GHANA – AFRICA PPP INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2014 – APIDS 2014

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

AFRICA PPP INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2014
Main Conference 21-22 October 2014
Pre-conference Workshop 20 October 2014
Post-conference Workshop 23 October 2014
Accra, Ghana

Official event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/africa-public-private-partnership-apids-conference-2014/

Overview

– Making Deals and Developing Win-Win Strategies between the Private and Public Sector –

Following the success of various workshops on PPPs that we have been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014 (APIDS 2014) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

Public Private Partnerships is vital in addressing the infrastructure challenges that Africa face, however it has to be administered correctly. Projects bankability, capacity building and government commitment are the few must have in every successful PPPs.

In this summit we will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and PPPs experts from the global arena. Our hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time we believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

The following key themes on Public Private Partnership will be addressed in-depth with Case Studies:

  • Latest update on PPPs project globally
  • Latest PPPs trend in Africa – uniquely Africa
  • PPPs application for transport sector (road, rail, airport, ports, etc)
  • PPPs application for social infrastructure sector (school, hospitals, etc)
  • Water and power sectors (utilities)
  • Financing Infrastructure Projects and Project Finance
  • Alternative Finance
  • Crafting feasible deals
  • Bankability of PPPs projects
  • Legislative framework and government support
  • PPPs procurement and fraud prevention
  • Project Management
  • Contract Managements
  • Tariffs and regulations
  • Risk Identification, Mitigation and Management

For more information (Agenda/Delegate fee/Sponsorship/Speaking slot), please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com. Please indicate title “Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014“.

Why Attend?

Africa is unique. It is crucial to understand the continent where the economy has boomed for the past decade. As the economy boomed the needs for infrastructure growth is inevitable. Partnership with the private sector to meet these infrastructure demand is given, however the question is whether the project will be able to meet the needs of public sector and commercially viable for the private sector. The opportunity is huge if we can strike a balance between public needs and commercial viability of a project. This is what we are trying to achieve in this summit.

For the past 3 years we had received requests from many countries in Africa to a conference that would gather both public and private sectors in order to put everyone in the same page. The Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit (APIDS) 2014 will provide this platform and enable the discussion needed to get PPPs initiatives in Africa moving.

Ghana has been selected as venue of this summit as the country is in the early stage of PPPs implementation and presents many investment opportunities for various entities with expertise in PPPs.

We are looking at both networking and capacity building through this summit. APIDS 2014 provides many great opportunities for capacity building as various international best practices will be demonstrated through case studies.

For more information (Agenda/Delegate fee/Sponsorship/Speaking slot), please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com. Please indicate title “Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014“.

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Africa PPPs Investment & Development Summit launching in West Africa

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

 

Following the success of various workshops on Public Private Partnerships, PPPs in short, that Neoedge have been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014 (APIDS 2014) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

Public Private Partnerships is vital in addressing the infrastructure challenges that Africa face, however it has to be administered correctly. Projects bankability, capacity building and government commitment are the few must have in every successful PPPs.

In this summit the company will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and PPPs experts from the global arena. Neoedge hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time they believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

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Local Content Development in the Oil & Gas Industry, Dubai, 17-20 February 2014

Local Content DevelopmentOfficial event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/energy-utilities/local-content-dubai-2014/

Overview

Key Questions That Will Be Answered by Attending This Workshop

  • How to generate local content infrastructure, agenda and targets
  • Who should have the authority to implement, measure and monitor local content policies and compliance and what are IOC’s undertakings on local content?
  • What measures are taken and mechanisms used to meet local content requirements
  • How to conduct due diligence in monitoring and implementing local content targets performance and realisation of local content should be translated
  • What are the opportunities driving forces, issues, obstacles in nationalising host countries workforce
  • How to overcome the challenges of localisation of workforce and suppliers to satisfy local content requirements and maximize the commercial success of projects
  • How to successfully implement Local Content programs in every stage of the project and integrate Local Content into business plans
  • What best local content strategy should be used to win projects from the host government and NOCs
  • How to transform local content to cost effectiveness, operational efficiency and self sufficiency
  • How to ensure future development and local commitment in areas of operation through long term partnerships with stakeholders and local suppliers and competitiveness throughout the supply chain

Programme

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com

This course is specially structured in 6 themes:

  • Theme 1:        Understanding Local Content
  • Theme 2:         Managing Risk, Discovering Challenges, & Maximizing the Utilization of Local Content
  • Theme 3:         Objectives, Strategies, Challenges & Implementation of Local Content
  • Theme 4:         Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Vs Local Content
  • Theme 5:        Roles of IOCs, NOCs, HG and its Relationships
  • Theme 6:         Applications of Specific Models in Local Content Development

**Q&A Discussion between delegates and Dr. Ebrahimi throughout 4 days workshop

About Your Expert Trainer & Practitioner

Dr S N Ebrahimi (LLB 1990, Iran; LLM 1994, UK; and Ph.D. 1998, UK, is the Associate Professor of International Law and Ex- Member of the Board, Legal & Contractual Director of PEDEC and a chief negotiator of international contracts, particularly oil and gas contracts and has been acting for National Iranian Oil Companies (N.I.O.C) for more than a decade.

He is an outstanding negotiator in international oil & gas contracts; Attorney at Law and Legal Advisor on International Contractors and Claims particularly Oil and Gas; member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK; Legal Advisor to Bureau of International and Legal Services (B.I.L.S) dealing with Iran-US Tribunal claims (1992-1999), the Hague-Tehran; Member of “British Institution on International Law”, UK; Member of International Bar Association, UK; Member of “International Family Law Institution”, the Hague, Netherlands;

He is also Associate Professor of International law in Tehran, lecturing the following subjects:

  • Oil and Gas Laws and Contracts,
  • TEFCEL Strategic Management of Industry Contracts,
  • Contract Risk Recognition and Management,
  • Private International Law,
  • General Jurisprudence of Law,
  • International Commercial Arbitration,
  • International Trade Law,
  • Competition Trade law,
  • Law for Professional Project Managers.

He has written books in Farsi (Private International Law (Introduction, Nationality, Domicile, Status of Aliens and Refuges, Extradition and Foreign Investment in Iran) and English (Mandatory Rules and Other Party Autonomy Limitations in International Contractual Obligations, with Particular Reference to the Rome Convention, 1980) and so many articles in international contractual obligations; private international law; international commercial arbitration; Iran’s oil Buy-Back Contracts; Insurance in developing oil and gas industry; product liability and consumer protection.

He has delivered many lectures/presentations inside and outside the country and in international forum as well as so many workshops in general industry and particularly oil, gas and LNG industries.

For so many years he has been a member of the Board of Petroleum Engineering and Development Company, Director of Legal and Contractual Affairs, Petroleum Engineering and Development Company and Member of the Commission for the Transactions/Call for Tenders, PEDEC/NIOC.

He has also been a member of the Joint Management Committees of so many oil and gas mega projects such as S&N Project with Shell; Sirry E&A Project with TOTAL; Balal Project with ELF Petroleum Iran (TOTAL) and Bow Valley Energy Ltd of Canada; Dorood Project with TOTAL and ELF of France; Salman Project with PETROIRAN & NICO; F&E Project with PETROIRAN & NICO; South Azadegan Project with INPEX and JAPEX of Japan.

He has worked with major oil and gas companies in Asia, just to name a few CNPC, SINOPEC, CNOOC, CNODC in China; Petronas Carigali, Petropars, SKS, Genting Oil and Gas in Malaysia; JAPEX, INPEX in Japan; ONGC Videsh, Oil India Limited, Larsen & Tourbo Limited in India; Petrovietnam, PVFC in Vietnam.

In his oil and gas contractual negotiation skills, he was involved in the project preparation and negotiations of so many mega oil and gas fields with more than 30 major oil and gas companies.

Who Should Attend

All those involved in the Local Content Development & Implementation in the Oil & Gas Industry:

  • Managers/CEO/Directors
  • Industry Lawyers, Legal experts/Directors
  • Technical Experts/Directors
  • Finance Experts/Directors
  • Commercial Experts
  • Contract Drafters/Experts/Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Insurance Experts
  • External Affairs Experts/Directors
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Procurement Experts/Directors
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Human Resource Managers/Directors
  • Business Analyst/Experts

     Types of Organizations

  • Government Bodies
  • National Oil Corporation
  • International Oil Corporation
  • Service Oil Corporation
  • Independent Exploration & Production Companies
  • Consultant firms
  • Logistic, Transportation & Infrastructure Companies
  • Technology/Engineering/Equipment firms/suppliers
  • Investment banks / Investors / financiers / VC / Funds
  • Insurance / Risk management companies

Why You Should Attend this Master Class

  • Local Content is gaining ground in developing nations to boost local economy and promote social and economic development while global trends in local content continue to flourish in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and African and Latin America
  • Socio-economic impact of contemporary oil and gas prices and projects should be well analysed by National Oil Corporations (NOCs) as International Oil Corporations (IOCs) invest in their countries
  • There is a huge demand in higher local content in terms of engineering, procurement, construction, consultancies, technical support and services, and management
  • NOCs are moving to internationalise their market by establishing Joint Ventures (JVs) or Partnership agreement with IOCs
  • IOCs’ training and localization program elevate their projects profile and contribute to the commercial success of projects
  • Local Content is gaining ground in developing nations to boost local economy and promote social and economic development while global trends in local content continue to flourish in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and African and Latin America
  • There is content overload in northern countries while there is nothing to declare on the south
  • Local content is not only seen as a concern to the host states but also to foreign investors and developing countries worldwide
  • Shortages in Oil and Gas Exporting countries create a huge demand for local content
  • The Local Content Workshop will break down and analyse the issues from different angles and provide delegates the opportunity to interact and express their viewpoints and learn from their peers
  • Dr. Ebrahimi’s goal for this workshop is to deliver solutions to Local Content Development in your respective countries and organisations

Testimonials of Past Workshops Conducted by Dr. Ebrahimi

“Dr. Ebrahimi is brilliant! He has put together his academic skills, professional experiences in presenting the topics” – Legal Advisor, Ministry of Oil & Gas Oman

“The workshop provides every participant the comprehensive and indepth knowledge of the A-Z in Oil & Gas industry. The workshop was an Encyclopaedia of knowledge” – Head Legal & Public Affairs, Platform Petroleum Limited, Nigeria

“It is a well organized company with very good experts with higher knowledge in this industry. Particularly Professor Ebrahimi is indescribably in fact a professor.” – Economist, National Petroleum Institute, Mozambique

 “It has been a paradigm shift from silo mentality ways of managing contracts to an inclusive all encompassing method” – Business Development Manager, PetroSA, South Africa

 “Good job, I must say!” – Authority Secretary & Head of Legal Division, Rural Electrification Authority, Kenya

 “The course provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the intricacies of the Oil & Gas Industry. Countries with ongoing Oil & Gas exploration programmes need to create TEFCEL teams which should undergo this type of training in order to have the required skills to establish a beneficial and well managed Oil & Gas Industry” – Under Secretary, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Namibia

 “Dr. Ebrahimi’s vast experience enables him to explain concepts and different approaches with practical examples. I found that very valuable” – Principal Legal Advisor, Sasol Gas, South Africa

“Dr. Ebrahimi has vast experience and is very good in Oil & Gas Industry. I wish we could have him in our GSPA Negotiation” – Economist, Tanzania Electric Supply Co. Ltd, Tanzania

 “Neoedge has led to the success of knowing that TEFCEL is the best criteria for forming a negotiation team to attend negotiation(s)” – Senior Statistician, President’s Office, Planning Commission, Tanzania

“The workshop is very good and relevant to NNPC/NAPIMS organization. It needs to be continued”  – Chief Project Engineer, NNPC/NAPIMS

“This was excellent participating summit. I would recommend it to all those involved in LNG” – General Manager Regulation, ECB

 “The workshop is in-depth with relevant issues of our time being addressed” – Manager Plant Monitoring & Maintenance, An African National Oil Company

 “This is to testify that Neoedge offers and coordinate oil & gas industry resource programmes that add knowledgeable value to your professional life” – Manager Mechanical Facilities, NNPC/ NAPIMS

 “Neoedge has been wonderful in providing key knowledge and skills to the natural gas and LNG industry”– Anonymous

 “This is my first encounter with Neoedge and they have been wonderful with their organizational skills and hospitality” – General Manager, NNPC/ NAPIMS

Local Content Development for the Oil & Gas Industry