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Alberta Premier Notley set to attend 49th year of Global Petroleum Show

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International energy gathering welcomes delegates to share technologies, network and do business

CALGARY, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Global Petroleum Show (GPS) will welcome upwards of 50,000 registered attendees to Calgary's Stampede Park from Tuesday, June 13 to Thursday, June 15, 2017 for one of the world's largest energy events. The annual show will focus on the 2017 theme of "Experience the Energy", offering attendees the opportunity to connect with clients, suppliers, and potential customers from across the globe, so they can discuss industry trends and collaborate on solution-oriented thought processes. Federal and provincial government representatives will also be present at GPS, including The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Federal Minister of International Trade. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is also set to attend the Energy Leaders Forum on the morning of Wednesday, June 14, in addition to representation from Alberta provincial ministers The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy, and The Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade attending various events throughout the show. Ministers from Saskatchewan, Quebec and other Canadian provinces are also expected to be in attendance.

"We look forward to welcoming Premier Notley to GPS this year and we are grateful for the strong support we are receiving from our provinces and the government of Canada as we welcome hundreds of international ministers and dignitaries to the show. Their presence will certainly serve to amplify our efforts to offer attendees a diverse range of panel discussions, interactive demonstrations and networking opportunities that can help them reposition their businesses in response to the evolution of the energy industry," says Wes Scott, Executive Vice President, dmg :: events, organizers of Global Petroleum Show. "We continue to receive positive feedback from exhibitors and attendees about the show as a platform for innovation, thought leadership and a reassuring presence amidst the cyclical nature to the economy. We are proud to be able to offer all in attendance a refreshing global perspective on the importance of remaining competitive, managing costs and building a sustainable oil and gas industry."

GPS 2017 will feature 20,000 unique companies coming together from more than 110 countries and will invite attendees and exhibitors from all industry sectors to ask questions and learn more about the future of the energy industry. With 35 countries presenting in the Country Market Seminar Series, attendees will be invited to learn more about energy sectors in numerous countries, including the Baltics, Australia, China, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the UAE and Ukraine. Governments from around the world will gather to meet investors, service and supply companies, and other foreign governments to share information about the regional appeal of their energy industries.

A variety of educational sessions, with over 100 individual presentations for attendees to garner insight from, will also be a highlight of this year's show. From the Energy Dialogues, new this year, to the Indigenous Conference on Energy and Mining, now in its second year at GPS, and the many free educational opportunities available, including Clean Technology Seminars, the Take Charge of Your Career Seminar Series and Water Innovation sessions, the 49th year of GPS is set to provide visitors from around the world with an eye-opening experience. The African Oil and Gas Forum will also provide international perspective on potential opportunities for Canadian companies in the oil and gas service sector. These, along with a suite of other new features, will aim to bring attendees and exhibitors closer together by offering a broader understanding of all aspects of the oil and gas industry.

GPS 2017 exhibition hours are Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 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 and 102 beside Hall D in the BMO Centre. For further information on GPS, to pre-register or to inquire about attendance, please visit http://globalpetroleumshow.com/.

SOURCE Global Petroleum Show

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Primary Media Contact: Shauna MacDonald, Brookline Public Relations, Inc., 403.585.4570, [email protected]; Secondary Media Contact: Erica Morgan, Brookline Public Relations, Inc., 403.478.1357, [email protected] CNW Group 2017


Source: Canada Newswire (June 5, 2017 - 9:00 AM EDT)

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