Ministerial & VIP Programme

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Back again for 2020, the highly prestigious Ministerial & VIP Programme welcomes ministers, ambassadors, major oil and gas CEOs and high-profile financiers from across the globe.

From deal-making to peer-to-peer networking at the highest level, the Ministerial & VIP Programme serves a cherry-picked group of leaders from across the African upstream. 

2020 Programme

The Programme allows participants to network exclusively away from the main conference and facilitates open and free-flowing discussions at the highest level. Particpants benefit from a dedicated meetings programme, the use of private meeting rooms, access to the VIP Lounge, and attendance at the Ministerial & VIP Symposium and Gala Dinner.

To find out if you're eligeable or to learn more about how the Programme meets the needs of our top tier delegates, download the brochure. 

Ministerial & VIP Symposium Summery Report

The inaugural Africa Oil Week Ministerial & VIP Symposium was hosted on 4 November 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. With 182 VIP participants, the Symposium looks to become the “Davos” of the African O&G sector, promoting jobs, prosperity, and workforce development by driving investment.
Brought to you by our dedicated VIP & IR team
We’ve expanded the Africa Oil Week VIP team to include investor relations and government relations. The VIP team will bring the highest seniority to Africa Oil Week yet and facilitate connections that maximise your time and deal-making potential.
The Ministerial & VIP Programme is by invitation only. If you know someone who may be interested or would like to recommend a participant, please email 

Meet the team:

Paul Sinclair
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Government Relations

Jelizaveta Matvejeva
Government Relations Manager

Kael O'Sullivan
Director of Investor Relations

Ellen Eager
VIP Coordinator