Events like AOW advocate for Africa to expand its energy sector with effective and sustainable carbon management techniques, so that the energy transition also leaves a legacy of socio-economic development.
South African Deputy President His Excellency Paul Shipokosa Mashatile


AOW: Investing in African Energy

AOW is the global community of African energy stakeholders who are committed to, and are actively engaged in, driving a progressive energy outlook for Africa. The milestone 30th edition of AOW will see the integration of the Green Energy Africa Summit into AOW, propelling our mission to new heights as we provide an inclusive view of all types of energy opportunities across Africa.

These three decades have seen the world change and go through several crises, prices fluctuations, and geopolitical shifts. AOW has continued to evolve throughout its history to respond to market needs and now unites thousands of African energy stakeholders, including energy and petroleum ministries, regulators, NOCs, utilities, local and international operators, power producers, investors, and service providers.

Our world-class event in Cape Town is the result of decades of experience delivering industry conferences with high-production value and unrivalled networking opportunities. This year we come together for the 30th time to celebrate Africa and mark the grand anniversary of the AOW community.


Green Energy

The milestone 30th edition of AOW will see the integration of the Green Energy Africa Summit into AOW: Investing in African Energy, propelling our mission to new heights as we provide an inclusive view of all types of energy opportunities across Africa, covering renewables integration, responsible exploration and gas monetisation. The green energy transition will form a key pillar of AOW, with the themes ‘Sustainable development of the upstream’ and ‘Integration of renewables and new energies’ set to be prominent within the content agenda. The Energy Investment Village, an exciting deal pitching event for African clean tech start-ups will also take place at #AOW2024.


2023 highlights

  • At AOW:50, Ministers and energy leaders worldwide gathered to discuss strategies and agreements aimed at bolstering the African energy sector with a focus on gas monetization, finance, and decarbonization.

  • The opening ceremony welcomed the South African Deputy President, His Excellency Mr Paul Mashatile. Government Remarks were also given by Hon. Marcel Abeke, Minister of Oil at the Ministry of Oil & Gas in Gabon, Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa and Olu Verheijen, Special Adviser on Energy to the President of Nigeria.

  • Our 2023 edition event featured Country Spotlights from various African nations, including Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, South Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Uganda.

  • The program offered valuable content from diverse forums such as the African Independents Forum, Finance & M&A Forum, Prospect Forum, and the Technology Forum.

  • Networking receptions, and invitation only diners were organized each evening at picturesque locations across the Cape Town Waterfront.




Our 30th anniversary

2024 is a special year when we celebrate our community and renew our commitment to Africa’s energy sector. This 30th edition of AOW will be marked by a series of unique events and functions that will take our mission to the next level and continue driving business in Africa’s energy sector.



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AOW delivers unmatched impact and visibility with over 1,600 decision-makers attending in 2023. The tailored opportunities and experiences allow you to be at the forefront of the industry and ensure business objectives are met and be a part of the most prestigious pan-African upstream event.


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2023 Post Event Report

The 29th edition of AOW: Investing In African Energy 2023 attracted over 1600 senior delegates from Africa and various parts of the globe. The AOW Post Event Report 2023 is now available to download.



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