GHANA – Ghana is set to host the Third Edition of the Africa Oil and Gas Local Content Sustainability Conference and Exhibition 2019 (ALC) to be held in Accra, Ghana from October 10-11.

Organised and managed by AME Trade UK, and GeoVision Ghana Ltd, the conference brings together industry players with a goal to promote increased local participation in the supply chain of the oil & gas industry.

It also looks to promote technology transfer, capacity building and economic development as well as best practice experiences across the continent.

The theme of the 2019 edition of the event would be: “Shaping the future Through sustainable Local Content Policies”.

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is the host and would highlight the fact that GNPC had achieved its mission to become a stand-alone operator by 2019, supported by the Africa Petroleum Producers Organisation.

The last two editions of the event were held in Luanda, Angola attracting nearly 600 attendees from 30 countries and featured technical site visits as well as best practice experiences from other emerging markets such as Malaysia.

The event would focus on the sustainability of local content regulatory and institutional frameworks that had been implemented so far by African Oil and Gas Producing countries to advance local economic development.

“The choice of Ghana was informed by the various policies and actions of the Ghana Government and Industry to encourage local content development and participation of the citizens in the oil and gas value chain, since the country joined the ranks of African oil producers,” said AME Trade United Kingdom in a statement.

“ALC 2019 will feature technical exhibition alongside the main conference and will gather national, regional and international stakeholders from both public and private sectors including government representatives, development partners, international and national oil companies, services providers and decision makers from the industry among others.”

AME Trade provides businesses with a platform for practical information for companies looking to diversify and realign their business strategies to keep up with fast-moving global trends.

According to AME, ALC 2019 will discuss issues such as regulatory and policy frameworks that promotes public local content policies and corporate local content strategies, among other topics.