FORT WORTH, Texas--()--As it marks its 20th year, Winter NAPE will jump start this year’s Expo with an inaugural Decision Makers Breakfast featuring iconic energy visionary T. Boone Pickens. The early morning event, scheduled for Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 a.m. at the Hilton Americas Hotel at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, will offer the opportunity for energy leaders to hear directly from the legendary oil and gas entrepreneur who has become one of the nation’s most sought-after energy experts.
“The intent of this event is to give NAPE attendees access to decision makers in the energy industry. T. Boone has an expansive career and a legacy that speaks for itself.”
“Never shy to state his opinion, T. Boone Pickens is exactly the sort of leader we wanted to inaugurate the Decision Makers Breakfast,” said Marty Schardt, Executive Vice President of the AAPL. “The intent of this event is to give NAPE attendees access to decision makers in the energy industry. T. Boone has an expansive career and a legacy that speaks for itself.”
Renowned for his folksy candor, Pickens has made clear his personal mission to enhance U.S. energy policies to lessen the nation’s dependence on OPEC oil—a reliance that he views as the greatest threat to America’s national security and economic well-being. Leading a long and successful career that began as a 12-year old newspaper delivery boy, Pickens built and led one of the largest independent oil and gas companies, established one of the nation’s most successful energy-oriented investment funds and most recently guided the country’s debate on energy policy. Pickens’ storied career has made him a respected figure in both national and international business circles.
Attendee and media registration is now open for the Winter NAPE 2013 and International Pavilion. Those interested in attending or participating with an exhibit hall booth or at the International Pavilion can register online at www.napeexpo.com. Members of the news media who would like to attend and cover NAPE are invited to register online at www.napeexpo.com/news-media or on-site.
About NAPE Expo
NAPE Expo, 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. NAPE Expos are held twice a year in Houston, and an additional NAPE will be introduced in Pittsburgh in April 2013. 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 www.napeexpo.com and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.