Thursday, June 21, 2012

8th Annual Global Local Content Summit

21 Jun 2012 13:04 Africa/Lagos

FEATURED PODCAST: The Progress of Nigerian Local Content - Ernest Nwapa

Ernest-Nwapa In this exclusive interview, Oil & Gas iQ speaks with the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Ernest Nwapa, about how local content has progressed in his country.
In the course of the interview, Ernest touches on:
  • Changes in the approach of IOCs to local content after the passing of the Nigerian Local Content Act of 2010
  • What frontier countries embarking on local content strategies can learn from the Nigerian story
  • Looking at the pros and cons of Petrobras and Brazil’s attitude towards local content
  • The importance of stimulating SME growth in the development of a winning national development strategy
  • Inclusiveness – all rungs of the ladder need to have equal access to the benefits of a local content stratagem

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World-Class Insight Into International Local Content Progress at the 8th Annual Global Local Content Summit

LONDON, June 21, 2012/PRNewswire/ --

Oil & Gas IQ recently announced that the Global Local Content Summit 2012 will take place in London, United Kingdom on the 24th - 27th September, 2012. Now in its 8th consecutive year, the congress is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of senior local content decision makers from across the globe.

"The recent steady high oil price has driven fresh exploration in the developing world. But will this FDI (foreign direct investment) lead to equitable growth? Local Content is seen as the solution for transforming developing nations into growth economies." says Luke Treacy, event director for the 8th Annual Global Local Content Summit.

"What can the new frontier states of Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia and Ghana learn from their experiences of the more mature petroleum industries of Nigeria, Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Angola and Australia who may (or may not be) on the right track?", continues Tracy.

This year's Global Local Content Summit has been specifically designed to address the issues raised. Encompassing a vast expanse of themes and regions, the Summit explores new frontiers in African policy development, updates from the MENA region and the impact of the Arab Spring as well as insights from local content leaders from Latin America.

Experts in the industry can also join the pre-event discussion in the exclusive Linked In group:

Key speakers include:

Emmanuel Buah, Deputy, Minister for Petroleum, Republic of Ghana;
Ernest Nwapa, Executive Secretary, NigerianContent Development Board (NNPC);
Elias Kilembe, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC);
Hugo Perez Cordova, Development Manager, Suppliers and Contractors, Pemex;
Alessandro Ciocchi, Vice President, V-Ships Offshore;
Tam Brisibe, Former Senator, House of Representatives, Republic of Nigeria;
Susan Kubanis, Sustainability Manager, Bechtel Corporation;
Dr. Michael Warner, Former Local Content Manager, BG Group

Find the full programme, event details and registration information about the 8th Annual Global Local Content Summit on , phone +44(0)-20-7036-1300 or email

Media contact: Veronica Araujo, +44(0)20-7368-9748, or visit

Press are invited to attend this important industry forum, if you would like to a complimentary press pass please email Veronica Araujo ( )

Source: Oil and Gas iQ

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