The International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a procurement seminar for U.S. companies featuring high-level oil and gas sector officials from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. 

The seminar will highlight opportunities related to market and project development in Sub-Saharan Africa’s oil and gas sector. Energy ministers and other gas and power sector leadership will present their plans for oil and gas projects in their countries, provide current information about upcoming oil and gas procurements, and outline participation opportunities for U.S. companies.  The seminar will also feature a timely presentation on Power Africa's Gas Strategy and associated opportunities for U.S. companies.


U.S. attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session and to network with the speakers and other country representatives. This is a unique opportunity to establish direct contact with the decision makers responsible for these projects.

Space is extremely limited, so please pre-register now.  Check-in starts 7:30 AM at the table outside the room. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive on time with the added benefit to network and enjoy a complimentary light breakfast (croissants, assorted muffins, seasonal fruit salad, assorted juices, coffee and water).

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
OTC, Houston, TX, NRG Arena, Second Level, Room 3.

Cost: Complimentary for qualified U.S. companies.

Directions: The NRG Arena is South of the NRG Center, on the other side of the outdoor exhibit area. Shuttles are available between buildings. Click here for the NRG Arena floorplan.


Questions: Sal Tauhidi, (o) 202-482-1322 (c) 202-468-1302

Benedicta Nkwoh, (o) 234 1 4603 400 ext. 3520

*Open to U.S. companies only


7:30 am

Registration, Networking and Refreshments


8:30 am

Welcome Remarks

Ms. Pamela Ward, Regional Senior Commercial Officer-Sub-Sahara Africa,

U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

8:35 am

Keynote Remarks

Ms. Erin Walsh,

Assistant Secretary and Director General,
U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

8:40 am

Overview of Power Africa Gas Strategy and Opportunities for U.S. Companies

Mr. Albert Osueke, Energy Advisor, Power Africa

8:55 am

9:55 am

Panel 1: West Africa

Moderator, Mr. Brent Omdahl

Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service



Mr. Paulino Jerónimo, Secretary of State for Petroleum



Honorable Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, Minister of Energy



Dr. M.K. Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

10:00 am

11:00 am

Panel 2: Southern Africa

Moderator, Mr. Matt Rees

Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa



Ms. Jorgina Manhengane,

Vice President of Projects, Mozambique National Petroleum Institute


South Africa

Mr. Dean Hoff, Director of Service Industries, South African Department of Trade and Industry

11:00 am

Q & A and Networking

Ms. Benedicta Nkwoh, Sub-Sahara Energy Team Leader, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

11:30 am

Program Concludes


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