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Media Advisory: Global Petroleum Show Set to Host International Delegates

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 2015589 Views

Annual energy event reimagines, reinvents and repositions the possibilities of the oil and gas industry

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(May 20, 2015) –

WHAT: Global Petroleum Show (GPS), one of the world’s largest oil and gas gatherings, will once again kick-off in Calgary, Alberta from Tuesday, June 9 to Thursday, June 11 at Stampede Park. The show will welcome more than 50,000 attendees, 20,000 unique companies from 100 countries, and offer a platform for businesses from around the world to connect, work together and offer creative solutions for the industry.

With the theme of “Reimagine, Reinvent, Reposition,” GPS provides industry leaders with a forum to connect with clients, suppliers, colleagues and potential customers, in one place, at one time. Exhibiting companies will showcase emerging technologies, a diverse range of products and services and offer insights on how to remain competitive even during an economic downturn.

International representation will include Bolivia, China, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Qatar, UAE and USA, with pavilions on the exhibit floor from United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Kuwait and Brazil. This year, a significant number of Canadian pavilions will be featured including exhibits from Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Registration to attend GPS is free online for energy professionals through to June 1. Visit to register.

New and daily features:

– The Drilling Site Experience – This is the unique opportunity to get a true taste of the energy industry at work. The mock drilling site includes a drilling rig, mud unit, well head and command centre – a super integration of ten companies coming together to give you a hands-on experience and close-up view of a site in motion.This area will host Cubex, Ground Force Drilling, AltaFab, Newterra, Servagroup, United Safety, Calnash Trucking, Canadian Mats, Secure Energy and GenTex.

– Sector Focused Zones – Across the exhibit halls, a number of feature areas will focus on specific subject matters. These include the brand new Manufacturing Zone, which will put a spotlight on technologies such as machining, fabricating and welding, while the Safety Zone will focus on solutions to improve health and safety measures.

– FREE Presentations – Complimentary to attend (with official show name badge), the seven theatres will include a diverse range of presentations including: Heavy Oil Theatre, Country Market Presentation Theatre, 3M Safety Zone Stage, Environmental Technology Theatre, SRC Technology and Innovation Theatre, Technology Theatre sponsored by IBM, and the “Doghouse” – Innovation for the Energy Industry.

Monday, June 8, 2015:

  • International Attendee Open House – International guests and delegations are welcome to attend this exclusive event and to network with local business and government. Enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments, and enjoy local cultural entertainment.1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
    By Invitation Only

Tuesday, June 9, 2015:

  • GPS Awards Breakfast – New for 2015, the GPS Awards will recognize and celebrate the leaders who drive impactful industry change and evolution. The inaugural event will recognize achievements in Aboriginal Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Innovation, Technology Innovation, Leadership, and Energy Reporting.7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Stampede Park, Agrium Western Event Centre
    Ticketed Event
  • Opening Night Reception – Join industry professionals and celebrate the kick-off of the year’s largest Canadian energy event at the Opening Night Reception. The reception will transport delegates around the world to the top eight oil producing countries, through vivid visuals, fantastic food and drink and engaging entertainment.6:30 p.m. – Late
    Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom
    Ticketed Event

Wednesday, June 10, 2015:

  • Energy Leaders Breakfast – Speakers at the Energy Leaders Breakfast will uncover their investment strategies for the year ahead, while highlighting the continued fundamental importance of technological innovation and collaboration across borders. Speakers include: Luis Alberto Sánchez, Minister, Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Bolivia; Ebrahim Takolia, Chief Executive of South African Oil & Gas. Alliance (SAOGA); Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Deputy Foreign Minister, Undersecretary of State for Africa, Asia and Middle East Policy, Public and Economic Diplomacy, Poland (EU); Hon. Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy, Energy and Resources, Government of Saskatchewan.7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom
    Ticketed Event
  • International Energy Capital Forum – This year’s theme will focus on Analysis, Strategizing and Access to Capital, and how to remain ahead of the curve and attain the best possible business growth in 2015. Speakers include: Peter Terzakian, Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director, Arc Financial; Justin Friesen, Partner, BDO; Tony Aulicino, Directory, Investment Banking, Scotiabank; Peter Argiris, Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie.10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom
    Ticketed Event
  • GPS Professional Bull Riders Invitational – Featuring more than 1,200 PBR bull riders from the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico, the GPS Professional Bull Riders Invitational has riders competing to get into the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.
    6:00 p.m. – Late
    Stampede Park, Agrium Western Events Centre
    Ticketed Event
  • Official Industry Party – All registrants are invited to network at the show’s official industry networking event.
    6:30 pm – Late
    Cowboys Dance Hall
    Free Entry with GPS Name Badge
WHERE: Stampede Park – BMO Centre Halls A – F, Outdoor Area
20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, Alberta
WHO: Notable exhibitors include: Government of Alberta, Kuwait Oil Company, ATCO and many more.
WHEN: The exhibition at GPS is open:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Media are required to pre-register in order to obtain a show badge for the event and will need to provide accreditation (a piece of photo identification and an official business card) upon arrival at the Press Office, located in Room 101 & 102 beside Hall D in the BMO Centre. For further information on GPS, to pre-register or to inquire about attendance, please visit

Held in conjunction with SPE Heavy Oil Conference and SPE International.

Visit for more information.

Contact Information

Primary Media Contact: Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Alisha Samnani
W: 403-538-5641 ext. 102
C: 403-554-9757

Secondary Media Contact: Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Madison Olyniuk
W: 403-538-5641 ext. 109
C: 403-660-6747


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