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International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS)
Durban | 3-6 October 2017
The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS) will put the objectives of South Africa and the region at the forefront of international gas development, showcasing South Africa as a hub for gas development. Following the release of the Project Information Memorandum last year at the South Africa: Gas Options meeting, this meeting will outline the next steps of the Gas IPP Programme and the scale of opportunity for investors.
The Vision: 
The International Gas Cooperation Summit is a platform for South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the gas value chain.  IGCS will showcase gas procurement and utilisation strategies, bringing together a global gathering of energy leaders who will enable Southern Africa to achieve its objectives in becoming an energy hub for the region, utilising technologies from around the world.
The themes of the October conference will be:
• Global Gas Procurement 
• Gas Utilisation 
• Gas Strategies 
• South-South Gas Partnership 
• Southern Africa’s gas potential 
• Energy infrastructure – pipelines, bunkering and port development 
• Community impact and social empowerment 
• SA Gas IPP Procurement Programme 
• Bi-lateral partnerships and government roundtables (Iran/SA – USA/SA – Japan/SA etc.) 
• The President’s Message
The legacy of the South Africa: Gas Options meeting
This meeting follows on from the hugely successful South Africa: Gas Options (SAGO) conference which ran in 2015 & 2016. SAGO followed the journey of the South African government's launch of their Gas IPP Programme, culminating in the onsite release of the Project Information Memorandum outlined by the IPP Office and Department of Energy.
Discover the outcomes of this meeting by downloading the 2016 Post Show Report

Feedback from the SAGO 2016 meeting:


Gosetseone Florence Leketi, Department of energy

‘Like last year, Gas Options was again the essential event that gave attendees both the crucial insight required for their development plans and the networking opportunities to implement them.” Frederick Smits van Oyen, Vice President, Cheniere Marketing

“EnergyNet’s effort was, once again, excellent. I must say I thoroughly enjoy attending EnergyNet’s conferences, the friendships we have built up with your staff are great and I would have no hesitation in recommending our participation in future conferences. Thanks to the entire EnergyNet team for your huge effort” Gary Rademeyer, Norton Rose Fulbright

“Fruitful as detail on the gas to power programme was provided to developers, including associated timelines” Werner Pieterse, IPP Office

“Our thanks to the EnergyNet team for organising such a successful conference. It is the only one I have been to where there were extra chairs needed on the second day” Tom Earl, Total Gas & Power 

“Well organised, impressed with the event App. Good content” Alan van Rooyen, SPX DB Thermal

View the full list of testimonials from the 2016 conference


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To find out more about becoming one of the International Gas Co-operation Summit speakers, please contact our team at IGCS@energynet.co.uk





Why Attend

  • Plan your investment strategy: Discover how South Africa plans to become an energy hub for gas co-operation with international partners along the gas value chain
  • Get the information first: Hear first-hand updates on South Africa's gas utilisation strategy and the gas IPP procurement programme from the IPP Office
  • Meet the right contacts: Network with decision-makers from our international energy community 
  • Position your company as a credible partner: Use the Summit as a platform to showcase your company's expertise in front of the key decision-makers responsible for South Africa's gas revolution




White & Case

Lead Legal Sponsor

White & Case is a leading global law firm with 39 offices in 26 countries. We are distinguished by the depth and scope of our legal advisory services and unmatched experience in the international arena, particularly in developing or emerging countries. 
Our lawyers in Johannesburg, London, Paris, New York, Beijing, Washington, DC, São Paulo and the United Arab Emirates have served clients across Africa, including Francophone and Lusophone Africa, for more than 40 years. In 1995, we were the first foreign law firm to establish an office in South Africa. 
We assist clients with the major legal disciplines in regions of the world where our energy sector clients currently do business, and the regions in which they are looking to expand. We have advised on legal issues arising from some of the largest and most complex African project development, project finance, M&A, PE, equity and debt capital markets, construction and dispute resolution matters to date, across the power, oil and gas, infrastructure, metals and mining, and telecommunications industries.
Our energy lawyers are commercial and find goal-orientated solutions to our clients’ challenges. White & Case is currently ranked “Band 1 for Projects and Energy – Africa-wide” by Chambers Global (2016) and has won a series of awards including  “Best Law Firm in Africa” by EMEA Finance (2013 - 2015), “Global Law Firm of the Year” by Project Finance International (2015), “Global Legal Adviser of the Year” and “MENA Legal Adviser of the Year” by IJ Global (2015).

Lead Sponsor

Cheniere Energy, Inc., a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in LNG-related businesses, owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. Directly and through its subsidiary, Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., Cheniere is constructing and developing liquefaction projects near Corpus Christi, Texas and at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, respectively. Cheniere is also exploring a limited number of opportunities directly related to its existing LNG business. (www.cheniere.com)


Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Strategic Partner

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading development financial institutions on the continent. We offer an integrated value chain which includes e.g. project consulting, project preparation, deal syndication, finance, implementation and maintenance solutions for socio-economic infrastructure developments in (South) Africa. Our areas of focus include Education, Energy, Health, Housing, ICT, Transport and Water.

For more information visit: www.dbsa.org




Strategic Partner 

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global supplier of ultra-flexible power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for baseload, peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent renewable energy. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions also provides utility-scale solar PV power plants, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2016, Wärtsilä has 60 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world.



Strategic Partner

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources.

The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.

ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

ENGIE Africa manages and develops ENGIE’s activities in electricity, gas and services all across Africa.

Our offices in Africa are in Casablanca (Morocco), Johannesburg (South Africa), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Nairobi (Kenya).





Strategic Partner

Fieldstone Africa is the leading independent investment bank and financial services provider in energy and infrastructure in Africa. In the 20 years since Fieldstone established an investment banking practice in Africa, the firm has taken part in over US$12-billion worth of transactions across the continent. 

Fieldstone Africa draws on the global resources and heritage of Fieldstone in providing services to its clients, who range from private developers and large corporations to governments and multilateral institutions. For all these clients we offer objective advice tailored to help them achieve optimal financial and strategic results based on their specific needs. Reputation and expertise are our biggest assets. 

Fieldstone Africa is intent on meeting the evolving needs of existing and new clients throughout the continent. Driven by the dynamic African market, we have extended our product range beyond the traditional core of financial structuring/project finance, mergers and acquisitions. 

Fieldstone Africa's leading position in energy and infrastructure has been enhanced by new subsidiaries which offer resources to support project development, and an asset management platform. Our recently added focus on export credit advisory allows us to source low-cost debt for large capital projects across all sectors. Fieldstone Africa is, by means of its heritage and global reach, positioned to connect Africa with the world’s capital markets. In every element of its service, Fieldstone Africa provides local insight coupled with product and performance of the highest international standard.


Norton Rose Fulbright

Strategic Partner 

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.




African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Associate Sponsor

With a thorough understanding of the African business environment, AIIM develops, advises and manages private equity infrastructure funds and has experience spanning a range of infrastructure asset classes. 
The AIIM team manage and advise US$1.9 billion across six infrastructure funds adding value to investment activities through strategic, commercial, operational and financial expertise. 
AIIM is a leading infrastructure equity investment manager in the African landscape providing compelling investment opportunities that seek to deliver superior returns for investors, while making a tangible contribution to local economies and communities. 
AIIM is a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments, one of the largest alternative investment managers in Africa.
Webber Wentzel

Associate Sponsor

Founded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1868, Webber Wentzel is today one of Africa’s leading law firms. Our core strategy is to support our clients wherever they do business. We are a full service partnership with deep expertise and experience across a comprehensive range of sectors. We are ranked in every practice area researched by the leading legal services directory, Chambers Global, and have more individuals identified as leading lawyers in their specialist areas than any other South African law firm.
Our team comprises a unique mix of international and local experts. Together we feature leading market expertise in power, oil and gas and infrastructure and successfully advise on projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, many of which are ‘first of their kind’ project finance and development transactions. We work with both government and private sector clients giving us a unique insight into the requirements and key drivers required to successfully operate in Africa.
Supporting our activity in Sub-Saharan Africa is our important collaborative alliance with Linklaters, which is recognised for its leading and long-standing Africa practice. We are associated with ALN, a group of top tier African law firms, and have a complementary network of best friend law firms across Sub-Saharan Africa.

For more information visit www.webberwentzel.com.

Follow Webber Wentzel on Twitter: @WebberWentzel

Clifford Chance

Associate Sponsor 

Clifford Chance lawyers have been active in Africa for over 30 years and have extensive experience of advising all types of clients including African and international corporations, investors, commercial lenders, export credit agencies, development agencies and private equity funds.  We have a proven track record of advising on high profile, market-first transactions in the African power sector. Recent work includes advising on the award-winning US$825m Maamba Power Project in Zambia, the ground-breaking Azura Edo IPP in Nigeria and the first IPP (geothermal) in Ethiopia. Our Africa power sector team is part of our worldwide projects, energy and resources groups and our wider Africa practice, comprising over 200 lawyers in all key markets. We work closely with local counsel and are strongly committed to the continent. Our lawyers are involved in providing world class training for African lawyers and are actively involved in community and pro bono programmes across Africa.
Become one of our official sponsors or exhibitors. The exposure that the International Gas Co-operation Summit sponsors receive on the conference stage, in the exhibition area, and in the conference documentation greatly increases their profile in the international power, gas and renewable energy sectors.
Present your business at the premier annual gas investment and business forum with an un-rivalled reputation in the international energy community. All major sectors of the power, gas and renewables industries will gather for three days of intensive networking to discuss opportunities in expanding public and private power. 
What will you gain?
Brand Exposure: Align your brand with the Forum and benefit from having your logo on all marketing activity in the lead up to and during the event
Develop New Business: Your sponsorship presence will ensure your company is in prime position to develop new business relationships with the key stakeholders through organised networking activity
Product Awareness: Showcase your products services and solutions through a speaking presentation and from an exhibit display in the networking zone
Competitive Advantage: Gain a lead on your competitors by combining brand visibility with a powerful speaking presentation
Thought Leadership: Be seen as a though leader in your field of expertise


IPP Office South Africa

Endorsing Partner

The Department of Energy (DoE), National Treasury (NT) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) established the IPPPP Unit for the specific purpose of delivering on the IPP procurement objectives. The activities of the office are in accordance with the capacity allocated to renewable energy and non-renewable generation in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010; subsequent ministerial determinations and DoE support service requirements.
The IPPPP activities continue to evolve in order to effectively respond to the planning and development needs in the current energy context. As an example, the IPPPP Office has been requested to coordinate the development of the Gas Utilisation Master Plan (GUMP) that will in turn guide the procurement of the required gas capacity as per the IRP 2010.
African Review

Media Partner

Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. It has the largest audited circulation of a business magazine in the area and carries over 80% of the international advertising in the market. Its readership includes senior executives both in government and in business. It contains more business-related editorial, more advertising pages and has a higher circulation than any other publication of its kind. 
Each issue's highly respected editorial contains special sections on a wide variety of topics including power, water, information technology, transport, manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas. Editorial covers all aspects relevant to Africa's key decision makers. For the latest industry news and for more information on African Review of Business and Technology visit www.africanreview.com


Construction Review

Media Partner

Construction Review, www.constructionreviewonline.com, is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry.

For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc.  The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.

ESI Africa

Media Partner

ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing. We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.
For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.



Media Partner

Africa.com is the leading Africa-related multi-media digital company serving Africa.  Through unique storytelling and creative news delivery, Africa.com produces engaging content focused on Africa. By leveraging its innovative resources, Africa.com is reaching Africa like no other company.
Oil & Gas Republic

Media Partner

OIL AND GAS REPUBLIC is a global publication, providing top headlines news that pertain to the field each and every day. You can also find great news listed on our publications. Whether you’re ready to find your first opportunity in this industry or you’re simply hoping to move-up the ladder, our wide selection of publications is sure to interest you. Our services includes Publishing, Magazine Publications, Marketing and Advertising, Recruitment, Payrolling, RPO and Software Services.
African Energy

Media Partner

African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East. Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future. Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.


Africa Outlook

Media Partner

Africa Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent. This monthly magazine is essential reading for business executives wanting to keep up with the latest in global news affecting African businesses, as well as exclusive, engaging and sharable features generated from their peers. Africa Outlook remit embraces the coverage of key business sectors and sub-sectors including: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, retail, logistics, finance, healthcare, technology and other professional service areas.


To find out more about the benefits of becoming a media partner for the International Gas Cooperation Summit please email IGCS@energynet.co.uk


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Testimonials from South Africa: Gas Options 2016

Gosetseone Florence Leketi, Department of energy
‘Like last year, Gas Options was again the essential event that gave attendees both the crucial insight required for their development plans and the networking opportunities to implement them.”
Frederick Smits van Oyen, Cheniere Marketing
“EnergyNet’s effort was, once again, excellent. I must say I thoroughly enjoy attending EnergyNet’s conferences, the friendships we have built up with your staff are great and I would have no hesitation in recommending our participation in future conferences. Thanks to the entire EnergyNet team for your huge effort”
Gary Rademeyer, Norton Rose Fulbright
“Well organised - the speakers had the relevant knowledge of the gas industry and the content of the program in particular”
Fhumulani Nenzhelele, NERSA
“Fruitful as detail on the gas to power programme was provided to developers, including associated timelines”
Werner Pieterse, IPP Office
“Our thanks to the EnergyNet team for organising such a successful conference. It is the only one I have been to where there were extra chairs needed on the second day” 
Tom Earl, Total Gas & Power 
“Well organised, impressed with the event App. Good content”
Alan van Rooyen, SPX DB Thermal
“EnergyNet did it again. Not a conference but a pop-up think tank and a public a public consultation combined”
Rod McAllister, Monetizing Gas Africa
“A well organised, well attended and very informative - and useful content from presentations”
Kwanele Makeleni, IPI Ntombi Meazia
“I’m impressed with this event specifically based on the information provided; it will assist in the development of a well-structured policy framework”
Rudzani Tshibalo, Department of Energy
‘"Genuine congratulations to the Energynet Team for once again organising and hosting a superior conference.  As with last years’ event, it generated an electricity of its own and clearly EnergyNet is a renewable force in its own right! Topics, speakers, panels, pace and that marvellous hopeful choir - all first class.’"
Edwin Ehrlich,  Quantum Power
“Thank you so much for a great conference”
Peter Melrose, GASLOG ASIA PTE. LTD.
“Thank you for your exceptional organizing skills demonstrated again with the great success of this year's event. I greatly appreciate the opportunity given to NERSA to play a part…well done to you”
Nomfundo Maseti, NERSA
‘"I thought the conference was well organised and well attended so it was great to participate"
Chris Down, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
"It was a huge success and a mark of a successful event is the authentic straight talk that happens around the conference. There was no shortage of that!"
Niall Kramer, CEO, South Africa Oil & Gas Association (SAOGA)
"I take my hat off to you and your colleagues - it truly was a sterling effort."
Faiez Sallie, Mott MacDonald
"Congratulations on a very successful event. Your hard work paid off.  We look forward to your next conference."
Adrian P. Hamra, Manager, ExxonMobil LNG Market Development Inc.
"Well done on a great event"
James Mackay, Transnet Diversification & New Business, Transnet