ARDA Week 2023 – Key Information [English]

Published On: 9 March 2023

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Starting on Monday 13th March, our annual conference, ARDA Week 2023, brings together representatives from African refineries, government ministries, banks, regulators, importers, distributors, traders, storage companies, marketing companies and refinery equipment & technology suppliers.

The theme for this year’s event is “Balancing Energy Transition and Security for the African Downstream” and we look forward to coming together with our members and sponsors as we face up to the challenges for the future of the African downstream oil industry.

ARDA Week provides an exceptional opportunity to discuss the latest trends and innovations within the industry, as well as networking with key players from the African and International downstream oil industry – all in one place.

To ensure you gain the very most from your attendance, please see links to some key information below.

Useful information for ARDA Week 2023

Dates – ARDA Week 2023 runs from Monday 13th to Friday 17th. Meetings to discuss the ARDA Workgroups are also taking place on the Saturday (11th) and Sunday (12th) preceding this event. Please see links to agendas below.

Location – Century City Conference Centre, 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446, South Africa. For details on how to reach the conference centre, please visit their website: https://ccconferencecentre.co.za/find-us/

Registrations – Online registrations are now closed. But if you have already registered, you will be able to collect your badge:

  • Either on Sunday 12th March, 2023 at 09:00 a.m. (local time), from Room 4 on the 1st level of the Century City Conference Centre
  • Or on Monday 13th March, 2023 at 08:00 a.m (local time) at the registration desk in the Hall of the Century City Conference Centre.

Access to the conference space will require the presentation of badges at all times. Each delegate is responsible for keeping their own badge safe for the duration of ARDA WEEK.

Please note that the ARDA WEEK 2023 badge allows participants to access all conference activities except:

  • the meetings of the Work Groups on 11th and 12th March, 2023, which are reserved for participants who have received a confirmation email to this effect (kindly contact mailto:georges.baou@afrra.org)
  • the Annual General Meeting on 16th March 2023, which is reserved for members.

ZOOM participation – registration for virtual participation to ARDA Week is now open. ARDA WEEK 2023 will be held physically and at the same time will be broadcast live on Zoom for ARDA members and sponsors only. Click here to register: your registration will need to be approved before you can access the virtual conference at the time scheduled for the start of the conference.

ARDA Week agenda – to access the full ARDA Week agenda detailing all key note speakers and panel discussions, please visit:  https://arda.africa/arda-week/

Speakers and panellists – for a list of speakers and panellists please visit: https://arda.africa/arda-week/speakers/

Evening events – After a full day of speaker presentations and panel discussions, we invite you to join us for some informal networking at three evening events.

  • The President’s Cocktails, sponsored by MCB, take place from 5.30pm on Monday 13th March at the Conference Centre.
  • Sundowners Cocktails, sponsored by Vitol, take place from 5.30pm on Tuesday 14th March at the Conference Centre.
  • The Gala Dinner, sponsored by Trafigura and Puma Energy, takes place from 7.00pm on Wednesday 15th March at the Grand Café on the Beach. More details on organised bus transport to this event will be provided via email and during the conference.

Workgroup meetings agenda – to access the agenda for the Workgroup meetings taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March, please click: Workgroup meetings agenda

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at info@afrra.org. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town and hope you have a productive and enjoyable conference.


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Published On: 9 March 2023/

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