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PetroForum Africa 2019

PetroForum Africa 2019

March 5-13, 2019

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Durban

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Durban | March 5-13, 2019

Now in its 5th year, PetroForum Africa will host national oil companies from over 14 different countries across Africa, and leading multinational oil companies that have in the past included Total, BP, Engen, Puma and Vivo Energy.

The oil companies will be joined by a range of the best international suppliers covering all areas of the service station, from car wash equipment to the latest retail technologies. The unique and time-saving format brings all the key industry figures together for two days to network, share ideas and discover new products, making PetroForum the region’s must-attend event.

Iman Rappetti
Journalist and Presenter

Chair, Iman Rappetti, Journalist and Presenter

Iman Rappetti is an award-winning journalist and has more than fifteen years’ experience in online, print, radio and broadcast journalism.  She has covered stories from the Middle East to Africa and the US, with politics as her main focus. Iman is currently the co-host of News Night of eNCA and anchor of Power Talk on Power FM.

Hloniphizwe Mtolo
Chairman of Shell Companies in South Africa

Keynote, Hloniphizwe Mtolo, Chairman of Shell Companies in South Africa

Hloniphizwe is the chairman of the board of Shell Companies in South Africa (Shell SA Holdings, Shell SA Energy and Shell Downstream SA). He is General Manager of Shell International's Retail business in South Africa and a board member at SAPREF, South Africa's largest refiner of oil products. He holds multiple Executive Director roles with subsidiaries of listed companies throughout the region and General Management positions globally.

Holniphizwe trained and qualified in the Medical Laboratory Technology Field, before branching into retail leadership. From premium fashion and branded fashion wholesaling, to convenience and petroleum products retailing, he boasts over 25 years' industry experience. Throughout his career he has dedicated time to working with startup organizations and has overseen the development of high-performing business teams and their expansion into new markets.

John Bradshaw
Head of Marketing, Pick n Pay

Keynote, John Bradshaw, Head of Marketing, Pick n Pay

Life after loyalty


Tebogo Mekoa
Head of Marketing, BP Southern Africa

Keynote, Tebogo Mekoa, Head of Marketing, BP Southern Africa

Life after Loyalty

Eric Denivelle
European Director e-Mobility, Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Workshop Leader, Eric Denivelle, European Director e-Mobility, Gilbarco Veeder-Root

EV - Opportunity or Threat?

Eric Denivelle became the European Director of the e-Mobility business within Gilbarco Veeder-Root in December 2018. He is in charge of commercialising the Tritium Veefil EV charging equipment in the Petroleum Retail market (primarily) as well as in other verticals, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has made a minority investment. Prior to this assignment, he has been active in the Petroleum Retail market managing Western and Eastern European regions, including the CIS countries for 25 years, after he acquired some experience in finance at KPMG and Schlumberger.


Mohamed Carrim
VP Marketing & Sales, Sasol Oil

Round Table Chair, Mohamed Carrim, VP Marketing & Sales, Sasol Oil

Oil Company Round Table

Ideas worth sharing

Ignite Session, Ideas worth sharing ,

Short, sharp 10-minute sessions to ignite your curiosity.

60-Second Insights

Elevator Pitches, 60-Second Insights,

Fast-paced 60-second insights from innovative manufacturers.

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Whether it’s outside, inside, underground or in the cloud, Gilbarco has the solution for you. Designed to work together seamlessly to deliver the lowest cost of ownership and best integration, Gilbarco manufactures the world’s leading fueling and convenience store technology.

First African Corporate Identity

First African Corporate Identity, a division of Helderberg Technology Holdings, is one of the largest suppliers of signage & canopy structures in Africa. We have worked in over 20 Countries & what set us apart are our world-class engineering & project management services.

Foghound Coffee Company

Foghound Coffee Company supplies a complete range of traditional and automated coffee solutions. Our dynamic turn-key concepts add exceptional return on our customer’s investments. Our passion for the best coffee quality motivates us to elevate the customer experience through state-of-the-art innovation.

PetrolPlaza is the primary online business-to-business information source for decision makers in the petrol retailing, fuel logistics and car wash market.


UNITIexpo is the leading European trade fair for the retail petroleum and car wash industries. The biennial event provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to develop business relationships with customers and professionals alike.

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