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The 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2017 (EAPCE’17) will be held from 8th to 10th March, 2017 at the Le Panoramique Hotel in Bujumbura, Burundi. The conference organized by the East African Community (EAC) is expected to attract more than 600 participants. 

The 2017 edition of the biennial conference under the theme, East Africa - An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization, aims at promoting the region’s petroleum potential and investment opportunities. The last five Conferences have proven a valuable forum for governments and petroleum industry players from around the world to dialogue.

According to the EAC Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, the conference is expected to provide a forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally. 

“It will provide unique networking opportunities with government, private sector, regional organizations, academia, technology developers, investors and civil society,” added the Secretary General.Held since 2003, the East African Petroleum Conferences have provided increasing awareness of the potential for petroleum development in the region and other important developments in the petroleum sector including technological advancements in exploration, development and production. 

Delegates can expect high quality technical presentations, exhibitions from a wide spectrum of players from the petroleum sector. The conference programme integrates field excursions to selected sites in each Partner State for delegates to see the rich geological variety that the region possesses as well as the touristic attractions that the region is well known for. 

EAPCE’17 is taking place at the peak of EAC's transforming into a Common Market. This transformation is geared towards providing great opportunities for business and investment in all sectors as the single market provides for free movement of goods, capital and services within the region.

For more information on EAPCE’17, visit the conference website: