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PetroForum Africa 2019

PetroForum Africa 2019

March 5-6, 2019

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Durban

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Durban | March 5-6, 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.

Priscillah Mabelane
CEO BP Southern Africa

Keynote, Priscillah Mabelane, CEO BP Southern Africa

How BPSA is leveraging Loyalty Programmes as a Means of Connecting with its Customers

Priscillah Mabelane is the CEO of BP Southern Africa, a role she assumed in September 2017.  She came from BP’s UK retail business where she served as Operations Director and is credited with maintaining a strong safety record whilst delivering record levels of financial performance. Prior to her spell in the UK, Priscillah was CFO of the Southern African Fuels Value Chain business where she was responsible for the development and implementation of business and financial strategies of the business. Her experience includes senior roles in finance and management with Airports Company, Ernst & Young and Eskom Holdings Limited.

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.

Deepesh Nayanar
Global Head of EV, Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Workshop Leader, Deepesh Nayanar, Global Head of EV, Gilbarco Veeder-Root

EV - Opportunity or Threat?

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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Event Partners

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.

The venue

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is a lifetime away from the madding crowd, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Just a short 10-minute drive from Durban Airport and 40-minute drive from Durban this stunning hotel is the perfect location for the 2019 event. 

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