North Africa Petroleum and Security Forum: Positive Outlook Amid a Challenging Security Environment (North Africa Petrole)

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 27, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 27, 2008
Registration Date: Feb 20, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 15, 2007
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Description

The North Africa Journal is pleased to announce the holding of the 2008 North Africa petroleum and security forum. This year's them is "Positive Outlook Amid a Challenging Security Environment."

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas, and will focus on the following topics:

1. The current state of North Africa's oil and gas sector and petroleum economy, with an autlook assessment of growth and opportunity.

2. An evaluation of the current security situation and risk projection.

Introduction:

North Africa's oil and gas sector has been a magnet for intensive investments over the past decade, a trend likely to continue in the foreseeable future. While a great deal of investment has been focusing on exploration and production, leading North Africa countries are now focusing on building up their refining infrastructure to support their export targets as the growth in global energy consumption is sustained.

But while the region has attracted massive petroleum-related investments, it is also grappling with security issues that threaten the economy at large and more importantly, the very source of economic growth and social stability - the oil and gas industry. From Al Qaeda, to domestic ethnic conflicts, to regional territorial feuds, the region has no shortage of challenges in need of viable solutions. And yet, despite the current security climate, the outlook for the growth in the industry remains

In light of these events, the North Africa Journal brings the "North Africa Petroleum and Security Forum: Positive Outlook Amid a Challenging Security Climate". This one day event will feature industry analysts, government officials and corporate executives who will present their analysis on the state of the oil and gas industry in North Africa, as well as an outlook of what to expect in the region in the short and long terms. In addition, analysts will provide their assessment of the security climate and what companies are doing and should expect going forward.

Speakers will provide insights and best practices in relations to the North African oil and gas industry, as well as the impact the current security environment has on business operations and investment safety.

Forum Overview:

The North Africa Journal is holding its 2008 North Africa Petroleum and Security Forum: Positive Outlook amid a Challenging Security Environment. The forum will attract senior decision makers in charge of strategic growth, business development, and security.

Beside the core attendees from the energy and security sectors, we expect attendance to include adjacent industries from banking and finance, to transportation, insurance, and government. We expect senior officials representing North African oil and gas companies and national authorities and ministries to take part to this important event.

This is your opportunity to sponsor a premier industry event, offering you an awareness building, marketing, networking, speaking and knowledge gathering experience second to none.

Questions Answered:

a) What are the trends affecting North Africa's oil and gas sector
b) What are the opportunities in both the upstream and downstream sectors
c) What are the best investment opportunities in exploration, production, transport, refining and marketing
d) What are the risks that could potentially impact the region's oil and gas industry
e) What are the best practices that users should deploy for operating a secure activity in the region
f) What are the partnership opportunities.

Attendee Profile

- Senior government officials from North Africa, from director level to cabinet minister
- Senior executives of domestic monopolies from North Africa
- Senior managers and executives of international oil and gas corporations, servicing companies, security and consulting firms, contractors, etc.
- Representatives of US federal agencies.

Venue

1300 Lamar Street
Houston
Texas
United States
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Additional Information

If your register before December 1, 2007 or if you are a North Africa Journal subscriber, we invite your to take advantage of a US$350 discount. Registration pre-December 2007 is US$850 per attendee, instead of US$1,200.