The theme of the 2015 programme is “Strategies for the changing oil and gas landscape”. In this year of General Elections in the UK and continuing political uncertainty around the world, the role of oil and gas in sustaining society and economic growth has been brought closer to the fore and the need for the industry to meet future challenges has become even more acute.
Our aim for the IP Week 2015 programme is to provide you with a robust platform upon which you and your peers can debate, discuss and share knowledge on how to address the current issues. Over the three days of conferences, roundtables and breakout sessions, we will be reviewing the state of affairs both globally and locally with a new focus in 2015 on the US and Latin America. The Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions will remain key areas of interest – even more so nowadays with the dramatic events taking place in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.
IP Week 2015 will also provide its usual series of networking opportunities through our social events, notably the IP Week Dinner at which we will welcome Ben Van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell, as our Guest of Honour. Our IP Week Drinks Reception and IP Week Lunch, which will see Andrew Austin, CEO, IGas Energy as our Guest of Honour, will offer great insights from leading figures from the industry alongside an opportunity for you to share experiences and views with fellow oil and gas professionals in a more informal yet stimulating environment.