Speed Networking Event
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Monday, April 23 • Hilton on Park Lane Hotel • Grand Ballroom 1
Face-to-face networking is a powerful & necessary tool for one’s career. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned negotiator, AIPN understands the value that networking has in enhancing your career. The AIPN International Petroleum Summit is the perfect forum to maximize your networking opportunities, especially through this offering available to all attendees - a speed networking event. This structured and fast-paced event will be held before the conference so that you can build upon your connections throughout the event.
Participants will have the chance to meet with another fellow attendee in a one-on-one, five-minute information exchange, moving on to the next five-minute exchange with another attendee, and so on. During each round, you should introduce yourself, mentioning where you are located, what your professional title is and what your main job responsibilities are. At the halfway point of each round, it’s then the second individual’s turn to speak. The number of rounds you will go through will depend on the number of those who sign-up but you should expect to have 6-10 one-on-one meetings. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception, allowing time for open, unstructured networking. Participants can use this time to speak with those they did not have a chance to speak with or to seek out those who they would like to continue the conversation with.
All IPS attendees are invited to sign up for this not-to-be-missed event, no matter your registration type! (Must be registered for the conference). Please note that registration is not automatic; you must sign-up while completing your registration. Once you sign-up, you will be contacted via email closer to the event with more details.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Monday, April 23 • Hilton on Park Lane Hotel • Wellington Ballroom
Join us for cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to connect with IPS attendees. The reception is the perfect way to catch up with industry colleagues and create new business contacts the night before we start the conference, all while enjoying lovely views of Hyde Park.
Included in Full Delegate and Networking Only registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations). Can't make the full conference but would like to attend the Welcome Reception? Single reception tickets may be purchased without attending the conference. Please email email@example.com to purchase single tickets.
$125 Additional tickets
Dress code: business casual
Gala & Awards Dinner
7:00 – 11:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 24 • Banqueting House, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ER
Join us at the AIPN Gala & Awards Dinner to celebrate outstanding members of AIPN and their significant contributions to the association. For the first time, the dinner will feature an awards presentation recognizing professionals and organizations for their outstanding achievements to the oil & gas industry. Three prestigious awards will be awarded in total: Deal of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Venture of the Year. For more details on how to make nominations, please see below "AIPN Awards". The evening will start with a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner and awards presentation at the historic Banqueting House in central London. Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House is truly a sight to see. Spend a lovely evening marveling at the magnificent ceilings painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, all while networking with fellow attendees and guests!
Included in Full Delegate and Networking Only registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations). Can't make the full conference but would like to attend the Gala Dinner? Single dinner tickets may be purchased without attending the conference. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase single tickets. Please note that single or guest dinner tickets must be purchased in advance (no later than April 23) and cannot be purchased onsite at the dinner venue.
$215 Additional tickets
Dress code: business attire such as suits and dresses; no tuxedos or evening gowns necessary.
Breakfasts, Lunches, Networking Breaks
Delegates are invited to join fellow attendees in the networking areas for breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks. These scheduled networking times are ideal for idea sharing, meeting colleagues and making new contacts. Start your day off each morning at the continental breakfast and talk to others about what’s to come for that day. Use your time at the coffee breaks to meander the foyer area and enjoy the displays symbolic of the oil & gas industry. Take part in networking time while enjoying a bite to eat at the conference luncheons taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The AIPN 2018 IPS will feature a Gala & Awards Dinner on April 24 where esteemed professionals & organizations will be recognized for their outstanding achievements to the oil & gas industry. The objective of the AIPN Awards is to celebrate certain impactful industry achievements, underpinned by international petroleum negotiations and transactions that promote and embody the principles of AIPN in the oil and gas industry.
Award Categories & Finalists
Award finalists are listed in no particular order.
Deal of the Year
This award recognizes an outstanding and noteworthy transaction, occurring between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, and having been announced or made public. Finalists for Deal of the Year are:
Shell | Chrysaor
UK, Norway, Denmark, US Gulf of Mexico, Algeria
Maersk | Total
Hess | Kosmos | Trident Energy
ConocoPhilips | Cenovus
Discovery of the Year
This award will be given to a company who has made a highly significant oil or gas discovery, or an addition to discovered resources through exploration and appraisal activities, occurring between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, and having been announced or made public. Finalists for Discovery of the Year are:
Talos | Sierra | Premier
ExxonMobil | Hess | Nexen
BP | Kosmos
Venture of the Year
This award recognizes a new and significant commercial partnership, joint venture, arrangement or initiative, occurring between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, and having been announced or made public. Finalists for Venture of the Year are:
PEMEX | BHP Billiton
ENI | ExxonMobil
BP | Chevron | INPEX | Statoil | ExxonMobil | TP | ITOCHU | ONGC | SOCAR
December 15, 2017 – Call for award nominations open
February 15, 2018 – Call for award nominations close
February 16, 2018 – Nominations are sorted and forwarded to Awards Committee
March 16, 2018 – Finalists are announced
April 24, 2018 – Award winners are announced at the AIPN 2018 IPS Gala & Awards Dinner