One of the world's largest energy events to be held every year in
CALGARY, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - dmg :: events, organizers of one of the
world's largest energy events, announced today that Global Petroleum
Show (GPS), held in Calgary every two years since 1968, will now be
held on an annual basis. The event broke records in 2012, welcoming
63,000 registered attendees from 100 countries, and 2,000 exhibiting
companies in the oil and gas industry showcasing the latest
technologies, products and services.
"This is an important evolution for the industry, for Canada and for
Calgary," said Wes Scott, Executive Vice President of dmg :: events
(Canada) Inc., organizers of Global Petroleum Show. "Since 1968, Global
Petroleum Show has been a major platform for international and local
markets to conduct business face-to-face. The annualization of Global
Petroleum Show offers more opportunities to connect the industry and
explore the latest developments and innovations facing the global
According to a recent market research study conducted on GPS by an
independent firm, SENTIS Market Research, GPS generates $69.4 million
CAD in direct economic impact to Calgary and surrounding area as a
result of hosting the three day event every two years. In addition,
over $8.9 billion CAD in business transactions are conducted between
local and international companies as a result of GPS.
"For the past forty-five years, Global Petroleum Show has helped bring
the world to Alberta," said Cal Dallas, Minister of International and
Intergovernmental Relations. "I am so pleased that due to its
overwhelming success the show has decided to become an annual event and
I know it will cultivate even more strategic partnerships and business
opportunities for Alberta companies."
The annualization of GPS responds to attendee and exhibitor demand for
annual access to emerging markets, the latest technologies, and
collaboration with industry experts. Market research showed that 75 per
cent of attendees polled would participate in GPS on an annual basis.
"The annualized Global Petroleum Show in Calgary demonstrates the city's
position as a global energy centre," said Bruce Graham, President &
CEO, Calgary Economic Development. "We have the people, experience and
expertise and now an additional opportunity to showcase the innovation
of our industry and opportunities for the world to be part of our
Show organizers expect the 2014 edition, which will take place June
10-12, to surpass attendance numbers from 2012, and be the largest GPS
Key benefits of annualizing GPS include:
The ability to showcase rapidly advancing technology on an "as it
happens" basis; consistently providing attendees with the latest
developments on market research and technology.
The opportunity for increased market share and the chance for exhibitors
to get in front of customers on a more regular basis.
Enhanced opportunity for attendees to do business with emerging markets
such as Latin America and China, which move at a quick pace, and for
which staying ahead of the demand for resources is imperative.
The annualization of GPS also marks the end of the Gas & Oil Expo, which
is currently taking place this week at Calgary's Stampede Park. The
biennial exposition, which is held in the "off" year of GPS and also
produced by dmg :: events, will be re-evaluated for future
consideration in the Canadian market.
SOURCE: Global Petroleum Show
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