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IMCA Africa Regional Meeting – Agenda

View the programme for our IMCA Africa Regional Meeting below. Ensure you don’t miss out, reserve your place today. Free to anyone working for an IMCA Member company.

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

100 Beach Road
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa
08:30 – 09:30Registration and breakfast networking.
09:30 – 09:40South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA) Introduction.Adrian Strydom (SAOGA).
09:40 – 09:50IMCA Introduction.Mary Ntamark (IMCA).
09:50 – 10:40SAOGA and IMCA Panel Discussion: Challenges and innovations in the offshore industry in Africa.Moderated by Iain Grainger (IMCA).
Zaeem Soofie (Denton)
Kgabo Rapelego (PetroSA)
Andrew Laing (Unique Group)
10:35 – 11:00Panel Q&A.Moderated by Iain Grainger (IMCA).
11:00 – 11:35Mid-morning refreshments.
11:35 – 12:00Diving Safety and Regulation in South Africa.Mike Jessop (OSC Marine Group).
12:00 12:25Assuring Safe DP Operations with an Ageing Fleet.Jannie Scholtz (Mackay Communications).
12:25 12:50Speaker Q&As and Slido
12:50 – 14:00Networking lunch.
14:00 – 14:30Keynote: Perspectives on the future of IMCA and the industry.Iain Grainger (IMCA CEO).
14:30 – 14:45 IMCA Regional update.David Bloom (IMCA).
14:45 15:15Deep Sea Mining.Egil Tjåland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
15:15 – 15:45Mid-afternoon refreshments.
15:45 – 16:15Fugro and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).Michael MacHutchon (Fugro).
16:15 – 16:45Case studyBridget Thomson (C-DOC) 
16:45 – 17:00Session Q&As. Closing remarks. David Bloom (IMCA).
17:00 – 19:00Networking drinks reception.
Programme is subject to change.
Fully booked