AIPN 2020 International Petroleum Summit

Networking Opportunities

Speed Networking Event
5:15 - 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, May 19 • Mandarin Oriental Hotel • Royal Ballroom

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 this year so that you can build upon your connections throughout the event. 

Speed networking is similar to speed dating, but in a business environment, where participants will have exposure to many people in a short amount of time.  You 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 between 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 participate in this not-to-be-missed event, no matter your conference registration type! In an effort to streamline the onsite registration process for participants, the event will be limited to 80 (including 8 student participants) and will be on a first come, first serve basis with no pre-registration required.

Please click here to read more about what to expect during the event.

Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Tuesday, May 19 • Mandarin Oriental Hotel • Sala Rim Naam

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 delicious Thai cuisine and spectacular cultural performances.

Included in Full Delegate and Networking Delegate registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations).

$120 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business casual

Networking Coffee Breaks and Lunches

Delegates are invited to join fellow attendees in the networking areas for coffee breaks and lunches.  These scheduled networking times are ideal for idea sharing, meeting colleagues and making new contacts.  Start your day off each morning with a welcome coffee 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 Wednesday & Thursday.

Awards Dinner
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. • Wednesday, May 20 • Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall • Choa Praya Room

Join us at the AIPN IPS Awards Dinner to celebrate outstanding members of AIPN as well as recognize 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 scroll down to “AIPN Awards”. The evening will start with a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner and awards presentation. Get ready for a spectacular evening of networking with fellow attendees and guests!

Included in Full Delegate and Networking Delegate registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations). Can't make the full conference but would like to attend the Awards Dinner? Single dinner tickets may be purchased without attending the conference. Please email to purchase single tickets. Please note that single or guest dinner tickets must be purchased in advance (no later than May 12) and cannot be purchased onsite at the dinner venue.

$250 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business attire such as suits and dresses; tuxedos and evening gowns not necessary.

Golf Tournament
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Friday, May 22 • Thana City Country Club • $200

Join other IPS attendees in a round of golf at the Thana City Country Club.  Enjoy the 7,008-yard, par 72 Greg Norman-designed course set in beautifully landscaped surroundings featuring fast greens, strategically placed bunkers as well as natural lakes and streams. The fee includes green fee, cart, caddie, lunch and two-way transfers from the Mandarin Oriental. Clubs may be rented for THB 1,400 (approx. US $46) paid in cash at the club. Please note a limited number of clubs are available so please email if you would like to reserve clubs in advance.

AIPN Awards

The AIPN 2020 IPS will feature an Awards Dinner on Wednesdsay, May 20 where esteemed professionals & organizations will be recognized for their outstanding achievements to the oil & gas industry. The objective of the annual 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. The nomination period will open on January 6, 2020. 

Award Categories

Deal of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding and noteworthy M&A transaction, occurring between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, and having been announced or made public.

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, 2019 to December 31, 2019, and having been announced or made public.

Venture of the Year: This award recognizes a new and significant commercial partnership, joint venture, arrangement or initiative (other than an M&A deal), occurring between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, and having been announced or made public.

Award Methodology

Click here to view full award methodology.

Click here to submit a nomination for 2020 AIPN Awards.


January 6, 2020 – Call for award nominations open
March 2, 2020 –  Award nominations close
March 4, 2020 – Nominations are sorted and forwarded to Awards Committee
March 30, 2020 – Award finalists are announced
May 20, 2020 – Award winners are announced at the AIPN 2020 IPS Awards Dinner

2019 Award Winners

Click here to view photos from the 2019 Awards Dinner.

Deal of the Year

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG & Sierra Oil and Gas: Mexico

Discovery of the Year

ExxonMobil, Hess & CNOOC International: Guyana

Venture of the Year

Kosmos Energy, BP, SMHPM & Petrosen: Mauritania & Senegal