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East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, 13 February 2015: The seventh East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition 2015 (EAPCE’15) will be held 4 to 6 March 2015 at the Kigali Serena Hotel in Rwanda. The conference organized by the EAC Secretariat and the EAC Partner States is expected to attract more than 500 participants.

The 2015 edition of the Conference is themed East Africa Region - Proven Destination for Investment in Petroleum Resources for Regional Energy Efficiency and Lasting Socio-Economic Development.

High profile personalities expected at the Conference include the Minister of EAC Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Hon. Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza; EAC Secretary General Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera; Ministers of Energy from the Partner States; Chief Executive Officers of petroleum parastatals of the Partner States; and key players in the petroleum industry.

The seventh biennial Conference and Exhibition is expected to further promote the region’s oil and gas potential and investment opportunities. The EAC Secretariat notes the last six Conferences had proved to be a useful forum for governments and industry players from around the world to dialogue.

According to the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Jesca Eriyo, the East African Petroleum Conferences have provided increasing awareness of the potential for petroleum development in the region and other important developments in the petroleum sector including technological advancements in exploration, development and production.   “That is why petroleum sector players from all over the world converge in East Africa every two years”, she added.

The Conferences bring together participants from international oil companies, oil industry service companies, government institutions, academic institutions, international geoscientific journals, non-oil and gas institutions and the media.

Delegates can expect a wide range of high quality technical presentations reflecting developments in the oil and gas industry in East Africa and around the world. The Conference shall provide a forum for discussing the legal and policy framework and the overall business environment prevailing in the region.

EAPCE’15 has integrated into its programme field excursions to selected sites in each Partner State for delegates to see the rich geological variety that the region possesses as well as the touristic attractions that the region is well known for.

At the exhibition to be held on the sidelines of the Conference, the EAC Secretariat will educate the public on the recently signed EAC Monetary Union Protocol and other regional integration initiatives.

The Conference is taking place at a time when the EAC Partner States seek to promote exploitation of  both renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the most optimal way for the mutual benefit of East Africans.

For more information on EACPE’15 visit: www.eapce15.eac.int

ENDS-


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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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