FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celebrating its 20th year, NAPE Expo, the world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo, is again bringing together oil and gas industry leaders and experts to its Business Conference to be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013, during Winter NAPE Expo. This year’s theme, “Transforming the Energy Landscape,” will discuss how the growth and evolution of the United States’ unconventional boom has and will continue to have huge impacts on the economy, job creation and the revitalization of energy dependent industries, while also tackling how these dynamics will coexist with community, environmental, logistics and policy issues. And this meeting will provide context for the NAPE Expo opportunities on showcase Thursday and Friday in the NAPE Expo.
“This year we are thrilled with our line-up of distinguished industry leaders as they discuss the issues that come with our industry’s successes and challenges. It is the exchange of ideas at forums, such as the Business Conference, which will allow for continued growth.”
“NAPE Expo has served the oil and gas industry for the past 20 years. The last five [years] in this industry have truly been transformative for the U.S. energy landscape,” said Marty Schardt, Executive Vice President of the American Association of Professional Landmen. “This year we are thrilled with our line-up of distinguished industry leaders as they discuss the issues that come with our industry’s successes and challenges. It is the exchange of ideas at forums, such as the Business Conference, which will allow for continued growth.”
This year’s line-up of distinguished speakers and panelists includes Steve Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwestern Energy Company; Dan Sullivan, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources; Eli Gruber, CEO, Ecologix Environmental Systems; just to name a few. The Business Conference Luncheon Keynote Speaker Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of IHS, will share his outlook on the U.S. economy and the role of energy in shaping the economy. (A complete list of speakers can be found on the NAPE Expo website at www.napeexpo.com.)
This year, 2013 Winter Expo is slated for February 5-8, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Sponsored by IHS Inc., the leading global source of insight, information and analysis, the Business Conference is held the day before the Expo floor opens. It begins at 8 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m. followed by the “Icebreaker,” a networking reception.
The 2013 Business Conference will feature breakout sessions and panel discussions to address a broad spectrum of energy issues. In the opening keynote session, industry leaders will share their insights on the energy landscape followed by a panel discussion, “The Dialogue on Energy,” to discuss policy and regulatory issues. In the afternoon, senior executives will share their insight on how expanding unconventional oil and gas supplies and infrastructure are transforming the energy landscape. Experts in the final panel will present their views on how technologies will impact the evolution of oil and gas supplies and associated water management issues.
Attendee and media registration is now open for both 2013 Winter NAPE and 2013 NAPE East. Those interested in attending or participating with an exhibit hall booth can register online at www.napeexpo.com. Members of the news media who would like to attend and cover NAPE are invited to register online at www.napeexpo.com/news-media or on-site.
About NAPE Expo
NAPE Expo, the world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo, brings prospects and producing properties (from the U.S. and around the world), capital formation, services and technologies all together in one location, creating an environment to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating purchases and trades. NAPE Expos are held twice a year in Houston, and an additional NAPE will be introduced in Pittsburgh in April 2013. NAPE Expo was created as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993 by American Association of Professional Landmen and now includes Independent Petroleum Association of America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists as partners. For more information, please visit www.napeexpo.com and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.
Created by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) as the North American Prospect Expo and held in 1993 at the Westin Galleria hotel ballroom, the first NAPE had 80 booths and 800 attendees. In 1995 the Independent Petroleum Association of America was added as a partner, and in 2004 the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists also joined as partners. The following year the first Summer NAPE was held.