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Trusting Bernard to deliver BP’s zero carbon future

In Insight, Insights by Nick Elwes

BP’s new Chief Executive, Bernard Looney, set out his vision to reduce the Company’s carbon footprint to zero by 2050 heralding a new era for the company that pumped 2.7 billion barrels of oil and gas per day last year. In the Company’s own words BP is aiming to: “To be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner. And …

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Day Three and that’s a wrap!

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

The ‘121ers’ flocked over Indaba way on Wednesday as that conference officially ended on Tuesday and the latter continues for a couple more days. And so, like every year, the Westin and Cullinan Hotels’ lobbies and coffee shops were much busier than the earlier in the week. Before that, some of the Tavistock team braved the elements to join the …

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Day Two

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

Some slow starts to the day today as the first official night of networking events took place on Monday. Speaking of which, thank you to all those that were able to attend our own event at the new venue yesterday evening, we hope you had fun, given it went two hours over the scheduled close, it seems like you did. …

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Day one

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and Indaba has officially kicked off. Before we get to conference nitty gritty, let’s talk about the weekend. The English cricket players have been spotted in town ahead of the one-day game at Newlands tomorrow. Despite being rested for the one-day series, Ben Stokes was also seen in and around Cape Town …

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Cape Town Calling

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

So, here we are again, Africa’s mining fraternity heads down to Cape Town for its annual road trip including ‘site’ seeing, important face-to-face meetings, panel discussions, networking and sentiment gauging on what the year ahead may hold for this important sector. Unfortunately, we head into the event with China taking the headlines for all the wrong reasons: The Coronavirus, which …

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Africa Oil Week

In Insight by Nick Elwes

The first week of November sees the annual pilgrimage of Africa focussed E&P companies, representatives from the majors, advisers and ministerial delegates to Cape Town  – as well as the Tavistock team – to not only gain some November sun, but to take part in Africa Oil week.  The main conference attracted some 1,800 delegates this year with presentations and …

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Expo Real: Glass half full or half empty?

In Insight by James Verstringhe

‘Ask me what I want you [The UK] to do,’ says a Dutch property agent over a beer in one of Munich’s famous beer halls. ‘Go on,’ I say reluctantly, bracing myself for another broadside, indicative of the change in attitude towards the country I was born in and have lived in for most of my life. ‘Just leave! The …

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It was all going so well in H1 2018…

In Insight by Jos Simson

Is it just us or do press headlines: “A darkening outlook for metals”, or “China slowdown a big threat to industrial metals in 2019”, published soon after a sustained multi-month downward trending market, make you feel positive? Probably not… Usually, when mass media are dusting off their most negative headlines, the bad stuff has already happened. A bit of a …

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EXPO Real 2018: The largest European property conference

In Insight by James Whitmore

For those of us working in the real estate sector October starts with pretzels, schnitzels and beer. Europe’s largest real estate conference, Expo Real, takes place in Munich over three days at the beginning of October the day after the end of Oktoberfest. With more than 44,000 attendees, it is twice the size of MIPIM, the other real estate conference, …