25th - 26th January 2018 | Milan, Italy

The North Africa Oil & Gas Summit and the North Africa Downstream Summit were a great success providing 213 attendees, from 109 companies the chance to expand their network and discuss the current challenges and opportunities in both the downstream and upstream industries across the North African region. We witnessed 2 days of valuable keynote addresses, insightful discussions and interactive sessions, with leaders from across the region’s NOCs and key stakeholders within the oil and gas industry, combined with multiple invaluable networking opportunities.

The Energy Exchange and World Refining Association would like to thank everyone for their participation and contribution to the event and we hope to see you all again next year. To register your interest for 2018 and to receive the post event report from 2017 including the top 5 takeaways please submit your details here.

The North Africa Downstream Summit 2017 was co-located alongside the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit and Getenergy VTEC MENA.

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Co-hosted by ENI

Are you a Refiner or a Petrochemical Producer? Limited complimentary passes available!

The World Refining Association has reserved 50 complimentary passes for representatives of Refineries and Petrochemical Producers to attend North Africa Downstream Summit as our guests.

Register now and make sure you reserve your free place.
Places will be given on a first come first serve basis.


North Africa Downstream Summit 2017, Eni Site Visit, 27th January, 14:30


2017 delegates had an exclusive opportunity to visit Eni’s Research Center in Milan.

Open to a limited number of delegates, this was a fantastic opportunity to see their cutting-edge laboratories. Offering insights into Eni’s R&D organization, delegtaes were given the chance to see first-hand their Chemistry Physics (NMR Spectroscopy lab) and Downstream Process Technologies (EST, Biofuel) laboratories. Delegates were also able to visit their Environmental Labs in their Renewable department, as well as experience their 3D Simulation Room.


North African Refiners competing globally

Technological innovation to increase refining and petrochemical production

Investing in North Africa’s downstream potential

Petrochemical production adding value further down the chain

Improving refinery margins through operational excellence




If you are interested in becoming an official sponsor or exhibitor for the 2018 event, please contact Michael Thorburn on +44 (0) 207 384 7955 or sponsorship@theenergyexchange.co.uk


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Prospects and Realities for North Africa’s Downstream Development

Listen to industry experts discuss the true opportunities and realities for the region as well as international investment prospects and how these compare to other emerging markets

Libya Prospects and Realities

While the question everyone is asking is ‘when is the right time to invest in Libya?’, gain perspective and insight from NOC Libya representatives and other leading experts from the region to discuss this query further and better understand risks and challenges in Libya.

Looking East and West

With increasing competition from the Middle East and new projects emerging in West Africa, join this panel discussion to investigate successful strategies from both regions. Integration, private refinery funding and import/export of products will be amongst the points discussed to deliberate whether North Africa can compete on a global scale.


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