IPIECA attended the African Refiners Association week held 19-23 March, in Marrakech, Morocco. Over four hundred delegates were present from across North and Sub-Saharan African and the international downstream oil industry. The conference was addressed by an array of experts involved in the downstream oil sector, including representatives from the banking sector, governments, refiners, logistic and marketing companies, energy regulators and international and local oil traders. The latest trends and innovations in the industry were discussed; the experiences of pan-African and international companies shared and new technologies and services reviewed. Estella Nucci, IPIECA Operations, Fuels and Product Issues Project Manager attended the conference and presented on the current IPIECA work programme in order to foster greater collaboration between the two Associations.