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WPC Leadership Conference - Responsibility, Cooperation & Sustainability

26-28 May 2015 
Tromsø, Norway

The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is pleased to present the first WPC Leadership Conference on Responsibility, Cooperation and Sustainability, to be held in Norway in 2015.

Through this global event the WPC will be bringing together industry leaders to discuss and demonstrate best available technology and practices in order to minimize impacts and risks to the people and environments where we operate around the world. By highlighting the industry’s strategies in places such as the Arctic and other frontier areas we can contribute to raising the standards across the sector.

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World Gas Conference (WGCPARIS2015)

1-5 June 2015

The 26th World Gas Conference (WGCPARIS2015), owned by the International Gas Union is the largest and most prestigious conference in the global gas industry calendar bringing together leading industry players.

In June, Paris will welcome over 4,000 senior delegates from 600 global companies and thousands of trade visitors who will explore the 45,000 sq m large exhibition. An impressive line-up of some 500 high level industry experts will present their views and findings of key industry trends and developments.

The breadth of the World Gas Conference programme really makes it stand out from other leading industry events. Delegates can look forward to some 70 conference sessions with topics spanning across the whole gas value chain. There will be key emphasis on addressing issues such as enhancing the role of gas for sustainable development and balancing the needs of all stakeholders, whilst improving availability of gas and access to markets.

Numerous social and technical networking events have been organised for delegates to grow their global network, showcase their findings and build strong partnerships. Delegates can look forward to the Welcome Gala evening held at the famous Grand Palais, a golf tournament attended by key business players and numerous technical and social tours presenting ideal networking opportunities in a relaxed environment.

With major and exciting developments taking place in the gas industry, WGCPARIS2015 will welcome the energy community to this milestone event which will showcase the best of what the industry has to offer.

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Middle East Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC)

15-17 September 2015
Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

The Middle East Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC) is the definitive event for process engineering; in today’s busy world the event brings together the international business community to one business hub place to make the most effective use of your time. It is not just a place where you can experience groundbreaking technology and listen to industry leaders, it is an environment designed for the exchange of ideas between you and your peers. By sharing experience and expertise, best practice can be adopted worldwide to optimise the future of process engineering. MEPEC is the unique meeting place for discovery, process engineering and route to market professionals to meet, share and drive an efficient, safe and profitable industry.

MEPEC will welcome thousands of visitors to the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre between 15th – 17th September 2015. The Conference Theme is ‘Delivering Energy Efficiency through Innovation and Value Creation’, and topics will include: Innovative Process Control and Optimization, Development of Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources, Advances in Plant Simulation and Design, Latest Technologies in Clean Fuels and Energy Efficiency.

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Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2015)

26-30 October 2015
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

SIEW is the premier platform in Asia for energy insights, partnerships and dialogue. It leverages Singapore’s position as a leading global energy hub and will help chart the vision, structure and progress needed for the future, and brings together the world’s leading conferences, exhibitions, and roundtables in one week, one location.

Under the banner theme “Global Energy Transitions”, delegates at SIEW 2015 will discuss the main drivers and impacts of oil price volatility, rising energy demand, technological advances and sustainability on the global energy system.

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Gastech Singapore 2015

27-30 October 2015
Singapore EXPO

Gastech Conference & Exhibition is the leading event for the international oil & gas industry and a global meeting place for energy professionals working in the natural gas cycle. 

Gastech attracts over 20,000 attendees commercial and technical trade visitors, 500 trade exhibitors, 250 C-Level executives and 2,000 conference delegates. 

Our industry leading conference delivers informative and interactive sessions focussing on the key commercial and technical issues affecting the industry. 

The exhibition hosts the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs) showcasing the best examples of technology in action and also its commercial implications. 

Our various functions and dedicated industry programmes will ensure you have numerous opportunities to network during the four day events. 

By bringing Gastech to Singapore for the very first time, the natural gas and LNG industries finally connect at the heart of South East Asia’s energy epicentre – at a crucial time in the state’s development plans to become a leading energy hub. Gastech is the event at which the gas industry networks and does business. 

For more information contact Simon Ford on +44 (0)20 3772 6091 or email  


Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC)

9-12 November, 2015
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) is the world’s new meeting point for Oil & Gas professionals. The 30th Anniversary edition closed on the 13th November 2014 having attracted 1,868 exhibitors and 76,240 attendees from 112 countries during the 4 days of the event. ADIPEC provides an unrivalled global platform for Oil & Gas professionals to do business. The world-renowned conference programme within ADIPEC further educates and provides knowledge transfer and unparalleled network working opportunities.

Located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi acts as natural cross-roads between the east and the west and is fast becoming one of the world’s most influential energy hubs for the 21st century. ADIPEC is supported by industry through its unique Executive Committee that convenes to shape the conference content of the event and is supported by many of the world’s leading National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies and key service providers.

New for ADIPEC 2015:

Due to unprecedented demand, ADIPEC will be extending the show floor to include an all new Hall 15 and a heavy machinery dedicated zone, located on the marine front of the world class Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Only 150 meters away from the main Atrium, Hall 15 will attract decision makers and buyers from the offshore, marine and heavy equipment sectors. To view the products on display for the Offshore & Marine Section, please visit

For more information contact no: 971-2-697-0500 or email  


18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 18)

11-15 April 2016
Perth, Western Australia

LNG 18, the world’s largest global LNG event, is proudly brought to you by the event owners: the International Gas Union (IGU), the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). In April 2016 the Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) supported by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) will host the eighteenth event, LNG 18, in Perth, Western Australia, on behalf of Australia as an LNG exporting country.

Key facts and figure are:

➢    Over 5,000 participants are expected to attend from around the world including delegates, exhibitors, accompanying persons and trade visitors.

➢    Over 250 exhibitors from over 60 countries will be showcased.

➢    A 4-day program will include plenary sessions, workshops and a poster session with a remarkable line-up of plenary speakers.

➢    The conference program of the LNG X series is well-known and popular for its extensive technical sessions – LNG 18 will continue to provide this excellence. It promises to showcase global advances in the LNG sector including developments in floating LNG and unconventional gas to LNG technologies.

➢    A variety of social networking opportunities include a golf day, technical tours to world-leading LNG facilities, city tours, opening and closing ceremonies and receptions.

➢    LNG 18 will offer participants the chance to interact with industry leaders on the evolving technological, commercial, social and environmental challenges affecting the LNG industry.

➢    LNG 18 will draw attention from an extensive national and international media presence before, during and after the event.

For more information including how to register for this pre-eminent event please visit the official LNG 18 website at


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