NAPE EXPO 2014 Announces Ken Salazar, Former Secretary of the Interior, as Business Conference Keyno

Fort Worth, TX, (January 27, 2014) - Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator Ken Salazar will be the keynote speaker at the NAPE Business Conference on Wednesday, February 5 at the Houston George R. Brown Convention Center. Salazar served as the 50th Interior Secretary for over four years in the administration of President Barack Obama. He previously served as United States Senator from Colorado from 2005 to 2009, Colorado Attorney General, Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and chief legal counsel to the governor of Colorado, with 30 years of legal and public policy experience in the private and public sectors on energy, water, land use, and other natural resources issues.

Mr. Salazar will kick off the convention and dive deep into concerns about the respective roles of Public Policy and Private Enterprise. Salazar’s keynote will provide attendees with insight and thought on relevant national and global governance. The business conference begins with breakfast at 8 am on Wednesday.

The 2014 Winter NAPE Business Conference is presented in partnership with IHS, the leading global source for energy insight and analytics, which has sponsored and moderated the NAPE Business Conference since its inception nearly 15 years ago.

About IHS

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

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About NAPE

NAPE, the world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo, brings prospects and producing properties (from the U.S. and around the world), capital formation, services and technologies together in one location, creating an environment to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating purchases and trades. In addition to NAPE held each February, Regional NAPEs are now held annually in Pittsburgh, Denver and Houston. The internationally recognized NAPE Expo was created as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993 by AAPL and now includes IPAA, SEG and AAPG as partners. For more information, please visit and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.