In line with coming oil and gas happy hour event, we interview Hussein Boffu, Chief giving officer oil and gas happy hour. In this exclusive chat he gives insight on the oil and gas happy hour 2019 and the importance of planting seeds of the industry today for a better future.
Abraham Adekunle brings excerpt.
1. Can you tell us a little bit About the Oil and Gas Happy Hour?
Oil and Gas Happy Hour is a knowledge sharing and networking event for mutually beneficial opportunities in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania and East Africa.
The platform gives opportunities for the oil and gas professionals to grow their network, exchange ideas, and set their career and business strategy with confidence using exclusive insight from some of our keynote speakers who are industry leaders.
2. What is “Empower The Future”?
Empower the future is more than a tagline. Oil and gas happy hour have always empowered for a better tomorrow. We know of only one way. We plant the seeds of the industry and business today so that we can have a plentiful harvest tomorrow.
The service providers must connect with people have sight to the project opportunities today so as they have desired growth tomorrow.
If you are a safety officer, lawyer or accountant or an engineer you must connect with people today so as you grow your career in the future.
The same holds true with our giving model. For each ticket purchased we give away a portion of the net proceeds to children in need. We had already donated shoes, learning materials to 18 children.
So we plant the seed to children today so as they can have better tomorrow. This is a platform empowers people, industry and communities for a better tomorrow.
3.What were the main results of the past event?
Although is up and coming platform but we have started to see positive impact since we started to do the event back in 2018. We had already donated shoes, school uniforms, and learning materials to 18 children in need in Mkuranga region on behalf of our attendees, sponsors, and partners.
In terms of local content, we have a gentleman from India who is forming a partnership with a local company that will develop the local workforce. We also have some local service providers who have registered with EWURA’s supplier database so as they capitalize on the opportunities in the proposed East African crude oil pipeline (EACOP) project.
4.Any Final words?
I would like to invite everybody who is a key player on the oil and gas, to join other oil and gas professionals who are making an impact in the industry. Whether you are an HSE officer or business suppliers, the oil and gas happy hour is a place to be. The oil and gas happy hour will converge once again on Friday 23rd August 2019, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Best Western CBD hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.