While opportunities are emerging in East Africa as a result of the region’s strong economic performance and billions of dollars in investment into its oil and gas, petrochemicals, and mining industries, the impact and risk, particularly of the current infrastructure development for the mining sector is a big challenge.
This will be discussed and presented by top mining experts and policy makers at the first Oil, Gas & Mines Africa(OGMA) Conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Center, Nairobi, Kenya, from May 9 to 11 of this year.
The presentations will also cover investment and finance, policy and legislation, and the growth opportunities presented by the top-performing commodities for East Africa’s mining sector.
Accompanying the conference is the exhibition, aimed at providing a venue for trade professionals, companies, and stakeholders to learn and understand the growth potentials of the countries in the East Africa region and showcase related products, services and technologies of companies to encourage and establish business and improve their operations.
Nader Abbas, general manager of Omanexpo, one of the organizers of OGMA, says “OGMA is a ready platform to present products and services that are relevant to the ongoing large-scale projects in the region. It will help open new businesses in the East Africa markets for participating companies, provide them direct access to opportunities arising from the current projects.
The event, will, as well, invite new investments into the region’s mining, oil and gas, and petrochemicals resources.”
The exhibition is expected to welcome about 40 companies from different countries, representing various segments of the industries.
OGMA is organized by Oman’s pioneer and well-established trade exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo in cooperation with Trade and Fairs East Africa under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Kenya.
The conference is organized by the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE).