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Gas Storage and Transmissions
15-16 June 2016
London, United Kingdom

SMi’s 10th annual Gas Storage and Transmissions conference will provide the ideal platform to discuss the role storage and transmissions can play in safeguarding the EU’s security of energy supply, in addition to the role regulators have to play in rejuvenating this dynamic market. Case studies will be provided on current and future infrastructural developments across Europe, including the Turkish, Nord and South Streams and the forthcoming Nord Stream 2 project. The two-day event will assess whether diversifying gas supply routes and new interconnector projects can meet the growing need for natural gas imports in Europe as production in the North Sea continues to fall.

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:
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Record Speaker Interest Bolsters Unrivalled Technical Program
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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

Meter Asset Management
20-21 June 2016
London, United Kingdom

In order to achieve the very ambitious 20-20-20 target, member states need to consolidate efforts to drive transformation of Europe’s utility networks to become ‘smarter’. Utility companies across Europe face the prospect of meeting the EU’s goal of installing smart meters for a minimum of 80% of consumers by 2020. While utility companies and their customers have already seen significant benefits from smart meters, roll out programmes need to accelerate and challenges have to be overcome. Against this backdrop, SMi’s 3rd annual Meter Asset Management conference will offer a comprehensive analysis of the advantages of smart meters, including case studies from the utility companies themselves. The two-day event will dissect the obstacles involved in installing and managing smart meters, and will provide the ideal platform to engage with peers and industry leaders to discuss the best strategies to meet the 20-20-20 target.

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

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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, Malaysia
15-18 August 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

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, Malaysia
15–17 August 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

Project Financial Modelling
22-25 August 2016

Today, Financial Modelling is uniquely challenging. Even the most carefully structured deals can face difficulties in attracting sufficient funding from international and local investors. More than ever, project developers, equipment suppliers, bankers and other credit agencies and investors must be properly equipped to analyse and explain the risks and prospects for a project’s future performance.
Therefore, this course is designed to help delegates build a financial model to best practice standards for project finance. The general logic and overall approach will be demonstrated; then you will step through developing a model: handling inputs, building detailed calculations and creating final outputs. You will then learn how to sensitise the model to understand how changes in assumptions affect the business results and viability.
Over 4 intensive days, you will learn modeling techniques from a highly experienced expert in the field, and you will develop a framework for recognising and analysing qualitative and quantitative risks. You will also understand how Excel models are used to assess debt capacity, cover ratios, NPV, investment returns and other metrics common to attractive deals.

To register/enquire, please contact:
Reanne Lee
Infocus International Group
Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: reanne[at]

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
30 August – 2 September 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa
1-4 November 2016, Singapore

There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout Africa urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming and strengthening today’s electricity sector. These include the latest models in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.
This 4-day comprehensive workshop gives you clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation, of designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy, through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets. Case Studies will include real examples from Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. Furthermore, cases stimulate independent thinking and discussion among participants.

To register/enquire, please contact:
Reanne Lee
Infocus International Group
Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: reanne[at]

Wind Power Morocco Conference
5-6 September 2016
Oujda, Morocco

Held under the patronage of Abdenbi Bioui, President of the Oriental Region, and Mohammed Mhedia, Governor of the Oriental Region, the Wind Power Morocco Conference will explore the policy framework and formulate the next steps to drive forward Morocco’s wind power market, with a focus on investments and private projects by international developers. Morocco has the most ambitious renewable energy programme in the MENA region and expects 42 per cent (equivalent to about 6,000 MW) of its total energy mix to come from renewable sources by 2020. It has more planned wind and solar projects than anywhere else in the region. This conference will deliver new ideas, strategies and tactics that directly affect how you do business in Morocco’s wind energy sector, plus presents a valuable opportunity for the world’s leading wind power companies to meet key local and regional stakeholders from government, investors and project developers.

Tel: +971 4 364 2975
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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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Gas to Liquids
12-13 October 2016
London, United Kingdom

SMi’s 19th annual Gas to Liquids conference will discuss how GTL companies can work with the tumbling oil price and how they can build robust strategies and create effective alternative solutions to enable them to weather the storm. This conference will have a special focus on small-scale GTL projects giving the chance to hear first-hand success stories from leading GTL operators. The-two day event will provide the ideal platform for experts to discuss with peers what companies need in place in order to overcome today’s challenges. Leading industry figures will dissect cutting edge topics, including project financing, marketing of GTL projects and innovative alternative applications of GTL plants.

Advanced Oil & Gas Accounting
18–21 October 2016

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.

IEC 61850 Europe 2016
18 – 20 October 2016
Amsterdam Airport, The Netherlands

The 3rd Annual IEC 61850 Europe 2016 conference, exhibition and networking forum draws together 150+ IEC 61850 experts and decision makers from across the European utility sector. The case-study driven programme reveals key lessons learnt from the large-scale deployment of multi-vendor multi-edition IEC 61850 systems, with equal emphasis on the engineering, operations & maintenance, and R&D processes. A pre-conference workshop on the Fundamentals of IEC 61850 will be led by Christoph Brunner, Convenor of IEC TC57 WG10 to bring all attendees up to speed on the essential building blocks and the latest developments with the standard. A series of Working Group discussions take place at the end of conference day one and give the end-user community the opportunity to voice their concerns and influence the future direction of the standard’s development. A solution zone running alongside the main conference provides a display of the latest IEC 61850 enabled systems, components, tools and services, and a Live Demo Lab provides hands-on experience with the most innovative tools and technologies to support the cost-effective deployment of IEC 61850 systems. Last but not least, an evening reception taking place the evening of conference day one allows attendees time to relax, unwind and network in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.
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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.
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Gas / LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation

09 – 13 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
26 – 30 September 2016, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
17 – 21 October 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa
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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Power Week
07-11 November 2016

Designed for the global electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK provides 5 days of networking opportunities, consisting of 2-day conference as the focal event, 3 workshops, 2 supplementary masterclasses, multiple case studies, expert views, and valuable insights on market outlook.

Meet your industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers – all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage with top industry players from around the globe. With the vast range of participants at this exclusive event, learn about the success strategies and pitfalls of well-known power projects, through our intense case studies. With valuable insights on policy & regulations, technology innovations for generation / transmission / distribution, environmental impacts, fuel supply sources, renewable / hydro / nuclear / gas to power developments, power trading, IPP projects, investment & financing, power contracts & negotiations and many more from C-level expert speakers & attendees, POWER WEEK is certainly an event not to be missed!

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