FAQs

What are the new dates?

  • AOW has been rescheduled to take place from the 1-5 February 2021.
  • AOW will take place as per before in the CTICC2 in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • AOW will take place alongside our sister event Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Why is AOW2020 being rescheduled?

  • This decision was taken in consideration of the continuing global impact of COVID-19, and with the wellbeing of our speakers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors top of mind. 
  • After discussion with our partners in South Africa and key stakeholders in the oil and gas community, we believe that rescheduling the show to early 2021 will enable us to deliver another strong edition and provide a platform for the industry to meet, reconnect and set the agenda for 2021.

What will happen to my booking?

  • Your booking will be transferred to the newly rescheduled dates, 1-5 February 2021.

Is the CTICC safe / could CTICC still be a hospital?

  • We are in close contact with the CTICC regarding its operations and the transition phase.
  • As an international hub for events and exhibitions – the CTICC has events schedule to resume from the start of October 2020.  We’re therefore confident that the necessary transition will have been completed before AOW.
  • The hospital in operation is planned for CTICC1, and AOW is booked in the CTICC2 building.

How are Africa Oil Week responding to COVID-19?

  • Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our community is always our number one priority.
  • As a business, we continue to take advice from all relevant authorities, including the South African government and World Health Organisation and will implement appropriate restrictions and measures.

Will you be implementing any social distancing measures at Africa Oil Week?

  • Construction Phase: We will be providing enhance guidelines closer to the event to assist exhibitors and contractors during the set-up and break-down phase.
  • No Handshake Policy: We will request no direct contact between people in accordance with global and local government guidance at the time. We will limit printed materials such as show guides, flyers and brochures and provide digital alternatives where possible.
  • Meeting Rooms: If you have booked a meeting room, it will be set up according to the social distancing guidance in place at the time of the event.
  • Conference Theatres: These will be set-up according to the social distancing guidelines in place at the time of the event.
  • Social Functions: These will be set-up according to the social distancing guidelines in place at the time of the event.

Will you be implementing new safety measures in response to COVID-19?

  • Enhanced Security Checks: If required by local government, we will introduce mandatory temperature checks.
  • PPE: All attendees will be offered gloves and masks upon request if they do not have their own. Where such measures are enforced by local or national governments for use in public areas, they will be mandatory. We will communicate this in advance, along with a reminder of our responsibility to keep all attendees safe by denying entry to those are unable or unwilling to comply with all healthy and safety measures.
  • Enhanced First Aid and Medical Support: This will be available across all our events, as well as dedicated quarantine areas, if required by local authorities.
  • Sneeze Guards: We will use physical dividers where possible and will be providing staff with face visors or masks at busy areas.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: We will work with the venue to offer an enhanced cleaning regime through the event.
  • Personal Hygiene: Hand sanitisers will be made available at high traffic areas, including entrances, catering and toilet facilities.
  • Shuttle Buses: We will no longer be offering this service to reduce close contact with attendees.

What is Investing in African Mining Indaba?

  • Investing in African Mining Indaba is the largest mining investment event in Africa.
  • With a proven track record of bringing together Heads of State, Ministers, senior Government representatives, Mining Companies, Mid and Junior Miners, Investors, services and equipment providers, Mining Indaba is the place to meet everybody who’s anybody in the African and global mining industry. It is the must-attend event that drives the mining industry forward, provides attendees with an unmatched access to the entire value chain and the most influential players in African mining for four days of high-quality content, deal-making and networking opportunities.
  • The event attracts 600+ government representatives – many of whom are Ministers for natual resources and energy and will been interested in attending both events.

Can I access Mining Indaba?

  • Delegates will need to purchase a pass in order to access Mining Indaba. Registration is yet to open but you can find out more at www.miningindaba.com