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Global Petroleum Show Ready to Explore Future of Energy Sector

Annual energy event set to welcome industry professionals looking to examine the evolving energy landscape

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) -


Global Petroleum Show (GPS) will kick-off in Calgary, Alberta from Tuesday, June 7 to Thursday, June 9 at Stampede Park. The annual event will welcome industry professionals from across the globe to discuss timely and relevant topics as they relate to the oil and gas industry. As the industry continues to respond to both the current economic climate and the ongoing challenges in the Fort McMurray region, the Show and its impact on the oil and gas industry are more important than ever.

This year, GPS will prioritize its focus, offering attendees the opportunity to collaborate, connect and discuss industry trends in this unstable and ever-changing market. Examining the theme, "Explore and Develop", the Show is anticipated to welcome more than 50,000 attendees from 20,000 companies, spanning more than 85 countries who are looking for innovation to drive down operating costs and stimulate drilling activity.

GPS will also offer executives, engineers and industry leaders the opportunity to connect with clients, suppliers and potential customers from across the globe. Attendees are provided a forum to discuss industry trends and collaborate on solution-oriented thought processes so they can take steps towards upgrading services, improving efficiency during times of downsizing, and repositioning business strategies to mirror the industry.

Early bird registration is now open. Those who register before May 31, 2016 will receive a free, three-day exhibition pass. Advanced registration is open from June 1 - 6 for $75; standard registration is open as of June 7 for $125.

For more information or to register for GPS 2016, please visit:

New Sector Focused Zones and Daily Features:

• Fracking Innovation Zone - This area will offer a unique opportunity to view solutions to fracking needs. The Fracking Innovation Zone will feature fracturing fluid blenders, high-horsepower fracturing pumpers, chemical additive units, iron truck and trailers, high pressure lines, pumping units and much more from a variety of companies.

• Global Logistics Zone - The Global Logistics Zone will host leading businesses involved in the transportation and logistics areas of oil and gas. The Global Logistics Zone will bring together companies offering advanced capabilities, lower costs and ubiquitous access through various offerings including containerization, storage, insurance, mileage tracking and much more.

• Clean Technology Forum - This brand new forum will bring together renewables industry leaders focused on solar, wind and geothermal heat to explore what the future holds for the clean and renewable energy industry, including carbon capture.

• Digital Oilfield Experience - As part of the Digital Oilfield Experience, attendees can expect to see companies focused on drone technology, data collection, mobile devices, software and much more. This unique experience will help companies combine business process management with advanced information technology and engineering expertise to streamline and, in many cases, automate the execution of tasks performed by cross-functional teams.

• Career Development Zone - In partnership with the Calgary Economic Development, the Career Development Zone will educate, support and inspire industry professionals with a series of career-focused seminars led by industry experts. These sessions will focus on developing better skills, techniques, and tactics involved in securing a new job role.

• Low Carbon Innovation Forum - The Low Carbon Innovation Forum will share the excitement of business owners, technology developers, funders, innovators and other experts as they talk about advances in innovation and technology development in the field of carbon management and clean tech.

FREE Presentations and Daily Features

Complimentary to attend (with official show name badge), the theatres will include a diverse range of presentations including:

• A new educational series of Knowledge Bars and Theatre Sessions hosted by industry experts.

• Heavy Oil Theatre - (Halls D & E, Booth 7220) Featuring presentations on increasing profits from environmental monitoring, data integration, safety culture, automating paperwork and more.

• Country Market Presentation Theatre - (100A/100B) Gain valuable insights from emerging and established energy markets about the process of conducting business transactions with foreign marketplaces.

• SRC Technology and Innovation Theatre - (HALL C, Booth 1212) Learn about cutting-edge technologies and services from forward-thinking industry influencers and experts. Find out how the latest innovations can help your business improve its process efficiencies and cut costs.

• CIBN "Doghouse" Innovation Theatre and Pitch Competition - (HALL B) The Doghouse is a "Dragons Den" style pitch competition that gives entrepreneurs 3 full days of exposure to the entire energy industry, both as potential customers and investors. It will be where the industry can see and meet the next generation of big industry success stories before they happen.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016:

• GPS Awards - The second annual GPS Awards will once again recognize and celebrate the leaders who drive impactful change and evolution in the energy industry through technology, corporate social responsibility and excellence. This year, the awards will recognize achievements in Aboriginal Engagement, Community Engagement, Environmental Innovation, Innovation in Technologies, Leadership, and Health & Safety. 

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Stampede Park, Rotary House

$75 + GST - Register to purchase tickets -

• Opening Night Reception - Industry professionals from around the world will gather for an evening of hors d'ouevres, live music, photo opportunities and celebration as GPS kicks-off once again. Tickets are available for the opening night festivities featuring this year's theme "Mystique and Magic". 

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom

$95 + GST - Register to purchase tickets -

Wednesday, June 8, 2016:

• Energy Leaders Breakfast & International Energy Capital Forum - Join international energy leaders for breakfast as they share their visions on topics such as global exploration opportunities, investment acquisition, IOC/NOC partnerships and energy security and efficiency. This year, the forum will explore the theme of "Financing the Energy of Tomorrow," identifying how the energy sector will change as it moves through one of the most transformative periods in its history.

7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom

$195 + GST (Early Bird) - Register to purchase tickets -

• GPS Professional Bull Riders Invitational - Experience the most exciting eight seconds in sports featuring PBR bull riders from all over the world. Get up close and personal with the toughest show on dirt with your friends and colleagues at this exciting GPS event. Produced by world champion bull rider Cody Snyder.

*Ticket sales from the PBR Invitational will be donated to the United Way in Fort McMurray.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Stampede Park, Agrium Western Event Centre

$15 + GST - Register to purchase tickets -

• Official Industry Party - Attendees of GPS are once again invited to network and connect at the official industry party taking place at Cowboys Casino. Complimentary entry, appetizers and refreshments will be available.

6:30 p.m. - Late

Stampede Park, Cowboys Casino

Free Entry with GPS Registration Badge

Thursday, June 9, 2016:

• Indigenous Conference on Energy and Mining - This new event, in partnership with the Indigenous Center of Energy, will welcome Indigenous business and government leaders to connect with oil and gas operators, service company executives and business to continue the dialogue surrounding topics of energy. This year will also feature the first Annual Indigenous Leaders Roundtable, by invite only, as a platform for the examination of an implementation of indigenous principles.

8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom

$395 + GST (Early Bird) - Register to purchase tickets -

As always, the people who contribute to the success of the oil and gas industry remain a priority for GPS, and it encourages all industry members and affiliates to consider ways to support each other in times of need. Those interested in giving back to those affected by the crisis in Fort McMurray can do so by visiting GPS's online support page,

To further support families in need, registered GPS attendees can also purchase tickets to the Professional Bull Riders Invitational for just $15, with all ticket sales going to the United Way in Fort McMurray.

Global Petroleum Show 2016 - #GPS16


Stampede Park - BMO Centre Halls A - E, Upper Big 4, Outdoor Area

20 Roundup Way S.E., Calgary, Alberta


Representatives from leading oil and gas companies, exhibitors, suppliers, business partners, support staff, media and industry analysts.

WHEN: The exhibition at GPS is open:

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016 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 as a member of the press, or to inquire about attendance please visit

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

Visit for more information.

Primary Media Contact
Alisha Samnani
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
W: 403-538-5641 ext. 102
[email protected]

Secondary Media Contact
Madison Olyniuk
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
W: 403-538-5641 ext. 109
[email protected]

Source: Marketwired (May 18, 2016 - 9:02 AM EDT)

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