• The only Downstream event focused on the North Africa downstream industry
  • Official first look agenda now released

Attend The North Africa Downstream Summit

The only event of its kind dedicated to the downstream events in North Africa unites the region’s refining and petrochemical communities in a dedicated conference co-located with The Energy Exchange’s North Africa Oil & Gas Summit. The North Africa Downstream Summit will encompass both plenary sessions with North African Ministers, NOCs and CEOs as well as offer a dedicated technical and strategic downstream content.

Thanks to the support of Sonatrach and the region, in 2014 we saw over 470 attendees, 50 speakers and 30 sponsors. We are delighted to be back in Algeria where we will continue to grow on last year’s success. The key themes for this year’s summits:

  • Increase production
  • Develop local know-how
  • Develop the downstream industry

Beyond Algeria, senior officials from refineries and petrochemical producers representing Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Mauritania will join us in Algiers to discuss:

  • Algeria and the region’s investment plans for developing their refining and petrochemicals sectors over the next five years
  • The role that technology and government subsidies play in supporting the region’s increasing refined product demand
  • The global and regional impact of a suppressed oil price on downstream operations
  • Regional strategies to increase downstream capacity and reduce dependence on import burdens
  • Plant modernization and Operational Excellence initiatives – run plants more efficiently, profitably and safely
  • The incentives of Refinery and Petrochemical integration for the North Africa region
  • Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Incentives for expansion vs optimization

2014 Top conference take aways:

  • Algeria is committed to expand its petrochemicals industry
  • The region is investing in the modernisation of its facilities and increasing its competitiveness
  • Flexibility is the key success factor to operate in a fast changing market
  • Investing in technology is a key to growth
  • There are large incentives for integration in the North Africa region