By Onu Okorie
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources has unveiled plans for the 6th edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES 2023). The official Oil and Gas meeting of the Federal Republic will take place in Abuja from April 16th to 20th, 2023.
The speed of change projected in the fossil fuels segment as the world pursues the energy transition agenda gave rise to the theme of NIES 2023, which is; “Global Perspectives for a Sustainable Energy Future”.
“NIES 2023 will put on the front burner overarching global energy trends and perspectives so that policy makers and other players in the sector can more easily understand latest developments and the best roadmap to drive the energy transition”, says Mr. James Shindi, Managing Director of Brevity Anderson, the event producer.
In an online media broadcast, Chief Timipre Sylva, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, said “NIES 2023 is primed to be a show stopper as it will be the valedictory edition of this administration”.
“The event will provide the platform for the administration to present its scorecard in the energy sector and also provide the opportunity to offer a roadmap for the next administration. It is therefore an epoch and a must-attend event for all the stakeholders in the industry”, Sylva added.
As tradition, NIES 2023 will feature the highest level of attendance by top decision makers, industry leaders and all stakeholders from both the public and private sectors from across Africa and the global energy community. There will be a special dinner and other networking events with attendee ministers from other oil producing countries and heads of government delegation from other countries.
With the full backing of the Federal Government of Nigeria, NIES has over the years witnessed the highest level of attendance by top decision makers, industry leaders and all stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.
“N.I.E.S has grown from year to year and remains the definitive platform, not just for Nigeria, but also for Africa to engage the global energy community”, Shindi said.
N.I.E.S is a federal government of Nigeria official energy industry event with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and all its parastatals including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NURPC), Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) are joint hosts.