Global Petroleum Show 2008 sets record attendance

    Nearly 62,000 Registered Attendees at World's Largest Oil and Gas Event

    CALGARY, June 13 /CNW/ - Global Petroleum Show (GPS) 2008, the world's
largest oil and gas event, today announced record breaking attendance with
nearly 62,000 registered attendees, making it the most attended GPS in the
show's forty year history.
    "Our goal was to bring GPS to the next level and to provide visitors with
the latest innovations in technology, products and services for the oil and
gas industry," said Wes Scott, Event Director, Global Petroleum Show 2008.
"This year's registered attendance numbers are the highest we have ever had
and we continue to receive positive feedback on the enhancements made to GPS
2008. We are thrilled with the success of this year's event and are looking
forward to 2010."
    New this year to GPS was The Global Petroleum Conference. The Conference
featured Plenary Session Participants: Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier,
Government of Alberta; Mr Gerry Protti, Executive Vice President Corporate
Relations and President, Offshore & International Division, EnCana
Corporation; Soheil Asgarpour, President PTAC (Petroleum Technology Alliance
Canada); Mr Kevin Meyers, President, ConocoPhillips Canada; Sami Fahed
Al-Rushaid, Chairman and Managing Director - Kuwait Oil Company; and His
Excellency Mohamed bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy for the United Arab
Emirates. The Session was moderated by Peter Mansbridge, Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation's acclaimed news anchor.
    There were ten new features at GPS 2008, including but not limited to the
Siemens exiderdome - a one-of-a-kind technology exhibit made up of 55
containers, 220 tons of steel and 20 kilometres of power cables, The Global
Petroleum Career Exposition, Global Petroleum Show Charity Golf Tournament, in
support of the Werklund Foundation and The Global Petroleum Show Professional
Bull Riders Invitational.
    GPS is one of the most significant petroleum events in the world, with
over 2,000 exhibiting companies and nearly 62,000 registered attendees from
97 countries.
    For more information on the Global Petroleum Show, visit:

    About dmg world media

    dmg world media is the name behind many of the world's major oil and gas
conferences and exhibitions, including the Global Petroleum Show & Conference
(GPSC), ADIPEC, GasTech, the International Pipeline Exposition & Conference,
the Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference, the Instrumentation & Systems
Automation Show & Conference; and the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show.
    dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail & General
Trust plc (DMGT). As a member of the FTSE 250, DMGT is ranked as one of
Britain's largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. dmg's energy
events span 6 continents and bring together more than 3, 400 exhibitors, and
108,000 visitors from over 100 countries generating billions of dollars of
inward investment and export business.

For further information:

For further information: Primary Media Contact, Shauna MacDonald,
Brookline Public Relations for GPS 2008, W: (403) 538-5645, C: (403) 585-4570,; Secondary Media Contact, Hilary Pettersen,
Brookline Public Relations for GPS 2008, W: (403) 538-5641, ext. 107, C: (403)

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