Seplat Energy Summit 2020


About the Event

The Seplat Energy Summit is a crucial meeting point to debate challenges and solutions for the transition to a future sustainable energy system in Africa. The main focus of the Summit is the role of the energy transition towards a sustainable society while continuing to be a driver for economic growth in Africa.

Seplat Energy Summit 2020 assembles global experts to speak powerfully to the energy needs of the Continent and insights to its impacts on Business Sustainability, Strategic Leadership on Energy transition in Africa.

The Summit blends keynote discussions and panel sessions among local and international experts from diverse sectors and government to deliberate perspectives of Renewable Energy.

There will be around 18 speakers and panel participants provide valuable insights on the challenging cases on the role of energy systems to build a sustainable Africa Economies.


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The Seplat Energy Summit: Business Sustainability and Strategic Leadership in Africa

Opening Remarks

Keynote Discussion

In the global economy of the 21st century, the issues facing the Continent are complex, challenging and fraught with opportunities and threats. Strategic leadership is increasingly becoming the main focus and the vital issue facing contemporary organizations and countries on the Continent. Without effective strategic direction, the capability of an organization or a country to achieve or sustain its competitive edge becomes constrained.

The astonishing transition in energy from a carbon-intensive fossil fuel system to a low carbon, renewable energy system; is currently driven by a combined prospect to alleviate climate change and foster economic prosperity in the world.

Strategic leadership could positively contribute to effective strategy implementation of energy transition in Africa propelling the Continent over its challenges and enable renewable technologies. There are excellent potentials that this could open new avenues for innovation and growth with possibilities of providing universal access to reliable, modern, affordable and sustainable energy while promoting economic growth.

The 54-nation continental free-trade zone, expected to create a $3.4tn economic bloc with 1.3 billion people across Africa, would facilitate economic growth. However as many countries focus on containing the coronavirus pandemic the commencement of trading under the AfCFTA from the initial slated date of July 1, 2020, was postponed. This bloc has potentials to be the largest new trading bloc in the world. What could be the impact of Intra Africa Trade Agreement in Sustainability and inclusive economic growth? What is the effect of the delay with the commencement and any implications it might have on the policy and political issues around this crucial agreement?

SEPLAT: Our Journey

Seplat has grown to become a leading Nigerian Independent respected for its stellar performance since it began operations in 2010. This session takes you to the boardroom where three directors of the company discuss what makes Seplat a well-run company.

Panel Session One : The impact of Global Energy Transition on African Economies

The Continent faced with enormous challenges of meeting its vision of accelerated economic and industrial development with limited access to energy for its growing population calls for a new vista. Lack of access to power constrains new economic growth and negatively affects life expectancy and quality of life. Without efficient energy supply, the adoption of emerging technologies in areas from healthcare to education to agriculture becomes severely limited. To overcome these challenges enabling fast and future-fit energy transition becomes crucial.

This panel will explore imperatives for a strategic framework for the energy transition in the Continent as falling costs of vital renewable technologies open new avenues for innovation and growth. It will examine the new wave of dynamism required to provide the lacking access to reliable and affordable energy to boost economic growth.

Panel Session Two: The Regulatory Paradigms of Energy Transition in Nigeria

Full energy access remains elusive underscoring emphasis on energy efficiency improvements. Some countries are poised to lead Africa’s energy consumption growth by moving away from the traditional use of biomass that currently accounts for almost half of final energy consumption.

Similarly, countries and geographies differ in the speed of change and effectiveness to develop and implement policies that deliver energy sustainability. Appropriate strategies to support a substantial expansion of clean technologies, therefore, becomes vital.

This panel brings a valuable contribution to the regulatory discourse on energy transition in Nigeria.


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