ECOMOF 2024, the 4th ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum, is a major regional event to be held in Cotonou, Benin, from 22 to 24 February 2024.. This meeting brings together key players from the mining and petroleum sectors as well as government decision-makers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The main objective is to promote sustainable economic development by highlighting regional potential, fostering strategic partnerships and stimulating innovative investment. ECOMOF 2024 offers a unique platform for sharing experiences, debating current issues, and discussing best practices, with the expected outcome of strengthening collaborations, realising investment opportunities, and emerging strategic recommendations for the future of the extractive industries in West Africa.

Expected professionals

The 4th ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2024) will bring together a diverse panel of participants, all involved in the mining and petroleum sectors and in the economic development of the West African region. Among the expected participants, we anticipate the presence of :

  • Representatives of the mining and oil sectors : Seasoned professionals, technical experts and strategic decision-makers who actively contribute to the ECOWAS extractive industries.

  • Government officials : Delegates from the ministries responsible for energy, water and mining in the member countries, who play a crucial role in formulating policies and promoting the sector.

  • International and national investors : Key players from the business world interested in investment opportunities in the region's mining and oil projects.

  • Industry Experts : Renowned professionals providing their expertise on trends, technologies and best practices in the mining and petroleum sectors.

  • ECOWAS delegates : Official representatives of the Economic Community of West African States, underlining the regional commitment to sustainable development.

  • International Organisations : Representatives of international organisations involved in supporting economic development and the sustainable management of natural resources.


  • The official opening ceremony on 22 February 2024 in the presence of a number of VIPs.
  • Scheduled conferences, panels and sessions
  • TheB2B space for professional meetings and partnership signings
  • The closing ceremony on 24 February 2024 with all the partners
  • Exhibitions from 22 to 24 February 2024
  • The Closing Gala on 24 February 2024

Participants and/or Visitors

  • Official delegates
  • Professional delegates 
  • Exhibitors
  • Foreign delegations in search of investment opportunities
  • Media
  • General public
  • Institutional
  • National and international investors
  • Professionals (energy division, hydrocarbons division, mining division, investors division, all businesses division)
  • Service companies (banks, insurance companies, financing and credit institutions).

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