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International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS)
Durban | 3-6 October 2017
The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS) is an annual international gas conference and exhibition taking place in Durban, South Africa from 3-6 October 2017.
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.
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


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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

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, security of supply 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. 
In Africa, ENGIE manages the development and operation of thermal and renewable power assets in several countries.  The Group has 2.8 GW thermal and renewable power capacity in operation or under construction. It is a first-mover in independent power generation in South Africa and has a global gas expertise to be leveraged across the continent.  Through its energy services and engineering contracts it has built a solid reputation over the last 50 years.  With its development projects in gas infrastructure, power production, electricity and gas distribution as well as services  and engineering, ENGIE wants to accompany Africa in its energy transition.
ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. 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 (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).



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.


Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Strategic Partner

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a private sector led international organisation domiciled in Nigeria with activities across Continental Africa. The Corporation offers a unique value proposition as an Africa-focused infrastructure financing institution providing competitive products and services across complimentary areas of: principal investing, financial advisory, project development and technical advisory.  Within the Power industry, AFC has worked on a number of pioneering deals. E.g. The Corporation is the lead investor in Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower), which is implementing the USD890 million Kpone IPP Project in Ghana. In addition, AFC is also the lead investor in the landmark Cabeolica renewable wind power project in Cape Verde.



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.


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

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


AllAfrica Global Media

Media Partner


AllAfrica Global Media is a voice of, by and about Africa: framing issues, distributing information and providing a platform for discussing topics critical to building the Africa we want - sustainable, innovative and equitable. The AllAfrica distribution network includes the popular website, allAfrica.com, news apps for mobile devices and social media, and the AllAfrica News Wire for institutional, corporate and financial clients through Bloomberg, Factiva/Dow Jones, Thomson Reuters and other commercial services.


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.
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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For more information about IGCS please contact:


Amy Offord
Marketing Manager
Tel: 00 44 207 384 8068


Damon Thompson
Commercial Director
Tel: 00 44 207 384 8071
Mob: 00 44 7500 220 913


Anna Gorzkowska
Production Assistant
Tel: 00 44 207 384 8188