunities presented by Ministers, NOC CEOs and their geo partners

  • A dedicated VIP Programme bringing the most senior players in African Energy directly to you

  • Unmissable daily networking opportunities that AOW is renowned for, including the annual Braai. Plus, bookable meeting spaces and the exhibition

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"Having the event in Dubai offers a new opportunity to engage with Middle Eastern Investors and operators; we understand that hosting the event in Dubai this year is a sensible and defensible decision given the current pandemic."

Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Namibia

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