Matthew Rawlings, Vice President for Upstream Consulting at private banking and intelligence company, S&P Global, will participate as a speaker and give a presentation during the Dubai leg of energy advocacy group, the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) (, Invest in African Energy roadshow.

With S&P Global serving to provide essential expertise and intelligence to governments, businesses and individuals, Rawling’s participation during this leg of the event will guide investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the innumerable opportunities on offer within Africa’s burgeoning energy sector.

Taking place on 30 March at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai’s International Finance Center, this edition of the roadshow will unlock a new era of economic ties between Africa and the Middle East. In an ever-changing energy landscape, information, analysis, and insights will be critical for investors to explore opportunities that will advance both the UAE and Africa’s energy objectives. As such, S&P Global’s participation will facilitate insight into the strategies, data, expertise, and connected technology available between the two regions.

“The AEC is proud to announce the participation of such an esteemed and iconic global intelligence company during the Dubai leg of the Invest in African Energy roadshow,” states Executive Chairman of the AEC, NJ Ayuk, adding, “With global capital expenditure on the decline, and foreign investment more competitive than ever, S&P Global’s participation in Dubai will emphasize the role Africa has played and continues to play in the global upstream sector. Africa still offers explorers the opportunities for giant discoveries and the continent is willing to embrace any potential investment.”

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Rawling’s participation will present an enlightened perspective into Africa’s energy investment landscape, showcasing the continent’s potential for short-cycle opportunities, infrastructure-led development and frontier exploration against the backdrop of S&P Global’s extensive exploration and production database. Meanwhile, the UAE’s experience as a major oil and gas producer will serve to strengthen UAE-Africa connections while enabling African stakeholders to tap into global financial markets.

The Dubai leg of the Invest in African Energy roadshow gives energy leaders and stakeholders from the UAE the chance to connect with a highly esteemed roster of high-level African stakeholders. This edition will serve as the top-tier platform to facilitate discussions, make deals, and kickstart investment opportunities that will advance the Middle East and Africa’s energy objectives. Kickstarting conversations and offering potential investors the opportunity to participate in unlocking a new era of economic ties between the Middles East and Africa, the Invest in African Energy Dubai edition will act as a prelude to the continent’s premier event for the African oil and gas sector, African Energy Week 2023. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate this important event.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Energy Chamber.

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