Why Attend

Not the only event. Just the biggest. And the best.

In the energy business, NAPE stands as the biggest, best and most respected venue for networking with your peers and making deals. NAPE sets the trends and helps forecast what's coming next for the industry. If you compete in the energy business, NAPE offers you an unparalleled opportunity to meet decision-makers in an environment that is fun, energetic and, most of all, serious about getting business done.

The Renewable Energy Pavilion

New in 2021, NAPE Summit will include another avenue to connect, reconnect and make deals happen: The Renewable Energy Pavilion! This dedicated space on the expo floor is for sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who work in renewables or are interested in learning more about sustainable energy opportunities.

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Convince Your Boss

Need some tactical advice on getting your supervisor to approve your request to attend NAPE Summit? We have a few persuasive tips for communicating the benefit – both for you individually as well as for your entire company – of the expo and conference experience.

1. Do Your Research

Spend some time browsing our website, and familiarize yourself with NAPE Summit’s schedule, special events, Global Business Conference topics and speakers, current list of exhibitors, etc. The more you know, the greater confidence you’ll have when proposing the opportunity to your supervisor and answering his/her questions.

2. Establish the Benefits

Make a strong case for your participation. Fill in the letter with the information gleaned from your research to form three to four solid selling points that support your request to attend. How do the expo experience and business conference sessions align with your company’s objectives? How does NAPE support your company’s short-term and long-term goals? Is there a company (or two, or three) you’re hoping to do business with that’s exhibiting at NAPE? Do the business conference topics relate to your expertise or is there something new you want to learn about?

3. Convince Your Boss

Share your letter with your supervisor and schedule a few minutes of face-to-face time with him/her to discuss the request. Taking initiative and being prepared are the first steps to a successful conversation. During your conversation, reinforce the main points in your letter and offer to make some sort of report – either verbal or written – to your team after the event to share the new knowledge and practices you picked up at NAPE.

We hope this outline helps you get down to Houston for NAPE Summit, where deals happen!

AAPL Professional Development Assistance

NAPE managing partner AAPL has established a Professional Development Assistance Program that reduces the registration fee up to $300 for AAPL-operated events including the NAPE Summit Global Business Conference and NAPE Network. The program is designed for AAPL Active Members in good standing for at least two (2) years, and have not received Professional Development Aid more than two (2) times in the past calendar year.

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In exhibiting at NAPE, it's not just about the deals you make today, but the ones coming down the road because you were here today.

- Joe Garcia | VP, Imersion Global Inc.

It was great to walk around and see what other exploration companies are working on. NAPE is one of the only events that gets all disciplines of the exploration industry together.

- John Doughtie | VP of Exploration, LLOG Exploration Company

Premier Sponsors

Steptoe and Johnson
Talos Energy
Energy Domain
Mewbourne Oil Company