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Argus West Africa Roads 2017

Conference Day One - 29 November 2017


CONSTRUCTION | POLICIES | DEMAND

08.00
Morning refreshments and networking
09.30
Chairman's opening remarks

James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus

IDENTIFYING GOVERNMENT STRATEGIES AND COMMITMENTS TO BUILDING ROADS

 09.40 Keynote ministerial welcoming address

Hon. Kwasi Amoako Attah, Minister, Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ghana
 10.00 Exploring new specifications in Ghana and the impact on the industry
  • Understanding the changing specification landscape: When will changes come into force?
  • How will new specifications affect road contractors?
  • Roads that will require new specifications of PMB: Smaller farm roads, urban road networks and larger projects
  • Understanding the impact on asphalt quality
  • What will the new properties be for new specifications: Durability
Collins Donkor, Director of Contracts, Ghana Highways Authority

REFINERY AND BITUMEN OUTPUT IN WEST AFRICA

 10:30 Exploring bitumen supply in west Africa
  • Assessing current trading trends across the region to identify new business opportunities
  • Will new terminals compete with Ivory Coast?
  • Identifying investments at the SMB refinery
  • Understanding new players in the market: Where will be the new export markets be?
  • Exploring consistent long-term supply of quality bitumen: Where will it come from?
Mamadou Doumbia, Managing Director, SMB
 11:00 Speed networking
A fun exercise for you to meet and greet everyone in the room, and exchange your business cards!
 11:20 Morning coffee and networking
 11:50 Uncertainty within the oil markets and for bitumen
  • Potential trends impacting global oil and bitumen market
  • Oil demand growth breakdown: GDP growth, price change and weather
  • Refining capacity and OPEC crude output
  • Assessing the impact of IMO regulation to reduce the global bunker fuel
Laurent Sourlin, Africa Bitumen Manager, Shell 
12:20  Iran perspective: Exporting challenges in west Africa
  • Identifying pockets of new demand in west Africa: What we see as new opportunities
  • Assessing the different challenges to export bitumen to east and west Africa
  • Exploring the benefits of drummed bitumen to west Africa
  • What infrastructure is needed for successful exports
Mohammad Ghaffari,Commercial  Manager, ACE Oil
12.40  Networking lunch
Breakout sessions
*delegates will have the option to attend one of the workshops below 
Workshop 1

FINANCING


Explore opportunities for financing projects and understanding the steps involved in getting your project off the ground

  • PPP projects
  • Successful case studies
  • Steps to secure financing
Led by:

Edward Blankson-Mills, Zonal Head, Retail Banking, Access Bank Ghana Limited

 Workshop 2
SUPPLY


Asssess current supply dynamics into west Africa 

  • Current supply dynamics and trading routes 
  • Exploring the shipping landscape
  • Demand growth

Led by:
James Gooder, Vice-President, Crude, Argus

15.10 Afternoon coffee and networking

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

 15.40
Overcoming the challenges of financing with PPP projects 
  • Exploring future road construction projects in Ghana
  • Understanding the benefits of PPP projects for construction companies
  • Working closely with governments and financial institutions
  • Case study: Group Five experience with funding projects in west Africa
Aminu Alhassan, Country Manager, Ghana, Group Five 
 16.10  Keynote construction panel discussion: Key priorities and issues faced by the road construction industry
  • What are the procurement decisions for investing in engineering technology?
  • Investing in new facilities in west Africa
  • Understanding the challenge to logistics when securing contracts
  • How are construction companies working with governments?
Panellists:

Eng. W.E.O. Apatu, Chairman, ABCECG – Building Contractors Ghana 
Mathieu Lasserre, Strategic Procurement Manager, VINCI Construction 
Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah
, Executive Chairman, Berock Ventures Ltd
Djibril Kanazoe, President and Director General, Groupe Kanazoe 
Aminu Alhassan, Country Manager, Ghana, Group Five
 17.00 Chairperson's closing remarks

James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus
 17.10 Close of conference day one
 17.10 Networking drinks reception

Conference Day Two - 30 November 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN | FUNDING | STORAGE AND LOGISTICS

09.00
Morning coffee and networking
09.30
Chairperson's opening remarks

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

09.40
Panel discussion: Reviewing the main challenges across the supply chain and finding ways to mitigate them

  • What are the main risks involved in contracts and legalities?
  • How is a lack of focus surrounding budgets impacting supply planning?
  • How can companies work more closely?
  • Meeting requirements for regional compliance
  • How can suppliers work more efficiently with ports? 
Moderator:
James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus 
Panellists:
Mustapha Fasinro, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Linetrale Petroleum
Ronnie Muthusamy, Commercial Director, Engen 
Senyo Kwasi Hosi, Chief Executive Officer, CBOD Ghana 
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Bitumen, Argus

EXPLORING THE SHIPPING AND STORAGE LANDSCAPE

10.30 Infrastructure developments near TEMA Port: Building a new bitumen plant 
  • Exploring development for a new bitumen plant: how it will fit in the supply chain 
  • Improving security of bitumen supply into Ghana and export opportunities 
  • Investing in technologies for the ability to produce PMB and stored for supply to asphalt paving contractors
  • Timelines: when the project will come on-line and next steps 
Ben Torkornoo, Head of Operations, Ghana Oil Company Ltd (GOIL)
11.00 Morning coffee and networking
11.30
Exploring the shipping landscape and vessel availability
  • Understanding the current shipping landscape and where supply is coming from
  • Who are the new shipping players in the market and how will they impact supply?
  • Assessing the different types of cargo that are suitable for west African demand
  • How can companies cut shipping and vessel costs?
  • Exploring the need for storage facilities to cut transport costs 
Jorge Jiménez López, Heavy Products Trader, Repsol Trading
12.00 
Understanding the new framework and guidelines for importing bitumen into Ghana to improve the structure across the supply chain
  • How will the changes affect bitumen importers?
  • Identifying changes to requirements and licences for imports
  • How will the new framework improve efficiency in the supply chain?
  • Assessing who needs the new licences and how they will be regulated
Hassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) 
12.30 
Networking lunch 

EXPLORING THE FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE AND WHERE FUNDING IS COMING FROM

 14.00 Identifying opportunities for fudning road construction projects to create economic prosperity
  • Exploring the current financial landscape
  • Assessing the viability of a project for funding and what is needed
  • How can PPP projects accelerate economic growth in west Africa?
  • Understanding the benefits of PPP in improving payment security
Mam Tut Wadda, Principal Transport Engineer, African Development Bank 
14.30  Panel discussion: Assessing available funding for road construction projects
  • Exploring the financial landscape for the road industry
  • Solving the fiscal challenges for investors through tolling arrangements 
  • Using PPPs as a solution to provide quality roads that are made to last 
  • Identifying what funding is available
  • Overcoming fiscal and liquidity issues
  • Case studies: Successful funding projects in west Africa
Panellists:
Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
Anthony Mensah, Group Head, Corporate Banking, Access Bank Ghana Limited
 15.20 Chairperson's closing remarks

James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus
 15.30 Close of conference

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Morning coffee and networking
Morning coffee and networking
Keynote construction panel discussion: Key priorities and issues faced by the road construction industry
  • What are the procurement decisions for investing in engineering technology?
  • Investing in new facilities in west Africa
  • Understanding the challenge to logistics when securing contracts
  • How are construction companies working with governments?
Eng. W.E.O. Apatu, Chairman, ABCECG – Building Contractors Ghana 
Mathieu Lasserre, Strategic Procurement Manager, VINCI Construction 
Djibril Kanazoe, President and Director General, Groupe Kanazoe 
Aminu Alhassan, Country Manager, Ghana, Group Five 

Keynote construction panel discussion: Key priorities and issues faced by the road construction industry
  • What are the procurement decisions for investing in engineering technology?
  • Investing in new facilities in west Africa
  • Understanding the challenge to logistics when securing contracts
  • How are construction companies working with governments?
Eng. W.E.O. Apatu, Chairman, ABCECG – Building Contractors Ghana 
Mathieu Lasserre, Strategic Procurement Manager, VINCI Construction 
Djibril Kanazoe, President and Director General, Groupe Kanazoe 
Aminu Alhassan, Country Manager, Ghana, Group Five 
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