GDS International presents the NG Oil & Gas Latin America Summit

Cartagena, COLUMBIA – July 5th, 2013; On the 23rd – 25th July 2013 the beautiful Caribbean coastal Hilton Cartagena Hotel, Cartagena, Columbia will host GDS International’s fifth NG Oil & Gas LA Summit.

Online PR News – 06-July-2013 – Cartagena, COLUMBIA – July 5th, 2013 – Top industry executives from the Latin American region will meet to build key business relationships in the highly anticipated two and a half day networking event.

The summit will serve as an arena for senior level executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue with their peers and examine their management objectives in a relaxed and vibrant environment.

Attendees of the event will be given the opportunity to engage in highly interactive workshops, closed-door meetings and working lunches, offering moderated, peer-led discussions on major issues in the oil and gas sector, whilst one-to-one meetings give delegates the chance to meet with business analysts and service providers to discuss strategy and technology demands in a rapidly evolving business climate.

There is a huge lack of qualified workforces in the region and HR executives are having major challenges on staffing big projects. The Latin American region is slowly adapting the technology the US uses and it is creating a lot of buzz because of the results the E&P operators are seeing.

This year’s event will hold interesting panel discussions and proposed workshops focused on:

• The Shale Boom and Unconventional Resources in Argentina and Colombia
• Safety Essentials and the Importance of Communication in Harsh Environments/Remote Areas
• Maximizing Operational Gains with Cutting-Edge Communications
• Produced Water Management: Best Practices and Applicable Regulations
• Getting Smarter: The 'Smart' Oil Field of Today and Tomorrow

Attending the NG Oil & Gas Latin America Summit this July will be: Renato da Silva Pinheiro, Well Construction GM, Petrobras; Rafael Guzman, VP of E&P Technical Development, Ecopetrol; Alberto Consuegra, VP Operations, Equion Energy limited; Nilo Duarte, VP of E&P, Petrobras Colombia; Juan Fernando Alvarez, Drilling & Workover GM.

Brian Johnston, Sales Manager, Americas, Rutter attended the event last year and said: “The NGO Summit this year was fabulous, we had some very good meetings that were set up for us with some very senior executive and we made some very important connections that we think will prove very beneficial in our business here in this area”.

Andrew Kitts, CEO, Petro Carribean Resources also said: “It’s first class and I do a lot of conferences in a year and I’d put this here right at the very top”.

Matthew Rose, NG Oil & Gas LA Summit Director said: “With some of the world's fastest-growing oil and gas reserves found, plus huge unconventional resources, Latin America is becoming a more attractive region to do business - especially countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. To kick off the summit we have German Arce, President ANH (Columbia) delivering the Keynote speech, German will be discussing his holistic view on the Oil & Gas Industry, and where it is headed. The NG Oil & Gas summit will once again serve as a unique forum for senior executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue and examine their management objectives in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere”.

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About GDS International

GDS International creates engagement opportunities for business, onsite and online. We bring senior executives together, face-to-face, at exclusive summits, conferences, and on virtual private roundtables to advance their business with brilliant results. We create tangible business opportunities: networking platforms that help to establish thought leaders, stay in touch with existing partners, and stay abreast of crucial market, technology and regulatory developments. We’re almost 20 years old. Our headquarters are based in Bristol, UK, with subsidiaries offices in New York, Miami and Sydney.

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