One of South Africa’s key expos will bring a bigger focus on the oil and gas sector this winter in Cape Town.

The show was acquired last year by global exhibition and conference organiser dmg events MEA adding to its worldwide energy portfolio that includes ADIPEC, which attracts 80,000 visitors to the UAE in the world’s largest oil expo outside of North America.

“After two years, the energy sector worldwide has adapted to lower prices and focus has returned to this continent,” says Brad Hook dmg-ems Africa’s commercial director.

“We’ve seen a lot of positive movement across Africa including new discoveries and major investment by international explorers, like Total in east Africa and British North Sea explorers choosing to move their focus here.”

In addition the show, and the conference, will take a look at the future energy make up of the region. This will include renewables, like solar and wind, and discuss how sub-Saharan countries plan to meet their own requirements, alongside the vast oil and gas reserves.

“As an established international organiser, dmg brings its international experience of the sector to South Africa and it has invested heavily in this 2017 event.”

Oil & Gas Africa 2017 runs from July 11-13 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre and alongside the exhibition there is a three-day conference. The Oil, Gas & Petrochem (OGP) Summit 2017 will feature industry experts sharing insights and experience from across the sector.

Oil & Gas Africa 2017, which attracts suppliers from across the continent, providing them with a comprehensive platform to meet prospective business partners and facilitate face-to-face meetings.

“With a well-established midstream and downstream industry, Cape Town makes for a perfect location for Oil & Gas 2017 to serve southern Africa,” says Hook.  “The energy sector has undergone huge changes in the past two years and we believe Africa is now ready to move forward.”

Oil & Gas Africa 2017, July 11-13 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. More details www.africaogp.com