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SA Future Energy Conference on Aug 17 in South Australia

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
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Informa presents the SA Future Energy Conference: 17th & 18th August 2009, Adelaide Hilton

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South Australian Future Energy Conference
17th – 18th August, Hilton Adelaide

South Australian Energy News

Oil & gas production in the Cooper Eromanga Basin received another large boost last week, with the announcement by Beach Petroleum and Cooper Energy of production coming online from the Perlubie-1 well at 3000 barrels of oil per day.

At the South Australia Future Energy Conference you will hear the latest drilling and exploration updates of Beach Petroleum from Reg Nelson, Managing Director. With another six wells to be drilled back to back, over a three month period this presentation will be highly anticipated.

Strike Oil has been granted a new exploration licence to explore coal seam gas in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. Simon Ashton, Managing Director of Strike Oil will give delegates strategic insights into the significant energy projects in Strike Oil’s portfolio at the South Australia Future Energy Conference.

Save up to $400 with the early booking discount – available until 1st June 2009. Book your place online.

Or, contact our customer service team on:
Phone: (+61 2) 9080 4307

At the South Australia Future Energy conference you will also hear from senior executives and experts including:

  • The Hon. Patrick Conlon, Minister for Energy, South Australia

  • Barry Goldstein, Director, PIRSA

  • Tino Guglielmo, Managing Director, Victoria Petroleum

  • Philip Kelso, Chief Executive Officer, Bounty Oil & Gas

  • Ashley Kellett, President, Australian Pipeline Industry Association APIA

  • John Heugh, Managing Director, Central Petroleum

  • Merrill Gray, Executive Director, Syngas

  • Chris Schrape, Managing Director, Altona Resources

  • Greg Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Carnegie Corporation

  • Michael Fielden, Managing Director, Acquasol

  • Bertus de Graaf, Managing Director, Panax Geothermal

  • Gerry Grove-White, Managing Director, Geodynamics Ltd

Click here to see the full agenda and list of speakers.

Supported by
South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy
Media partner Online partner
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A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.
Please contact Deen Haniff on (02) 9080 4357 or to discuss how best to tailor this opportunity to your needs.

Other energy based conferences for your diary:

4 – 5 June 2009 | Grand Hyatt Melbourne

9 – 10 June 2009 | Sydney Harbour Marriott

18 – 19 June 2009 | Bayview Eden Melbourne

Join FHC China in Shanghai on November 18

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Are you a British Exporter?
Are you looking for new marketing opportunities?
If so, you should consider joining us at


18-20 November 2009

Shanghai new International Expo




Some key Statistics:

Market for imported food in China has been expanding at a dramatic annual growth of 15% amounting to $4 billion

  In 2008, 80% of exhibitors were international

  A record 93 importers and distributors

  Up to £1,400 funding available for eligible companies



 22-25 February 2010

 Dubai International Convention &

 Exhibition Centre

Some key Statistics:

  Dubai is the world’s third largest re-exporter with over 70% of imports being re-exported to more than 160 countries

  In 2009, there were 45,489 trade visitors from 152 countries

  85% of exhibitors were international

  Up to £1,400 funding available for eligible companies


22-26 March 2010

Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via



  Some key Statistics:

  Alimentaria generates more than 1,800 million euros in business for it’s participating companies

  2008 saw 5000 exhibitors from 70 countries

  158,000 professional visitors up 4% from previous edition

  30% of exhibitors were international-up 6% from previous edition

  Up to £1,000 funding available for eligible companies


To BOOK your space today please contact:
Iona Smith on
+44… or

How to Tell If a Conference is Legitimate

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Participation in International Conferences are ideal channels for education, technology transfer, personal information enrichment and networking . However, because of its  global nature there is no international police power strong enough nor capable enough to protect individuals from conference scams due to border issues, territorial limitations and foreign relations. This is evidenced by the proliferation of internet scams all over the world. Another example is piracy which despite international effort has  accelerated in recent years.

 Participating in an international conference is not without risk basically on the financial side. It is the same as buying an item from an online store.

 It is with this in mind that we raise the issue, Are all conferences legitimate? has a conference database of over 50, 000 events.  How do we protect ourselves from shams who postulate as conference organizers and then run away with your money. Let me suggest a few ways and you too may add your own ideas and experience to help others avoid such frauds.


  1. Track Record – Conferences/exhibitions with past conference reviews and testimonials complete with credible images are good candidates.  Although I have to read a testimonial that has negative remarks, most often they are glowing and obviously exaggerated.
  2. Physical evidence – telephone numbers, fax, addresses, names of persons, and forums other than the organizer’s site would be very helpful . If there is no other way of communicating with the organizers other than via, email,start to be wary.
  1. Law of witness – In organizing a conference organizers need to coordinate with venue, speakers, tours and sponsors. Therefore enquire from them.


International Conferences is a way for less developed countries to approximate more developed nations in different fields of endeavour. As I moderate conferences, I come across organizers (usually in the academics) who give special consideration for participants from less developed countries or provide travel allowance to students (post graduate) which is highly commendable.

 Let us scrutinize a conference as closely as possible to determine its authenticity. Attending a conference may provide us the needed exposure in our research, or additional insight for our business or …a nightmare!.


  1. Consumer Fraud Reporting:
  2. Internet Fraud:



Corporate Restructuring & Turnaround, July 23 – 24, Singapore

Thursday, May 28th, 2009




With the impact of the global financial crisis hitting companies and businesses, there is a compelling need for them  to seek ways to streamline their operations and address corporate balance sheet concerns. Increasingly, corporate restructuring activities are not only carried out by distressed companies but also by healthy ones with under-performing business units. With the right restructuring techniques, companies would be able to minimise risk of insolvency and stay profitable in this volatile business environment.


Are you aware of potential causes for distress in your business?

How can you implement corporate restructuring within your business before it is too late?

Are you informed of the latest legal and financial developments that have an impact on restructuring activities?

Improve Business Performance & Maintain Financial Stability with Insightful Presentations & Case Studies By:

In-depth Analysis & Comprehensive Framework to Address Compelling Issues in Corporate Restructuring:

Restructuring in Financial Downturn : Learn from the Asian Financial Crisis & adopt sophisticated bankruptcy techniques from US to Asia
Turnaround Management

: Outlast competition with pro-active turnaround measures to drive sustainable growth & build resilience for your business

Restructuring Proposal : Identify early warning signs of distress & negotiate for creditor buy-in in a crisis
Restructuring & Recovery : Study the formal rehabilitation procedures & key success factors of a recovery plan
Financial Restructuring

: Hear how Cerebos identified challenges clearly upfront & managed them during the restructuring process

Laws & Legislations

: Address the appropriateness of present legislative framework in this current economic climate

Operational Restructuring : Conduct risk factors analysis & re-examine key cost drivers to enhance business functions
Merger & Acquisitions : Establish clear M&A objectives & assess potential development in the region

Detailed Programme, Please visit
Workshop Fee : S$1,395 (Register and pay before 26 June 2009 – Save $300)

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dditional 10% discount for groups of 3 or more !

For conference enquiries , please contact: Ms. Lorraine Tiang

Tel: (65) 6372 2201 or Fax: (65) 6227 1601


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Secure and grow your organisation’s market leadership positioning by becoming one of our prestigious corporate sponsors. Our workshop presents your organisation the unique opportunity to showcase your company’s capabilities, innovations, technology solutions platforms, products and services. Capture the interests and influence the decisions of key industry players through various sponsorship options:

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For sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact Ms. Justina Ang

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The 2009 14th Annual Summit on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Announces Former HHS Secretary Tom Daschle as Keynote Speaker

Monday, May 25th, 2009

New York, NY, May 26, 2009 – IIR, the world’s leading knowledge and skills transfer company, is pleased to announce the former Senator Tom Daschle as keynote speaker of the 14th Annual Summit on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, September 21-23, 2009, Chicago, IL.

One of the most influential men in Washington today, Tom Daschle is a former senator whose lifelong passion and commitment to public service and healthcare reform is undeniable. As Senate majority and minority leader from 1994 2005 and the architect of President Obama’s healthcare plan, he is an outspoken advocate for reform, and a well-connected voice between the healthcare industry and Washington policy-makers. His recent book, Critical: What We Can Do About the Healthcare Crisis, offers exciting new solutions on changing America’s healthcare system which provides the framework for Obama’s plan. Senator Daschle is also actively involved in the Bipartisan Policy Center, with Senators Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, and in both the public and private sector, remains dedicated to finding common ground between conservatives and liberals on the issues that impact us all.

Anne Reel, the Director of IIR’s 14th Annual Medicaid Drug Rebate Summit, says, the pharmaceutical manufacturers are keenly interested in how the current political landscape will change, especially how these changes affect Medicaid reimbursements. Tom Daschle can help the manufacturers understand the new solutions to changing America’s healthcare system and provide the framework for Obama’s Plan. The manufacturers have devoted more internal resources to adapt to new MDRP processes resulting from the DRA and are incurring increased costs due to pending litigations and planning compliance strategies. With insights gathered from our Advisory Board and intensive market research, our annual three-day summit continues to be the top destination for key pharmaceutical manufacturers, state Medicaid professionals, attorneys, experienced consultants, government agency representatives, enforcement agencies, legislative and policy groups.

About the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit

The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit, created and developed by IIR, is the Nation’s largest cross-functional Rebate Program Summit offering CMS representatives explaining implementation strategies for DRA compliance, OIG describing lessons learned from current litigations, updated information by NACDS detailing the AMP litigation, organized dispute resolution meetings facilitated by CMS and more.

 The event is designed for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Managers and Directors working in Medicaid Rebates, Government Affairs and Contracting, Public Policy, Pricing, Finance/Accounting, Sales/Marketing, Legal Counsel, Pharmacy, Accountant, Pharmacy Contracts and Rebates. To learn more about this event, please visit:

 About IIR

IIR is the world’s leading knowledge and skills transfer company with a global network of 47 companies and 112 operating units. Every year, IIR works with 650,000+ business executives providing them with knowledge and skills through training, conferences, seminars, e-Learning, blended solutions, exhibitions, consulting and mentoring. To learn more about IIR, please visit


Featured Conference Venue: Millennium Hotel St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Millenium Hotel, St Louis


Experience the Millennium Hotel St. Louis, located on the banks of the Mississippi River at the heart of the city’s best dining, entertainment and sporting venues. Adjacent to the landmark Gateway Arch, we are within walking distance to major attractions like Busch Stadium, Old Cathedral, Laclede’s Landing and President Casino.

 Our Top of the Riverfront restaurant is St. Louis’s only revolving restaurant, serving contemporary American cuisine 28 stories above the cityscape with memorable 360º views. Martini’s Lobby Lounge offers your pick of over 30 delicious martinis, served before two-story windows with panoramic views of the Gateway Arch.

 Soak in the views from one of our 780 guestrooms and 29 suites, offering amenities such as a fitness center, game room and indoor and outdoor pools. Our Club Rooms feature premium amenities like complimentary breakfast and plush bathrobes.

 For Conference Planners and Organizers here’s good news!!!

 Build Your Best Buy Package* Choose Two Options from Each Column

 Host your Gateway City meeting in the heart of downtown. Millennium Hotel St. Louis offers the city’s best value for legendary service, exquisite catering and unique venues to dazzle attendees.

 Organization Benefits:

  • Waived attrition fee
  • Waived cancellation fee
  • $500 credit, valid at all on-site eateries
  • Complimentary AM or PM break
  • 1 complimentary room per 40 booked rooms
  • Complimentary suite per night for each peak night
  • Complimentary welcome amenities for up to 5 guests
  • Complimentary airport transfers for up to three VIPs in town car
  • 20% off audiovisual services


 Attendee Benefits:

  • 50% off parking for overnight guests
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet in guestrooms
  • Complimentary breakfast for overnight guests (in meeting room or restaurant)
  • $30 voucher to be used for airport transfers
  • 15% discount card at food and beverage outlets

Buy Now and Save Now!*

Book Your Meeting for 2010 and BEYOND

Planning for a 2010 meeting but struggling with the economic woes of today? Select one of our Buy Now and Save Now dates and receive two extras to help stretch your budget.

 Choose Two:

  • 70% attrition clause
  • 50% off the group rate for pre-planning meetings
  • 1 complimentary room per 45 booked rooms
  • 50% off parking for overnight guests
  • 3 complimentary suite upgrades
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in guestrooms

For more details and other exclusive offers, contact the sales team at 314.516.8110 or



Concrete China 2010 to be held in Beijing

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Concrete China 2009

Concrete China 2010/ China International Concrete Technology&Equipment Expo 2010 will take place at China National Convention Center Beijing from March 31th to April 2th 2010 being jointly organized by 9 chinese authoritative professional association specialized in various aspects of concrete industry.

On the sidelines of the expo, a series various professional seminar&focus of concrete industry and training activities will also be arranged in parallel to provide visitors with a high-end and specialized platform of exchanges and cooperation. It is the largest international events featuring raw materials, technologies, equipment and application to cover the entire concrete industry chain.

There were more 150 Exhibitors, 10000 Visitors to Concrete China 2009, thereinto the international participators coming from 23 countries, for example, from Germany, Spain, FinlandGreece, America, LatviaRussiaBrazilMalaysiaIndiaJapan, PakistanSaudi ArabiaSingaporeMongolia etc. Besides, a korean delegation with more 28 korean conrete enterprise, the Embassy of Spain in China, Embassy of Norway in China, Embassy of Sweden in China, and the Office Desarrollo Comercial China-Panama have visited the Concrete China 2009. After the successful opening of Concrete China 2009, Concrete China 2010 will again meet you in Beijing. Planned the exhibition area is 20000 for Concrete China 2010 include the professional area for concrete admixtures, aerated concrete and concrete products at the fair.

India’s Only Eclipse, Independent Summit for The Eclipse Ecosystem: Eclipse India Summit 2009

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Eclipse is no longer open source’s best-kept secret. It has come out of the closet, and how! Now at a crossroad in its evolution, the ecosystem’s footprint is broadening to encompass a larger spectrum of offerings for software developers in areas such as modeling, embedded, mobile, RIA and Ajax, SOA and dynamic languages. The 2009 edition of Eclipse India Summit (ESI), Asia’s first and annual Eclipse-only show, will feature intensive talks on all that developers need to know when using Eclipse-based tools and technologies. The summit will held July 17-18 in Bangalore.

One of the largest user bases for Eclipse in the world, the Indian ecosystem of software/tool developers and technology companies are benefiting from quick time-to-market and standardized user experiences by building their tools using Eclipse technology. Brought to you by Saltmarch Media, producers of the hugely successful Great Indian Developer Summit ( the summit will feature four core tracks that hold relevance, immediacy and impact for the Eclipse ecosystem in India: Product Development Essentials, Modeling Techniques, eDevelopment, and Ganymede Cool & New.

 The summit will feature eight in-depth workshops (3 hours each) catering to the intermediate and advanced levels, 12 focused sessions (1 hour each) and plenary talks from industry leaders. The program covers Rich Client Platform, Rich Ajax Platform, PDE Plug-in Development Environment, Eclipse Communication Framework, Graphical Editing Framework, Model-to-Model Transformation, Embedded RCP, Data Tools Platform, Testing and Profiling Tools Platform, Equinox/OSGI, BIRT, Ganymede Cool & New and more through various interactive discussion formats. High-profile speakers at the summit include Doug Clarke, Ilya Shinkarenko, Anshu Jain, Annamalai Chockalingam, amongst others.

 EIS 2009 will provide a high-quality learning and networking experience, with the most intelligent minds and proactive technology organizations who use Eclipe. The only question now is, can you afford to miss out on your winning advantage? Register now to secure your place at this premier learning, networking and deal-making forum. For participation opportunities contact: Poonam Sharma (Mobile: +91 99020 77327, Telephone: +91 80 4005 1000, e-Mail: For more information, visit the summit home at

Russian Security Industry Celebrates 15th Anniversary of MIPS

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Key players in the security industry in Russia and the CIS gathered in one of Moscow’s largest exhibition venues, Expocentre, to mark the 15th anniversary of the Moscow International Protection and Security Exhibition, MIPS. The event took place on 13-16 April 2009, featuring 315 companies who represented 20 countries, and welcoming 12,800 registered trade visitors, – an increase of 7.5% from 2008.This year, CARDEX the international smart card & IT security exhibition was held alongside MIPS, bringing a new dimension to the exhibition’s product profile. MIPS showcased products and services for major sectors such as CCTV, alarms, access control systems, fire safety, emergency and rescue, and safety at work; whilst CARDEX presented the latest achievements in the fields of plastic production, personalization equipment, software for electronic bank operations and network management, electronic signatures and biometric systems for image recognition.The Best Innovative Product contest generated huge interest at this year’s MIPS. For the first time ever, the winners equipment was listed in the governmental list of recommended products. This means that winning companies have the right to sell direct to equipment installers and end-users, providing a fast route into the Russian market, as they avoid going through lengthy certification procedures.

In addition, the 6th international conference New Demands for Security and Safety of Complex Objects and Transactions was held during MIPS, welcoming approximately 180 delegates, many of whom were government representatives. One of the most popular sessions focused on Russia’s Fire Safety Regulations, which generated central discussions about fire safety regulations in unique, high-rise buildings, complex objects and all aspects of a safe city.

Despite initial concerns that the financial downturn would affect the industry, the exhibitors seemed to have full confidence in the Russian market, as Senior Event Manager, Ilya Sobolev, explains: 78% of exhibitors have already rebooked for 2010 event it’s business as usual for the Russian security industry, despite the hype about the global crisis. This year, there has been a noticeable shift in terms of market players, nevertheless, the event mirrors the industry developments and, once again, has reinforced its status as the largest security trade exhibition for the Russian and the CIS markets.

Next year’s MIPS will take place on 19-22 April 2010, at Expocentre, Moscow, Russia.


Additional Notes:MIPS and CARDEX are organised by ITE Group plc from their London and Moscow offices. The exhibition is part of a large portfolio of events organised by ITE every year in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The winners of The Best Innovative Product were rewarded the following nominations:

  • Security signalling systems
  • Control and access management systems
  • CCTV and surveillance systems
  • Integrated security systems
  • Information publications
  • Fire alarm systems and security

This year’s winners include:

  • Axis Communications
  • Siemens
  • Teko
  • Ravelin
  • Geutebruck Rus
  • C Nord
  • Argus Spektr
  • Bolid
  • Sigma IS

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MiningWorld Central Asia at the heart of Kazakhstan’s mining industry

Monday, May 18th, 2009

ITE Group plc, a leading organizer of international trade exhibitions and conferences, is pleased to announce the 15th edition of MiningWorld Central Asia – the largest event for the mining industry in Central Asia.

About MiningWorld Central Asia:

MiningWorld Central Asia attracts more and more participants every year. In 2008, the event hosted 280 exhibitors from 27 countries, including national group stands from China, Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland and Russia. The event also attracted 5,403 visitors from Kazakhstan and the CIS.

The exhibition covers the entire spectrum of mining products and services, including geology, exploration, excavation, surface mining, extraction and processing, materials handling, safety, transportation and logistics, and many more.

Co-located events:

MiningWorld Central Asia Conference will be taking place on 16-17 September 2009.

Please see the Program for the MiningWorld Central Asia Conference.

Kazcomak – the 6th international heavy construction & machinery exhibition for Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Both exhibitions benefit from dedicated and joint promotion, which maximises visitor numbers.

For more information about Kazcomak, please visit

About the Kazakhstan’s mining industry:

Kazakhstan’s mining industry is currently valued at over US$3 billion and contributes nearly 30% of the country’s export earning and 19% of all production.

A number of deposits are being extracted in Kazakhstan including 29 non-ferrous metals, three ferrous metals, two precious metals and 84 industrial minerals. The country has an estimated 17 billion tonnes of iron ore deposits, the second largest reserves of manganese ore in the world at 600 million tonnes, and 45% of the former Soviet Union’s uranium reserves.

The mining industry in Kazakhstan continues to develop rapidly and mining companies are keen to increase their output by investing in new technologies. This, coupled with the huge reserves available in the country, is making it an extremely attractive prospect for investment.

Contact us:

For more information about MiningWorld Central Asia 2009 or to book a stand, please contact:

Anna Aleinikova

T: +44 20 7596 5186

F: +44 20 7596 5096

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