AIPN President David Davies Welcomes Attendees to 2016 IPS

AIPN President David Davies Welcomes Attendees to IPS

HOUSTON, Texas (May 5, 2016) – The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) will host its inaugural AIPN International Petroleum Summit May 9-12 at The Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands with a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers:

James A. Baker, III, 61st United States Secretary of State;
Professor Emmanuel Gaillard, Head of International Arbitration, Shearman & Sterling;
Robert Jordan, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; and,
Guhan Subramanian, Professor, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
David Davies, incoming AIPN president based in London, United Kingdom, encourages AIPN members, non-members, guests, and media to join him and other members of the AIPN board of directors at the AIPN International Petroleum Summit. The event will feature pre-conference workshops, keynote sessions, panel discussions, networking sessions, receptions, and dinners.

The AIPN was founded in 1981 to enhance the professionalism of cross-border energy negotiators throughout the world. AIPN is now comprised of more than 4,500 members in more than 110 countries, representing numerous international oil and gas companies, host governments, law firms and academic institutions. AIPN members come from a variety of disciplines: commercial, technical, academic and legal. The association hosts several high-quality events annually that provide networking opportunities and valuable educational programs and tools.

“AIPN members and supporters from every region of the world will be convening in The Woodlands for the AIPN International Petroleum Summit. Those who attend the Summit will benefit in three key ways – by gaining insights and perspectives on current industry challenges and issues from experts with deep knowledge of the global oil and gas industry; by accessing educational and information sessions; and by networking in a productive way that leads to long-term relationships and business transactions,” commented Davies, who will be formally inducted as president of the AIPN board of directors on May 9.

More About the AIPN International Petroleum Summit
Combining the traditional AIPN Spring and International Conferences, the International Petroleum Summit offers three consecutive days of intense learning, business networking, and career enhancement. Highlights of the International Petroleum Summit include daily keynote speakers, updates on the latest global and regional industry developments, recent project case studies, sessions to strengthen negotiation and other commercial skills, fireside interview sessions, and segments to promote career growth and advancement. Conference attendees can earn up to 6.5 Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) hours through the State Bar of Texas.

AIPN plans to host this event annually, building upon the foundation it will have established with the inaugural International Petroleum Summit this year.

Baker Botts is the platinum sponsor of the 2016 AIPN International Petroleum Summit. Event co-chairs are Bill Cline, senior advisor, Gaffney, Cline & Associates, Inc.; Tony Cioni, partner, Torys LLP; and Guly Sabahi, partner, Dentons US LLP.
The event opens with a welcome reception on May 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. AIPN is also hosting a Gala and Awards Dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 11.

AIPN is also organizing and hosting optional pre-event workshops on May 9 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. CDT. The cost to attend each workshop is $100 per person. Workshop attendees can earn up to 3 Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) hours through the State Bar of Texas. Due to time limitations, registrants must choose only one workshop to attend.

Attendees have the option to register for all or some of the AIPN International Petroleum Summit events. Fees vary for members and non-members and are based on the level of participation an attendee prefers. Registration for the International Petroleum Summit for members of the working media is complimentary. (Please visit

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