Regional and international speaker confirmations speak to South Sudan’s increasing role as the hub for energy development in the Nile Basin and east Africa

JUBA, South Sudan: Energy Capital & Power (ECP) ( is proud to announce a strong lineup of high-level speakers confirmed for this year’s South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) 2022 ( – taking place from September 13-14 in Juba.

Representing a first for SSOP, Terje Aasland, Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Norway, is confirmed to speak via video at the event, emphasizing the importance of South Sudan’s relations with western partners.

Additionally, Canada’s Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of South Sudan, Marcello DiFranco, is confirmed to moderate a session during this year’s conference, highlighting Canada’s contribution and support towards the development of high-impact projects in South Sudan.

U.S.-based engineering and project management firm, Chemex Global, has been confirmed as a sponsor of the event, with the company sponsoring a lunch and COO Matt Rodgers speaking.

Meanwhile, consolidating the country’s position as the gateway to east African energy, speaker confirmations by Ethiopia’s State Minister for the Energy Sector, H.E. Dr. Eng. Sultan Wali, as well as Somalia’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, H.E. Hon. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, illustrates strong regional support for both South Sudan and its official conference, SSOP.

On the private sector front, Admassu Tadesse, President of the Trade and Development Bank will be speaking on financing as a pillar of growth as the industry shifts to be increasingly private led.

“We are very pleased to confirm the participation of such an esteemed group of regional and international speakers at the fifth edition of this year’s event. The important role that South Sudan will play in regional energy developments cannot be understated, and the country’s impressive energy developments, backed by the Ministry of Petroleum, are poised to usher a new era of growth and stability in the region,” stated ECP International Conference Director, James Chester.

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About the South Sudan Oil & Power 2022 conference:

Join us in Juba on September 13-14 for this in-person event. Online speaker positions and online live-stream are available.

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