After careful evaluation of government guidelines and consultation with our customers, Africa Oil Week 2021, originally scheduled from 1-5 November in Cape Town, South Africa will be moving dates and location and will now take place in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) on 8-11 November 2021 in the Madinat Jumeirah.
Delivering the event to the high standard to which our audience is accustomed and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our attendees has always been our top priority. We believe that hosting the 2021 edition in Dubai will enable us to ensure that the event experience is both safe and premium for our customers.
Though we are disappointed not to be able to host our event in its natural home of Cape Town, we believe that Dubai is the next best location. The United Arab Emirates has demonstrated exceptional progress in its vaccination programme and has also led the way in safely reopening international large-scale events – hosting its first ‘in-person’ event post-lockdown as early as July last year and more recently, played host to large-scale, highly-successful events that attracted business travellers from more than 150 countries, increasing business confidence and accelerating the revival of all major sectors in the country.
As such, in order to allow our customers ample time to make travel arrangements, we have made the decision to move dates and location – we are confident that Dubai will be a safe and highly desirable destination to host Africa Oil Week’s 27th edition.
The event location might be different this year, but our purpose remains the same – Africa Oil Week will continue to be the must-attend event with Africa at its core, a platform dedicated to fostering relationships and driving transactions across the African Upstream. We are honoured to have the continued support from our customers regarding this decision to host the event in Dubai in 2021, including Total, Chevron, Tullow Oil, Eni, PGS and Fugro.
We are also delighted to confirm the support from the leading Ministers of Energy from across Africa for the 27th edition, confirming Africa Oil Week’s position as the event shaping the future of Africa. The event will return to Cape Town, South Africa in 2022.
AOW will take place in accordance with the latest health & safety and government guidance. We are looking forward to running the live event, reuniting the industry under the ‘Succeeding in a Changed Market’ theme, as well as provide the leading platform to help rebuild the future of oil and gas in Africa.
For more information, visit https://africa-oilweek.com/