New Plymouth for Petroleum Conference 2017
Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick says the hosting of the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in New Plymouth next year is a vote of confidence in both the region and the industry.
“The Conference has traditionally been held in Auckland or Wellington, but now is the right time to bring the event to New Plymouth, which is at the heart of New Zealand’s oil and gas industry,” says Madgwick. “While the lower oil price has meant activity has been reduced recently, next year’s Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to not only highlight the future growth potential of the industry in New Zealand, but also show off the fantastic regional support the industry enjoys from the people of Taranaki as well as show off the best of Taranaki to the delegates.
Madgwick says the Conference, which will be held at the TSB Showplace 21-23 March, will deliver an exciting programme and feature industry leaders, international experts, and representatives from a wide range of organisations. Over 500 delegates from across the country and around the world are expected to attend.
Already confirmed is a first keynote speaker is Professor Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University (UK) who has presented a number of science programmes for the BBC, including last year’s hit series Planet Oil. See part one of the series here:
VENTURE TARANAKI CHAIR ROBIN BROCKIE, SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT MAYOR ROSS DUNLOP; NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT MAYOR ANDREW JUDD; PEPANZ CHIEF EXECUTIVE CAMERON MADGWICK; GNS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GENERAL MANAGER ROB JOHNSTON; BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER DAVE JENNINGS; STRATFORD DISTRICT MAYOR NEIL VOLZKE