Frequently asked questions
What is ARPEL Conference?
It is a regional forum for dialogue in the sector of oil, gas, biofuels and other renewable energies, its value chain and its stakeholders, focusing on sustainable energy development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is its second edition and it is focused on the business environment and corporate dynamics; economic and operational sustainability; environmental, social and occupational sustainability; and transversal issues of corporate management.
Why should I attend this event?
Because it is a unique opportunity for stakeholders of the oil sector linked to Latin America and the Caribbean to meet, both as regards issues related to upstream, downstream, gas and energy, biofuels and other renewable energies, and all those issues related to the management of energy companies. There will be keynote addresses, plenary sessions and strategic sessions covering a wide range of topics of interest to the industry with the participation of top international exhibitors.
Where and when will it be held?
As in 2011, it will be held in Punta del Este. It will run from April 9 to April 11, 2013.
Who organizes the conference?
The event is organized by the Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL). The association was founded in 1965 by a group of national oil companies in Latin America with a primary focus on mutual assistance. Later, the geographical coverage was expanded to include the Caribbean. In 1990, membership was opened for international oil and gas companies operating in the region, and in 2010 extended to include companies providing goods and services to the value chain of the industry.
Today, ARPEL gathers a wide group of companies and institutions of the oil, gas and biofuels sector, representing over 90% of the upstream and downstream operations in the region. The main purpose of ARPEL is to promote industry integration and sustainable energy development in the region through its representation, activities and services.
Are networking services offered?
ARPEL 2011 Regional Conference gathers more than 600 representatives from leading companies of the sector of oil, gas, biofuels and other renewable energies, its value chain and its stakeholders. The event has a busy schedule of more than 30 working sessions, seminars and exhibitions, led by major opinion leaders and regional and international keynote speakers.
This Conference, which is held every two years, is a unique event of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean. For this reason, although the agenda has been prepared according to the most important issues in the industry, providing spaces out of it is also key, so that participants can build their own work schedule and use networking according to their best interests.
You may start making new contacts, even before the start of the conference, from a secure and reliable platform.
What is the registration cost? Are there any discounts?
There are three types of fees for the following groups:
• ARPEL members
• Members of institutes and chambers of commerce (IAPG, IBP, CBH and IEHA) and
There are also discounts for early payment.
Have agreements been made with airlines?
The organization has been striving to reach agreements that offer the best preferential rates on all major airlines flying from Latin America and the Caribbean to Uruguay for conference participants. We will shortly provide more information about this option.
Have agreements been made with hotels?
Yes, there are agreements with hotels and we invite you to see the proposals offered
Is there a program for accompanying persons?
Yes, the conference provides an interesting program of tourism and leisure activities for accompanying persons.