Calgary's 2012 Global Petroleum Show Sets Record Attendance

Over 63,000 attendees participated in the year's largest energy exhibition

CALGARY, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Global Petroleum Show (GPS) 2012 has concluded after three days of networking, presentations and world-class exhibitions. The biennial event, which took place from June 12 -14 at Calgary's Stampede Park, saw record attendance welcoming over 63,000 attendees, coining it as the largest show ever hosted. GPS welcomed over 2,200 exhibitors, 95 representing countries, and expanded over 720,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

"The number of attendees has exceeded our expectations proving that Calgary remains enthusiastic about the future of the industry," said Wes Scott, Executive Vice President of dmg :: events, organizers of Global Petroleum Show. "The increased presence of international delegates and the calibre of exhibits we have seen this year has helped position GPS as one of the premier energy events in the world."

Opening June 12, industry experts and attendees from across the globe visited a variety of oil and gas exhibits and networking events, sharing their insights on emerging technology and the industry's most pressing issues. This year, GPS had a wide array of exhibitors focusing on sustainable operations and promoting integrated and innovative energy practices.  Key highlights of the Show included: The International Energy Leaders Forum with Keynote address from Premier Alison Redford, participation from Honourable Ken Hughes, Minister of Energy and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin; Opening night reception; and Outdoor Exhibition and Rodeo.

In addition to the Show, the Global Energy Career Expo, held alongside GPS at Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, saw record-breaking numbers welcoming over 10,000 registered participants. Employment hopefuls lined the corridors of the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, overflowing into the streets, all carrying the common goal of securing a career with one of the industry's leading employers. A special thanks to Calgary TELUS Convention Centre for a fantastic job in handling the thousands of career-seeking hopefuls.

GPS will return to Stampede Park in Calgary from June 10-12, 2014. For further information and event updates on Global Petroleum Show, please visit www.globalpetroleumshow.com.

Held in conjunction with:
SPE HeavyOil CONFERENCE Canada
SPE International

Visit www.spe.org/events/ihoc/2012/ for more information.

SOURCE Global Petroleum Show 2012

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