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Nairobi’s KICC hosts three-day forum on oil and gas


The KICC building in Nairobi's central business district. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG

The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is hosting the 7th Oil and Gas Africa Expo to be held from May 29 to 31

The 07th Oil & Gas Africa - Int'l Trade Exhibition, 29 - 31 May, 2018, is a hub for key players in the oil and gas community, attracting leading oil, gas and petroleum companies from around the world.

This regional trade event serves the resource-rich east African region and city of Nairobi; Kenya's major centre of oil and gas activity, for many of the leading operators in the country.

Kenya has attracted oil & gas companies not only because of its ports and strategic location but also because the government is keen not to be left out of the exploration. Oil discoveries in Uganda and Kenya and gas deposits found off Tanzania and Mozambique have turned east Africa into a hot spot for hydrocarbon exploration.
Trade visitors from all over East & Central Africa are being invited directly as well as in collaboration with several regional trade bodies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique & Congo. Though Kenya by itself is one of the biggest markets in Africa, major emphasis is being laid upon attracting traders and importers from neighbouring countries.

Oil & Gas Africa will offer participants the opportunity to showcase the industry's latest achievements and technologies while networking with key figures from the region's oil and gas sector. The exhibition brings the industry together in a forum that is conducive to business.

Top professionals

The region’s trade exhibition attracts top industry professionals from all over the Africa. Their profiles include importers, drilling contractors, manufacturer’s representatives and exporters.

Companies exhibiting include Delta Pipe and Tube Trading LLC, AIV Europe Ltd. Cable Depot FZCO, Hydro Drilling SRL, Ruhrpumpen and LALIZAS.

This year, the event will be officially inaugurated on 29th May 2018, by the Head of the Petroleum Directorate in the State Department of Petroleum, Mr Martin Heya.

Regional Marketing Director, Exposure Events & Publication, Duncan Njage, said that the importance given by the business community towards the event shows that they fully understand the importance and opportunities that are presented by the fair as well as the long term business relations it will create.

"As the mediators of the economic development in East Africa, we are extremely excited that our business community and relevant stakeholders are now taking full advantage of such platforms created for their growth opportunities through their active participation," he added.