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All Set for 6th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 6-8 February

PRESS RELEASE

President Kikwete expected to grace the official opening

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, 23 January 2013: The EAC Director for Productive Sectors Dr. Caleb Nyamajeje Weggoro has confirmed that all is set for the 6th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition in Arusha, Tanzania, and that President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is expected to grace the official opening while President Ali Mohamed Shein of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar will close the event.

Addressing the press today at the EAC Media Centre in Arusha, Tanzania, the EAC Director confirmed to journalists that over 1,200 delegates have registered for the conference, of which, as of today, 600 had confirmed participation.

The Conference themed East Africa Region-The Emerging Destination for Investment and Future Supply of Oil and Gas for Sustainable Development runs from 6 to 8 February 2013 at the Arusha International Conference Centre.

The Conference is being organized and hosted by the East African Community Secretariat in partnership with all the Partner States.

Dr. Weggoro said  there will  technical papers presentations at the conference as well as posters featuring among others developments in the regions’ petroleum exploration, development, production, local content, revenue management, environment and research by renowned petroleum industry speakers and researchers.

Exhibitions on the petroleum potential of the region by the Partner States, service providers to the oil and gas industry, and developments in technology will also be made at the Conference.

He informed the Journalists that there will be field excursions that combine excellent geology, beautiful scenery, and safaris have been scheduled before and after the Conference.

Note to Editors and Journalists

The opening and closing sessions of the conference are open to the media. Journalists who wish to cover the event are requested to contact the EAC Media Centre Coordinator Mr. Florian Mutabazi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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For more information please contact: Owora Richard Othieno, Head of Department; Corporate Communications and Public Affairs; Tel: +255 784 835021; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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