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Media Advisory: Global Petroleum Show Attracts Record Number of Energy Leaders

Annualized energy exhibition expected to welcome more than 60,000 exhibitors and attendees

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/26/14 --


WHAT:   Global Petroleum Show (GPS) will kick off the nation's largest ever
        oil and gas exhibition in the energy capital of Canada, Calgary,
        Alberta, on Tuesday, June 10 to Thursday, June 12 at Stampede Park.
        In 2013, organizers dmg :: events announced that GPS - held in
        Calgary every two years since 1968 - would now be held on an annual
        basis in response to demand from participants and the rapid pace of
        industry change. GPS 2014 will mark the first year of the show since
        becoming an annual event.

        GPS will see more than 60,000 registered attendees and 2,000
        exhibiting companies (including 400 brand new exhibitors) showcasing
        emerging technologies, a diverse range of products and services, and
        industry expertise from internationally recognized brands. Also
        present will be attendees from Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru,
        Indonesia, Jordan, Argentina, Ghana and Suriname. The exhibition
        this year will be the largest yet (including halls specially
        constructed for GPS), having expanded to include international
        pavilions, presentation theatres hosting free talks, and more
        outdoor & indoor exhibits. Based on an economic impact study of the
        2012 edition, this year's event is expected to generate an estimated
        $8.9 billion in business transactions, with $4.2 billion
        transactions with Alberta-based companies. More than 38,000 hotel
        reservations have been blocked for the annual energy event.

Registration to attend GPS is free online for oil & gas engineers and energy industry professionals through June 1. Visit www.globalpetroleumshow.com to register.

The following features are of particular interest:

Daily Features:

- Exhibitor Showcase Presentation Theatres - Complimentary to attend (with official show name badge), seven unique theaters offer an opportunity to explore topics such as Supply Chain & Logistics, Country Market Presentations, Canada's Energy Opportunities, Heavy Oil, Speciality Oil Tools, and more!

- Outdoor Exhibits - A comprehensive and interactive showcase of heavy machinery and field equipment at work in the oil and gas industry. Onsite beer gardens provide attendees a place to relax and refresh after perusing the outdoor displays of oilfield equipment.

Monday, June 9, 2014:


- International Attendee Open House - International guests and delegations
  are welcome to attend this exclusive event to pick up name badges and GPS
  materials, and to network with local business and government. Enjoy
  complimentary snacks, refreshments and enjoy local cultural entertainment.
        1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Tuesday, June 10, 2014:


- Opening Night Reception - Join industry professionals and celebrate the
  kick-off of the year's largest Canadian energy event at the Opening Night
  Reception. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, live entertainment and a dynamic
  display that will transport you through the decades of energy evolution.
        6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
        Hyatt Regency Calgary - Imperial Ballroom
        Ticketed Event

Wednesday, June 11, 2014:


- Energy Leaders Breakfast - The Energy Leaders Breakfast will bring
  together eminent leaders, decision makers, innovators, policy makers and
  thought leaders to explore the shifting trends and dynamics of global
  energy, and gain in-depth insights into the barriers and potential
  solutions to the challenges that we face in 2014 and beyond.
        7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
        Hyatt Regency Calgary - Imperial Ballroom
        Ticketed Event

- GPS Rodeo - Taking place in the Grandstand, this action-packed night of bull riding and live rodeo entertainment will also feature a 50/50 draw, from which a portion of the proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House.


        6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
        Grandstand Infield
        Ticketed Event

- Official Industry Party - GPS attendees are invited to network at the show's official industry networking event (complimentary admission with official show name badge).


        6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
        Cowboys Casino - Cowboys Dance Hall

Thursday, June 12, 2014:


- The OGM After Dark Party - As the official after party of Global Petroleum
  Show, the 3rd annual OGM After Dark party blends unconventional ambience
  with eclectic entertainment and tantalizing cocktails.
        5:30 p.m.
        Cowboys Casino - Cowboys Dance Hall
        Ticketed Event

WHERE:   Stampede Park - BMO Centre Halls A - H, Outdoor Area
         20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, Alberta

WHO:   Notable exhibitors include:
       -    PEMEX, Kuwait Oil Company, ATCO, Government of Alberta
       -    Pavilions and exhibits for companies from Austria, China, Czech
            Republic, France, Mexico, Poland, Norway, South Korea, United
            Kingdom, USA and many more.

WHEN:  The exhibition at GPS is open:
       -    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
       -    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
       -    Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Media will be required 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 and to inquire about attendance, visit http://globalpetroleumshow.com/.

Held in conjunction with:

SPE Heavy Oil Conference

SPE International

Visit http://www.spe.org/events/hocc/2014/ for more information.

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