Launch of new human resources conference for oil and gas industry

ITE Group is launching a new human resources conference for the oil and gas industry - Global Oil & Gas Professional Forum: Human Resources – which will take place on 10 - 11 September 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The conference provides an interactive business platform for human resource professionals to discuss current issues that impede the productivity and growth of multi-national oil and gas companies.

Key speakers include:

  • Sari Lehkonen, Head of Unit, European Commission (Belgium)
  • Juan Carlos Cabanillas, Human Resource Analytics Team Leader, Suncor Energy (Canada)
  • Sarah Delille, PE, MBA, Oil and Gas Professional (Statoil)
  • William Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips (USA)
  • Ieda Gomes, Managing Director, Energix Strategy & Former Chairperson, Taskforce on Talent in the Gas industry (UK)
  • Mohamad Ali Konjedi, Managing Director, Azma Petro Arman Engineering Services (Bangladesh)
  • Anh Luong, Legal Counsel, Edison Chouest Offshore Companies (USA)
  • Plus many others

Key conference topics will include, but are not limited to: best practices for recruitment and the employment mix; latest industry trends; maintaining and increasing staff retention; developing the competencies and skills level of your workforce; plus much more.

A Conference Committee has been established to ensure the business programme reflects topical issues and developments relevant to the industry. Committee members include Sari Lehkonen, Head of Unit, European Commission; William Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips; Rogier 't Hooft, Managing Director, Bolster; among other leading experts.

According to a recent survey by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, 53% of said a lack of training and development opportunities would lead them to consider leaving an employer.

Graeme Coombes, Head of Oil and Gas Division, ITE Group, states: “With over 20 years experience in producing events for the oil and gas industry, along with the expertise of our Conference Committee, I am confident that this event will provide managers and human resource professionals up-to-date and practical insights on how to effectively enhance the professional development of their workforce.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Lai
Marketing Executive
ITE Group Plc

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