Ministerial and VIP Programme

Over the course of 2019 the Department of Energy for the Republic of South Africa and Africa Oil Week will be hosting the most prestigious Ministerial and VIP Programme for the African Upstream.

Designed to convene the most senior global decision makers looking to invest and expand operations in Africa, the Programme will host 180 VIPs and act as a catalyst to move projects towards Final Investment Decision.
From deal-making to peer-to-peer networking at the highest level, the Programme will offer a unique experience across 3 days, giving you access to the most salubrious networking engagements and business meetings across Africa Oil Week.

The Programme will also give you exclusive access to the onsite VIP Lounge and our Concierge Service which will support you in meeting AOW delegates in a quieter, more private and intimate setting within AOW.
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The Ministerial and VIP Programme with give you direct access to:

  • Ministerial and VIP Symposium on the 4th November
  • Ministerial and VIP Gala Dinner on the 4th November, sponsored by Chevron
  • A private concierge service to support you with your meeting schedule for the week
  • A purpose-built lounge on the show floor. This space will serve as a meeting & networking hub specifically for VIPs will include light refreshments and catering throughout the week.
  • Fast-track entry to the exhibition, including a VIP only entrance point
  • Priority seating for the Plenary Stage

Participants in the Programme will include:


  • Major and International Oil Companies; CEOs, SVPs, VPs, Exploration and New Ventures Directors, Production Directors

  • Small and Mid-Cap Operators: CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, COOs, Directors of New Ventures, Upstream and Exploration

  • National Oil Companies: CEOs, COOs, Directors of Hydrocarbons, Directors of Petroleum

Financial Institutions

  • Senior representatives from Investment Banks and Corporate Banking
  • Fund Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Development Finance Officials
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Hedge Fund Managers

Service Companies

  • Geophysical Companies: CEOs, COOs, SVP & VP Multiclient

  • Oilfield Service Companies: CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CFOs, Regional Directors

Government Officials

  • Ministries: Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Hydrocarbons, Exploration Directors

  • Regulators and Concessionaires: CEOs, Petroleum Commissioners, SVPs and VPs

Brought to you by our dedicated VIP & IR team:

Paul Sinclair
Conference Director

Caroline Werner
Investor Relations Manager

Kael O'Sullivan
Head of Investor Relations

Ellen Eager
VIP Coordinator