Cairns Welcomes Top Executives to its Shores for GDS International's Second Next Generation Oil & Gas Summit in November

 Cairns Welcomes Top Executives to its Shores for GDS International's Second
                 Next Generation Oil & Gas Summit in November

  PR Newswire

  CAIRNS, Australia, October 8, 2012

CAIRNS, Australia, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

GDS International is delighted to confirm the attendance of 65 of Australia's
leading oil and gas executives to its second Next Generation Oil & Gas summit
(NGO&G ANZ). Taking place from the 7 ^th to the 9 ^th of November 2012 at the
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, this upcoming summit promises to surpass
last year's inaugural event and set the standard for future events in the

As the worlds premier business-to-business events company, GDS International's
summits are known for attracting the finest minds from across a range of
industry verticals, and this upcoming event will be no different. Scheduled
for attendance at this year's summit include: Mark Fabian, Asset Manager
Onshore WA for AWE; Glen Gorton, Supply Chain Manager for ConocoPhillips;
Simon Hann, Manager CSG Drilling & Completions for Santos; John Doughty,
Director and GM for Rawson Resources; and Jop Van Hattum, Project Manager for
Origin Energy.

Preparing for the year ahead and beyond, attendees will be assessing the
industry and identifying solutions to combat a variety of common pain points
from across the sector. The summit's comprehensive programme has been put
together by GDS International's very own advisory board, the NG20, and will be
covering a range of issues, from recruitment and training, OH&S services and
products, to legislation, risk management and materials handling to name a

Kevin Rolens, Director Petroleum for New Zealand Petroleum Resources was an
attendee at last year's event. He said: "This was a chance for me to get
better informed from many of the experts in the industry, to learn best
practice, and some things that are very critical as the industry progresses."
In agreement, Catherine Wilson, GM of Operations for AMC Search, said: "It's
been a huge benefit to us, we've formed contracts that we would never have had
access to, and I think it's a good forum for AMC to be in, to raise their
profile in this industry."

Providing a stimulating contrast to the traditional event format, GDS
International's summits encourage discussion at a truly granular level. The
event is spread out over an intensive two-day programme, and comprises lively,
peer-led panel discussions, working lunches, closed-door meetings, roundtable
discussions and workshops to give delegates the optimal opportunity to network
with a dynamic mix of solution providers, sponsors and business analysts.

Gina Perrin, NG Oil & Gas ANZ Summit Director for GDS International - the
global events company behind the event - says: "I'm really excited about the
upcoming summit. With a tremendous programme lined up, and what our analyst
partners at IDC have called "The best level of delegation they have ever seen
at a summit anywhere in the world", this event is well positioned to exceed
last year's summit and all other events in the region."

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About GDS International

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies
worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits,
conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in
1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our
clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on
the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business
verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting
developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value
proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class

Contact:Kimberley Hogarth
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