Forum Adds Value At APPEX Houston

Activities Begin Sept. 14

The event is AAPG's annual Prospect and Property Expo — known now by the popular acronym "APPEX" — which will be held Sept. 14-16 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

This year's fourth annual Houston APPEX will once again offer geoscientists the chance to buy, sell and trade their work in a professional marketplace.

The three-day event, expected to attract over 2,000 participants this year, has lined-up a "power luncheon" speaker to discuss experiences as an independent in the international arena, and also will for the first time feature a new workshop geared for geoscientists who are eyeing international activities, titled "Tools and Techniques for Assessing New-Country Entry."

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APPEX, set Sept. 14-16 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, is big enough to accomodate thousands of people who are looking to buy or sell deals and property — and intimate enough for the personal touch.
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The event is AAPG's annual Prospect and Property Expo — known now by the popular acronym "APPEX" — which will be held Sept. 14-16 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

This year's fourth annual Houston APPEX will once again offer geoscientists the chance to buy, sell and trade their work in a professional marketplace.

The three-day event, expected to attract over 2,000 participants this year, has lined-up a "power luncheon" speaker to discuss experiences as an independent in the international arena, and also will for the first time feature a new workshop geared for geoscientists who are eyeing international activities, titled "Tools and Techniques for Assessing New-Country Entry."

This "going international workshop," offered by IHS Energy, will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7:30-9 a.m.

The workshop is just one of many new features being added to APPEX this year to give attendees even more opportunities for success.

Among those features is a "Perspectives on the Upstream Business of Oil and Gas" forum, also sponsored by IHS Energy around the theme "The Exploration Dilemma: What is Exploration's Role in Shaping the Energy Future?"

The forum, set from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, will address issues such as financial markets, technology, regulations, politics and policies, and is organized into three sessions:

  • Global exploration opportunities, discovery trends and directions — Experts and executives from various company sectors will discuss industry directions, and will assess risks and rewards to stimulate increased international exploration investments.
  • North American exploration outlook — Executive views of challenges, opportunities and policy issues.
  • Investment opportunities.

The forum is the lead-up, of course, to the expo itself, which begins with an Icebreaker at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and offers the opportunity to find and/or sell ideas, prospects and property.

Other APPEX highlights include:

  • A "power lunch" on Tuesday, Sept. 14, featuring a talk by John Seitz, geologist and president of Houston-based Endeavour International (and former head of Anadarko Energy). (See North Sea Royalty Idea Paying Off.)
  • A SIPES/HGS/AAPG short course, "Packaging and Selling Your Prospect: Geoscience, Land and Financial Return — A How-To Guide for Presenting Prospects to Management and Investors," to be held from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16.
  • A "mini-breaker" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
  • Continental breakfast available on both Sept. 15-16.

Blocks of rooms are being held at the Holiday Inn and Hilton Americas, available through Aug. 13.

Best of all, online registration and further updated information — about both attending or securing space on the exhibit floor is still available.

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