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Human Capital & Talent Management for Public Sectors
10-13 May 2016
Cape Town, South Africa

The public sector faces more than just politics when it comes to succession planning; it also faces budget cuts and hiring freezes. The outlook for human capital in the public sectors is bleak: insufficient skills in the public sector; streamlining Government operations; non-integration and inefficiency in technology used throughout Government departments, fraud and corruption and the list goes on. Many public entities battle with the absence of efficient and effective HR delivery and practices in the business.

Talent development has been a key to the success of the Public Service, especially when it comes to filling of key positions at the public sector leadership levels. The future is one where we will have to learn to do much more with fewer people, and in less time. It will be harder to attract, skill, engage and retain the people we want.

This course is designed to equip you to navigate the difficult times ahead and to avoid a human capital crisis in your organisation. It will help you to use proven strategies to fast-track the learning of your people – saving time and money. It will show how to extract more value from existing employees by helping them to be more innovative and resourceful. It will help you to identify and effectively address upcoming human capital problems and it will provide you with leading-edge models and tools to be a leader in people management practices.

This practical, hands-on course will have you excited by the new possibilities to drive performance in your organisation. The examples given are proven winners and the materials provide for easy adaptation to your business. Within 4 days of completing the course you can be forging positive change for your organisation and your people.

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Record Speaker Interest Bolsters Unrivalled Technical Program
Register for ACE 2016 Now

Tulsa, OK, USA / 26 January 2016 — The Committee for the AAPG 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), chaired by Paul MacKay and vice-chair Jen Russel-Houston, announced a record number of abstracts – 1,830 – submitted for the event taking place 19-22 June 2016 in Calgary, AB, Canada. The number represents a six percent increase in submissions from the 2015 event.

The ACE 2016 technical program features more than 900 technical and poster presentations in eight concurrent sessions. Registration for the highly anticipated technical program and exhibition is now open including field trips, short courses, luncheons and the International Core Conference.

“For the very first time the Technical Program Committee accepted less than half of the abstracts submitted, which speaks not only to the record number received but also their overall superior quality,” said General Chair Paul MacKay. “This ensures that ACE 2016 will continue its century long tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program and sets the table for a highly successful conference.”

With a global audience of an average of 7,000 professionals from more than 72 countries, ACE is one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences community with a tradition of delivering scientific excellence and professional camaraderie. The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) will host AAPG’s flagship event which returns to Calgary for the first time in 10 years. A global energy center with the Canadian Rockies in its backyard, Calgary is home to a strong local crowd of geoscientists and also houses Canada’s largest geoscience CORE facility which will supply several Canadian and international samples for the CSPG International Core Conference being held post-convention.

Exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information visit ACE.AAPG.org.


Getting ahead: The application of MiFID II for energy trading
16-17 June 2016
London, United Kingdom

MiFID II ushers in a new era of compliance for energy and commodity firms, with final implementation now being slated for January 2018. The finalized revisions and changes will generate significant changes in the energy trading industry, with many of the far-reaching impacts only just now being appreciated by many market participants. Current regulatory pressures within energy trading markets are greater than ever, and MiFID II is the driving factor toward transparent trading and risk management.
Attending this Premier marcus evans Conference will Enable You to:

• Understand the latest and most up-to-date MiFID II regulations and how they impact your company infrastructure
• Assess the scope of MiFID II and clarify essential elements like speculative hedging, ancillary and physical forwards
• Integrate a practical implementation timeline and challenges that need to be overcome within your business model
• Discuss proactive restructuring and capital management with key decision makers in the industry

To register/enquire, please contact:
Yiota Andreou
marcus evans
Tel: +357 22 849 404 | Email: yiotaa@marcusevanscy.com
Web: Click Here


Oil and Gas Cyber Security
27-28 June 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SMi Group is delighted to announce the 6th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security Europe will be running in Amsterdam on 27-28 June 2016. The event will provide an unique platform to share ideas with industry leaders and identify the best way to invest in cyber security in your companies and how to build an effective security strategy.

Key speakers in 2016
• Bethany Yates, Energy Sector Lead, CERT-UK
• Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Cyber Security Policy Advisor, European External Action Service
• Johan Rambi, Privacy and Security Advisor, Alliander
• Lhoussain Lhassani, Senior Specialist Asset Management, Stedin
• Franco Tessarollo, Security Manager, Hera
• Daniel Selman, Cyber Industry and Information Security Policy Deputy Head, Ministry of Defence
• Rob Boss, CEO, Pims International and Risk Management Consultant, Engie and Gasunie
What’s new in 2016?

• Regulation and policy, organising cyber security across the oil and gas sector
• How does trust improve cyber resilience?
• Cyber security and digital data in IoT ecosystems
• Cyber security in the cloud ecosystems

For more information please visit: www.oilandgas-cybersecurity.com
Alternatively, please get in touch with Andrew Gibbons at +44 (0) 20 7827 6156 or agibbons@smi-online.co.uk.


8th Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Shutdowns and Turnarounds
26-28 July 2016
New Orleans, United States of America

Maximize asset and human performance throughout the entire outage process. This end-user driven event will enable you to achieve a successfully executed turnaround through optimal scope management, planning and scheduling, budget forecasting, cost tracking, and workforce labor quality.

For the last 7 years, this annual conference has been one of the most anticipated STO meetings in the industry, bringing together Professionals & Plant Managers to discuss key fundamentals for achieving the utmost efficient shutdown /turnaround operation. The conference provides attendees with proven solutions in timely maintenance planning/scheduling and improving communication between O&M.

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Strategic Workforce Planning

14 – 17 March 2016, Kuala Lumpur
15 – 18 August 2016, Johannesburg

Have you ever had vacancies in key roles you cannot fill? Even been caught off-guard with not enough labour, or too many people when demand has dropped? How about paying people who lack the skills for the job they are doing? All these scenarios are typical of poor workforce planning. All can be avoided.
Workforce planning is very much under-valued and misunderstood by the average business. Senior executives take it for granted that the business will have the right people, in the right jobs, with the right skills at the right time in the right numbers. Getting any of that wrong costs the business a lot of money and disrupts business continuity.
This 4 days course focuses not on theory, but on practical, real-life, proven workforce planning strategies and practices. You will take away knowledge but also models and templates that you can begin applying in your business immediately. Tools that will help you diagnose likely future issues and deal with them before they actually become real issues is a key part of the learning.
This course is designed to help you master the art of workforce planning so that your company’s biggest investment (or biggest expense if you get things wrong!) which is your workforce, is lean, productive and ready to add value.

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Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for Energy Industry

10 – 12 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur
15 – 17 August 2016, Johannesburg

Today, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are uniquely challenging. Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track EPC projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective contract management. Appropriate practical “know-how” of EPC contracts will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to minimise or manage such risks.

This intensive workshop provides valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC contracts. It has been designed specifically for the professionals and management of energy industries throughout Asia Pacific and will be of particular interest to those with current or planned projects in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the CIS.

You will analyse an EPC contract, clause by clause, focusing on your challenges in international and domestic projects. This unique interactive master class discusses the key issues in EPC contracts which are relevant for lenders, sponsors and borrowers in international construction projects and the keys to deliver successful projects.

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IFRS for Oil & Gas Accounting
22–25 August 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This course is designed for those with limited exposure to the methodologies and techniques associated with accounting for the oil and gas industry, together with those who wish to formalise their understanding gained through on the job experience.
The course examines all elements of oil and gas operations and considers eff ective and commonly utilised accounting treatments, classifi cations, recognition criteria and valuation and measurement decisions, based on national standards, US GAAP and International accounting standards.
You will gain understanding in key terminology and processes necessary for successful accounting careers with the industry, and will gain the confi dence necessary to participate in industry accounting activities.

http://infocusinternational.com/ifrs


Succession Planning, Performance Management, and ROI on Training & Development
10–13 October 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa

This program brings together 3 important human resource management core competencies. All dynamic organizations are characterized by their meticulous HR planning and execution. This course will empower you to deliver leading-edge HR solutions to your company and to avoid expensive, outdated practices that offer low value.
Firstly, in succession planning, you will discover how you can emulate the proven strategies of major corporations to build and nurture a pipeline of talent that engages and retains those you wish to promote. You will see how to succession plan for all parts of your business so that you can stop having vacancies in key positions that cost money and disrupt business.
Secondly, in performance management, you will learn how to properly and fairly support and guide line managers to conduct meaningful and engaging performance appraisals on their staff. Learn how to measure performance, identify performance discrepancies and help poorly performing staffs do better.
Thirdly, in ROI on training and development, we will explore the pros, cons and pitfalls of measuring learning outcomes and attributing value to training services. You will understand how to measure both financial and non-financial ROI. This will elevate the reputation of HR/L&D in the eyes of senior management and will demonstrate that training plays a strategic role in business profitability.
This practical, hands-on course will have you excited by the new possibilities to drive performance in your organization. The examples given are proven winners and the materials provide for easy adaptation to your business. Within 4 days you can be forging positive change for your organization and your people.

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Advanced Oil & Gas Accounting
18 – 21 October 2016
Singapore

This course is designed for those with limited exposure to the methodologies and techniques associated with accounting for the oil and gas industry, together with those who wish to formalise their understanding gained through on the job experience.

The course examines all elements of oil and gas operations and considers effective and commonly utilised accounting treatments, classifications, recognition criteria and valuation and measurement decisions, based on national standards, US GAAP and International accounting standards.

You will gain understanding in key terminology and processes necessary for successful accounting careers with the industry, and will gain the confidence necessary to participate in industry accounting activities.

http://www.infocusinternational.com/oil-gas-accounting/


RetrofitTech KSA
24-25 October 2016
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

RetrofitTech KSA 2016 will discuss the upcoming opportunities, strategies and challenges for retrofitting and refurbishing of existing buildings to reduce electricity and water usage. The event will give an update on KSA’s national energy efficiency program and gather regional and global industry experts to share case studies on the mechanisms and strategies to achieve the desired reduction in energy demand and increase in ROI.
For further information about the seminar, please visit www.retrofittechksa.com

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Gas / LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation

09 – 13 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur
26 – 30 September 2016, Port of Spain
17 – 21 October 2016, Johannesburg
14 – 18 November 2016, Singapore

Due to the complex geopolitical nature of gas/LNG sourcing and long term nature of gas transactions between buyers and sellers, it is commercially prudent for those involved in this process to know the global gas/LNG supply situation, available techniques for price determination, contract negotiation and contract structure to be able to take appropriate action regarding these matters at present and provide safeguard for the future. Any misjudgement in any of these areas could result in wrong sourcing decisions, significant adverse financial consequences and legal liabilities.

This course has, therefore, been designed to enable the professionals in the gas sector and gas advisory services to make right sourcing decision, construct gas/LNG contracts and negotiate from a position of strength and knowledge in order to gain a competitive edge in the process.

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Conference Materials

17th World Chlor Alkali Conference; Singapore: Briefing | Presentation
9th Annual Oil and Gas Congress; Anchorage, Alaska Presentation
3rd Annual Effective Plant Shutdowns & Turnarounds Forum: Briefing