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Abuja, Nigeria: After 21 successful editions, the industry-shaping NOG Conference & Exhibition is to be repositioned as NOG Energy Week Conference & Exhibition to strengthen Nigeria’s key role in the global energy agenda, dmg Nigeria events have announced.
The repositioning follows the most recent edition, which concluded on 7 July and underlined the conference’s reputation as a critical facilitator of dialogue around energy agendas on a local level, particularly as diesel and petrol prices continue to escalate across Nigeria. Operating expenses are also rising despite the continuing unreliability of power from the national grid with businesses passing increased costs down to consumers.
“The repositioning to NOG Energy Week will foster a more robust and integrated conversation around Nigeria’s key role across the broad, global energy agenda,” said Odiri Umusu, Sales Director, dmg Nigeria events. “With the effects of geopolitics, energy supply disruption and rising demand pushing against ambitious net zero agendas, we must recognise and engage the full existing and emerging Nigerian energy ecosystem. By expanding our scope across oil, gas, liquified natural gas (LNG), renewables and power, we have an opportunity to bring together decision makers across the energy industry as well as financiers and investors for the conversations that will drive us toward sustainable and just energy solutions.”
The 21st edition of NOG Conference & Exhibition focused on funding the Nigerian energy mix for sustainable economic growth. The event kicked off with an unveiling of the Seven Ministerial Regulations by Engr. Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB). The regulations are aimed at boosting local content and driving investment in the sector, including opportunities for indigenous companies.
The Energy Progress Report 2022, published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), along with the United Nations Statistics Division, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the World Bank and the World Health Organisation (WHO), estimates nearly 92 million Nigerians lack access to electricity from the national grid.
In addition to its crude oil reserves, Nigeria has plentiful energy source options in the form of natural gas, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and geothermal. To further explore opportunities for Nigeria and its role in the global energy landscape, the new NOG Energy Week will bring together policy makers, financers, investors and business leaders to discuss strategies, practical solutions and the resources required to address supply challenges while also progressing toward net zero ambitions.
As Nigeria navigates its energy evolution pathway, underpinned by ‘The Decade of Gas’, and looks toward a more just, affordable, and sustainable energy system, it is critical that NOG also adapts not only its narrative but what it stands for.
Minister of Petroleum Resource Timipre Sylva, who attended the recent NOG in Abuja, stated: “The President will continue to strengthen the gas value chain as it is vital in transforming the economy of our great nation. This initiative will create over 2 million jobs per annum, promote skills acquisition, and enhance technology transfer in addition to growing the nation’s gross domestic product.”
“With the majority of Nigerians lacking access to energy, NOG was a huge opportunity for both local and foreign investors to enter the sector,” said Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director – NNPC. “Our investments in the Nigerian gas market are premised on the belief that the market will grow given the domestic need.”
NOG Energy Week will take place on 2 - 6 July 2023 and expects to host over 5,000 attendees, 600 delegates, 350+ exhibiting companies and 85 industry expert speakers across 35 sessions spanning two conference streams.
Sponsors of the 2022 edition of NOG included NNPC, ExxonMobil, IPPCG, Nigeria LNG Limited, Shell, Chevron, Total Energies, Oando, IPPG, NUPRC, NCDMB, Prime Atlantic, DCPL Coleman Wires and Cables, UTM Offshore Limited, First E & P, Montego, ND Westers, Samsung, Montego, Nivafer, Russell Smith, Vurin Group, MG Vowgas, WAV, MicCom, Niger Delta E&P, Eleval Group, Heritage Energy, Seplat Energy, Banwo & Ighodalo and DENL.
NOG Energy Week
For over 21 years, the NOG Energy Week has provided a platform for presidents, ministers, heads of government agencies and CEOs to discuss policy implementation, project developments, investment opportunities and solutions to current industry challenges.
NOG Energy Week annually welcomes more than 5000 attendees, 600 delegates, 350+ exhibiting companies, 85 industry expert speakers and 35 sessions across two conference streams.
To learn more, visit: https://www.nogenergyweek.com/
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