The Second Annual Argus Africa Storage and Logistics Conference

Date: 16 – 17 September 2015
Venue: Durban, South Africa


We are delighted to announce that the second annual Argus Africa Storage and Logistics conference will take place on 16-17 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa.

Last year’s event gathered over 150 attendees from Africa and all over the world, from organisations such as:

Vitol South Africa | Glencore | Golden Crown Petroleum | Department of Energy, South Africa | Engen Petroleum | Forte Oil | Vopak | Colas South Africa | Foster Wheeler South Africa | Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) | Nimex Petroleum Group | Horizon Terminals | Island View Storage | Linetrale | Mobil Oil Nigeria | Moteriba Terminals and Logistics | NERSA | Oando | Oiltanking South Africa | Optima Energy | Oryx Energies | Petrocam Trading | Puma Energy Services | Standard Bank | Stolthaven Terminals | TOTAL | Trafigura Services | Transnet National Ports Authority | VTTI | Kenya Pipeline Company | KPMG and more…

We are currently working through the draft agenda.
To make any suggestions, or if you would like to be involved, please contact us.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7780 4341

Topics discussed at the event included:

Overview of global pricing and product flows and the impact on storage demand
Development of new storage and logistics projects and of regional hubs
The future of oil refining and capacity in Africa
Finance and investment in tank storage facilities across Africa
Pipeline and road freight infrastructure development
Country focus and case studies: Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria
Increasing shipping and port capacity across Africa
Technological development and enhancements of safety regulations

The 3rd Annual Pan-African Refining Technology Conference

Date: 7 – 8 October 2015
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa


Global Technology Forum is pleased to bring this year’s PARTC (Pan-African Refining Technology Conference) 3rd Annual Meeting to the city of Johannesburg. Building on the success of previous years we have put together an outstanding and specific agenda, directly appealing to a senior refinery professional audience in Africa, covering the latest issues and technological developments affecting the whole of the African oil refining industry.

The PARTC Annual Meeting will examine the challenges that African refineries face from meeting market demands through plant upgrades, fuel quality issues, and emission requirements. This will be an excellent platform to discuss the latest technology advances now available within the industry. We will also take a cogent look at the latest challenges and explore opportunities available throughout the region.

Agenda highlights include:

Keynote presentation on the status of Clean Fuels II in South Africa from Fani Tshifularo, Executive Director, South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA)
Keynote presentation from Londi Hlela, Chief Executive Officer, Nooa Petroleum who will present their trading and investment plans for Africa and how these will be implemented through
synergistic partnership
Market overview presentation from Jose de Sa, Partner, Bain & Co discussing the current market situation and its specific implications for Africa
Plus case studies from international and regional refiners including NATREF, SASOL and ENGEN as well as others from across Africa still to be confirmed

The use of conversion technologies, to minimise the export of fuel-oil and to maximise the volume of high quality gasoline and diesel

** SAPIA members receive exclusive 30% discount! Contact today to receive your discount code **

And technical presentations from other leading industry experts including:

Methods for optimising the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) as a key contributor to refinery profitability
Technology to reduce shutdown times in diesel reactor turnaround
Trends in the design of modern hydrogen plants and examination of integration into refinery operations
Case studies to help guide refiners when making large and strategically important investment decisions
Evaluation of available technologies and how to get the most from your investments
Case Studies – learning from successful project implementations
Maintenance strategies to ensure high refinery reliability and utilisation
Key learnings and best practices from refinery and petrochemical integration
Exploring optimisation opportunities that can help unlock margin improvements and maximise product yield
Results from implementing a “process safety culture beyond compliance” vision in a refinery
Methods for meeting new fuel specifications such as AFRI 4 and EURO 5

The Premier Pan-African LPG Networking Event

Date: 20 – 21 October 2015
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa


The second annual Argus Africa LPG conference will be held on 20-21 October in Cape Town, South Africa. Featuring LPG professionals from north, west, east and southern Africa, this event offers pan-African meeting place for the LPG industry. The conference will address the real hurdles preventing further LPG penetration across the continent and involving government leaders and industry figures in the discussions.

The inaugural conference in 2014 brought together a pan-African speaker faculty and delegation of senior decision-makers from the LPG industry. Over 180 delegates attended the conference, including importers and distributors of LPG, government representatives, investors, regulators, financial institutions and suppliers of cylinders and cylinder accessories.

Download the post conference report here

Key reasons to attend the 2015 Argus Africa LPG conference:

Learn: Tackle industry challenges related to infrastructure, policy and investment with insight from active market participants.
Explore: Meet global and regional LPG experts and equipment suppliers showcasing innovative products and services in the exhibition
Meet: Exporters and importers of LPG, regional LPG marketing and distributing firms, LPG traders, cylinder technology providers and financial institutions

For more information on the Africa LPG conference please contact us on:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7780 4341

Companies that attended the conference in 2014 include:
Who you will meet:

Oryx Energies • Petredec • Department of Energy • Total • Easigas • Rubis Energie • Strategic Energy • Energy Regulatory Commission • Transnet Port Authority • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves • Oando Downstream • AlHussami Companies • Camel Fuels • WLPGA • Petroleum Institute of East Africa • National Energy Regulator of South Africa • Fogás • Norton Rose Fulbright • NNPC • Disa Gas • SAPIA • SAOGA • Standard Bank • National Gas • FBN Capital • Nile Petroleum • Gunvor • Glencore • Oil Tanking • Mauria • Reatile Gaz • Geostock • Amtrol-Alfa • Hexagon Ragasco • B.B Energy • Gas Equipment Manufacturers • Avanti Gas • Fuel Trade Ghana • and many more…