Summer NAPE A Big Success
Summer NAPE 2007, the property and prospect expo that has become one of the industry’s top events, was once again “a resounding success,” officials said, thanks to big numbers and big signs of activity.
The numbers for this year’s event were:
- Registration – 6,064, a 17 percent increase over last year’s event.
- Booth sales – 646, up 23 percent over last year.
“Summer NAPE participants were well rewarded for their attendance,” said Robin Forté, executive vice president of the American Association of Professional Landmen, which runs the event along with partners AAPG, IPAA and SEG.
“Stories of deals being sold and money being raised abounded,” he said. “Summer NAPE makes people money … That’s why they come.”
The event, held each August in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, provides a mid-year marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects and producing properties via exhibit booths.
In many ways, this year’s Summer NAPE was a lot like last year’s – but with more efficiency added to the mix.
“We were very pleased with our improved registration process,” Forté said. “Virtually everyone received immediate service, as there were no lines. Those who had pre-registered were on their way in about 10 seconds if they used the bar code scanners; otherwise, badge pick up took less than a minute.”
Summer NAPE 2008 will be held Aug. 27-28.