Annual trade show, conference brings together thousands of attendees with oil and gas manufacturers and more.

As a way to stay current with the changing state of the industry, the Global Petroleum Show is adding several new features to help those in attendance.

“The people that have helped build and drive the industry need to embrace every opportunity to network and expand their business,” says Bruce Carew, event director for Global Petroleum Show and VP of Energy for dmg :: events global energy. “Attendees will learn about new technology and cost-savings initiatives that are at the forefront of everyone’s business goals.”

Carew says the show changes every year and there is always something new that can be applied to a personal experience, and this year is no different.

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The Global Petroleum Show will be held June 7-9 at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. Organizers are expecting 1,500 exhibiting companies this year and about 50,000 attendees.

“GPS16 is one of the most diverse yet,” Carew says. “We are showcasing the companies by providing a venue and format to help the industry redefine itself and align to the energy industry’s new norm.”


The show, which moved to an annual event in 2014 after being an every-other-year show from 1968 to 2012, has added several new features this year.

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“We have several new zones and pavilions on the exhibition floor,” Carew says. “The changing energy landscape has created opportunities for us to expand some areas that allow us to service our exhibitors and attendees better.”

Those zone include:

  • Global Logistics Zone — Helping companies find efficiencies in the midstream and logistics
  • Clean Technology Forum — Will bring together companies focused on solar, wind, rain, waves and geothermal heat, and what the future holds for clean and renewable energy
  • Digital Oilfield Experience — Will help companies combine business process management with advanced information technology and engineering expertise to streamline and automate the execution of tasks performed by cross-functional teams

  • Natural Gas Pavilion — Will focus on the entire supply chain of natural gas, from field development and plants to storage and power generation
  • Indigenous Conference on Energy and Mining — A forum for indigenous business and government leaders to connect with oil and gas operators

Also new this year is a Career Development Zone in the Boyce Theater. The zone will have a series of information sessions geared to help candidates maximize opportunities.

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“We’re supporting the people who are in between jobs or looking to strengthen their personal brand,” Carew says.


One of the biggest additions last year was a mock drilling site in the outdoor area where companies came together to provide all the pieces of the drilling site puzzle, just like you would see in the field.

This year, that will be a Fracking Innovation Zone.

“It will feature fracturing fluid blenders, high-horsepower fracturing pumpers, chemical additive units, iron truck and trailers, high-pressure lines, pumping units and much more,” Carew says. “This gives our attendees a practical overview and understanding of the fracking process.”


Registration for the Global Petroleum Show is open throughout the show days. Early-bird registration until May 31 is free, while advanced registration (June 1-6) is $75 and registration during the show is $125.

There are several add-on options for attendees, including opening night reception, GPS rodeo, energy leaders breakfast and GPS Awards.

“The Global Petroleum Show is a trade show, conference and industry meeting place for education and networking all in one venue,” Carew says. “If you are currently involved or have professional experience with any stream of the energy industry, you need to attend GPS16.”

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