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Colombia Minister of Mines & Energy to Deliver Keynote Address at Colombia Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2013

03-06-2013 02:33 PM CET | Energy & Environment

Press release from: The CWC Group

As interest from around the world remains strong in the development of the Colombian oil and gas industry, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Dr. Federico Renjifo Vélez and the President of Ecopetrol, Dr. Javier Gutiérrez have confirmed their participation in the Colombia Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition, whereby they will open and welcome industry leaders from over 25 countries.

The Colombia Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition, taking place 9 – 11 April 2013 in Cartagena, Colombia, is endorsed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the ANH.

Today, Colombia is considered as the most attractive place for investments in Latin America in the energy industry, recently reaching the 1mbpd target set by the government. For that, the summit plays a crucial role in connecting potential business investors, building relationships and drawing a path for future investments in Colombia through an opening ceremony, strategic summit, dynamic exhibition of latest technologies, technical seminars and workshops looking to identify opportunities and overcome challenges in the development of the energy industry.

The Summit brings together the international players and Colombian decision makers to pinpoint opportunities and overcome challenges to guarantee continual progression in the hydrocarbon industry in Colombia.

Distinguished key speakers include: Dr. Tómas González, Vice Minister, Ministry of Mines & Energy; Hector Manosalva Rojas, Vice President Exploration & Production, Ecopetrol; Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency; Jose Francisco Arata, President, Pacific Rubiales; Maria Victoria Riaño, President, Equion Energia; Chris Spaulding, Director, VP Business Development, Talisman Energy; Mauricio Vargas, President for Colombia and Peru, Schlumberger; Ing. Jorge Alirio Ortiz, Coordinator for the Upstream and Midstream, Ministry of Mines & Energy; Edward Tovar, Head of Unconventionals, Ecopetrol; Juan Fernando Martinez Jaramillo, Technical Vice President, ANH; Juan Camilo Restrepo, Vice Minister Relaciones Politicas, Ministry of Interior; John M. Gerez, Vice President – International, Enbridge International Inc.; Juan Ricardo Noero, President, Pacific Infrastructure; Camilo Marulanda , President of CENIT.

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About the CWC Group

The CWC Group has a strong global reputation for quality oil, gas and LNG events that gathers the industry’s leading players to address key issues facing the global energy business.

We use our extensive expertise and strong relations with governments and industry around the world to develop and host strategic conferences, trade exhibitions, prestigious awards evenings, and executive training. Designed in conjunction with the industry makes our events highly relevant to the industry to inform on the topical issues affecting the markets we serve.

We offer insight into the industry, world-class networking opportunities providing attendees with the opportunity to create strategic and commercially beneficial partnerships.

For press or other enquiries about Colombia Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2013 contact:

Gustavo Aranda
Senior Marketing Manager
The CWC Group
+44 20 7978 0081

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16-18 Lombard Road
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