The annual Global Petroleum Show (GPS) kicks off today at the Calgary’s Stampede Park and runs until Thursday, June 9.
According to an article in the Calgary Sun, this year’s show is substantial ‘greener’ than years past – an indication of the shift in the energy sector. While oil and gas exhibits continue to form the foundation for the show, companies exhibiting solar, wind and geothermal energy production are also part of the mix.
“Renewable energy and carbon management are two key areas that energy companies need to learn about, understand and look to for the future,” said Wes Scott of dmg events. He continues, “Global Petroleum Show has to get in front of that. We have to start addressing what the future looks like, and we have to do that today.”
Scott also acknowledged the changing face of the exhibitors, with fewer multinational exhibitors and more smaller companies, considered “up and coming” players, touting technologies and innovations to “help companies survive in a new low-cost environment”.
This year’s show also features a ‘career development’ component, with workshops aimed specifically at those professionals and tradespeople who have been laid off due to the downturn. Other highlights include the Indigenous Conference on Energy and Mining and the Energy Leaders’ Breakfast.