AOW Government Programme

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The highly prestigious Government Programme is aimed at ministers and other top-level government leaders.

From deal-making to peer-to-peer networking at the highest level, the Programme serves a cherry-picked group of leaders from across the African upstream. 

Who Participates?

The Africa Oil Week Government Programme will host:

  • Ministers
  • National Oil Company CEOs
  • Petroleum Commissioners
  • Directors of Petroleum
  • Heads of Exploration, Planning and Management Departments

Download the Government Brochure below to learn more.


Previously Supported By

Our events have a proven track-record of attracting global ministers and government leaders. Previous participants have included:

  • Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy, South Africa
  • Hon. Rubens Mikindo Muhima, Minister of Hydrocarbons, DRC
  • Frank Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State



  • Investment: Access upstream investment and partnership opportunities
  • Licensing: Promote your licensing rounds to operators looking to win concessions and develop your onshore and offshore opportunities
  • Infrastructure investment: Present your critical infrastructure projects to EPCs, service companies and investors looking to partner in your critical infrastructure
  • Private meeting for your minister: A bespoke meeting programme will allow your minister to connect with majors, operators and contractors
  • Policy and governance promotion: Deliver a national showcase to highlight hydrocarbons opportunities and demonstrate ease of doing business with your country