GDS International Is Delighted to Announce Thought Leaders to Attend July’s Next Generation Oil & Gas Latin America Summit in Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia  (  On the 23rd – 25th July 2013, 65 of Latin America’s most influential thought leaders will head to the five-star Hilton Cartagena Hotel for GDS International‘s upcoming fifth Next Generation Oil and Gas Latin America summit.

The hugely successful event series – which takes place over two and a half days – boasts 65 senior level executives from across Latin America engaging in peer-led panel discussions, content-rich workshops and thought-provoking keynote speaker presentations.

This year’s event will focus on shale boom and unconventional resources in Argentina and Colombia, safety essentials and the importance of communication in harsh environments/remote areas, and maximizing operational gains with cutting-edge communications. Delegates will also be looking at produced water management, best practices and applicable regulations; the ‘Smart’ oil field of today and tomorrow; and local content requirements and government intervention.

Attending the NG O&G Latin America Summit this year will be: Rafael Guzman , VP of E&P Technical Development for Ecopetrol; Alberto Consuegra , VP Operations for Equion Energy Limited; Juan Linares , Head of Production for Sinopec Argentina; Nilo Duarte , VP of E&P for Petrobras Colombia; and Jona Castro , Exploration Director, PetraEnergia.

Matthew Rose, Next Generation Oil and Gas Latin America Summit Director for GDS International, the global events company behind the summit, said: “It is evident that Latin America’s turbulent oil and gas industry is poised to grow, especially in Brazil,Colombia and Argentina. From the shale boom in Colombia and Argentina to the pre-salt discoveries in Brazil, the NG Oil & Gas LA summit will once again serve as a unique forum for senior executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue and examine their management objectives in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere.”

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About GDS International

GDS International creates engagement opportunities for business, onsite and online. We bring senior executives together, face-to-face, at exclusive summits, conferences, and on virtual private roundtables to advance their business with brilliant results. We create tangible business opportunities: networking platforms that help to establish thought leaders, stay in touch with existing partners, and stay abreast of crucial market, technology and regulatory developments.?We’re almost 20 years old. Our headquarters are based in Bristol, UK, with subsidiaries offices in Sao Paulo, New York, Miami and Sydney.

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